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Protecting Against Skin Cancer

Summer is the time to kick back, relax, and enjoy being outside, but your time in the sun comes with significant risk: skin cancer. You can enjoy outdoor activities, but everyone needs sunscreen, a...

Need to Reschedule an Appointment? Just Let us Know

Have you ever found yourself unable to make a doctor's appointment? If you need to cancel, you have many options. Rescheduling helps another Veteran get care even sooner. Instead of your...

Stay on Your Feet: Take Steps to Prevent Falls

Falls cause the most broken bones and are the leading cause of injury deaths among older adults. As you age, physical changes, health conditions, and sometimes the medications you take make falls...

Treating PTSD: Stay Connected with Secure Messaging

Whether you are getting treatment for PTSD, or PTSD with another health problem, you need a way to keep track of appointments, medications, and sometimes even vital signs. My HealtheVet can help...

Is It Alzheimer's? Stay Ahead of Memory Problems

In healthy aging, it's common to have trouble remembering names of people, places, and other things. If memory problems are seriously affecting your daily life, they could be early signs of...

Schedule Your Next Doctors' Visit Online

Have you scheduled an online appointment through My HealtheVet yet? Veterans across the country can manage appointments online. This easy tool allows you to self-schedule or cancel many types of VA...

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...

Preparation Essentials: How to Weather the Storm

Are you prepared for a hurricane? Summer is upon us and with changing temperatures come powerful storms. After multiple hurricanes in 2017 such as Irma and Maria, many know how devastating these...

Stroke Awareness: Get the Facts

Do you really know what a stroke is? A stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is disrupted. Brain damage from strokes can be minimized if they are treated promptly. People often mistake...

X-rays and Other Medical Images Available on My HealtheVet

X-Rays, Mammograms, CT scans and MRIs can be viewed in My HealtheVet's newest feature, VA Medical Images and Reports. As part of the Blue Button choices available to Veterans with a Premium...

Is It Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

Memorial Day is approaching, along with the summer kick-off parties that go with it. This means you will have to navigate your way across a table of food wondering, "what's in this?"...

The ABCs of Hepatitis C

Did you know that Veterans are more likely to have hepatitis C? The good news is that new treatments for hepatitis C are available at VA and can cure most people in about 12 weeks. VA has healed...

Update Your Health Insurance Info Online

My HealtheVet can be your personal health record keeper. You can include important contact information like telephone numbers and email addresses in your account. But it is important to keep your...

Do You Know Your VA Prescription Options?

Are you one of the millions of Veterans that receives VA prescription medicines? Do you know all your refill options? VA provides you with safe and effective ways to refill your prescriptions.

Veterans Health Benefits Handbook is Available Online!

In the Spotlight Veterans Health Benefits Handbook is Available Online Information about Care, Locations, Eligibility and More Veterans with a Premium My HealtheVet account can now...

The Doctor Can See You Now... on Your Computer Screen

Your next VA medical appointment could be online. Using the camera on your smartphone, computer, or tablet, the VA Video Connect app gives you direct, real-time access to your health care team. If...

Five Exercises for People Over 50

As you age, it's important to stay active and healthy. 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. There are many...

High Cholesterol: Numbers, Risks, and Tasty Alternatives

Some Veterans may hear at their health care appointments that they have high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) that the body needs for many important functions, such as producing...

Thinking About Your Drinking?

If you are of legal drinking age, going out with friends on special occasions for a few adult beverages or cocktails is perfectly acceptable. A responsible adult knows that there are healthy limits...

Take Control of Your Allergies

While many people welcome warmer weather, allergy sufferers know all too well that spring means uncomfortable symptoms. If you're already dreading the return of sneezing, sniffles, and itchy,...