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Local Features

Recycling at Milwaukee VATrash for a cause
...26 pallets in the first hour, and when it was all over – 100 pallets totaling 70,000 pounds. “I remember watching the cars start to line up last year, and thought, ‘Oh man, we’re gonna need more pallets!’“
event bulletinChaplain's host LGBT spirituality talk
“I’ve heard a lot through the years from various communities and people who feel disenfranchised with their religion and spirituality,” said The Rev. Scott Orth. “This event is to let everyone know we are here for them.
Gumbo!Comfort in diversity
...By 10:30 a large chunk of the food was already gone. “We did not expect so many, so fast,” said Brenda Burrell, a Mental Health social worker, “I’m already out of gumbo! But the more we get, the better.”
Marvin Pratt18th Annual Salute to African-Americans
This officially kicks off a year-long celebration of the Milwaukee VA’s 150th year of providing care for veterans, and is one of many events leading up to an all-day celebration June 3 on the Milwaukee campus.
Artist Willie Weaver-Bey stands on the rooftop of the Milwaukee VA Medical CenterFrom Prison to Portraits: Painting a New Future
National Veterans Arts winner and VA employee Willie Weaver-Bey spent 40 years in prison where he learned to paint. He'll show 50 of his favorite paintings from his 10,000-plus collection.
Ian and StaceyMore than receiving, a tree for giving
“I am proud of these people. It feels better giving to someone who really needs it. It has brought some wonderful conversation and strategic planning to get the right gift for each kid.”
Podlaski brothersFrom the Bulge, to POW: Close as brothers can be
Podlaski destroyed his Browning machine gun so the Germans could not use it in battle against other Americans or allies. “I left the hillside, dismantled my machine gun and threw the parts away.”
On a boatCamp American Legion: Northwoods hope and healing
“Everyone’s around the campfire. It’s a quiet time and I go back down to that pier with my lit bobber. I put a minnow on that line and just look up at the stars. On a clear night you see Saturn and the Milky Way.
CampfireFocusing on diabetes in upnorth camp
“It’s scary when you first get that diagnosis,” said Steve Leonard, this his first trip to Diabetes Camp. “My wife has had it for two years and on insulin. So I said, ‘I got it, what am I going to do about it?’
SteveIn it together: the highs and lows of diabetes
“It was almost like an AA meeting, where people start sharing their stories and you find out you aren’t alone and there might be some hope,” he said. “But there is no magic wand. I was told you aren’t

From the Veterans Health Administration

Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.

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