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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Taking the Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide!Taking the Challenge to Prevent Veteran Suicide!
The City of Houston will be participating in a special nationwide challenge to prevent suicide among service members, Veterans & their families. The City was announced as one of 7 US cities taking part in the challenge.
VA Seeks Feedback from Beaumont-area VetsVeteran Town Hall February 2018
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall meeting in Beaumont, Texas on February 15, 2018 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
Modernizing YOUR Houston VAModernizing YOUR Houston VA
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is taking active steps to modernize and improve its facilities for the more than 112,000 Veterans who seek care from the Medical Center and our Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
Four Chaplains Day CeremonyFour Chaplains Day Ceremony
Join us at our Four Chaplains Day Ceremony as we commemorate the lives of four military chaplains who joined together and sacrificed themselves to save others during WWII. Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack) will be honored!
Veteran Town Hall December 2017Veteran Town Hall December 2017
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall meeting in Houston, Texas on December 18, 2017 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
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 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Veterans Day ProgramVeterans Day Program
The Houston VA Medical Center will kick off Veterans Day weekend with a special ceremony honoring the men and women in have served in the US Armed Forces, with guest speaker Ken Wallingford, former Army Vietnam POW.
Liz Taylor, Nurse Manager at the Beaumont Clinic observes the Mobile Medical Units operations.Clinic Staff Care for Vets During Building Repairs
Since Hurricane Harvey struck, the VA clinic in Beaumont has been shut down while the damage is repaired. Veterans are receiving VA healthcare in one of five mobile medical units, set up in the parking lot of the clinic.
Air Force Veteran Determined to Walk AgainAir Force Veteran Determined to Walk Again
Jose Sotolongo’s life changed dramatically when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his spine and was affecting the nerves to his legs. Despite his grim prognosis, he was determined to walk again.
Flu shots are now available!Flu Shots for Veterans
Protecting your health with a flu shot is easier than ever! Get one at the VA or Walgreens! VA and Walgreens care about your health and are partnering to offer enrolled Veteran patients easy access to flu shots.

From the Veterans Health Administration

National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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