VA Researcher Improves Rural Care

March 25, 2017

Dr. Michael Ohl of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Iowa City VA Health Care System is creating a model titled Telehealth Collaborative Care to improve the quality of care for Veterans who live far from specialty clinics. Telehealth Collaborative Care uses videoconferencing to connect rural veterans with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with VA specialists. Approximately 18 percent of the 26,000 veterans under VA care…

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March 31 – April 2, 2017, Healing of Memories Workshops for Spouses and Significant Others

March 24, 2017

March 31 – April 2, 2017 Healing of Memories Workshop for Spouses and Significant Others of Veterans Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale AZ Dear Beloved Veterans, Family Members and Veteran Supporters, There are 3 different Healing of Memory weekend workshops being offered in Phoenix area over the next 6 weeks.  All are FREE and include 2 nights lodging, meals and the program. The first two have a specific…

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Nonprofit Offers Opportunity for Vets to Overcome Stress

March 22, 2017

Saratoga WarHorse Foundation is a nonprofit organization offering a three-day experience that helps veterans struggling to adjust to life after military service. Saratoga War Horse helps veterans suffering from the stresses of war by connecting them with horses. During the program, veterans spend time with off-the-track thoroughbred horses, and by utilizing the silent language of the horse, a mutual trust and bond is established that…

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Resolving Trauma and Stress Disorders

March 22, 2017

Service members and veterans are finding relief from their PTSD symptoms through an approach called Somatic Experiencing®. SE is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices, and medical biophysics, together with over 45 years of…

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The Key to Proper Tax Planning

March 22, 2017

Understanding your taxes is key to having an accurate spending plan, or budget. If you’re getting a big refund or paying a big bill, you’re not attributing the right amount to taxes each month. Depending on how much money is involved, this can represent a significant portion of your monthly income and expenses. Read the full article on The Paycheck Chronicles blog.

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Visit the Daisy Mountain Veterans Table During Anthem Days – Anthem AZ – March 25 and 26, 2017

March 22, 2017

March 25 & 26, 2017 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days Anthem Community Park 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Anthem residents and visitors from across the Valley enjoy perfect weather and the premier showcase of the community. This free, family-friendly event includes a business expo (an Anthem Days signature highlight that showcases the business community and its products and services), craft vendors, egg hunt, carnival, food vendors…

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VA Medication Copayment Changes

March 20, 2017

Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning co-payments charged to veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions. The new tiered co-payment structure will decrease the costs of outpatient medications for most veterans. Under the new regulation, co-payment amounts would be fixed and would only vary depending upon the class of outpatient…

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Making Charitable Contributions

March 18, 2017

There are several ways to make charitable donations. (1) Writing a check to what the IRS considers a qualified organization is probably the easiest way to give. The tax benefits are immediate; (2) giving appreciated assets directly to the charitable organization helps you to avoid capital gains on their sale; (3) naming charitable organizations as beneficiaries on your insurance policies, individual retirement accounts (IRA) or…

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Army Warns Against Scammers

March 16, 2017

With Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) is anticipating an increase in ‘romance scam’ reports. The scam involves an online scammer tricking a victim into believing he or she is ‘in a relationship’ with an American Soldier and then hustling the victim out of his or her money. These perpetrators are definitely not American Soldiers, but they are very familiar…

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