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doctor in PPE hold vaccine testVAPAHCS begins COVID-19 vaccination
VA Palo Alto Health Care System is excited to announce that we began offering COVID-19 vaccination to frontline health care personnel and high-risk Veterans residing in our long term care facilities on December 16, 2020.
Man breaking a cigarette in two piecesSmoking and the coronavirus pandemic
Smoking harms the lungs, heart, and nearly every organ in the body. Smoking may also increase your risk for being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and increase your chance of experiencing severe illness.
Facility dog WebbVA Palo Alto’s first facility dog retires
One of the biggest retirements in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System turned out to be that of the first four-legged employee, Webb, with a big celebration and a dog-friendly cake after eleven years of service.
Andrew ShatleyWhen disasters strike, VA is there
As state and local resources become overwhelmed after an emergency or disaster strikes, help can come from the VA as part of the Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS).
Hand holding medicine capsule pack at the pharmacy drugstoreDismiss myths: OTC medications for COVID-19
We take a look at how effective over-the-counter products like vitamins, zinc and melatonin are when they are used to help alleviate symptoms of COVID-19 and whether they should be used at all.
Two high school students work on a projectVAPAHCS launches VITAL
VITAL is designed to provide high school students for whom college might not be an immediate option with a curriculum and training that prepares them to work in health care upon graduation.
Nurse holding a flu shot with car in backgroundFlu vaccinations
The flu vaccine is available for all eligible Veterans who receive care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System at routine appointments or during emergency room visits. Get yours now!
PT BoardVAPAHCS leads way for dry needling treatment in VA
VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) is one of the first VAs in California to provide dry needling, a low-risk and no-medication treatment, for Veterans. This service is an effective alternative to opiates.
Palo Alto DivisionVAPAHCS Visitor Policy
Until further notice, visitors will not be allowed on the campuses of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. This restriction also applies to patients’ family members currently in Fisher House and Defenders Lodge.
SCS employee holding a box of tabs3D printing saves time and money
3D printing technology has helped two services at VA Palo Alto Health Care System fix a small issue that had large implications on the COVID-19 response efforts in the health care system.

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