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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost

Posted September 4, 2015 by

Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are those you take…

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Maintenance Mayhem – Breaking the Cycle

Posted May 12, 2017 by Lori Yerdon

Army photograph Although the number of Army accidental fatalities has steadily declined over the past several years, Soldiers are still injuring themselves in preventable accidents. Ever heard the saying, “Be sure to use the right tool for the right job?” That’s sound advice in the Army since most military occupational specialties rely heavily on equipment…

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Life-saving Devices in Facilities Near You

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story and Photos by Jason Miller

The Directorate of Emergency Services boosted response time for cardiopulmonary emergencies by installing over 70 Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) across the installation, Nov. 4. The AED’s will be installed in facilities that are known to have foot traffic and all devices will be installed by the end of this month. “I’ve been a paramedic for…

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Army researchers develop tasty, healthy performance bar

Posted October 5, 2018 by By Yolanda R. Arrington

NATICK, Mass. — Optimizing bone health and preventing musculoskeletal injuries in service members is a complex science. The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine consistently takes on that challenge. USARIEM is a U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command laboratory based in Natick, Massachusetts, the home of the Soldier Systems Center — the only…

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WACH Pharmacy offers Self-Care Medications

Posted October 7, 2016 by Kristen Schabert

Feeling achy, sniffly or sneezy? You could purchase cold or pain medications over-the-counter from the exchange, commissary or a local retail store… but did you know, you can also visit your local Army Medicine Pharmacy and pick up these items at no cost to you, without an appointment to see your provider? Weed Army Community…

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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Posted November 2, 2018 by NTC Safety Department

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joins the California State Transportation Agency, Office of Traffic Safety and the National Sleep Foundation in a combined campaign to remind motorists to stay alert during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, which begins on Sunday, November 4. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that each year 100,000 crashes are the…

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New addition to your Army Health Benefits arrives Nov. 19

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Soldiers, civilians and family members are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony of the new Fort Irwin Army Wellness Center at 11 a.m., Nov. 19. The state-of-the-art wellness facility will be an integral part of the recently renovated garrison Resiliency Center that opened in June. It is located in building 127, at…

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Working safely together

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Work Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses. Flu and cold viruses spread from person to person by way of coughing, sneezing or simply talking. Droplets from an infected person get into the air and are inhaled by people nearby. Anyone within three feet can…

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Fire Prevention Week 2017: Fort Irwin Fire Department Encourages Home Escape Plans

Posted October 6, 2017 by

You and your family are fast asleep when the smoke alarm sounds: Do you know what to do? FORT IRWIN, Calif­. — Consider this scenario: It is 2 o’clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you…

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