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Photo of two crystal star-shaped plaques:  VHA Communications AwardsVHA Communications Awards
Office of Public Affairs has been recognized by the Veterans Health Administration with two national-level communications awards.
Photo of a women putting her hand on another women’s shoulder.Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Learn the warning signs and together, We Can Save Veteran Lives
This image is a photograph of the cover of the Annual Report, 2016.  It features five photographs of Veterans with their caregivers and the VA logo and the title:  Annual Report, 2016: A Narrative of Quality of Care: Veteran and Caregiver.Annual Report 2016
The medical center's award-winning annual report presents a wealth of information in an easy-to-read format. Download your copy now or pick up a printed copy in the Office of Public Affairs in Room 1B-109.
A graphic illustration of an inside of the human headCOMPASS Provides Direction
Thanks to new research, Veterans who have executive dysfunction due to a Traumatic Brain Injury may now have an easier time.
WWII Veteran Anne Reeside prepares to cut the cake to celebrate her 103rd birthday surrounded by family and friends.WWII Veteran: 103 Years Young
WWII Veteran & Army Nurse Anne Reeside celebrates her 103rd birthday with family and friends at the Community Living Center.
Illuminated veins give health care providers the locations of the best veins for venipuncture.Easier Venipunctures
If you've ever felt like a pincushion while giving blood or getting an IV, the vein illumination technology now being used at the medical center will be a welcome relief.
Mended Hearts volunteer and Marine Corps Veteran, David Horan presents the organization's signature "heart pillow" to fellow Marine Corps Veteran Eric Konovalov during a recent visit to the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Mending Hearts
Mended Hearts volunteer and Marine Corps Veteran, David Horan presents the organization's signature "heart pillow" to Veteran Eric Konovalov during a recent visit to the medical center.
Dr. Tahira Ahmed, Chief of Mammography, discusses the results of a mammogram with a woman Veteran.Mammography's Perfect Score
For the third year in a row, the Washington DC VA Medical Center's Mammography Section has passed its annual FDA inspection with a perfect score.
Children keeping cool throwing buckets of water on each otherSummer is Coming
Along with the long days, hot sun, pool parties, barbeques and traveling come special hazards of the season.
The Community Living Center teams provides 24/7 long and short-term care for its residentsCommunity Living Center
It takes a special environment to make skilled nursing care feel like home for the residents. The staff of the Community Living Center makes it happen 24/7.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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