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Image; hand holding beer and another hand refusing with words Thinking about your drinking.Thinking About Your Drinking
Our ideas and beliefs about alcohol consumption are usually learned from family and cultural experiences. Many people are surprised when what they assumed was a normal pattern of alcohol consumption may be alcohol abuse.
Image; Go Furhter With Food, National Nutrition Month 2018Go Further With Food Month
Are you a person who wants to “Go Further with Food,” but are unsure how to put advice into practice and make healthier options at home? If so, then join us for a new cooking classes at Truman VA starting in March.
Image; Roy Bemiss, a U.S. Air Force Veteran in front of the Veterans for Healthy Living signsBe an Active Participant in Your Health
Roy decided to get into better physical shape because he was tired of looking in the mirror and seeing someone with too much weight in his face, belly and hips. “I made up my mind that it was time to just do it.”
Image; Fruits and a scaleStrive for a Healthy Weight
Many Veterans have questions about the best way to achieve a healthier lifestyle through weight loss. However, losing weight often can be difficult to achieve. Read on for tips on how to facilitate weight loss.
Image of a man and woman fighting with a Christmas tree in the background.Coping with Difficult People During the Holidays
Having to socialize with difficult people can add stress to your holidays. Things will go better if you have a plan to stay in control and take care of yourself during family get-togethers. Find out tips to help.
Image of a woman looking sad out a window.How to ward off the holiday blues
The holidays are not always a jolly time of the year for everyone. Unrealistic expectations can cause depression and isolation during the season. However, we've found four tips to ward off the blues this holiday season.
Photo; Richard Fiske quit smokingYou Can Quit Tobacco!
Veteran Richard Fiske thought he’d never be able to quit smoking. When his VA doctor talked to him about quitting tobacco, Richard felt it was no use. But then Richard enrolled in the Truman VA Quit Program.
Image, man about to light a cigarette and young daughter saying no.Dangers of Second and Third Hand Smoke
Most people know that smoking greatly increases their personal risk of developing diseases such as cancer, emphysema and heart disease. However, many are not aware of how damaging second & third hand smoke is to others.
Picture of medication, saying to bring in old medication for proper disposalDrug Take Back Event
Truman VA will host a Drug Take Back event on October 27, 2017 from 10am to 2pm in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies. Bring in old or unnecessary medications for proper disposal.
Dawn Adams, Breast Cancer SurvivorI Survived Breast Cancer
I cannot tell you how important it is for all women to have their mammogram. If I had waited one more year, I may not have been so lucky to catch the cancer early. This is a lifesaving exam and could save your life.

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