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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.
photograph; Bob 37 lbs heavier on left and Bob 37 lbs lighter on rightGet Fit with MOVE!
Navy Veteran Bob grew up the heaviest of his three brothers. His memory as a young boy of dreading shopping because he had to wear the “husky” style. Find out how Bob overcame his weight and managed to lose 37 lbs.
Image; Coming together for better health and helping homeless Veterans, 8th Annual VA2K, May 16 from 11am to 1pm at Truman VA Lot AWalk and roll your way to physical actvity in May
Truman VA will host the 8th annual VA2K walk and roll from 11am to 1pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The event promotes a short 1.2 mile walk, which only takes 20 minutes to complete. The theme is the 1950s.
Image; Alcoholic drinks lined up with a line below stating How much is too much?How much is too much?
Drinking alcohol can have benefits (relaxation, social interactions, taste), but it is also associated with a wide range of variety of risks, like interactions with medications. Find out how much drinking is too much.
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.

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