My HealtheVet Update | October 26, 2016


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Improving Diabetes Management While Increasing Access


My HealtheVet’s Secure Messaging feature is paving the way for improvements in patient care. A new pilot program was recently launched that trains patients with diabetes on how to track their blood sugar levels. It also teaches them how to update their health care providers on their glucose levels through Secure Messages. With increased access, Veterans are able to receive updates and assistance at a great distance. Learn how Veterans can take control of  diabetes management and increasing  access to health care. Read more.

Update Your My HealtheVet Favorites and Bookmarks 


My HealtheVet has recently made a lot of changes. You will need to update your browser's Favorites or Bookmarks. To find the correct page you are looking for, try using selections from the My HealtheVet’s red navigation bar, or use the site search tool in the upper right corner.

What Can You Do to Prevent or Stop Intimate Partner Violence?


One in three women and one in four men will experience Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence in their lifetimes. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can be physical, emotional, sexual, and/or financial, and can occur in heterosexual, LGBTQ, cohabitating and dating relationships. IPV knows no relationship boundaries. If you are a female Veteran and need information or resources about intimate partner violence or if you need help with any other women’s health issue, please visit or call 1.855.VA.WOMEN. Read more.

Stop Smoking: Make Your Quit Plan Today

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It's been said before but it's true—you can quit smoking. Veterans who smoke are encouraged to quit or start working on their quit plan. Such a plan helps you approach quitting and minimize your stress during this time. Develop your plan to quit today using the interactive Build Your Quit Plan tool. By using this tool, you can create a printable personalized quit plan. You can also learn about numerous quit resources available at VA and at

Breast Cancer Awareness: Understanding Your Test Results

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As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, it is important to remember what you can do year round. Understanding your biopsy results will help reduce stress during a difficult time, and could also help your recovery moving forward. Many benign lumps need no care at all. If a lump is malignant, you will have many things to think about. The good news is that more treatment options exist now than ever before. Learn more about your biopsy results and treatment options.  Read more.

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