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VA staff covering their face while sneezingHa-tchooooooo!
Ha-tchooooooo! Why should you get the flu shot? Innumerable studies have shown a clear health benefit for the annual influenza vaccination. The vaccination is now recommended for everyone over the age of six months.
Air Force Veteran Betty Love gets chauffeured around town in a 1947 Chrysler Windsor convertibleVets Go Cruising
Veterans tour vintage cars during a recent trip to the Automobile Driving Museum.
VAGLAHS Director, Ann Brown is joined by VA Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management, Steve Young, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block at the launch of the new VA-UCLA Family Wellness Center on the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center CaVA partners with UCLA to serve Vets
VA, UCLA collaboration fills gaps in existing services for vulnerable Veterans.
NFCM BannerNational Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month! This month, VA takes time to honor and thank the family caregivers who provide vital support and care to our Veterans.
Arif Subhan, Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemVA Employee Elected President, ACCE
VAGLAHS employee was elected President, of the American College of Clinical Engineering. Chief Biomedical Engineer Mr. Arif Subhan, was elected to lead the organization late summer 2017.
Lunch is on us! Tasty hamburgers from In an Out and deli sandwiches from Jersey Mikes.2017 Veteran Stand Down
Hot meals, clothing, medical services, family assistance and legal advice were just a few of the free services offered at our 3rd Veteran Stand Down at the West Los Angeles Medical Center campus last week.
Assistant Director Kari Blackwell receives her flu shot at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center lobby walk-in flu shot stationGetting the Facts on the Flu
The Center for Disease Control provides a wealth of information on influenza (flu) viruses and vaccinations. The following are common influenza-related questions and answers from the CDC.
Partial graphic with icons describing mammography myths, facts, and information to know prior to a mammogram.National Mammography Day - 4 Mammogram Myths
Be informed on National Mammography Day (October 20, 2017) by knowing the truth about mammograms and you could help save your life, or the life of someone you love.
VA Family Resource and Well-being Center at the VA West Los Angeles Medical CenterMedical Center Receives Sustainability Award
VA formally recognizes healthcare system for significant contributions to environmental sustainability
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Veterans and Saddles for Soldiers volunteers practice horse riding showmanshipHorsing Around
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, in partnership with Saddles for Soldiers, are helping Veterans heal using adaptive sports medicine one hoof at a time.

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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