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Veterans enter Fenway Park for onfield ceremonyRed Sox Knock It Out of the Park for Vietnam Vets
Bedford VA's Vietnam and Vietnam Era Vets were honored in a long overdue Welcome Home Pre-Game Ceremony at Fenway Park July 15, 2017 sponsored by Home Base, a partnership between Mass General and Red Sox Foundation
Image of blood pressure cuffVA helps resolve debate on high blood pressure
Intensive blood pressure control may be the best treatment therapy for millions of Americans with high blood pressure according to research supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Image of Frank Greco at deskVA Researchers Who Served
Dr. Frank Greco, a physician in the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit at the Bedford VA, carries out studies on applying physical and mathematical methods to solving medical problems.
Image of Veteran sailing on Boston HarborSailing Program Offers Veterans Safe Harbor
Join the Bedford VA for a seven-week Recreational Therapy sailing program. The program is scheduled for Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through June 30. For more information, contact 781-687-3199.
Comp and Pen Access now at Bedford VAComp and Pen Video Access at Bedford VA!
The Compensation Medical Examination Service often functions as the first stop for Veterans new to VA care. Bedford VA has opened a new, modern, VBA-VHA service on the third floor of Bldg. 78, Suite 302K.
Veteran getting eye examNew! Direct Schedule Eye Appointments
As part of myVA improvements to Access for Veterans, Bedford VA now has direct scheduling for Optometry appointments! Enrolled Veterans may call 781-687-2248 or 781-687-2246.
Corvettes at Vettes to VetsVettes to Vets Sunday Sept 25th 2016
An event that attracted 25 Corvette owners 13 years ago, has grown into a massive Corvette rally with 550+ cars in attendance last year! This event takes place on Gold Star Mother's Day, Sun. Sept. 25th, 2016
Provider using telewound cameraTED Truck Returns to Bedford VA, September 8
“TED” Telehealth Education Delivered, showcases the future of medicine with cutting edge technology enabling healthcare providers to use video conferencing tools to save Veterans a trip to the VA Medical Center
Bedford Green Supportive Community for homeless Veterans 55+Bedford Green Ribbon Cutting July 21, 2016 at 1:00
One year after the cornerstone was laid for 69 new units of permanent, supportive housing, Veterans accepted to the Bedford Green are getting ready to move to their new homes.
MOVE logoBedford Veteran Weight Loss Success Stories
Veteran Lora Gervais says that her weight issues began recently, about 4 years ago. “In 2011, I began having thyroid issues and started gradually gaining weight,” she recalls.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
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.

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