Colon and Rectal Cancer: Have You Been Checked?

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon (bowel) or rectum. Most colorectal cancers start with a polyp. In many cases, colorectal cancer may not have any symptoms. It is often found...

When Sleeping Becomes Difficult, VA Can Help

March is National Sleep Awareness Month. Sleep is an important part of living a healthy, long life. Without it, serious health issue can develop.

Five Tips to Start a New Running Program this Spring

Warm weather arrives in March with the first day of Spring. For many Veterans, this is the best time to get outside and hit the ground running. My HealtheVet has five tips to help you put your best...

Do You Want Lower Risks? Try Smaller Portions!

Eating wisely can lead to living a long, healthy life. Eating the right types of foods and closely monitoring the amount you eat can also help prevent certain diseases, such as diabetes.

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

The Great American Spit Out took place on February 23, but its message continues to resonate year round. Now is an excellent time to quit using smokeless tobacco. A 2014 survey of adults in the...

Good News: VA Lowers Most Medication Copayments

There's good news for many Veterans receiving prescriptions from VA. As of February 27, 2017, the regulations for copayments have changed. The cost to most Veterans for medications required on...

You Can Pay Your VA Bill Online: Fast, Easy, Secure

Veterans can pay the balance of their VA bills from the comfort of their own home: no more writing checks or driving to the local VA to make a payment. Pay.gov is a secure, free, fast and the...

Take a Step for Heart Health

February is Heart Month. It is a time we celebrate Valentine's Day. Cards are exchanged, flowers sent and candy given. February is also a time to take your health to heart. Each year, about...

Questions to Ask Your Health Care Provider

Too often, you go to the Doctors and are put on one more pill. Ever stop and wonder, "What are all these pills for?" "What happens if you stop a pill or maybe add one extra?" In...

Strive For a Healthy Weight: Weight Management with MOVE!

Do you remember how good it felt being in shape after Basic Training? Plenty of Veterans do. If you've been feeling like normal activities are tough to get through, or your favorite pants...

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

When you use My HealtheVet, you're in good company. Veterans and caregivers use My HealtheVet to manage their health care, refill prescriptions, exchange Secure Messages and even learn about...

What's on Your Super Bowl Menu? Our Picks Are My HealtheVet Approved

Whether you're a Patriots fan or a Falcons fan or just a fan of a good game, the Super Bowl is a lot more than football. While much of the fun is cheering with friends and family at Super Bowl...

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

My HealtheVet can be your personal health record keeper. It also keeps your personal information, such as your email address, street address, and essential contact information on record. This...

After Shingles Pain - My HealtheVet

Shingles is a painful viral infection. The same virus that causes chicken pox also causes shingles. However, not everyone who had chicken pox will develop shingles. Some people have the virus...

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....