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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center
“The best thing that’s ever happened to me" Harry Eichler celebrated his 89th birthday in early March, but he still has plenty of memories that turn into stories for the interested listener.
VA to Host Town Hall Meeting in Poplar Bluff The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center announced a town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, at the Elks Lodge north of Poplar Bluff; located at 2452, US Highway 67.
MOVE! Makes a Difference November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and through awareness campaigns and health education efforts, word is spreading that diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure.
One Veteran Making a Difference Sikeston resident, Gerald Rogers, is a kindly man, with an easy smile and a good sense of humor. Originally from Morehouse, Missouri, Rogers enlisted in the Army in 1961, five days after turning seventeen.
Veteran Uses VIST Services to Overcome Challenges Sergeant First Class Kenneth James Cline is a bona fide hero. The kind we wave American flags for and parents point out to their children during parades.
A Veterans Day Story It isn't every day you meet a couple like Kathy and Ardell Kennedy; two World War II-era Veterans who are spending forever together after meeting in a Navy chow line.
New Patient Orientation at the Poplar Bluff VAMC On the second Tuesday of every month, Veterans and their friends /family may attend a new patient orientation class to help them learn more about the benefits and services offered through this facility.
FAQs about the Veterans Choice Program Frequently Asked Questions about the Veterans Choice Program: If you are in doubt about your eligibility status please call the Choice Program Call Center at 866-606-8198 or use the questionnaire linked in this article.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention As we grow older, the importance of living healthy and making healthy choices is paramount to our quality of life. The focus of HPDP program is to promote the nine Healthy Living Messages.
Manage Your Chronic Disease Poplar Bluff VA Medical Center now offers Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Course. Learn how to manage arthritis, diabetes, lung diseases, heart diseases, depression and other conditions.
From the Veterans Health Administration
My 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!
National 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 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 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.”
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.
Veteran 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.
Veteran 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.
Veterans 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.
10 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.
Veterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.