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2011-10-03 12:00:00

Alpha®, a national Veterans Disability Advocacy group, hosted a Hire Our Veterans Symposium at Alpha National Headquarters, Shelton, Connecticut on September 26, 2011. Connecticut state leaders, including State Senator Carlo Leone, Senate Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, were among distinguished speakers at the Alpha Hire Our Veterans Symposium organized and hosted by Alpha for private-sector employers. Shelton, Conn. (PRWEB) October 03, 2011...

2011-08-02 12:27:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inogen, the nationally-accredited home healthcare provider and manufacturer of the award-winning Inogen One oxygen concentrator, has secured a federal supply contract to offer their portable oxygen therapy systems to federal agencies and patients served by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This schedule contract to supply medical equipment and related accessories to the VA and all other federal government agencies allows the...

2011-06-07 07:15:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been awarded a contract to provide instructional system design services to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Acquisition Academy (VAAA), Contracting Professional School. The project will employ CTC's expertise in Learning and Human Performance. As part of this contract, CTC will design and develop a Medical Sharing Contracting course that will be used to support the VAAA mission to train federal...

2011-06-02 13:42:00

Dr. Rory Cooper; former State Adjutant General Gerald Sajer Honored HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs today inducted two new members into its the Hall of Fame, recognizing their exceptional service to veterans, the military and the nation. Honored today were Dr. Rory Cooper, director of Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, U.S. Department of Veterans...

2011-05-11 00:00:28

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Easter Seals formally announced a partnership to provide comprehensive Caregiver Training to Family Caregivers of eligible post-9/11 Veterans as authorized by the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. Washington (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Easter Seals formally announced a partnership to provide comprehensive Caregiver Training to Family Caregivers of eligible post-9/11 Veterans as...

2011-05-03 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is celebrating exceptional care for Veterans this week, May 2 - 6 as part of the nationally recognized Research Week. This year's theme, "Discovery and Collaboration for Exceptional Health Care," celebrates two crucial elements of VA research: dedicated follow-through on important research findings to optimize medical therapies for Veterans and others; and vital research and care collaborations between VA and...

2011-04-28 11:43:00

Legal education organization to provide pro bono program to help qualify attorneys to represent veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 6, 2011 Practising Law Institute (PLI), the nation's largest producer of continuing legal education, in collaboration with The State Bar of California and Swords to Plowshares, will present Advocating for Veterans - the Basics on Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Cultural...

2011-04-28 09:11:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Country Singer and Veteran Stephen Cochran, VA Researchers and Special Guests Converge for 2011 VA Research Forum Event in Washington DC The Department of Veterans Affairs has designated May 2 - 6, 2011 as Research Week. This year's theme, "Discovery and Collaboration for Exceptional Health Care," celebrates two crucial elements of VA research: dedicated follow-through on important research findings to optimize medical therapies for Veterans and...

2011-04-05 22:08:28

Death rates after hospitalization for heart failure have dropped for veterans age 80 and older, but rehospitalizations remain frequent, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Results of the study highlight a need to better identify which patients among the oldest are more likely to be rehospitalized not just for heart failure, but for any reason, said Rashmee Shah, M.D., lead author of the study and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of...

2010-10-31 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Group visits, telemedicine, peer counseling, and Internet-based education and case management are among the innovative strategies Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers are studying to increase access to care and improve the health outcomes of Veterans and others with diabetes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/va/46446/ VA researchers are seeking better ways to prevent...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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