U.S. Navy Cmdr. Candida Ferguson, a general surgeon at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, talks with a patient about colorectal cancer screening. The Defense Health Agency established new age recommendations for screenings. Regular screening with a stool test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

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Nov. 25, 2022

Although the overall death rate from colorectal cancer has been on the decline in recent years, it remains the...
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Know the Difference: TRICARE Network Provider vs...

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Nov. 22, 2022

Are you looking for a new doctor? Finding the right doctor is crucial to your overall health. Regular checkups...
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Keeping Your DEERS Info Current

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Nov. 17, 2022

TRICARE Open Season is the time to make changes to your TRICARE health care coverage for the upcoming year...
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Blood Donor Eligibility Update

"Mad Cow" Blood Donor Ban Lifted

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Nov. 17, 2022

A decades-old blood donor ban was recently lifted by the Food and Drug Administrationmad cow, potentially...
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Staff assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton's OB-GYN clinic display a number of the instruments and devices associated with patient-centered care during the walk-in contraceptive clinic, an essential part of women's health services provided at NHB. The Defense Health Agency recently issued an Administrative Instruction for access to walk-in contraception services across the Military Health System, letting beneficiaries discuss and receive their preferred and medically appropriate care.

Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospi...

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Nov. 15, 2022

The Defense Health Agency is expanding walk-in contraceptive care services to improve reproductive health...
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TRICARE Open Season is Here: Find Right TRICARE ...

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Nov. 14, 2022

TRICARE Open Season begins today, Nov. 14. For most TRICARE beneficiaries, this is your chance to enroll in a...
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What You Should Know About RSV: Symptoms, Preven...

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Nov. 09, 2022

You may have heard of a virus called respiratory syncytial virus, also known as RSV. TRICARE encourages you to...
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Preview 2023 TRICARE Health Plan Costs

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Nov. 07, 2022

Every year, TRICARE costs may change based on the law, the federal cost of living adjustment, changes in the...
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Aug. 9, 2022

Retiring From National Guard or Reserve? Know Your TRICARE Options

Are you thinking about retiring from the National Guard or Reserve? Retirement benefits depend on your age and service time.

Aug. 4, 2022

Learn the Most Recent Age Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

The COVID-19 virus hasn’t gone away. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), viruses like COVID-19 constantly change through mutation. Sometimes these mutations result in a new variant of the virus, such as the Omicron variant.

July 28, 2022

Have TRICARE For Life Costs Questions? Find Answers Here

Are you curious about how Medicare and TRICARE For Life (TFL) work together? Medicare pays first and TRICARE pays second, unless you have other health insurance (OHI). Either way, it’s good to know what costs are involved when you have both Medicare and TRICARE.

July 26, 2022

5 Health Care Checkups for Your Child Before School Starts

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but it’s almost back-to-school season. For parents, this means that it’s time to make a list of all the things your child needs for the new school year. As you begin to shop for new notebooks, pencils, binders, and clothes, don’t forget your child’s school-related health checklist. Now is the time to schedule appointments and beat the rush, as health care providers are usually busy just before the school year begins. TRICARE provides several clinical preventive services for children.

July 14, 2022

Pregnant or Expecting? This Brochure Tells You What TRICARE Covers

You may be planning to have a child, or perhaps you’re already expecting. Are you familiar with what TRICARE covers for maternity and newborn care? If not, the TRICARE Maternity Care Brochure has information to help you learn about maternity care services, delivery options, costs, and newborn care.

July 12, 2022

7 Questions to Help You With Your Next PCS Move

Will you be embarking on a permanent change of station (PCS) this summer? This can bring big adjustments for you and your family. However, whether you’re moving stateside or overseas, your TRICARE coverage will move with you. Still, you need to be prepared.

July 6, 2022

Retirement on the Horizon? TRICARE July 21 Webinar Is For You

Planning for your retirement can feel as overwhelming as it is exciting. So when it comes to knowing about your health care options, TRICARE has a webinar to help you navigate this new phase of life. Register for the July 21 webinar, “What Happens to Your TRICARE Coverage After Retiring?,” from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide you with an overview of how your status change affects you and your family’s medical coverage. You must register to participate.

June 30, 2022

New to TRICARE? Handbook Helps You Learn Your Health Plan Options

If you’re curious about your TRICARE health plan options, the TRICARE Choices in the United States Handbook can help. Whether you’re on active duty, separating from service, retiring, or a family member, this all-in-one handbook provides an overview of your stateside health care options. It also describes your pharmacy, dental, and vision coverage options.

June 28, 2022

Make Sure Your Child Takes the Right TRICARE Plan to College

For many parents, summer is a time of preparation, as they help their children get ready to move away to college. For your child, it might be their first time away from home. Will they have health care if they get sick or injured? Fortunately, your child’s TRICARE coverage will stay with them in college if enrolled full-time and meeting eligibility requirements.

June 21, 2022

Have TRICARE Prime? Point-of-Service Option May Offer Some Flexibility

Do you have a TRICARE Prime plan? If so, your primary care manager (PCM) handles all your routine care.

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