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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.
grooup therapy sessionVA San Diego is studying PTSD and Moral Wounds
Combat Veterans can experience long-lasting emotional and spiritual pain from participating in, witnessing, or failing to prevent traumatic events that violate their core values or expectations of themselves or others.
group photo of the va san diego and amvets team membersVHA Community Partnership Challenge Recognition
Dr. Carolyn Clancy, VHA’s Executive in Charge, presented the awards to the three winning VHA facilities: VA San Diego Healthcare System, Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, and Phoenix VA Health Care System.
female doctor with woman veteran patientScheduling a Mammogram is Now Easy
“We wanted to eliminate administrative barriers for women Veterans, reduce missed opportunities while providing an essential service that can potentially save lives,” said Jennifer Roberts.
support group with amputeesSupport Group Available for Amputees
The group has helped Veterans like Susie Black, a Navy Veteran who lost a limb due to a hit-and-run incident in 2003. “I love the camaraderie because you meet other amputees." Susie says.
Artist rendition of the new VA Chula Vista ClinicVA Breaks Ground on New Chula Vista Clinic
“There is a large number of Veterans living in the South Bay area, and this clinic will be designed to meet their needs and in many cases avoid travel to the La Jolla medical center for care,” Smith said.
man using computer while workingVA Finds New Ways to Provide Care with Telehealth
Boyd Loehr, a Primary Care Registered Nurse at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, is finding remarkable success increasing Veterans’ access to quality care with VA’s digital health technologies.
man smoking e-cigaretteChronic use of E-cigarette may cause organ damage
“Our findings of significant pathology caused by inhalation of non-flavored EV gives credence to the belief that there are toxic effects of EV components, beyond those of flavorings alone,” Crotty Alexander wrote.
group photo, I love a Nurse awardVASDHS Nurse Recognized for Excellence of Service
On Monday, January 29, 2018, VASDHS nurse John Lallo was recognized for his nursing contributions during a ceremony at the Oceanside Clinic in which he was presented with the “I Love a Nurse” award.

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