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VA San Diego Healthcare System
Stay 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.
1 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.
Safe 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.
San 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 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.
San 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.
VASDHS 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.
Vietnam 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.
Volunteer 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.
VASDHS 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
I am here to help, that is my gift to you. VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.
Wanted: Half a Million More Veterans to Volunteer It's called the Million Veteran Program and we're half way there. A Veteran from Alabama became the 500,000th Veteran to voluntarily enroll in the program which may help to prevent and treat diseases.
Psychologist Led VA Team Responding to Shootings Some of America’s best doctors work for VA. We would like you to meet them. After the tragic event in Orlando, a VA doctor led a team of VA employees to help the families of the victims.
VA Employees and Vets Walk for Homeless Veterans 19,000 VA employees and 8,000 Veterans donated clothing and other items worth more than $384,000 for homeless Veterans. And took a healthy walk along the way: VA’s Annual VA2K Walk & Roll.
Talking Spiritual about Moral Injury VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
VA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Dying Veteran Emotional Last Request Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
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.
Butterflies 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.