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- 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.
- Rec Therapy Gives Vet New Lease on Life
- February is National Therapeutic Recreation Month, a perfect time to celebrate recreation therapy and all it does to change Veterans’ lives. For Army Veteran Rick Weisbrod, 70, recreation therapy saved his life.
- Houston VAMC 2019 Volunteer of the Year
- Army and Vietnam Veteran Oscar Broussard recently was named Houston VA Medical Center’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year. He volunteers with the Homeless Program and on inpatient wards, distributing snacks to hungry Veterans.
- Marriage and Family Therapy Saves Relationships
- Houston VA’s marriage and family therapists have skills to help Veterans struggling with substance use or mental illness improve communication with their spouses and, quite possibly, save relationships.
- WWII Veteran Spent 3 Months as a POW
- Army Veteran William Bailey spent three months as a prisoner of war during WWII, and it still haunts him. He was captured in Trier, Germany, and was forced to march 365 miles over 58 days to the foothills of the Alps.
- VA Locomotive: December 2019
- The December 2019 edition of the VA Locomotive Veteran newsletter is available. This newsletter is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
- Veterans Court Honors Recent Graduates
- Houston VAMC recently celebrated its 10th year of Harris County Veterans Court by honoring the latest graduates. They faced felony charges and participated in Veterans Court, which does its best to eliminate jail time.
- From Depressed to Content, One Vet’s Journey
- Army Veteran Lonnie Conerly had to overcome bipolar disorder, a crack cocaine addiction, and years of homelessness, and prison time to get back on his feet. May his journey be an inspiration to others.
- Precise Robotic Knee Surgery Fast-Tracks Recovery
- New robotic technology at the Houston VA is ensuring Veterans undergoing knee replacement surgeries experience less pain and recover faster. It creates a 3-D image of a patient’s anatomy for a personalized surgical plan.
- Houston VA’s Breast Imaging Saves Lives
- In the two-plus years that the Houston VA’s Breast Imaging Center has been in operation, more than 14,000 breast exams have been performed and the Center has become a model of care across the nation’s VAs.