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female patient receiving flu shotFree Seasonal Flu Shots for Enrolled Veterans
VA San Diego Healthcare System offers FREE flu shots for all enrolled Veterans, October 5, 2015 to December 30, 2015. Patients with a scheduled appointment will be given flu vaccine during their clinic appointment.
VA chula vista clinic signNew Location for VA Chula Vista Clinic Announced
VA San Diego Healthcare System is pleased to announce that we have signed a lease for an interim clinic in Chula Vista until a permanent clinic that will triple in size can be constructed.
8th Annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic flyer8th Annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic
VASDHS will host the Eighth National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego, September 13 – 18, which will include innovative adaptive sporting events such as sailing, kayaking, surfing, cycling, rowing, and archery.
gluten-free text on green backgroundCan You Lose Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet?
More Americans are cutting back on their consumption of foods with gluten than ever before. According to recent market research by the NPD Group, this is around 70 million people, or nearly 29 percent of adult Americans.
male veteran with his wife sitting next to himSan 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.
a group of women veterans during Celebrating Women Veterans eventRecap: 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.
ptsd logoVA 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.
Women Veterans Campaign flyerVA 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.
National VA Research Week posterVASDHS 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.
Million Veteran ProgramVA 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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A woman sits on a bed while readingHomeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last
Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.
A doctor listens to a patient's heartbeat with a stethoscope. Veterans: Are you at risk for prostate cancer?
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. If you're a Veteran over 40, you should learn about it and ask your VA health care provider if you should be screened.
A roadside billboard for the Veterans Crisis LineOne is a Powerful Number - It Could Save a Life
One is a powerful number when it translates to what one person can do to help a Veteran in crisis. One conversation, one phone call, one small act could save a life. The Power of One.
Several adults and a child cutting a ribbon in front of a health care clinicVA, Communities, Helping Homeless Veterans
What is a CRRC? It's a lifeline for thousands of homeless Veterans and their families. VA and local communities are partners in the effort, working together to provide needed services.
A woman with graying hair smilesI Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One!
Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong.
A man points to his gardenCombat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener
Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it.
An older man with a sporting competitor's numbered bib on his shirt leans on a golf cart carrying his clubs on a golf courseGolden Age Games Underway in Omaha
Golden Age Games — it's all about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans ... and yes, a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
A red rash on a person's elbowMy 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.

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