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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

 

Be Involved in Your Healthcare

There are thousands of health information websites… But only one designed for you.

There are thousands of health information websites… But only one designed for you.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Many Veterans use the Internet to get information about their medical concerns.  Do a “google” search on any disease or medication and you will find hundreds of websites. Yet how does one know if the information is accurate? Not all the information on the Internet is accurate or trustworthy. Bad information can lead to serious health problems for Veterans and their families.

Now Veterans have an accurate place to get health information designed especially for them. The newest and best tool to help Veterans stay informed is the Veterans Health Library.  It is a great source for understandable medical and health information. Whether interested in diabetes, PTSD, quitting tobacco or a new medication, you will find information you can trust.

This easy-to-use website lets users to print health and medication information sheets, view more than 150 education videos and complete online workbooks to answer health questions.  Learn about common health problems as well as problems that are unique to Veterans.  

The Veterans Health Library home page has links for Diseases and Conditions, Mental Health, Tests and Treatments, and tips for healthy living. In the “Living With” section, family and caregivers will find valuable information on how to help Veterans adjust to problems like PTSD, brain injury and dementia.  

VA is committed to helping Veterans be more involved in their healthcare. The Veterans Health Library can help you:

  • Improve your health and well-being
  • Learn about conditions and treatments
  • Partner with your health care team
  • Make better decisions about your health care
  • Manage your health, and, most importantly,
  • Live a healthier life.

To learn more about the Veterans Health Library or to start getting your health care questions answered, visit http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/   or go to My HealtheVet http://www/myhealth.va.gov.


Brought to you by the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program.

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