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Local Features

male volunteerVA San Diego Healthcare System Needs Volunteers
“I volunteer at the VA not because it will look good on a resume or college application, but because it gives me a reason to be a better person and work hard than I thought possible,” said Emily Hinton, volunteer.
man's hand holding a cell phoneAppointment Text Message Reminders Now Available
“The ultimate goal is to improve the efficiency of patients getting seen and this new reminder system will help us do just that,” said Jason Daglio, who manages the program for VASDHS.
two men sitting with two dogsASPIRE Center now allows Psychiatric Service Dogs
Veteran Anthony Molina delayed applying for entrance to and treatment at the VASDHS ASPIRE Center because there was no local standard operating procedure in place at that time allowing service animal to come with him.
VA San Diego Nurse Researcher, Jill Bormann, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (center) during the award presentationBormann receives two prestigious nursing awards
VA San Diego Nurse Researcher, Jill Bormann, Ph.D., RN, FAAN received two prestigious nursing awards for her extensive body of research on the use of a Mantram Repetition Program.
Imperial Valley exterior photo of the front buildingVA Imperial Valley Clinic opens in new location
The Veterans Affairs (VA) San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) announced the opening of the VA Imperial Valley Clinic in the new location at 1115 South 4th Street, El Centro, Calif, 92243.
Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) AppThe Veteran Appointment Request App is Here!
As part of VA’s focus on ensuring that Veterans receive timely access to health care, VA Mobile has launched the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App to schedule or request primary care & mental health appointments.
female veteran during hearing testHaving Trouble with your Hearing?
Hearing loss is very common among the veteran population due in part to the high noise levels encountered on active duty. It can affect your ability to communicate, which can significantly impact on your well-being.
male veteran walking with grand daughter in a strollerWhat You Should Know About Diabetes
Diabetes is the single most expensive disease in the United States, with $101 billion spent in 2013 on diagnosis and treatment. In Veterans, nearly 1 in 4 of VA patients have been diagnosed with Adult Onset Diabetes.
Veterans Crisis LineFive things we’re doing about Veteran Suicide
In July, the Department of Veterans Affairs released its newest Veteran suicide report detailing new statistics on the Veteran suicide crisis currently affecting our nation’s heroes.
employees wearing headseat to answer phone callsConvenient Scheduling for Audiology and Optometry
We are happy to announce that VA San Diego Healthcare System now offers enrolled Veterans the opportunity to directly schedule routine ear and eye appointments with Audiology and Optometry clinics.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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