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Fast Response is Key to Preventing Permanent Disability After Stroke

Washington DC VA Medical Center educates Veterans about the signs of a stroke and the importance of fast medical intervention during National Stroke Awareness Month.

Wellness Wednesday Graphic featuring Washington DC VA Medical Center's Stroke Coordinator, Durga Muppala, RN.

Caring for the Mind, Body and Spirit of Veterans

The mission of the Washington DC VA Medical Center’s Chaplain Service is to provide spiritual and religious care to all Veterans who seek it.

A graphic depicting the social media campaign Wellness Wednesday, with Chaplain Carol Lucas-Ramsey, who discusses Spiritual Health.

Adaptive Cycles Help Disabled Veterans Stay Active

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Davis has a passion for running. With more than 20 years as a Soldier, his body has carried him through countless miles of ruck marches and more than 12 combat deployments, with plenty of injuries along the way.

Disabled Veterans are fitted for adaptive cycles during an event designed to help them overcome their disabilities and get active.

DC VA Medical Center Celebrates Soon-To-Be Moms with Baby Shower

The Washington DC VA Medical Center’s Center for Women’s Health hosted a drive-through baby shower for expecting Veterans on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Washingto DC VA Medical Center Staff pose for a photo with baby shower gifts for expecting Veterans.

Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is pain that occurs in the abdomen or pelvis for longer than three to six months.

Wellness Wednesday Graphic Featuring Melanie Millstein, a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the DC VA Medical Center.

VA Medical Center Uses New Robotic Arm to Diagnose Lung Cancer in Veterans

A new robotic member of the Thoracic Oncology program is lending a hand to diagnose and treat lung cancer patients at the Washington DC VA Medical Center.

Physicians at the DC VA Medical Center use new robotic-assisted technology to search a Veteran's lung for cancerous lesions.

Together for Mental Health Awareness Month

Washington DC VA Medical Center is on a mission to spread awareness of mental health disorders, and resources available to Veterans who struggle with them during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Wellness Wednesday Graphic for Washington DC VA Medical Center

Whole Health: It's About What Matters to You

Imagine a health care program that allows you to set health care goals based on what matters to you, and then supports you on the path to achieving them.

Wellness Wednesday graphic with Washington DC VA Medical Center's Whole Health Director, Heather Malecki.

DC Knights of Columbus Keep Veterans Connected With iPad Donations

The DC Knights of Columbus donated iPads to Veterans at the Washington DC VA Medical Center on April 25, 2022.

Group photo of DC Knights of Columbus donating iPads the the Washington DC VA Medical Center's Center for Development and Civic Engagement.

Survival of the Fittest

With advances in science and technology, the term "survival of the fittest" may not be as accurate as it once was. But according to Peter Kokkinos, PhD, a Physiologist in the Cardiology Department at the Washington DC VA Medical Center, fitness is still vital to our survival.

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Peter Kokkinos, PhD.