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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...

Need to Cancel Your Appointment? Just Let us Know

Unable to make a doctor's appointment? We understand -- you can go online to let us know in advance. Then we can offer your time slot to another Veteran. My HealtheVet gives you options for...

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,...

Five Tips to Get Fit This Spring

Spring is in the air, even in those parts of the country that have seen freezing winter storms. With warmer weather comes a desire to get outside, get active and shed that winter weight. Some look...

Hypertension: The Silent Killer

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that affects 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. It's known as the "silent killer." Hypertension can be present for years...

Springtime is Flood Time. Prepare Yourself!

As we trade our winter coats for light jackets, it is time to prepare for spring's unpredictable weather. With many U.S. states facing potential floods and tornados, it's advisable that...

Secure Messaging Changes: Sleeker, Easier to Use

If you're a VA patient and Premium user of My HealtheVet, you already know that Secure Messaging is very useful. You can read messages from your doctors, ask your therapist questions, inquire...

Power Lunch: Tips to Eating Better

Is lunch your most overlooked meal of the day? On a tight schedule, it's tempting to skip or grab fast food for lunch. These quick fixes can lead to obesity as well as reduced energy and...

Colon and Rectal Cancer: Have You Been Checked?

What is colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer? What are the symptoms? How can you prevent colorectal cancer? All adult men and women are at risk of developing colorectal cancer. We have a list of...

Agent Orange, My HealtheVet and Online Help

During the Vietnam War, the military used Agent Orange, a tactical herbicide used to reduce vegetation and tree cover in Vietnam. Years later, some Veterans experience health effects potentially...

Manage Your Meds with Secure Messaging and Rx Refill

Do you have a question about your new prescription? Wonder about drug and food interactions? If you have a question about a prescription, you can send a Secure Message. Your VA health care team...

Start MOVE!-ing - Let this App Be Your Guide

With Spring right around the corner, some of us may step on the scale and see a gain of 5, 10 or maybe 15 pounds. If you took a break from healthy habits and it's been challenging to get back...

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Each year, about 800,000 people die from heart disease. You have the power to reduce your risk of developing heart problems. You can start by taking five basic steps to improve your heart health.

Keep Your Contact Info Up-To-Date on My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet keeps your essential contact information on record. Most of this info isn't shared outside of My HealtheVet, but it's important to keep it updated.

Heart Disease and Women: Do You Know Your Numbers?

One in three women die from cardiovascular diseases and stroke each year, killing about one woman every 80 seconds.

Your Super Bowl Menu Playbook

Whether you're a Patriots fan or an Eagles fan or just a fan of a good game, the Super Bowl is a lot more than football. It's a time for friends and family to eat tasty food.

Help with Pressure Ulcers in a Mobile App

Pressure ulcers are a serious concern for Veterans and caregivers. VA has a new tool that helps caregivers understand and track pressure ulcers/injuries.