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VA to Hold Health Fair for Veterans at Lincoln clinic

September 15, 2011

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NEWS RELEASE                                   

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Will Ackerman -- Public Affairs Officer

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

4101 Woolworth Avenue (00P)

Omaha, NE  68105

Office:  (402) 995-4719

Cell:  (402) 332-6780

E-mail:  William.Ackerman@va.gov

Twitter: http://twitter.com/VANWIHCS

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NebrasakIowaVA 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sept. 15, 2011

 

VA to Hold Health Fair for Veterans

 

OMAHA, Neb. -- Veterans are invited to attend a health fair Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Department of Veterans Affairs health care facility in Lincoln, Neb.

The event will be in the auditorium and the Prairie Room on the second floor at 600 S. 70th Street.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System staff will provide information about topics that include dental care, tobacco cessation, aging, living well with chronic diseases, Alzheimer’s, nutrition and wellness, financial planning, and more.

Veterans may also get health screened for glaucoma and vision, blood glucose levels, osteoporosis, colon cancer, body-mass index, and blood pressure.

Veterans will also be eligible for door prizes throughout the health fair.

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System’s mission is to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. VA NWIHCS employees serve more than 167,660 Veterans in Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of Kansas and Missouri. The system includes a tertiary medical center in Omaha and a Community Living Center in Grand Island, Neb.  Community-based outpatient clinics are located in Lincoln, Grand Island, North Platte, Norfolk, and Bellevue, Neb., and Shenandoah, Iowa; and a contract outreach clinic in O’Neill, Neb. For more information, visit http://www.nebraska.va.gov.  

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