Be Involved: Talk With Your Doc

Health care appointments are usually shorter than we might like, but there are ways to make the most of every visit. You, your health care providers (the doctors, nurses, therapists, clinicians)...

Top 10 My HealtheVet Articles of 2016

Last year My HealtheVet shared over 100 articles with you through the My HealtheVet Update newsletter and on the Home Page. That's a lot of great health information and health care management...

Infographic: Take Charge with My HealtheVet in Your Cycle of Care

Take charge of your health care management this year with My HealtheVet. Did you know that My HealtheVet has the tools to help you manage your health care before, during, after, and in between your...

Managing Stress: Identify, Respond, Relieve

Stress is a physical and emotional response to overwhelming responsibilities, events, and changes. It is experienced in different levels. Low levels may not be noticeable at all. Occasionally,...

Log in Securely with DS Logon

Security and privacy are a top priority in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Secure and safe internet usernames and passwords help protect Electronic Health Records and other personal...

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....

How Can You Manage Stress

We all feel stress. We all deal with it differently. But what do you do when it becomes overwhelming? Even better, how do you prevent it from becoming overwhelming?
The signs of stress can...

Ten Ways to Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays

During the holiday season, it is difficult and sometimes unrealistic to lose weight. With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, temptations of large portions, unhealthy food choices,...

Grandpa Had Diabetes? Why Your Health History Matters

Tracing family histories has become a popular pastime. Family ancestry websites have sprung up on the Internet and a recent TV series features celebrities in search of their past. A perhaps less...

Spread Only Good Cheer: Get Your Flu Vaccination

Flu season arrives with the cold weather. As we get ready for the holidays, when you'll be surrounded by family and friends, it's a good time to get a flu vaccination.

Five Exercises for People Over 50

Exercise can be structured, where you go to a gym, or use equipment in your home, or it can be part of your daily routine. Here are some options that may be helpful for you to identify where you...

The Great American Smokeout

Now is an ideal time for smokers to be encouraged to quit smoking or create a quit plan. At VA we know quitting is hard work that often involves multiple quit attempts, on average 8-10 tries. All...

Improving Diabetes Management While Increasing Access

My HealtheVet's Secure Messaging feature is paving the way for improvements in patient care. A new pilot program was recently launched that trains patients with diabetes on how to track their...

Domestic Violence: A Hidden Problem that Can Not Be Ignored

Domestic Violence should not happen but it does. When you think of domestic violence what comes to mind? Do you picture a woman that has been beaten or battered? Do you know that domestic abuse...

What Will You Find in the New My HealtheVet?

Good news: My HealtheVet has been making some revisions recently; some of them visible, some of them not. We have started using a new publishing system that will help us make updates more easily...

Medication Check Up - My HealtheVet

Keeping all your medications straight can be a real chore. You should think of your next visit to your primary care provider as a "Medication Check-up." You can get ready by bringing a...

What's YOUR health age?

The healtheliving assessment is the first step to making healthy changes. This online tool asks you questions about your health history and habits. For example, there are questions about your...

Get Checked: Recommended Screenings and Immunizations

As you get older, you are at greater risk for certain illnesses and diseases. While you can┬┐t prevent aging, you can help detect and prevent these illnesses and diseases early on. Screenings can...

Medications: Keep Track and Play It Safe

Do you know the right names of all the medicines you take and why you take them? Do you have trouble remembering if you took your medicine when you were supposed to?
While medicine can help us...