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MedSafe receptacleDisposing Meds Properly
With the help of Safemeds receptacles available at the Baltimore and Perry Point VA Medical Centers, Veterans can easily dispose of their unwanted medicines.
Tyler Stallings presenting a Hero Bag to Van Felton.Local Child Supports Veterans
Last week, Tyler and his mom delivered 14 hero bags to the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) at the Baltimore VA Annex.
Recycle WiselyGoing Green!
Practice Greenhealth has recognized the VA Maryland Health Care System with a Partner for Change Award for improving and expanding programs to eliminate mercury and reduce and recycle waste.
Daniel Braswell presents his business pitch for his  lead testing business at the graduation.Teaching Entrepreneurship
Our goal is to assist all Veterans who have difficulty obtaining and maintaining competitive employment with finding a match to meet their individual vocational preferences.
Photo of Dr. James M. Donahue.Merit Award Granted to Surgeon
Esophageal cancer, currently the 7th leading cause of death for men in the U.S., is increasing in frequency, a spike especially dramatic among veterans.
Photo of man standing on a footpath: "I'm free of hepatitis C. And you can be too." For more info go to www.hepatitis.va.gov.Getting Screened for Hep C
Due to a lack of symptoms, many people may not know they have hepatitis C. VA encourages babyboomers to get tested. Treatment options have expanded and improved!
Photo of Shae AllenAllen Named Top Social Worker
The Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers has selected Shaundra “Shae” L. Allen, a social worker at the VA Maryland Health Care System, as its 2017 Social Worker of the Year.
Group photo of veterans from various branches of the military.Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Veterans who survived Military Sexual Trauma (MST) have access to a range of free services to help them recover. MST affects men and women; about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men report a history of MST when screened.
Composite image of Veterans, their tattoos and the American flag.Recovery, Stories and Tattoos
Unique and moving art exhibit highlights recovery for veterans.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
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.

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