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Have Type 2 Diabetes?

The Veterans Health Library now offers decision aid tools to help you better manage your condition.

  • Suicide Prevention

    Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. It's up to all of us to change the way we think about suicide. These tragedies ARE preventable. One of the most effective ways to do that is to educate colleagues, friends, and family about the warning signs of suicide.

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  • Getting a Flu Vaccine

    The flu can be more dangerous than you think. Getting the vaccine is your best chance to avoid the flu. It’s not too late to get your flu shot.

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  • Strive for a Healthy Weight

    Maintaining a healthy weight can help you feel better and have more energy. It can also help prevent and control many health problems.

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ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. ERCP is used to diagnose and treat problems in your liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. All of these organs help with digestion.

Substance Use

Substance misuse can cause serious health issues, and problems with money and the law. It can also harm relationships with family and friends. Learn more about different types of substance use disorders and treatment options to discuss with your healthcare provider.

Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder

People living with a spinal cord injury or disorder can benefit from self-care tips and lifestyle information. Learn some tips for living well here.

Limit Alcohol

Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health. It can cause trouble at home and work. And it can affect your relationships. Learn the signs of alcohol abuse and how to get help.

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