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VA Palo Alto Health Care System
National Doctors Day National Doctors Day provides us a special opportunity to thank our VA doctors and reflect on the truly exceptional medical care they provide every day to Veterans of all age groups.
Saving Lives with Colorectal Cancer Screening March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so now is a great time for you to talk to your doctor about your colorectal cancer risk, as well as options for screening. Schedule your appointment today!
Recreation Therapy Not Just Fun and Games Recreation Therapy is a large and very important service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System that has evolved significantly over the past five years. New staff, innovative programs and buildings have been added.
Veterans and Family Advisory Council The Veterans and Family Advisory Council (VFAC) creates opportunities for Veterans and their family members to partner with staff to enhance individual care and improve system-wide services.
VA Palo Alto Business Office Improves Access The Health Administration Service (HAS) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has revamped their phone tree to better service our Veterans looking to resolve claims, bills, and more.
Meet Harold Smith, Addiction Therapist at VAPAHCS For Veterans with an addiction problem, whether it be alcohol, drugs or a host of other addictive diseases, meeting Harold Smith, an Addiction Therapist at the VA Palo Alto, would be akin to striking gold.
Miss California 2016 Visits VA Palo Alto Jessa Carmack, Miss California 2016, along with Shorty the Clown, visited Veterans at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System during National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (February 12-18).
National Salute to Veteran Patients Week At VAPAHCS, we will be celebrating VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients all week. We will have a special visit from Jessa Carmack, Miss California 2016, who will be visiting various units.
February is Heart Health Month The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with the American Heart Association to raise awareness about heart health for women Veterans by asking women Veterans to Know Your Numbers.
Thyroid Disease Awareness The thyroid gland quietly does its job behind the scenes without you even noticing. When it begins to act up, you may not even consider it as a source for your recurring trouble.
From the Veterans Health Administration
Robotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms? A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Important Office that Most People Have Never Heard VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
Marine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.