My HealtheVet Update | April 12, 2017

April 12

Alcohol Abuse: Getting Help Can be a Family Affair 

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Do you drink more than you should? Does someone in your family? Both Veterans and their family members face many changes when a Servicemember returns home or leaves the military. Many of these changes can pose challenges that lead to alcohol abuse. Recognizing a drinking problem is not always easy. Learn more.


Healthy Foods to Eat When You Have Irritable Bowel or Crohn's Disease


Sometimes called 'spastic colon,' Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition. People who have IBS have digestive tracts that react abnormally to certain foods or to stress. Smoking, stress, the foods you eat, and more can cause symptoms of IBS, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Making healthy food choices can be important for managing your IBS. Learn more.

Short of Breath? Difficulty Breathing? It Could be COPD


Did you know that Veterans are at a higher risk of having COPD than those in the general US population? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a combination of ongoing conditions that affect your lungs and breathing. Shortness of breath may be what prompts you to see the doctor, but in many cases, COPD progresses for years without obvious symptoms. Learn more.

Did You Know? Track Your Allergies in 'Health History'


Allergies can be uncomfortable to live with. A list of your seasonal allergies, food allergies and medication allergies can become a long list to manage. Luckily, My HealtheVet has a solution to help you keep track of your allergies. Learn more

Update Your Health Insurance Info Online and at Your Next Appointment

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My HealtheVet can be your personal health record keeper. It can include important contact information like important telephone numbers or email addresses. It is important to keep your health insurance information up-to-date, and remember to bring it with you to your next appointment. Log in today and update your insurance information through the Get Care page of My HealtheVet under My Coverage.


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