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TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

Posted April 22, 2016 by by TRICARE Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) —  People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

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Total Exposure Health: an innovation in precision health

Posted April 8, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe                    

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walking in sunlight, being stuck in traffic, painting in a studio, listening to music, washing a car … What do these things have in common? Each illustrates a form of “exposure” through our environment and lifestyle. Health is not independent of environment and lifestyle. Our environment and lifestyle present a variety…

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Mental maintenance: Tools to keep a fit mind

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony

Airmen often go to the fitness center; some spend several hours a week toning their bodies, while others go to simply maintain their physique. But what about strengthening the mind? What’s going on in between the ears is just as important, if not more, than trying to build biceps or washboard abs. To help Airmen…

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MiCare updates process for personal health record

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe

The Air Force’s secure patient portal, MiCare, also known as RelayHealth, is scheduled to make changes to the Personal Health Record process on March 28. Automatic updates to MiCare PHR will be discontinued, however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICARE Online. Beneficiaries can use TRICARE Online…

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Traumatic brain injury is an all-ages threat

Posted March 25, 2016 by by Military Health System Communications Office

Going for an afternoon jog and participating in afterschool sports are parts of daily life for millions of children. Most times, these activities are healthy and harmless, but without proper safety measures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a possibility. A trip and fall could result in a head bump, as could a collision during a…

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March is Nutrition Awareness Month: Healthy eating advances AF readiness and mission success

Posted March 3, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe, Air Force Surgeon General public affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Think twice before biting in. Are you making a smart food choice?    Healthy eating coupled with active living, is the foundation for healthy living, which is critical to maintaining a ready and deployable force. Optimal nutrition keeps Airmen performance ready – mentally and physically prepared for mission success. It enables…

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How VA Health Care outdoes private sector

Posted February 5, 2016 by by Suzanne Gordon

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (from which anywhere from 18-30% of veterans suffer) is…

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Line of Duty (LOD) determinations info and FAQs

Posted February 5, 2016 by by Maj. Marlon Garzo Saria

This “Medical Brief” column will run bi-monthly to discuss the most current information on topics and issues from the 452nd Aerospace Medical Squadron (AMDS), also known as the clinic. In an attempt to provide this information to the widest audience, each article will run twice during the month. Line of Duty determinations (LODs) – Any…

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Hospital Corpsmen save lives in more ways than one

Posted January 29, 2016 by

U.S. Navy photo/LT Mckinley Kim Hospital Corpsman Alexander M. Tetelepta, a Selected Reservist at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley, California, donates blood for the American Red Cross during his drill weekend, Jan. 10, 2016. The NOSC Moreno Valley is the administrative readiness center for more than 350 Selected Reservists throughout Southern California.

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Emergency need for blood donors following historic snowstorm

Posted January 29, 2016 by Redcross.org, posted January 25, 2016

January is designated as National Blood Donor Month. As millions of residents dig out from the historic winter storm that slammed the East Coast this past weekend, the American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300…

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