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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...

Veterans Can Schedule Appointments Online

Next time you need to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your VA appointment, keep in mind that you can do it through My HealtheVet.

One Place, Many Health Apps

A healthy lifestyle may seem like a lot of work. VA offers mobile apps that can help you manage it all. With VA Launchpad, you can reach many VA mobile apps in one place, on your smartphone.

CHAMPVA, My HealtheVet and Online Prescriptions

My HealtheVet's Pharmacy feature is now open to Civilian Health and Medical Program of VA (CHAMPVA) beneficiaries. Current CHAMPVA beneficiaries eligible for VA's Meds by Mail program can...

Where are My VA Lab Test Results?

Accessing VA Lab test results is a popular feature Veterans use on My HealtheVet. It's important to stay on top of your lab test results so that you can work with your provider to make...

Here's What's In Your Blue Button Report

Better manage and share your health records with VA's Blue Button feature on My HealtheVet. Download and print a copy of your Blue Button Report to keep track of your prescription medications,...

Is the Open Burn Pit Registry for me?

It's normal to have health concerns because of your time overseas. If you were deployed to Southwest Asia, you might have been exposed to airborne hazards like open burn pits. VA created the...

Five Exercises for People Over 50

Whether you work out at a gym, at home, or outside, exercise can be routine, or it can simply be a part of your daily summer plans. People over fifty don't have any specific limitations on...

Cancer: Diagnosing and Preventing

Cancer is scary. If you've experienced it or if you care for someone who has gone through it, you know how tough it can be. Since most cancers show no early symptoms, regular screenings can...

Avoid Common Mistakes Using My HealtheVet

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...

Enjoy Eating Out When You Have Diabetes

Whether it's dinner from your neighborhood carryout or going to lunch with friends, eating out is a part of everyone's life. Having diabetes can make this tough, but with planning and...

Early Detection: A Smart Step For Your Health

While you can't prevent aging, you can help detect and prevent certain illnesses and diseases with these screenings and immunizations.

Take Control of Your Drinking

Many people enjoy drinking a few alcoholic beverages, but how much is too much? It's a common question, especially when you're trying to determine if your own drinking habits are worrisome....

Safely Discard of Medications at Home

Saturday, April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. It¿s the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your medicine cabinets. Get rid of expired or unused medications the right way...

Rethinking Your Drinking

Moderate drinking isn't a cause for concern in most adults. But when drinking alcohol gets out of control, you may find yourself on a risky path. Setting healthy limits on the number of drinks...

You Don't Have to Call It Exercise

Warm weather is a great time to think about how to get into better shape. Even if you don't usually exercise, the summer season is the perfect time to get outside and be active. A perfect beach...

Let's Talk About Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure. We know it sounds like a terminal illness. But VA's here to tell you that we have patients who live a long time with a great quality of life. Let's talk through...

Best Ways to Deal with Crohn's Disease

Living with Crohn's Disease could mean you often wonder when your next flare-up might hit or what you're able to eat. Speaking up for yourself and having as much information as possible can...

Packing a Lunch: Healthy Food to Go

Spring is the perfect season to head outdoors and enjoy lunch. We know it's tempting to have coffee for breakfast and then fast food for lunch. But for those looking to save time, money, and...

Get Back to Sleep

If you're a Veteran and have trouble falling or staying asleep, you're not alone. Almost half of Veterans currently enrolled in VA Health Care have insomnia. It can affect every part of...