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HealthPOWER! Prevention News Summer 2014

 

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From the Editor— As I write this preface, I can hear the earliest of the annual cicadas calling from the sweet gum and maple trees outside the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) office here in Durham.  Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

The My HealtheVet HealtheLiving Assessment: The Value of “Health Age”— Launched in late March, the new My HealtheVet HLA is more than just a health risk assessment for Veterans. It provides them with a powerful tool—a “health age”—that can help them understand, and take control of, their overall health.  Read more... 

SUMMER SHOWCASE ARTICLES

Terri Murphy Retires After Long VA Career and Recent Accomplishments at NCP—In May, Terri Murphy, R.N., M.S.N., retired after 6 years as NCP’s National Program Manager for Prevention Policy, leading VHA’s first comprehensive development of guidance statements on clinical preventive services.  Read more... 

Curriculum Change: HPDP Staff Improve Diabetes SMAs at the VA Northern California HCS—Dr. Lorrie Strohecker recalls that it was in mid-2013 when staff realized that there was room for improving the Diabetes SMAs that the VA Northern California HCS had been providing for patients.  Read more... 

Dr. Stephen Rao: A Personal and Professional Tribute—Stephen M. Rao, Ph.D., the HBC and Director of Training for the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the SFVAMC, passed away peacefully on May 24th. Read more... 

Weight-Loss, Camaraderie, & Healthier Living: VA's new Be Active and MOVE!® Program—Being as physically active as possible is one of the best ways to protect health and help Veterans to manage their weight.  Read more... 

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SUCCESS STORIES

New Habits, New Life: Veteran Eric Ollenborger Discusses How MOVE!® Helped Him Conquer a 'Huge Challenge'—Read more... 

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