Healthy Living Archives

12/5/2016 Webinar to Discuss TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about tax reporting and the Patient Protection and...
11/30/2016 Get Cyberfit Before Shopping Online This Year Every year, more and more holiday shopping happens online. We’re also seeing more cybercrime as criminals try to steal personal...
11/22/2016 TRICARE Reminds Beneficiaries: Protect Your Personal Information Don’t wait for fraud against TRICARE beneficiaries to be in the news. Always protect your personal information!  Whether you’re active...
11/14/2016 Controlling Portion Sizes Thanksgiving will be here soon, and with it the temptations that come with everyone's favorite dishes. So as we gather...
11/2/2016 With the Freedom Quitline, Quitting Smoking Is Just a Phone Call Away Quitting smoking never seems to make it onto our calendars. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
11/1/2016 The Importance of Health Literacy Health literacy means how well you understand your basic health information and services available to you. According to Health.gov, nearly...
10/28/2016 Staying Safe on Halloween Halloween is just around the corner, and you may be planning to go trick-or-treating with your children. The following health...
10/6/2016 Don’t Get Sick, Get Stuck Every year in the early fall, flu season begins again. The flu makes most people feel sick and miserable, but...
9/28/2016 Join us for a Facebook Town Hall on Women’s Health October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time when we encourage women to make time for screening and early...
9/16/2016 What’s Your Plan for a Disaster? Tropical storms, hurricanes, floods, cyber threats – there is no shortage of things that can go wrong. However, there is...
9/14/2016 What You Should Know About Your Cholesterol September is Cholesterol Education Month. Cholesterol plays an important role in your heart’s health but unfortunately, the Centers for Disease...
9/1/2016 It’s Healthy Aging Week, TRICARE Wants You to Live Well According to the Centers for Disease Control, 45 million adults in the United States are 65 or older. By 2050,...
8/29/2016 Medicare and TRICARE: How to Keep Your TRICARE Coverage By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four...
8/24/2016 Missing Appointments Wastes Time and Money It has happened to many of us. We call and set up an appointment with our doctor.  We even write...
8/18/2016 Make Sure Your Children’s Eyes Are Developing Properly August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Children have several common eye problems. Being aware of them will help...
8/16/2016 Make Device Security a Part of Your Fitness Routine You eat right and exercise to make sure your body is fit. But do you take time to check the...
8/4/2016 Watch for Signs of Medical Identity Theft Did you know that health care is the number one target, nearly as much as retail, finance, and banking combined, for...
7/29/2016 Summer Time is a Great Time for Healthier Eating During the summer, many people spend more time outside whether on vacation or just enjoying the sun. Don’t let this...
7/8/2016 TRICARE Offers Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites this Summer The American Mosquito Control Association reports that over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. This summer,...
7/7/2016 TRICARE Webinar to Cover Eligibility Requirements for Former Spouses TRICARE and Military OneSource will host a webinar about TRICARE Eligibility after Divorce on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 12:00 p.m....
7/6/2016 Grill Up Food Safety this Summer According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food...
6/30/2016 TRICARE Reminds Beneficiaries: Protect Your Personal Information Fraud against TRICARE beneficiaries is in the news. Protecting your personal information is vital to your privacy, and prevents abuse...
6/29/2016 Call Your Regional Contractor First when Getting Specialty Care TRICARE beneficiaries with special needs or a serious illness or injury have several resources available for help. Your care is...
6/24/2016 Make Sure Your #MilKid Has Access to Care If you have a new baby or have adopted a child, take the necessary steps to give your child access...
6/16/2016 Living Your Ideal Lifestyle is at the Core of the Free Smoking Cessation Program Are you living your ideal lifestyle? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. It can be tough to make...
5/6/2016 National Women’s Health Week: Make Time to Stay Healthy In this world of busy days trying to balance work and family life, many women still don’t take time to...
3/30/2016 Getting Care When Traveling Are you on Spring Break or preparing for vacation? Either way, you should know how to get medical or dental...
3/21/2016 A New Study for TRICARE Beneficiaries is Helping Smokers Kick the Habit Have you tried everything to quit smoking? TRICARE beneficiaries now have a new resource to help them called the Freedom Smoking...
3/10/2016 Dedicate Yourself to Healthy Eating this National Nutrition Month Who would ever play the games Rate Your Plate or Nutrition Sudoku? Anyone who wants to learn how to eat...
3/4/2016 TRICARE to Host Zika Webinar As a TRICARE beneficiary, you may have questions about Zika virus, especially if you’ve recently traveled to a Zika-affected area....
2/9/2016 Get Heart Healthy with TRICARE For individuals already living with heart disease, you know maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle is key to both improving health...
1/22/2016 Be Prepared and Stay Safe During Extreme Winter Weather As you prepare for winter weather, make sure you and your family know how to safeguard yourself from cold temperatures,...
1/8/2016 New Year New You Webinar A new year offers a fresh perspective on the year that you won’t have any other time. The American Psychological...
12/22/2015 Spread Cheer Not Flu Germs this Holiday Season This time of year, people are out and about spreading holiday cheer – and their germs. During the holidays, many...
12/17/2015 Enhanced Features Available on Overseas Secure Claims Portal International SOS and WPS Military and Veterans Health, the TOP Claims Processor, have re-launched the secure claims portal for overseas...
12/11/2015 Take TRICARE with You As You Travel over the Holidays Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and...
12/10/2015 Handwashing: The Do-It-Yourself Vaccine Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading...
10/5/2015 Prior Authorization Allows Custom Care Healthcare is rarely one size fits all. The TRICARE benefit is designed to ensure that all covered care is safe,...
10/1/2015 October is Women’s Health Month Each October, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making your health a priority...
9/29/2015 Webinar to Discuss Women’s Health This month, the Military Health System is emphasizing the importance of women’s health. TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a...
9/23/2015 Fight Childhood Obesity One Pound at a Time Too many children are overweight in this country. Stopping obesity in children decreases their risk of illness and disease when...
8/25/2015 Make Sure You’re Ready When Severe Weather Strikes Two months into hurricane season without any major activity can make you forget how important it is to properly plan...
8/10/2015 Fight Disease Before it Starts This month, the Military Health System is emphasizing preventive care. TRICARE wants you to know about your preventive care benefits...
8/5/2015 Protect Yourself from Summer Bites After a fun day at the pool or just being with friends, nothing can ruin the day like an annoying...
7/31/2015 Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week in many health and preventive health circles. Research has...
7/23/2015 Get Answers to Your Medication Questions Have you ever picked up a prescription, got home and realized you had a question? Maybe you had a headache...
7/9/2015 Summer Time Is a Great Time to Fight Childhood Obesity With most children on summer vacation, parents may want to take this opportunity to ensure their children are getting adequate...
7/8/2015 TRICARE Safety Series: Use a Full Sunscreen Regimen for Full Protection As the summer sun continues to shine down on us, we need to remain vigilant against sun damage. Knowing the...
7/6/2015 Prepare for Tax Season Now, Register Your Family in DEERS When you register in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), you provide information necessary for you and your family...
6/30/2015 Military Health System Health Innovations Webinar TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to discuss new health innovations developed to enhance the lives of service...
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...

Last Updated 12/15/2015