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Unacceptable work at two VA facilities is an insult to the nation’s Veterans - The Buffalo News

Unacceptable work at two VA facilities is an insult to the nation’s Veterans  - The Buffalo News | Veterans | Scoop.it

@RepChrisCollins - The nation’s veterans should never have to wonder whether facilities meant to serve them are clean and sanitary, or if they have an emotional crisis someone will pick up the suicide hotline. Yet, veterans are facing such obstacles. What an insult to people who put

their lives on hold to serve...

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@ReChrisCollins - According to Representative Chris Collins:  Our Veterans continue to be under attack. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is failing them at every turn. I have made sure to do anything and everything I can to raise awareness about the VA's troubles and demand that action be taken. Our veterans deserve better. Here is a recent editorial from the Buffalo News detailing the VA's recent failures. #Veterans #VA #VeteranCare

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How To Get Happier Now With No Effort - PsyBlog

How To Get Happier Now With No Effort - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
It's amazing how little you have to do to make yourself happier right now.
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It’s amazing how little you have to do to make yourself happier right now.
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This Natural Juice Helps Keep Your Brain Young - PsyBlog

This Natural Juice Helps Keep Your Brain Young - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Older brains can perform like younger ones with this supplement.
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A beetroot juice supplement can make older brains perform like younger ones, new research shows. The supplement was given to older adults just before they worked out.
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These Questions Linked To Lower Depression And Anxiety - PsyBlog

These Questions Linked To Lower Depression And Anxiety - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Allow yourself to consider these question for better mental health.
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Asking yourself the ‘big questions’ about life is linked to lower depression and anxiety, new research finds. People who do not resist existential concerns about the meaning of life have better mental health.
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The Perfect Personality Trait For Intelligent People - PsyBlog

The Perfect Personality Trait For Intelligent People - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
The most fundamentally important personality trait for a thoughtful person of any political hue.
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Being aware you could be wrong is a fundamentally important personality trait, new research reveals.
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The Best Exercise To Improve Brain Function - PsyBlog

With age people's memory and thinking naturally slows down -- but this process can be held in check.
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Lifting weights is one of the best ways of protecting brain function, research finds. The study found that increased muscle strength improved brain function in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
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The First Impression Men And Women Find Most Attractive - PsyBlog

The First Impression Men And Women Find Most Attractive - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Some will be updating their dating profile pics after reading this!
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Women find swaggering or brooding men more attractive than happy guys, research finds. Less smiling makes a man look more masculine, it turns out.
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VA Attacks Couple Who Posted Photo Of Veteran Neglect At VA Emergency Room

VA Attacks Couple Who Posted Photo Of Veteran Neglect At VA Emergency Room | Veterans | Scoop.it
VA is attacking a couple that posted photos of neglected veterans at Durham VA emergency room claiming the photos misrepresent what happened.
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Last week, Stephen and Hanna McMenamin waited in the Durham VA Hospital emergency room for care when numerous veterans were forced to wait many hours waiting for care while in extreme pain. #Veterans #VA
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Therapy Dogs Help Veterans Cope with PTSD

Therapy Dogs Help Veterans Cope with PTSD | Veterans | Scoop.it
A Stateline group is helping veterans who suffer from PTSD by using therapy dogs.
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When Army Veteran Steve Culver returned to the U.S. from Vietnam, he couldn't sleep. He also suffered from panic attacks and was depressed. He struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
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This Anxiety Treatment Easily Better Than Stress Management - PsyBlog

This Anxiety Treatment Easily Better Than Stress Management - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
In comparison, a 'stress management' actually increased stress, the researchers found.
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Meditation reduces the body’s inflammatory response as well as causing a striking reduction in levels of stress hormones, new research finds.
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VA Leaves Corpse In Shower Room, VSOs Gush Over Sec McDonald?

VA Leaves Corpse In Shower Room, VSOs Gush Over Sec McDonald? | Veterans | Scoop.it
News that a veteran’s corpse was left in a shower room for nine hours linked to a cover-up as dinosaur VSOs call on Trump to keep Sec McDonald.
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The corpse was left in the room, then moved to the hallway, and later placed in a shower room for 9 hours and allowed to decompose. Once hospital supervision learned of the failure, VA employees generated false reports to whitewash the inciden
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VA Spent Billions Without Denting Doctor Hiring Problem

VA Spent Billions Without Denting Doctor Hiring Problem | Veterans | Scoop.it
An NPR investigation found that despite $2.5 billion in special funding, VA added no more doctors and other clinicians than without the extra money.
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An NPR investigation found that despite $2.5 billion in special funding, VA added no more doctors and other clinicians than without the extra money.  #Veterans #VA
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The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People - PsyBlog

The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
This therapeutic technique can really help depressed people, research finds.
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They found that more Socratic questioning led to more improvements in depressive symptoms.are your insight
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What Most People Wear When Depressed - PsyBlog

What Most People Wear When Depressed - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
...and what people wear when they are happy.
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Professor Karen Pine, co-author of the study, said: “This finding shows that clothing doesn’t just influence others, it reflects and influences the wearer’s mood too.
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Anxiety: 3 Dietary Supplements Which Are Most Beneficial - PsyBlog

Anxiety: 3 Dietary Supplements Which Are Most Beneficial - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
The dietary supplements that are most effective for treating anxiety.
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Dietary supplements which contain passionflower, kava or combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine can help reduce anxiety, according to a review published in the Nutrition Journal.
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10 Signs Of Anxiety Everyone Should Know

10 Signs Of Anxiety Everyone Should Know | Veterans | Scoop.it
The common signs of anxiety disorder are both psychological and physical.
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Anxiety comes in many forms, but all the different types often have certain core features. Like many mental health problems, almost everyone experiences anxiety from time-to-time.
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Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful - PsyBlog

Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
If you want to get pumped up before a big event, what type of music should you choose?
Music has already been shown to have all kinds of effects on the mind, like making you happier, reducing pain and bringing people together.
Now a new study finds that music of the right kind can transform the listener's sense o
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Music has already been shown to have all kinds of effects on the mind, like making you happier, reducing pain and bringing people together.
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The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers - PsyBlog

The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
The one learning technique which works best is the one that students use the least.
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Spreading out learning over time is one of the most effective strategies. So-called ‘distributed practice’ means breaking up learning into short sessions.
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6 Habits That Can Fight Depressive Symptoms - PsyBlog

6 Habits That Can Fight Depressive Symptoms - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Psychological studies support these six fascinating ways of fighting depressive symptoms
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It’s often assumed that it’s depression that causes a pessimistic view of the future. But it could be the other way around, a new study finds.
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Most People Don't Know This Is The Best Way To Empathise - PsyBlog

Most People Don't Know This Is The Best Way To Empathise - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
People are mistaken about the best way to understand other people's minds.
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The best way to know other people’s minds is to put yourself in their shoes, new research suggests.
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QIU NINGYU's comment, March 8, 8:30 AM
Although it is true that the best way to empathise people is to put us into other people’s shoes and really try to think from their perspective. This will allow us to have a more comprehensive of other’s feelings. However this can be hard as we are very used to analyse other’s feeling directly be their facial expressions or body gestures. Indeed, this might be faster than the first method, but this may not be very accurate as everyone can have different views on these expressions, also analysis that is only based on these expressions can be superficial and too simplified. It may be hard for people to change their usual ways of empathising people, but this will eventually come with enough practice, all we need to do now is to start trying to empathise with people using this method, hopefully this will come to us naturally as time passes.
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Superbugs Grow in Hospital Plumbing: Study

Superbugs Grow in Hospital Plumbing: Study | Veterans | Scoop.it
Yet another worry if you're in a hospital: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria grow up hospital drains and can splash out into sinks and onto counters. And bleach doesn't work.
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Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria kill 23,000 people every year, make 2 million more sick and cost $35 billion in productivity lost to sick days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. #Superbugs #PureEssenceLabs
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12 Most Mind-Blowing Mental Delusions and Syndromes - PsyBlog

12 Most Mind-Blowing Mental Delusions and Syndromes - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome, thought insertion, clinical lycanthropy, Paris syndrome an
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Delusions come in all shapes and sizes; from transient episodes to full-blown and incurable mental illnesses. But they all have one thing in common: being detached from reality
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The Irritating Reason That Overconfident People Get All The Breaks - PsyBlog

The Irritating Reason That Overconfident People Get All The Breaks - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Why does society seem to reward those who are the most overconfident?
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These overconfident individuals are probably more likely to get promoted, to become the leaders of organisations and even nations.
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Beautiful "Cure" For The Negative Thinking Neurotic - PsyBlog

Beautiful "Cure" For The Negative Thinking Neurotic - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
How to fight the negative thinking at the heart of neuroticism.
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Love helps people who think pessimistically to approach life with more confidence and see events in a more positive light.
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Rage Disorder Linked To Common Parasite Carried By 30% of People - PsyBlog

Rage Disorder Linked To Common Parasite Carried By 30% of People - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Around 30% of people are thought to carry the parasite often caught from a common domestic pet.
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People with impulsive anger problems could have a parasite in their brain, a new study suggests.
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6 Purely Psychological Effects of Washing Your Hands - PsyBlog

6 Purely Psychological Effects of Washing Your Hands - PsyBlog | Veterans | Scoop.it
Wash your hands, wash your mind: recover optimism, feel less guilty, less doubtful an
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Washing your hands doesn’t just keep you healthier; it has all sorts of subtle psychological effects as well.
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