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VA San Diego Healthcare System

Local Features

man standing under the sun, drining waterStay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Take Care this Summer
Summer is here! VA San Diego Healthcare System reminds everyone to take care of yourself, stay cool, drink plenty of water, and protect your skin when under the sun during summer.
ptsd logo1 in 5 Recent Combat Vets in San Diego have PTSD
Veteran Jordan Miller came back from his last deployment to find that home no longer felt like home. Six months out of his discharge from active duty in the Navy, his environment was the same as always, but he was not.
female pharmacistSafe Pain Treatment a Priority at VA San Diego
Nearly 60 percent of Veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older Veterans suffer from chronic pain, leading to an increase in the use of opioids over the years.
female researcher with multiple test tubesSan Diego VAMC Hosts Research Symposium
The San Diego VA Medical Center will host a Research Symposium on May 20, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the VA Medical Center Multipurpose Room, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA.
VASDHS Cancer Survivor Clinic staff discuss their program March 9.VASDHS Opens Cancer Survivor Clinic
“We realized a need that was missing so we put in a proposal to have a clinic here,” said Paula Muehlbauer, VA San Diego nurse and organizer of last year’s cancer survivor event.
ribbon cuttingSan Diego VAMC Emergency Department Remodel
VASDHS celebrated the Emergency Department remodeling project on April 15, with the addition of 4,000 square feet to the existing space, to improve patient flow and reduce wait times.
2016 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality logoVASDHS is a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
VASDHS has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender civil rights organization.
huey helicopterVietnam Veterans to be honored at Ceremony
Vietnam War Veterans are invited to a free ceremony to recognize, honor and thank them for their service. The commemorative event will be held on March 29, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Event Center.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.
Fictional image of neurons of light firing in the brainA Smart Home for Veterans with Brain Injuries
Among the many remarkable advances being studied by VA researchers is a “smart home” for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Technology tracks the Veterans and helps them relearn basic skills.
Two male Veterans sitting with female VA employee looking at a paper flyer GeriPACTs Specialized Care for Older Veterans
VA is ready to care for older Veterans. By 2017, almost 10 million of our 21 million Veterans will be over 65. Here's some information about VA's Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams.
Image of an older woman and a younger woman sitting together at a table.Women Vets and Violence
A year ago, the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program was launched at the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia. The state ranks 13th in domestic homicides and suicides.
A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.

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