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VA Locomotive: Winter-Spring 2017VA Locomotive: Winter-Spring 2017
The Winter/Spring 2017 edition of the VA Locomotive quarterly Veteran newsletter is available. This newsletter is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
Image of women for Women's Veterans Health Center Grand OpeningWomen's Veterans Health Center Grand Opening
The Grand Opening Ceremony of the newly remodeled Women's Veterans Health Center is Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. outside the new Women's Health Center, near the Spinal Cord Injury entrance.
Image of flag and text of Veteran Town HallVeteran Town Hall
The Houston VA Medical Center and VA Regional Office are hosting a town hall meeting on January 17, 2017 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
Photo of Medical Center Director, Frank VazquezHoliday Message From Medical Center Director
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center Director, Frank Vazquez has a special holiday message for Veterans who receive their healthcare at MEDVAMC and it's VA Outpatient Clinics.
Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor VeteransHoliday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans
The Houston National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans, on December 17, 2016 at the Houston National Cemetery.
Researchers Receive Prestigious AwardResearchers Receive Prestigious Award
Dr. Hardeep Singh and his Houston VA Patient Safety Center team are the recipients of the 2016 VA Health Services Research and Development Health System Impact Award, which honors VA-funded research.
Image showing 5 military seals with text saying 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony2016 Veterans Day Ceremony
Join us as we honor Veterans at a Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Houston's Mayor Sylvester Turner and Congressman Al Green will both be in attendance.
Veteran Town Hall in KatyVeteran Town Hall in Katy
The Houston VAMC is hosting a town hall meeting at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic in Katy, Texas on October 24, 2016 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
Photo of Dr. Nader MassarwehPost-operative Outcomes in the VA Improved
A study of the post-operative outcomes in the VHA shows that rates of complications and mortality following complications, known as failure to rescue, improved significantly within the VA during the last 15 years.
Francisco VazquezVA Names New Houston Medical Center Director
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Francisco Vazquez, as the new Director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.
Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.

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