Everything you need to know about weight-loss surgery

theSITREP – Bariatric surgery treats obesity by altering the structure of your digestive tract, limiting the amount of food you can eat. In this episode of theSITREP, Dr. Ann Smith discusses its different types, qualifications, how it works, and more. .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:60%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe { left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:100%; position:absolute;

VA apps to help manage stress

VA News – Unmanaged stress can affect your overall well-being and lead to anxiety, and is more common among Veterans than civilians. That’s why VA offers virtual resources specifically designed to help Veterans manage stress and practice self-care. Managing stress can be additionally challenging for those with PTSD and these free tools offer education and information about how to connect with professional support when needed, manage stress, and support Veteran self-care.

How do thyroid conditions affect women?

VA News – Women Veterans: Have you experienced a significant shift in your weight, mood, energy, temperature tolerance, periods or skin and hair? It may be your thyroid, a common issue among women. The thyroid makes hormones that help to control many vital functions of your body, affecting physical energy, temperature, weight, mood and menstrual cycle, as well as several other bodily functions. When your thyroid doesn’t work properly, it can

Nurses in the Military Health System are making a difference. – Nurses of all backgrounds, ranks, and roles are an essential part of the DHA mission of improving health and building readiness, providing services beyond their roles in military hospital and clinics. Nursing teams roles include: Serving in research labs and classrooms. Working in classrooms as teachers and mentors. Evaluating informatics to improve patient care systems. Leading the optimization of the DHA. Integrating and standardizing nursing practices across the continuum of care.

The six pillars of lifestyle and performance

Military Health System – The six pillars of lifestyle and performance medicine provide a framework that can be personalized to individual health challenges, and these best practices continue to spread throughout care in the Military Health System. The practice of lifestyle and performance medicine offers ways to be healthier by enhancing a multitude of areas of your life through six key pillars, helping you live longer with fewer chronic diseases, feel

Struggling with unhealthy eating patterns?

VA News – As a woman Veteran you may be at an increased risk of eating disorders, from unpredictable eating schedules and meals eaten quickly to trauma and the pressure to ‘make weight.’ You cannot tell if someone has an eating disorder just by the way they look and eating disorders can affect people of any age, shape, size, race, ethnicity or gender. Check out VA’s Whole Health resources to help

Helping Veterans Tackle Anxiety

Make the Connection – Some Veterans develop anxiety from service-related trauma, while others experience it during stressful life events, such as transitioning from the military. There are tools and resources to help Veterans manage their anxiety. Learn more about what you can do if you are experiencing specific concerns related to anxiety disorders, such as feeling on edge, social withdrawal and isolation, trouble sleeping, relationship problems, preparing for deployment, and posttraumatic

Expanding access to colorectal cancer treatment

VA News – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so VA is shining a light on the facts about this cancer, who should get screened, and why screening is more accessible to Veterans than you might think. Screening is crucial to detect polyps early before they have a chance to become cancer or to detect cancer at an early stage when treatment is most effective. VA’s Mailed FIT Program delivers

Veterans exposed to toxic hazards during service now eligible for VA health care

VA News – VA is expanding health care eligibility to millions of Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service, at home or abroad. VA is expanding health care eligibility to millions of Veterans, including all Veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other combat zone after 9/11, years earlier than called for by the PACT Act. These Veterans will be eligible

Lung cancer screening can be a lifesaver

VA News – Lung Cancer affects almost 8,000 Veterans every year and the VA encourages you to discuss lung cancer screening with your VA health care provider today. If you want to talk to your VA provider about lung cancer screening, call your VA care team or visit My HealtheVet. You may qualify for lung cancer screening if you: Are 50- to 80-years old Smoke cigarettes now or quit within the