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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!
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
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.

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