Wednesday, October 23, 2019

My HealtheVet Update | October 23, 2019



Secure Messaging | Million Veteran Program | Flu Shot | Recipes for Diabetics | Breast Cancer Screening | Agent Orange | Cholesterol | Web U

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Using Secure Messaging Correctly

Veteran using Secure Messaging correctly

How My HealtheVet can help

You may not be able to travel to your medical center or spend time on the phone about non-urgent questions. Like email, Secure Messaging allows you to contact your health care team. But there are some things to know before pressing send. Learn more.
A doctor examining a sample

The Million Veteran Program Wants You

Did you know that by participating in the Million Veteran Program, you can help future Veterans? You can help VA researchers make discoveries and learn how to improve treatment on subjects like cancer, heart disease, and PTSD. Learn more
Veteran receiving flu shot

Say 'Boo' to the Flu

While Halloween is still a few weeks away, flu season is already here. Even if you've taken all the right steps to stay healthy, you still need a flu shot every fall. It's the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. Learn more.
Family enjoying a diabetic-friendly meal

Recipes for a Diabetic-Friendly Meal

If you have diabetes, knowing what to do during family dinners can be tough. VA has healthy recipes everyone can enjoy. Whether you or someone you know has diabetes, you can cook a delicious diabetic-friendly meal. Learn more.
Veteran getting screened for breast cancer

When to Get Screened for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect reminder to get your mammogram. Over 70 percent of women Veterans receive mammograms through VA. Find out how often VA and My HealtheVet recommend you get screened. Learn more
Agent Orange

Agent Orange and Online Help

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military used Agent Orange. Did you know that VA recognizes certain health conditions are associated with Agent Orange exposure, including many diseases and several forms of cancer? Learn more.
Veteran buying healthy food at the store

Tips to Control Your Cholesterol

If you have high cholesterol, you're at risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. The good news is that you can lower and control your cholesterol by adopting healthy lifestyle changes. Learn more.
A veteran on My HealtheVet's home page

How Busy Is My HealtheVet?

From the number of Secure Messages sent, to the number of My HealtheVet users, and even the number of refills requested, you'll find it all on our new My HealtheVet data page, updated every quarter. Learn more.

Learn where you can get your flu shot today!

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