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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Celebrating Occupational Therapists April is National Occupational Therapy month! During this time we salute the men and women who serve as occupational therapists helping our Veterans live a fuller and more enjoyable life.
Ocean Therapy VAGLAHS, in partnership with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, took to the waves to help our Veterans cope with mental and physical illness such as traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Rock and Roll and the Ear Loud Music can cause hearing problems, and many musicians and concert-goers have suffered severely. Hearing problems also can be connected to military service, and treatment choices are discussed.
Poisoning: it could happen to you Poisoning can happen from simple things like medicines and OTC drugs, or unexpected results from a prescription. Simple kitchen ingredients could also be lethal for your pets.
Social Workers improve the lives of others Our wonderful and dedicated VAGLAHS social workers provide support, counseling and information to Veterans and their families. They play a critical role in the overall health and well-being of our Veterans.
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.
Glaucoma - 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.
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.
Los Angeles Surge to End Veteran Homelessness VA engages Landlords and Property Managers to help end Veteran Homelessness in Los Angeles.
Wear 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.
From the Veterans Health Administration
Marine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
With VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Robotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms? A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Important Office that Most People Have Never Heard VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
Marine 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.
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.