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Did you know that brushing your teeth reduces your risk of developing pneumonia?Healthy Teeth, Healthy You!
Did you know brushing your teeth can reduce the risk of pneumonia? VA Researchers have found that this simple intervention improves the quality of life and health of our Veterans.
Veteran continues to workout to stay physically fitVeterans Utilize Salem VAMC's Gerofit Program
At the Salem VA Medical Center, veterans who are 65 and older are provided the opportunity to participate in Gerofit, a program designed to target the effects of aging and improve stamina, strength, and balance.
Left to right, Donalee White (friend), Mother Goose, Mandy Price (Salem VA Medical Center, Travel Veteran Coordinator)US Army veteran grateful for VA health care
This Veteran describes her rewarding experience with Salem VA Medical Center, during an adventurous hike on the Appalachian Trail. Learn how VA travel Veteran coordinators assisted this Veteran.
Salem VAMC employees assist young teenager14-year-old boy gets emergency medical treatment
Thanks to the fast response by Salem VA Medical Center’s nurses, social worker, contracting officer, and a pharmacy intern, a 14-year-old boy received the emergency medical treatment he urgently needed.
Jessica Edwards, LPTA (standing) demonstrates manual therapy with employee Chrystel ArnoldTelerehabilitation Program at Wytheville Clinic
Access to physical therapy (PT) through the use of clinical video technology has helped Veterans in rural areas avoid the inconvenience of traveling further for treatment and care.
Million Veteran ProgramSalem Participates in Million Veteran Program
Salem VAMC was selected to participate in the VA research initiative, Million Veteran Program(MVP): A Partnership with Veterans. The first Salem VAMC Veteran from was enrolled on May 31, 2016.
Research WeekSalem VA Research and Development
In May 2016, VA Research and Development will officially celebrate its 91st year and has compiled a long history of significant successes dating back to development of the first hospital-based medical studies.
Shanelle N. Snyder, TCM Program ManagerTransition and Care Management (TCM) Program
VHA is renaming the OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program to Transition and Care Management (TCM) Program. The OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Program was established in October 2007 by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The administration and staff here at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) would like to apologize for any inconvenience that many of you may have experienced when trying to call in to the Salem VAMCA Message to all of our Veterans and families
We apologize for any inconvenience that many of you are currently experiencing when trying to call the Salem VAMC to reach your service providers and care teams. We are working to fix the problem.
Ceremonial flag donated to Hospice UnitFlag Presented to Salem VAMC Hospice Unit
On December 15, 2014, Mr. Douglas Burnette, President of the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 81 presented a ceremonial flag to the Salem VAMC Hospice Unit for display, in memory of Veterans who have passed away.

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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