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Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)

 

Local Features

Concert for VeteransRe-Creation Concert for Veterans
The popular music group Re-Creation will visit CAVHCS to host its “HAPPY!” show for all Veterans and their families. “HAPPY!” features the best in American music and out our nation’s finest young entertainers!

From the Veterans Health Administration

Army Veteran Deanna Callender joins nearly 400 Veterans at the 2018 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colorado.Army Veteran Finds Inspiration through Sports
Blind Veteran Deanna Callender is making her sixth trip to the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic this week. She tells Veterans to focus on what you can do and then do it.
Nicole Bundas, Army Veteran and human resources staffer at the Ann Arbor VAPreparation Key for Veteran with Chronic Condition
Army Veteran Nicole Bundas has the strength to talk about something which would have made the upstairs folks at Downton Abbey swoon. She's more than willing to tell her story to help other Veterans.
VA researchers are looking for better treatments for Veterans with Gulf War Illness.Gulf War Veterans – Research Volunteers Needed
VA researchers are looking for better treatments for Veterans with Gulf War Illness, a group of symptoms found in about one third of Veterans deployed in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
Dr. Holst examines a Veteran patientMeet Dr. Holst - Another One of VA’s Top Doctors
Dr. Seth Holst believes Veterans are true heroes, and he is honored to help care for them. An ophthalmologist at VA Pittsburgh, he considers his time with VA rewarding professionally and personally.
U.S. Army Veteran Jim Altman receives lung cancer screening facilitated by CT Technologist, Miguel Santiago at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Lung Cancer Screening Saves Veterans Lives
Bay Pines VA has performed over 2,000 LDCT lung cancer screening exams and they're saving lives. If you ever smoked and are over 55, you should have a screening every year.
Dr. giving patient an injectionVeterans: Here's how to Avoid Getting the Flu
Want to avoid the flu? Dr. Jane Kim, VA's Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine, shares some quick and easy ways to increase your chances of staying healthy during this nasty flu season.
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.

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