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free wifi signFree Wi-Fi Now Available For Veterans and Guests
The Miami VA Healthcare System now has free wireless internet or “Wi-Fi” available for Veterans and visitors in the main building of the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.
nasal naloxone kitMiami VA police can help treat opioid overdoses
Miami VA police officers are now carrying a nasal form of naloxone, which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose, so they can provide early treatment if they encounter an opioid overdose while on duty.
A row of pill bottles on a pharmacy counter5 Things You Need To Know About Antibiotics
Hundreds of thousands of antibiotic prescriptions are taken each year in the United States alone. Learn five things patients should know when prescribed antibiotics by a doctor.
Volunteer group hands togetherSummer Student Volunteer Program
Do you know a student interested in making a difference in the lives of Veterans? The Miami VA Healthcare System’s Voluntary Service is accepting applications for its annual Summer Student Volunteer Program.
doctor in white coat holding stethoscopeMiami VA Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality
For the fourth consecutive year, the Miami VA Healthcare System is proud to have been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.
prepared nutritious green smoothie in a glass and a southwestern chicken wrap on a plate sitting on tableRecipes that pack a nutritious punch
In celebration of National Nutrition Month, learn how to make a Green Smoothie and Southwestern Chicken Wrap that are high in protein, full of fiber, and have tons of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C and potassium.
VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, second from right, talks with Dr. Seth Spector, right, chief of surgery, and Dr. Christina Matadial, left, chief of anesthesiology, about operating room processes at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.VA Secretary visits Miami VA Healthcare System
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin visited the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, parent facility of the Miami VA Healthcare System, on Friday, March 10.
Tax help traffic signFree Tax Preparation for Veterans
The Miami VA Healthcare System is offering free tax preparation services for Veterans and their families at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, located at 1201 NW 16th St., Miami, FL 33125.
Vietnam Veteran John Wikel salutes as he enters the T.C. Doherty Auditorium underneath a military saber arch for the first virtual honor flight for residents of the Community Living Center at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.Virtual honor flight brings Washington to Miami
“When I came back from Vietnam through Seattle, Washington, I was cursed at, spit at and insulted,” said William Kuschick. “The event today was just another one of those tributes that was a long time coming."
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
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.

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