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Houston VA Epilepsy Center receives highest national accreditation rating

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston recently became the first VA in the nation to become accredited as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

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New Technology Offers Veterans a Spark of Life

Doctors at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston are utilizing groundbreaking new heart implant therapy to help Veterans with heart failure live happier and healthier lives.

Veteran on motorcycle

Not too Late to get a Flu Shot

Did you get your flu shot in the community?

Nurse puts a band aid on woman's arm.

New Simple Prostatectomy Surgery is Minimally Invasive

On Feb. 23, Houston VA continued its expansion of minimally invasive surgeries by performing our first single port robotic simple prostatectomy using the state of the art da Vinci Surgical System.

VA surgery staff

Sleep Apnea Device Improves Veterans’ Health and Sleep

For years, Air Force Veteran Deanna King struggled with fatigue and exhaustion. Today, after seeking help at the Houston VA and receiving a new device designed to treat sleep apnea, she is sleeping like a baby.


Love in the Midst of Healing

This week Army Veteran Brian Bilderback and his wife, Beth became man and wife in the Houston VA Chapel. Less than 48 hours after they tied the knot, Bilderback was in the Houston VA hospital operating room receiving a liver transplant.

Veteran and his wife.

Houston VA Army Veteran receives Silver Medal in the National Veteran Creative Artists Competition

U.S. Army Veteran Dr. Robert Tartell’s screenplay “The Window Washer”, recently placed Silver in the VA-sponsored National Veteran Creative Artists Competition.

Veteran with medal

New Resource Center Open for Houston Veterans

Veterans in the Houston metro area have a new resource center. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will be cutting the ribbon on its new Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) on Friday, Feb. 23.

VA clinic

A lifelong commitment to serving, ensuring Veterans smile

Vietnam Veteran Allan Perkins, knows no bounds when it comes to being a public servant.

Veteran and VA volunteer

Couple’s Workshop helps Veterans strengthen Romantic Relationships

Prior to meeting his wife Ana, Navy Chief Petty Officer Paul Scherman (ret.) spent more than 22 months in Afghanistan during two deployments.

Two Veterans with their spouses