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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.
Houston VA Staff Saves Ex-Army RangerHouston VA Staff Saves Ex-Army Ranger
Houston VA staff saves Matt Meloni, 38-year-old ex-army ranger who was visiting from Oklahoma for a procedure in the Texas Medical Center, after he waded 2 miles through waist-high water to receive treatment at the VAMC.
Mobile Tablets Support Emergency TeleStroke CareMobile Tablets Support Emergency TeleStroke Care
VA Connected Care is providing mobile tablets to VA care teams to support VA’s National TeleStroke Program. Dr. Sharyl Martini, MEDVAMC Neurologist, is the Medical Director for VA's National Telestroke Pogram.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
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.

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