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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

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Telemental Health - Telehealth ServicesTelemental Health
VA Telemental Health Services - Serving those who've served their country wherever they are; in home, or at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic close to home - your care, your way.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Happy HolidaysReligious Exercise and Expression in VA Facilities
VA appreciates religious groups and other organizations that wish to celebrate the holidays with our Veterans. Here are the guidelines to help you observe the season with our patients and residents.
Man in a wheelchair with a woman standing to his sideHonoring Family and Friends Who Care for Veterans
Respite care provides a break for a Veteran's regular caregiver, and VA offers professional respite care to caregivers. Eligible Veterans may be eligible to receive 30 days of respite care per year.
Major Anthony SmithOne Story of Millions Who Have Borne the Battle
From a body bag to a black belt. After being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, Anthony Smith was presumed dead and placed in a body bag. Today, after 100 surgeries, he has a martial arts black belt.
A woman with a stethoscope reviews a paper with an older man holding a canePlanning for Getting Older: Is it Ever Too Early?
Over half of America's Veterans are over 65. It's estimated 70% of them will eventually need long term care. Have you and your family made any plans? Here's what one Veteran did ... and you can too.
Two men and two women chopping vegetables around a kitchen counterVA Gourmet - Teaching Vets How to Cook Healthy
At the Fargo VA in North Dakota, a team of dietitians is dedicated to teaching Veterans how to prepare quick, easy meals that are nutritious and healthy (and taste good too).
A tall, cylindrical machine stands in the center of a hospital room and emits blue light Milwaukee VA Medical Center Zaps Germs with Robots
Milwaukee VA Medical Center protects the health and safety of Veteran patients with new robots that kill numerous micro-organisms in about 15 minutes. It scrambles the DNA of bacteria.
Detail of a painting featuring military boots and high heelsCreative Arts Festival 2015
Over 100 Veterans are gathering in North Carolina this week for VA's national annual Creative Arts Festival. It's music, painting, dancing, sculpture ... and it's therapeutic.
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.

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