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The Department of Veterans' Affairs has developed the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES) project with the aim of improving the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community.


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COPD – Keeping well this winter (Mar 2017)

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a number of lung diseases that can make breathing difficult. This includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

For many people with COPD, winter can be a time for flare-ups. Your doctor might call this an exacerbation. Even though COPD is a long-term condition, there are things you can do to slow the disease and improve your day-to-day life.


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Veterans’ MATES Report 2004 - 2010

This report provides an overview of the Veterans’ MATES program between June 2004 and May 2010. It demonstrates the program’s many achievements, and the impact of its initiatives in keeping veterans healthy.

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