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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.
help prevent suicideHelp VASDHS Prevent Veteran Suicide
Suicide is a complex national public health issue that affects communities nationwide, with more than 45,000 Americans, including more than 6,000 Veterans, dying by suicide every year.
smoke-freeVA is going Smoke-Free October 1st
VA San Diego Healthcare System's smoking policy is changing to further our commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, vendors, volunteers, contractors, and employees.
photo of Dr. ChangVA San Diego Physician Receives Award
President Trump recognized Dr. Chang, a musculoskeletal radiologist, for his work with novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques to better understand, diagnose, and manage musculoskeletal diseases.

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