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  • PTSD Committee
    Donation VHC VSF Links Sponsors Membership Membership Brochure Join VVA Renew Your Membership Locate Your Local Chapter Membership Services Benefits Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Who We Are National Committee Members VVA Resolutions Convention Resolutions Resource Sites The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Resource Center American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress Anxiety Disorders Association of America The Deployment Health Clinical Center The Gateway to PTSD International Society for Traumatic Stress studies The Military Family Network National Center for PTSD National Gulf War Resource Center National Mental Health Association Suicide Awareness Voices of Education U S Dept of Health Human Services Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration VVA Sites Veterans Initiative Family Sites AVVA Contact The Committee Chair Dr Tom Hall Meet The National Committee Chair Dr Tom Hall Vice Chair Fr Phil Salois Committee Members Dennis Andras Sandy Miller Joseph Jennings

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/PTSD/ptsd_committee.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA Veteran Initaitive Taskforce
    Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Veterans Initiative Veterans Initiative has moved you will be redirected

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/TaskForce/VI/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA POW/MIA Committee
    Donation VHC VSF Links Sponsors Membership Membership Brochure Join VVA Renew Your Membership Locate Your Local Chapter Membership Services Benefits Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/Resolutions/resolutions_committee.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    VVA Renew Your Membership Locate Your Local Chapter Membership Services Benefits Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/VetsHealth/committee.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    age 40 it is common for a man s prostate gland to enlarge This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH BPH does not indicate or cause prostate cancer A man can have BPH and have no problems at all Or he may have a problem urinating BPH can block the flow of urine from the bladder Sometimes BPH can cause the kidneys to stop working Prostatitis Prostatitis happens when the prostate gland gets inflamed swollen and painful Prostatitis is not cancer It can be an infection caused by bacteria or it can occur for unknown reasons It can be a short one time thing or it can reoccur It can happen in men of any age Prostate cancer Prostate cancer is more common in older men If prostate cancer is found early it may be cured In most men prostate cancer grows very slowly Prostate cancer can cause serious medical problems and sometimes death There are no symptoms with early prostate cancer You must see a doctor or other health care professional regularly to find it How Can You Tell If You Have Prostate Cancer Not all prostate problems cause the same symptoms Some cause no symptoms at all Possible Signs of a Prostate Problem Weak flow of urine Having to urinate more often Having to get up at night to urinate Blood in the urine Trouble starting to urinate Trouble waiting to urinate A urine flow that stops and starts Pain or burning during urination Follow These Important Guidelines If you are over 40 years old have a prostate exam every year If you have symptoms of a prostate problem that does not go away have a prostate exam right away If you get prostate disease ask your doctor about treatment choices Follow your treatment plan exactly For

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/prostate.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Vietnam Veterans & Type II Diabetes
    bring it into your cells With diabetes your body cannot move the sugar from your blood to your cells So you have too much sugar in your blood With type 2 diabetes your body does not make enough insulin to move the sugar into your cells and or has trouble using insulin If left untreated over time serious health problems can develop You can get heart or kidney disease You can damage your eyes nerves and blood vessels You can have sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction But if you find diabetes early and follow your treatment plan you can avoid these serious problems That is why it is so important to see your doctor or other health care professional to get help Having diabetes does not mean you have to stop living well You will have to take care of yourself and your condition You can control diabetes It s up to you Make the effort You will be glad you did You can have better health How Do You Know If You Have Type II Diabetes If you answer yes to any of the questions below talk to your health care professional He or she can check you for diabetes Do you urinate often Are you thirsty most of the time Do you feel weak Are you hungry most of the time Have you lost weight without trying Are you tired most of the time If you think you may have diabetes see your health care professional right away It s important to take care of your diabetes You will have a better chance of not getting other medical problems What Can You Do About It There are many things you can do to control diabetes It s very important to get your diabetes under control Your health

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/typeII_diabetes.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Who We Are National Committee Members vva resolutions Convention Resolutions Resource Sites United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bureau of Justice Statistics

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/VetsIncarcerated/committee.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA Membership Application
    training activities mentioned above Often veterans join together to assist one another with self improvement or therapy goals These demonstrate another function for VSO activism among veterans which is developing leadership skills and civic responsibility These veterans incarcerated are simply advancing these skills in a different setting in the prison communities Some prison administrators though prohibit VVA chapters from forming or meeting because such membership is mistakenly viewed as unacceptable group or gang activity To the contrary anecdotal information indicates that VVA chapters in prisons and programs doing outreach to veterans incarcerated have a rehabilitative effect reducing recidivism following release and even curbing prison violence to a degree VVA s programs for veterans incarcerated do not end when the prisoner is released VVA has carried out projects to assist veterans in transitioning back to a normal life things as basic as obtaining suitable clothing to wear while job searching and assisting with bus transportation to interviews and job sites helping them to apply for and obtain VA benefits if they were unsuccessful while incarcerated making arrangements for voc rehab training or compensated work therapy programs and providing them with counsel and support in day to day existence to avoid recidivism and to avoid homelessness VVA helps some veterans avoid prison and helps others become good productive citizens after they are incarcerated VVA s founding principle is Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another and this basic premise carries through to assisting with the special needs of veterans incarcerated and their transition out of prison A veteran by virtue of his her service to the country deserves such help and support Based upon VVA s philosophy and principles and upon our organization s extensive experience in working with veterans incarcerated we are very reluctant to see Congress precipitously restrict benefits and veteran status to veterans incarcerated These men and women would not be eligible for VA benefits but for their honorable service in the U S military And many would not be in prison but for the aftermath of their military experience For some it is a newfound pride in their military service their involvement in the veterans community and their access to VA benefits which makes rehabilitation possible and minimizes recidivism back to a life of crime VETERANS INCARCERATED COMMITTEE To support VVA s philosophy and principles on a wide range of issues the VVA Constitution establishes a number of key standing committees The Veterans Incarcerated Committee function and purpose is described therein as follows The Veterans Incarcerated Committee shall develop programs of awareness with regard to the special needs of veterans who are presently or formerly incarcerated The Committee shall act as liaison with the State Councils and Chapter Veterans Incarcerated Committees and with members of VVA who are incarcerated The VVA Strategic Plan approved by the VVA Board of Directors in 1996 further defines the Committee s functions and this is detailed in the Committee s mission statement and work plan Mission Statement Provide benefits and

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/VetsIncarcerated/VeteransIncarceratedWhitePaper.html (2016-02-15)
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