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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Houston Stand Down for Homeless VetsHouston Stand Down for Homeless Vets
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will be hosting a Stand Down for Homeless Veterans on Friday, October 3 at the Latino Learning Center in Houston, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Miracle Saves Army Veteran"Miracle" Saves Army Veteran's Life
A groundbreaking surgery at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center recently saved the life of a 66-year-old Army Veteran. "...What they have done for me is nothing short of a Miracle."
New Dermatology Clinic OpenNew Dermatology Clinic Open to Veterans
Veterans coming to Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) for Dermatology treatment will now receive their care in a spacious, modern new clinic on the second floor of the Medical Center.
DAISY Award winner Brittny BriantDAISY Awards
The DAISY Award is a very unique and heart-felt way to recognize and reward nurses who go above and beyond for our Veterans! Photo: DAISY Award winner Brittny Briant with Veteran patient
Aggressive Wound Care Quickly Heals Long-Term Wound for Army VeteranAggressive Wound Care Heals Long-Term Wound
An 81-year-old Houston area Army Veteran confined to a wheelchair for over a year and a half is crediting staff at VA’s Tomball Outpatient Clinic with providing him expert treatment that has him up on his feet again.
Experienced and Prestigious Clinician Takes Over as new MEDVAMC Medical Care Line ExecutiveNew MEDVAMC Medical Care Line Executive
A passion for quality patient care combined with a desire to help others is why Biykem Bozkurt became a doctor. After more than 17 years as a renowned cardiologist, she is the new MEDVAMC Medical Care Line Executive.
Memorial Day Service at Houston VA National CemeteryHouston VA National Cemetery Memorial Day Service
The Memorial Day Service, honoring deceased United States servicemen and women, is free and open to the public and will be held at the Houston VA National Cemetery on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Newly Redesigned NewsletterNewly Redesigned Newsletter for Veterans
Welcome to our newly redesigned quarterly Veteran newsletter: VA Locomotive. This Spring/Summer edition is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
U.S. Olympic Athletes Visit Former POWs & Other VeteransU.S. Olympic Athletes Visit Former POWs
Lolo Jones, Julie Chu and Kikkan Randall, who all three competed in the Sochi 2014 Olympics, recently visited our Fisher House, attended a special former POW Veteran celebration, and visited Veteran patients.
Healthy Vets are on the MOVE!Healthy Vets are on the MOVE!
Hundreds of Veterans are already reaping the benefits of Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center’s MOVE! and TeleMOVE! Weight loss programs and many more are expected to enroll in 2014.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Health tech helps a woman getting a mammogramVA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.
Woman looking at a high heel shoeHigh Heels a Snap With New Prosthetic Foot
Veterans and others who have lost a lower limb and need prosthetic feet have been limited in the footwear they can choose. A VA researcher in Minneapolis and his colleagues aim to change that.
A Veteran and his wife talk to other Veterans in a parkThe Blue Button is Literally a Life Saver
Read how one married couple — both Veterans — use VA’s online Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, all the time and encourage Veterans to sign up and take advantage of its many great features.
A Veteran pats a horse in a stableReining in PTSD with Equestrian Therapy
Veterans participating in the residential treatment program at the Bedford VA, in Massachusetts, are being given a chance to spend a day riding horses, or just walking through a quiet pasture.
Two men secure plywood over a windowBe Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare
Tornados? Floods? Hurricanes? Are you prepared if one of those hit your home? Take advantage of these check lists during National Preparedness Month. Get your family ready for all emergencies.
A disabled woman sits on the back of a golf cart, preparing to swing a clubNational Golf Tournament for Blind Veterans
Annual tournament an opportunity for legally blind and physically disabled Veterans to develop new skills and enhance their self-esteem. Therapeutic format promotes rehabilitation and fellowship.
call center workers consult near a woman taking a callSupport For Vets During Suicide Prevention Month
Help spread the word about VA's mental health resources. We all have the power to take the first step to reach out and see how they're doing.
Four health care workers crowd around a computerQuick-Thinking VA Radiology Team Saves a Veteran's Life
Four members of a VA radiology team at the VA Southern Oregon Rehab Center, White City, Ore., teamed up in early August to provide needed help to an elderly Veteran living alone in a remote rural area.
A man hands his ID to a woman at a deskTwo Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

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