VA Capitol Health Care Network
VISN 5 Patient Health Education
Throughout the VA, "we always put Veterans first." Our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to working with you to keep you healthy. Part of keeping you healthy is keeping your heart healthy.
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:
- Stop smoking
- Control your blood pressure
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Control your cholesterol
- Exercise for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week
- Control your diabetes
- Manage 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.
Veterans registered in My Health-e-Vet can now communicate with their primary care team on-line using Secure Messaging. It's easy - simply complete the In-Person Authentication process on your next visit to your primary care clinic at your VA Medical Center. For more information about the program, visit www.myhealth.va.gov.
For more health information, visit VA's National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Network Brochures & Pamphlets
- Pain Management: What You Need to Know (pdf file)
- Screening for Prostate Cancer (pdf file)
- Your Guide to Talking to Your Health Care Providers (pdf file)
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
- My HealtheVet
The Gateway to Veteran Health and Wellness
- National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Information about clinical preventive services for VA patients and providers
- Time is Life (pdf file)
Know Heart Attack Warning Signs
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