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Therapists use lift support to aid in Veteran's therapy.Home for the Holidays
A U.S. Army Veteran from Northeast Ohio, is getting her wish to be home for the holidays after months of living in patient care at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, where she was bedridden and on a breathing ventilator.
Graphic showing research participant hooked into the BrainGate2 system.Paralyzed Veteran Regains Use of Arm
Thanks to Kochevar’s participation in BrainGate2, the Cleveland Veteran can use his right arm to make meaningful movements like scratching his nose, drinking coffee, and even feeding himself mashed potatoes.
Dr. Robert A. Bonomo, head of the Case VA CARES Research CenterCleveland Takes New Steps to Tackle "Superbugs"
A new entity, Case VA CARES, will combine firepower from both Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland VA to battle against antibiotic resistance.
Technology Empowering Disabled VeteransEnhanced Technology Empowers Veterans
Rehab Program Managers at the Cleveland VA Medical Center teamed up with Veterans Health Administration Innovation Program to enable disabled Veterans to perform everyday tasks independently with new technology.
Friends of Francona Sign at Progressive Field.Cleveland Indians World Series Run
Some say it’s a coincidence but here at the Cleveland VA Medical Center we know the truth, if you want to get to the World Series, your first stop is with us at the Cleveland VA.
Fox Trot 2016 LogoFox Trot to Benefit Cleveland VA
The Cleveland VA is grateful for the kindness of the Fox Trot participants and looks forward to improving the quality of life for our nation’s heroes through the generosity of race participants and Fox 8.
Better Health AwardGold Star Awards for Cleveland VA Primary Care
All Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System primary care clinics received a Better Health Partnership Gold Star award for outstanding achievement in key measures during the 2015 report to the community.
Dr. Marasco2016 PECASE AWARD
Dr. Paul Marasco, a Principle Investigator Cleveland VA Researcher will receive the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers during a White House ceremony this spring.
Dr. Robert A. Bonomo2016 International Excellence Award
Cleveland VA Chief of Medical Service first non-European to receive the 2016 International Excellence Award from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease.
Cleveland ResearcherVA Research Impacts Infectious Disease Control
Researchers at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (VAMC) are changing the way hospitals around the country prevent infectious diseases. They are impacting and improving conditions for our Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Women Veterans on the lake in canoesWomen Veterans: Retreat Healthy and Healing
Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best six days since coming home.”

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