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Profile picture of Bob GunnoeVolunteer honors Veterans
Although Gunnoe isn’t a Veteran, he believes volunteering at the VA has enriched his life and allows him to give back to his community. “Veterans need and deserve all the help we can give them,” he said.
physician taking notes, holding a pen and clipboardVASDHS awarded new physician resident positions
Leaders at the VA San Diego Healthcare System learned on November 9, that they have been awarded new physician residency positions by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations.
DAV van driver holding the door for a VeteranDAV Volunteer Drivers needed
The DAV drivers, all volunteers, are the backbone of the operation. The door-to-door service covers the greater San Diego area from South Bay to North County, including Oceanside, Escondido, and El Centro.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Make a Date During Heart Health MonthMake a Date During Heart Health Month
The number one killer of women is heart disease. Every February, Heart Health Month, VA reminds Veterans that early detection can make all the difference in a successful battle against heart disease.
Army Veteran Shaun CastleStrive, Live, Conquer in Salt Lake City
Army Veteran Shaun Castle has a message for wheelchair Veterans: Come to The Games this summer in Salt Lake City. It changed his life, it will change yours. Read his powerful remarks and sign up now.
Charlie Brown, a Marine and Korean War Veteran. Well-Being for Aging Veterans
VA has many ways to help keep you healthy, even if you can't fit into your old uniform. Find out here about Well-Being. It's about mental, physical and spiritual health for older Veterans.
VA nurse Mike Twigg uses a stethoscope to examine a Veteran patientIraq War Veteran Becomes VA Nurse
Mike Twigg was 38 years old when he decided to join the Army. It was 2007, and the war in Iraq was going full tilt. Sounds like a solid plan. Still, isn't 38 a bit old to be joining the Army?
A hiker on a snowy mountainFree, Confidential Courses to Launch Your New Year
Welcome to 2016! VA has developed a free, online, confidential tool kit to help you fight "brain overload," along with relaxation exercises, videos and stress management tools.
Happy New Year 2016!Top Ten VA Services List for Veterans in 2016
One thing we all hope for in a New Year is good health. For America's Veterans, that's our job. At our VA hospitals and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, we are here to serve you.
Veteran Marion Ritchie and her Navy photo from World War II.98-Year-Old Veteran Planning Next Parasailing Trip
World War II Navy Veteran, 98, looks back on a century of Christmas celebrations and her recent adventures parasailing and motorcycle riding. Next on her list, computer classes.
Two men play chess in a restaurantVA 'Bridgers' Helping Sober Vets Stay That Way
At the Bedford VA in Massachusetts, peer support specialists known as 'Bridgers' are helping Veterans successfully reintegrate into their communities following rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.
A mom and dad with a son and daughter cooking and sampling food in a kitchenConnect with Your Children this Holiday Season
VA has free, confidential online courses to help Veteran parents connect with their children. Helpful anytime, but especially during the holidays which can bring a lot of stress. Totally!
An old wallet with photos sticking outVeteran, 93, Thankful for Wallet Lost 70 Years Ago
The Ramos family of California is very thankful that a kind and persistent man in Austria went to a lot of trouble to find their grandfather and return his wallet ... 70 years after he lost it.

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