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John J. Pershing VA Medical Center

Local Features

Eichler in the Army, circa 1950“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.
Town Hall FlyerVA 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 LogoMOVE! 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.
Gerald RogersOne 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.
Kenneth Cline is a John J. Pershing VA Medical Center Wall of Valor HonoreeVeteran 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.
Mr. and Mrs. KennedyA 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.
Know Your VANew 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.
Answers to any questions about VA Healthcare.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.
Healthy Living LogoHealth 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.
ScaleManage 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

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.
Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans 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.

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