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Terence M. Keane, Ph.D.Dr. Terence Keane is the new APF president
VA announced that the Director of the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston, Terence M. Keane, Ph.D. is the new president of the American Psychological Foundation (APF).
Mark Sanders, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran from Manomet, Mass., shows the black sea bass he just caught off of Point Judith, R.I., Thursday, July 21, 2016, during the VA New England's Adaptive Summer Sports ClinicVA New England Adaptive Summer Sports Clinic
"There is a learning curve, but being disabled doesn't mean much once you know what you can do," said Paul Nyerick, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam from Granby, Conn., who has multiple sclerosis.
Veterans with SCI playing bocce ballA better life for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury
Veterans at the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Unit are challenging what it means to be living with a spinal cord injury. One look at their list of activities may leave you wondering how these Veterans could be injured at all.
(L) Michelle Baytarian, PA-C, MMSc, Liver Clinic Coordinator, Lead Hepatitis C Clinician, Lead Physician Assistant, discusses the latest medication in the VA Boston pharmacy with Tony Houranieh, RPh, MS, PhD, Associate Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical Services Co-Chair, VA Boston IRB and Rayhme Collins,New, Better Treatments for Hepatitis C
It's a severe, potentially life-threatening liver infection that has a particularly high incidence in our Veteran population. And, many Veterans don't even know they have it.
Veteran canoeing with family memberInnovative new ways to manage pain
The VA is always looking for newer and better ways to help Veterans manage their unique health issues. Get some important information about what VISN 1 is doing for Veterans with chronic pain.
Gerard Pageau, US Navy Sonar Technician and Gary Gahan, US Marines, Field Radio Operator both served in Vietnam.A Thank You & Welcome Home
Welcome Home Events began across the VA earlier this year, and due to the overwhelmingly positive response, more events are taking place at many local VAs with the goal of touching as many Vietnam Veterans as possible.
From left: Bob McDonald, Secretary, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; John Concato, MVP Principal Investigator; J. Michael Gaziano, MVP Principal InvestigatorMillion Veterans Program (MVP)
What do 450,000 of our nation's VETERANS have in common? They have all become part of the Million Veterans Program (MVP), a medical research partnership between the VA and Veterans.
Kristin Mattocks, PhD, is pictured with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald, Amber Brown of UMMS, and Rebecca Baldor of VA.UMassMed, VA Launch Maternal Health Care Study
University of Massachusetts Medical School and VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System's Kristin Mattocks are seeking ways to improve prenatal and postpartum services.
Women Veterans take to the slopesWomen Veterans Honored on the Slopes
The VA Boston Healthcare System in partnership with NEHSA and Mount Sunapee the held 7th Annual Women Veterans Ski Appreciation Day for Women Veterans of all ages and abilities on March 1st.
Anna Almeida-Tenreiro, a radiology technologist, and Navy hospital corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Kanoa LaVoun prepare World War II Navy Veteran Hector R. Rosado for a CT scanVA-DOD Training Partnership at Providence VAMC
Many Veterans come to Providence VA after military service, but some come while still in uniform. Often they come for medical board evaluations or care relating to a service-connected injury, but some come for training.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
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.

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