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Figure 2, Traffic BarriersUsing GIS to Assess Hurricane Harvey's Impact
As winds from Hurricane Harvey threatened and made landfall in Texas in late August, the VA Office of Emergency Management (OEM) contacted the Planning Systems Support Group (PSSG) for assistance in creating maps.
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

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. 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.
Potted plants on displayVeteran 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.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran 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.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans 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.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 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.

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