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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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VA Hosts Listening SessionVA Hosts Listening Session
Houston VA is hosting a virtual listening session to hear from Veterans on how to design a health care system of the future and grow services for Veterans that reinforces VA’s role as a health care leader.
COVID Vaccine UpdateCOVID Vaccine Update
Congress has passed a new law, the SAVE LIVES act, that allows Houston VA to offer COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans who are not enrolled in VA health care, along with some spouses and caregivers and CHAMPVA beneficiaries.
Army Veteran Nathan Turner skiing in Breckenridge, CO.Paralyzed Veteran Learns to Ski During Pandemic
Veteran Nathan Turner, Jr. grew up participating in many sports until an injury changed his life. Learning to ski during the pandemic helped him regain his excitement and adrenaline of being an athlete.
Screeners at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.Caring for Veterans During the Pandemic
While a surge of COVID-19 cases is affecting hospitals around the country, the Houston VA Medical Center is staying atop the wave, thanks to preparation and lessons learned since the pandemic began.
Fighting the Flu TogetherFighting the Flu Together
During flu season, protecting your health and the health of your family and friends with a flu shot is easier than ever. You can get your flu shot at your VA appointment or at a Walgreens or other pharmacy near you.
ACT WorkshopAcceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) Workshops
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) Workshops help Veterans going through surgery. The workshops involve Veterans who are experiencing distress and/or high pain levels prior to surgery.
Researcher donning PPEHouston VA Begins Clinical Trial for COVID-19
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is the first VA facility to participate in a clinical trial evaluating the therapeutic benefit of an immunomodulator drug, Tocilizumab, as a treatment for Veterans with COVID-19.
Beaumont VA Clinic Reopens!Beaumont VA Clinic Now Open!
Tropical Storm Imelda forced Beaumont VA Clinic to see Veterans out of tents for eight and half months. Gone now is any trace of the tents in the parking lot. The Beaumont clinic is open for business.
Army Veteran Kenneth Smith, a resident in Houston VA’s Community Living Center, immerses himself in a virtual reality fishing game.Vets Dive into New World with VR
“Got one!” said Army Veteran Kenneth Smith. He just landed a zebra tuna from a tropical paradise while using Oculus Go, a virtual reality headset that Recreation Therapy uses to provide entertainment to inpatients.
Susan Bogard, RN, works with Veterans who want to quit tobacco during her smoking cessation classes at Houston VA.The Hazards of Vaping
Army Veteran Blake Annunziato, not yet 30 years old, recently thought he would require a lung transplant due to vaping-induced pneumonia. Now, he just hopes to one day regain 80 percent of his lung capacity.

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