My HealtheVet Update — March 14, 2018



Secure Messaging Changes: Sleeker, Easier to Use

Secure Messaging has been enhanced to improve your online experience. It has a cleaner look, and it’s now easier to accomplish tasks. If you’re a VA patient and Premium user of My HealtheVet, you already know that you can read messages from your doctors, ask your therapist questions, inquire about a getting a new referral or even get notifications that you have an unread message. Now a redesigned Secure Messaging helps you with a leaner, cleaner look. Learn more.


Veterans Can Now Schedule Appointments Online

Have you scheduled your first online appointment through My HealtheVet yet? Veterans at more than 100 VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country are now able to request or schedule appointments online through My HealtheVet. This easy tool allows veterans to self-schedule or cancel many types of their VA appointments. Learn more.


Power Lunch: Tips to Eating Better

Is lunch your most overlooked meal of the day? On a tight schedule, it’s tempting to skip or grab fast food for lunch. These quick fixes can lead to obesity as well as reduced energy and focus. With a little bit of planning, you can enjoy a tasty meal if you’re at home, on the go or at work. VA has ten easy tips to power up your lunch without the midday food coma. Learn more.


Springtime is Flood Time. Prepare Yourself

As we trade our winter coats for light jackets, it is time to prepare for spring’s unpredictable weather. With many U.S. states facing potential floods and tornados, it’s advisable that you get all your health care needs ready before you find yourself in an emergency in which you have to evacuate. My HealtheVet offers many useful tools to help Veterans and their families plan for what they may need to stay safe, healthy, and informed this spring season. Learn more.


Colon and Rectal Cancer: Have You Been Checked?

What is colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer? What are the symptoms? How can you prevent colorectal cancer? All adult men and women are at risk of developing colorectal cancer. We have a list of commonly asked questions and straightforward answers to help you prepare to discuss a possible screening with your doctor. Learn more.

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