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Photo of Physical Therapists with the INDEGO exoskeletonStaff Trains for New Exoskeleton Research Project
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital physical therapists are training on a medical device designed to help people who are confined to a wheelchair stand and walk with mechanical assistance.
Photo of Dr. Steven Scott with other MOAA Leadership and 2016 award recipientsDr. Scott Receives Prestigious MOAA Award
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) recognized five supporters of the military community, including Dr. Steven Scott, with the association's highest awards on Capitol Hill in April, 2016.
Photo of Huanguang "Charlie" JiaStroke Care Comparison Article Merits Attention
Recent article finds similarities and differences in post stroke rehabilitation care received by Veterans residing at community nursing homes and community living centers.
Photo of Dr. Levy receiving the Paul B. Magnuson Award from Dr. NadeauCharles E. Levy Receives Paul B. Magnuson Award
Charles E. Levy, MD, was awarded the Paul B. Magnuson Award, presented annually to a VA RR&D investigator who exemplifies the entrepreneurship, humanitarianism, and dedication to Veterans displayed by Dr. Magnuson.
photo of Patricia QuigleyPatricia Quigley wins AAP Award
In recognition as lead author of the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AJPM&R) article, Exercise Interventions, Gait, and Balance in Older Subjects with distal symmetric polyneuropathy.
photo of award recipients2013 Mitchell Rosenthal Award Recipients
Awarded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Programs for "Best Scientific Publication" using the NIDRR-funded TBI Model System...
photo of Risa Nakase-Richardson2014 BI-ISIG Cantor Scholar Award Winner
The Cantor Scholar Award is presented by the BI-ISIG member in recognition of outstanding research that is judged to be a significant contribution to the field of brain injury rehabilitation.
photo of Connie UpholdUtilizing the RESCUE Stroke Caregiver Website
Caregiver depression is common following a family member's stroke and often contributes to a stroke survivor's hospital readmission and institutionalization if the caregiver is unable to perform continued in-home care.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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