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VA Mental Health Group with provider discussing options to limit alcohol.Limiting Alcohol for Better Health
Alcohol and substance abuse affects Veterans more than the average American, and the numbers are growing. Health issues due to alcohol over use can cause may concerns in the body.
Dr. Anders, VA Psychologist, works Telehealth equipment in her officeIn-home Telehealth Counseling
In an effort to assist those unable to travel for face-to-face MST counseling sessions, VASNHS clinical psychologists recently started to provide therapy to Veterans using devices with webcams in their homes.
Red Coat Ambassador Mr. Smith assisting Veteran.Red Coat Ambassador Program
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System’s Red Coat Ambassadors Program is designed to make Veterans feel welcome and be informed when they come to the VA clinics for appointments.
Veteran riding mountain bike in adaptive cycling at Red Rock Canyon State ParkProject Hero Mountain Bike Cycling Club
The VASNHS partnered with Project Hero, a non-profit organization that helps Veterans heal through cycling and encouraging an active lifestyle, to assist dozens of riders during the three-day event.
Veteran filling out clinic appointment survey form at homeVA Feedback Needed To Improve Services
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is interested on your valuable feedback for the quality of care you received in one of our inpatient or outpatient appointments. Help us improve services by filling out mailed form.
Veteran sick with thermometer in mouthVA Southern Nevada Weathers Severe Flu Season
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has seen an exponential increase in the number of Veterans testing positive for the flu. Providers recommend rest at home if sick, cover cough and wash hands often.
Veterans and VA leadership in attendance at the Veterans Town Hall in 2017.Veterans Resource Fair and Qtr Town Hall
The Veterans Resource Fair and Quarterly Town Hall will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The Town Hall will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at VAMC Auditorium.
VASNHS Quarterly Veterans Newsletter imageVASNHS Veterans Newsletter FY18 Q1
VASNHS Quarterly Veterans Newsletter for FY2018 Quarter 1, to include features on SHEP Feedback, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, COPD, TeleOptometry and donate blood stories.
Homeless PACT Team outreach talking with VeteranProject Homeless Connect 2017
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System continued its efforts to support the local homeless community by participating in the 25th annual Project Homeless Connect in Las Vegas Nov. 14.
Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard holding flags at the 2016 Veterans Day eventVeterans Day Car Show and BBQ
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System will host it's third Veterans Day Car Show & Free BBQ event at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Northwest parking lot Nov. 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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