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Mary Louise Dorr speaks with VFAC Program Manager Linda Frommer during a meetingWith Age Comes Wisdom
During Older Americans Month, VAPAHCS celebrates Mary Louise Dorr and Barry Rose, two volunteers who tirelessly help to make the VA Palo Alto the best it can be in the treatment of our Veterans.
Mr. Robbins at his job at the VAVeteran Employee Recovers and Redeems Through VA
Regaining custody of his daughter was Craig Robbins' top priority, and he succeeded through persistence and hard work that led to a permanent job in Engineering Service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Rachel Mack and Georgette Cayabyab-Clark, co-managers of the Federal Women's Program at VAPAHCS, lead the annual Breast Cancer Walk.VA Palo Alto Celebrates Contributions of Women
With advancement in equality and an increase in women attaining higher education, there has been amazing growth in the number of women in government positions. At VAPAHCS, over 3,000 women serve Veterans every day.
Mr. Bambino with VA staff smiling into cameraVA Staff Pursue Forgotten Purple Heart for WW2 Vet
With help from two VA staff members, Army Veteran and VAPAHCS patient Thomas Bambino recently received a letter of acknowledgement and appreciation from Senator Bob Dole of his deserving a Purple Heart.
Person putting used sharps into a sharps containerProper Disposal of Unused/Unwanted Medications
Do you have a medical condition that requires the use of sharps such as needles, syringes, or lancets? This article will help you find a safe and convenient way to help clean out your medicine cabinet.
Variety of bandaidsA Closer Look at Preventing Skin Infections
There are different types of skin infections. Find out what the risk factors are for developing infections, and how to identify and take good care of them with proper treatment.
A Veteran and Family Advisory Council member gives a presentation at the annual Anesthesiology retreat.Partnering with Patients for Patients
Dr. Ed Mariano, Chief of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service at VAPAHCS, explains the advantages of working with the Veteran and Family Advisory Council (VFAC) on a number of projects that benefit patients.
VAPAHCS nurse Karen WallEssential Training Helps VAPAHCS Nurse Save A Life
VAPAHCS nurse Karen Wall recently saved a woman's life on a plane flight applying the CPR techniques she learned and taught in a Basic Life Support class at the health care system.
The Hacking for Defense teamVA Makes Smart Move with Big Data
VAPAHCS staff partnered with a team from Stanford University to find a way to use data to better identify changes in behavior of patients with traumatic brain injuries over time.
Veteran Joe King at the Menlo Park FacilityCWT Veteran Adopts Attitude of Gratitude
Through comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services offered in the Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program at VAPAHCS, Veteran Joe King was able to hit reset on his troubled life and land a full-time job at VA.

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