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Image; Brenda Elliott poses with her little black dogQuit Tobacco Today
Brenda Elliott began smoking when she was 16 years old. As time went on, she continued to smoke, and felt her habit was part of her identity. But earlier this year, she decided to make multiple health changes.
Image; road and sky with Beneficiary Travel 24/7/365, new online portal to submit travel claimsBeneficiary Travel Program New Online Portal
On October 5, those who are eligible for beneficiary travel and other expenses to and from approved health care appointments can now enter claims in the new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS).
Health Equality Index LeaderLeader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital has been designated an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This is the seventh consecutive year that the hospital has been named a leader.
Images of Lymphedema swellingLymphedema Help
Lymphedema is a condition that results from the accumulation of the lymphatic fluid in some areas of the body causing swelling. The most effective lymphedema treatment is known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).
2020 Car Show Canceled2020 Car Show Canceled
Truman VA and the Vet Center are committed to keeping our nations Veterans healthy and safe during this uncertain time. After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the Truman VA/Vet Center 2020 Car show.
Image: Urgent Care UpdateUrgent Care Transition
VA's Urgent Care Benefit under Mission Act will transition from TriWest administration to Optum effective September 1, 2020. Here's what Veterans need to know about this transition.
Image; hand holding white ribbon with "What to know about lung cancer screenings."Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screenings don't have to be scary. Find out more about low-dose computed tomography or LDCT screenings and how they can save lives with early detection. Early detection is key!
Image: Tiny people, magnifier, test tubes, blood glucose meter, blood, doctors, syringe. Type 2 diabetes and insulin production concept vector. Cartoon flat style.Diabetes, Are You At Risk?
There are several risk factors for diabetes that cannot be controlled, such as family history, age and ethnicity. However, there are other factors that can be controlled, such as obesity, diet and physical activity.
Image; Instructor and students practicing tai chiTai Chi for Fall Prevention
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art form that has changed over time to focus on well- being. It is taught as a series of slow, relaxed, gentle movements. Because tai chi can improve balance, it also reduces falls
Image; stop light with the words "Truman VA Visitor Updates."Visiting the Facility during COVID-19
Our Veterans, visitors and staff are our No. 1 priority. When coming to Truman VA and/or the community outpatient clinics, we want you to be prepared. Here are a few things you will want to know before you visit.

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