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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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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.
Houston VA Doctors Employ New Technology to Prevent Sudden Cardiac ArrestNew Technology to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Some military Veterans with heart conditions can now breathe easier thanks to new technology and a new procedure being employed by electrophysiologists at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
Houston VA Re-Designated Magnet Hospital by American Nurses Credentialing CenterHouston VA Re-Designated Magnet Hospital
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center received one of the highest levels of recognition a hospital can obtain: Magnet Re-Designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: Have a health question? Search here!
We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.

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