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It can be frustrating when you are having a conversation with someone, and you find yourself at a loss for words or struggling to remember what you wanted to say. But, did you know that could be a sign of a stroke? Strokes can happen to anyone, at any time, but your risk increases with age.

EL PASO, Texas — From adolescence to beyond menopause, midwives offer a broad scope of practice tailored to women’s preference of care. At William Beaumont Army Medical Center, a team of Certified Nurse-Midwives provide around-the-clock care, the only medical center in El Paso to do so, rang…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue Tricare coverage in 2018. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for Tricare coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective Tricare plan Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to en…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — You may be telling yourself, "no pain, no gain," as you hit your usual speed on the treadmill for the fourth day in a row. But more of the same is not always better. Whether sudden or gradual, injuries can often be prevented through moderation, proper form, and adequate rest.

WASHINGTON >> Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon.

MYSTIC, Conn. >> You have started your own business, and you have bills to pay, customer sales to track, and taxes to file, requiring paper and more paper. If you have turned to QuickBooks for help, and find you need help using the program, this workshop, Sept. 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a…

GROTON, Conn. >> The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

WASHINGTON >> Every loss of a service member, veteran, or family member is a tragedy. There’s no simple reason why suicide occurs, nor a single approach for preventing it. Suicide is a complex issue with biological, cultural, economic, psychological, and social factors.

BREMERTON, Wash. >> Whether trying for a quick snooze, occasional siesta, or attempted slumber, Sailors and Marines are continually at risk for the actual health threat of insufficient sleep.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> Careful maintenance keeps your car running well year after year. Your body is significantly more complex and much less predictable. Fueling the body with the right mix of nutrients will optimize energy, while practicing good daily health habits will help fight illn…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> Beginning Sept. 1, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in Tricare Pharmacy Home Delivery. This means that just before one of your prescriptions runs out of refills, E…

NAVAL HOSPITAL BREMERTON, Wash. >> The much-anticipated August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun – with the sun being completely blocked out by passage of the moon – will be initially visible in Oregon and continue across North America to South Carolina. This will be a spectacular sigh…

GROTON, Conn. >> Following some safety measures during a visit to a petting zoo will help you keep you and your family from getting sick on a fun-for-all ages petting zoo experience.

GROTON, Conn. >> The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> It’s the middle of summer now. That means it’s time to revisit smart practices to protect you, your family, and especially your children from exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet – or UV – rays. This is important, as a sunburn can increase your risk – and your c…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> When you need information about your Tricare health care benefits, turn to Tricare.mil. In addition to this website, there are a number of resources to help you learn about your coverage and important health issues. Take a look at seven ways to get smart about Tricare:

GROTON, Conn. >> It is important for you to play an active role in you and your family’s health care. Doing this can improve the quality of care received from your health care team, as you are an important person on your health care team.

FARMINGTON, Conn. >> Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

GROTON, Conn. >> The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that your body produces when your skin is exposed to sunlight, but there are ways to get it from foods too. It helps your body absorb calcium and maintains the calcium and phosphate your bones need to form and grow. It also contri…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> During Men’s Health Month, we’re taking a closer look at men’s risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The good news is there are ways to “protect your head” and prevent TBI while you enjoy your favorite summertime activities.

GROTON, Conn. >> The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and they can be reached at (860) 694-3383. E-mail is ffscnewlondon@navy.mil. Find them on Facebook at Fleet and Family Support Center New London.

WASHINGTON >> The Navy announced several changes Tuesday to its Physical Readiness Program in NAVADMIN 141/17, including an incentive for Sailors to validate one physical readiness test (PRT) each year based on their fitness performance.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> Power your performance with colorful produce! Eating colorful fruits and veggies can help reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers too. They also contain water, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates – all essential nutrien…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. >> Do you know what the top health risks are for men? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of death among men in the U.S. include heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory diseases. How can you reduce men’s health r…