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Army Medicine's secure healthcare messaging fielding near completion

Army Medicine is near completion in the implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, to all 52 of its military treatment facilities worldwide.  Read more.
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Army Family Performance Triad

Learn more about the Army Family Performance Triad. Read more
 
Fitness

Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards

Spring is here and people are heading outdoors to enjoy the balmy weather. Read more.

Army System for Health Senior Leaders Guide

The System for Health will create communities that place increased emphasis on disease prevention and the modification of behaviors and environments that promote wellness and healthy living.Read more.

TRICARE Customer Service is now virtual

Online customer service options available. Read more.

Healthy Living Tips of the Week


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Lower Sodium Tip: Re-train your taste buds. Over time, the less sodium you eat, the less you’ll want

Keep hands clean. If you do not see your healthcare providers clean their hands, please ask them to do so. Also remind your loved ones and visitors. Washing hands can prevent the spread of germs.

Read food labels. See how much fat, cholesterol, sodium, sugars, protein, and other ingredients are in the product. Note what the serving size is to make sure you don’t eat more calories than you think you’re getting.

Watch Your Weight—The prevalence of arthritis increases with increasing weight. Research suggests that maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of developing arthritis and may decrease disease progression. A loss of just 11 pounds can decrease the occurrence (incidence) of new knee osteoarthritis and a modest weight loss (55) can help reduce pain and disability.

Handy guide for how to add more vegetables to your day. 

My Health Stories


Jesse Ortel

Focusing on the Performance Triad tenets of improved sleep, more activity, and better nutrition, I started my own 30 day challenge.  Read my story.

Elizabeth DeGraeve

Elizabeth DeGraeve

Weightloss is achievable. Read my story.

Yolanda Leblond

Yolanda Leblond

Motivating others. Read my story.

Anita Payne-Landgraf

Anita Payne-Landgraf 

Getting healthy. Read my story.
 
Amanda Tucker

Amanda Tucker

Army Family Performance Triad story. Read my story.
 
Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall

Incorporating tenets of the Performance Triad into my daily routine paid off. Read my story.
 

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