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Veterans Can Now Schedule Appointments Online with Mobile Phones

Have you heard the good news? Veterans in many parts of the country are now able to use the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App to request or schedule certain appointments online. VAR is a new web application that is also accessible via smartphones, tablets and desktops.

Understanding High Blood Pressure: Risks and Control

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is too strong. It is common ailment, and it is common for many Veterans to hear about hypertension at their health care appointments. Over time, without treatment, high blood pressure can damage the arteries, heart, and kidneys and can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Thinking About Your Drinking?

If you are of legal drinking age, going out with friends on special occasions for one or two adult beverages is perfectly acceptable. There are healthy limits when drinking alcohol, generally no more than one drink a day and seven drinks in a week for women and people over 64, and no more than two drinks a day and 14 in a week for men under 65.

Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints and can affect any joint in your body. Arthritis is caused when the cartilage that protects the bones wears down and causes the bones to rub against each other, causing pain and swelling.


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