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Town Hall Event in Cedar RapidsTown Hall Event in Cedar Rapids
Senior leaders from the Iowa City VA Health Care System will hold a Veterans' Town Hall event from 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. on June 21, 2017 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum.
Caregiver Chronicles May 2017Caregiver Chronicles May 2017
Being a Caregiver for a Veteran can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, but also one of the most challenging.
Make your choice for Travel ReimbursementMake your choice for Travel Reimbursement
The Treasury requires all federal payments be made electronically. Two easy options offered by Veterans Affairs and the Treasury: Direct Deposit or credit union account or The Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card.
7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll
The 7th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll will take place Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Please join your fellow colleagues, community members and Veterans to promote health and exercise, and to help end homelessness among Veterans.
HRC Foundation Releases Healthcare Equality IndexHRC Foundation Releases Healthcare Equality Index
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) organization released its 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
Iowa City VA awarded Workplace Wellness Award for ExcellenceIowa City VA awarded Workplace Wellness Award
Because they put a focus on the health and wellness of their employees, the Iowa City VA Health Care System has been awarded the VHA Workplace Wellness Award of Excellence at the Silver level.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
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.

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