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Local Features

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
BSR Yoga for Women VeteransBreathing-Stretching-Relaxation Program (BSR Yoga)
Research has shown that women report high levels of stress in their lives and often experience physical and emotional symptoms as a result. The Breathing-Stretching-Relaxation program (BSR Yoga) is...
Gun SafetyGun Safety
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide prevention program office has developed an outreach video to emphasize the importance of taking precautions at home when a firearm is present.
A Veteran shows off his artistic side during a class put on by volunteers from the Arts in Healing project.  Photo by Robley Rex VAMC Staff Photographer Tom Downs.Healing With Art
Local artists volunteer their time providing artistic treatments for modern maladies. Public Affairs Specialist Laura Schafsnitz introduces us to an organization called Arts in Healing.
A group of Southern Indiana Veterans from various organizations have banded together in order to help Veterans in need.Hustlin' for Dough
A group of Southern Indiana Veterans from various organizations have banded together to help Veterans in need. Public Affairs Specialist Laura Schafsnitz tells us how Kentuckiana Task Force hustles for some dough.
Wintery weather conditions at the Louisville VAMC. Photo by Louisville VAMC Staff Photographer Thomas Downs.Don’t “Slip Up” with Winter Season Safety
A Louisville VA employee treads lightly as he makes his way into the Medical Center. Wintery weather conditions with high amounts of precipitation have made traversing sidewalks and parking lots a slippery situation.
Blind Veterans Holiday PartyBlind Veterans Holiday Party
On December 13th, Robley Rex’s Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) coordinators partnered with several local organizations and VA employees to put on a holiday program, luncheon, and give away for blinded Veterans.
The new West Entrance at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.New West Entrance is Now Open!
New West Entrance is Now Open! We are excited to announce that the new West Entrance is now open to pedestrian traffic and provides easy access to the main building (Building 1).
Veteran Centered Living Fall 2013 IssueVeteran Centered Living Fall 2013
Veteran Centered Living is a new quarterly magazine, published by the Department of Veterans Affairs MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9). Copies are available at the Louisville VAMC or you can view it online.
A portion of the front page cover of the Summer 2013 issue of Veteran Centered Living.Veteran Centered Living Summer 2013
Veteran Centered Living is a new quarterly magazine, published by the Department of Veterans Affairs MidSouth Healthcare Network (VISN 9). Copies are available at the Louisville VAMC or you can view it online.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
Two men talk and point to a bulletin board in a facility hallwayOnce Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
A man with a stern look has his boxing gloves laced upFighting is My Meditation
After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.
A woman hiker wearing sunglasses smilesSummer Reminder: Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes
Veterans should be cautious and protect their eyes from the sun. Good quality sunglasses are recommended when outdoors, even if it’s for a few minutes at a time.
Woman looks at her smile in a mirror being held by a dentist10 of the Stories Most Read by Vets on VA Web Site
The web site for the Veterans Health Administration is a helpful gateway to numerous resources for Veterans and their families. Here are just a few of the most popular features posted this past year.
Back of a mobile health clinic showing a door and wheelchair liftVA Health Care System Named Most Wired - Again!
For the second year in a row, VA has been named to the 2014 “Most Wired” hospitals list, a national survey ranking hospitals leveraging health information technology in new and innovative ways.
A woman talks to a man in an officeNurse Navigator Simplifies the Maze for Patients
Hospitals can be a maze. That’s why Joan Stewart and Debera Charlton are amazing. The Nurse Navigator steer patients through the treatment systems at Montana’s VA Medical Center.
A smiling girl with a US flagVA Hosts July 4th Ceremonies for Veterans
Hundreds of VA employees and volunteers at VA Medical Centers across the country spend their July 4th holiday hosting special events for the men and women we serve — America’s Veterans.
A senior man in a swimming pool smilesSenior Veterans Going for the Gold - One More Time
Hundreds of Veterans are heading to the Ozark Mountains for the Golden Age Games, designed to improve the quality of life for older Veterans with a wide range of abilities and disabilities.

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