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Default Air Force Logo Be MVP of ‘your’ health
As one saying goes: If you don't have your health, what have you got? Remember: it's your health. You should work with your doctor, your nurse, your pharmacist--all the other members of your health team--to manage your health. Not only is your health a precious resource, so is your time. To help make sure you are making the most of your medical
0 3/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo Good housekeeping enhances fire safety
There are over 1,700 home fires every day in this country. On average, one home starts burning every minute. Home fires cause death, injury and property damage, yet most of them are preventable. People need to be aware of the careless ways fires start and they need to periodically check for fire hazards. The Vandenberg Fire Department recommends
0 3/10
2011
Default Air Force Logo Risks that contribute to cervical cancer
You may have heard that a virus called HPV is a risk factor for cervical cancer, but did you know taking birth control pills can be one too?While the best way to survive cervical cancer is to catch it early by screening regularly with a Pap test, here are four lesser-known risk factors for this disease:1. Birth Control PillsAccording to the Centers
0 1/24
2011
Default Air Force Logo Pay TRICARE Prime enrollment fees online
Would you like to set up online, automatic payments for your TRICARE enrollment fees and never worry about a late or missed payment? Need to make a one-time, last-minute TRICARE enrollment fee payment?Either way, the tools can be found online at TriWest's ePay site, www.triwest.com/ePay. ePay, TriWest's electronic payment system, makes it easy for
0 12/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo We are one team
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) 24/7 Help Line rings and the person on the other end of the line identifies himself as active duty, needing information and guidance on reporting options, procedures, and available services. He wants to know who can help him with his problem because, although he is stationed on the Air Force base,
0 12/06
2010
Default Air Force Logo TriWest offers new service to combat major depression
TriWest Healthcare Alliance has a new Disease Management program for Major Depression now being offered to eligible West Region TRICARE beneficiaries. Beneficiaries suffering from Major Depression, also known as clinical depression, can receive extra help through TriWest Healthcare Alliance, which manages the TRICARE military healthcare entitlement
0 11/22
2010
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE referrals, specialty care
Has your primary care manager (PCM) decided that you need to see a specialist? Getting the care needed is just four simple steps away:1. Get a referral For TRICARE Prime beneficiaries who needs specialty medical care, those people will need to get their PCM to submit a referral request. If they use TRICARE for Life, TRICARE Standard/Extra, TRICARE
0 11/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo Transition support
Families facing deployments and those looking forward to homecomings face challenges. These challenges are different, but they both revolve around change. Change is not always easy, but there are tools and resources that can help military families cope with making transitions.You and your family have access to a variety of medical and non-medical
0 11/10
2010
Default Air Force Logo What makes a good quitter?
On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years sooner than nonsmokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Since about 20 percent of the United States' population smokes, that means almost a fifth of the country could live at least a full decade longer. With the Great American Smokeout just around the corner on Nov.18, now is
0 11/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Victim Advocates-Making a Difference
Allied with Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) on the front lines in the war against sexual assault, victim advocates (VAs) are the lifeblood of the United States Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program.VAs are military members or DoD civilian volunteers who possess essential information and resources and whose
0 10/19
2010
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