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(l-r) Clinical Dietitian Costa Fotopoulos offers guidance in the clinc and via telehealth technology.Fasting for Spring
Doing something to make yourself feel all around better for spring, may be minimizing and scheduling your intake of food rather than drinking a special potion, dieting or eating a special treat.
Photo: (l-r) Dr. Erica L. Bush, Audiologist and Army Veteran James Peter HenriksenA Whole New life
Army Veteran James Peter Henriksen felt isolated until his VANYHHS Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush convinced him to have a cochlear implant. Now, being able to engage socially, he feels he has a whole new life.
WWII Veteran Milton Pike;  with unsigned copy of the surrender; Veteran Pike, Deidre Barry, History Teacher, The Epiphany School;  and Jude Stanley RossThe Unconditional Surrender
Taking pride in the role our Veterans have played in the history of this nation, the sons, daughters and grandchildren of those who served share an appreciation for that service like few others.
Alexis Sidiropoulos, PhD, a Research Scientist at the VISN 2 Biomechanics Research for the Advancement of Veteran Outcomes (BRAVO) LabBRAVO Biomechanics
On April 10th, students from Michael J. Petrides School in SI will be attending a National Biomechanics Day event at the VISN 2 BRAVO Lab. A Research Scientist at the Lab, who attended the school arranged for the visit.
Vietnam Veteran Peter Katopes, suited up for fencing, wearing his Vietnam Veterans cap with his Combat Infantry Badge.Fencer
Vietnam War Veterans Day (March 29) “Fencing suits the competitive military character, whether or not we fought,” says Vietnam Army Veteran Katopes. He served in Vietnam with “The Big Red One.”
MC Vietnam Veteran Robert Garrison and Meko Glenn, Patient AdvocateDamn Agent Orange
Veteran has been living for decades with devastating health consequences related to exposure to agent orange. He says he would take a bullet for Meko Glenn, his VA Patient Advocate.
Civilian who sustained concussions as a colegiate athleteWhere is the Lesion?
When autonomic nerves don’t work properly as a result of concussions, symptoms can be caused throughout the body ....a forum on this topic at VA Manhattan drew clinical experts, & patients including Veterans & athletes
Certified Nurses DayCertified Nurses Day
Chief Nurse Executive Cynthia Caroselli, RN, Ph.D, applauded all 115 VA NY Harbor Registered Nurses who have ”gone the extra mile”, achieving excellence in practice by becoming specialized and earning certification.
(l-r) Jessica Spinella DMD, endodontic resident PGY2; Eger Korolevsky DDS, endodontic resident PGY1 and Denise Foran, DDS, Director of the Endodontics Specialty Program, VANYHHSDental Sleuth
Denise Foran, DDS, Director of the Endodontics Specialty Program, says dental endodontics receives referrals of especially complex and difficult-to-diagnose cases from around the region.
Aaron Leonard, Veteran Outdoor Representative with Sierra Club  and Photo (l-r)  VITAL Sierra Club Adventures: Aaron Leonard and Sarah Redd, student leader, outings club, Columbia U., student Vet and VITAL work studyLeadership
Aaron Leonard, Veteran Outdoor Representative with Sierra Club Outdoors recently met with student Veterans from Columbia University for a weekend-long outdoor leadership training course.

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