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Crushed cigarette buttsSmoke Free VA
On October 1, 2019, smoking will no longer be permitted on any of our VA campuses for patients, visitors, vendors, volunteers and contractors. Smokers are encouraged to leave all tobacco and smoking materials home.
Nurse Sandy Beam with a patient.Summer Skin Safety Tips
The hazy hot days of summer have arrived! Wherever your plans for the upcoming Independence Day holiday may take you, chances are you will be outdoors at some point. Protect yourself with these tips.
Male veteran walking outside with grandsonWhy Choose VA: Accomplishing Goals
After a year of encouragement from his VA primary care provider, Gary Warren, U.S. Navy Veteran, decided to take advantage of more of the services available to help him get active and accomplish his goals.
Mr. Les Tweed and Dr. Olga WhitmanFighting for Independence
Whether due to uncontrolled diabetes, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or birth conditions, the number of people struggling with low vision is rising. Here are two Veterans' stories.
These cooks are among the more than 3,000 employees who work at the VA Maryland Health Care System who bring their skills and dedication to serving our Veterans and our nationPublic Service: Food Service
Public Service comes in many forms. Food service represents one of the vital, meaningful careers that government workers perform that might not be visible. Public Service Week—May 5-11—honors government employees.
Open House detailsOpen House and Enrollment Fair May 4
Veterans of all ages, get the health care you've earned! Join us at our next Open House and Enrollment Fair, to be held at the Loch Raven VA Medical Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon to learn more.
Veteran talking to someone outsideWhy Choose VA: A Personal Feeling of Belonging
WWII Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Murray Simon describes the personal feeling of belong he has while residing at the Loch Raven VA Community Living Center, part of the VA Maryland Health Care System.
The training uses SimMan, a computerized mannequin, to simulate an array of scenarios.Practice Makes Perfect
When a patient becomes unresponsive or stops breathing, the rapid response team is called into action via a “code blue” (medical emergency) announcement on the overhead paging system.
Clinician chats with a patientNew Clinic Open House
Join us at our newest clinic for a free Open House & Enrollment Fair on March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Apply for VA health care, see our new clinic and meet our staff!
A male patient receives a flu shot at the VA Maryland Health Care System.It's Not Too Late!
Last year, more than 80,000 Americans died from flu, the highest toll in more than 40 years. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated. The Flu Shot is your family’s best defense against the Flu.

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