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VA San Diego Healthcare System
San Diego Volunteer Began First Patient Taxi Tom Lamb had ten years volunteer experience when he started helping patients with transportation to reach their appointments; as a Navy Veteran, it was his way of giving back.
Recap: Celebrating Women Veterans Event VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) held the Celebrating Women Veterans Event on July 10 at the Oceanside Clinic to honor women Veterans and provide information for women Veterans across the county.
VA San Diego Recognizes PTSD Awareness Month June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and VA San Diego Healthcare System is hosting a program at the medical center multipurpose room on June 26th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.
VA San Diego to Honor Women Veterans On July 10, VA San Diego Healthcare System will hold a special celebration and resource fair at the Oceanside Clinic to honor our women Veterans and to reinforce our commitment to their care.
VASDHS celebrates National VA Research Week with symposium In association with National VA Research Week, May 18-22, the San Diego VA Medical Center will host a symposium to highlight for the public the “Power of VA Clinical Research” over its 90 year history.
VA San Diego MVP reaches halfway point in goal On April 28, 2015, VA San Diego Healthcare System enrolled its 10,000th Veteran in VA's Million Veteran Program (MVP), one of the largest studies of genes and health in the world.
VASDHS Features 5th Annual Clothesline Project VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) will display this year’s Clothesline Project in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on April 27 in front of the San Diego VA Medical Center.
VA San Diego Recognizes Earth Day April 22nd is Earth Day and VA San Diego Healthcare System cares about environmental stewardship. In 2014, VASDHS was named as Recycler of the Year by the City of San Diego for its increases in waste diversion.
How You Can Help Reduce Appointment Wait Times Of the total amount of opportunities for appointments available last year with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), 8.87% or almost 70,000 appointments went unused due to Veteran no shows.
Help Veterans by Participating in a Research Study VA San Diego has launched a new research opportunities web page to recruit Veterans in human subject studies benefitting the future of medical treatments for Veterans and the general community at large.
From the Veterans Health Administration
My skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that? Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.
2015 VA Walk & Roll Sees Growth It's called the Walk and Roll when over 23,000 Veterans, VA Employees and American citizens walk a mile for homeless Veterans, raising more than $325,000 worth of donations this year.
Ten Things to Know About the Choice Program If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Helping Your Provider Understand Military Culture VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Summer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer! Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
Wheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Tips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
U.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14 VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.