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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.
- 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.
- 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."
- TBI: In Her Own Words - Rachel
- Rachel is an Army Veteran and a survivor of three traumatic brain injuries. She is an advocate for women who have survived traumatic brain injuries and speaks publicly to bring awareness to these "invisible injuries."
- In Her Own Words: Women with TBI Share Their Story
- Every culture has a storytelling aspect that helps people learn from and identify with a common situation. A three-day workshop invited women who have experience with traumatic brain injury to share their stories.
- National Veterans Creative Arts Festival
- Local Veteran artists Michael Rogan, Kerry Hiroshi Paul and Gail Matthews won first place in the 28th Annual Creative Arts Festival on March 5, at VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Menlo Park division.
- New ID Cards for Vets Enrolled in VA Health Care
- The VA is issuing a brand new Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) to protect Veterans by enhancing security and decreasing the possibility of identity theft. Find out how you can get yours.
- Phase 2 Construction at VAPAHCS
- The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Construction and Facilities Management recently announced the award of “Phase 2” major construction project at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
- New Aquatic Therapy Center Opens
- More than 70 Veterans, staff members and volunteers took an initial “dip” (or, at least a peek) into the new VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Aquatic Therapy Center on the Palo Alto campus Feb. 24.
- National VA Healthcare Design Template
- Hundreds of medical professionals, architectural leaders, and Veteran advisors filled a design mockup at the future site of a new VAPAHCS building to provide critical feedback for a new working environment.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Vanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
- VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
- The Other Side of VA Dentistry
- Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
- Once Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
- Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
- Fighting is My Meditation
- After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
- Summer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
- Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
- 10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
- The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
- VA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
- For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
- Nurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
- Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
- VA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
- Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
- Senior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
- Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.