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HealthPOWER! Prevention News Winter 2016

 

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Winter 2016 HealthPOWER! Prevention News

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From the Editor—As I write this text, a potentially significant storm approaches, threatening our region with winter precipitation.  Read more...

FEATURE ARTICLE

New Look, New Feel: NCP Updates Its Tagline and Program Logos as Part of Integration Efforts—NCP staff discuss the office's recent rebranding efforts—which resulted in a new NCP tagline and program logos—and the potential impact on clinicians and Veterans.  Read more... 

WINTER SHOWCASE ARTICLES

VA Group Develops Guidance to Improve Veterans' Prescription Labels—Read a typical prescription label and it's easy to see how ambiguous or confusing instructions could lead to misuse, low adherence, and poor health outcomes, says Jeanne Tuttle, R.Ph., a national pharmacist program manager at VA's Pharmacy Benefits Management Services (PBM) and former communications instructor.  Read more...

Beckley VAMC Team Proactively Prevents Falls—In and Out of the Facility—Deborah Murdock, B.S.N., Patient Safety Manager at the Beckley, West Virginia, VA Medical Center (VAMC) says that being proactive—both in and out of the hospital—is the key to preventing Veterans from falling and injuring themselves. Read more...

Gateway to Healthy Living Program Helps Patients Make the Link to Healthy Change—A recently completed pilot program is helping Veterans get more engaged and confident in health behavior change, and more skilled in using strategies for living a healthier life. Read more...

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MOVE! SUCCESS STORY

Back to Normal: Vietnam Veteran James Hether Discusses How MOVE! Helped Him Regain His Health and Lose Over 37 Pounds—Read more...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS