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On Veterans Day: Remembering the cost of life and health to our servicemen and women

Medical experts share what challenges and triumphs the veteran health care system has recently faced and a Korean War veteran reflects on his work, the Mural Wall at the Korean War Vets Memorial in D.C.



Courtesy of the Korean War Veterans Memorial


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The number of women using the U.S. veterans health system has tripled since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan putting pressure on the need to take better care of a population that has often been underserved.

On this Veterans Day we focus on veterans' health including, the overlooked issues of female veterans' health.

Plus, with Thanksgiving around the corner, is there still a need to form a "holiday bubble"?

We talk about the latest in COVID holiday safety as well.

For more information on veteran’s health, please reach out to the organizations below:

Dr. James McDeavitt

  • Executive Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Rola El-Serag

  • Director of Center for Health & Biosciences at Baker Institute
  • Former medical director of the Women Veterans Health Program at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Louis Nelson

  • Designer of the Mural Wall Korean War Veterans Memorial on Washington D.C.'s National Mall
  • Professor of Architectural History and the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach at the University of Virginia


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