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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Veteran 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.
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.
Play 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.
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.
Move 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.
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.
National 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.
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.
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.
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
VA 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.
90 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.
He 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!
Women 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.
Honoring 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.
10th 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.
Veteran 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.”
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.
Planting 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.”
Veterans 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.