The table is set and the turkey is glistening. The temptation of eating unhealthy foods and large portions can make it difficult to maintain your weight, or manage conditions like diabetes. Don't worry - there are many ways to maintain healthy eating habits and still join in the festivities. Even with eating smaller portions, exercising, and planning ahead, you can still enjoy your favorite holiday food. Check out some other ways to manage your eating habits over the holiday, and beyond! Read More »
No-Cost Flu Shot Options for Veterans
Flu season is here, and getting your flu shot has never been easier. Remember that getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, as well as your loved ones, against the flu virus.
This year, enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system have several options to get a flu shot. VA now offers more options, easy access, and seamless records.
And the best thing is that your VA medical record, as well as your VA Blue Button, will be automatically updated.
It doesn’t matter if you get your flu shot at your local VA health care facility or your neighborhood Walgreens, your VA records will be updated. Check out when and where to get your flu shot today.
World AIDS Day
December 1st is World AIDS Day. Approximately 1 in 8 people infected with HIV are unaware they are living with the virus. Did you know that infected persons can show no symptoms for years, but can still pass the virus to others? With the help of advanced medicine and research, there are effective ways to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Take control of your health and get tested today. Read more
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