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Women Veteran Support Group during an excursion to the Castillo San Cristobal on Jul. 27, 2017. (VA Caribbean Healthcare system photo by Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, Public Affairs Office/Public Domain)A special place dedicated to women’s health
“They served, they deserve the best care anywhere. It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of women Veteran,” said Omayra Cruz, physician and women champion advocate in San Juan VA Medical Center.
DialysisAmong the top in providing dialysis to Veterans
A kidney disease can affect your body’s ability to clean your blood and filter excess water out of it, and help control the blood pressure. The most common causes for kidney diseases are diabetes and high blood pressure.
Blind man stands tall bravely while facing his blindness conditionSomething one can learn to live with
Loss of vision may affect each person differently. It can complicate the daily life of the individual in many ways such as finding a job, social life decreases and even recreation gets complicated.
Living with HIV is not the end of your lifeLiving with HIV, Not the end of the world
June was the National HIV Awareness Month, however, HIV should be in people's minds all year long. For many people living a life with HIV can be difficult since there are so many myths related to the illness...
Hepatitis CHepatitis C, the overlooked virus
Did you know that VA provides care for those with Hepatitis C? Now that you know, feel free to learn more of how the VA can help you improve your quality of life! Don't become a victim of this virus, get treatment today!
VA Caribbean Healthcare System Chief Information Office, Mr. Manuel Negron, Interim Director, Dr. Antonio Sanchez along with American Legion Department Commander and Veteran, Mr. Pedro j. Colon, symbolically turns on the switch initiating a new era of Wi-Fi communications at the San Juan VA MedicalConnecting Veterans with the world
"We use our electronic devices for things as basic as texting to others more complex as paying our bills or even giving condolences or sending birthday greetings to friends and family,” said Sanchez.
VACHS Cardiologist, Dr. Hidelisa Borges Aponte conducts a presentation to the audience regarding the risks associated to poor nutrition during the VA Goes Red activity on Feb. 3.San Juan VA Medical Center Goes Red for Women
On February 3, the VA Caribbean Healthcare System celebrated the VA Goes Red for Women Veterans in order to maintain our female Veterans population informed on how to maintain a healthy heart.
Puerto Rican Veterans proudly display the Puerto Rican flag at the closing ceremony of the 37th National Wheelchair Games.Veterans prove sky is the limit
The Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) sent a delegation of 19 athletes and six staff members to the 37th National Wheelchair Games celebrated at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Employees of the VA Caribbean Healthcare System brings food for the homeless Aug. 25.FEDS Feeds Families
In an effort to end homelessness and support our homeless Veterans, employees of the Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) participated in the Feds Feed Families food drive, Aug. 25.
Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System Deputy Director, Nayda Ramirez, signs the memorandum of understanding with the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Legal Services Office, Mrs. Hadassa Santini Colberg. (VA Caribbean Healthcare System photo by Joseph Rivera Rebolledo)VACHS reaches agreement to offer legal services
The Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System (VACHS) and the Puerto Rico Legal Services Office reaches agreement that will benefit low income, homeless and qualifying Veterans to receive legal advice at no cost.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
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.

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