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  • Five steps toward financial wellness

    April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Consumers are feeling more pinched each week with rapidly increasing gas and food prices and sluggish economic growth. According to a recent survey by Career Builder, 77 percent of American consumers are living paycheck to paycheck. Financial Literacy Month is
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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