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Health & Wellness

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Find out how to stay healthy with vaccinations and infection-control habits, employee wellness programs, and violence prevention.

Tobacco and Health
To help Veterans quit smoking, VA offers a smoking cessation program, individual counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, and other medications.

Vaccines and Immunization
There are several vaccines Veterans should consider: hepatitis A and B; chicken pox; measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); shingles; tetanus/diphtheria; and vaccines for international travelers.

Flu Vaccination
Get a flu shot every year—and here’s why.

National Public Health Week
Join the movement for a healthier America! Find out how you can improve personal and community health.

Hand Cleaning
Find out when and how to clean hands properly to avoid spreading germs.

Infection: Don't Pass It On
Learn how to reduce spread of infection through a variety of educational materials.

HIV/AIDS Daily Living
Find out about alternative therapies, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, exercise, mental health and sexuality for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Living with Hepatitis
Learn about pain management, alternative therapies, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, mental health and sexuality for people who have hepatitis.

Marijuana and Health
Learn about VA's policy on the use of marijuana.

Women’s Health: A Guide to Preventing Infections
Learn about common infections and steps you can take to prevent infection and keep healthy.

Violence Prevention in VA Health Care Facilities
VA’s comprehensive program helps prevent violence and maintain safety in VA medical facilities.

Employee Health Promotion
Veterans Health Administration programs promote workplace and employee health.

Annual 2K Walk and Roll
The VA2K encourages employee fitness and benefits homeless Veterans.

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