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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 may be life-saving, especially as you age.

How to Avoid Prescription Refill Mistakes

Millions of Veterans manage their VA prescription refills with My HealtheVet. If you're one of them, it's okay if you've gotten confused a time or two. Better navigate your account to...

Five Ways to Achieve Your Healthy Weight

People come in all shapes and sizes. But there's a weight that's healthiest for you. There are habits you can adopt that may improve your weight.

Don't Ignore the Snore

A good night's sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Unfortunately, millions of Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, which can contribute to...

Seven Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease may be a leading cause of death in the United States, but that doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to prevent it and live longer. You can dodge heart problems in the...

Track Your Blood Pressure on My HealtheVet

You're more likely to get a 'normal' blood pressure reading if you check at home. Use My HealtheVet's Track Health feature to track your numbers online anytime.

What about Lunch?

There are delicious ways to 'brown bag' a healthy, low-calorie lunch. Start eating smarter with a lunch that keeps you on track with your weight-loss goals and doesn't make you feel...

If You Need to Cancel an Appointment

Have you ever found yourself unable to make a doctor's appointment, especially during the holidays? If you need to cancel, give your doctor, nurse, therapist a heads-up. Instead of your...

Get to Know Rx Refill Options

Do you receive VA prescriptions and know all your refill options? VA provides you with safe and effective ways to refill prescriptions. By phone, mail, or even online, receive your prescriptions...

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 increase happiness, while a positive mindset can help you avoid unhealthy ways. You don't have to run...

Avoid Medical Records Mistakes

Depending on which My HealtheVet feature you choose, you could be shortchanging yourself without realizing it. Discover how to avoid common mistakes when using your VA Health Summary, VA Blue...

Diabetes: Keeping Feet Healthy

Diabetes puts your feet at risk, which is why daily foot care is one of the best ways to prevent certain health issues. Take care of your feet, take care of your health.

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Your Mobile Phone

Whether you're looking to lose weight or get fit, help from your smartphone can make all the difference. Your routine doesn't have to be complicated, just consistent. We know it can be hard...

Travel Pay: Are You Eligible?

Traveling to your next appointment may be easier with the Beneficiary Travel program. Eligible Veterans can receive travel costs related to VA health services.

The Doctor Can See You Now

The next time you need to see your doctor, you might want to use your smartphone or computer using VA Video Connect. This app allows you to connect to your doctor without ever leaving home.

The Everyday Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia, a presumptive illness for Gulf War Veterans, can be tough. Although the cause is still unknown, it's been linked to repetitive injuries, trauma, stress, and infections.

Images and X-rays Available Online

Veterans can view and download many of their medical images and reports online. The VA Medical Images and Reports feature is a way to access your information online, instead of traveling to a VA...

Be Smart: Get Screened

While you can't stop aging, you can help detect and prevent certain illnesses and diseases early on. Don't wait for symptoms to appear. Stay on top of your good health.

Lowdown on Low-Carb Diets

Whether you want to slim down for summer or better manage your health, a low-carbohydrate diet can help. The specific amount of carbohydrates you eat depends on your needs and the diet you choose....

Is It Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

Memorial Day is approaching, along with the summer kick-off parties that go with it. This means you will have to navigate your way across a table of food wondering, "what's in this?"...