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Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Dr. Lederle Receives Top VA Research Award Dr. Frank A. Lederle received the 2017 John B. Barnwell Award - he is noted for his seminal work on surgical management and treatment for patients who have abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Top VA Workplace Wellness Award for Minneapolis Minneapolis VA one of only 8 VA Medical Centers to receive gold award. This new award is designed to recognize VAMCs that have developed a strong culture of employee well-being.
Clinic Offers Advantages for Veterans and New MDs “You have the enthusiasm of the recent medical school graduate, and the experience of a seasoned staff physician,” explained Amy Candy Heinlein, MD, who supervises the program.
Minneapolis VA a Leader in Federal Green Challenge The Minneapolis VA received the EPA’s top award for environmentally preferable purchasing practices in FY 2016 by decreasing its printer and copier paper purchases by 44 percent from the previous year, saving $125,600.
The Prostate Cancer Debate A Department of Veterans Affairs clinical trial spanning nearly 20 years finds that surgery does not significantly reduce all-cause or prostate cancer deaths for men who are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease.
Veteran Thrives in VA Medical Foster Home When the Minneapolis VA Medical Foster Home Coordinator initially met with Vern, he shared that his spirits were diminished. He wanted a family setting. Vern wanted a place to call “home.”
Meet the Minneapolis VA Primary Care Call Center The Primary Care Call Center is the first call most Veterans make to the VA. The goal of the Call Center staff is to quickly get the Veteran to the right level of care at the right time.
Minneapolis VA's Commitment to Sustainability For the second year in a row, Minneapolis VA among top 25 medical facilities recognized by Practice Green Health for environmental excellence and a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Opioids Not Better than Non-opioid Pain Medication Researchers from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System have found that opioid medications achieve no better results than non-opioid medications for long-term treatment of chronic back pain and osteoarthritis pain.
Dr. Ensrud Named To Prestigious Physicians Group Kristine Ensrud, MD, MPH, a Minneapolis VA and University of Minnesota physician/researcher, was inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians at its annual meeting.
From the Veterans Health Administration
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.
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.