My HealtheVet Update | March 11, 2020

Stay Home and Phone

Veteran calling his doctor, instead of going to the ER

Skip the ER, use VA Video Connect

Got a fever, cold, cough, or flu-like symptoms? Are you worried that you have a viral illness? Sometimes the last thing you want to do is to get out of the house to see the doctor, potentially exposing yourself (and others) to more potential bugs and viruses. Learn how you can use VA Video Connect to talk to your doctor.

Veteran and partner talking to the doctor about colon cancer

Checking for Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer is scary. In many cases, it might not even show any symptoms. But the good news: early screening can lead to early detection and save your life. Learn more.

Veteran exercising

Weight Loss: Success Stories

You can reduce health risks and improve your quality of life with MOVE! More than 50,000 Veterans are using MOVE! Discover three stories from Veterans who have seen success. Learn more.

Veteran reading menu for smart options

Eating 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. If you're diabetic, use these tips to enjoy eating out. Learn more.

Doctor examining a patient for tender points

Challenges of Fibromyalgia

If you live with fibromyalgia, you know it's tough. Fibromyalgia is a presumptive illness for Gulf War Veterans. Understanding the symptoms can help with a diagnosis. Learn more.

Veteran talking to her doctor about possible health risks

Women: Prevent Top Threats

Women's health risks change over time. What was a concern at thirty may not necessarily be a concern at fifty, sixty, or older. Remind yourself of a few top health threats. Learn more.

Veteran researches travel reimbursement offered by VA

Travel Pay: Are you Eligible?

Traveling to your next appointment may be easier with the Beneficiary Travel program. Eligible Veterans can receive travel costs related to VA health services. Learn more.

Veteran research the Open Burn Pit Registry

Open Burn Pit Registry

It's normal to have health concerns because of your time overseas. VA created the Open Burn Pit Registry to help Veterans document exposures and report health issues. Learn more.

Find where you can get a flu shot

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