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NCI and VA collaborate to boost Veterans’ access to cancer clinical trials. Credit: National Cancer InstituteMore Cancer Treatment Options for Veterans
Veterans at the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System with cancer will now have more access to the latest treatment options, thanks to a partnership between VA and the National Cancer Institute.
Patrick Powers has been a hospice/palliative care and “Last Watch” volunteer on the Community Living Center for more than five years.Volunteer Spotlight - Patrick Powers
Patrick was motivated to volunteer because of the excellent service he receives here as a Veteran himself. He has been a hospice/palliative care and “Last Watch” volunteer for more than five years.
Schedule Your Medical Appointments OnlineSchedule Your Medical Appointments Online
Through our secured website or any mobile device, Minneapolis VA medical center patients can now schedule, modify and cancel appointments for primary care, specialty care and mental health.
Jeff Fisher says he enjoys volunteering at the VA because he is fulfilling a need not many people know about.Volunteer Spotlight - Jeff Fisher
Jeff has volunteered for two years and you might be surprised to learn that he is not a Veteran himself. He says he enjoys volunteering at the VA because he is fulfilling a need not many people know about.
Michael Zampino is an Army Veteran and retired manufacturer’s representative who has been volunteering at the VA for ten years.Volunteer Spotlight - Michael Zampino
Michael thoroughly enjoys volunteering and you won’t hear him refer to it as a job. In his words, "Volunteering can be the most rewarding experience you’ll ever have. You get what you put in."
Colonel Steward-Randle delivers keynote presentation, "HERSTORY - Women’s History in the Military"She Wore the Boots, But Was Not Equal
One cannot argue it was an uphill battle for women who wanted to serve their Country. Dating back to the Revolutionary war, women have been fighting for their equal rights and recognition in the military.
Twin City twin sisters and VA nurses Christie Spevacek and Trisha Vilen along with Dr.’s Brionn Tonkin and Alex Senk are part of the Sports 4 Vets medical staff at winter Sports Clinic 2018.Minneapolis VA Twins Volunteer at Snowmass
Christie Spevacek and Trisha Vilen are registered nurses, best friends and fraternal twins who volunteered to work the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass, Colorado.
Lead author Dr. Erin Krebs, a physician and researcher with the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System’s Center for Chronic Disease Outcome ResearchOpioids Don't Beat Other Meds for Chronic Pain
A yearlong study published in the newest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association by a team of Minneapolis VA researchers offers strong evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain.
In a ceremony in Washington, DC, on February 27, Dr. Amy Candy Heinlein (center) received the national American Legion Physician of the Year for 2017 award. On hand for the ceremony were VA leaders, including VA Secretary David Shulkin (left).American Legion Physician of the Year for 2017
Dr. Amy Candy Heinlein received the national American Legion Physician of the Year for 2017 award. This was the first year of the award, which was presented at the annual Commander’s Call of the Legion.
Minneapolis VA ALS Team. Front L to R: Erin Stern, Dan Greenwood, Anne Bateman, Mike Seabeck; Middle row: Patricia Stewart, Ila Roske, Ezgi Tiryaki; Back row:  Sean Mangan, Katie Bradshaw, Beau Bedore, John Hansen, Chris SchiefferMinneapolis VA Receives ALS Certification
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System has been named a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence by the ALS Association. Only four VA centers have received this designation.

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