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Local Features

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.
shirt hanging on the clotheslineVASDHS 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.
earth day posterVA 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.
"No Show" flyerHow 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.
Research Opportunities - We need YOU!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.
Photos of Darren D'AmbrogiSuccesses Mark Aspire Center’s First Anniversary
“This program is playing a great role in keeping Veterans off the streets when many would have no other options before coming here” said Aspire Center Director Deborah Dominick.
National Salute to Veteran Patients Week flyerNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
The VA National Salute is observed annually during the week of Valentine’s Day, a day of caring and sharing which underscores the Salute’s expression of honor and appreciation to inpatient and outpatient Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A wife smiles at her husband seated facing her. 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.
man lifting barbellWheelchair 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.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips 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.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.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.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans 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.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.
Ron Whitcomb working in a gardenThe Most Peaceful Place on Earth
For many years after he came home from serving in Vietnam, Army Veteran Ron Whitcomb thought the Viet Cong were surrounding his house. With VA PTSD therapy, he learned that he was safe.
two women discussing designsDesigning Clothes for Veterans with Prosthetics
Some very generous students of fashion engineering at SUNY are working on designing comfortable and functional clothes for Veterans with prosthetics.       
View of the Biloxi facility from the front flag poleBiloxi VA in Most Beautiful Hospital Competition
Skillful and compassionate care combined with a beautiful hospital and happy patients. VA’s Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has been nominated for Most Beautiful Hospital in America.
service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.

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