Wednesday, May 22, 2019

My HealtheVet Update | May 22, 2019

Rx Mistakes | Hearing Aids | Arthritis | Asthma Basics | Sun-Safe Summer | Easier Appointments | Lab Test Results

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Update: May 22, 2019

How to Avoid Prescription Refill Mistakes

Senior couple ordering medication refills online

Best steps when refilling VA prescriptions

Millions of Veterans manage their VA prescription refills with My HealtheVet every year. If you're one of them, it's okay if you've gotten confused a time or two. You can better navigate the pharmacy section by avoiding some common hiccups. Learn more.
Hearing Exam

Turn Up the Volume: Help for Hearing

The most common service-related medical issue may surprise you: hearing loss. Most of the hearing loss among Veterans is from noise exposure to gunfire, aircraft, tanks, and bombs. One way VA helps Veterans with hearing problems is by providing no-cost hearing aids. Learn more.
Veterans working out

Exercise Safely with Arthritis

Working out with arthritis can be tough. But physical activity keeps your muscles strong and can increase your range of motion. Not exercising regularly can make your muscles weak and can add to the pain and stiffness of arthritis. The key to exercising with arthritis is to find the right physical activity for you. Learn more.
Veteran applying sunscreen

Are You Protected Against Skin Cancer?

Summer is the time to kick back, relax, and enjoy being outside, but your time in the sun comes with a serious risk: skin cancer. You can enjoy outdoor activities, but everyone needs sunscreen, a hat, or frequent breaks from the sun's rays. Prevent skin cancer today. Learn more.
Lab test tubes of blood

Three Ways to Check Your VA Lab Tests

You may have more questions than answers when viewing your lab tests results. My HealtheVet is here to help you understand how to read your results because they play an important role in your health and health care. Learn more.
Grandfather and grandson playing on grass

Take a Deep Breath: Asthma Basics

Spring means spending more time outdoors, bike riding, gardening, and barbecues. People with mild asthma may find that when humidity levels and temperatures soar, their asthma symptoms begin to act up. By knowing the causes of your asthma, even those with the most sensitive noses and lungs can enjoy summer activities. Learn more.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1). Learn more.
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