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Calling Creative Women Veterans for Art ExhibitionCalling Creative Women Veterans for Art Exhibition
The Houston VAMC is looking for local women Veteran artists to submit their art, poetry, or prose to be displayed in a special Women’s History Month Art Exhibition at the end of March.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
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.

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