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VA is ready for the 2019-2020 flu season

Free flu shots will be available at all VA Medical Centers and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. And at the 9,600 Walgreens pharmacies. Just present your …


VHA Innovation Experience: Author, VA leaders challenge “business as usual”

Best-selling author Vijay Govindarajan will keynote this year’s VHA Innovation Experience on October 22, and is sure to disrupt the conventional wisdom …


Wide-Awake Hand Surgery allows several appointments in one morning

Veterans Wide-Awake Minor Hand Surgery procedures take between five and fifteen minutes to perform under local anesthesia. Surgeons and staff talk with the …


VA Suicide Prevention: You are not alone

MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource connecting Veterans and their families with help for challenges in their lives. Hear Vets describe how they …


Veteran with limited mobility gets his game on

With limited use of his hands, Marine Corps Veteran Lance Knadler could no longer play video games—until engineers at Richmond VA Medical Center designed …


The future is in sight at the New Orleans VA

New Orleans VA's Dr. Jody Simon performed the first corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) procedure ever completed at a VA medical center. 


Activity boxes offer Veterans an escape from VA hospital routine

Patients at Orlando VA Medical Center can escape hospital routine with the therapeutic activity box, or TAB, which offers relaxing activities and materials …


Suicide Prevention: A Marine Veteran’s story

Every VA employee has one extra job this month. Preventing Veteran suicides. We do this all year but this month, we want to get the word out to Veterans …


Insomnia, Treatment, and finding a path to better sleep

To bring effective treatment Veterans entering VA health care who have Insomnia Disorder, VA has developed an online training called “Path to Better Sleep.”


VA volunteer harpist says “thank you and goodbye”

During her time as a volunteer harpist at VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Danielle Nam has grown as a musician and a person. She says “thank you and …


Veterans grateful at Columbia Stand Down

Close to 300 Veterans picked up some shoes and sweat shirts and toiletries at a recent Stand Down at the Columbia, South Carolina, VA Medical Center. “I …


VHA iEx Talks: VHA’s innovation story is its people, purpose, and passion

Soon, 20 VHA storytellers will take you on their innovation journey. They will inform, inspire and show you how innovation is changing Veterans lives.