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  • 5 Health Care Checkups for Your Child Before School Starts

    Summer isn’t quite over yet, but it’s almost back-to-school season. For parents, this means that it’s time to make a list of all the things your child needs for the new school year. As you begin to shop for new notebooks, pencils, binders, and clothes, don’t forget your child’s school-related health

  • Ask the Doc: Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion -- what's the difference?

    Dear Doc: During a recent run in the hot weather, I started to feel dizzy and got a headache. Could this be heat exhaustion or heat stroke? Can you please explain the difference between the two so that my buddies and I can learn ways to prevent heat-related injuries in the hot weather?

  • Tips for talking to your kids about current events

    Military families have a unique connection to war, regardless of when or where it occurs. For military children – who know that their parents regularly train, prepare, and deploy for military missions as part of their job – current events can cause stress and anxiety. Streams of media images and

  • TRICARE answers questions about baby formula

    The shortage of baby formula is having an impact on millions of families. This includes military families living in the U.S. and overseas. It’s important you know what TRICARE does and doesn’t cover. Here are a few questions and answers about infant formula coverage to help.

  • 10 TRICARE health care terms you should know

    Have you recently come across a health care term and weren’t quite sure what it meant? It’s OK. Health care coverage is full of terms you may not know. To help you better understand your TRICARE benefit, here’s a list of commonly used health care terms and definitions.

  • Do you need all 4 parts of Medicare for TRICARE For Life?

    Do you have Medicare, or will you soon be eligible to enroll? Medicare has four Parts: A, B, C, and D. It’s important that you understand how each part differs and which parts you’ll need for TRICARE For Life, or TFL.

  • How to prevent, treat traumatic brain injuries

    According to the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence, nearly half a million service members have been diagnosed with a first-time traumatic brain injury, or TBI, since 2000.

  • Learn about tobacco and your oral health

    There’s a great deal of scientific information that proves using tobacco products is seriously harmful to your health. Nicotine products can increase your risks for cancer of the throat, lungs and stomach. Also, tobacco products can negatively impact your oral health in several ways.