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HealthPOWER! Prevention News Spring 2014

 

Strawberries - Spring 2014

 

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From the Editor— Our “epidemic of inactivity” has been in the national news a lot recently. Type the word “sitting” in an Internet search, for example, and you’ll get links to articles with provocative titles like “Do you have sitting disease?”  Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

Recently-launched HealtheLiving Assessment Benefits Veterans, Caregivers, and Clinicians— A powerful new health tool offers Veterans—and their caregivers—a confidential assessment of the long-term impacts of their health habits and choices.  Read more... 

SPRING SHOWCASE ARTICLES

Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of MOVE!® Videoconferencing for Rural Veterans —Titled, “The Effectiveness of Telemedicine for Weight Management in the MOVE!® Program”, a recently published study has demonstrated the value of using videoconferencing technology to deliver long-term weight care to patients.  Read more... 

MOVE!® Card On the Run: New Program VAMC Helps Veterans Self-Monitor and "Own" Their Health—A simple, pocket-sized card—the key element of the MOVE!® Card On The Run Program—is helping patients at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center (VAMC) take charge of their weight and well-being.  Read more... 

Dr. Ken Jones Departs NCP and MOVE!® Leaving a Legacy of Achievement—Leaving the MOVE!® Program thriving and well-positioned for the future, Dr. Ken Jones recently departed NCP after nearly 10 years as the National Program Director for Weight Management. Read more... 

Former National Football League Player, DoD, and VA New York Harbor Talk Lung Cancer—On April 2nd 2014, Former National Football League (NFL) player Chris Draft and Walter Reed Military Hospital’s Lieutenant Commander Corey Carter, M.D., came to VA New York Harbor Health Care System's (HCS’) Manhattan campus.  Read more... 

What They're Saying About—Read more...  

RESOURCESRead more... 

NEWS UPDATESRead more... 

STAFF UPDATESRead more... 

SUCCESS STORIES

“This Is It!”—Veteran Alice Sarmento discusses how TLC gave her the tools to make lasting health changes—Read more... 

Whole New Lease On Life: 208 Pounds Lighter Through MOVE!®, Veteran Lana King Feels ‘Fully Alive’ At Age 50 —Read more... 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS