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Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

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Image of a volunteer for the Annual Inpatient VA American Legion Auxiliary Gift ShopDole VA American Legion Gift Shop
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 419 president Jean Kimminau wraps donated gift items for the Annual Inpatient Veterans Gift Shop at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, KS.
Dole VA Town Hall MeetingDole VA Town Hall Meeting
The Dole VA Medical Center will hold a Veterans Town Hall from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 in the Auditorium at the Dole VA Medical Center, 5500 E. Kellogg Ave, Wichita Kansas
National Nutrition Month Logo5 Bites of Nutrition
Take a bite out of nutrition! In honor of National Nutrition Month here are 5 tips to a healthier you. You might find that it is easier to work on one tip at a time. Still need assistance? Consult your VA dietitians.
Family Gathered for a Holiday Meal.Holiday Eating
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. A few simple tips can help you stay healthy through the holiday season.
Reading a food labelReading and Understanding Food Labels
People look at food labels for a number of different reasons. Regardless of the reason, most would like to know how to interpret this information and how to use it effectively and easily.
Woman Drinking Bottled WaterHydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Adequate hydration is one of the most important aspects of our health. Dehydration can be a serious medical condition. Most adults should consume at least 64 ounces of water per day.
Woman CyclingGive Biking a Try
Cycling is a great way to encourage a healthier lifestyle and reduce household transportation costs. The city of Wichita maintains more than 60 miles of bicycle paths, lanes and other bicycle facilities.
Count Your Way Apple with MeasurementsCount Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle
Today's lifestyle can be busy and overwhelming with work, school, activities, to-do lists, and unfinished projects. Instead of stressing out, try daily to make an overall healthy lifestyle a natural process.
A Veteran receiving care in a Medical Foster Home.Expanding Medical Foster Home
The Medical Foster Home Program has been active in Wichita since 2010 with recent expansion to the Hutchinson Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) and the Salina Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).
National Nutrition Month 2014 LogoNational Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month and one of the best ways to enjoy your food is to practice mindful eating - using your senses to truly enjoy your food. Try these four quick steps to mindful eating at your next meal.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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