Healthy Living Archives

6/18/2015 World Sickle Cell Day: Be Aware, Take Action Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects millions of adults and children around the world. June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness...
6/17/2015 TRICARE Safety Series: Be Safe in the Sun Spring is here and temperatures are rising. As you and your loved ones spend more time in the sun, be...
6/15/2015 Play It Safe in the Water this Summer When temperatures peak, heading for the nearest lake or pool is a fast and fun way to cool down. Unfortunately,...
6/2/2015 Hurricane Preparedness: The Time is Now The National Weather Service National Hurricane Center is working to make sure you and your families have the information you...
6/1/2015 Encourage the Men in Your Life this Men’s Health Month Celebrated every June, Men’s Health Month promotes awareness, prevention and education of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and...
5/27/2015 TRICARE Tools to Help You Learn About Your Benefit Your health care benefit gives you and your family security in knowing you can receive health care when you need...
5/22/2015 National Senior Health & Fitness Day® This year marks the 22nd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Always set for the last Wednesday in May,...
5/15/2015 Celebrate National Women’s Health Week National Women’s Health Week starts each year on Mother’s Day and encourages women to take steps to improve their health....
5/14/2015 Join TRICARE in Supporting Mental Wellness During Mental Health Awareness Month Mental health care is an important yearlong priority for the Military Health System (MHS). While we always encourage our beneficiaries...
4/16/2015 TRICARE Offers Help for Alcohol Abuse Everything in moderation rings true for many behaviors. If you use this saying, make sure you apply it when you...
4/13/2015 Salute Military Children During the Month of the Military Child In April, the military community comes together to highlight the contributions, bravery and patriotism of its youngest members.  The Month...
4/9/2015 It’s the Month of the Military Child! Continue to Give Kids a Smile We know that Children’s Dental Health Month is in February, but teaching kids healthy oral care can be done all...
3/24/2015 Partnering with Parents to Prevent Pediatric Brain Injury Parents are the first line of defense in preventing brain injury in their children. Many parents are aware that the use...
3/23/2015 Take the Risk Test for American Diabetes Association Alert Day® American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the diabetes risk test...
3/18/2015 TRICARE to Support Operation Live Well in #UltimateFamily Twitter Chat More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are obese or overweight. This puts nearly one third...
3/18/2015 Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launches a nutrition and education campaign to encourage you to make informed...
3/6/2015 Spring Forward but Stay Rested This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. It’s no coincidence that it happens the week before we “spring forward” into...
2/19/2015 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE Dental Options for Children TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about TRICARE Dental Options, with an emphasis on...
2/10/2015 The Lights Are Out and Everybody’s Home: Now What? Winter weather can be beautiful to behold as you look out at the billows of snow and twinkling ice crystals....
2/5/2015 Raise Awareness about Heart Disease and Stroke this Wear Red Day Women are powerful, smart, strong – and dying of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association reports that 1...
1/28/2015 Are You Ready for Winter? TRICARE Shares Safety Tips for the Season For many, the winter season brings family, merriment and perhaps even some chestnuts roasting on an open fire. It’s easy...
1/21/2015 Webinar to Highlight the Operation Live Well Initiative The Department of Defense wants to improve the health and wellness of the entire defense community. In an effort bring...
1/7/2015 Healthy Weight Week: It’s Not What You Think When most people hear the term healthy weight, they immediately think of the D-word - yes, diet. However, Healthy Weight...
1/5/2015 New Year New You: It’s Time to Put Your Best Foot Forward The start of a new year brings fresh starts, new opportunities, new goals and new dreams. This year, TRICARE in...
12/29/2014 New Year New You: Be Stress Free in 2015 TRICARE, Operation Live Well and Military OneSource are hosting a webinar to provide TRICARE beneficiaries and the military community at-large...
12/17/2014 Stay Healthy this Winter by Washing Your Hands One of the easiest, least expensive ways to stay healthy is often one of the most overlooked. Avoiding the common...
12/15/2014 Thinking About Urgent Care? The Nurse Advice Line Can Help When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or...
12/4/2014 Transitioning Active Duty Service Members Get More Time to Access MilConnect TRICARE sponsors, spouses, and their dependent children 18 years and older have access to their personal information, health care enrollments,...
11/19/2014 Holiday Travel Just Got Easier with TRICARE’s Nurse Advice Line The holidays are here TRICARE beneficiaries! As you go over the river and through the woods to visit friends and...
11/7/2014 Diabetes: Increase Your Awareness, Decrease Your Risks When blood glucose levels rise and remain outside of the normal range, you can develop a disease called diabetes. Diabetes...
11/6/2014 Save Yourself Time & Money! Share or Update Your Other Health Insurance with TRICARE Navigating your health benefits can be tricky. It gets even more complex when you have more than one health plan....
10/24/2014 Have Health Concerns While Traveling? Call the Nurse Advice Line Wherever You Are The leaves are turning orange and red, and it’s time to store the flip-flops and tank tops, but that doesn’t...
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...

Last Updated 1/8/2013