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Beach trees before the stormPreparing for Hurricane Season
The 2017 hurricane season is near. Are you ready? Read on for a personal preparedness checklist, medication tips and if you’re an enrolled Veteran, pharmacy contact information for your local VA facility.
T-shirts are hung by staff as part of the Clothesline project to raise awareness for military sexual trauma, sexual assault and sexual abuse.Clothesline Project Raises Awareness
Each April visitors and patients may notice a display of t-shirts hung on a clothesline to serve as an awareness campaign for military sexual trauma, sexual assault and sexual abuse.
Dr. Malcolm Klein, (left) a VA physician at SimLEARN and the Tampa, Florida VAMC, and Dr. Christopher Prevel, chief of surgery at the Orlando VAMC, describe the capabilities of the surgical area of the National Simulation Center to visitors while other staff members conduct the demonstration.Simulation Training Saves Veteran
The nation’s Veterans spend their military careers training when needed to defend our nation. That same dedication holds true for VA medical professionals who prepare for when their skills are needed to help save a life.
38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games Logo from July 29 to August 4, 2018 in Orlando, FLOrlando 2018 Veterans Wheelchair Games
The Orlando VA Medical Center, Paralyzed Veterans of America, City of Orlando, Orange County and Central Florida Sports Commission announced that Orlando was selected to host the 38th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Ken Fisher, Fisher House Chairman and CEO, and local volunteers at the Orlando Fisher House Groundbreaking.Groundbreaking Held for the Orlando Fisher House
On November 30, 2016 the Orlando VA Medical Center hosted the groundbreaking for Orlando Fisher House. It will provide a “home away from home” at no cost for families and caregivers of Veterans receiving treatment.
Smiling male patient talks with doctorNew Treatments for Hepatitis C Offer Hope
Hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and liver cancer. Most people don’t have any symptoms. Learn the risk factors and how new treatments offer high cure rates.
Orlando VAMC nurse Ms. Vanessa Williams discusses the CardioMEMS procedure with Mr. Curtis as his cardiology team implants the small sensor.OVAMC offers New CardioMEMS Procedure
CardioMEMS allows cardiology specialists to monitor a Veteran patients’ cardiovascular health from a distance, allowing the Veteran to enjoy his or her chosen lifestyle outside the hospital room.
VA Mobile Your Life, Your Health, Your ScheduleAsk A Pharmacist Web App
Veterans: Do you have questions about your VA medications or pharmacies? The new Ask A Pharmacist web app can help! It answers basic pharmacy/medication questions and Veterans can access the app on any mobile device.
VA care team doctors review their VA-issued tablet, which they use at non-VA hospitals to help intake Veteran patients.Mobile Devices for VA Community Inpatient Care
In 2013 the Orlando VA Medical Center piloted a Community Inpatient Care Team model at non-VA hospitals to better serve rural Veterans and provide inpatient care at local community and university hospitals.
Male and female restroom signs in an airportWhat Your Poop Says About Your Health
Next time, take a peek before you flush. What you see might tell you a lot about what's going on inside. Learn what the clues are and what you need to do to stay in tip top shape.

From the Veterans Health Administration

HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
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.

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