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Study offers strong evidenceidence adults need annual immunization

Mpls. VA researcher links flu to heart-failure hospitalizations

Influenza significantly increased the risk of hospitalization for heart failure, according to a study of more than 450,000 adults, which was published in the March 27 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)/Cardiology, and headed by a Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher. Senior author Dr. Orly Vardeny, a clinical pharmacist and researcher at the Minneapolis VA […]

VA and National MS Society join forces to enhance health care services for veterans

As part of the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) efforts to advance and improve the lives of veterans living with multiple sclerosis (MS), the department announced its recent partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The partnership, formalized in March, will continue to build upon VA’s national network of MS clinical services, education and research. VA and the National […]

VFW continues to honor Gulf War veterans

Nearly 30 years later, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States continues to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s Gulf War veterans. April 12 marked the 28th anniversary of the cease fire, and we recognize and thank the men and women who fought and selflessly sacrificed to liberate a nation from tyranny. Often forgotten, the speedy […]

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Passion on the way to purpose


How many times have you heard that phrase “living with purpose and passion?” It has definitely become the buzz phrase for 21st century living. Don’t get me wrong, I encourage my clients to live with purpose and passion, but within that there is so much more to explore and act on. The key to life coaching is understanding that coaching […]

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VA increases contracting with veteran-owned small businesses

Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie recently announced an increase to the department’s goals for contracting with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). For fiscal year (FY) 2019, VA seeks to award at least 15 percent of its total contract dollars to SDVOSBs and at least 17 percent to VOSBs, representing a 5 percent increase […]

VA researcher receives award for contributions in hearing loss

A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher was recently recognized by the American Academy of Audiology for his work in improving the lives of veterans and others affected by hearing loss. Dr. Patrick Feeney was presented the 2019 Jerger Career Award for research in audiology at the American Academy of Audiology’s annual meeting March 29. The Jerger Award is […]

Women Veterans Unite! retreat scheduled May 5 at Giants Ridge

BIWABIK—Women Veterans Unite!, a retreat for women veterans, is scheduled for Friday, May 3, at 6 p.m. – Sunday, May 5, at Giants Ridge Recreation Area, located at 6325 Wynne Creek Dr. in Biwabik. The event will conclude at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Women veterans of all branches and all ages are invited to share unique experiences, connect, discover individual […]

New study finds rising VA employee engagement keyk to success

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) recently received high marks from an independent March 25 study showing a significant relationship between employee engagement and work performance by VA medical center staff. The rankings reveal engaged … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

VA partners with Objective Zero Foundation to help connect veterans to more resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently partnered with the nonprofit Objective Zero Foundation to aid in connecting veterans with suicide prevention support and resources. The partnership, formalized on Dec. 3, 2018 provides a shared go… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA offers $15 million in grant funding to support adaptive sports for disabled vets

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the availability of up to approximately $15 million in grants for community organizations that provide adaptive sports, including therapeutic recreational opportunities for disabled vete… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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