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Top 5 My HealtheVet Articles of 2017

Last year My HealtheVet shared more than 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 reminders. Here's a list of the five most read articles that My HealtheVet Veterans read last year, starting with the most popular:

Good News: VA Lowers Most Medication Copayments

There's good news for many veterans receiving prescriptions from VA. On February 27, 2017, the regulations for copayments changed. The cost to most veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions is less.

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. If you have VA health care benefits, you can schedule or request some of your VA health appointments online.

Can I Get Travel Costs for VA Health Care?

Many Veterans can be reimbursed for travel costs related to VA health care services. The Beneficiary Travel program helps eligible Veterans receive mileage reimbursement. In some cases, it can pay for the costs of an ambulance or a wheel chair van.

Prostate Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. Finding and treating prostate cancer before symptoms occur may improve your health or help you live longer.

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) and other members of the health care team can come away from each visit feeling more satisfied by following some simple steps.

Check out our list of many recent articles on the Spotlight page.

Updated December 29, 2017