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Veteran receives a haircut.Stand Down 2014
The 2014 Stand Down for homeless Veterans held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo assisted 264 Veterans by providing one-stop for VA health care and benefits.
Photo of a patient receiving care in triage area for evaluation.Community Readiness Tested for Terrorist Bombing
Buffalo VA and other government and community agencies tested their emergency readiness during a mock terrorist bombing exercise held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Two Veterans stand at the end of the walkway with a wreath.Batavia VA Memorial Walkway
VA Western New York Healthcare System and Batavia Veterans Alumni Association are honoring Veterans who have passed away by adding a brick with the Veterans name on it to the walkway.
Women volunteers pose amongst numerous baby clothes, baby blankets and toys.A Baby Shower for Women Veterans
The Angola VFW Auxiliary Post 5796 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 928 hosted the 3rd annual Baby Shower for women Veterans receiving their care from VA Western New York Healthcare System on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Veteran looking at a computer monitor with a magnifier.New Technology Helps Veterans With Low Vision See
New technology available through the Low Vision Clinic helps Veterans see by providing them an array of smart devices to live independently and connect with friends and family in ways they couldn’t have years ago.
Man walking on a beautiful summer day.Stay on a Healthy Track with TeleMOVE!
TeleMOVE! is a virtual weight management program that allows Veterans to get their care over the telephone and or with a telehealth device free of charge. Veterans stay on track to lose weight without leaving home.
A woman Veterans talking with a Veterans Service representative.Good News For Veterans
As of March 24, 2014 VA’s annual requirement for Veterans to do a Means Test for non-service connected and 0% service connected Veterans without any special eligibility has been eliminated.
A hand holding many colorful pills.Substance Abuse
Stories of substance abuse, relapse and recovery have been increasingly prevalent in the news. High profile celebrities are often featured, but this problem is affecting people from all walks of life.
Image of women wearing red in her support of "Go Red for Women".Go Red for Women
Join the VA Western New York Health Care System this Friday, February 7th at Freedom Hall, to help support "Go Red for Women". Show your support for the prevention of heart disease in women by wearing red.
Veteran stakeholders attend ribbon cutting ceremony for H.O.P.E.H.O.P.E. Opens on the Batavia VA Campus
VA stakeholders, Veterans, delegated officials and the community came out to celebrate the opening of the new building for the Women’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Residential Program located at the Batavia VA.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man hands his ID to a woman at a deskTwo Forms of ID Now Needed to Request VHIC Card
VA has strengthened the ID requirements to request the new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC). Enrolled Veterans now will need two forms of ID. See the acceptable ID documents in this story.
A woman shows a man writing on a large padSeeking New Coping Tools for Veterans with TBI
Cognitive rehabilitation researchers are testing new tools and strategies — from smartphone apps to online brain training — to help Veterans cope with the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.
A doctor stands with two of his patients"Family" of Patients Appreciate VA Doctor
Veteran patients of VA doctor in Augusta, Georgia, tell why they “wouldn’t have any other doctor.” Dr. Jianhua Cheng replies that he just wants to do his best and praises the entire Augusta team.
A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: Have a health question? Search here!
We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.

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