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Army Veteran Mary Torczon nearly lost her life when a car bomb in Mosul killed her best friends and left her with a TBI – then things worse. But now Mary is thriving thanks to the VA and our community partners!
A self-described maverick, Dr. Richard Wilson has always pushed boundaries. When he joined VA in 1972, he was told "research was not part of the responsibility' of the audiology team. That policy didn't last long.
During WW II, corrective physical reconditioning units were established to accelerate the return of troops to active duty following injury, As a result corrective therapists became a part of the rehabilitation effort...
Out on the water with the wind in your hair, it’s hard to feel anything but exhilarated. That’s what's behind an annual event "Heroes on the Hudson" in which disabled Veterans spend the day on the Hudson River.
“Interaction with an animal makes you feel more relaxed,” said Joe Grimard, “You’re connecting with an animal, a living thing, and that’s all you’re focused on. You’re no longer focusing on yourself, or your problems.”
Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinators in the Veterans Health Administration provide very important and needed services. They are there to assure that blind Veterans get "the best care anywhere".
The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) presented Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator Bruce Davis with the George Alexander Memorial Volunteer Award during a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.