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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.
Despite Hardship, Beaumont VA Clinic Marches Together as a TeamBeaumont VA Clinic Marches Together as a Team
While the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic is undergoing repairs related to Hurricane Harvey, VA has Mobile Medical Units, a Mobile Vet Center & a Mobile Canteen Unit in the parking lot of the clinic & is serving Veterans.
Matthew Balady, a VA police officer from the Phoenix VA Health Care System and Melanie Henderson, VA police officer from Durham VA in Raleigh, N.C.VA Police Walk a Different Beat
VA Police patrol federal medical facilities. In Houston, they not only protect the Houston VA, they protect the Veterans, employees, and property placed in the communities providing support as part of the DEMPS.
Dr. Annapurni Teague, Associate Chief of Staff for Outpatient Care speaking to media in Beaumont, Texas.Heroes Serving Heroes in the Wake of Harvey
VA doctors went all out to get to their Veteran patients after Harvey. VA Police Chief Stanley Staton & EMS Chief Juan Burks drove a big truck through standing water to pick up Dr. Annapurni Teague and Dr. Christy Chai.
Mobile Pharmacy delivers, Veterans get the care they need, when they need itMobile Pharmacy Delivers to Veterans
VA employees have left their everyday jobs at a main medical facility or outpatient clinic, to operate the VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Mobile Pharmacy located on McKinney Street, providing medications to Veterans.
Houston VA Homeless Program Makes a Difference After Hurricane HarveyVA Homeless Program Makes Difference After Harvey
Hurricane Harvey has displaced thousands of Houstonians. Houston homeless Veterans have a place to turn at the George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Stadium, the two ‘mega-shelters’ in the Houston area.
Wedding Can Wait for Houston VA PhysicianWedding Can Wait for Houston VA Physician
Dr. Sarah Candler made the decision to postpone her wedding and continue to help her patients at the Houston VA Medical Center. Candler stayed overnight at the hospital providing care to her Veteran patients.
Beaumont VA Staff Continue to Serve VeteransBeaumont VA Staff Continue to Serve Veterans
VA’s Beaumont Outpatient Clinic has been closed for several days since Harvey landed due to heavy local flooding and road closures. But that has not stopped VA clinic staff from their mission of taking care of Veterans.
Spinal Cord Team Stays by Patients During DisasterSpinal Cord Team Stays by Patients During Disaster
Devastation. Destruction. For two physicians at the Houston VA MC, these words describe the storm but not their experiences as part of the 700 staff who have served at the hospital since Friday.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.

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