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The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is holding flu shot drive-thru clinics for all enrolled Veterans this weekend, Dec. 3-4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Flu Drive Thru

Calling all Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 Veterans!

PACT Act

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new tool for Houston Veterans to get immediate answers to their minor health care questions.

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The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is holding a flu shot drive-thru for all enrolled Veterans on Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Veteran receives a flu shot.

On Oct. 5, the Conroe VA Clinic began offering echocardiogram ultrasounds as part of a new pilot program. Previously, all echocardiograms have been conducted at the main Houston campus.

VA staff with an echocardiogram ultrasound machine

This weekend, a special Veteran themed performance is coming to the Houston Performing Arts Center - the DIAVOLO Veterans Project.

Woman leads woman with eyes closed

A new tiny camera is helping doctors at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center remove gallstones and relieve ureteral obstructions – all without the need for surgery.

VA radiologists

In March 2021, Marine Veteran Mark Newton was diagnosed with cancer in the back of his throat and referred to the Houston VA Head and Neck multidisciplinary team.

VA surgeons

On the same day that the U.S. reached the historic milestone of 1 million organ transplants on Sept. 9, Army Veteran Tyrone Murphy became the recipient of a new kidney at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

Veteran smiling

In December 2004, Rena Dugat’s world came crashing down when her daughter Tina, a mother to four children, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

A woman and daughter and woman walking.