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Great American Smokeout

For the Great American Smokeout on November 17, explore the many ways VA can make it easier than ever to stop smoking.

Great American Smokeout

My Life, My Story by Dan

What I valued most about my time in the service was the friendships I made; it really was a lot of fun. Some of those friendships continue to this day.

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Help support Veterans in your life and reach out

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we’re reminding Veterans everywhere that they don’t have to solve life’s challenges alone.

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No-cost flu shots in your community for eligible Veterans

It’s time to get a flu shot! Eligible Veterans can get a no-cost flu shot at a community provider in VA’s network.

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Why VA research matters to Rosie, U.S. Navy Veteran

Rosie Glenn, Navy Veteran and law school graduate, loves building her knowledge, sharing what she learns with others and advocating for those around her, especially for the younger members of her family and her fellow Veterans.

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Quit tobacco and enjoy what matters to you

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, consider all the things you can achieve without tobacco.

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My Life, My Story by Dave

"When I met my human Dave, I could tell he was different from the other humans in his pack. He was very weak and clumsy and was in a lot of pain. I decided right then I would be his buddy and always be there to listen and be a friend," Dave's service dog Bailey.

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Philips CPAP, BiLevel PAP and home ventilator recall

Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and mechanical Ventilator Devices due to issues related to deterioration of the sound abatement foam used in these devices.

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Is smokeless tobacco interfering with your goals?

Think about the ways your life could improve if you stopped using smokeless tobacco. Join the Great American Spit Out on February 24 and explore the many tobacco use treatment options available through VA.

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First deep brain stimulator surgery at Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) performed its first deep brain stimulator (DBS) implantation surgery on November 24, 2021, a huge milestone for both Minneapolis VA and the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

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