• VA engineering research center’s newest invention: prosthetic hook mouse

    It’s yet another example of ingenuity on the part of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), a collaborative effort between the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and the University of Pittsburgh. HERL researches, develops, and tests a variety of technologies, including wheelchairs, and uses 3D printers with advanced manufacturing to design and create prostheses and other assistive devices.

  • Watches provide health care connections for Veterans

    Technology is a powerful tool for improving Veterans’ health care plans. Read how Kimberly Braswell, a cardiology nurse in Florida, is using smart watches to help Veterans monitor their own health.

  • Veteran’s family receives long overdue medal

    The family of a deceased World War II Coast Guard Veteran received a Purple Heart Medal for an incident that happened in 1944.

  • Playing harmonica is therapy for Veterans with COPD

    It’s called Harmonicas for Health and it’s helping Veterans breathe easier. The type of breathing used to play the harmonica is similar to the breathing exercises used in therapy for COPD.

  • Happy Birthday Hercules!

    Hercules, the resident therapy dog at the James A. Haley VA in Tampa, makes a huge impact on his handler, Marine Veteran Robert Lynch, all the Veterans he meets and VA staff, enhancing the experience for everyone. Hercules will turn 3 this month and there will be a celebration.

  • Beating bedsores: Researchers working on 3D method to aid treatment

    VA researchers are developing a new instrument for measuring bedsores, or pressure ulcers, using 3D cameras, tablet computers, and an algorithm. The work will mainly benefit Veterans with spinal cord injuries.

  • Watch as Tampa’s VA team practices for natural disaster assistance

    While the victims weren’t real, the training received during Exercise Patriot South 2018 was as real as it gets.

  • Cyberknife gives Veterans more treatment options for cancer

    A new robotic treatment recently used for the first time at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa will increase the number of options Veterans have in their fight against cancer.

  • Veteran completes Army career thanks to rehab at Tampa VA

    “He’s a success story as well as beyond anybody’s expectations of his recovery. He was able to serve our country again despite a serious head injury, and serve at the highest level of capacity."

  • Creative Forces joins with VA to bring healing arts to Veterans

    Creative Forces is bringing the restorative power of art to active duty patients and Veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as their families and caregivers.

  • Quadriplegic Veteran travels through Hurricane Irma to serve his fellow Veterans

    If you’re looking for the definition of dedication, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital pharmacy technician Tim Myers might be a pretty good example of one.

  • In aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Tampa VA reaches out to Veterans, community

    VA staff from the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, are in the community reaching out to Veterans following Hurricane Irma

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