• Drive-thru flu clinic opens for North Texas Veterans

    VA North Texas Health Care System is making it as easy for Veterans and employees to receive their flu shot with the drive-thru flu clinic Monday through Friday. “We are also accepting walk-ups.”

  • Texas Veteran celebrates 96th birthday with drive-by parade

    John Palko has seen a lot in his lifetime. He experienced war and injuries that he was awarded the Purple Heart for, in addition to becoming a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II--all before his 21st birthday. Now, this U.S. Army Veteran shares his stories during his 96th birthday drive-by celebration. 

  • Texas Veteran turns 100, gets special parade

    “Mr. Fred” turned 100 years old so VA North Texas put together a birthday car parade in front of his medical foster care home. There were fire trucks and police cars and one very happy centenarian.

  • Texas Veteran, 96, benefits from home telehealth

    From his home Navy Veteran Bobby Osborne takes his blood pressure and oxygen level as part of VA’s home telehealth program. The results are sent to his telehealth care coordinator at his VA hospital.

  • Improving access to specialty care with VA Video Connect

    Thanks to VA Video-Connect, Veteran Kenneth Turner does not have to drive four hours for his physical therapy. Video Connect lets Veterans connect with their provider from home, work, anywhere.

  • VA North Texas opens new 13-bed inpatient unit

    Dallas-Fort Worth-North Texas has one of VA’s fastest growing Veteran populations. To serve them, the Dallas VA Medical Center recently opened a new in-patient unit with thirteen private beds.

  • Veteran lets go of past, possessions, to reclaim life

    VA North Texas hosts a 16-week self-help group called Clutter Busters and Treasure Seekers to develop skills overcoming compulsive hoarding.

  • Veteran with TBI turns to VA for migraine relief

    The Polytrauma/TBI team at the Dallas VA is an interdisciplinary team with multiple services that helps Veterans recover from migraines and blast exposure.

  • VA North Texas is gold standard for reducing heart attacks, strokes

    Cardiovascular disease, strokes, and heart attacks are the leading causes of death in America. More than a third, or 37-percent, of Veterans have been diagnosed with hypertension and more than 40-percent have high cholesterol.

  • VA North Texas employees train to save lives of Veterans in crisis

    VA North Texas suicide prevention teams hold suicide call simulation training to train employees to know what to do when a Veteran is in crisis.

  • Lease signature returns hope and pride to formerly homeless Veteran

    Carl Davis had been homeless for most of the past 40 years. The signature on his new apartment lease gave him a new lease on life.

  • VA North Texas honors fallen with Last Roll Call

    The Last Roll Call Remembrance program honors the lives and service of the Veterans, and the family and friends who supported them.

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