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Mariela Maylen and Judith Smith, Artistic Director and Founding Member of AXIS Dance CompanyVeteran Stories Brought to Life by Dancers
AXIS Dance Company recently gave a special performance for an intimate audience of Veterans and VA staff. The performance titled “Onward” is a collection of stories from recently returning Veterans.
Mediterranean or Modified Mediterranean style diets have been shown to be most helpful with managing pain.Nutrition and Pain
Many people suffer from short and long term pain. Can what we eat help relieve some types of pain? The short answer is yes. Nutrition can help with pain that is caused by inflammation.
VAPAHCS Wallet Medication CardPlay it Safe with a Wallet Medication Card
An accurate and up-to-date medication list in your wallet helps to keep you safe by making sure your health care providers know all of your medicines, vitamins and supplements.
Rendering of the new Stockton Clinic to be built on the selected French Camp site.Central Valley Construction Funding Update
VA Palo Alto Health Care System is pleased to announce the inclusion of funding for the future Stockton Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) as part of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.
five researchers and technocians working in a laboratory90 Years of VA Research Improves Veterans' Lives
Did you know VA doctors performed the first successful liver transplant in 1968, and that VA doctors have received the Nobel Prize? Find out more as VA celebrates National VA Research Week.
Elise Brown standing next to Roy Jeffers who is laying in a hospital bedHe Was Given Two Years to Live…23 Years Ago
Veteran Roy Jeffers is marking Hepatitis Awareness Month by sharing his brave story with Veterans and their families in the hope that they will learn more and make an appointment to get tested…now!
mother and daughter using hula hoopsWomen Veterans Can Be Role Models for Health
Of the almost 670,000 Women Veterans enrolled with VA, over 400,000 of them utilized VHA health care in 2014. Read here about how they can be role models for health for other women and young girls.
nurse reviewing documents with a patientHonoring VA's Compassionate Professionals
The thousands of VA nurses who take care of America’s Veterans are skilled, caring professionals. During National Nurses Week, we say “Thank You” for taking care of our heroes.
veteran walking on a treadmill10th Anniversary of VA’s Polytrauma Program
For ten years, VA’s Polytrauma System of Care has treated Veterans with multiple severe injuries. Two of the hundreds of Veterans who have received care tell their stories of strength and recovery.
Woman standing in front of a lake near Epcott CenterVeteran Re-Connects with Other Women at Vet Center
After one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in the military left her with PTSD, former sergeant Josie Beatty found help at a Vet Center and learned she did not “have to be super human.”
Make the connection website Veterans' Real Stories of Strength and Resilience
Hundreds of Veterans share their experiences with mental health challenges and reaching out for support. On a unique website, you can hear how they started their journeys toward recovery.
Sign in front of the garden with the words the healing ground dedicated July 2012Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”
Veteran Charles Yeager standing next to his award winning muralVeterans and Medical Centers Celebrate Earth Day
Veterans are seeing green as they join VA Medical Centers across the country in a variety of programs to celebrate Earth Day initiatives that help the planet and create a healing environment.

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