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VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Employee Occupational Health Program Director, Dr. Matthew Keifer oversees the VA Puget Sound annual flu shot clinics held at the Seattle and American Lake campuses.  During the 2017-18 flu season, staff delivered more than 26,000 flu shots to its Veteran patientsAugust is Immunization Awareness Month
August is the last threshold toward the cold and damp of the fall and winter months in which seasonal influenza tends to peak and is recognized as “Immunization Awareness Month.”
VA PoliceExercise brings together VA, Lakewood Police
VA Puget Sound Health Care System held an active threat exercise July 24, 2018, at its American Lake campus as part of its ongoing training of both staff and Veterans on safety and emergency response.
Timothy DawsonI Am VA Puget Sound: Timothy Dawson
When Timothy Dawson arrived at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System Pain Clinic five years ago, it had just a fraction of the capacity to treat and care for Veterans that it has today.
After 12 weeks with the VA Puget Sound MOVE! Program Tom McLaughlin significantly reduced his short and long-term insulin dosage, eliminated the use of a diuretic for his blood pressure, lost seven percent of his body weight, dropped an entire clothing size  & can walk an 18 hole gold courseMOVE! Maintaining health is easier with support
With the help of the MOVE! care team, Veterans can reduce health risks, prevent or reverse certain diseases, improve quality of life, and even live longer, says VA Puget Sound MOVE! Program Manager Karol Brown
Steven Kahn, study chair for the Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Consortium, talks with RISE participant Faamafi Faamafi Jr. about medication options for adults who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Kahn is an endocrinologist at VA Puget Sound Health and UW School of Medicine.Different approach to diabetes treatment in Youth
A major study has found that medicines used to treat diabetes in adults are not effective on youth, which researchers say is disturbing since type 2 diabetes among youth is a growing problem.
Northwest Director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Brent King gets in position to curl with direction from Granite Curling Club Member and Clinic Volunteer Phil ShyrockAdaptive Curling…where wheelchairs meet ice
Adaptive Curling Clinics…where wheelchairs meet ice. Recreation therapy introduces skills to increase Veterans’ overall emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, vocational and social well-being.
The Setting Health Care Goals, A Guide for People with Health ProblemsVA Puget Sound implements national LST initiative
VA Puget Sound Health Care System has fully adopted the national VA Life Sustaining Treatment (LST) Decisions Initiative three months before the national VA implementation.
VA Puget Sound Heath Care System, American Lake Division, Urology Nurse Coordinator, Jennifer Acselrod provides encouragement to patients receiving specialty careJune Mens Health month an annual reminder
Using June Men's Health Month as an annual reminder for a primary care health inventory and to expedite access to VA Puget Sound Health Care System Urology Team specialty care for irregular symptoms.
Dr. PeskindVA Puget Sound celebrates its world-class research
VA researchers, representatives from the University of Washington and community members gathered at VA Puget Sound Health Care System for its "InnoVAtion to Implementation" event as part of the National VA Research Week.
Cell phoneVets - Manage appointments from your mobile phone
VA is making it more convenient for Veterans to manage their health care appointments using a new mobile phone-based system. VEText allows responses for confirmation and cancellation of appointments.

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