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Houston VA Medical Center Showers Women Veterans With ThanksHouston VAMC Showers Women Veterans With Thanks
The MEDVAMC hosted a baby shower to honor women Veterans and celebrate their expanding families. Diapers, bottles, baby toys, fun and camaraderie were the order of the day for the pregnant Veterans who attended.
Veteran Town Hall: July 2017Veteran Town Hall: July 2017
The Houston VA Medical Center and the Houston VA Regional Office are hosting a town hall meeting on July 27, 2017 at the VFW Post 8576 in Clute, Texas for Veterans and family members.
Woman VeteranHouston to Host National VA Women Veterans Summit
Hundreds of women Veterans from around the country will be coming to Houston in August for the VA National Women Veterans Summit, a national-level event focusing on needs and issues specific to women Veterans.
Memorial Day Service at Houston National CemeteryMemorial Day Service at Houston National Cemetery
The Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day Service honoring deceased United States servicemen and women will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
Veteran Town HallVeteran Town Hall
The Houston VA Medical Center and the Houston VA Regional Office are hosting a town hall meeting on April 26, 2017 at the Richmond VA Outpatient Clinic for Veterans and family members.
Introducing the NEW Interactive Campus Map!Introducing the NEW Interactive Campus Map!
It just got easier to find your way around the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center campus! We now have new online interactive campus and floor maps that leads you turn-by-turn to your destination
Veterans Appointment Request App Now AvailableVeterans Appointment Request App Now Available
As part of VA’s focus on ensuring that Veterans receive timely access to health care, VA Mobile has launched the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App to schedule or request primary care & mental health appointments.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.

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