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Hepatitis C testing vile.SAVAHCS takes lead for Veteran Hepatitis C testing
Veterans can live for years without even knowing they have Hepatitis C, and by the time a Veteran is diagnosed with the virus there could already be liver damage and left untreated, could lead to lifelong illnesses.
Veterans from the SWBRC view art at the Tucson Museum of ArtSWBRC partners with museum to help blind Veterans
Tucson VA's Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center developed a partnership with a local museum where blinded Veterans can experience different types of art even though they may not see all the details in the art work.
MHICM staff visits Veterans with serious mental health issues in their homesMHICM Program Committed to Serving Veterans 24/7
Veterans in Southern Arizona that face serious mental health challenges have allies at the Tucson VA. Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program comes alongside these Veterans 24/7 to help & support them.
Tucson VA encourages Veterans to participate in Million Veteran Program (MVP)Million Veteran Program (MVP)
Launched in 2011, The Million Veteran Program is a research effort aimed at better understanding how genes affect health. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is working to ensure Veterans are aware of program.
A former CWT program member now works as an MSA at the Tucson VA.CWT Program- A Pathway to Success
Veterans that faced challenges with mental health, substance abuse or homelessness can improve their lives through the Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program. The program provides Veterans a chance for a hopeful future.
The Tucson VA has a new cardiology clinic  dedicated to women Veterans.SAVAHCS Promotes Heart Health for Women Veterans
The Tucson VA Women's Clinic has first cardiology clinic solely dedicated to serving women Veterans in the VA. According the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S.
SAVAHCS honors Veterans by ensuring they have the highest quality healthcareHonoring Veterans
Since the founding of our Nation, brave men and women have served honorably to defend our freedoms. Through their unwavering commitment, our military has become one of the most respected armed forces in the world.
Telehealth technology helps improve Veteran access to careTelehealth Technology Improves Veteran Access
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System serves Veterans in wide variety of rural areas across Southern Arizona, through the use of telehealth technology it has helped improve access to care for Veterans.
Mr. Harm Splitter a WWII Veteran reciving an eye exam in the SWBRC at the Tucson VA.Daughter serves WWII Veteran Father at SWBRC
Her father’s WWII service inspired Diana Kellermeyer to pursue a career at the VA, as Clinical Director Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Tucson VA she oversees the facility where her father receives care.
U.S. Army Veteran, Nick Piperata stands proudly at his new place of employment.CEC Program Helps Veteran Find Employment
U.S. Army Veteran, Nick Piperata spent more than seven months looking for work. During an appointment at the Tucson Northwest CBOC, he was referred to a Community Employment Coordinator and his prospects quickly changed.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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