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Last month, Bedford VA hosted a three-day mini-residency focused on women Veteran’s health.Women Veterans Mini-Residency Reaps Big Rewards
The Women Veterans Program in VISN1 received a grant from Department of Veterans Affairs Women’s Health Service to plan and facilitate the training for both providers and nurses from New England VAs.
surgeons view monitors displaying a patients progressVA Boston Expands Surgical Options
Previously, Veterans within the New England area were presented with two options for repairing AAA. They could have an open repair, where a large incision was made, and the diseased segment...
Mission Act: Urgent Care BennefitsVA-approved Urgent Care
The urgent care benefit covers treatment of non-emergent symptoms such as flu-like symptoms (coughs and colds), wheezing, sprains, sore throats, painful urination, bumps and bruises, ear pain...
Congressman Mark Takano faces and shakes hands with a Veteran during a visit to VA Boston's Jamaica Plain Campus.Congressmen Takano and Kennedy Visit VA Boston
A stop in the “Brain Bank” where Dr. Ann McKee, VA Boston Neuropathologist, oversees the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) research started the campus tour. CTE is caused by repetitive head trauma.
A Veteran shops for produce.Home Cooking
Residents of VA Boston’s Spinal Cord Injury unit in Brockton have been fixing up some home cooking as part of an ongoing program which promotes community, incorporates nutrition education and focuses on...
InfographicNew Secure Messaging MHV Coordinator Team
Boston has a new MHV coordinator team available to all Veterans. Secure messaging is a great way to contact your care teams including the MHV Department! Contact us for questions, concerns, good news, or updates...
A photo of an envelope with an address to John DoeKeep Your Mailing Address Updated with the VA!
Staying current on your address helps us get you and your family the medicine, information and appointments you need to better manage your health care. So update yours during National Update Your Address Month!
Red, White and Blue Veterans Justice Outreach logoPlymouth County MA Veterans Court Opening May 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has committed to preventing incarceration and reducing recidivism among Veterans through the development of the Veterans Justice Outreach Program.
Panelists answer questions and share experiences with one anotherSpecial Emphasis on Women's History Month
VA Boston's Federal Women's Program, a Special Emphasis Program aimed at supporting women Hosts 4th Annual Women's Speaker Series. Speakers come from all walks of life to share their experiences, failures and outcomes.
Photo: Haider AlSara, a project manager in VA’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), immigrated from Iraq, where he was a translator supporting U.S. and allied forces, to his current home and workplace in Boston. (VA photo by Shawn Finley)Former Iraqi translator now a VA employee
As a Boston resident since 2007, I have come nearly 6,000 miles from my hometown of Najaf, Iraq. My current job as a project manager for VA’s Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research...

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