• Preventing stroke: Many are at risk and don’t know it

    Many Americans are at risk for heart disease and stroke. Many of the major risk factors for these problems can be prevented and controlled.

  • Just released: New overweight/obesity guidelines

    VA’s MOVE! team helped update the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines. Veterans can be confident that VA regularly evaluates the evidence for the care they provide. It’s available online.

  • Veteran Caregiver: My HealtheVet makes things easy

    My HealtheVet really works for this Veteran’s caregiver: “We refill prescriptions, access the portals to print his lab work, keep track of his cholesterol and contact providers on Secure Messaging.”

  • Which is good cholesterol? LDL or HDL?

    Cholesterol: Material that provides structure for your body's cells. Too much can cause plaque to build up in your blood vessels which can block blood vessels and cause heart attacks and strokes.

  • Clearing the cholesterol confusion

    Your VA dietitian can help you with lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol and your risk for heart disease. He or she can really help clear the confusion. Call your VA and request a visit with a Registered Dietitian today!

  • Sharing decisions helps Veterans manage Diabetes

    For the millions of Veterans with diabetes, VA and DoD are implementing new guidelines calling for the patient, their family, and their health care team to share information and decisions.

  • VA study on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes

    VA researchers recently identified three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels, which could lead to new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

  • Veterans: Ready for your cholesterol quiz?

    Too much cholesterol can cause a sticky substance (plaque) to build up in your blood vessels. This plaque can block blood vessels and cause heart attacks and strokes.

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