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May 19 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.Coming Soon - Veterans Town Hall
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Portland Regional Office Director and VA Portland Health Care System Director are hosting a VETERANS TOWN HALL May 19. Everyone is welcome.
VAPORHCS Doctors stand next to a CT scanner.Lung Cancer - new research
VAPORHCS research finds new low-dose CT scan program may help save lives. Portland is one of eight VA facilities chosen to develop a comprehensive a lung cancer screening system aimed at high-risk Veterans.
Veterans & Family Advisory BoardVeterans wanted for Board
VAPORHCS is presently seeking Veterans (non-employees) and family members for the Veteran & Family Advisory Board (VFAB). If you know someone who is a good candidate, please ask if they might be interested.
A sample of the new redesign.We've Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. This redesign is based on feedback from Veterans and VA facilities around the country.
Nurses Week 2013Nurses Week 2013--May 6-12
Portland VA Medical Center nurses care for Veterans in a variety of ways with a passion for the profession and a strong commitment to patient safety.
Bend CBOC Ribbon CuttingBend Clinic Expands to Serve Veterans
The Bend Community Based Outpatient Clinic held a Grand Opening of the new expanded facility Jan. 20, 2013.
Move! to lose weightWant Help Losing Weight? Join Move!
Are you interested in losing a few pounds? Need help? VA Portland Health Care System- Portland Division Move! Weight Loss Program can help Veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health.
National HIV Testing DayNational HIV Testing Day
What is HIV? HIV is a virus. HIV stands for the human immunodeficiency virus: H - Human. This virus infects human beings. I - Immunodeficiency. This virus attacks a person's immune system. The immune system is the body's defense against infections, such as bacteria and viruses. Once attacked by HIV, the immune system becomes deficient and doesn't work properly. V - Virus. A virus is a type of germ too small to be seen even with a microscope. Some viruses, such as the ones that cause colds or flu, stay in the body for only a few days. HIV, however, never goes away. A person who is infected with HIV is said to be "HIV positive." Once a person is HIV positive, that person will always be HIV positive.
National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2012National HIV Testing Day
What is HIV? HIV is a virus. H - Human. This virus infects human beings. I - Immunodeficiency. This virus attacks a person's immune system. The immune system is the body's defense against infections, such as bacteria and viruses. Once attacked by HIV, the immune system becomes deficient and doesn't work properly. V - Virus. A virus is a type of germ too small to be seen even with a microscope. Some viruses, such as the ones that cause colds or flu, stay in the body for only a few days. HIV, however, never goes away. A person who is infected with HIV is said to be "HIV positive." Once a person is HIV positive, that person will always be HIV positive. Read more about HIV Testing Day
Celebrating Nurses Week 2012Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring
Nurses work in many areas of practice. They have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

From the Veterans Health Administration

service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.
five researchers and technocians working in a laboratory90 Years of VA Research Improves Veterans' Lives
Did you know VA doctors performed the first successful liver transplant in 1968, and that VA doctors have received the Nobel Prize? Find out more as VA celebrates National VA Research Week.
Elise Brown standing next to Roy Jeffers who is laying in a hospital bedHe Was Given Two Years to Live…23 Years Ago
Veteran Roy Jeffers is marking Hepatitis Awareness Month by sharing his brave story with Veterans and their families in the hope that they will learn more and make an appointment to get tested…now!
mother and daughter using hula hoopsWomen Veterans Can Be Role Models for Health
Of the almost 670,000 Women Veterans enrolled with VA, over 400,000 of them utilized VHA health care in 2014. Read here about how they can be role models for health for other women and young girls.
nurse reviewing documents with a patientHonoring VA's Compassionate Professionals
The thousands of VA nurses who take care of America’s Veterans are skilled, caring professionals. During National Nurses Week, we say “Thank You” for taking care of our heroes.
veteran walking on a treadmill10th Anniversary of VA’s Polytrauma Program
For ten years, VA’s Polytrauma System of Care has treated Veterans with multiple severe injuries. Two of the hundreds of Veterans who have received care tell their stories of strength and recovery.
Woman standing in front of a lake near Epcott CenterVeteran Re-Connects with Other Women at Vet Center
After one of the most emotionally challenging jobs in the military left her with PTSD, former sergeant Josie Beatty found help at a Vet Center and learned she did not “have to be super human.”
Make the connection website Veterans' Real Stories of Strength and Resilience
Hundreds of Veterans share their experiences with mental health challenges and reaching out for support. On a unique website, you can hear how they started their journeys toward recovery.
Sign in front of the garden with the words the healing ground dedicated July 2012Planting Cabbage on Earth Day in a Healing Ground
Hundreds of Veterans have found a safe haven for dealing with a variety of issues in a Walla Walla VA “Healing Ground” garden. Thinking about things with the “clarity of fresh air.”
Veteran Charles Yeager standing next to his award winning muralVeterans and Medical Centers Celebrate Earth Day
Veterans are seeing green as they join VA Medical Centers across the country in a variety of programs to celebrate Earth Day initiatives that help the planet and create a healing environment.

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