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Local Features

town hall meetings announcement flyerVASDHS announces local Veterans Town Hall meetings
The VA San Diego Healthcare System is hosting town hall meetings for Veterans, family members, and the public to provide feedback on VA health care services and make recommendations for improvement.
man sitting, looking down with both hands on his headSeptember is Suicide Prevention Month
Taking the time to reach out can be the first step to getting those who served the support they need. A single action – one call, one chat, one text, one conversation – can have a significant impact.
Veteran fills out paperworkHomeless Programs Transforming Lives In San Diego
A San Diego County Veteran Center outreach program is quietly transforming lives of homeless veterans in ways they never dreamt while helping save taxpayers money in the bargain.
VA Sorrento Valley clinic exterior photoVASDHS opens new health clinic in Sorrento Valley
VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) will celebrate the grand opening of the new Sorrento Valley Clinic with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 from 10:00 -10:30 a.m.
WIFI now availableSan Diego VA Medical Center now has WiFi
For your convenience, WiFi is now offered at key areas throughout San Diego VA Medical Center. To access, use your laptop, tablet or phone to search for a network in key areas listed below and select VA-Guest WiFi.
VA San Diego Healthcare System Interactive Campus MapIntroducing the New Interactive Campus Map
Finding your way around San Diego VA Medical Center just got easier with the new interactive campus map on our Internet website. It can be found by clicking under Locations & Directions on the VASDHS left navigation bar.
Two medical volunteers converse during last year’s Stand DownVASDHS Hosts Medical Tent During Stand Down
For the 27th year, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) will be organizing and managing the medical tent at this year’s Stand Down for homeless Veterans, July 18 - 20, at San Diego High School.
young veteran sitting in the waiting areaRecovery from PTSD Possible with Treatment
“The two main tools for recovery are psychotherapy and medication, which is sometimes combined,” said Dr. Sonya Norman, PTSD Consultation Program Director for the National Center for PTSD.
Veteran patient & female nurseHome-Based Care Available at San Diego VAMC
VASDHS provides a wide range of home-based services such as homemaker/home health aide, respite care and adult day healthcare to help chronically ill or disabled Veterans to remain in their homes.
female researcher with multiple test tubesVASDHS celebrates National VA Research Week with symposium
In association with National VA Research Week, May 19 – 23, the San Diego VA Medical Center will host a symposium to share the latest in local research advances with the public.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Health tech helps a woman getting a mammogramVA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.
Woman looking at a high heel shoeHigh Heels a Snap With New Prosthetic Foot
Veterans and others who have lost a lower limb and need prosthetic feet have been limited in the footwear they can choose. A VA researcher in Minneapolis and his colleagues aim to change that.
A Veteran and his wife talk to other Veterans in a parkThe Blue Button is Literally a Life Saver
Read how one married couple — both Veterans — use VA’s online Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, all the time and encourage Veterans to sign up and take advantage of its many great features.
A Veteran pats a horse in a stableReining in PTSD with Equestrian Therapy
Veterans participating in the residential treatment program at the Bedford VA, in Massachusetts, are being given a chance to spend a day riding horses, or just walking through a quiet pasture.
Two men secure plywood over a windowBe Disaster Aware and Take Action to Prepare
Tornados? Floods? Hurricanes? Are you prepared if one of those hit your home? Take advantage of these check lists during National Preparedness Month. Get your family ready for all emergencies.
A disabled woman sits on the back of a golf cart, preparing to swing a clubNational Golf Tournament for Blind Veterans
Annual tournament an opportunity for legally blind and physically disabled Veterans to develop new skills and enhance their self-esteem. Therapeutic format promotes rehabilitation and fellowship.
call center workers consult near a woman taking a callSupport For Vets During Suicide Prevention Month
Help spread the word about VA's mental health resources. We all have the power to take the first step to reach out and see how they're doing.
Four health care workers crowd around a computerQuick-Thinking VA Radiology Team Saves a Veteran's Life
Four members of a VA radiology team at the VA Southern Oregon Rehab Center, White City, Ore., teamed up in early August to provide needed help to an elderly Veteran living alone in a remote rural area.
A man hands his ID to a woman at a deskTwo Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

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