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Five Questions about Checking for Colon Cancer

Being diagnosed with colon cancer, as with any disease, is scary. When detected early, it's highly treatable and preventable with regular colonoscopies starting at age 50. Having open discussions with your health care team is important. Here are five questions to ask your doctor.

Springtime is Flood Time. Prepare Yourself

As we prepare for spring's unpredictable weather, many U.S. states are facing potential floods and tornadoes. It's advised you get all of your health care needs and records ready before you find yourself in an emergency when you have to evacuate. My HealtheVet's online tools can help Veterans stay safe this spring season.

X-rays and Other Medical Images Available on My HealtheVet

X-rays, MRIs, and more can be viewed in My HealtheVet's VA Medical Images and Reports. As part of the Blue Button choices available to Veterans with a Premium account, Veterans can view, download, and print their medical images and reports online.

Stroke Awareness: Get the Facts

Many people were surprised by actor Luke Perry's sudden death at age 52 due to stroke on March 4. While it's not yet clear what type of stroke he had, doctors say 80 percent of strokes are preventable with lifestyle changes. Learn about the types of stroke and how you can reduce your risk.

Healthy Eating for Diabetics

If you have diabetes, eating healthy can help control your blood sugar. A diabetic-friendly diet means eating nutritious foods in small amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. A diabetes diet is best for almost everyone. VA has simple ways to build a healthy eating plan.

The PTSD Coach App: Help is at Your Fingertips

Anyone can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as combat or a bad accident. Seeking professional treatment is the best thing you can do if you think you have PTSD. To know more about PTSD, available treatments, and ways to manage symptoms, VA offers the PTSD Coach mobile app.