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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.
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.

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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