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Whole Person, Whole Health, Whole Life

Whole Health is a new approach to delivering health care. It equips you to take charge of your health and well-being. VA facilities across the country are implementing this approach to health...

Mobile Health Apps: Tools for Veterans

Video telehealth, anger management, PTSD and parenting are just some of the topics covered by VA mobile apps. View a list of the most useful VA mobile apps Veterans can use for free.

My HealtheVet Helps Prepare for Deployments

Reservists and National Guard members can access the full benefits of My HealtheVet's online health care tools by registering for a My HealtheVet Premium account.

What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time for a reminder about the importance of mammograms and early detection. Find out how often VA recommends you get screened.

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

My HealtheVet helps Veterans manage their health care. From the number of Secure Messages sent, to the number of refills requested, you'll find it all on our My HealtheVet data page.

Text Message Reminders Now Available for VA Appointments

More than 9 million appointments go unfilled because of missed appointments. VA created VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system for Medical Centers to alert Veterans of appointments.

Preparation Essentials: How to Weather the Storm

Hurricane Florence has its sights set on the mid-Atlantic. Keep you and your family safe by knowing how to get ready. My HealtheVet can also help with easy access to your health records during an...

#Be There: A Simple Act of Kindness

Calling a friend, meeting up for coffee, having dinner with family. These everyday things can seem small, but they have the power to make a difference for someone going through a difficult time.

Prostate Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer found in men. When caught early, prostate cancer's survival rate is high. Regular screenings are very beneficial, especially if you are over 65.

VA Video Connect Links Veterans to Doctors

Traveling to a clinic or a hospital isn't the only way to see your doctor. Instead of going to the doctor's office for your health care appointment, why not use a secure video connection...

Five Things You Can Do To Stay Happy and Healthy

Happiness and health are more closely related than you might think. A healthy lifestyle can boost your mood, while a positive mindset can help you avoid unhealthy ways. VA has five simple things...

The Connection Between Pain and Smoking

Do you find yourself using tobacco when you're in pain? You're not alone. Many people smoke to deal with chronic pain. Someone who smokes is more likely to have higher levels of pain....

It's Time: Roll Up Your Sleeve

Every fall, you're reminded it's time to get your flu shot. Flu season usually starts in October and peaks between December and February. The vaccine takes some time to kick in, which is...

When You Turn 50: A Milestone for Your Health

Some say 50 is the youth of old age. There are steps you can take to ensure you have many healthy years ahead. Learn about tests and vaccines you need to stay in tip-top health.

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Your Mobile Phone

Whether you're working off a few pounds or want a more active lifestyle, VA's MOVE! Coach app (available on Android and iPhone) can help you meet your health and fitness goals.

Get Your VA Health Record Quickly and Easily

As a Veteran, one of your benefits is seeing your VA health information anytime to better manage your health care. All you need is a computer or mobile phone with internet.

Prescription Refill Options - What's Right for You

Do you receive VA prescription medicines? Do you know your refill options? VA provides safe and effective ways to refill prescriptions. Manage your prescriptions from VA by phone, mail, or online.

Lifestyle Management of Crohn's Disease

You can lead a full life even if you have Crohn's disease. By planning and working with support groups, you can find ways to cope. And you may even help others who have Crohn's disease.

Diabetes: When Blood Sugar is Too Low

Veterans with diabetes often hear a lot about lowering their blood sugar. But sometimes your blood sugar can get too low. Talk with your health care team about problems with low blood sugar.

Where are My VA Lab Test Results?

Veterans can access and share their VA lab tests results online. You can view, download and print your health information. Stay on top of your VA health records online with My HealtheVet.