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  • New Peer-Support Service Launches

    The DoD “BeThere” peer support call and outreach center is staffed by peers who are veteran service members and family members of veterans, and aims to provide support for everyday problem-solving of career and general life challenges.
  • Tobacco Cessation Program helps kick the habit

    With the holidays approaching, stress usually follows.  When some people get stressed out, tobacco can be a means for escape.  The tobacco cessation program, located at the base clinic, is in place to help Airmen or family members kick the habit.   Kirk Clark, 341st Medical Group health promotion coordinator, says his version of tobacco cessation
  • Air Force medical leaders gather to discuss the future of healthcare

    This week, the Air Force Medical Service is hosting a Senior Leadership Workshop for medical leaders at the National Conference Center in Leesburg. Close to 400 officers and noncommissioned officers will gather to discuss ideas and share observations related to the theme of “Air Force Medicine in Action – Powering Health and Performance.” The
  • Controlling Portion Sizes

    Thanksgiving will be here soon, and with it the temptations that come with everyone's favorite dishes. So as we gather with friends and family to celebrate, we should be mindful of portion sizes. Prediabetes puts people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  It has been estimated that without weight loss and moderate
  • Be Aware of Bullying This Month

    October is Bullying Prevention Month and TRICARE wants you to be aware of resources available to you. Does your child have frequent headaches and stomach aches, especially on school days? It may not be a sign of physical illness. It might be a sign that your child is being bullied. Some other signs of bullying include trouble sleeping, lower grades
  • A healthy lifestyle lowers your risk of getting breast cancer

    Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women behind skin cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Approximately 13% percent of women will get breast cancer during their lives. It’s also the second leading cause of death by cancer for women behind lung cancer. So not only is it fairly common, it can also be
  • Part II: The Cure

    The Mulumba family faces a new challenge in their battle with Sickle-cell.
  • TRICARE to Expand Preventive Service Coverage

    TRICARE has always had excellent coverage of important preventive services and we are making it better.  TRICARE is adding preventive services to ensure our preventive services are aligned with recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) guidelines.
  • Part I: The fear of hopelessness

    Part 1 of 3: This is a feature series about the challenges Maj. Lukiah Mulumba and her family faced during their battle with Sickle-cell disease.
  • Flu Season: 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 for some people it can be deadly. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone six months and