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  • VA Health and Benefits Mobile App – Six Essential Facts
    Manage your VA appointments, message your providers and learn about all the top reasons to download the VA Health and Benefits Mobile App.
  • Certain Philips Respironics Masks for BiPAP, CPAP Machines Recalled Due to Safety Issue with Magnets That May Affect Certain Medical Devices: FDA Safety Communication
    The recalled masks have magnets (placements shown by black circles in the picture below) and can cause potential injuries or death when use of a recalled mask with magnets interferes with certain implanted metallic medical devices and metallic objects in the body. These potential adverse events can occur in people who use the masks, or in people near a person using the mask. Additionally, the recalled Philips masks may be used with other manufacturers’ BiPAP and CPAP machines. Users of any BiPAP or CPAP machine should check to see whether their mask is one of the recalled Philips masks.
  • National Preparedness Month: Now is the time
    National Preparedness Month occurs each September to raise awareness and strengthen resilience against the effects of disasters and emergencies. This year’s preparedness theme is “A Lasting Legacy – The Life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.”
  • Welcome to the VA Podcast Network
    Learning new things while staying entertained has never been easier for America’s Veterans. The VA Podcasts Network offers a diverse selection of top-quality podcasts made with a Veteran community in mind. Each podcast specializes on a different topic and covers gripping content that no Veteran should want to miss out on. Just click on the podcasts to the right and listen to the wealth of knowledge that awaits to be heard.
  • VA Supports Easing Transition from Active Duty
    The transition out of the military can be exciting and full of possibilities, but it can also come with questions, such as “What do I do now?” and “What will civilian life be like?” Let VA help you find answers as you start this new chapter of your life. Challenges of returning to civilian life While every service member’s transition is unique, it’s common to have some unpleasant experiences at first, such as anxiety, trouble sleeping and difficulty concentrating. Many former service members feel misunderstood, or as if they don’t belong, in civilian life. Other challenges that transitioning service members sometimes face include: Reconnecting with their family members and reestablishing a role in their family; Entering or reentering the workforce; Creating structure and establishing routines; Adjusting to a different pace of life; Explaining military experiences to their civilian friends and acquaintances; Obtaining necessities (food, clothing, housing) for themselves and others; Setting up personal services (doctor and dentist appointments, life insurance coverage
  • Improvements to Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
    VA is making several changes to the registry to expand eligibility and make it easier to use. You are now eligible to participate if you were deployed to one of three new locations: Syria or Uzbekistan since Sept. 11, 2001, or Egypt since August 1990.
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