Veterans medical conference: A new outlook

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Two support groups came together to educate local veterans and their families about the assistance available to them.

Border Region along with the Area Health Education Center held its annual Veterans Medical Conference.

The conference is geared towards veterans and their families.

The conference educates them on vaccines for adults, the signs of liver cancer, zika and other important information to maintain a healthy life.

During the conference, medical experts on bipolar, cancer and suicide gave presentations.

Organizers say the conference grows each year. This is the fourth year the event is hosted but the organization also hosts conferences for women veterans as well.

If you were not able to attend the conference you can get information on veteran assistance by contacting Border Region Behavioral Health Center at 956-794-3000.

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