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Local Features

Veteran Thomas Sells performing Tai ChiConsumer Reports Reviews Whole Health Program
Consumer Report produced a national segment on VAGLAHS's Whole Health Program highlighting Veteran Thomas Sells & his use of Tai Chi and other services for treating lower back pain.
Staff with New Central Monitor in new ‘Rhythm Room’ in 3W.New $10M Patient Monitoring System Installed
After much anticipation and coordination from many of our VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System staff across the medical center over the last two years, a new Patient Monitoring System has been installed.
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Computed Tomography deviceVA West LA Gets New CAT Scan
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is happy to welcome the arrival of a new Computed Tomography device, commonly known as CT or CAT scan, in the radiology department at VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Mr. Harry CorreEmployee appointed to National Advisory Committee
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Harry Corre, on being appointed to the Secretary’s National Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners-of-War, through 2020.
Building 209 main entranceHistoric Hospital for Homeless Veterans
Building 209 provides housing and healing space for homeless veterans. The award winning project demonstrates the benefits of a federal agency engaging qualified expertise to assist in both design and consultation.
Sugar Ray greets the Veterans as they arriveSugar Ray honors Korean War Day
Champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard joined the festivities taking photos and signing autographs for Veterans, family members and VAGLAHS staff during Korean War Recognition Day.
Doctor consulting a patientWomen Veterans Health Care
For women Veterans who are not ready to begin a family, there are plenty of birth control options. Among the most recommended birth control methods are long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
Secretary David J. Shulkin stands as he gives his video message regarding the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
Secretary David J. Shulkin's video message regarding the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
Program founders Leslie Martin (left) and James Dwyer (right)June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day
June 27 is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day and the National Center for PTSD is encouraging individuals to LEARN about PTSD, CONNECT to resources that can help and SHARE with others to spread the word.
Sign in table at the Lancaster Open HouseWelcome to our House
Well done to the VA Greater Los Angeles staff that took part in the Open House events throughout April and May this year. This marks VAGLAHS first time hosting an open house at the Antelope Valley and East LA clinics.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.

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