FARMINGTON, Conn. - The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for helping replenish the blood supply, all donors who come to give blood or platelets…

NORWICH, Conn. - Whether in everyday life or in work situations, the ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality CPR can save someone’s life. These skills and more can be learned in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BSL) course offered at Three…

KINAWA, Japan — Behavioral health specialists report depression and suicide ideation rates increase during the holiday season and into the post-holiday period in the Marine Corps, according to the Headquarters Marine Corps Force Preservation Directorate.

GROTON, Conn. - You must be eligible for military health care in order to receive services at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Groton, including mammography. The phone number for scheduling your mammography appointment is (860) 694-4873.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you were to change anything about your lifestyle, what would it be? Most of us have things about our lives that we would like to change. For some of us it might be sleeping better, losing weight, or exercising more. And for some, it’s giving up smoking cigarettes.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males, second only to skin cancer, and affects more than 3 million men in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, health care providers are encouragi…

MYSTIC, Conn. - Join us for this exciting new Meditation series at the Mystic & Noank Library! The class, which will go for an hour and a half, will meet Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for five weeks on the following dates (the room that the class is held in may vary): Oct. 12, 19, and 26; Nov. 2 and 9.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - The best way to keep the flu at bay is prevention. Make sure you and your family members use your Tricare benefit and get a flu shot. You can also adopt good practices to avoid the spread of germs. Flu viruses are serious, contagious viruses that can lead to hospitalizati…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - When it comes to staying healthy, some years are better than others. Perhaps you or your family faced a bumpy road this year. There may have been extensive medical tests or procedures, lengthy hospital stays, or weekly doctor visits. You may have reached — or are close to…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Whether you’re looking to change your primary care manager (PCM) or find a specialty care provider, you have options with TRICARE. With directories at your fingertips, you can take command of your health and your Tricare benefit.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - For many, summer heat brings more outdoor play for the entire family. But being outside also increases your risk of getting a tick-borne disease. You can protect your loved ones and pets from the dangers of Lyme disease. Know how to decrease your risk of tick bites and re…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - I always thought about quitting smoking. I hated the taste, the smell on my clothes, the constant coughing and belabored breathing. But I thought it made me feel better emotionally — even though I felt worse physically.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Add lice to the list of four-letter words that make people cringe. The wingless parasites are itchy and bothersome, and an infestation is often embarrassing to admit and challenging to conquer. But at least lice have something going for them that a lot of other bugs don’t…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Regardless of where this summer takes you, be aware of the bugs and insects that you may encounter along your way. Many can carry harmful diseases. Whether you're traveling across the world or across the state, get familiar with common symptoms and learn how Tricare cover…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Do you have Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage now? If so, then you need to know that the TRDP will end Dec. 31, 2018. Not to worry — anyone who was in TRDP this year or would have been eligible for the plan, will be able to choose a dental plan from among 10 …

Chaplain (Commander) Ronald Rinaldi and Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class [INSERT NAME HERE] Edison run a booth offering information about religious programs and services offered on Naval Submarine Base New London during a Health and Safety Fair held on SUBASE, July 17.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sun, outdoor dining, and water activities. Although fun, these summer activities can pose some risks to your health.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summer vacation is the start of travel season for many military families. Tricare covers you when you travel on business or take a vacation with family. When traveling overseas, you should know what to do in the event of illness or other health issues.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summertime is filled with special occasions focused on family, friends, and food. While cookouts and picnics are fun, food preparation and storage is a serious consideration in the summer months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that each year, …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Approximately 6,200 Military Health System beneficiaries who are using a pen-injection prescription medication called Tanzeum to aid with managing their Type 2 diabetes will need to switch to an alternative in the wake of GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s announcement that it will st…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – or so the song goes. But for many men, summer is a difficult time of year to focus on fitness. Vacations and outdoor gatherings after work and on weekends can disrupt established routines – not to mention one’s best intentions to eat h…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Do you or your family member expect to experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), including planning to move this summer? If so, you’ll need to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). To remain eligible for Tricare coverage, …

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – or so the song goes. But for many men, summer is a difficult time of year to focus on fitness. Vacations and outdoor gatherings after work and on weekends can disrupt established routines – not to mention one’s best intentions to eat h…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - At some point, you may need specialty care that your primary care manager (PCM) or general physician can’t provide. He or she may refer you to a specialty provider, like a cardiologist, dermatologist or obstetrician. Under some Tricare programs, you may need a referral or…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - You can visit several types of providers when you need care, regardless of your Tricare plan. It’s important to understand your provider options because who you see impacts both your out-of-pocket costs and filing a claim. Take command of your health and your Tricare heal…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Military Health System beneficiary Jamia Bailey plays three sports at Yokota High School in Fussa, Japan. She spends long hours traveling with her teammates to competitions at schools eight and even 10 hours away. When her left leg became swollen and painful one morning d…

GROTON, Conn. — The Groton Public Library will present a four-part series in May hosted by Lee White. Lee has been writing about food for decades, beginning as a restaurant reviewer in Worcester, Massachusetts. She writes two columns for The Day’s weekly newspapers, reaching from North Haven…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - When life changes for you and your family, your Tricare options may also change. With Tricare, certain life events (like moving due to a permanent change of station, getting married or divorced, adopting or having a baby, becoming Medicare eligible or losing health covera…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Physical activity helps children build strong bones and muscles while maintaining a healthy weight. But every year, sports and recreational endeavors lead to as many as 1 million to 2 million concussions in children younger than 18, according to a recent report from the A…

FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to honor lucky presenting donors with an incredible experience - the chance to become the Blood Donor of the Game! Red Sox fans are invited to enter to win simply by stepping up t…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which Tricare programs best suit your and your family’s needs. Once you retire, you’ll only have 90 days from your retirement da…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Only half of the 61 million U.S. adults who are at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye doctor in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eye exams can help keep your vision strong, diagnose potential issues early, and preve…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — From sodas and desserts to fruits and vegetables, sugar can be found in just about anything that’s consumed. While it’s part of almost any diet, sugar can impact more than weight and well-being. It can affect oral health, too.

FARMINGTON, Conn. — The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to honor lucky presenting donors with an incredible experience - the chance to become the Blood Donor of the Game! Red Sox fans are invited to enter to win simply by stepping up t…

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in partnership with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), announced the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) will be offered for the first time to Tricare eligible retirees an…

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - If you made New Year’s resolutions that are starting to fizzle, don’t despair. March is National Nutrition Month—the perfect time to assess and adjust your healthy living goals and behaviors. Whether you’re just trying to firm up, eat a more balance diet, or lose weight, …