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VA dietitian offers three ways to help reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms

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Reduce IBS

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, affects 1 in 5 people in America. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder that can cause various gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating and abdominal pain. If your doctor has talked to you about a possible Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis, there is hope. Nutrition and lifestyle changes can help manage your symptoms. Here are three ways you can keep your gut happy and healthy:

VA improves delivery of specialty rehabilitation and prosthetic services through direct scheduling

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Prosthetic Services

 

Veterans no longer need a referral from their primary care provider

To ensure Veterans receive quicker access to specialty rehabilitation services and equipment, VA recently implemented a rapid response team to expand staffing, training and increase communication with Veterans in order to improve processes necessary to reduce and eliminate the backlog of pending requests for prosthetic items and services.

Affordable Dentures & Implants® Launches Pro Bono Implant Treatment Initiative For U.S. Veterans, Homeless

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Treatment Initiative

 

RALEIGH, NC and PHOENIX, January 9, 2017 – Affordable Dentures & Implants® announced today that it will partner with Brighter Way Dental Institute of Phoenix, Arizona to deliver free dental implant, oral surgery, and prosthetic treatment to hundreds of U.S. military Veterans and homeless citizens. The network of affiliated dental practices expects to contribute about $3.25 million in pro bono implant and prosthetic services in 2017 alone. About 400 volunteers – including affiliated practice owners, dental technicians and other auxiliary staff members – will travel from across the U.S. to Phoenix as part of the effort.

Veterans choice applies to types of treatments, not just access

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Veterans Choice 002

 

In discussing veterans’ health care, one of the most commonly used words is “choice.” Most often, choice is used in the context of allowing veterans to seek care within their community, rather than at a VA facility. However, there are other important aspects of choice that are less discussed, but equally important when it comes to veterans’ health care is the choice of treatment options.

Lung cancer screening saves Veterans lives

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Lung Cancer Screening

 

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is actively pursuing ways to deliver the best in health care for America’s heroes. Providing personalized, proactive, patient-driven care and empowering Veterans to make important health related decisions are at the forefront of the organization’s strategic plan.

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