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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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  • Opioid Overdose Rescue with Naloxone Auto-Injector

    Learn what to do if someone has an opioid overdose and how to use the naloxone auto-injector.

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  • Marijuana: Natural = Safe, Right?

    Marijuana is readily available to use in many states in the USA. Understanding the possible risks of use is important to ensure the safety of our Veterans.

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A spinal tap, also called lumbar puncture, is used to take a sample of the fluid from the spinal column to look for infection or bleeding. The most common reasons people need this procedure include severe headache, fever with a stiff neck or vomiting, or confusion. Watch this video to learn what happens during this procedure.

Suicide Prevention

A Veteran may not show any signs of wanting to self-harm before doing so. But there are some signs to look for. And certain conditions that can put a person at risk.


After a stroke, you may feel like life will never be the same. But you can recover. Just take it one step at a time.

Get Screening Tests & Immunizations

Screening tests help look for signs of an illness. Immunizations help prevent certain diseases. Together, they protect health and well-being.

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