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Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Each year, about 800,000 people die from heart disease. You have the power to reduce your risk of developing heart problems. You can start by taking five basic steps to improve your heart health.

Agent Orange, My HealtheVet and Online Help

During the Vietnam War, the military used Agent Orange. Years later, some Veterans experience health effects potentially related to Agent Orange.

Don't Chew On This: Help for Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes. Quitting smokeless tobacco is hard. But it helps if you have a plan.

Keep Your Contact Info Up-To-Date on My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet keeps your essential contact information on record. Most of this info isn't shared outside of My HealtheVet, but it's important to keep it updated.

Heart Disease and Women: Do You Know Your Numbers?

One in three women die from cardiovascular diseases and stroke each year, killing about one woman every 80 seconds.

Your Super Bowl Menu Playbook

Whether you're a Patriots fan or an Eagles fan or just a fan of a good game, the Super Bowl is a lot more than football. It's a time for friends and family to eat tasty food.

Help with Pressure Ulcers in a Mobile App

Pressure ulcers are a serious concern for Veterans and caregivers. VA has a new tool that helps caregivers understand and track pressure ulcers/injuries.

Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider

Ever stop and wonder, 'what are all these pills for?' Take charge of your health in the New Year by asking your doctor questions about your prescriptions and other medications.

How Busy is My HealtheVet? We've Got Your Numbers

Veterans and caregivers use My HealtheVet to manage their health care, refill prescriptions, exchange Secure Messages and even learn about different conditions and ailments. From the number of...

Twelve Health Resolutions for 2018

The New Year is a time when most of us think about changes we want to make to live healthier lives. VA has twelve resolutions that can help you improve your health and promote wellness during 2018.

Veterans Can Now Schedule Appointments Online

Veterans at more than 100 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country are now able to request or schedule certain types of appointments online through My HealtheVet.

Our Top Five of 2017

My HealtheVet shared over 100 articles with you through the My HealtheVet Update newsletter. Here's a list of our top five articles to take with you into 2018.

Arthritis: What You Need to Know

Cold weather may not be the reason your joints are aching this winter. You could be one of the millions of people living with some form of arthritis. To treat your arthritis, you need to know what...

Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

Every year a number of people get the 'blues' around the holidays. Beyond normal stress, low energy, money concerns, and demands of the season, The VA knows that veterans often have added...

The Dinner Conversation That Could Save Your Life

While there are many topics we avoid during holiday dinners, there's one thing we should discuss: family health history. This helps you to take steps to reduce your risk of certain health...

Ten Ways to Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays

During the holiday season it is difficult and sometimes unrealistic to lose weight due to the temptation of large portions, unhealthy food choices, and the traditions of the holiday season....

How Can You Manage Stress?

Stress. We've all felt it, and we all deal with it differently. Signs of stress range from muscle tension, sweaty palms, and difficulty sleeping to feeling worried, fearful, fatigued, and...

Staying Active in the Winter Months

In many parts of the country, the weather is cooling and thoughts turn to warm, cozy fireplaces. Most of us tend to 'slow down' during winter, with its shorter days and longer nights....

Veterans Health Benefits Handbook is Now Available Online!

Veterans with a Premium My HealtheVet account can now download and view their own personalized copy of the Veterans Health Benefits Handbook. This is one more way VA makes it easier to manage their...

#Be There: A Simple Act of Kindness

Calling a friend, meeting a colleague for coffee, having dinner with a relative could have the power to make a huge difference for someone going through a difficult time.