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Marion VA Medical Center

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Wishing our doctor's a Happy National Doctor's Day!Time to Thank our Doctors!
Even though doctor’s carry medical instruments versus weaponry, they are not exempt from the stresses of war. They come in to work with our Veterans and listen to their stories, share experiences, and care
Shelby and her classmates put together 18 backpacks for homeless Veterans to help them prepare for the Winter.Elementary Kids Unite to Help Homeless Veterans
What started as a 5th graders selfless Christmas list for Santa turned into a community project that would help over 18 Veterans get through the cold winter months. It all started with a simple letter to
HM2 Tammy Sisco nominated her supervisors Susan Hicks and assistant nurse supervisor Melinda Perry for the Patriot Award for outstanding support of Tammy’s duty in the reserves.Marion VA Supervisors Receive Patriot Award
HM2 Tammy Sisco nominated her supervisors Susan Hicks and assistant nurse supervisor Melinda Perry for the Patriot Award for outstanding support of Tammy’s duty in the reserves.
VA Dietitian Sieger Giroux offers some healthy living tips for the Winter.Habits of a Healthy Life
One of our dietitians offers tips for staying healthy this Winter. Sieger Giroux dispels some common myths about dieting and shares his knowledge about how to go about living a healthy lifestyle.
Update to Medication CopaysImportant Update for Medication Copays
Effective February 27, 2017 the copayment regulations and associated cost for Veterans filling outpatient medications prescribed to treat non-service connected conditions will change, establishing
Top 7 Marion VA Posts in 2016Top 7 Marion VA Facebook Posts for 2016.
Everyone loves to hear success stories about our taking back control of their health; here is a list of our top 7 Facebook posts for 2016. We have shared dozens and dozens of success stories
You can now call us directly to schedule your ROUTINE eye exams.How to Directly to Schedule Your Routine Eye Exam
“The eyes are the windows to the soul” is an expression that is often used to describe the deep connection one feels when looking into another’s eyes. However, like windows, the eyes work both ways.
Be the reason someone smiles today.Veteran Thanks Marion VA Staff
Air Force Veteran James Bauler and former VA volunteer would like to let our staff know how grateful he is for all we do for our Veterans. He has submitted a letter to let not only our staff know how grateful he is but
Visiting with Veterans at your local VA hospital is the best way to say thanks!How to Thank a Veteran 101
We asked Post-911 Veterans their thoughts about how they feel when somebody tells them “thank you for your service”. Thanking our Veterans seems like a normal thing to do, but
Proud WWII Veteran shows off his medals and Cubbie regaliaWWII Hero is #1 Cubs Fan
Being a Cubs fan is his legacy: “My grandpa even gave up half his pension to get seats to watch them win the series in 1908 and now I want to watch them win” shares Robert Perkins, WWII Navy Veteran.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
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.

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