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Local Features

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.
From left to right: Paul Hutman, PhD (PSR Postdoctoral Fellow), Ren Kramer (Peer Support Specialist), DiAnn Aiello, PhD (Local Recovery Coordinator)A Peer Support Specialist’s Story of Recovery
Mr. Ren Kramer, VAPAHCS Peer Support Specialist, tells his inspirational story of hope and recovery to a group of Veterans at the VA Palo Alto Mental Health Clinic in Menlo Park.
Sarah Babar receives the first youth volunteer award at VA Palo AltoVA Palo Alto Honors First Youth
On Friday, May 19, teenager Sarah Babar became the first youth volunteer in VA Palo Alto Health Care System to win the Voluntary Service Leadership Award, and it is well deserved.
The PTSD Coach app displayed on a cell phonePTSD Coach App Shows Success
A recent study found that the PTSD Coach shows a significant reduction in PTSD symptoms after three months of usage. The participants also showed reduced depression symptoms and improved psychological functioning.
Group of students and coaches of the Secondary Options programVA Palo Alto Collaborates with School District
For more than 20 years, VA Palo Alto Health Care System has collaborated with the Palo Alto Unified School District on a program that helps students with special needs to gain work experience.
Steven Elliott, Chief of Engineering Service at VAPAHCSGreen Efforts to Continue at VAPAHCS
Green efforts at the VA Palo Alto Health Care system have increased as awareness among staff encouraged many new ideas. Read about some of the new efforts from the past year and currently underway.
Men and women caregivers sitting around a table smiling into cameraVA Caregiver Resources and Support
Being a caregiver for a loved one can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. If you are a caregiver, it is important to remember that VA is here to provide resources and support you.
T-shirts hanging on a clotheslineMental Health & MST Awareness
The Women’s Counseling Center (WCC) at VAPAHCS offers a full range of outpatient mental health services that are available to all women Veterans who are eligible for mental health treatment through the VA.
Dr. Sowmya IyerNational 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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.

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