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Army Veteran finds his calling helping incarcerated Veterans turn their lives around

VA’s Veterans Justice Program identifies justice-involved Veterans and offers medical and mental health care, substance abuse treatment, housing, and vocational rehabilitation services.

Henry Molden, Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists, helping incarcerated Veterans.

First “Awake” Brain Surgery at Houston VA

As a neurosurgeon at the Houston VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ali Jalali enjoys getting to know his Veteran patients and learning about their military service.

The Houston VA surgery team performs first

A Special Visit from the Houston Texans

Houston Texans coaches, players, cheerleaders, and staff visited the Houston VA during Thanksgiving week to give thanks to Veterans.

Houston Texans Head Coach David Culley visits with Veterans at VA Houston.

Meet ROSA: New Robot Guides Brain Surgery at Houston VA

There is a new surgical robot in town.  ROSA, a Robotized Surgical Assistant, has joined the Houston VA team and is helping doctors detect sources of seizures in patients with epilepsy.

Surgeons pose with Robotized Surgical Assistant.

Houston VA Encourages Veterans to access breast health services during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is encouraging women Veterans to get screened for breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Doctor and patient standing by a mammography machine.

Tangible Support for Grieving Families

Marine Veteran Kirk McFarlin’s body was draped in an American flag.

Regina McFarlin, Kirk McFarlin's wife, with our Houston VA palliative care team.

A call to duty for nurse retirees

After more than 30 years helping heal the sick in the Air Force and VA, Sherman Free was ready for retirement in 2019.

Nurses Sherman Free and Lottie Lockett

Pandemic doesn’t stop Houston area Veterans from competing

Throughout the pandemic, many of us have decreased our physical activity.

Houston VA Silver Eagles Team

Life-changing robotic surgery improves Veteran outcomes

New robotic technology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston will ensure better long-term outcomes for Veterans undergoing total hip replacement surgery.

MAKO surgery at VA Houston

Protect yourself from COVID variants

Protecting Veterans, our staff, and those in the community, remains Houston VA’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collage of patients and staff getting vaccinated