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CWT Job Fair OpportunityCWT Helps Veterans Get Back to Work
Employment opportunities may seem evasive for Veterans in recovery. The Compensated Work Therapy program at VA North Texas works to identify skill levels and match them with employers willing to give Veterans a shot.
VA North Texas Recreation Therapists, Leslie Revilla and Lauren Reynaga, help Marine Corps Veteran, Roy Shelton, use a recumbent bicycle for the first time as part of his tailored active therapy program.Recreational Therapists restore life for Veterans
Ever considered dominoes or bicycling a form of therapy? Recreation Therapists at VA North Texas sure do. Helping Veterans connect thought processes with body action can be a fun work out!
Residents of the Community Living CenterArmy Chief Visits Veterans at Dallas VA
The 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Mark A. Milley, made a stop at Dallas VA on a crisp Veterans Day morning to thank residents of the Community Living Center for their service and sacrifice to the nation.
U.S. Army Infantryman Christopher WatsonFaces of Service Exhibit Honors Veterans
VA North Texas honored its Veteran patients and employees and unveiled a portrait project that puts stories and greater meaning behind the many Faces of Service that utilize the system’s health care and services.
With respect, honor and gratitude – Thank you VeteransHow do you celebrate Veterans Day?
How do you celebrate Veterans Day? Do Veterans in your circle of family, friends and neighbors know you appreciate them? Tell them… Don't let their service and sacrifice be forgotten.
Veterans should get a flu shot every yearVA Encourages Veterans to Get their Flu Shot
Wondering whether to get a flu shot this year? The answer is YES! The flu vaccine guards against various strains of flu and reduces the risk of flu-associated complications that result in a hospital stay or even death.
Veteran in wheelchair watering plantsSpinal Cord Injury Veterans and their Green Thumb
SCI is getting some TLC in its green house. Tending the flower garden outside the Spinal Cord Injury Center at VA North Texas Health Care System is just what the doctor ordered for some of its wheelchair Veterans.
TUG robotTUG Robots improve patient, employee experience
You may be familiar with robotic surgery, but what are TUG robots? Dallas VAMC is home to 35 TUG autonomous delivery robots that deliver patient meal trays throughout the hospital.
Nurse at patient bedsideNurses Recruitment Fair Set Aug. 12 at Dallas VAMC
Calling experienced RNs! Begin your VA nursing career at VA North Texas Health Care System, the second largest VA in the nation. Expand your degree while caring for those who have honorably served in America’s military.
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!

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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