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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.
Honor Americas Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-beingVAAAHS Receives HRC Award - HEI
VAAAHS recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights org.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
People walkingHonoring those who care for our Veterans
VA has a six-week online interactive workshop that offers training in how to provide better care. It also helps caregivers learn how to manage their own emotions, stress and physical health.
Elderly men, sitting at a table enjoying a cup of coffee while talking to one anotherAre You Ready to Make Your Choices?
Are you ready to make your choices? Advance Care Planning: Your preferences for future health care. Advance Directive: Tell others your preferences and who you have chosen to be your Health Care Agent.
VA nurses Heather Frank (L) and Jill Jefferson along with Simulator SAM during  ICU simulation training at the VA medical center in Des Moines, Iowa.Heather Frank - One of VA’s Top Nurses
Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran Robert Hall and Primary Care Physician Dr. Sabrina FelsonVietnam Marine Corps Veteran - Forever Proud
Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
Veteran Lewis Taylor in Medical Foster HomeCouples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes
There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.
Doctor and Veteran PatientSan Diego VA Doctor Patients’ Best Friend
He reminds his patients of “those doctors from 50 years ago where they sit down and talk to you and are like your best friend. ”Meet Dr. James Michelson of VA San Diego.

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