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Local Features

2017 Mental Health Summit2017 Mental Health Summit
VA Mental Health Summits enhance visibility and collaboration with community organizations and help to expand care networks for Veterans and their families while targeting issues of national importance.
Under Secretary Awards Highest Honor to Local InvestigatorVA Researcher Receives National Award
Congratulations to physician researcher, Dr. Eve Kerr, recipient of the 2016 VA Undersecretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, the highest honor for VA health services researchers.
VAAAHS to Host VA2K to Promote Health and Wellness and Support Homeless VeteransVA2K improving health, helping homeless Veterans
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on Wednesday, May 17th to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans by donating food and clothing items.
Laboratory Professionals WeekNational Laboratory Professionals Week
National Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration that aims to increase awareness and appreciation of clinical laboratory professionals who play an important role in VA Ann Arbor Health Care System.
Creative Value Challenge AwardVA Ann Arbor Wins Creating Value Challenge Award
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System awarded the Creative Value Challenge Award by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation for their outstanding work in quality improvement ideas aimed at improving patient value.
2016 Annual ReportFY 2016 Annual Report
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System proudly presents our FY 2016 Annual Report highlighting our many achievements as a leader in the field of healthcare, innovation, and state-of-the-art advancements in technology.
Federal Energy and Water Management AwardVA Energy Manager Recognized by US Dept. of Energy
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the Aleda E. Lutz Medical Center Energy Manager and Team Awarded 2016 Federal Energy and Water Management Award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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