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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

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.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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