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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Local Features

A Veteran patient receives a routine blood pressure screening as part of his care at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.American Heart Month: Controlling blood pressure
February is American Heart Month and researchers at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center are doing their part to help in the treatment of high blood pressure – a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.
The new expansion of the Ambulatory Care Center created a separate room for female Veterans to increase privacy for this fast growing portion of Veterans served by Charleston VA.Personalized health care for Female Veterans
As the number of female Veterans grows, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is becoming increasingly more sophisticated to accommodate and meet the unique needs of women Veterans.
Veteran receives a transcranial magnetic stimulation treatmentVA using magnetic stimulation to treat depression
Percy Jones, a Veteran and employee at Charleston VAMC, heard about a national research study that utilizes a non-invasive technique called trans-cranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression.
Helen Richards gazes at the portrait of her brother, Ralph H. Johnson.Remembering Pfc. Ralph H. Johnson
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center remembers the life and legacy of its namesake through memories shared by Johnson's sister, Helen Richards, and fellow Marine, Alex Colvin.
2015 Year in ReviewCharleston VAMC 2015 Year in Review
2015 was a noteworthy year for the Veterans and staff at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Please enjoy our Year in Review video, which highlights our improvements, accomplishments & expansion during fiscal year 2015.
MOVE program holiday luncheon at the Trident Clinic.MOVE! Program helps Veterans lose big
As holidays wrap up and 2015 draws to a close, many people make resolutions for healthier living in the coming year. Fortunately, Ralph H. Johnson VA Veterans can turn to the MOVE! program for help reaching their goals.
Volunteer displays a large donation for area VeteransMaking a difference in the lives of Veterans
Voluntary Service engages our community to help care for our Veterans by enlisting volunteers and donations that benefit Veteran patients, and the coordinating special events to celebrate and recognize their service.
Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic employees serve a free holiday meal to Veterans at the clinic Dec. 7.Hinesville clinic honors Veterans during holidays
On Dec. 7, staff at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic pulled out all the stops and coordinated a holiday lunch to honor area Veterans – including World War II Veteran William McLaughlin.
VA Chaplains'Tis the season: December holidays
A glance at the religious observance calendar on the VA Chaplain Service bulletin board would reveal many events in December. Three of these observances are Hanukkah, Christmas, and a cultural event, Kwanzaa.
Join us for the Veteran's Mental Health CouncilVeterans leading change: Mental Health Council
The Veterans Mental Health Council meets monthly for education and with an aim to facilitate the improvement of mental health services including Veterans' perceived use of them.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Make a Date During Heart Health MonthMake a Date During Heart Health Month
The number one killer of women is heart disease. Every February, Heart Health Month, VA reminds Veterans that early detection can make all the difference in a successful battle against heart disease.
Army Veteran Shaun CastleStrive, Live, Conquer in Salt Lake City
Army Veteran Shaun Castle has a message for wheelchair Veterans: Come to The Games this summer in Salt Lake City. It changed his life, it will change yours. Read his powerful remarks and sign up now.
Charlie Brown, a Marine and Korean War Veteran. Well-Being for Aging Veterans
VA has many ways to help keep you healthy, even if you can't fit into your old uniform. Find out here about Well-Being. It's about mental, physical and spiritual health for older Veterans.
VA nurse Mike Twigg uses a stethoscope to examine a Veteran patientIraq War Veteran Becomes VA Nurse
Mike Twigg was 38 years old when he decided to join the Army. It was 2007, and the war in Iraq was going full tilt. Sounds like a solid plan. Still, isn't 38 a bit old to be joining the Army?
A hiker on a snowy mountainFree, Confidential Courses to Launch Your New Year
Welcome to 2016! VA has developed a free, online, confidential tool kit to help you fight "brain overload," along with relaxation exercises, videos and stress management tools.
Happy New Year 2016!Top Ten VA Services List for Veterans in 2016
One thing we all hope for in a New Year is good health. For America's Veterans, that's our job. At our VA hospitals and Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, we are here to serve you.
Veteran Marion Ritchie and her Navy photo from World War II.98-Year-Old Veteran Planning Next Parasailing Trip
World War II Navy Veteran, 98, looks back on a century of Christmas celebrations and her recent adventures parasailing and motorcycle riding. Next on her list, computer classes.
Two men play chess in a restaurantVA 'Bridgers' Helping Sober Vets Stay That Way
At the Bedford VA in Massachusetts, peer support specialists known as 'Bridgers' are helping Veterans successfully reintegrate into their communities following rehab for drug or alcohol abuse.
A mom and dad with a son and daughter cooking and sampling food in a kitchenConnect with Your Children this Holiday Season
VA has free, confidential online courses to help Veteran parents connect with their children. Helpful anytime, but especially during the holidays which can bring a lot of stress. Totally!
An old wallet with photos sticking outVeteran, 93, Thankful for Wallet Lost 70 Years Ago
The Ramos family of California is very thankful that a kind and persistent man in Austria went to a lot of trouble to find their grandfather and return his wallet ... 70 years after he lost it.

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