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Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

 

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African American female Airman salutingBlack History Month
African Americans in Times of War: CAVHS Black History Month program, Monday, February 26, 2018, North Little Rock, Eugene J. Towbin Medical Center, Building 170, Recreation Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CAVHS Veteran employee unloads sheets from the dryerNew Laundry Facility
Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare System’s new 25,000 sq. ft. laundry facility washes, separates, irons folds and stacks a mountain of hospital linens, blankets and sheets every day, all without a wrinkle.
Hello. Welcome to VA. Let's get started.Welcome-to-VA-Kit
Whether you're just getting out of the service or you've been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you've earned. A new site allows you to download your own kit.
Heart of FoodFood is Good Medicine
Choosing the right foods can ward off illness and can maintain good health. Learn more about the right kinds of food to eat—and those to avoid. The 'MyPlate' guide makes it easy.
Woman with eyes closedGet The Facts About Sleep Apnea
Having problems sleeping? Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that can cause serious health issues. Learn what to look for to help you decide if you or a loved one need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Veterans are able to connect to the MyHealtheVet Web site 24/7Have you signed up for VA MyHealtheVet benefits?
My HealtheVet is the VA's health Web site, which offers Veterans, active duty soldiers, their dependents, and caregivers anywhere, anytime Internet access to trusted, secure, and current VA health care information and services.
Veterans salute former prisoners of war and those still unaccounted forCentral Arkansas VA honors former prisoners of war, remembers those still missing
Veterans, families and community members gathered to honor former prisoners of war and remember those still missing Sept. 28. The ceremony included a special Silver Star presentation for a Vietnam Veteran who was executed by the North Vietnamese.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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