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Local Features

VAGLAHS Veteran Richard Pineda, proudly holds his catch during a deep sea fishing trip.Fish on!
Deep sea fishing for this special group of Veterans is not always about catching the big one. The sport can have a lasting impact on their mental health and physical well-being.
Eye exam instrument next to eyeGlaucoma - Be on the Lookout
Glaucoma can be stopped, if caught early. Getting an annual eye exam is a good way to detect it early and start treatment. Other factors can place you at risk, and should be tackled right away.
Veterans prepare to receive new clothing items.Vets shop for new clothes without paying a dime!
Over 17,000 pieces of new apparel including slacks, pants, dress shirts, sweaters, jackets, dresses, skirts and cardigans distributed to local Veterans at VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Table with Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles seal.Los Angeles Surge to End Veteran Homelessness
VA engages Landlords and Property Managers to help end Veteran Homelessness in Los Angeles.
Wear Red Day BalloonsWear Red Day
Wear Red Day - Commit to Health! Preventing a heart attack can be as simple as eating right, exercising, and not smoking. Find out more at the Wear Red Day events at the PERCs at Downtown and Sepulveda.
Sick female Veteran in bedThe Flu is Here
FLU is HERE, and it's not good news. Los Angeles County is reporting not only high numbers of sick patients, but even deaths. This flu season is going to be much worse, and everyone should get their flu shot.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
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.

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