VISN 5 Patient Health Education
Did you know that whether you are a man or a woman you are at risk of heart disease? Although once thought of as a "man's disease," heart disease does not discriminate!
Are you at risk for heart disease? There are things you can do to lower your risk. These include:
- Stopping smoking
- Controlling your blood pressure
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Controlling your cholesterol
- Exercising for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week
- Controlling your diabetes
- Managing stress and other negative emotions
To learn more about lowering your risk for heart disease, take the heart disease risk assessment at www.Heart.Org.*
Protect your heart! Take steps today to lower your risk for heart disease. If you have questions about your heart disease risk, talk with your health care team. Remember at your VA your health care team is on your side to a healthier you.
For more health information, visit VA's National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Network Brochures & Pamphlets
Facility Kiosk Locations
- Baltimore VA Medical Center
First floor Lobby at Outpatient Pharmacy
First floor Outpatient Clinic waiting area
- Loch Raven Outpatient Clinic
Lobby, patient waiting area
- Martinsburg VA Medical Center
First floor, Main hallway
- Perry Point VA Medical Center
Building 361, Outpatient waiting area
- Washington DC VA Medical Center
First Floor at Outpatient Pharmacy
First Floor, Room 1E237a, Patient Ed Center
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