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Salem VA Medical Center


Local Features

VA's Geriatric ScholarImproving the quality of care for Veterans
VA's Geriatric Scholar continues to improve the quality of care for Veterans bringing primary health care into their homes and provide integrated, patient-centered care for Veterans with complex medical needs.
Smoke-FreeEnjoy the benefits of a smoke-free environment
Start enjoying the health benefits of a smoke-free environment. VA medical centers and its health care clinics will go smoke-free in October 2019 and complete full implementation by January 2020.
Urgent CareVA offers urgent care options to eligible Veterans
Under the MISSION Act of 2018, Veterans now have a new option for care for the treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, such as colds, sore throats, and minor skin infections.
Living LocalLearn about dangers the sun can cause to your skin
Learn about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and ways to help prevent skin cancer. UV exposure from the sun is one of the main causes of skin cancer and also one of the most preventable.
Living LocalAre you ready for the annual VA2K Walk and Roll?
Lace up your walking shoes and wear your favorite color t-shirt to participate in this year's VA2K event on May 15th. Stay around for a special appearance from a celebrity chef that was on Hell's Kitchen!
Living LocalWhy making changes to a healthier you is important
Are you ready to make a change that concerns your health? Learn how Air Force Veteran John decided it was time for him to make a lifestyle change that would improve his quality of life.
Living LocalHow enrolling in a music therapy program can help
Listening to music can be a quick way of getting yourself into a better mood. It's becoming increasingly clear that there's much more to the benefits of music than just a quick boost to getting your day started.
Living LocalAre you a Veteran looking for a career opportunity
The Salem VA Medical Center' Community Employment Coordinator has teamed up with local community organizations to hold a career fair for Veterans that are searching for employment or looking to change their career path.
Living LocalEating healthy can improve your immune system
Just taking vitamin supplements may not be enough to ensure you have a healthy immune system but eating healthy can improve your immune system and could help in preventing you from becoming sick.
Living LocalDo you have questions about diabetes?
Did you know that diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cannot produce or properly use insulin? Click on the full story to learn more about diabetes and what you can do to manage it.

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