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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...

Five Tips to Get Fit This Spring

Spring's in the air, even in those parts of the country that have seen flooding and snowstorms. There's never a bad time to get into good shape, but there's something about the renewal...

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...

Understanding Acute and Chronic Pain

Is your pain acute or chronic? Understanding the difference between the two is very important when planning pain-management strategies. How pain is defined can help you learn to control it better.

Veterans Can Schedule Appointments Online

Have you scheduled a health care appointment online through My HealtheVet? Veterans across the country can manage their appointments online. This easy tool allows you to self-schedule or even...

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...

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...

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...

Weight Loss isn't Far Away with TeleMOVE!

Are you a Veteran looking to improve your health through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, but live far away from a VA Medical Center? Using popular technologies, Veterans can now participate...

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...

Track Your Seasonal (and Other) Allergies Online

While many welcome spring's warmer weather, allergy sufferers know all too well that it can bring discomfort. If you're already dreading the return of sneezing, sniffles, and itchy, watery...