My HealtheVet Update | June 3, 2020

VA Medical Centers: Moving Forward 

A Veteran and his doctor at a VA medical center wearing masks

As we reopen, your safety is our priority

As VA medical centers begin welcoming back Veterans, we will continue safety measures, including physical distancing, required face coverings, and staff and Veteran screening for signs of COVID-19 infection. Learn more.

A Veteran looking over his medication

Avoid Rx Refill Mistakes

Improve how you navigate the My HealtheVet pharmacy by avoiding these common hiccups. Discover helpful steps to use when refilling your VA prescription. Learn more.

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Protect Against Skin Cancer

Malignant melanoma is a severe type of cancer that is found mostly in the skin. You don't have to stay inside, but there are basic points to follow to avoid skin cancer. Learn more.

A Veteran beginning his quit journey

Smoking: Ways to Quit

Repeated attempts to quit smoking is a normal thing. Find out more about quitting methods from VA and decide which ones might be right for you. Learn more.

A Veteran using VA Video Connect

Telehealth and Pain Relief

Many Veterans use acupuncture to manage pain or even reduce nausea. Telehealth can offer the alternative of acupressure. Learn more.

Recognizing memory problems

Recognize Memory Problems

Not every memory problem is a sign of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Know what normal memory loss is, and what isn't. Learn more.

A Veteran getting his feet checked out by his doctor

Diabetic Nerve Damage

About half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage. It usually develops slowly, sometimes over several decades. Better manage with a few simple reminders.

A Veteran using the Exposure Ed mobile app

Gulf War Illness: Mobile App

Gulf War Veterans may have unexplained illnesses related to their service. To help address your questions, VA offers the Exposure Ed mobile app. Learn more.

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Take Steps to Prevent Falls

Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's an important one. Regular physical activity and getting your eyes checked may reduce your risk of falling. Learn more.

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