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a young soldier standing right next to a fighter aircraftSalute to our Patients
On this 4th of July, VA San Diego Healthcare System would like to thank our many Veterans who come to us for service year-round. Vets like Robert Cardenas, a Retired Air Force Brig. Gen.
June is PTSD Awareness MonthEffects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on PTSD
PTSD affects many aspects of life. It may cause you to feel anxious, unsafe, and on high alert. It may make you less interested or less willing to do things most people consider safe.
Venus VictorinoCOVID-19 Hotspot Brings Real-World Experience
Venus Victorino, a nurse at the San Diego VA Medical Center, was deployed from March 31 to April 14, to provide temporary support to locations dealing with unique emergencies.
mental health month "now is the time"May is Mental Health Month
This May, VA recognizes Mental Health Month. Mental health providers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) are aware of the challenges our Veteran community is facing.
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.

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