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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 reminders. Here's a list of the top 10 articles My HealtheVet Veterans chose to read last year.

1. Log In Securely with DS Logon

Step up your security and privacy online with a secure ID managed by the Department of Defense (DoD).

2. Five Exercises for People Over 50

Whether you go to a gym or use equipment in your home, exercise can be structured, or it can simply be a part of your daily routine.

3. Aging Well - The 5 Things You Can Do to Stay Happy and Healthy

From exercising to eating well to visiting your doctor regularly for check-ups, here are five ways you can stay happy and healthy.

4. What Will You Find in the New My HealtheVet?

My HealtheVet made some big changes in 2016. Most of the adjustments are 'behind-the-scenes,' and you won't need to re-learn how to use the features you rely on.

5. Your VA Health Summary: Share Data for Better Care

VA Health Summary is one way you can share important information such as your allergies, medications, test results, and your problem list via the Blue Button report in My HealtheVet with your community providers.

6. Improving Diabetes Management While Increasing Access

A new pilot program was recently launched that helps patients with diabetes to track their blood sugar levels. It also teaches them how to update their health care providers on their glucose levels through Secure Messages.

7. Healthy Eating for Diabetics

Eating healthy is the first step in controlling diabetes.

8. Get Checked: Recommended Screenings and Immunizations

From vaccinations to getting your blood pressure checked to a mental health evaluation for PTSD and exams for different types of cancer, screenings can mean living a healthier life.

9. Are You Protecting against Malignant Melanoma?

Malignant melanoma is a serious type of cancer which is found mostly in skin but also in the bowel and eye.

10. Get Answers to your VA Pharmacy Questions with the Ask A Pharmacist App

Ask a Pharmacist can help you find a VA pharmacy close to you, and learn more about how VA pharmacies operate. You can also learn about the medications you take.