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Local Features

Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter (PICC)New Guide Decreases Danger from Prolonged IV Usage
Despite widespread use of PICCs, ports and central lines, VA/U-M led effort offers doctors, nurses and patients comprehensive guidance aiming at decreasing dangers from long-term IV devices.
RBCRelationship Based Care
Relationship Based Care - Setting the standard: A new model of healthcare that transforms the point-of-care experience for Veterans, and their family members one relationship at a time.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A woman sits on a bed while readingHomeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last
Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.
A doctor listens to a patient's heartbeat with a stethoscope. Veterans: Are you at risk for prostate cancer?
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. If you're a Veteran over 40, you should learn about it and ask your VA health care provider if you should be screened.
A roadside billboard for the Veterans Crisis LineOne is a Powerful Number - It Could Save a Life
One is a powerful number when it translates to what one person can do to help a Veteran in crisis. One conversation, one phone call, one small act could save a life. The Power of One.
Several adults and a child cutting a ribbon in front of a health care clinicVA, Communities, Helping Homeless Veterans
What is a CRRC? It's a lifeline for thousands of homeless Veterans and their families. VA and local communities are partners in the effort, working together to provide needed services.
A woman with graying hair smilesI Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One!
Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong.
A man points to his gardenCombat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener
Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it.
An older man with a sporting competitor's numbered bib on his shirt leans on a golf cart carrying his clubs on a golf courseGolden Age Games Underway in Omaha
Golden Age Games — it's all about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans ... and yes, a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
A red rash on a person's elbowMy skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that?
Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.

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