Healthy Living Archives

10/21/2014 Don’t Get Caught Off Guard: There’s Still Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season There is more than a month left of hurricane season; make sure you stay aware and prepared so that you’re...
10/17/2014 Nationwide Telephone Scam Affecting TRICARE Beneficiaries TRICARE beneficiaries need to be aware of a telephone scam affecting beneficiaries over 65 and on Medicare nationwide. A caller...
10/17/2014 Breast Cancer: Early Detection is Key October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in...
10/14/2014 Join Us in Promoting Mental Health Mental health care is an important priority of the Military Health System. Education about mental illness and available mental health...
9/22/2014 As Temperatures Drop, Vaccinations Soar To prepare for the fall school year and the holiday season, TRICARE beneficiaries can protect their families by using TRICARE’s...
9/12/2014 TRICARE Shines a Light on Suicide Prevention Awareness during National Suicide Prevention Month Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans, and military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths...
9/9/2014 Vaccinations: Protection from Infancy to Adulthood Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time...
8/29/2014 Children’s Eye Health and Safety There’s nothing worse than hearing a bloodcurdling scream from a child, a clear indicator that something is wrong and worse...
8/28/2014 Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line this Back to School Season! During and after back-to-school season, parents have many ‘to-do’ items. As you prepare to send your children back to school,...
6/25/2014 When Temperatures Heat Up, Stay Cool and Stay Safe When the weather heats up, both adults and children head outside. Long lazy days in the water or short summer...
6/17/2014 TRICARE Honors Men’s Health Month This June shift your focus towards raising the awareness of men’s health issues, and celebrate the men in your life...
6/3/2014 We’re not in Kansas Anymore: What we can learn about Disaster Awareness from Dorothy The chance of coming across lions, tigers or bears is low for many of us, but being in the middle...
5/23/2014 Women’s Health Issues: TRICARE’s Got Them Covered As the summer approaches, we tend to look toward traveling and vacations and health care is far from our minds....
5/6/2014 Early Childhood Development Guidelines Keep Parents and Kids on Track This month, many organizations offer tips for caregivers and their children. From keeping kids active to feeding them properly, there...
4/15/2014 Raise Alcohol Awareness with TRICARE A glass of wine after work or a cold beer during the game can be nice in moderation, but excessive...
4/3/2014 Stay Alert During Natural Disasters with TRICARE The recent earthquakes in California and Chile are a reminder that earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters are serious dangers to...
4/3/2014 Month of the Military Child Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war,...
3/31/2014 Endometriosis Awareness Month More than 5 million women are affected by endometriosis in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Health...
3/27/2014 TRICARE Young Adult Offers a Variety of Healthcare Options for Young Adults TRICARE is proud to have met and exceeded most of the national health reform provisions before the law was passed,...
3/25/2014 Type 2 Diabetes: Know the Risks this Alert Day Tuesday, March 25, 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries can participate in Diabetes Alert Day, and learn if they are at risk for...
3/19/2014 Commit to Quit Tobacco for National Kick Butts Day Say no to tobacco this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 for Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts day is a national day...
3/12/2014 March is National Nutrition Month A major part of living healthy is eating the right kinds of food to give your body the essential nutrients...
2/26/2014 The ER or Urgent Care: Making the Decision When we’re in pain or sick, we’re anxious and it can be hard to think straight. We want relief as...
2/25/2014 Focus on Heart Health this February with TRICARE February is largely recognized for its relationship to Cupid and Valentine’s Day. However, February is also American Heart Month and...
2/21/2014 TRICARE Beneficiaries: Pitch the Dip for the Great American Spit Out! Smokeless tobacco use in the military is currently at a rate of 12.8 percent. That is 10 percent higher than...
2/20/2014 Breastfeeding Provides Real Health Benefits Breastfeeding is special for so many reasons. TRICARE supports healthy behavior and breastfeeding has health benefits not only for the...
12/31/2013 Preventive Care for a Healthy, Happy New Year As we count down to 2014, a popular trend is to make New Year’s resolutions. Some resolutions are physical, like...
12/24/2013 Avoid the Flu and Don’t Miss Out on Holiday Fun When it’s cold outside and holiday spirit is in the air, so are germs. Many people neglect their health and...
11/27/2013 Stay Healthy this Thanksgiving: Turkey Safety Tips Turkey is a Thanksgiving staple, but many people are anxious about preparing their turkey. Knowing how to safely thaw, prepare,...
11/29/2013 November is Diabetes Awareness Month: Learn the Facts It is estimated that nearly 26 million Americans – more than 8 percent of the population – have diabetes and...
11/19/2013 Great American Smokeout: One Day Starts Today! Every year, on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout (GASO) challenges tobacco users to kick the habit...
11/12/2013 The Patient’s Role in Patient Care When it comes to health care, many perceive doctors as having the final word when it comes to managing their...
11/8/2013 TRICARE Salutes Veterans Day All Year Long With Ongoing Preventive Care Veterans Day is a special day set aside for America to show its support and respect to the men and...
11/1/2013 It’s November: Get your Flu Vaccine Each year, flu season affects millions of men, women and children. Flu season began in October, so this is the...
10/18/2013 Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet: Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan have a safe and easy way to dispose of...
10/16/2013 Connect to TRICARE in a Mobile World We live in an increasingly mobile world, with more and more people possessing technology that allows them to use the...
10/11/2013 Two Months Left in Hurricane Season: Don’t Let Your Guard Down Knowing the halfway point of the 2013 hurricane season is in the rearview mirror with no major hurricane activity –...
10/10/2013 Mental Health Highlighted during Mental Illness Awareness Week In an effort to raise awareness about mental health, this week, Oct. 6-12, 2013, is observed as National Mental Illness...
9/27/2013 Childhood Obesity: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference Chubby little cheeks and pudgy legs are cute and healthy on babies. But in recent years, fewer babies are losing...
8/16/2013 Taste the Rainbow of Flavors for Healthy Eating At some point in our lives, almost everyone considers ways to improve their diet to improve overall health. Maybe the...
8/15/2013 TRICARE Immunizations and Physicals Help Parents and Children Get Ready for School The sun is setting on summer fun and thoughts are turning toward a new school year.  TRICARE beneficiaries will be...
8/7/2013 Fleas and Ticks and Mosquitoes, Oh My! Avoiding and Treating Bug Bites in the Summer As we approach the end of summer, many will try to enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather and...
6/26/2013 Protect Against Skin Cancer this Summer Season Spending time outdoors is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather and get exercise. Blue skies and high temperatures...
6/11/2013 The Doctor Is In: Make Nutrition Work for You LCDR Andrew Plummer, MD, MPH Chief, Population Health Branch, TMA Most people have heard the consistent drum beat about how to lose...
6/3/2013 Summer Trips to the Dentist Summertime brings many things to mind, like picnics at the beach or sunning by the pool, but rarely trips to...
5/29/2013 New Diet can be Path to Heart Health Recent and growing scientific research suggests that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, known as...
5/23/2013 Summer Fun Means Sun and Vacation Safety For many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of summer. There are backyard barbecues, road trips to the beach...
5/21/2013 Reaping the Benefits of Physical Activity For many people life is busy with work and family obligations, and finding the time and motivation to exercise can...
4/12/2013 Salk Vaccine Ended Polio Threat; TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Vaccine Program Makes Immunizations Easy April 12 marks 57 years since Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the vaccine to protect against polio. Polio had a devastating...
3/26/2013 Prevent Type 2 Diabetes on Alert Day and Beyond By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity March 26 is American Diabetes Alert Day. It is a reminder to millions of Americans that...
3/21/2013 What Does Your Plate Look Like? By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity What good is eating a well-balanced meal? There are many reasons good nutrition matters. Eating a...
2/14/2013 Begin a Heart Healthy Lifestyle for American Heart Month By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity Many people associate February with Valentine’s Day and matters of the heart. As it turns out,...
2/11/2013 Teach Children to Love Their Teeth By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity Show children how to love their teeth this month and all year long. During National Children’s...
1/14/2013 Get Your Flu Shot Today: It's Not Too Late to be Protected Against This Season's Flu By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity This year’s flu season is off to a fast start. The Centers for Disease Control and...
1/8/2013 Step into the New Year with Scheduled Screenings By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity TRICARE beneficiaries should make time to get preventive health screenings starting in the New Year. All...
1/2/2013 Prevent Cervical Cancer with Annual Test and Vaccine By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and beneficiaries need to know that every woman is at...
12/10/2012 TRICARE Resolves to do the New Year Right The New Year is quickly approaching, and another year means another resolution. TRICARE offers an easy way to jump start...
11/21/2012 Manage Diabetes with TRICARE By: Charlotte Caldwell TRICARE Management Activity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 26 million Americans live...
11/19/2012 Don't Let Conjuctivitis Catch You By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity Conjuncti-what? Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that affects people worldwide. It’s uncomfortable and highly contagious,...
11/15/2012 TRICARE Tackles the Quit Tobacco Challenge, Can You? By: Kristin Shives TRICARE Management Activity Quitting tobacco is hard, but with the right support it can happen. On Nov. 15, the...
11/5/2012 TRICARE to Outline Behavioral Health Care Options in Upcoming Webinar By: Annemarie Felicio TRICARE Management Activity  TRICARE and Military OneSource are teaming up to host a webinar providing an overview of behavioral...

Last Updated 1/8/2013