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Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital


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Mark Weingarth's before and after weight loss picturesMotivated with MOVE!
Army Veteran Mark Weingarth decided it was time to take his health to the next level and lose weight. He was looking for a program to help him make lifestyle changes, not just lose weight. That's when he found the MOVE!
Get ImmunizedWhat Vaccines Do You Need?
Getting vaccines can prevent illness, missed work, increased medical bills and not being able to take care of family. Find out which vaccines are appropriate for your age group.
Ashley Smith and her mother Jan Smith in 2002A Mother's Legacy on Screenings
“People don’t realize colon cancer is the highest killer for men and women and, it’s preventable. If you can ever prevent a cancer, why you would ever choose not to do so.” Get screened.
Man cutting grass on riding lawn mowerLawn Mowing Safety
Not many of us enjoy lawn mowing as it can be tedious and time consuming. So, something that is done so frequently and routinely is usually overlooked when we talk about safety. How dangerous can mowers really be?
Aaron Sheley, Army VeteranVeteran Spotlight on Motor Vehicle Safety
In 2006, Veteran Aaron Sheley was driving home from a work gathering. At a red light he went to reach for something he dropped on the floor. The light turned green. Then he noticed a set of headlights coming at him.
Stay in control when drinkingLimit Alcohol: Staying in Control
Drinking alcohol is considered socially acceptable in our society. Yet, it is easy to forget that alcohol, while legal, is a powerful drug that can interfere with a person’s thinking and judgment.
Truman VA, leading the way with Immediate Sequential Cataract SurgeryImmediate Sequential Cataract Surgery
A few months ago, my chief of ophthalmology approached me with an idea. The idea was to perform cataract surgery on both eyes in the same day for the same patient. I immediately thought, why not?
Grady Mccrary, sober since 2005Staying On Track With Sobriety
Looking back, Grady realized how out of control his drinking habit became. He said, “It causes health problems, hardship on family and friends, poor decision-making, and you don’t have any self-control.”
Protect your skin and your hearing this summerGet Safe for Summer
Warmer months mean more opportunities to engage in outdoor activities. Ensure that you are being safe this summer by protecting yourself from the sun and protecting your hearing. Find out how to stay safe this summer.
Join us for the Town Hall June 7Truman VA Hosts Town Hall Meeting June 7
Truman VA will host a quarterly Veteran Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June7. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Truman VA’s Patient Education Center, Classroom A, Columbia, Mo.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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