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sideview faces of 3 womenWomen Veterans to Continue Making History
For the VA, Women’s History Month means more than just celebrating our women Veterans – it means making sure they’re proud of the role we play in the remaining chapters of their story,” said VA Chief of Staff Pam Powers.
San Diego VA Medical Center staff during a group photoHow Does Your VA Health Care Rate?
All VA medical center web sites added a link to a VA site that compares local medical center performance. Just go to the home page and select the “Compare your VA Facility” button on the left sidebar.
male sitting down looking at the monitor using web cameraTelehealth is Changing VA Health Care in San Diego
“More than 60% of primary care and mental health providers used telehealth in 2019 and we have a goal of 100% for 2020,” said Dr. Nilesh Shah, director of Telemedicine, San Diego VAMC.
Congratulations to Dr. BouvetDr. Michael Bouvet receives Research Award
Dr. Bouvet serves as the principal investigator for this unique collaborative merit award that includes researchers from the Greater Los Angeles and Boston VA Healthcare Systems.
quit smokingSmoking Cessation Resources to Help Kick the Habit
“When I quit smoking, my sense of smell, taste, and lung capacity improved significantly,” said Octavius Blackwood. “If you want to maintain your health, you need to quit.” Now he’s smoke-free, and you can be too.
boxes of canned goods for care and share meal packagesVASDHS Care and Share Helps Vets in Need
Since 1984, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) has been serving Veterans in December with its Care and Share Program, providing meals to help Veterans who are in need during this time of year.
group photo of veterans while playing drumsSan Diego Veterans find Therapy through Drumming
All enrolled Veterans are invited to participate. The main goal, according to instructor Cory Woodrow, is building camaraderie, cohesion, pain management, and breathing expression.
free veterans day concert featuring the motown miraclesFree Concert on Veterans Day
“We encourage all Veterans to join us for a fun, relaxing event with great music and an opportunity for Veterans to honor the day together,” said VASDHS Director, Dr. Robert M. Smith.
Head shot photo of male veteran Donald UnderwoodManage Pre-Diabetes through these Courses
Donald Underwood is part of the Intensive Diabetes Prevention Program. “It helped me to live a better quality of life through re-evaluating my choices, from how many steps I take to what I consume,” said Underwood.
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 1 to December 13, 2019. Patients with a scheduled appointment will be given flu vaccine during their clinic appointment.

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