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Warrior to Soul Mate Workshops empower couples through communication, mutual support skills

For the first time since the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, VA Illiana’s Chaplain Service is set to host the Warrior to Soul Mate workshop, an evidence-based program designed to help establish and strengthen relationship bonds for couples.

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Driving Veterans: Why Volunteer?

VA Illiana's 2023 Volunteer Driver Recruitment Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the many reasons to apply for a position driving Veterans.

VA Illiana Music Therapists bring healing, joy to Veterans

On any given day at VA Illiana, a walk through a waiting area means overhearing tales of foreign ports, reunions, and friends who became family. Sharing comes easy to some Veterans, and the sounds of their memories gives clinics, hallways, and community living centers a palpable, patriotic energy.

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Stay nourished and save money

The price tag often associated with eating healthy can sometimes give you sticker shock. In this story, we explore ways to sustain eating habits that are healthy and budget conscious.

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All about the role of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

You may have heard about dietitians on the news or in popular culture, but what can meeting with one do for you? Read on to find out!

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Exploring a plant-based diet

A plant-based diet contains vegetables, beans and legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds. It does not include meat, poultry, wild game, seafood, eggs, dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese) or any other foods that contain these products. Read on to learn about plant-based snacks!

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Healthy and low-cost eating using canned and dry foods

Eating healthy can be low cost and easy. Using canned goods and dry food items from your pantry is an inexpensive way to create healthy dishes. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

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How to grow herbs for cooking

Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow. Growing your own herbs is simple and cost-effective. Just snip off the amount that you need for cooking. Use these tips to get started. Always wash fresh herbs before use.

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