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West Texas VA Health Care System
Immunizations Contribute to Good Health Babies younger than 6 months are more likely to develop certain infectious diseases than older children. Cocooning is a way to protect babies from catching diseases from people around them.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) First of all what is S.T.E.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and STEM Schools focus on these subjects to help our nation's youth gain the skills required to succeed in today's world.
Facility Efforts with Community Partners Today the Department of Veterans Affairs operates 152 VA Medical Centers and over 2,000 Community Based Outpatient and Outreach Clinics. VA’s mission is to “serve those that have borne the battle.
WTVAHCS Women Veterans Program Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? VA's Women’s Health Services provides programmatic and strategic support to for all women Veterans.
Volunteer Contributions to Facility Operations In the VA Healthcare System, volunteers are a crucial element in everyday functions. Over 140,000 volunteers gave more than 11 million hours in service to America's Veterans.
Training the Next Generation of Providers In an employment market that exists at the WTVAHCS, training the next generation of healthcare providers begins with customer service which all service industry organizations value first.
Click 2 Benefits How does a Veteran in sparsely populated West Texas obtain the personalized benefit information and claims assistance offered by a VA Regional Office 300 miles away? Click 2 Benefits is here to help!
Health and Wellness in the New Year There are some proactive strategies that can help improve health in the New Year. First the best and easiest way to be proactive about your health is to change your eating habits.
My HealtheVet 2014 My HealtheVet is the VA’s online Personal Health Record. Its web-based resources and tools offer you greater control over your own health and wellness allowing you to be an active partner in your health care.
Telehealth Telehealth Services: Providing the right care in the right place at the right time.There are lots of reasons to be excited about Telehealth services at our West Texas VA Health Care System!
From the Veterans Health Administration
My skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that? Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.
2015 VA Walk & Roll Sees Growth It's called the Walk and Roll when over 23,000 Veterans, VA Employees and American citizens walk a mile for homeless Veterans, raising more than $325,000 worth of donations this year.
Ten Things to Know About the Choice Program If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Helping Your Provider Understand Military Culture VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Summer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer! Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.
Wheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Tips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
U.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14 VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.