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Veteran Christina Pointer competes at the 2015 Miami VA Creative Arts CompetitionMiami VA Veteran Creative Arts Competition
Are you an enrolled Veteran with a talent in music, art, drama, dance or creative writing? Showcase your talent and sign up for the 2018 Miami VA Healthcare System’s Veteran Creative Arts Competition.
girl hugs presentVA employees adopt Veteran family for holidays
For the seventh consecutive year, Miami VA employees adopted a Veteran family for the holidays. The tradition was started as a way to express gratitude and spread holiday cheer to South Florida Veterans.
Cauliflower pizza crust with tomato and spinachCauliflower Pizza Recipe
Love pizza but hate the bread and calories? In honor of National Diabetes Month, learn how to make a healthy alternative that is just as tasty and low in carbohydrates.
different colored pills in background "4 way to participate in Antibiotic Awareness Week"4 Ways to Participate in Antibiotic Awareness Week
November 13 – 19 is Antibiotic Awareness Week, a time observed annually to raise awareness about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Learn four simple ways you can participate.
female veteran smiling holding portraitVA Telehealth helps 97-year-old Veteran hear again
97-year-old Navy Veteran Dorothy Hartley has been using hearing aid devices for years. Some were helpful at times, but most fell short of her expectations. She needed help—and to her relief, she finally found it.
flu shots available signFree Flu Shots Available for Enrolled Veterans
The Miami VA Healthcare System is now offering free flu shots for enrolled Veterans at all its outpatient clinics. Learn where to get a flu shot near you and find answers to your most common flu questions.
meatballs and zucchini noodles on plateMozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
Welcome to another edition of the VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen, brought to you by the Miami VA Nutrition and Food Services team. In this recipe, we’ve added a healthy spin on spaghetti and meatballs. Yummy!
orange drinkHealthy Orange Bavarian Creme Recipe
Hot summer days are finally here. To help you cool down at the end of a long day, learn how to make an easy dessert recipe that is low in calories; carbs; and a good source of calcium and vitamins A, D, and C.
building block letters spelling tai chiTai Chi and Yoga Classes for Veterans
Learning different methods and therapies to help manage pain is important for America’s Veterans. New free tai chi and yoga classes being offered now at the Miami VA are helping Veterans.
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.

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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