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An Urgency to VA Research: Marine Veteran shares struggles after serving near Open Burn Pits

At the age of 18, Marine Veteran Mark McLean deployed to Iraq in what was just the first of many combat deployments.

Veteran speaking to panel

Houston VA Nurse Goes Purple to Support Army Veteran

Army Veteran Rachel VanDeMark recently got a colorful and special surprise when she arrived for her appointment at the Humble VA Outpatient Clinic.

Veteran and VA nurse

Houston National Cemetery to hold Memorial Day Ceremony

VA invites the public to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m.

American flags next to headstone.

Houston VA studies Current Approaches in Telehealth and Telerehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury

The Houston VA Spinal Cord Injury team recently conducted a review of research from 2016 to present that has examined approaches to Telehealth and Telerehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Hilary Touchett

VA Teamwork helps an Out-of-State Veteran in Need

Social workers from two VA Medical Centers, located across the country from one another in Virginia and Texas, recently successfully worked together to help a Veteran in need.

Houston VA social workers

A Special Thank You

Army Veteran Charles Bankhead, from Bryan, Texas recently took the time to write a very special thank you letter about one of his providers at the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic.

Ngoc Duong, a physician assistant

A Long Ride In Support of Veterans

Two Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center employees recently pedaled their way across the state of Texas as part of an effort to raise awareness and bring attention to Veteran mental health and recovery.

VA employees participate in a bike ride fundraiser.

Foot Emergency Leads Veteran to Humble Surprise

On the one-year anniversary of the Humble VA Community-based Outpatient Clinic, the staff clearly remember the story of one of their first patients, Marine Corps Veteran Anthony Perez.

VA staff at the Humble VA Community-based Outpatient Clinic

Saving Lives Through Early Detection

A new program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is aimed at saving Veterans’ lives through early cancer detection – and it’s working.

Veteran holds lung cancer awareness sign.

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