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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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
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.

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