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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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A Modern New Food Management SystemA Modern New Food Management System
Inpatients at the MEDVAMC will soon notice a number of changes and improvements with the facility’s meal service, due to a new software package designed to improve the quality and delivery of meals.
Houston VA Goes Red for WomenHouston VA Goes Red for Women
On February 6, Veterans and VA employees across the nation, and here in Houston, will be wearing red to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in women.
Current Conroe VA Clinic LocationComing Soon: A New Conroe VA Clinic Location
Veterans in Montgomery County, Texas and the surrounding area will soon be able to receive top quality health care at a new VA outpatient clinic location, which will offer Veterans more specialty services.
Veteran Town Hall MeetingVeteran Town Hall Meeting
Share your vision for the future VA at a Town Hall for Veterans! Share your ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders at our VA Outpatient Clinic in Beaumont, Texas.
Free Flu Shots for VetsFree Flu Shots for Vets
Flu season is here in Texas and it’s never too early or too late to get your flu shot. Veterans enrolled in VA health care can get a free flu shot at the MEDVAMC in Houston and its outpatient clinics.
VA Locomotive Newsletter for VeteransVA Locomotive Newsletter for Veterans
The Fall/Winter 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.
Veterans Day CelebrationVeterans Day Celebration
Veterans, please join us on November 7th as we celebrate Veterans Day with a special ceremony. This ceremony will include remembrances from the Civil War and Texas Revolution.
Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic Veterans FairGalveston VA Outpatient Clinic Veterans Fair
The Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic will host a Veterans Fair on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Galveston VA Outpatient Clinic from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This event is open to all Veterans and their friends and families.
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."

From the Veterans Health Administration

Civil War era soldier's hospital Roots of VA Health Care Started 150 Years Ago
On March 3, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law establishing a national soldiers and sailors asylum. Today's VA evolved from that facility established for Civil War Veterans of the Union Army.
Veteran participating in physical therapy81-Year-Old Veteran Chooses Rehab Over Surgery
Korean War Veteran Victor Ferentino, 81, was a runner for 60 years. After a spill in Manhattan he did his research and chose rehab at his VA Physical Therapy clinic over surgery.
A Veteran wearing the medal of honor stands between a man and a womanA Veteran Who Was on Iwo Jima 70 Years Ago Today
This week is the 70th anniversary of the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. "Woody" Williams, 91, was there and received the Medal of Honor for his courageous action on that memorable day.
Responders work on a call in a call centerVA's Veterans Crisis Line Saves Lives Every Day
We've answered more than a million-and-a-half calls from Veterans in crisis. And helped with 45,000 rescues. The Veterans Crisis Line helps prevent suicides by providing immediate crisis intervention.
Portrait of George WashingtonList of Presidents who were Veterans
Do you know how many of our Presidents served in the military? As we celebrate President's Day, here is a list of Presidents who are Veterans. From George Washington to George Bush.
a soldier in profile by a U.S. flagAmerican Sniper Highlights Veterans' Readjustments
The recent box-office hit American Sniper sheds light on how difficult the transition to civilian life can be. VA has in-person, online and telephone-based services that can help.
Portrait of Lee GreenwoodA Day of Caring and Sharing with America's Veteran
At VA medical centers across the country, thousands of Americans will express their Valentine's wishes of love and gratitude to Veteran patients during VA's annual National Salute to Veteran Patients.
Hands forming clay on a potter's wheelShe Knew Something was Wrong with Her Heart
VA is joining the American Heart Association to fight heart disease in women Veterans. Here's the story of one woman Veteran who received life-saving treatment at a VA Medical Center.
Doctor shows a Veteran a model of the heartVeterans: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Did they pick February to be Heart Month because of Valentine's Day and all those heart shapes? Whatever. It's a great time to remind Veterans of the everyday things you can do to stay heart healthy.
Woman volunteer sits with a Veteran patientWest Va. Woman Finds Joy Volunteering at VA
Over the last nine years Joan Chambers, 67, has racked up over 6,000 hours of volunteer work at Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 'I like keeping busy,' she explained.

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