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Syracuse VA Medical Center

Local Features

Photo of Veteran Mike Smithson wheelchair racing in Utica, NYVeteran Adapts and Overcomes
Michael Smithson, a 59 year-old Camillus, NY Navy Veteran adapts and overcomes his disability by participating in the Syracuse VA 's Recreational Therapy program using adaptive sports.
Image of three people talking.Free Therapy for Veterans and Families
Syracuse VA Medical Center offers free mental health education and support for Veterans and their families. Veterans and their family members have several options to choose from.
Operation Salute bannerOperation Salute Event
OEF/OIF/OND Era Veterans are invited to join Syracuse VA Medical Center for a 2016 OPERATION SALUTE event at the SYRACUSE NATIONALS being held at the NYS Fair Grounds in Syracuse, NY on Saturday July 16, 2016.
Image of Harvey R. LasnerPatient Escorts Needed
The Syracuse VA Medical Center is in need of patient escort volunteers. Patient escort volunteers transport patients in wheelchairs to appointments and activities within the medical center.
Image of Roy BatesBecome an In-Home Respite Volunteer
Syracuse VA’s In-Home Respite Caregiver Support Program is in need of volunteers. Volunteers in this program visit with a Veteran in their home while their caregiver gets some “worry free time away”.
Leader in LGBT Health Care Equality BannerSyracuse VA "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"
Syracuse VA has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
2016 Komen CNY Race for the CureVA Komen Race Event
Be part of the Syracuse VA Medical Center team "Vets are the Answer to Cancer" at the 2016 Komen CNY Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 14, 2016 held at the NY State Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
6th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll6th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll
Syracuse VA Medical Center invites Veterans and their families and VA staff to participate in the 6th Annual VA2K Walk and Roll event taking place on May 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
photo of fresh fruit and vegetables.Diabetes Education & Awareness Event
Visit the Syracuse VA Medical Center on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and learn how to manage your diabetes. Dr. Rajeev Sharma. VA Endocrinologist will speak at noon.
Graphic of a red dress and text that says Go Red for Women's heart health.Go Red for Women's Heart Health
Join the Syracuse VA for Go Red for Women Veterans heart health on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in the Auditorium on the ground floor from 11am – 1pm. the public is welcome to attend.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systemís Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless personís tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.

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