Monday, October 14, 2019

Shingles Prevention, Non-VA Care, Using Multiple Prescriptions, and more

Shingles Prevention and Treatment | Non-VA Care | Yoga | Prescriptions | Flu Shot | PTSD Coach | Healthy Eating | Breast Cancer Awareness

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Mammograms Can Save Your Life

A Veteran receiving mammogram

How My HealtheVet can help

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect reminder to get your mammogram. Most women Veterans receive mammograms through VA. Discover more about mammograms and how VA and My HealtheVet can help. Learn more.
Veteran and health care provider participating in a video chat

Do You Know the MISSION Act?

The MISSION Act of 2018 strengthens and enhances VA's ability to deliver the best care and services to you at VA sites and in the community. It helps VA deliver trusted, easy-to-access, high-quality care at VA facilities, virtually through telehealth, and in your community. That means you get the care and services you need, where and when you need them. Learn more.
Veterans practicing yoga

Six Ways Yoga Can Help You

Yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Yoga was developed thousands of years ago in India as a system of well-being, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Discover how you can start practicing yoga with help from VA. Learn more.
A Veteran receiving his shingles vaccination

Avoid the Pain of Shingles

Did you know that anyone who has recovered from chickenpox can develop shingles? Shingles is a painful infection that should be treated immediately. Quick treatment with an antiviral drug decreases the severity and length of time of acute pain. Learn more.
Veteran checking dates on prescriptions

Am I on Too Many Medications?

If you're one of the millions of Veterans with multiple conditions, you may be taking more medications than needed. Taking too many prescription medications can be risky. Team up with your health care provider and find out what medications you need. Learn more.
Veteran getting a flu shot

It's Time: Roll Up Your Sleeve

This is it: the first of many reminders about your annual flu shot. Flu season usually starts in October and peaks between December and February. The vaccine takes some time to kick in, which is why it always feels like everyone starts talking about flu shots as soon as summer ends. Learn more.
Veterans cooking fresh vegetables

Fall into Healthy Eating Habits

Between Halloween's candy jar and upcoming holiday dinners, it's easy to gain weight. Adopting healthy eating habits this fall can reduce your risk of gaining weight and increase your energy to go trick-or-treating. Learn more.
Veteran using PTSD Coach on mobile phone

PTSD: Help is at Your Fingertips

When you need more support managing PTSD, help from your smartphone can make all the difference. PTSD Coach, a mobile app for your iPhone, can show you relaxation and anger management skills all from the palm of your hand. Learn more.

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