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Fargo VA Health Care System

 

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program

March

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the VA is encouraging Veterans to discuss colon cancer screening options with health care providers.  As the second leading cause of preventable cancer for Veterans, screening after 50 years of age can help in prevention, early detection, and treatment of colon cancer.  With screening, at least 60% of deaths from colorectal cancer could be avoided.  Find out more at https://www.prevention.va.gov/MPT/2018/docs/March_2018_Resource_Document.pdf


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Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle!

If you have been thinking about making a healthy lifestyle change, the Gateway to Healthy Living Class is for you, the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in room 4E-17. No matter what change you would like to make, we can help. It is designed to be flexible and support your choice about what matters the most to you. For some, it is eating wisely or being physically active, managing stress or losing weight. Others may have different ideas.  During this 90-minute class, you will take part in a discussion about healthy lifestyle choices and learn ways to identify and reach your goal.  We want to help you clarify your goal for change, learn ways to meet your goal, and help you build confidence for success. We look forward to helping you create your own way to better health.

For more information about the Gateway to Healthy Living Class, call Bonnie Odermann at (701) 239-3700, extension 4039. 

You may find it helpful to complete the HealtheLiving Assessment.  You can find it on the MyhealtheVet website: www.myhealth.va.gov. Click on the healtheliving assessment link. 

Healthy Living Messages

 

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Doctor with woman.

Man and woman walking.

Be Involved In Your Health Care

Be Physically Active

Fruit in a store.

 

Scale and measuring tape

Eat Wisely

Strive For A Healthy Weight

Happy man and woman.

 

Man and woman in car wearing seat belts.

 

Manage Stress

Be Safe

Calendar with date circled.

Glass of liquid with hand over top.

Be Tobacco Free

Limit Alcohol

Woman getting blood pressure checked.

 

Get Recommended Screening Tests & Immunizations

 

 

MOVE! logo  MOVE is a national weight management program designed by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services, to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Learn more about the MOVE! program.
   
Smoking cessation image  VA has the tools to help you succeed. Talk to your VA health care provider about how to quit smoking, including getting medication to improve your chances of quitting and a referral to a VA smoking cessation clinic. Learn more about smoking cessation.
   
My HealtheVet logo  My HealtheVet is a free, online personal health record. It is available 24/7, where ever there is internet access. Learn more about My Healthevet.
   
 

Health Resources Link: www.prevention.va.gov 

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Contact our Health Promotion Disease Prevention Manager:

Bonnie Odermann
701.232.3241 ext: 4039

Contact Info

Location

  • Fargo VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 701-232-3241 Ext. 4039

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm