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  • 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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  • Taking Care of Your Brain Health

    There are many links that connect brain health, physical health, and mental health. VA offers resources to help you keep your brain healthy.

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MULTIMEDIA

Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. But if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.

MENTAL HEALTH LIBRARY
Depression

Depression is an illness that causes a person to feel sad and hopeless for much of the time. Most people do recover with medicine, counseling, or a combination of the two.

LIVING WITH...
Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the number one killer in the United States. How can you protect yourself? Here is where you can learn more.

LIVING WELL
Strive for a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight allows you to look and feel your best. It’s also one of the best things you can do for your health.

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