Wednesday, April 24, 2019

My HealtheVet Update | April 24, 2019



Common Mistakes | Dining Out With Diabetes | Screenings For You | Healthy Drinking Limits | Secure Messaging | Preventing Infections

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Update: April 24, 2019

Avoid Mistakes Using My HealtheVet

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Get the most from your health record

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 Button report, and Labs and Tests. Learn more.
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Dining Out with Diabetes

Whether it's dinner from your neighborhood carryout or going to lunch with friends, eating out is a part of everyone's life. Having diabetes can make this tough, but with planning and thoughtful choices, you can avoid unhealthy foods away from home. Learn more.
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Detection: A Smart Step for Your Health

While you can't prevent aging, you can help detect and prevent certain illnesses and diseases with these screenings and immunizations. Learn more.
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Safely Discard of Medications at Home

This Saturday, April 27, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. There will be places for you to dispose of old medications safely. Do some spring cleaning in your medicine cabinets and get rid of expired or unused medicine. Learn more.
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Rethinking Your Drinking

Moderate drinking isn't a cause for concern in most adults. But when drinking alcohol gets out of control, you may find yourself on a risky path. Setting healthy limits on the number of drinks you drink is just one choice that you have. Learn more.
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When Your Message Isn't Urgent

Secure Messaging allows you to talk with your health care team online. It's for routine questions to members of your health care team but should not be used if you need urgent or emergency care. Learn more.
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Preventing Infections with your Partner

Sexually Transmitted Infections, also known as STIs, are infections caused by having sex with someone infected with an STI. You can get STIs from any sexual activity, and not know about it. If you want to be screened, please log in and contact your health care team with a Secure Message. Learn more.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1). Learn more.
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