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Image; calendar with a hand circling a dateKick the Tobacco Habit with Truman VA
70% of Veterans who use tobacco want to quit. Many doubt they can quit because of previous attempts. Truman VA staff are here to help as quitting tobacco is the single most important thing you can do for a healthier life
Picture; Robert O'Bryan standing in front of a treeRobert O'Bryan's Tobacco Cessation Journey
“I really wanted to quit,” Robert said. “I knew it was very unhealthy and I felt guilty about starting up again after all those years.” Find out how Robert used the "Quit Program" to help him quit again.
Photo; Kendra Cage, Army Veteran standing in front of a treeMy experience with a mammogram
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to remember the fight against breast cancer through early detection. Army Veteran Kendra Cage urges women to get their mammogram.
Photo; Nurse assisting patient undergoing a mammogramBreast Cancer Screenings
Finding breast cancer early reduces your risk of dying from the disease by 25 to 30 percent or more. Women should begin having mammograms at age 40, or earlier, if they're at high-risk. Get your mammogram today!
image; Neurological hammer, brain shape, syringe with needle and vials of medicines are next to inscription Diagnosis Shingles. Diagnostics, treatment and prevention disease of nervous system ShinglesThe New Shingles Vaccine
Shingles, is a painful rash with blisters caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, a.k.a. chickenpox. A new shingles vaccine, called Shingrix, is now the recommended vaccine to prevent shingles.
photo; Man holding model of human intestines or bowels on whiteThe Five W's of Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer (a.k.a. Colon Cancer) is the SECOND leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the U.S. 90% of new Colon Cancer cases occur in individuals age 50 and older.
image; fruit and vegetable salad with a glucose monitor and measuring tapeMaking Meals Diabetic Friendly
Meal planning can be difficult for anyone. However, for those with diet restrictions, planning and cooking dishes that are family favorites and diabetic-friendly can be even more challenging.
image; Richard Olesen's before and after weight loss photos, where he lost 24 lbsRichard Olesen's MOVE! Success
Richard Olesen wanted to avoid diabetes, so he joined the MOVE! Weight Loss Program. After loosing 24 pounds, He feels like he has more energy to do the things he loves, like working in his yard and helping his wife.
5th Annual Truman VA/Vet Center Bike and Car Show, September 15 from 10am to 2pm at Truman VA Hospital5th Annual VA and Vet Center Bike and Car Show
Join Truman VA and the Vet Center for the 5th Annual Bike and Car Show on Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 2pm. Cars and bikes can be registered for a $10 donation, but entry into the event is free.
Elderly couple driving, thumbnail image.Keeping Safe on Our Roadways
Driving a motor vehicle is the most common form of transportation for older adults. It connects them to services they need to remain independent. However, as we age, we slowly lose skills needed to be safe drivers.

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