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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System
Foster homes provide long-term care for Veterans The Medical Foster Home program is recruiting caregivers within a 60-mile radius of Grand Island and 30 miles around the Omaha area to provide long-term care in their homes for Veterans.
Diabetes Education Debunks Myths, Promotes Health More than 12,000 Veterans are treated for diabetes across VA NWIHCS. Through education, diabetes educators are teaching Veterans how to cope with the disease, which makes it difficult for the body to manage glucose.
Stepping up care for chronic pain Approximately 50 percent of male Veterans, and up to 75 percent of women Veterans, treated at VA experience chronic pain. Learn more about how VA helps Veterans with chronic pain.
Audiology Begins Open Access Clinic The Audiology clinics at the Omaha VAMC and Lincoln VA Clinic offer walk-in services Monday through Friday for audiograms, hearing aid maintenance and repairs, and hearing aid adjustments.
Vets have improved access to treatment for Hep C VISN 23 facilities identify and treat Veterans with hepatitis C. Those requiring intervention decreased from 3,724 in March 2015 to 1,671 in February 2016. Treatment can rid Vets of the virus and improve quality of life
Counselors VITAL to college transition for Veteran VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System's VITAL counselors help Veterans bridge challenges between VA, colleges and universities, and home life to succeed in higher education.
Veterans Justice Outreach VA NWIHCS' Veterans Justice Outreach social workers reach out to justice-involved Veterans to help them with re-entry into society after incarceration. Social workers help them access health care and other benefits.
2015 National Veterans Golden Age Games More than 800 Veterans are competing in the 29th National Veterans Golden Age Games in Omaha Aug. 8 - 12. This is the largest, national multi-event sporting competition for America's seniors.
VA Dedicates New Chapel, Rec Hall at Grand Island A stained-glass window from the old chapel at the Grand Island VA clinic was installed in the new chapel, which was opened in late 2014. The chapel is in part of the space that was a rec hall, which was also renovated.
Holiday Gift Shop The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Nebraska, brought holiday cheer to Veterans at the Omaha VA Medical Center and the Grand Island medical facility with its annual gift shop.
From the Veterans Health Administration
Veteran 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.
Veteran 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.
Veterans 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.
10 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.
Veterans 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.
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.
Pittsburgh 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.”
Veterans 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.
Fresno 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.
Veterans: 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.