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Five Questions about Checking for Colon Cancer

Being diagnosed with colon cancer, as with any disease, is scary. When detected early, it's highly treatable and preventable with regular colonoscopies starting at age 50. Having open...

Stroke Awareness: Get the Facts

Many people were surprised by actor Luke Perry's sudden death at age 52 due to stroke on March 4. While it's not yet clear what type of stroke he had, doctors say 80 percent of strokes are...

Healthy Eating for Diabetics

If you have diabetes, eating healthy can help control your blood sugar. A diabetic-friendly diet means eating nutritious foods in small amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. A diabetes diet is...

The PTSD Coach App: Help is at Your Fingertips

Anyone can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as combat or a bad accident. Seeking professional treatment is the best thing you can do if you think you have PTSD. To...

Track Your Seasonal (and Other) Allergies Online

While many welcome spring's warmer weather, allergy sufferers know all too well that it can bring discomfort. If you're already dreading the return of sneezing, sniffles, and itchy, watery...

Springtime is Flood Time. Prepare Yourself

As we prepare for spring's unpredictable weather, many U.S. states are facing potential floods and tornadoes. It's advised you get all of your health care needs and records ready before you...

Don't Hibernate: Stay Active this Winter

Winter's chilly temperatures can discourage even the most active people from working out. Don't let the cold weather stop your fitness routine. Staying active, no matter the season can help...

Here's What's In Your Blue Button Report

Better manage and share your health records with VA's Blue Button feature on My HealtheVet. This online tool keeps track of your prescription medications, lab results, appointment dates, and...

Schedule Your Next Doctors' Visit Online

Have you scheduled an online appointment through My HealtheVet yet? Veterans across the country can manage appointments online.

Don't Let Stress Take Its Toll

For some of us, the holidays can be a depressing time. Feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger can increase when compared with the joy expected of the holidays. With some tips, you can minimize...

Agent Orange and Online Help

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

Don't Ignore the Snore - Control Sleep Apnea

Getting 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...

Get the Right Treatment for PTSD

Being involved in your PTSD treatment decisions can make them more effective. Research has found that people who chose the PTSD treatment they received improved more than people who were assigned...

Secure Messaging: What is the Difference Between Non-Urgent and Urgent?

Secure Messaging, available with My HealtheVet Premium account, allows you to talk with your health care team online. Secure Messaging is for routine questions to members of your health care team,...

Ten Ways to Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays

During the holiday season, it is difficult and sometimes unrealistic to lose weight. With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, temptations of large portions, unhealthy food choices,...

Five Exercises for People Over 50

As you age, staying active is important to your health, independence, and quality of life. Discover ways you can add some exercise to your routine in a way that works for you.

Do You Know Your VA Prescription 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...

The Holiday Dinner Conversation That Could Save Your Life

As the holiday season brings families together, there's one topic you should bring up: family health history. Discuss the traits your family share that may increase your risk for many...

How to Get Travel Costs for VA Health Care

During the holidays, we know that money can be tight. Did you know that you can be repaid for travel costs related to VA health care services through The Beneficiary Travel program? This program...

Spread Only Good Cheer: Get Your Flu Vaccination

Unlike other seasonal traditions, the flu doesn't spread joy and good cheer, but rather germs and sickness. Get your flu shot every year to protect yourself and help keep the flu from spreading...