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Male working out in holiday attireStay Fit During the Holidays
Don't let Holiday Cheer Sabotage Your Health Goals
Patient being examined by physicianCOPD Awareness
As you Live and Breathe: COPD, the risks, and what you can do about it.
Hand smashing pile of cigarettesImprove Your Sex Life, Stop Smoking.
Improve Your Sex Life, Stop Smoking.
Diabetes monitor and vegetablesDiabetes: Friendly Fire on Your Pancreas
Diabetes can be controlled through many simple self-care methods.
Teryl Sanabria, U.S. MarineBreast Cancer is Changing
Living Long and Strong: Breast Cancer can be beat
Man meditatingIt’s About Time for Whole Health
A Brand New VA Health Care: Whole Health. You and your providers create a battle plan, create the mission, get the right training, and practice. We've got your 6!
Fred Echeverria, U.S. Navy VeteranYour Health and Mental “Wellness”
Veteran Fred Echeverria finds that a trip to the VA Emergency Room actually turns into a pathway to wellness back at his Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Clinic.
Nurse holding patient's handsNational Time-Out Day
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System operating room and ambulatory clinical settings are reminded to evaluate the quality of our operating and procedure rooms "time-out" process.
/images/banner_INT_teaser_ParamountBBQ_180x130.jpgParamount Pictures Serves Veterans
Michael Irby from The Unit and Paramount Pictures employees kicked off this year's Memorial Day Celebrations with a BBQ for Veterans at the VAGLHS West Los Angeles Medical Center.
myVA - Putting Veterans FirstCommunity Veterans Engagement Board Kickoff
A kickoff meeting was held on 3/4/16, with our local VA leaders from VHA, VBA, NCA, Veterans Advocacy Groups, & Community Stakeholders to discuss ways to improve communication and outcomes for Veterans who call LA home.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.
Michael Williams speaks to new employeesHomeless Veterans Personal Scorecard was the Key
Michael Williams’ personal scorecard was goal oriented, a plan he put together while living on the streets. Homeless for three years, he conquered alcoholism and regained the trust of his family.
Veteran getting their blood pressure checkedBlood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs find both herbicide exposure and military service are associated with high blood pressure (hypertension) among Army Chemical Corps Vietnam era Veterans.
Army Veteran Jeffrey Weinstock meets with Dr. Erica Dombrowsky, audiologist, through Clinical Video Telehealth.VA Telehealth saves Florida Veteran time, travel
Army Veteran Major Jeffrey Weinstock is very thankful this week for VA Telehealth. It saves him a 300-mile round-trip from Key West to Miami for a comprehensive hearing exam and new hearing aids
Veterans sitting around a camp fire.Veterans Deal with Diabetes at Unique Camp
Veterans in Wisconsin spend a weekend at a special camp designed to help them learn about and deal with their diabetes. Veteran Steve Biever lost 56 pounds and thanks a VA nurse for saving his life.

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