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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.

Ten Ways to Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays

During the holiday season it is difficult and sometimes unrealistic to lose weight due to the temptation of large portions, unhealthy food choices, and the traditions of the holiday season. Maintaining weight is a more realistic goal to set during this time. Here are 10 healthy holiday eating tips in order to maintain weight during the holiday season.

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. However, physical activity over the winter is just as important as during better weather months. Exercising regularly has proven benefits. These include lower blood pressure and blood glucose, improved sleep and mood, and less fatigue, joint pain and constipation.

How Can You Manage Stress?

Stress. We've all felt it, and we all deal with it differently. Signs of stress range from muscle tension, sweaty palms, and difficulty sleeping to feeling worried, fearful, fatigued, and irritable. The consequences of not managing stress can be harmful to your life and well-being. Fortunately, you can keep stress under control by learning stress management skills. There are many resources available to you through VA that will help you with handling stressful issues and situations.