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President Obama Aims to End Harmful Sequestration Cuts

Fri. January 30, 2015

obama-best-624President Obama will put forth a budget on Monday that calls for an end to the forced defense and domestic spending cuts known as sequestration, according to multiple media reports.

VA reaches historic breakthrough agreement for LA’s homeless Veterans

Thu. January 29, 2015

VA Secretary Bob McDonald and attorneys representing homeless veterans in Los Angeles announced an agreement that dedicates  the West Los Angeles VA campus to serving veterans in need, and commits the department to design a plan to help end homelessness among veterans in Los Angeles County.  The agreement is an important step forward in carrying out President Obama’s commitment that no veteran should live on the streets, or forego necessary medical and psychological services.

The National Preparedness Community

Thu. January 29, 2015

Here is a summary of the recent activity in the group.

New App: Exposure Ed for Providers

Thu. January 29, 2015

VA has launched a new app, Exposure Ed, to help providers better address Veterans’ questions about the health effects of military exposures and available programs and benefits.

Add free NIH info to your website

Thu. January 29, 2015

Do you have a website for older adults?

The National Institute on Aging at NIH now offers a new, free tool. Use it to get credible, relevant health information for your website. You don’t have to write your own material or worry about updating it. The information—based on the latest scientific findings—will update automatically.

What is hypothermia?

Thu. January 29, 2015

If you are like most people, you feel cold every now and then during the winter. What you may not know is that just being really cold can make you very sick.

Older adults can lose body heat fast—faster than when they were young. A big chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an older person even knows what’s happening. Doctors call this serious problem hypothermia (hi-po-ther-mee-uh).

Private sector services and the care economy, key engines of job creation

Wed. January 28, 2015

Ilo reports points to accelerating job growth in private sector services over the next 5 years and an increasing higher-skilled workers.