Veterans Health Care

Veterans Health Care May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY CAROL BAKER, CHAIR The Veterans Health Care Committee met on April 13 during the Board of Directors quarterly meeting. Committee meetings are open to all VVA members and are held on Friday evenings from…

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Veterans Health Council Statement before FDA Committee

March 27, 2018

Maureen Elias, Assistant Director, Veterans Health Council: My Personal Story to the FDA on Accidental Addiction.  Good afternoon. Thank you for allowing me time to share my personal story about opioids with you.

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Chapter 17 Las Vegas Nevada

Chapter 17 Donating Wheelchairs

January 16, 2018

VVA Chapter 17 is donating its surplus of wheelchairs and other assistive items to Las Vegas, Nevada-area veterans in need.  (more…)

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Chapter 885 Assists with Camp Lejeune Claims

Chapter 885 Assists with Camp Lejeune Claims

July 3, 2017

Chapter 885 of Wilmington, NC is assisting people who have gotten ill from contaminated water at Camp Lejeune with applying for their benefits.  (more…)

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Chapter 693

Chapter 693 Takes VA Patients to Hockey Game

June 16, 2017

Members of Geneva, IL, Chapter 693 recently took a group of veterans from the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital to a Chicago Steel Hockey Game in Geneva.  (more…)

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VVAVet Medical Advances

Medical Advances from the Vietnam War

April 18, 2017

Injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars can give credit to the medical personnel of earlier wars, including the Vietnam War, for their care and recovery. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other staff advanced medical…

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Doctor and Military

Chapter 890 Fundraises for Dental Health

February 13, 2017

Recently, Chapter 890 and several other veteran service organizations raised money through a golf scramble in Sandpoint, ID. A fourth of the gold scramble’s proceeds were donated to Kaniksu Dental Health, which serves veterans who…

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The liver

Chapter 607 Spreads Education and Awareness on Hepatitis C

July 26, 2016

In early July, Chapter 607 held a meeting on educating Vietnam veterans about hepatitis C in Montgomery, AL . It is estimated that over 80, 000 Vietnam veterans have the disease and are unaware of…

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Handshake

Chapter 392 Helps Veterans Get Health Care

July 12, 2016

Portland, Oregon, Chapter 392 is part of a new local veterans group coalition, the American Military Veterans Outreach Organization. Led by Iraq War veteran Tina Kennedy, the group provides outreach to veterans who are not…

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Dan Gannon stands near the Iowa Vietnam War Monument where he helped place a plaque honoring soldiers who returned from war but died as a result of their service. Michael Zamora/The Register

Agent Orange Symposium and Veterans Memorial Honors the Forgotten

April 28, 2016

Dan Gannon, a Vietnam veteran who has triumphed in the battlefields of PTSD, is now fighting to bring honor to Iowa soldiers who have died from injuries and illnesses related to their service.  Veterans who…

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