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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- PRRC Uses Roles to Help Vets
- In the past, Navy Veteran Donna Dittmann’s depression wouldn’t allow her to make eye contact with people. That all changed thanks to Houston VA’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center.
- Houston PA Deploys to Fight COVID-19
- Aji Kurian, a captain in the US Army Reserves & Houston VAMC physician assistant, deployed on April 4 to fight COVID-19 in Boston. What he found was a ghost town with empty streets and full hospital beds.
- Houston VA Nurses Lend a Hand to New Orleans
- Last month, a group of seven critical care nurses from the Houston VA Medical Center packed up their lives, left their families and traveled to New Orleans to care for Veterans with COVID-19.
- Houston VA PA to deploy to fight COVID-19
- For Army reservist and Houston VAMC physician assistant Deborah Blackshire, life is a balancing act as she ramps up to deploy to a field hospital to help fight the Coronavirus.
- GI Nurses on Front Line of COVID-19 Fight
- Amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, nurses from the GI/Bronchoscopy Clinic at the Houston VAMC worked the front lines, screening Veterans, staff, and visitors at the facility entrances.
- Solving Social Distancing During Eye Exams
- Houston VA doctors can’t always adhere to social distancing guidelines, especially ophthalmologists who must be nice and close to exam a Veteran’s eyes. This led to a plexiglass solution.
- Blind Vets Gain Confidence Through Martial Arts
- Veterans are learning 1Touch Self-Defense at the Houston VA. Veterans began the classes in January, with the idea to make visually-impaired and wheelchair-bound Veterans less vulnerable.