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Veterans Can Now Schedule Appointments Online with Smartphones

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.

Difficulty Breathing? It Could be COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a combination of ongoing conditions that affect your lungs and breathing. These conditions can include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. COPD can be prevented and treated.

Alcohol Abuse: Getting Help Can be a Family Affair

Do you drink more than you should? Does someone in your family?

Both Veterans and their family members face many changes when returning or leaving the military. Many of these changes can pose challenges that lead to alcohol abuse.

"I had a [drinking] problem before I went into the service, but it was more dramatic when I got out," said Jerry, a Navy Veteran who served four years in Vietnam. He came home to his fiancée engaged to someone else and married another...

Did You Know? Track Your Allergies in 'Health History'

Allergies can be uncomfortable to live with. A list of your seasonal allergies, food allergies and medication allergies can become a long list to manage. Luckily, My HealtheVet has a solution for helping to keep track of your allergies.

Healthy Foods to Eat When You Have Irritable Bowel or Crohn's Disease

If you have Irritable Bowel or Crohn's disease, what you choose to eat can make you feel better or worse. When you have symptoms (belly pain, diarrhea, a lot of gas), choose foods that are easy on your gut.

The trick to managing the disease is to choose foods from the left hand column when you have a "flare up" or an upset in the functioning of your gut. These foods are low in fiber, fats and are easier on you. When you begin to feel better, gradually begin adding an...

 

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The Blue Button is a feature that packages all your available health records into a single file that you can safely share with doctors, nurses, clinicians, even family members. Read More

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Upgrading to a Premium Account

If you are a Veteran and use the VA health care system, then a Premium My HealtheVet Account is for you. To upgrade your account, you need to be authenticated. What you need to know »