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patient getting eyeglasses adjustedProsthetic and Sensory Aids
VA's 4000-item prosthetic inventory includes devices to assist Veterans with mobility, enhance senses such as hearing, and make living spaces more convenient and user-friendly.
VA Volunteers, Edna and Rock EagleDedication Money Can't Buy
Volunteers are the backbone of many organizations, such as schools, non-profits, parks, churches, and hospitals. At the VA, volunteers are essential partners in providing care to our Veterans.
NutritionEat Healthy, Feel Great!
When I say nutritionist, do you think weight management? If so, that is correct, but good nutrition extends far beyond weight management.
4000 and counting4000 and Counting
VA's prosthetics program enables Veterans to enjoy sports, daily activities and functionality using the most advanced technologies for replacement limbs, hearing aids, and women's prostheses.
Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.Follow Us on Flickr!
Are you looking for a Veteran-centric site to visit in the Washington DC Metro Area? Do you have an affinity for Veterans and Service Members? Follow Andre and Will's journey to local landmarks.
Foodservice dietician, Annemarie Price, MS, RD, shows why the Martinsburg VA Medical Center has an award-winning composting program as she prepares to collect organic waste to compost in a bio bag.Step into the Green Scene
At VISN 5, we are committed to practicing green initiatives. All four medical centers participate in multiple programs that protect and benefit our environment.
What if you could see your doctor for a non-emergency appointment in the comfort of your own home?Imagine Care Anywhere
What if you could see your doctor for a non-emergency appointment in the comfort of your own home? If you’re using VA telehealth services, you can.
the new look of our websiteVISN 5 Website Redsign
We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome. Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation.
Joy Phillips is the new Womens Health Program Manager.Bringing "Joy" To Women Veterans
Joylynn “Joy” Phillips, RN-BC, BSN, MS, NEA-BC, is the new Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) Women Veterans Program Manager. A Baltimore native, Phillips has an appreciation for her blue collar upbringing
Charles P. Clark, the oldest living confirmed WWII Veteran receiving health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs pose with Timothy Cooke, the Martinsburg VAMC director during a Certificate of Appreciation presentation on March 16, 2015 at the medical center.107-year-old Veteran's Story
Charles P. Clark, a 107-year-old World War II (WWII) Veteran has been living at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) Community Living Center since November and has pretty much seen it all.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
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.

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