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Prosthetics Service of the Year AwardProsthetics Service of the Year Award
The Iowa City VA Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) is consistently striving to provide the highest quality of care to our Veterans.
Veterans Town Hall Event in WaterlooVeterans Town Hall Event in Waterloo
Senior leaders from the Iowa City VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans’ Town Hall event from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on December 13, 2016 in Room 420 at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, IA.
National Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service WeekNational Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service Week
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has designated October 31 through November 4, 2016, as National Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service (PSAS) Week.
Director Judith Johnson-Mekota cutting the ribbon at the new Operating Room.New Operating Room Suites Opening Soon
This afternoon the Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) held a Grand Opening ceremony to showcase the opening of six new Operating Room (OR) suites located on the fourth floor of the main facility.
Town Hall Meeting to be Held in Ottumwa, IATown Hall Meeting to be Held in Ottumwa, IA
Senior leaders from the Iowa City VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans’ Town Hall event from noon – 1:30 p.m. on September 21, 2016 at the Bridge View Center, in Ottumwa, IA.
Study in mice suggests stem cells could ward off glaucomaStudy suggests stem cells could ward off glaucoma
An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma. That's the upshot of a study led by a VA and University of Iowa team.
Town Hall Meeting to be held in Galesburg, ILTown Hall Meeting to be held in Galesburg, IL
Senior leaders from the Iowa City VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans' Town Hall event from noon – 1:30 p.m. on June 15, 2016 at the Galesburg Public Library in Galesburg, IL.
Iowa City VA Receives Bronze Award from the AHAIowa City VA Receives Bronze Award from the AHA
Heart Failure clinic is recognized for outstanding service to Veteran patients
Upgrade to the Veteran Dining ExperienceUpgrade to the Veteran Dining Experience
Nutrition and Food Service is proud to present an upgrade to the Veteran dining experience- vinyl covered, professionally designed menus.
The Healthy HandfulThe Healthy Handful
Just in time for Easter leftovers, eggs (the real ones, not the chocolate kind) are no longer considered a problem for those paying attention to heart health.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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