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Hats Off to a Great Idea

In this time of genius marketing wizards trying to capitalize on every square inch to attract eyeballs, Madison VA’s Geoff Mongiat may have brought a prideful tear to their eyes.

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Whole Health: What is mindfulness?

If you have ever thought something like, “I couldn’t practice mindfulness, my mind doesn’t stop racing!” You are not alone, and you can practice mindfulness. It’s all about coming into the present moment, whatever is happening, and learning how you can practice this technique.

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Women Veteran Peer Support Gets Social

Did you know there are the Peer Supported Women Veteran Socials? Why socials? When are they? Where are they?

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YOU are welcome here! Harassment is not.

Harassing behaviors are unacceptable and are not tolerated at the Madison VA. We want to provide an inviting environment for all who served and their loved ones.

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September is Eligibility & Enrollment Month!

Are you eligible for VA Care? Have you enrolled in VA Health Care? Do you know where to go for this information?

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Supporting our Women Veterans and their reproductive needs

The VA offers a wide range of contraceptive options to choose from to meet our patients unique needs and reproductive goals.

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Chronic Pain: How the VA Can Help

Did you know that acute and chronic pain is the number one reported problem by female active-duty service members and veterans? Whole Health is now offering the Empower Program for Chronic Pain Self-Management.

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will have breast cancer during her lifetime. Almost everyone will know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. The good news is that improvements in early detection and treatment have increased breast cancer survival rates.

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Making History: Wisconsin’s First All-female Honor Flight

Of the 88 women veterans aboard Badger Honor Flight's 41st mission on May 14th 2022, 84 were Vietnam-era veterans and one was a World War II veteran. For the first time, the organization flew a group of mostly women veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in honor of their service.

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She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans

For podcast fans, there is a VA podcast that is dedicated to recognizing of the unique needs of women Veterans. She Wears the Boots, a podcast from the Veterans Health Administration Office of Women’s Health, offers veterans resources and services in the VA that can foster resiliency and health.

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