More than 100 wounded, ill or injured veteran and active-duty military will be in the Triangle on
May 21, 22 and 23 to compete in the first-ever Valor Games Southeast, a competition of adapted sports.
Come show your support for these brave men and women! Admission is free.
When you're young, you don't have to worry much about what or how much you eat. But as you age, things change.
Overeating and unhealthy eating can lead to weight gain and health problems. Poor diet can also increase your risk
for obesity, heart disease, and some cancers.
If you have a hard time getting more physical activity, you're not alone. One report estimated that less than half of all
Americans get the amount of physical activity recommended by the government! With all of life's demands, it may seem like being
more physically active is impossible...and maybe not worth the effort and time. Read more...
Learn about common infections in women and steps you can take to help prevent infection and keep healthy.
Press Release: VA Offers a New Tool to Help Veterans Prevent Diabetes
The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the implementation of a pilot version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP),
a program being promoted nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aimed at reducing the number of Veterans
who develop diabetes. Read more...
The "QUIT TOBACCO—make everyone proud" (http://www.ucanquit2.org/
*) Website is now available to Veterans through a VA partnership with the Department
of Defense/TRICARE. This site is targeted to meet the needs of younger Active Military
and Veteran populations by providing online tools to quit tobacco use, such as live
chat services, personalized quit plans, and other interactive support systems. The
convenience of a 24 hour/7 day a week availability can help meet the needs of Veterans
balancing the challenges of readjustment to home, work, and family while also trying
to quit tobacco use. From the homepage of the website, Veterans who are enrolled
for care in VA can access information tailored for them by clicking on the section
Partnership for Health
A series of brochures for Veterans and the public and fact sheets for clinicians
was developed by NCP and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The brochures listed below and the clinician fact sheets cover selected heart disease
recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Each can be
used in discussions between Veterans and health care providers to help make informed
decisions about preventive health care for heart disease.
For Veterans and the Public
Each topic has a list of questions that you can ask your health care provider.
Learn what it means to Be Active Your Way! Get details about the Physical Activity
Guidelines for Americans, getting started and/or increasing your physical activity, calories
burned with some basic activities, and tips to keep you physically active.