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May 31, 2018

 

HUNTINGTON VA MED CENTER 'WHOLE HEALTH FAIR' TO HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMS FOR PERSONALIZED, PROACTIVE HEALTHCARE

 

HUNTINGTON – Veterans are invited to take part in a Whole Health Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 29th at the Huntington VA Medical Center. The fair is open to all Veterans and their families.

As the VA launches an innovative approach that empowers and equips Veterans to take charge of their health, the Whole Health Fair features programs that provide the support Veterans need to achieve what is most important to them in life. Information will be provided for a wide variety of integrative health programs offered at the Huntington VA Medical Center, including pain management, recreational therapy, yoga, fly fishing, and weight management. Some programs will be offering demonstrations.

The Huntington VA Medical Center serves nearly 30,000 Veterans with many of them being diabetic or pre-diabetic. Medical center director Brian Nimmo stated, “the trendline for the number of our Veterans that are diabetic and pre-diabetic is proof that we need to consider different approaches”. The VA’s Whole Health approach redesigns healthcare to treat the whole person, rather than just a disease or a symptom. Whole Health utilizes providers, well-being coaches, and Veteran facilitators to develop a personal health plan with strategies specific to each Veteran. Personal health plans incorporate a full range of conventional and complementary health approaches that may include clinical care, self-care and well-being programs.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia is a fully accredited 80-bed acute medical and surgical care facility offering primary and subspecialty outpatient care including rehabilitation and mental health services. The Huntington VA Medical Center is honored to serve Veterans in a primary service area that includes 10 counties in West Virginia, 2 counties in southern Ohio and 12 counties in eastern Kentucky.

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ADDRESS OF MAIN CAMPUS:

1540 Spring Valley Drive, Huntington, WV 25704

PHONE NUMBER: 304-429-6741 or toll free 1-800-827-8244

WEBSITE: www.huntington.va.gov

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

www.facebook.com/VAHuntington

 

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