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Minneapolis VA Health Care System top stories.

My Life, My Story by Todd

"My first step was one inch. It was one step to one more step."

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The VALUE of physiatry

Like many medical students, Kersten Schwanz, MD, had multiple areas of medical specialty she could choose for her career. Many specialties interested her, but the one thing this former college athlete knew was she wanted to work with athletes.

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Challenging advanced dementia patients often need a BRO

VA’s Behavioral Recovery Outreach teams work to reduce distress behaviors in Veterans with dementia.

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Adaptive scuba – the closest thing to flying

Alexander Senk, MD, Acting Director, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder, first came to the Minneapolis VA Health Care System as a physician resident where he worked on the spinal cord injury unit and the polytrauma center.

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PACT Act Benefits Open House

Join us for an important Veteran Open House where we’ll provide an overview of the PACT Act.

PACT Act Open House

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.

NCP Flu 1 visit, 2 vaccines

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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