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2016 White House Summit on HomelessnessFormer Homeless Veteran Attends White House Summit
Last November, former homeless Veteran and Peer Support Specialist at the Toledo CBOC, Monique Beck, received an invitation from the White House to participate as a panel member during the 2016 Summit on Homelessness.
Veterans participating in the "Movement Disorder Class" at the Toledo CBOC gain independence and friendships during weekly therapy sessions.Parkinson's Patients Benefit from Movement Therapy
Physical Therapy Treatment at the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic helps Veterans with Parkinson's Disease and other Movement Disorders gain back a sense of freedom.
Man Holding Fresh VegetablesThe Importance of Diet, Nutrition and Bone Health
A growing field of science has shown that a well-rounded, healthy diet can be an important tool in helping prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Community Partners Aggressively Pursuing an End to Veteran Homelessness: For one formerly homeless Ohio Veteran, life’s ups begin to outweigh the downsVAAAHS Working to End Veteran Homelessness
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and Community Partners Aggressively Pursuing an End to Veteran Homelessness: For one formerly homeless Ohio Veteran, life’s ups begin to outweigh the downs
Inaugural Roger J. Grekin Research Award PresentationInaugural Grekin Research Award Presentation
Rod Hayward, MD, honored as the inaugural recipient of the Roger J. Grekin Research Award for his work as an outstanding clinical researcher during this year's VA Research Week celebrations.
VAAAHS Leadership Meet with Reps. Dingell & WalbergVAAAHS Provides Safe, High-Quality Surgical Care
On May 22, 2016 leaders from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System met with U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell and Tim Walberg to discuss the recent rescheduling on some surgical procedures in Ann Arbor.
Galliani examines a VA patient while Grzegorzewski records notesFuture Navy Nurses Get Lessons from Veterans
Future Navy Nurses Get Clinical and Life Lessons from Veterans: University of Michigan Naval ROTC Midshipmen discuss their clinical rotation experiences at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.VAAAHS – Championing Gold Status Innovations
Innovative technology that will enable Veterans more time with their provider by allowing them to fill out a standard pre-screening questionnaire with a mobile device while they wait.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-beingVAAAHS Research Scientist Awarded
VAAAHS Research Scientist wins AII Early Career Achievement Award - recognized as a “rising star” while studying the role of the immune system in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-beingVAAAHS Builds on Patient-Centered Success
(VAAAHS) Builds on Patient-Centered success with eVideon - interactive patient care solution that engage, educate and entertain patients and visitors, while streamlining workflows for staff.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.
Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.
Veterans Day banner, with U.S. Flag as Background“What Veterans Day Means to Me”
All this week, we will be posting articles and blogs by Veterans talking about “What Veterans Day Means to Me.” Kicking off the week with a salute from a former Navy SEAL very proud of his service.

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