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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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.

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