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San Francisco VA Health Care System
March is National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month! Check out these tips to eat better, get enough exercise, and live a happier, healthier lifestyle. Talk to your VA provider to learn more, and check out the Nutrition programs at SFVAMC!
SFVAHCS Homeless Program Recognized by VA The San Francisco VA Health Care System was recently recognized by VA Central Office for its participation in the 25 Cities Initiative to end Veteran homelessness. Read the story to learn more.
Veterans Find Healing Through Work Through an exciting SFVAMC program, Veterans like Gregory King are finding healing and improved quality of life through meaningful work experiences. Read this article to learn more about the VIP-STAR Program.
New Medication Copays Starting Feb. 27 VA is reducing out-of-pocket costs for Veterans’ outpatient prescriptions — new, lower copays begin February 27, 2017. Read the article to find out about how you may be affected.
Introducing the Veteran Appointment Request App As part of VA’s focus on ensuring that Veterans receive timely access to health care, the Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) mobile app is now available at the San Francisco VA Health Care System.
Generous Donation Gives New Clothes to Vets Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Glassybaby, our Veterans can now receive a fresh set of clothes when they discharge from the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
10 Tips to Manage Holiday Stress Holiday stress can be triggered by almost everything. Be of good cheer; here are 10 tips to help you deal with the holidays and remain tranquil no matter what comes your way this time of year.
Musicians Bring Joy to Vets Volunteers from Musicians On Call bring the joy of music to the San Francisco VA Medical Center's Community Living Center through special one-on-one live performances. Read on to learn more about this new partnership.
Million Veteran Program The groundbreaking Million Veteran Program study is now recruiting for participants at the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Read on to find out more and learn how you can get involved.
Direct Scheduling for Audiology and Optometry Veterans in the San Francisco VA Health Care System can now schedule audiology and optometry appointments without a primary care referral! Follow the link for more details about this great program.
From the Veterans Health Administration
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.
VA'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.
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.
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
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.