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Opioid Overdose Crisis Response

Every day, more than 130 people die from opioid-related overdoses. Use this guide as a tool to help you understand and be more aware of opioid addiction and overdose, so you can make better-informed choices.

  • Types, effects and risks of opioids
  • Steps to respond to an overdose
  • Personal strategies for overdose prevention
  • Tools and resources for self-help

Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

Approximately one-third of Americans with hypertension don’t even know that their blood pressure is abnormal. Learn about the consequences of high blood pressure in order to protect yourself from “the silent killer.”

  • Blood pressure control
  • Healthy weight
  • Physical activity
  • Medications

VA Better Living Through Patient Self-Management

Patient self-management consists of taking care of the things you know but seeking expert help from doctors when needed. This guide provides tools to help you cope with chronic illness or with the challenges of caregiving:

  • Emotional and physical effects of chronic illness
  • Coping strategies
  • Developing an action plan
  • Dealing with change

Take Control: Life With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects about 100 million Americans – more than cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Help those suffering find the answers, support and resources they need improve their quality of life.

  • Assessing pain
  • Pain care options
  • Self-care strategies

Shoulder: Training and Rehabilitation

Combined with your physician’s recommendations, this guide can help prevent shoulder injuries and will complement your rehabilitation program. It includes 29 illustrated flexibility and strengthening exercises for your shoulders.

  • Anatomy of the shoulder
  • Common shoulder injuries
  • Injury prevention strategies
  • Shoulder strengthening and flexibility exercises

Lower Back: Training and Rehabilitation

Combined with your physician’s recommendations, this guide can help prevent lower back injuries and will complement your rehabilitation program. Includes 32 illustrated flexibility and strengthening exercises for your lower back.

  • Developing a healthy back
  • Common injuries and conditions
  • Rehabilitation programs

Pain Medication: Be Smart & Be Safe

Ninety percent of Americans treated for pain are prescribed opioid medications. Increase your awareness and understanding of pain management so that you can use your opioids safely and responsibly.

  • Managing Pain Safely
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Opioid Treatment Agreement
  • Pain In the Military

Prediabetes – Are You at Risk?

Help patients take charge of their health! This guide offers useful advice on preventing diabetes before it happens by making healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Prediabetes risk test
  • Healthy eating tips
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Smart lifestyle changes

Type 2 Diabetes – Recently Diagnosed

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be scary. But making the right lifestyle choices can help you manage your type 2 diabetes and live and long and healthy life.

  • Type 2 diabetes treatment
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Stress management
  • Tips for children and seniors

Healthy Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Take the first step in managing your diabetes by educating yourself on the different lifestyle changes you need to make to keep the disease in check.

  • Healthy eating tips
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Weight loss plan
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