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Dr. Kamal Itani, Chief of Surgical Service, VA Boston Healthcare System, right, demonstrates the use and functionality of VA Boston’s new Hybrid Operating RoomNew OR Modernization Enhances Patient Safety
VA Boston recently opened a new, state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Room (O.R.) at the West Roxbury campus. The O.R. is the first of its kind in the VA New England Healthcare System.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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