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Person stretching at a beach with sunset in backgroundMove Your Body. Improve Your Mood!
It’s hard to argue with the fact that regular exercise can improve your physical health, but is there any proof that exercise can improve our mood as well? Research shows it does.
Under the Veterans Choice Act, eligible Veterans may get health care in their local community if they choose to.VA Rolls Out Choice Card Program
Under the Veterans Choice Act, an estimated 9 million Veterans nationwide may be eligible to get health care in their local community. By the end of January 2015, eligible Veterans should receive a Veterans Choice Card.
A doctor giving a patient a flu shotNational Walgreens Program
Flu season is here again, and we have great news about how we are making it more convenient for Veterans to get their annual flu shot! You can now get your flu shot at your neighborhood Walgreens.
The DEA will reclassify all hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substances.Reclassification of Hydrocodone Products
On October 6, 2014, the DEA will reclassify all hydrocodone combination products (e.g. Vicodin, Norco, Tussinex, etc.) from Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substances.
A VAPAHCS employee receiving her annual flu shot at the Palo Alto Division.VA Palo Alto Offers Flu Vaccinations to Veterans
Free flu shots are available to Veterans within the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. The ten facilities of VAPAHCS are offering flu vaccinations to thousands of eligible Veterans at the following locations and times.
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at the Palo Alto VA Hospital on Aug. 20.VA Secretary McDonald Visits Palo Alto
VA Secretary Robert McDonald visited the VA Palo Alto on Wednesday, August 20. He toured the facility and met with staff and Veterans to talk about his plans for the future of the VA.
A projected map of the Phase II Construction at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System"Phase 2" of Construction Begins in October
The VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management is set to issue the Notice To Proceed for the “Phase Two” major construction project at VA Palo Alto to S.J. Amoroso Construction Company in Redwood City, CA.
Congresswomen Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier hosted a town hall meeting at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.VAPAHCS Addresses Town Hall Q&A
On Monday, July 7, 2014, Congresswomen Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier hosted a town hall meeting at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) to address questions and concerns.
PFC (Private First Class) William Victor Tarozzi II hugs his mom.The Importance of Family Support
PFC (Private First Class) William Victor Tarozzi II, a patient in the Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP) at VAPAHCS, talks about how important family support has been in his recovery.
Women Veterans share their experience - their struggle and recovery - while dealing with a traumatic brain injury.TBI: In Her Own Words - Sharron
Sharron hit her head on the corner of a five-ton truck and incurred a brain injury. She describes her military experience as "IEDs, mortars, gunshot blasts, fallen comrades, and sleepless nights."

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman volunteer sits with a Veteran patientWest Va. Woman Finds Joy Volunteering at VA
Over the last nine years Joan Chambers, 67, has racked up over 6,000 hours of volunteer work at Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 'I like keeping busy,' she explained.
Abstract crop of a prescription labelA New and Improved VA Prescription Label
VA asked hundreds of Veterans to tell us what they liked and didn't like about the labels on their prescriptions. We heard you. The results led to this new patient-centric prescription label.
A nurse wraps a Veteran's arm with a blood pressure cuffVA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
Three women smile as they prepare food in a kitchenIs This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
A man and woman dressed in wedding attire smile and hold hands above their headsDying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where heís receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
A man talks to a homeless man sitting by a brick wallJoint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
During one of the coldest weeks of winter, itís difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to Americaís Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
A woman with a crown in a wheelchair smiles Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
A woman examines a Veteran's eyesGlaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
Seniors lift weights at a gym2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
Man shows his ID card to a woman at a deskTop 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.

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