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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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My Life, My Story by Clair

"During my service, I saw places I probably never would have been able to visit and I met a lot of good guys from all over the United States."

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University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA begin new chapter in long history with Nursing Collaboratory agreement

Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) and the University of Minnesota celebrated their 75 years of academic affiliation in September with the announcement of a new Collaboratory aimed at improving nursing practice, education and patient outcomes.

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Don’t quit trying

Try quitting with VA support and a new approach.

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Veterans Crisis Line bandana saved my battle buddy’s life

Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business. This is the most important message we can relay to Veterans, friends, family members, loved ones, VA staff and all of those in the community.

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Situation update: Visiting our facilities

We are closely monitoring the events surrounding COVID-19. Safely meeting your health care needs is our top priority.

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