Health Matters, Television for Life

Health Matters, Television for Life

Teresa Lukens, hostYour opportunity to talk directly with physicians, nurses and other regional experts about the health issues that are important to you. Teresa Lukens hosts this monthly conversation and viewers are encouraged to call, text or email their questions for the panel.

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Our most recent Health Matters, Television for Life program:

Veterans' Health – March

Veterans' Health – March

Spokane VA answers questions about care for military members.


Nancy Benton PhD RN, CNS, CPHQ  Associate Director / Patient Care Services, Spokane VA Medical Center

Quinn Bastian PhD, Chief, Behavioral Health Service, Spokane VA Medical Center

Christine Haas, Health Care Administration Services, Spokane VA Medical Center

David Baird LICSW, Team Leader,  Spokane Vet Center

Helpful links and further information

Important phone numbers:

Women Veterans Health Program:  509-434-7608
Veterans Crisis Line:  800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)
Primary Care Mental Health Team:  509-434-7026
VAMC Mental Health Home Team:  509-434-7013
VAMC Enrollment or Eligibility:  509-434-7009
VAMC Human Resources:  509-434-7389
VAMC’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans programs and Clinic in downtown Spokane (705 W. 2nd Ave): 509-462-2500.

Downloadable publications (PDF format)

Emergency Department Fact Sheet

Health Care for Homeless Veterans brochure

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center Facts

Other information:

Veterans Town Hall Meeting – Monday, March 30, 2015 at VAMC’s Community Living Center (CLC) from 2:00 -3:30p.m.

**Nearly half of the 900+ staff at the VA Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient Clinics and the VA-contracted Rural Health Clinics are Veterans themselves!

“Veteran Stand Down” events (start at 8am) ahead in 2015 (more than 10,000 Veterans, families and volunteers participated in 2014):

Coeur d’Alene, ID  May 9  (Kootenai Co. Fairgrounds)
Wenatchee, WA  Aug 21-22  (National Guard Armory)
Moses Lake, WA  Sept. 12  (Grant Co. Fairgrounds)
Colville, WA  Sept. 19  (Stevens Co. Fairgrounds)
Libby, MT  Oct. 3-4  (VFW Post 1548)

Teen Health

Teen Health

How parents can help their teenager thrive in body and mind.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Savory Soups prepared with Chef Curtis Smith

Winter Activity

Winter Activity

Exploring ways to stay active even when there's snow on the ground.

The Complete Health Matters, Television for Life Topic List:
(Titles A to Z)

Active at Any Age
Affordable Care Act
Alzheimer's: A Bridge to Hope
Alzheimer's (2012 edition)
Autism: Unraveling the Mystery
Baby and Me
Backs and Bones
The Battle Within: Autoimmune Diseases
Brain Injuries
The Brain (2014)

Chronic Pain
Complementary Medicine
Dental Care
Depression: Matters of the Mind
Diabetes: Living Beyond the Limits
Early Childhood Development
Eating Well
Elder Care
Feeding Kids

Fit Kids!
Healing Healthcare: Prescriptions for Reform
Healthy Holidays with Chef LJ Klink (2013)
Healthy Holidays (2012)
Healthy Holidays (2011)
Hips, Knees, Backs & Bones
Just Sleep On It
Kick that Habit
Living Longer
Man and Machine
MenopauseMen's Health

Mental Health
Mind-Body Connection
M.S. & Parkinson's
Nip and Tuck
Obamacare Basics
Parenting a Healthy Teen
Sex Ed
Suicide: From Pain to Prevention
Vision Quest
Women's Worries