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VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System

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View of the redesigned website.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. We think you’ll find it easy-to-use, functional, and organized around the information you need.
Image of Wanda standing at her husband's bedside.Wanda's Story
When anticipating retirement, Wanda had never pictured her husband being physically bound to his bed. Bob, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, wanted nothing more than to stay in his home, despite his life-altering condition.
Illustration with words healthy living and Quit Tobacco on itWhy Should You Be Tobacco Free?
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and protect your family’s health. If you are using tobacco, the VA can help you quit.
My HealtheVet graphicVA Prescriptions Through My HealtheVet
With two clicks of the computer mouse, VA Prescriptions can be filled. Registering for My HealtheVet will eliminate minutes spent waiting on the telephone to refill VA Prescriptions and time spent gathering up medicine bottles to punch each prescription number into the phone.
Two Veterans TalkingVA Hires Veterans to serve Veterans
Patterson, a medical doctor and Veteran that receives his care at VA, thinks My HealtheVet helps VA health care teams and Veterans better partner. Mr. Westveer and Dr. Patterson like that My HealtheVet puts tools for healthy living in their own hands.

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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