Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My HealtheVet Update | February 1, 2017

Show Your Support: Wear Red on Friday

Go Red
Did you know that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year? This year’s National Wear Red observance is the 15th year that millions of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends are making a change for heart health.  Encourage the women in your life to schedule a visit with their doctor to assess their risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn more, and wear your red on Friday, February 3.

What's on Your Super Bowl Menu? Our Picks Are My HealtheVet Approved 

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Whether you're a Patriots fan or a Falcons fan or just a fan of a good game, for many Veterans the Super Bowl is a lot more than football. Much of the fun is cheering with friends and family at Super Bowl parties and a big part of it is seeing the TV commercials. Sometimes, people use the big game as an excuse for engaging in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating, drinking too much, and breaking newly made New Year's resolutions. So be prepared with healthy options on your game day menu. Learn more.

Good News: VA Lowers Medication Copayments

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There's good news for many Veterans receiving prescriptions from VA. As of February 27, 2017, the regulations for copayments will change. The cost to most Veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis to treat non-service connected conditions will be less. VA's goal is to reduce out-of-pocket costs and simplify getting prescriptions to Veterans. This will also benefit Veterans in rural communities, where VA medical centers and local pharmacies may not be close to many Veterans homes. Learn more

Strive for A Healthy Weight

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Do you remember how good it felt being in shape after Basic? Plenty of Veterans do. So if you’ve been feeling like normal activities are tough to get through, or your favorite pants don’t fit quite as well anymore, it’s time to make a change. Your VA Health Care team is ready to help. Learn more

Privacy Policy Update

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My HealtheVet has updated its Privacy Policy. It is now much easier to read and understand, and it includes an explanation of the data that My HealtheVet uses to improve the site. When it comes to privacy and security, VA knows how important both are. Learn 

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