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Frequently Asked Questions on Topics for the Entire Family, for your health and well being and more!
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What are the limitations of mammography and why is it important for women know about them?
What about women who are at higher risk?
Why are there no recommendations for 3D mammography (tomosynthesis)?
Will this guideline affect my ability to get a mammogram?
How was the American Cancer Society’s screening guideline developed?
What about screening women in their 30s and younger? They get breast cancer, too. Doesn’t ACS care about that?
Who is at risk for breast cancer?
How old should I be for my first mammogram?
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
How does the procedure work?
What about radiation exposure?
What are the benefits of screening mammography?
When Will I Get the Results?
What if I am called back for a diagnostic mammogram?
What is DBT?
Question: Can an SBP election be changed?
Q: Can I terminate my participation in the SBP because I have decided to I no longer need the coverage?
Q: Will I ever have my SBP coverage "paid-up"?
Q: I wasn't married when I retired, so if I get married after retirement, may I elect SBP coverage for my spouse?
Q: I declined SBP for my spouse when I retired, can I elect spouse coverage now?
Q: My divorce decree requires that I keep SBP coverage for my ex-spouse. What do I have to do?
Q: I am a surviving spouse who has been receiving SBP annuity payments and I want to remarry. What affect will the remarriage have on my annuity payment?
Do the amendments made by Pub. L. 106-117 mean that agencies may no longer use authority code YKB/SchB 213.3202(n) to appoint eligible veterans under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)?
If VEOA-eligible veterans should no longer be appointed under the above Schedule B authority, how are they appointed?
What happens to veterans who were appointed under Schedule B?
Did the new amendments change the eligibility criteria for appointment under the VEOA?
Does Veterans' preference apply to appointments under the VEOA?
Are eligible veterans permitted to apply for vacancies that are open to CTAP candidates only?
Are eligible veterans permitted to apply for vacancies that are open to ICTAP candidates only?
Do VEOA appointees serve a probationary period?
Can VEOA candidates be considered for temporary and term positions?
Can a current career/career conditional employee who lacks time-in-grade apply as a VEOA candidate under an agency merit promotion announcement?
Can a current career/career conditional employee who meets time-in-grade and eligibility requirements apply as a VEOA candidate under an agency merit promotion announcement and, if selected, be given a new career/career conditional appointment using the VEOA appointing authority?
Can a current career/career conditional employee who meets time-in-grade and eligibility requirements apply as a VEOA candidate under an agency merit promotion announcement when he or she is outside the stated area of consideration?
Can a preference eligible or eligible veteran who is outside the agency merit promotion announcement's area of consideration apply as a VEOA candidate?
We understand that VEOA eligibles are expected to compete with agency merit promotion eligibles under the agency's merit promotion plan. But, is the agency expected to create a different crediting plan for considering VEOA candidates?
To be eligible for an appointment under the VEOA authority, a veteran must be "separated" from the service. Does this mean that he or she cannot apply and be considered until actually separated?
What is a novel coronavirus?
Why is the disease being called coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19?
Why might someone blame or avoid individuals and groups (create stigma) because of COVID-19?
How can people help stop stigma related to COVID-19?
What is the source of the virus?
How does the virus spread?
Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
Can someone who has been quarantined for COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food?
Will warm weather stop the outbreak of COVID-19?
What is community spread?
Am I at risk for COVID-19 in the United States?
Has anyone in the United States gotten infected?
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