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Prostate Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer found in men. When caught early, prostate cancer's survival rate is high. Regular screenings may be life-saving, especially as you age.

How to Avoid Prescription Refill Mistakes

Millions of Veterans manage their VA prescription refills with My HealtheVet every year. If you're one of them, it's okay if you've gotten confused a time or two. You can better...

Five Ways to Achieve Your Healthy Weight

Summer may only have two weeks left, but fall is a great time to work towards your goals of dropping the number on the scale. Don't wait for the New Year to start your weight-loss resolutions....

Don't Ignore the Snore

A good night's sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Unfortunately, millions of Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, which can contribute to...

Seven Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease may be a leading cause of death in the United States, but that doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to prevent it and live longer. You can dodge heart problems in the...

Track Your Blood Pressure on My HealtheVet

Your blood pressure changes so much that you're more likely to get a 'normal' reading if you check it at home. Managing blood pressure is easy with My HealtheVet. The Track Health...

What about Lunch?

There are delicious ways to 'brown bag' a healthy, low-calorie lunch. Start eating smarter with a lunch that keeps you on track with your weight-loss goals and doesn't make you feel...

If You Need to Cancel an Appointment

Have you ever found yourself unable to make a doctor's appointment, especially during the holidays? If you need to cancel, give your doctor, nurse, therapist a heads-up. Instead of your...

Get to Know Rx Refill Options

Do you receive VA prescriptions and know all your refill options? VA provides you with safe and effective ways to refill prescriptions. By phone, mail, or even online, receive your prescriptions...

Five Things You Can Do To Stay Happy and Healthy

Happiness and health are more closely related than you might think. A healthy lifestyle can increase happiness, while a positive mindset can help you avoid unhealthy ways. You don't have to run...

Avoid These Common Mistakes: Medical Records

Depending on which My HealtheVet feature you choose, you could be shortchanging yourself without realizing it. Discover how to avoid common mistakes when using your VA Health Summary, VA Blue...

Diabetes: Keeping Feet Healthy

Managing your diabetes is a lot of work. From checking your blood sugar to watching your diet, it's easy to overlook something very important: your feet. Diabetes puts your feet at risk, which...

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Your Mobile Phone

Whether you're looking to lose weight or get fit, help from your smartphone can make all the difference. Your routine doesn't have to be complicated, just consistent. We know it can be hard...

Travel Pay: Are you Eligible?

You may be eligible for travel costs related to VA health services. The Beneficiary Travel program helps eligible Veterans receive mileage reimbursement. In some cases, it can pay for the costs of...

The Doctor Can See You Now... on Your Computer Screen

The next time you need to see the doctor, fire up your smartphone or computer. The VA Video Connect app gives you direct, real-time access to your health care team using a secure video connection....

The Everyday Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia, a presumptive illness for Gulf War Veterans, can be tough. Although the cause is still unknown, it's been linked to repetitive injuries, trauma, stress, and infections.

Images and X-rays Available Online

Veterans can view and download many of their medical images and reports online. The VA Medical Images and Reports feature is a way to access your information online, instead of traveling to a VA...

Don't Wait for Symptoms to Appear

From vaccinations to getting your blood pressure checked, to a mental health evaluation for PTSD, and exams for different types of cancer, screenings can mean living a healthier life. Are you up to...

Lowdown on Low-Carb Diets

Whether you want to slim down for summer or better manage your health, a low-carbohydrate diet can help. The specific amount of carbohydrates you eat depends on your needs and the diet you choose....

Sunburns Fade, Damage is Forever

Whether you're working in the backyard or spending the day at the beach, when your skin is exposed to the sun, you are at risk. You might know that it's important to apply sunscreen, but do...