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man holding cell phone, text VET to 47848 to receive daily support to help you quitGreat American Smokeout for Veterans
This November, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will launch the Better Starts Today campaign to encourage Veterans to think about how their lives will improve after they quit smoking.
male surgeon and two female attendants during procedureNew Procedure Available for Enlarged Prostate
Enlarged prostate affects at least half of men over 60 years of age. Untreated Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) can lead to complications with kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract infections.
Gianna Fimbres, US Army VeteranVA is helping Veterans get back to work
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a program called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) designed to develop skills and gain experience to help Veterans become fully employed.
Veteran Randy Elston sands a pen during a workshopVeteran Finds Salvation in Local Treatment Program
Randy Elston graduated from VA San Diego Healthcare System’s Aspire Center on Sept. 4 after six months of care at the facility, which assists Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan recover from wounds of war.
two hands, man and woman with wedding ring and flowersWedding Wish Comes True at VASDHS
Adorning the decorations were hints of the occasion, a wedding between inpatient Ronnie Pena and his longtime girlfriend, Tracy Kahler. It was one of the happiest days of his life and sadly, one of his last.
female patient receiving flu shotFree Seasonal Flu Shots for Enrolled Veterans
VA San Diego Healthcare System will offer FREE flu shots for all enrolled Veterans, October 1 to December 14, 2018. Patients with a scheduled appointment will be given flu vaccine during their clinic appointment.
new patriot brew coffee shopIndulge your Coffee Habit
The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new Patriot Brew Coffee Shop in the front lobby of the San Diego VA Medical Center on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Newly remodeled inpatient room located on the Fifth Floor - East wing of the medical centerNew, Modern Private Rooms for Inpatients
“This new facility addresses the Veteran’s dissatisfaction with having to share a room, lack of privacy and noise,” said Joan Hermosura, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager for 5 East, VA San Diego Healthcare System.
deep breathing and relaxationNew Ways to Treat Pain
There have been significant changes in how we now approach treating pain. Your provider now focuses on treating pain by using multiple treatment options including non-medication and non-opioid treatments.
get tested for HIVVA San Diego Encourages Patients to Test for HIV
“HIV can affect anyone, however, certain groups such as people who inject drugs or men who engage in intimate relationships with other men are in a higher risk group,” said Marilyn Poblete.

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