- Little Help from My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet (http://www.myhealth.va.gov), VA's online personal health record, has food and activity journals, mental health screening tools, a Health Information Library and the ability to track appointments and get prescription refills.
- Spirit Lake, Iowa Open House
All Veterans and their families are invited to learn more about VA services and benefits.
- National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month. If you are interested in learning more about eating healthy, visit with a registered dietitian (RD). RDs are the experts in the field of nutrition.
- Be involved in your HEALTH CARE
The online version of the Veterans Health at Home Lifetime Guide provides an easy-to-read, step-by-step guide to maintaining and enhancing your health. The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is happy to provide this free reference to assist you in managing your health.
- Heart Disease is the No. 1 killer of women
We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene may not be that dramatic.
- Valentines for Veterans concert
The Sioux Falls Dept. of Veterans Affairs will host its first Valentines for Veterans concert featuring country music recording artist James Wesley February 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Washington Pavilion.
- Be Wise Immunize
Vaccinations protect not only you, but your loved ones as well! They can prevent flu, shingles, diphtheria/tetanus, whooping cough and pneumococcal diseases such as pneumonia. Vaccine-preventable diseases account for approximately 50,000 adult deaths in the U.S. annually. Do not let yourself be part of this statistic!
- Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Talk to your health care provider about when to begin screening for cancer, what tests to have, benefits and risks (potential harms) of each test, and how often to schedule appointments.
- My HealtheVet Changes
Veterans will now find that on My HealtheVet (www.myhealth.va.gov) it’s much easier to Opt-In to Secure Messaging -- a great way to communicate with VA Health Care Teams!
- Be Safe: Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 19 million sexually transmitted diseases occur annually in the United States. Almost half of those infected are between the ages of 15-24.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.
- Learn About the Impact of Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault during military service. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, time to talk about services VA has available for Veterans who experienced MST.