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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 and southwestern chicken wrapRecipes 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.
Antoine Jr and A'meyah open a gift from Miami VA employees.VA employees “adopt” Veteran families for holidays
The holidays are a time of giving, sharing and continuing traditions. At the Miami VA Healthcare System, VA employees continued a special tradition by “adopting” two Veterans and their families for the holidays.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
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.

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