Thursday, July 21, 2016

HEALTH VET UPDATE*********21 JULY 2016

My HealtheVet Update | July 21, 2016


Aging Well — The 5 Things You Can Do To Stay Happy and Healthy

Staying happy and healthy are two very important factors of aging well. Though it may seem like a challenge at times, there are some simple tips that you can use to ensure that your health and happiness remain a priority. From exercising to help reduce your risk of arthritis, stroke, and more, to eating well and visiting your doctor regularly, it is possible to age well.  Check out My HealtheVet’s five tips to keep your health in check so you can stay happy and healthy. Learn More.

Coming Soon to My HealtheVet

We will soon be asking random subscribers of our newsletter to try the new, enhanced version of My HealtheVet. We are making changes to our website and would like a few thousand Veterans to try it. Once we’ve tested these changes, we’ll open the enhanced system to all Veterans. The enhanced site will have a sharper look, with clearer labels and easier access on your favorite mobile devices.

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day

Thursday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. Hepatitis is a viral illness that causes damage to the liver, among many other symptoms. While some strains of the illness have potential for going away with appropriate treatment, others can lead to long term damage and issues including cancer. It is important to be tested for hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day focuses on the prevention of viral hepatitis to raise awareness among Veterans, the general public, and patients who currently have hepatitis. Learn more about hepatitis and the resources available to you.

Living Well with Diabetes

When you have diabetes, your body has trouble using energy from the food you eat. That means that controlling the level of sugar in your bloodstream is the key to managing your diabetes.  It also means you will be making many changes in your life. You’ll be eating healthier, exercising more and know how to respond to sugar level changes. It can be challenging, but you can be successful in managing your health. There are an abundance of health resources at your fingertips through the Veterans Health Library diabetes resources.

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