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Photo Of If you have diabetes, it’s important to keep it under control. Uncontrolled diabetes can negatively affect your oral health in many ways.

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TRICARE tips for managing diabetes and your oral health

Diabetes is a common condition in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 38 million American adults currently have diabetes.

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UOG to host 6-session healthy aging and cooking class in August

Adults of all ages are invited to a six-session wellness class focused on embracing aging and cooking healthy meals.

Photo Of A Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny” air ambulance put into service by the U.S. Army in 1918.

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Celebrating 75 years of the Air Force Medical Service

On July 1st, the Air Force Medical Service celebrates its 75th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its long history of providing medical support to the Department of the Air Force.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Emotional leadership

Each person needs emotional fulfillment. But in a relationship, each couple needs to find a balance between individual and family life, between self-interest and family interests and between business and pleasure.

Photo Of U.S. Air National Guard Chaplain Derick Wakefield speaks with an airman about suicide prevention at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee, on Aug. 27, 2023.

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Clinical practice guideline updated for service members and veterans at risk for suicide

For adults who served or current active duty military at high risk of suicidal thoughts or actions, new guidance for clinicians can streamline the help they need.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Warm fuzzies

The world is a busy place, filled with multiple challenges and stressors.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Self-confidence

I heard that a man’s smile and confidence is in proportion to his paycheck.

Photo Of Regardless of service branch or occupation, physical fitness supports each of the other seven domains that make up the Department of Defense Total Force Fitness framework. It also plays important roles in health, well-being, and mission readiness. Be sure to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports month in May and fit some physical activity into your day.

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Physical fitness holistically integrates with all total force fitness domains to support readiness

What comes to mind when you think about physical fitness, health, and readiness? Perhaps, you think about meeting body composition standards or passing annual fitness tests.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Melissa Leonardo, a 379th Expeditionary Medical Group mental health technician, poses for a photo at the Mental Health Office waiting room at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Mental Health Office is a specialty clinic designed to treat significant depression, anxiety and trauma.

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Mental Health is Health: How to get mental health care with TRICARE

Staying healthy is more than just taking care of your body. Even when you’re feeling good physically, you may notice you’re unusually sad, anxious, or exhausted.

Photo Of When you move, it’s important to make sure your TRICARE coverage is ready to move with you. Updating your information in DEERS and with your regional contractor are important parts of the moving process. By being proactive, you can ensure that you and your family have access to the care you need in your new location.

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Q&A: Moving and your TRICARE coverage

As summer approaches and permanent change of stationOpens TRICARE.mil (PCS) season kicks into high gear, many military families find themselves preparing to move to a new duty location. Amid all the packing and planning, it’s important to make sure your TRICARE coverage is ready to move with you.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Stimulus response

The brain has at least 100 billion neurons. Neurons carry and process information.

Photo Of Virtual group therapy—gathering regularly online with fellow group members to discuss mental health challenges—is an effective, and convenient, alternative to in-person group therapy or even one-on-one therapy.

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Virtual group therapy is convenient, effective in treating mental health challenges

Virtual group therapy—gathering regularly online with fellow group members to discuss mental health challenges—is an effective, and convenient, alternative to in-person group therapy or even one-on-one therapy.

Photo Of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 500,000 people in the U.S. have a serious allergic condition called alpha-gal syndrome, or AGS, also known as the red-meat allergy or tick-bite meat allergy. AGS should be managed under the care of an allergist or other health care provider. Proper dietary changes allow those who have AGS to live normal lives, although medication for allergic reactions may be advised.

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Military Health experts warn about potentially life-threatening meat allergy from tick bite

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 500,000 people in the U.S. have a serious allergic condition called alpha-gal syndrome, or AGS, also known as the red-meat allergy or tick-bite meat allergy

Photo Of Coccyx bones back view in red color with body 3D rendering illustration isolated on white with copy space. Human skeleton anatomy, medical diagram, osteology, skeletal system, science concepts.

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The tailbone: Small but significant

Misalignment of the coccyx – sometimes called the tailbone – is a common but often overlooked cause of many health problems. Women and adolescent girls are more likely than men to be afflicted with coccyx-related problems, which commonly include:

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