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Elderly man sitting on sofa writing on notebook and browsing on laptop computerVeteran volunteers! Ask questions!
Participating in a medical study can be interesting and rewarding for a Veteran; however, it is often difficult to understand the full scope of their participation. Here are some guidelines to help Veterans.
VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Medical Outreach Team in front of their vanOutreach team brings vaccine to homeless Vets
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Medical Outreach Team is bringing the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine directly to vulnerable Veteran populations in the Bay Area, including those in VA-contracted homeless shelters.
Bulb future technology, innovation backgroundFace of Innovation: Kalyn Essex
Face of Innovation is a regular series from the VHA Innovation Ecosystem (VHA IE) focusing on VA employees who are working to change and save Veteran lives. This month meet Air Force Veteran Kalyn Essex.
Vanessa Gil sitting in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System emergency response vehicleSkillBridge paves transition to civilian workforce
A partnership between DoD and VA allows service members from the DoD SkillBridge program to receive their DoD salary and benefits at no cost to VA while providing real world job experience.
VAPAHCS medical team posing with the new robotic arm with a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machineNew robotic arm helps Veterans
VA Palo Alto HCS Livermore Division now houses a new and innovative robotic arm with a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine for research and clinical TMS delivery to Veterans with various health problems.
Elderly patient visits virtually with a relativeVA Palo Alto celebrates Recreation Therapy staff
Recreation Therapy Service is integrated within many areas in the health care system, providing therapeutic programs to improve the well-being of Veterans. Many sessions have now been converted to 1-on-1 virtual visits.
Palo Alto Division, main entrance, in 1960VA Palo Alto participates in celebrating 75 years
VAPAHCS has provided vast and wide-reaching contributions as part of VHA’s rich 75-year history to improve the health of Veterans and the entire nation by providing innovative services and technologies.
Father and son receive COVID vaccine at VAPAHCSFather and son receive COVID-19 vaccine
94-year old U.S. Navy Veteran Frank Ramos recently received the COVID vaccine at VAPAHCS, together with his son Thomas, who drove him to the appointment and was happy to learn that he could be vaccinated as well.
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.

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