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VA Capitol Health Care Network

VISN 5 Patient Health Education

HEALTH TIPS
FEBRUARY 2015

Heart Health
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.


My HealtheVet
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.

 

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gold starFacility 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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