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National Blood Donor Month: Turn your day around by giving blood this January

January 3rd, 2022|

With the start of a new year, you, your friends, and family can make a big difference by pledging to give blood twice in 2022 to help save lives and in the process — you can turn your day around through this simple, essential, and lifesaving act.

VA to lead new national initiative to improve effectiveness of pre-clinical brain research

December 15th, 2021|

The initiative is called the Interagency Resource Coordinating Center for Preclinical TBI Research (IRCC). It will focus on making the most of federal investments in pre-clinical TBI, with scientists working together to identify the preclinical models that best represent TBI in humans and sharing data in more uniform ways.

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Researchers carry out the first head-to-head comparison of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

December 6th, 2021|

However, the Moderna vaccine was found to offer an increased level of protection, including a 21% lower risk of documented infection and 41% lower risk of hospitalization, according to the research team, whose findings were published on December 1, 2021, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Veterans Day extra special for new U.S. citizens

November 10th, 2021|

Veterans Day 2021 will be extra special for 12 military members, who will celebrate it as U.S. citizens for the first time following a ceremony Nov. 9 at U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services headquarters in Maryland. The service members were from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, hailing from 10 different countries.

Public can approach Tomb, see Native American Honor Guard

November 1st, 2021|

The public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021. The flower ceremony will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 9 with representatives from the Crow Nation placing flowers at the Tomb. They will recite a prayer in honor of Chief Plenty Coups, who served as a scout for the U.S. Army.

Caregivers have been overlooked, those days are over, VA secretary says

October 29th, 2021|

Caregivers have been overlooked by VA over the years, but those days are over, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Oct. 29. Speaking at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Sixth Annual National Convening, McDonough said one of VA’s most important jobs is to support caregivers.

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