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Houston VA accepting art entries for Virtual Creative Arts Competition

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is currently accepting art entries for the 2022 VA creative arts competition which must be submitted by July 25, 2022.

A photo collage of artwork and a Veteran holding an award certificatelace in the 2021 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

Nominations to name Houston VA Women’s Health Center due May 16

The Houston VA Medical Center is naming our Women’s Health Center after a woman Veteran from the great state of Texas, and we need your help!

A Veteran stands in front of the Women’s Health Center at the Houston VA Medical Center.

Going “Mobile” to Care for Veterans

Employees at the Humble VA Outpatient Clinic recently went above and beyond to ensure uninterrupted health care for Veterans. Upon arriving to work on a bright sunny day last month, the staff found about a half an inch of water covering the floor throughout the clinic.

A provider listens to a Veteran's heart in a mobile trailer.

Holy cow!

Army Veteran Roy Cadwalder recently surprised his Houston VA physician with a very special honor. The surprise? He named his newborn calf after her.

Photo of a cow

Community Youth bring smiles to Houston VA Veterans

Last month, youth members of the Light Up Network created handmade, thank you cards for Veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.

Youth pass out thank you cards to Veterans

Houston VA Social Workers redirect spotlight toward Veteran families

For Social Work Month, social workers at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center made a large donation of toiletry items to the residents of the Houston VA Fisher House.

VA social workers donate items to Fisher Houses

Marine Veteran fights for healing through music

Scotti Fraser used his M16 as he fought on the front lines in the Middle East, but these days the Marine Veteran fights a different war with a different weapon.

Marine Veteran Scotti Fraser playing guitar.

New Heart Failure Treatment Improves Veteran Quality of Life

After seven years of struggling with chronic heart failure, Michael Clayton, a Veteran of both the Navy and the Army, is now literally up and running thanks to an innovative new procedure he received at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.

Two men posing for photo.

Navy Veteran Walter Meekins recently visited the Houston VA, striding through the Cardiology Department at top speed, stopping to shake hands and snap photos with VA staff.

Veteran sits with his Cardiology team

The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine can support heart health

One way of protecting your heart that you might not be aware of is by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Image of vaccination needles in a circle