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Inspirational chalk messageOTs chalk up inspirational messages
To mark Occupational Therapy Month, occupational therapists at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center offered inspirational messages in chalk on the sidewalks surrounding the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.
IMHAC teamUrgent care for your mental health
Urgent care isn't just for broken bones, high fevers and other physical pain. The Immediate Mental Health Access Clinic at the Milwaukee VA stands ready to help Vets with urgent mental health needs.
Dentists conduct an oral cancer screeningVA dentists put spotlight on oral cancer
Oral cancer is difficult to detect, and its effects can be devastating. Dentists at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center are hosting a virtual event April 27 to raise awareness of oral cancer.
Vietnam Veterans DayMilwaukee VA marks Vietnam Veterans Day
The Milwaukee VA marked Vietnam Veterans Day with a ceremony March 25. The holiday officially takes place on March 29, which was the date in 1973 when the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, disestablished.
suffrage womenWisconsin and suffrage: The real story
While Wisconsin is lauded as the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment giving women the vote, retired history professor Genevieve McBride says the state's history regarding women's suffrage is far from progressive.
Pintar investigates crash test dummyCrash tests yield valuable safety data
Recent tests on the Milwaukee VA grounds are giving researchers insight into the effect of reclined seats in car crashes. Experts believe people riding in reclined positions will become more prevalent in coming years.
VEText notificationVets: Let us know if you got your COVID shot
Enrolled Veterans who have gotten the COVID vaccine outside of VA should contact their primary care team at Milwaukee VA and let us know. That helps us better allocate resources so we can reach Vets who need the shot.
Healthy foods, diet trackerDietitians deliver despite COVID restrictions
Restrictions brought on by the COVID pandemic hampered many Veterans working to improve their diet and maintain healthy weight. But dietitians at the Milwaukee VA stepped to help Vets drop "COVID pounds" and eat healthy.
Veterans getting vaccinated at COVID clinicMilwaukee VA expands visitation policy
The Milwaukee VA is expanding its visitor policy and allowing most inpatient Veterans one visitor. Different rules apply for the Community Living Center and Spinal Cord Injury Center.
Bert Berger and Dan ButterySuicide prevention task force to present at summit
A task force charged with reducing the number of suicides by Veterans is making connections and reaching out to Veterans in southeastern Wisconsin, and its efforts will be highlighted during an upcoming summit.

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