Veterans' Healthy Living, Summer 2015 - VA New England Healthcare System
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Veterans' Healthy Living, Summer 2015

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Michael F. Mayo-SmithDear Veterans

A Message from the Network Director

Michael F. Mayo-Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Network Director


I hope you are having a safe and happy summer so far in beautiful New England!

Regardless of the season, our Veterans deserve the very best of care— not just for their physical wounds, but also for those we can’t see. So, we included several articles in this issue about programs that help heal Veterans from the inside out.

On page 3, you’ll find an interesting piece about the Veteran Business Owners Initiative, which helps Servicemen and women returning home start or manage their own business. This program is having remarkable success helping many Veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Healing from the inside out is exactly what Dr. John Michael Gaziano describes in the article on page 4, Heart Health: Not a One-and-Done Deal. In his practice, he teaches his patients how to manage their disease; in this issue, he shares his advice about how to have a healthy heart and an overall healthier life.

We also included a special salute to our women Veterans on page 6 by providing information about some of the retreats created just for them—where they can go to bond, heal, or simply have fun!

Finally, we want to reach all Veterans, regardless of where they reside. Page 7 explains how we’re doing that with our Mobile Vet Centers.

Thank you for your service. Now let us serve you!

Michael F. Mayo-Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Network Director

VA Mission: Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.