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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.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.
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.

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