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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
- A 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 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.
- Coming 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 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 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 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 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 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 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'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
- 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.
- 81-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 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.
- VA'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.
- List 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.
- American 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.
- A 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.
- She 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.
- Veterans: 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.
- West 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.