New Mexico VA Health Care System

New Mexico VA Health Care System The New Mexico VA Health Care System was established in 1932 to provide for the health care needs of Veterans. Find more details of our services at our Web site at http://www.albuquerque.va.gov/.You also can follow us on Twitter @VANewMexico
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07/17/2020
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

One of the best things we can do for our health is to allot time to rest and relax. Regular periods of relaxation decreases our heart rate and blood pressure, improves our sleep, helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, reduces stress hormones, improves our concentration and mood, and so much more. Watch video here: https://www.facebook.com/VeteransAffairs/videos/2649153715332647/

#LiveWholeHealth

One of the best things we can do for our health is to allot time to rest and relax. Regular periods of relaxation decrease our heart rate and blood pressure, improve our sleep, help maintain normal blood sugar levels, reduce stress hormones, improve our concentration and mood, and so much more.
Do you have time for rest and relaxation, but instead spend that time on other things? Consider keeping a log of where you spend your time each day: write down how much time you spend working, watching television, surfing the internet, and so on. I bet you’ll find 5-10 minutes in the day when you could practice mindful breathing, visual imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, or any other restful practice that interests you. If you do this on a regular basis, you will begin to see some health benefits. And you don’t even have to tell anyone you are resting and relaxing if you don’t want to!
We invite you to spend five minutes with Dr. Tracy Gaudet as she guides us through a 5-minute Mental Muscle Relaxation exercise.

Over half our nation’s Veterans are over 65. VA’s Geriatric and Extended Care website has been refreshed and updated. It...
07/17/2020
Helping older Veterans stay safe and healthy - VAntage Point

Over half our nation’s Veterans are over 65. VA’s Geriatric and Extended Care website has been refreshed and updated. It is a one-stop resource for Veterans and their caregivers. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2ClQ15c

#VAVAntangePoint

Over half our nation’s Veterans are over 65. VA’s Geriatric and Extended Care website is a one-stop resource for Veterans and their caregivers.

Wear it for them. Face coverings are required when coming to the facility. Safety is our Mission.
07/17/2020

Wear it for them. Face coverings are required when coming to the facility. Safety is our Mission.

COVID testing, food distribution and back to school supplies drive through event. July 24 from 0900 - 1200. Register for...
07/16/2020

COVID testing, food distribution and back to school supplies drive through event. July 24 from 0900 - 1200. Register for the COVID testing by calling 505-944-2578 or 505-262-6588. Also @ 5608 Zuni, FREE COVID testing every Tues, Thurs, and Sat from 5-7p.m.

From banking information and email passwords to photos of memorable holidays and life events, our electronic devices sto...
07/16/2020
Securing your data: Give your devices a privacy checkup - VAntage Point

From banking information and email passwords to photos of memorable holidays and life events, our electronic devices store (and in some cases share) many pieces of valuable and sensitive data. Not sure if the information on your devices is as safe and secure as you’d like it to be? VA's Privacy Service recommends giving your devices a privacy checkup. https://bit.ly/3h1NhbV

#PrivacyCheckup

Not sure if the information on your device is safe and secure? VA's Privacy Service recommends giving your devices a privacy checkup.

On this date back in 1945, the world's first successful nuclear explosion took place, when a plutonium implosion device ...
07/16/2020

On this date back in 1945, the world's first successful nuclear explosion took place, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 130 miles south of Albuquerque, NM on the barren plains of the Alamogordo Bombing Range, also known as the Trinity Site.

#FirstAtomicBombTest

Going to school after serving in the military provides opportunities to Veterans. But sometimes, it can also bring chall...
07/15/2020
VA College Toolkit: Info for Veterans

Going to school after serving in the military provides opportunities to Veterans. But sometimes, it can also bring challenges. Explore this page to find resources for student Veterans: https://bit.ly/3j2phHD

#GIBill

Welcome to the VA College Toolkit

Happy 106th Birthday to WWII and Pearl Harbor Veteran, Mr. David Bassey! Mr. Bassey was honored today at the Paloma Land...
07/15/2020

Happy 106th Birthday to WWII and Pearl Harbor Veteran, Mr. David Bassey! Mr. Bassey was honored today at the Paloma Landing Retirement Complex with a vehicular parade, a challenge coin presentation and a honorary birthday card. NMDVS Cabinet Secretary, Judy Griego and NMVAHCS Director, Andrew Welch were on hand for this very special milestone event! We salute you, Mr. Bassey!
https://bit.ly/3fCdQUU (courtesy KRQE)
https://bit.ly/3ewIyxv (courtesy ABQ Journal)

Veterans Help VA Fight COVID-19 Text: VA is a leader in medical research that helps Veterans and all Americans. We're al...
07/14/2020
Veterans help VA fight COVID-19 - VAntage Point

Veterans Help VA Fight COVID-19

Text: VA is a leader in medical research that helps Veterans and all Americans. We're also part of the national research effort to find treatments for COVID-19. Read more here: https://bit.ly/3iXS5B1

#Veterans

VA is a leader in medical research that helps Veterans and all Americans and is also part of the national research effort to find treatments for COVID-19.

Mental health treatment can be complicated, and adjustments are often needed to make it as effective as possible. VA enc...
07/14/2020
VA enhances mental health treatment with measurement based care - VAntage Point

Mental health treatment can be complicated, and adjustments are often needed to make it as effective as possible. VA encourages the Veteran and provider to work together to better meet the patient’s needs. Learn more: https://bit.ly/32gEsqC

#VAMentalHealth

Measurement-based care transforms the way VA delivers mental health care. VA enhances mental health treatment by encouraging patient-provider dialogue.

July is Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. During this month we want to remind everyone that some herbs an...
07/14/2020

July is Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. During this month we want to remind everyone that some herbs and drugs can interact in harmful ways. If you’re taking medicine, talk to your health care provider before using in combination with herbal products.

#HerbalPrescriptionInteractionMonth

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
07/14/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger partner to support Veteran food security https://bit.ly/2CuCDLY

Tai Chi is a form of gentle movement that can improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance and stress relief. It involv...
07/13/2020
Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #35 - Tai chi - VAntage Point

Tai Chi is a form of gentle movement that can improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance and stress relief. It involves the coordination of breath, posture, awareness, visualization and focused movements. https://bit.ly/3fuzNp3

#VeteransFitness

Tai Chi is a form of gentle movement that can improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and stress relief using breath, posture, and focused movements.

Good posture and body movements are the keyways to protect your back and neck and to prevent injury. Learn more about pr...
07/13/2020
Protecting Your Back & Neck

Good posture and body movements are the keyways to protect your back and neck and to prevent injury. Learn more about protecting your back and neck: https://bit.ly/2DvBdkX

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental health is critical to your well-being. VA mental health ...
07/13/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental health is critical to your well-being. VA mental health treatment is available in person and through Telehealth sessions. Learn more here: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

#NationalMinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

The safety guidelines caused by the coronavirus can be frustrating. It's not always easy conducting VA business online w...
07/12/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

The safety guidelines caused by the coronavirus can be frustrating. It's not always easy conducting VA business online when you're used to a more personal touch. We're still here for you, both in person, allowing for safety measures, and online. https://bit.ly/3iSyuC2

#COVID19

#VeteransNutrition

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Trying to eat less fat? You may need to learn some new ways to cook. But that doesn't mean you have to eat bland, boring...
07/12/2020
Low-Fat Cooking Tips

Trying to eat less fat? You may need to learn some new ways to cook. But that doesn't mean you have to eat bland, boring food — or take more time in the kitchen. Here are some tips for cooking and seasoning foods with less fat: https://bit.ly/3ftgJak

#VeteransNutrition

Cooking with less fat may mean learning some new ways to cook. But it doesn’t mean eating bland, boring food. And it doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen. There are lots of ways to cook and season foods using less fat.

This summer, encourage a Veteran you love to go tobacco-free, and show support with positive texts, emails, or phone cal...
07/11/2020

This summer, encourage a Veteran you love to go tobacco-free, and show support with positive texts, emails, or phone calls. You can start by sharing some of the many mental and physical health benefits that come with saying good riddance to tobacco: https://bit.ly/2ZVsT5v

For generations, women have answered the call to serve in the U.S. military with courage, loyalty and pride. Today, wome...
07/11/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

For generations, women have answered the call to serve in the U.S. military with courage, loyalty and pride. Today, women serve as pilots, commanders, doctors, munitions specialists and more, and continue to make vital contributions to our country. Use the VA health care benefits and services you have earned: https://bit.ly/2W90o3f

#WomenVets

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

Help Heal Veterans donates craft kits to VA hospitals to help provide activities for Veterans who are alone. Read more h...
07/11/2020

Help Heal Veterans donates craft kits to VA hospitals to help provide activities for Veterans who are alone. Read more here: https://bit.ly/325EpxK

#VeteransCreativity

Water – Drink it up! During these hot summer months and year-round, we need to keep hydrated. Lack of water can cause sy...
07/10/2020
www.move.va.gov

Water – Drink it up! During these hot summer months and year-round, we need to keep hydrated. Lack of water can cause symptoms such as headaches, dry skin and muscle cramps. Read more here:https://www.move.va.gov/docs/NewHandouts/Nutrition/N31_WaterDrinkUp.pdf

Trying to eat less fat? You may need to learn some new ways to cook. But that doesn't mean you have to eat bland, boring...
07/10/2020
Low-Fat Cooking Tips

Trying to eat less fat? You may need to learn some new ways to cook. But that doesn't mean you have to eat bland, boring food — or take more time in the kitchen. Here are some tips for cooking and seasoning foods with less fat: https://bit.ly/3ftgJak

#VeteransNutrition

Cooking with less fat may mean learning some new ways to cook. But it doesn’t mean eating bland, boring food. And it doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen. There are lots of ways to cook and season foods using less fat.

As the heat rises on the thermometer, be aware of the signs of heat-related illness. Do you know what to look for and wh...
07/10/2020
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness | Natural Disasters and Severe Weather | CDC

As the heat rises on the thermometer, be aware of the signs of heat-related illness. Do you know what to look for and what to do? Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
07/10/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

VA offers debt relief to Veterans through year’s end. Read more. https://bit.ly/3gDsOds

Having trouble sleeping? Here are a few tips that may help.
07/09/2020

Having trouble sleeping? Here are a few tips that may help.

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Has anyone ever had Spine or Chest Cavity surgery at This VA?
I had a dental appointment this morning. For 10 minutes I tried to park I was tailgated yelled at middle finger thrown at and generally felt like I was in a toilet of disrespect and angst. I canceled my appointment cuz this is the second time I can't find parking. Maybe that's the way the VA eliminates part of their what they call us issues or problems?
Congratulations VA! The story of the dog visiting his owner was the best thing ever. Great care of a man who gave so much and an easing of some of his pain. I am so proud of the Albuquerque VA system.
Sad that our VA will not allow raising of funds for our veterans to help pay costs to attend the Veteran Golden Age Games from donations on campus, like so MANY other VA medical centers do for their veteran athletes? our athletes have nothing to do with the CFC.
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Pamela Mayberry works as the transportation manager at the ABQ VA, she has refused to provide transpiration for my grandfather that lives in the rural NM area. I live all the way in South Carolina. I can't come down to NM to take my grandfather to his appointments. What a way to treat an old man that fought to this country and for her freedom.