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Working 12- and 13 hour days with joy in their hearts, VA Maryland employees make a difference for fellow Americans devastated by storm’s destruction.Volunteering in Puerto Rico
Working 12- and 13 hour days with joy in their hearts, VA Maryland employees make a difference for fellow Americans devastated by storm’s destruction.
Man at work blowing his nose and appearing sick with the sticker Flu Shot on the outside of his computer screen.Avoid the Misery of the Flu!
The current vaccines can make the difference between having a milder illness and a hospital stay. The flu shot is your family’s best defense against the flu. Get your free flu shot today!
Female volunteer at the information desk at the Baltimore VA Medical Center helping a young veteran with directions.Make a Difference in the Lives of Veterans
If you want to serve Veterans, but the thought of volunteering in a clinical setting makes you squeamish, don’t worry: There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer throughout the VA without being in a clinical area.
Portrait photo of Dr. Adam M. Robinson, Jr, Director of the VA Maryland Health Care SystemContinuous Improvements at the VA
As we work to improve your VA health care experience throughout Maryland, I want to thank you for allowing us to serve your health care needs. Learn more about our continuous efforts in the latest issue of Health Watch.
Female clinician reviewing antibiotics with a female patient.Take Antibiotics the Right Way
With the cold and flu season upon us, you may ask your health care provider to prescribe an antibiotic to treat what ails you. As a patient, you should be aware of what antibiotics are and how they can affect you.
Photo of male veteran patient receiving acupuncture treatment from a clinician.Preventing Opioid Addiction
Patients struggling with pain who are taking prescription opioids are among those dying from opioid-related overdoses. With 6 out of 10 overdose deaths related to opioids, the VA is taking steps to protect Veterans.
Photo of Dr. Adam Robinson, Jr., MDAcknowledging Moral Injury
Moral injuries often go unrecognized, and thus, remain untreated or misdiagnosed.
NFL Legend Earnest Byner visits veteran inpatients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.NFL Legend Visits Veterans
Recently nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Legend Earnest Byner and members of his organization, Healing Dawgs, visit veteran inpatients at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.
A Veteran patient receives a flu shot from a VA clinician.Don’t Let the Flu Get You
The flu kills 36,000 people. To help prevent the flu this season, the VA Maryland Health Care System is offering Veterans free flu shots.
Photo of Dr. Teodor Postolache, MDResearcher Awarded Merit Grant
Armed with a four-year, $650,000 VA Merit Award Grant, Teodor Postolache seeks to determine if Veterans who have attempted suicide have a higher level of the parasite infection than those without..

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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