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Tricare Mental Health Provider Change Delayed

A Tricare mental health counselor rule change that some worried could drastically reduce the pool of available providers has been delayed until 2017, while a rule allowing others to operate under … [Read more...]

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‘Better for You’ Foods Score Commissary Spotlight

The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) is planning to rearrange products in a handful of stores in an effort to highlight healthier foods that meet a "better for you" set of qualifications. They also … [Read more...]

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Is Anti-Spouse Bias the Reason for Bad Health Care?

Why are babies born at military hospitals more than twice as likely to be injured during delivery than civilian babies? Why are new mothers at a military hospital more more likely to hemorrhage after … [Read more...]

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Tricare Appeals Process Long and Unsure

If you talk to someone moving through the Tricare coverage appeals process, you'll probably find that they are frustrated. At least that was the attitude of the folks I talked to over the last … [Read more...]

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New Tricare Nurse Advice Line Could Make Urgent Care Easier

A new nurse advice line staffed by real humans available full time -- including nights and weekends -- to nearly all Tricare users could make getting seen at an off-base urgent care slightly … [Read more...]

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Hickam MWR Gives Spouse Owned Business the Boot

A military spouse owned small business fitness boot camp, which employed over 20 fellow spouses, has been shut down by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) MWR after officials awarded a contract for … [Read more...]

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Blame the Marshmallows, not the Military

When I dove into depression in the early years of military married life, I blamed it on the military. And yes, there were many aspects of military life that led to my unhappiness in those early … [Read more...]

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Behind the CNN ‘Military Wife’ Weight Loss Story

When deployment slaps you across the face do you let it get you down, or do you fight back? You may have seen the story floating around Facebook early this month – “Military Wife Drops More … [Read more...]

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Everything’s Great! Why Am I Still Depressed?

How do you explain not being happy when everything is going well?  Most of the time I seem to thrive on high stress situations. I didn’t feel sorry for myself when my daughter was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

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YDU: You Can Find Yourself Through Running

Why didn’t you tell me I would find so much of myself through running? October 20, 2013. That was “the” day of the Army Ten Miler in Washington, DC. And I was registered. But  I. Am. Not. … [Read more...]

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Confession: I Have Autism

We had moved for the fifth time in around six years, and I was floundering, yet again. I had always had trouble making and keeping friends. I tend to say all the wrong things, do the wrong things, and … [Read more...]

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11 Tips for Living With Allergies on Base

More and more today people are being diagnosed with food allergies and sensitivities, and that included military families -- it might be you, your spouse, or children, but either way it can be a … [Read more...]

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Military Wife Loses 100 Pounds in 274 Days

I make no claims to be a Weight Loss Guru. I am just one determined chick who decided to take control of her life and body and lost 100 pounds in 274 days. After years of unconscious eating, … [Read more...]

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Poll: Tricare May Close In-Person Service Offices

Tricare may permanently close all of their stateside in-person service centers early next spring in a move aimed at saving money. The centers, located in free-standing buildings or within military … [Read more...]

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Poll: Bribe Your Kids To Exercise Much?

I would love to push my skinny little sixth grader outside, lock the screen door behind him, and strongly encourage the boy to go play in the woods. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that the only person … [Read more...]

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Why I Had to Break-Up With Dieting

Dieting and I have a long history together. It has been there for me through multiple moves, good and bad relationships, TDY’s, deployments, kids, returning to college, etc. You name it, and dieting … [Read more...]

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Why “Fat Servicemember” is Worth Cold, Hard Facts

A recent SpouseBuzz post sent the military spouse community into a whirlwind of controversy. The article, “Does Fat Spouse = Fat Servicemember” highlighted some opinions around the internet and a … [Read more...]

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Will Tricare Cover Your Boob Job?

It's one of the most talked about Tricare topics out there: How, exactly, can you get Tricare to pay for breast augmentation surgery or "boob job." One of the things we pride ourselves on here at … [Read more...]