Chicago VA Medical Center

Chicago VA Medical Center Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Mission: Honor America's veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being.
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http://www.chicago.va.gov/ The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago VA Medical Center) provides Veterans with one of the finest and most extensive health care systems in the country. With over 100 specialty outpatient clinics delivering care at five sites throughout the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, approximately 62,000 enrolled Veterans trust our medical center for their health care needs.

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

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#JBVATips Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to keep your joints healthy. Regular ac...
03/03/2021

#JBVATips Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to keep your joints healthy. Regular activity helps keep the muscles around your joints strong and working the way they should.
Even people who already have arthritis can benefit from regular physical activity, which will help reduce pain and keep the joints working well. In addition:
• When exercising or playing sports, be sure to wear the proper protective equipment to avoid injuring your joints.
• Remember that injuries to your knee early in life can lead to osteoarthritis later on, so be sure to wear protective pads and shoes that fit well.
• It’s also important to warm up and stretch before exercise.
If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor or a physical therapist to find out what kinds of activities are right for you.

Happy Saturday! The benefits of mindful eating include better weight loss, less hunger, better diabetes management, incr...
02/27/2021

Happy Saturday! The benefits of mindful eating include better weight loss, less hunger, better diabetes management, increased self-confidence to lose weight, less binge eating, and improved mood. #JBVATips
To begin reaping the benefits of mindful eating add any of the following to your daily routine:
1. Chew each bite of food 40 times
2. Spend at least 20 minutes eating one meal
3. Turn off the TV/computer/cell phone during meals
4. Drink a glass of water 20 minutes before eating
5. Use small plates/bowel/silverware
6. Set your silverware down between each bite
7. Avoid eating while driving or walking
8. Avoid grocery shopping when hungry

Most people get headaches from time to time; some of these are mild while others cause throbbing pain. They can last for...
02/24/2021

Most people get headaches from time to time; some of these are mild while others cause throbbing pain. They can last for minutes or days. #JBVATips
There are many different types of headaches. How you treat yours depends on which kind you have. Some headaches might arise because of another medical condition. In those cases, treating the underlying problem can relieve headache pain.
Overall tips to prevent headaches:
• Ease Stress
• Get enough quality sleep
• Eat regularly scheduled healthy meals
• Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight

Jesse Brown will run a special weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Veterans this Saturday, Feb. 27. Visit our vaccine we...
02/24/2021

Jesse Brown will run a special weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Veterans this Saturday, Feb. 27. Visit our vaccine webpage today for information about who can get the vaccine and for information about how to schedule your vaccine.

A week ago today, Jesse Brown and VA both reached significant milestones with the COVID-19 vaccine. You can read about t...
02/24/2021

A week ago today, Jesse Brown and VA both reached significant milestones with the COVID-19 vaccine. You can read about those milestones and then make your plan to get your vaccine today. There is a special weekend clinic this Saturday.

Are you a Veteran and undecided about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Listen to this radio broadcast with Dr. Greg Winstea...
02/23/2021

Are you a Veteran and undecided about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Listen to this radio broadcast with Dr. Greg Winstead and Dr. Damon Arnold, an Army Veteran, talking about the safety, side effects, and effectiveness of the vaccine. https://bit.ly/2ZE3bmr. Then call (312) 569-5801 to schedule your appointment.

Is dip or chew holding you back? Prepare for the Great American Spit Out by talking to your VA health care provider abou...
02/23/2021

Is dip or chew holding you back? Prepare for the Great American Spit Out by talking to your VA health care provider about small changes you can make today for a healthier tomorrow. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3bqkrkq

Are you a Veteran and undecided about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Listen to this radio broadcast with Dr. Greg Winstea...
02/22/2021

Are you a Veteran and undecided about getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Listen to this radio broadcast with Dr. Greg Winstead and Dr. Damon Arnold, an Army Veteran, talking about the safety, side effects, and effectiveness of the vaccine. https://bit.ly/2ZE3bmr. Then call (312) 569-5801 to schedule your appointment.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 22 – 28, 2021. Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and ph...
02/22/2021

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 22 – 28, 2021.
Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, body shapes, and weights. If you are a Veteran with disordered eating concerns, please reach out to your dietitian to arrange team support. #VANutrition
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-involved/nedawareness#

Avoid fluids that add additional calories, sugar, or sodium.  Some sneaky drinks with added calories include: juice, pop...
02/17/2021

Avoid fluids that add additional calories, sugar, or sodium. Some sneaky drinks with added calories include: juice, pop, specialty coffees, and alcohol just to name a few.
Water is always best, but if you get bored of water try adding berries, citrus, or basil to your water for a burst of flavor or try sugar free flavored waters on occasion. #JBVATips

Eligible Veterans who get their health care at Jesse Brown can get the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Feb. 15. No appointme...
02/14/2021

Eligible Veterans who get their health care at Jesse Brown can get the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Feb. 15. No appointment is needed. Vaccines are available for Veterans of any age who are essential frontline workers, or have certain health conditions, or are over 65 years old.

Eligible Veterans who get their health care at Jesse Brown can get the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Feb. 15. No appointme...
02/13/2021

Eligible Veterans who get their health care at Jesse Brown can get the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Feb. 15. No appointment is needed. Vaccines are available for Veterans of any age who are essential frontline workers, or have certain health conditions, or are over 65 years old.

Drink your coffee black, with low fat milk or almond milk instead of creamer and sugar.  Specialty coffees can add more ...
02/13/2021

Drink your coffee black, with low fat milk or almond milk instead of creamer and sugar. Specialty coffees can add more than 500 calories to your drink. If you drank that every day, it could add up to a pound a week. #JBVATips

02/12/2021
National Wear Red Day

February 5th is National Wear Red Day. Red is worn to raise and spread awareness in hopes to stop heart disease and strokes in millions on women all over our nation.

CDC Essential Workers Stratification Veterans of any age who work in the following fields and industries are now eligibl...
02/11/2021

CDC Essential Workers Stratification

Veterans of any age who work in the following fields and industries are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

Police and fire protection
Emergency and other relief services
justice, public order, and other safety activities
Correctional institutions
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
Food and beverage manufacturing
Grocery store workers
Nursery, garden center, and farm supply stores
Veterinarian services
Elementary and secondary school teachers, support services, and administration
College, universities, junior colleges, technical and trade school instructors, support services, and administration
Child care services
Postal services
Transit systems, to include bus and rail
School, employee, and special needs transportation
Manufacturing

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/categories-essential-workers.html

02/11/2021
VHA Employee of the Year

#tbt LisaMarie Laskero (VA Employee/Army National Guard) received the Outstanding VHA Employee of the Year from Disabled American Veterans (DAV)! “I don’t do this work too get acknowledgement. I try my best all the time to give what I can and make people feel special and know that I’m there for them. As long as my Veterans are happy then I’m happy and of course it’s a good feeling to be acknowledged but I will be the same Lisa.” - LisaMarie Laskero https://www.facebook.com/VAChicago/photos/a.181730081840534/3839574592722713

02/11/2021

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Are you a Veteran 65 or older and do you get your health care at Jesse Brown? If so, you can make an appointment to get ...
02/10/2021

Are you a Veteran 65 or older and do you get your health care at Jesse Brown? If so, you can make an appointment to get the COVID vaccine. Appointments are available for this week, including this Saturday. Contact your primary care team or call (312) 569-5801 to schedule your appointment now. Walk-in visits are also welcome this week between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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