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Marine Corps Veteran Gilberto HernandezDallas Marine continues first-in tradition
Marine Veteran Gilberto Hernandez was the very first patient admitted to Dallas VA’s newly renovated medical, surgical and oncology unit on May 16. His first encounter with VA was fifty years ago as a youth volunteer!
Now Open Patient and Visitor Parking GarageAll Parking Garages are Open at VA North Texas!
At Dallas VA Medical Center, April showers bring two new parking garages! The new 400-space garage provides parking relief for patients/visitors with shuttle service to the main entrance.
Imaging techniques help detect, localize and diagnose diseases and assess organ function.Stress Tests Now Available at Fort Worth VA
Don’t let a stress test stress you out. Getting a stress test just got easier for North Texas Veterans receiving VA care. A stress test at Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic may be just what the doctor ordered.
Peer Support Specialist assists Veterans in recoveryPulse magazine winter 2017 edition 10
Hot off the press! The latest edition of Pulse Magazine includes Veteran and employee interviews as well as a message from the Director who is laser focused on Veteran access and experiences.
Dr. Shulkin met with executive leadership to hear successes and challengesUnder Secretary for Health Visits VA North Texas
VA North Texas was honored to host VA’s chief executive to their Dallas campus. It was an opportunity to highlight the state-of-the-art facility and share improvements in health care over the past year.
A Joint Task Force Route Clearance Team traverses the dangerous roads of Afghanistan in 2010.Veteran Navigates New Route to Health
U.S. Army Veteran Joel Ellenbarger spent 12 months clearing bombs from roadways in Afghanistan, but the biggest challenge would present itself a few years later in the form of TBI, hearing loss and PTSD.
Coming Soon – Plano VA Outpatient ClinicNew VA Outpatient Clinic coming to Plano
Plano Veterans will soon have a VA clinic in their neighborhood. Plano VA Outpatient Clinic scheduled to open this summer will provide primary care, mental health, telemedicine, laboratory, and x-ray services.
“Adults with diabetes need to take special care of their feet. They are at risk for foot injuries due to numbness caused by nerve damage and low blood flow to the legs and feet,” said Dr. Elizabeth George-Ninan, examining Army Veteran Walter R. Brown’s feet for complications from diabetes.Don’t Tiptoe around Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not effectively use sugar. According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes. Of those, more than 8 million have not yet been diagnosed.
Marine Corps Veteran Brenda Powell's service photo was among the items featured on the Women Veterans Wall of Honor; a project guided by Geriatrics & Extended Care Physician Assistant Pam Korzeniowski, PA-C (right).Women Veterans Wall of Honor Unveiled
The Community Living Center at VA North Texas Health Care Center recently unveiled a Women Veterans Wall of Honor, celebrating the service and sacrifice of our Nation’s female Veterans.
World War II Veteran Henry F. Slesthenger joined VA North Texas Health Care System Director Jeff Milligan on Dec. 4 as the Dallas VA Medical Center celebrated its 75th Anniversary.Dallas VA Celebrates 75 Years of Serving America’s
World War II Veteran Henry F. Slesthenger joined VA North Texas Health Care System Director Jeff Milligan on Dec. 4 as the Dallas VA Medical Center celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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