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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare SystemVAAAHS Doctor Honored By APIC
VAAAHS Chief of Medicine Service, Dr. Sanjay Saint, awarded the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award from APIC for "contributions to implementation science, infection prevention, and patient safety."
Allium Vegetables Promote Health & WellnessVA-bc's of Healthy Living
Allium vegetables' "Potent Flavor with Powerful Benefits: Garlic, Onions, and Men’s Health" - 1 in 7 diagnosed with prostate cancer - battling the odds with a healthy diet.
See how this tiny fiber is changing lives - revolutionizing kidney stone removal with "Stone Dusting" procedure."Stone Dusting" - The Future Is Now, At VAAAHS
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) offers new laser technology - "Stone Dusting" procedure - revolutionizing kidney stone removal surgery with a less invasive approach.
VAAAHS to Host VA2K to Promote Health & WellnessVA2K_2015
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on May 20, at 11:00 a.m. to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans by donating food and clothing items.
Jackson Town HallVeterans Town Hall - Creating A New Forum
The Veterans Town Hall - creating a new forum to gather Veterans feedback and recommendations for VA programs and services; because your voice matters, we want to hear from you.
VAAAHS Town HallVAAAHS Jackson Town Hall
The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and Jackson VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) to host first Jackson Veteran town hall for Veterans, family members, and other interested community partners.
Miss MichiganNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
VA medical facilities across America honor the men, women and their families who have given so much to protect and preserve our way of life, our freedoms, and all we hold dear as Americans.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) ProcedureNew State-of-the-Art TAVR Procedure a Success
VAAAHS discharges its first patient to receive the new, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a state-of-the-art minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedure, only 48 hours after the surgery was complete.
Dr. Fink Receives Prestigious Magnuson Award for Research ExcellenceGene Therapy Pioneer Receives Award
Gene therapy pioneer and longtime Veterans Affairs researcher Dr. David Fink received the 2014 Paul B. Magnuson Award from VA in a ceremony at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System on Dec. 15, 2014.
From L to R: VAAAHS Director Robert P. McDivitt, TAVR Chief Dr. Michael Grossman, Cardiology Chief Dr. Claire Duvernoy, Cardiology Nurse Manager Barb Clarke, Acting Director of Planning & Analysis Eric Deters and Project Engineer Ken Vitale.VAAAHS to Offer Life-Saving TAVR Heart Procedure
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System cut the ribbon to the newly constructed Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Hybrid Surgical Suite on December 8, 2014. VAAAHS will be only the sixth VA to offer this procedure.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A Veteran wearing a sea captain's hat salutes while rolling his motorized wheelchair among others walking around him2015 VA Walk & Roll Sees Growth
It's called the Walk and Roll when over 23,000 Veterans, VA Employees and American citizens walk a mile for homeless Veterans, raising more than $325,000 worth of donations this year.
A male patient seated on an exam table in an exam room shakes hands with a female doctorTen Things to Know About the Choice Program
If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Woman with a clipboard and pen looks at a man speaking to herHelping Your Provider Understand Military Culture
VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Two women talk and smile in an exercise roomSummer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer!
Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
A wife smiles at her husband seated facing her. Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat
About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
man lifting barbellWheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games
Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down
You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14
VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records
Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.

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