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View of the redesigned website.We’ve Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. We think you’ll find it easy-to-use, functional, and organized around the information you need.
Illustration with words healthy living and Quit Tobacco on itWhy Should You Be Tobacco Free?
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and protect your family’s health. If you are using tobacco, the VA can help you quit.
Two Veterans TalkingVA Hires Veterans to serve Veterans
Patterson, a medical doctor and Veteran that receives his care at VA, thinks My HealtheVet helps VA health care teams and Veterans better partner. Mr. Westveer and Dr. Patterson like that My HealtheVet puts tools for healthy living in their own hands.
My HealtheVet graphicVA Prescriptions Through My HealtheVet
With two clicks of the computer mouse, VA Prescriptions can be filled. Registering for My HealtheVet will eliminate minutes spent waiting on the telephone to refill VA Prescriptions and time spent gathering up medicine bottles to punch each prescription number into the phone.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Wheelchair basketball gameVeterans Compete in National Wheelchair Games
For Veterans with physical disabilities, the National Wheelchair Games help Veterans become aware of their abilities and potential. And there is a great spirit of healthy activity and camaraderie.
A member of the VA Central California Health Care Systems Hepatitis C Clinic approaches a      homeless persons tent in Fresno, Calif. Getting homeless Veterans tested for Hepatitis C
Jennifer Siilata is a VA clinical pharmacist and she knows how dangerous the Hep C virus is if left untreated. She knows it is curable. Her goal? Find high-risk homeless Veterans and get them tested.
Golden Triangle Performance Ensemble entertains Pittsburgh Veterans after parade around campusPittsburgh Veterans Celebrate the Fourth of July
Independence Day parade at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center honors Veterans living in the Community Living Center. Third year for performers who call it the “highlight of their year.”
Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.

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