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Did you get your flu shot? Talk with your healthcare team about where you can get a flu shot and the best time to do so. Read helpful prevention tips.


Two types of diabetes can occur during pregnancy—pre-existing diabetes, which will continue after pregnancy, and gestational diabetes, which will go away after the baby is born. Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin or you can’t use it correctly. This video offers details on how these two types diabetes can affect a pregnancy.

Suicide Prevention

A Veteran may not show any signs of wanting to self-harm before doing so. But there are some signs to look for. And certain conditions that can put a person at risk.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain injury that changes the way your brain works. A TBI can happen when your brain gets jolted. The most common type of TBI for military people deployed in combat zones is a blast injury. Learn more about TBI here.

Get Screening Tests & Immunizations

Screening tests help look for signs of an illness. Immunizations help prevent certain diseases. Together, they protect health and well-being.

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