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CPAP machineTelehealth CPAP
Telehealth CPAP services in Myrtle Beach provides Veteran patients with guidance and support on using their CPAP machine, without them having to the Charleston VA Medical Center.
Mary FraggosDirector of Nursing awarded Palmetto Gold Award
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center congratulates Associate Director of Nursing & Patient Care Services, Mary Fraggos, as recipient of the 2014 Palmetto Gold Award for Nursing Excellence.
Emerson BeachLife's a Beach
...other times its a hurricane. Emerson Beach, Vetern and Volunteer at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, tells about his struggles and challenges and overcoming obstacles.
Service to Veterans continues during stormService to Veterans doesn’t slip during storm
Service for Veterans doesn't stop during winter storm. More than 180 employees kept the home fires burning at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center downtown during Winter Storm Leon, January 28 through 30, 2014.
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's diseaseVitamin E may slow spread of Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage
Remembering Pearl HarborRemembering Pearl Harbor
We remember Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941, also known as “the day that will live in infamy” resulted in the loss of 2,341 U. S. service members and American entry into World War II.
Va Dental InsuranceThe new VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) offers
The VA is now offering a dental insurance program for Veterans through its VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP). The program offers dental insurances to Veterans and beneficiaries enrolled in CHAMPVA.
MyHealtheVet Celebrates 10 Year AnniversaryMyHealtheVet Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
My HealtheVet celebrates its 10 year anniversary November 13. The program offers Veterans secure access to portions of information in their VA health care records anywhere and anytime with an upgraded account.
National Caregivers MonthCelebrating National Family Caregivers Month
As the theme of this year’s Family Caregivers Month, “Now More Than Ever”, suggests, family caregivers are growing in numbers every year and their support is valued more than ever.
Stand Down Against HomelessnessStand Down Against Homelessness
Each year, Palmetto Goodwill and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center take the fight against homelessness to the streets with their annual Stand Down Against Homelessness Event.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man uses an iPad at a tableHelp with Concussions in Veterans' Hands Today
Knowledge learned by VA in treating Traumatic Brain Injury helped develop Concussion Coach, a mobile app with tools to assess symptoms and help with coping strategies.
A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.

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