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Pictured in photo: Marine Corps Veteran Pierre Williams and Josephine Smith of Saint Petersburg FloridaIt Takes a Hero to Ask for Help
He came home to dreams of corpses, burning flesh and post-traumatic stress. With the help of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy at the Bay Pines VAHCS, Williams is learning to get past the pain.
U.S. Army Veteran Terry HayesHelping Veterans Stay Active
U.S. Army Veteran Terry Hayes looks forward to competing in 2018 National Veteran's Wheelchair Games. Hayes was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus in 2012, but hasn't let that get in the way of staying physically active.
A construction photo of the Bay Pines VAHCS's new Cancer Infusion/Chemotherapy CenterBay Pines continues modernization and expansion
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is working to transform and improve the delivery of care for Veterans through improvement initiatives aimed at modernizing facilities, programs, and services.
Clinical Psychologist and Health Behavior Coordinator, Dr. Candis Cornell discusses tobacco cessation strategies with U.S. Air Force Veteran Johnie Chattman in preparation for their next tobacco cessation session with Veterans participating in the Tobacco Free program at Bay Pines.Knowing the Enemy Behind the Lines
Many Veterans are making the choice to become tobacco free. The physical stress from withdrawal and alteration of daily habits can make it challenging. The good news is that Veterans do not have to do it alone.
Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Amanda Atherton discusses Hepatitis C treatment methods with Navy Veteran Dennis Demille.Hepatitis C Screening Initiative Helps Save Lives
Proactive coordinated care helps to identify Veterans born between 1945 and 1965 who may be at risk of Hepatitis C. Once identified, dedicated staff reach out to the Veteran and offer Hepatitis C screening.
Dr. Shinelle Green, Clinical Pharmacist, provides instruction to VA Police Officer Charles McCuller on how to use Naloxone nasal spray -  an opioid antagonist which displaces the opioid from receptors in the brain and can be used to reverse an opiate overdose, possibly saving a life.VA Police Equipped with New Lifesaving Tool
VA Police Officers at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System now have a new tool to potentially save the lives of those who overdose on opioid medications - one of the many ways VA is working to combat the opioid epidemic.
U.S. Army Gulf War Veteran Karen Jones works at her desk during a busy day in the Patient Education Resource Center.“Bay Pines helped me regain my life."
U.S. Army Veteran Karen Jones was homeless, struggling with medical and mental health issues, and needed help. With support from Bay Pines, she recovered, flourished, and became a full time employee with VA.
U.S. Army Gulf War Veteran Karen Jones works at her desk during a busy day in the Patient Education Resource CenterBay Pines Helps Veteran Regain Life
“It seemed like the worst possible thing that could happen to me at the time. I moved across the country from Nevada with my partner. Things went terribly wrong and I found myself living in the back seat of my car.”
U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, D.K. Adams and his service dog, Ace.Veteran Pursues Passion with Help from VA
After 33 eye surgeries, including a partial corneal transplant, Coast Guard Veteran D.K. Adams continues the fight to save the remaining five percent vision in his right eye while pursuing his dream as an author.
U.S. Army Veteran Jim Altman receives lung cancer screening facilitated by CT Technologist, Miguel Santiago at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.LDCT Screening Enhances Cancer Care at Bay Pines
Improving access to services, like lung cancer screening and oncology care, is one of the ways in which the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is enhancing positive health outcomes for Veterans.

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