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Joselito Velasquez photoVA Nurse Practitioner Saves Infant's Life
When Joselito Velasquez boarded his flight bound for Raleigh, N.C. he had no idea that an otherwise ordinary day for the VA Nurse Practitioner would become extraordinary - one where he would be hailed a hero.
Free Wi-Fi signFree Wi-Fi for Veterans and Guest
West Palm Beach continues to have FREE Wi-Fi Internet connection available for Veterans and guest. Please note that the connection has changed in the main building. Update your connections today.
Photo of Dr. Kim in 1954 on the left and present day on the right.Decades Later, Korean War Doc Proudly Serving Vets
Kuang S. Kim, MD has seen many changes over the years as an anesthesiologist. From working in a M.A.S.H. unit during the Korean War to serving Veterans at VA, at 89 he doesn't plan on retiring any time soon
Courtesy Photo of Winding Waters Nature ParkWest Palm Beach VA to Host Nature Walk
The West Palm Beach VA will host a one-mile nature walk on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:30 am for Veterans and their families in partnership with Palm Beach County as part of "Be Physically Active Month" in May.
Youth Volunteers in 20162017 Summer Youth Program
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Service is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Volunteer Program. Youth from age 14 to 18 are welcome to apply. The application deadline is March 17, 2017.
Dietitian and Caregiver work to prepare a Veteran's meal4 Facts About Dietitians - Home Based Primary Care
Dietitians of West Palm Beach VA's Home Based Primary Care program offer comprehensive care to some of our most unique Veterans. As part of the HBPC team, dietitians bring nutrition counseling and services to Veterans. .
Morikami Gardens BridgeMorikami Stroll
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is offering a unique and innovative stress management program for West Palm Beach are Veterans. Registration for the program is free for Veterans.
Smiling male patient talks with doctorNew Treatments for Hepatitis C Offer Hope
Hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and liver cancer. Most people don’t have any symptoms. Learn the risk factors and how new treatments offer high cure rates.
Veteran Larry Farrell holds up his previous pants size 56.A Veteran’s TeleMOVE! Experience
Feeling good, feeling alive Veteran Larry Farrell explains how TeleMOVE! provided the support and guidance he needed to lose 127 pounds. Ask your provider about the TeleMOVE! program. Don't wait any longer, start now!
Caregiver holds hand of older personCaring for the Caregiver
Being a caregiver for a Veteran with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be a long, stressful, very emotional journey. Learn how the best thing you can do for your loved one is to stay physically and emotionally strong.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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