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Pain management strategies for veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed the National Pain Management Strategy to provide a comprehensive, system-wide approach to meeting the pain management needs of Veterans. Within this plan, most common pain conditions will be evaluated and treated by your primary care provider and your Patient Aligned Care...

Veterans’ business and preparations

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After a solid start to the day with donuts and breakfast burritos washed down with hot coffee, the A-Team of Veterans Helping Veterans got down to business and the preparations for upcoming events on their calendar.

After a brief litany of those in the group with medical problems, a resolution of sorts was agreed on to impress others to not allow stress and worry to keep them down, which only makes their conditions worse. A tough measure for many, but attitude is always important.

The long-sleeved T’s will be ready by the next general meeting and will have Gallup printed on the left arm in addition to Brothers-In-Arms on the right sleeve. The new order will all be in larger...

Veterans hear service officer; DA candidate

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The meeting on Jan. 29 for Veterans Helping Veterans in Don Diego’s Restaurant only had two speakers and both were quick and to the point.

The first was Veterans Service Office Tyra Saavedra who passed along the most recent update from the VA. According to Saavedra, there is an office being set up in Gallup at the Ford Canyon Senior Center that will be exclusively for the veteran’s use and manned by a VA representative. Exact timelines have not yet been established but will be posted and announced as soon as they become available.

The second speaker was Bernadine Martin, who announced her candidacy for District Attorney in the election to be held later this year. She was also...

Letter to editor

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Dear Editor,

In reading you last edition of the Sun, and other papers I might add, the article on Marijuana, and the poll disturbs me.

Besides the fact that I am an un-believer in the benefits, the poll is what disturbs me the most. It says 61% in favor. Well 61% of 400 people is not worth printing.

I have been taught for many years that when doing surveys, and polls, 10% is the bare minimum, and the higher percentage you obtain, the more credible your survey or poll becomes.

This poll is very misleading, and I would guess that if an accurate poll was done, with 10% of the population of New mexico for instance, you would have a far different outcome.

I see many polls done in downtown...

Guide to the stars WEEK OF Feb. 5 - Feb. 11

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The sun is still fully in Aquarius. It’s the perfect time for intellectual pursuits, political debates, and creative endeavors. Your efforts may require assistance from friends or fellow idea generators, but that works in your favor. Collaborate this week especially in the work force and challenge the status quo. Madame G sees great things ahead.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your mind works fast and your actions are faster. But, this week you feel pulled into indecision. Stop warring with yourself Aries. Your greatest enemy is you. The path you’ve chosen is yours for better or worse—own it. Don’t try to play the “what if” game. Stick to the plan and pour yourself heart and...

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