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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Community Group PosterVeteran Community Group
Beginning December 1st there will be a bi-weekly LGBT community group providing a safe space to discuss life issues, situations and overall well-being. Group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday each month.
Safe Patient Handling Poster ThumbnailSafe Patient Handling Equipment
The mechanical lifting equipment in our hospital is here to help move our patients as safely as possible. Lifts also help reduce injuries among our caregivers. If you or your loved one needs help getting up or around....
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness MonthNational Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. Please join the Robley Rex VA Medical Center on Tuesday, November 18th to help raise awareness and learn more about this disease.
National White Cane Day - Recognized October 15thNational White Cane Day - Recognized October 15th
National White Cane Day is celebrated on October 15th. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. The White Cane symbolizes blindness and independence.
The Robley Rex VAMC Flu Fighter Team stands by waiting to dole out free flu shots to Veterans at the VAMC.  The Flu Fighter Team is roving the campus and the clinics giving free flu shots to Veterans in an effort to combat the nasty virus.Robley Rex VAMC Flu Fighters Combat the Flu
Fall is a beautiful time of year; the leaves change, the weather becomes cooler, and the kids are finally back in school. But alas, along with autumnal fun, comes a sickening beast called the flu.
Veterans Attend a Job Fair hosted by the Robley Rex VAMC Compensated Work Therapy program in downtown Louisville September 18.  166 Veterans took the opportunity to apply for jobs at companies located throughout the region.Back To Work
Over 25 employers from throughout the Louisville area are going the extra mile to hire Veterans by participating in a Job Fair hosted by the Robley Rex VA Medical Center (VAMC) Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program.
Robley Rex VAMC Business Office representative Clarissa Ashford works with Louisville EMS to coordinate transportation for a volunteer victim during the Emergency Management Exercise “Bent Horseshoe” at the Kentucky Air National Guard Airbase September 9, 2014KYANG Emergency Management Exercise
On September 9, 2014, a team of Robley Rex VAMC staff and volunteers collaborated with the Kentucky Air National Guard (KYANG), Louisville EMS, and community hospitals to take part in an Emergency Management Exercise
Respiratory Therapy to Expand Services at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.Respiratory Therapy to Expand Services
The Respiratory Therapy Department has been growing over the past year at our hospital with the intention of providing more support than ever to our veterans, nursing staff, and physicians....
Veterans Town Hall MeetingVeterans Town Hall Meeting
A Veterans Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. We want to hear your comments and recommendations about VA health care.
Shuttle Parking Option – Mellwood AvenueShuttle Parking – Mellwood Avenue
We are extremely pleased to announce that Veterans now have another great parking option. Effective Monday, July 7th, you can now enjoy convenient, door-to-door shuttle service

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman receives flu shot from nurse.Flu Shots: More Access, Seamless Documentation
VA partners with Walgreens to expand real-time sharing of medical information of vaccines provided by Walgreens to enrolled Veterans. VA is covering the cost of about 75,000 flu shots.
Volunteers help a Veteran into a VA vanFree Rides for Vets Living in Highly Rural Areas
VA has just made it possible for more of America’s Veterans living in highly rural areas to get free transportation to a VA medical center or other facilities that provide VA care.
Man in uniform stands in a building service entry areaWith a Little Help, a Veteran's Life Transformed
One minute, Army Veteran Robbie Myers was living in a tent. The next, he was winning a nationally-televised cooking competition. His amazing journey began when he walked into a VA Medical Center.
Senior man holds up a tablet with a cartoon character drawn on itDondi gets Flu Shot Along with 96-year-old Creator
96-year-old Veteran Irwin Hasen is the cartoonist who created the famous character Dondi, a war orphan. He recently sketched his famous creation reminding Veterans and VA staff to get their flu shot.
A woman with a sad expression is comforted by a therapist with her hand on the woman's shoulderGo Green for Mental Illness Awareness Week
In observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, VA facilities will be sponsoring events designed to educate Veterans, their families and staff on mental health recovery concepts and practices.
Senior woman stands on a scale as a doctor adjusts the balancesSlimming Down Helps with Diabetes & Pre-diabetes
Weight loss in overweight adults with diabetes can improve blood sugar levels, decrease the need for some medications, reduce blood pressure, improve heart function, and improve cholesterol levels.
Two men wearing pink bracelets bump fistsMale Breast Cancer: A Rare Disease, on the Rise
Male breast cancer is rare, accounting for less than one percent of cancers in men and less than one percent of all breast cancer. VA researchers are helping to understand the phenomenon.
Health tech helps a woman getting a mammogramVA Leads the Nation in Breast Cancer Screening
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. VA wants to help Veterans learn more about breast cancer with the helpful tools listed in this story including a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator.
Woman looking at a high heel shoeHigh Heels a Snap With New Prosthetic Foot
Veterans and others who have lost a lower limb and need prosthetic feet have been limited in the footwear they can choose. A VA researcher in Minneapolis and his colleagues aim to change that.
A Veteran and his wife talk to other Veterans in a parkThe Blue Button is Literally a Life Saver
Read how one married couple — both Veterans — use VA’s online Personal Health Record, My HealtheVet, all the time and encourage Veterans to sign up and take advantage of its many great features.

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