My HealtheVet Update | September 25, 2019



Tackle Aging | Hearing Aids | Online Scheduling | Brain Health | Spine Injury | Prevent STIs

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Tackle the Changes of Aging

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What's 'normal' aging?

It's no secret that age comes with gray hair and wrinkles. Everyone ages differently, but you have a lot of say in how you feel as you grow older. Take steps now to improve your health and delay or lessen these changes. Learn more.
A Veteran having her ears checked at VA medical center

Hearing Loss: How VA Can Help

There are over 1.1 million Veterans who receive compensation for hearing loss. Most of the hearing loss among Veterans is the result of noise exposure from gunfire, aircraft, tanks, and bombs. VA can provide hearing aids and support to eligible Veterans at no cost. Learn more.
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Easier VA Appointments

Sometimes making and managing appointments to fit your schedule can be tough. VA Online Scheduling can make the process easier for you from start to finish. Conveniently request your VA appointments through your smartphone, computer, or iPad. Learn more.
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Boost Brain Health After TBI

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), everyone's brain heals differently. Most TBI symptoms improve with time, and there are ways you can actively care for your brain's health. VA has tips to improve your cognitive health. Learn more.
Veteran reading materials after arriving home from SCI

Living with Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can cause reduced feeling and movement in parts of the body. Leaving a hospital or rehab facility after your injury takes a lot of planning. The goal is to help you prepare for a living situation that gives you support and independence. Learn more.
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Know You're Safe from STIs

Sexually Transmitted Infections, commonly known as STIs, are infections caused by having sex with someone infected with an STI. You can be tested at any VA facility. Be safe and learn how to prevent STIs.

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