Ask a Pharmacist: Get Answers to your VA Pharmacy Questions

Do you have questions about your medications? VA has a mobile web app that provides an easy way to find answers to questions VA pharmacists regularly hear from patients. Learn more.

Staying Fit in the Summer Heat

You don't have to let summer's blazing sun, heat and humidity stop you from taking your exercise and other activities outside. By taking time to plan, you can enjoy a safe and healthy...

Aging Well - The Five Things You Can Do To Stay Happy and Healthy

Staying healthy and feeling your best is important at any age. That doesn't change because you have a few gray hairs. Everyone goes through life changes. It is how we manage our daily lives...

Women Veterans Have Family Planning Options with VA Help

For women Veterans who are not ready to begin a family, there are plenty of birth control options. Among the most recommended birth control methods are long-acting reversible contraceptives or LARCs.

Talk With Your Doc: Simple Steps to be Involved

Health care appointments are usually shorter than we might like, but there are ways to make the most of every visit. You, your health care providers and other members of the health care team can...

My HealtheVet Notifications Made Easy

You can not only refill prescriptions and check on VA appointments on My HealtheVet but also manage your notification and reminder preferences online as well.

Prostate Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment Options

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease....

It's App to You: Get MOVE!-ing this Summer!

Summer is back. The weather is warmer, there's more daylight and many people spend a lot more time outdoors. It's a great time to get active and get back into healthy habits. You might...

How to Manage and Prevent Low Back Pain

Most people have lower back pain now and then. It is a common problem that is uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful. You can strain back muscles by lifting too much weight or just by moving...

Nine Tips for Staying Cool in the Summer

When we are feeling warm/hot, we perspire. The perspiration evaporates and that allows our bodies to cool. If our bodies do not cool correctly or cool enough, we can feel and become ill. Here are...

Bird's Eye View of Your Wellness and Your Health Risks

When you plan a trip, you need to know where you are starting from. A map will give you a bird's eye view so you can see where to go. If you are going to manage your health, the HealtheLiving...

Are You Protecting against Malignant Melanoma?

Malignant melanoma is a serious type of cancer which is found mostly in skin but also (rarely) in other areas of the body. It is one of the less common types of skin cancer but causes the majority...

Mental Health and 'No Tobacco Day'

On the surface, mental health and tobacco would seem to share little common ground -- most people think of tobacco and connect it to well-known illnesses like cancer and heart disease. However, the...

VA Notes: Better Understanding, Better Care

Easy access to health care information with a better understanding of appointments and medical conditions is something that every Veteran can appreciate

Veterans at Higher Risk: Postpartum Depression Affects 1 in 7 New Mothers

The birth of a baby is a life changing event that can trigger all kinds of emotions from happiness and joy to jitters and fear. It can also lead to something you might not expect -- postpartum...

Stroke: Factors, Effects and Prevention

A stroke occurs when either too much blood or too little blood disrupts blood flow to part of the brain. This deprives brain tissue of necessary oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes brain cells...

Veterans Can Now Schedule Appointments Online with Smartphones

Have you heard the good news? Veterans in many parts of the country are now able to use the new Veteran Appointment Request (VAR) App to request or schedule certain appointments online. VAR is a...

Hepatitis C: Test, Treat, Cure

Did you know that Veterans are more likely to have hepatitis C? The good news is that new treatments for hepatitis C are available at VA and are able to cure most people in about 12 weeks.

Get Checked: Recommended Screenings and Immunizations

As you get older, you are at greater risk for certain illnesses and diseases. While you can't prevent aging, you can help detect and prevent these illnesses and diseases early on. Screenings...

High Cholesterol and What it Means for You

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...