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Veterans Court graduates with Judge Royal Hansen.Honor Returns
Veterans Court returns honor to Veterans, who have struggled with life out of uniform, and aligns them with benefits they've earned. The hope is through treatment and support, Veterans can reclaim their lives.
Navy Veteran overcoming fears at rec therapy retreat.Equine Therapy Helps Veteran with Fear of Horses
Navy Veteran Anna Kennedy was dreading a recent equine retreat. She hadn't been face to face with a horse since she sustained a TBI at a similar event several years earlier.
New Pocatello VA ClinicNew Pocatello VA Clinic
The new Pocatello VA clinic is now open. The new clinic is located at 500 S 11th Ave in Pocatello. The new clinic will allow VA Salt Lake City Health Care System to serve an additional 800 Veterans in Southeast Idaho.
Farmer handing beefsteak tomatoes to Veteran.2017 Salt Lake VA Farmers Market
The 2017 Salt Lake City VA Farmers Market runs from every Wednesday from August 2-September 6. It features fruit and vegetables-- as well as healthy recipe tasting, fun workouts, and a relaxing atmosphere.
Clothesline Project helps raise awareness of military sexual trauma.Men's Military Sexual Trauma Support Group
Veterans empower one another in Men’s Military Sexual Trauma (MST) support group at VA Salt Lake City. MST is any sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during a Veteran’s military service.
VASLCHCS Food PantryFirst Veteran Food Pantry Opens at VASLC
A food pantry serving Veterans recently opened at the George E. Wahlen Medical Center. Nearly 1.7 million Veterans experience food insecurity-- meaning they have inconsistent access to adequate food.
Veteran Transplant Patients and sister of organ donor show Donate Life Flag.2017 National Donate Life Month
2 Veterans, one who recently received a heart transplant and one waiting for a heart transplant, remind Americans of the importance organ donation. They speak about the importance of donating life.
Mental Health Clinician demonstrates video chat used for Tele-mental Health.New VA Salt Lake City Tele-Mental Health Hub
VA Salt Lake City is helping Veterans through out the U.S. The hub provides numerous therapies including: evidence based treatment for PTSD, addiction, pain management, and couples therapy.
Volunteers Turn out for Valentines Day SaluteValentine's Salute 2017
Volunteers and the family of George E. Wahlen turn out to honor Veterans on Valentines Day as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. Volunteers stuffed goodie bags full of donated items for patients.
Veterans get help to quit smoking at the Great American Smokeout2016 Great American Smokeout
Dozens of Veterans get on the path of no smoking thanks to help of VA and the Great American Smokeout. Veterans created individualized plans to improve their chance of successfully snuffing out smoking.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
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.

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