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Local Features

Whitney Burger, an energy engineer at the VA Maryland Health Care System.Keeping Facilities Healthy Means Reducing Costs
Whitney Burger, an energy engineer at the VA Maryland Health Care System, has been was selected as the as the Department of Veterans Affairs Energy Engineer of the Year.
Augustin Hernandez working with Sharon Kelly using robotic mannequins.Award Winning Augie Hernandez is REdi
Hernandez was recognized with one of four newly-established awards for Excellence in Clinical, Simulation, Training, Education and Research.
Fisher House logoPerry Point VAMC selected for a Fisher House
The Fisher House facilities offer the comforts of home to families and caregivers of veterans and service members receiving care at a VA medical center or military hospital.
Photo of Dr. Lois FreemanOne of Our Own Changes the National Scene
Dr. Lois Freeman’s idea rises to the top, beating out 2,200 submissions in the 2016 Employee Innovation Compeetition.
Veteran patient getting a flu shot.Get the flu shot before the flu bug gets you
To obtain a free flu shot at Walgreens, veterans will not need to make an appointment, but they must show their VA Veterans Health Identification Card and another form of identification.
Man and woman standing together.Myths, Facts, and Preventing Suicide
Some of the risks factors for suicide include depression, chronic pain, grief, loss of a relationship, serious injury or long-term illness. Others include legal, financial, family, work or social problems.
Marine Veteran Jovan Bess with Jillian Silveira, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator.Improving the VA Experience for LGBT Veterans
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation named the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2013 as one of eight facilities in Maryland as designated leaders in delivering explicit LGBT-inclusive care.
Photo of Dr. Khodadad Namiranian and Dr. Celeste LombardiIntroducing The Spine Board
Within the Spine Board, a group of specialist in various aspects of lumbar spine care gathers to discuss the best clinical options to help patients with lower back pain.
:  Volunteer of the Year, Alice Dunton, recognized for her work at the Baltimore VA Medical Center.Volunteers Recognized
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System has recognized three outstanding volunteers as Volunteers of the Year, each representing a different VA facility.
Vietnam War 50th Anniversary CommemorationRemembering Vietnam’s 50th
The VA Maryland Health Care System, along with nearly 9,000 organizations across the country, joined the Department of Defense to honor our nation’s Vietnam Veterans for the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.

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