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Lonnie Conerly, a Houston VA patient and employee, stands outside the place that helped him make a comeback from depression and addiction.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.
Houston VA doctors are thrilled to be able to use this state-of-the-art technology to improve recovery time for Veterans with limited mobility who are often in a great deal of pain.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.
Army Veteran Kim Pham, 30, receives chemotherapy for breast cancer at Houston VAMC.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.
VA Seeks Feedback from Lufkin-area VetsVeteran Town Hall December 2019
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall meeting in Lufkin, Texas on December 5 for Veterans and family members to share ideas and experiences and meet other Veterans and VA leaders.
Having Someone to Talk to Saves a Veteran’s Life.Having Someone to Talk to Saves a Veteran’s Life
Houston VA’s Virtual Depression Care Management program is a team of psychiatric nurses who reach out to mental health patients. One nurse recently came face-to-face with a Vet whose life he has helped save twice.
Photo of kidney transplant participants.Crisscross Organ Swap Alters Navy Veterans’ Lives
At the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, a dedicated team of specialists conducts the VA’s first single-center paired kidney exchange, altering two Navy Veterans' lives forever.
Candice Caesar participates in her favorite National Veterans Wheelchair Games event—the 10K. She is seen here using a hand-cycle.Paralyzed Veteran Now a Marathoner
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games have given Army Veteran Candice Caesar a new social circle and extended family—but the inspiring part is what she’s overcome after being paralyzed in a motor vehicle accident.
Children play in Houston VA Fisher House III, where the latest Adam’s Corner recently opened. Adam’s Corner lets kids be kids while parents focus on Veteran health concerns.Adam’s Corner Lets Kids be Kids
Houston VA Fisher House III recently opened an area solely dedicated to children—a place where they can play, read, and just be kids while Veterans and family members manage medical care.
Army and Vietnam Veteran Clarence Shorter receives his flu shot in Prime Care Clinic 1.Free Flu Shots for Veterans
Veterans get your flu vaccines Today! Protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu virus. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious illness, hospitalization, or even death.
Navy Veteran Otis Patterson visited the Beaumont Mobile Outpatient Clinic to see his provider.Beaumont Staff Continue Caring for Veterans
Tropical Storm Imelda may have flooded the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Beaumont staff as it continues to provide exceptional service to area Veterans.

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