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Military History Throwback Thursday

Posted by admin on Jul 5, 2018 2:47:13 PM

Hello FAM!

     As a recent Rutgers grad and newly hired Intern for US Family Health Plan, I felt compelled to act like a sponge when learning about TRICARE and the ins and outs of the military. As I scrolled endlessly through files and folders to catch up as quickly as I could, I found myself slacking a bit to check in with Instagram and Facebook (sorry boss!). Amidst the posts of my friend’s birthday parties and opinions on gold/white or blue/black dresses, I always look for my favorite hashtag; Throwback Thursday.

     I really can’t say what exactly about #TBT’s I love so much. It feels like sharing photos and stories give us a sense of nostalgia and connectedness. These posts frame a moment in time and create the opportunity to share and reflect on the past, which is exactly what I need in order to learn about the military in a visceral way.

     So here we are -- the first official Throwback Thursday for Military History. As I learn about and recount specific awards, battles, and events, I hope you all will join me in reveling in the past and maybe see yourselves in a few stories.

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4 Tips to Help You Have Healthy Work Day

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

     Most of us realize that the ability to stay healthy at the office can be challenging at times.  From weathering the co-worker who brings their latest bout of flu to work with them, to piling on the pounds as you “wine & dine” clients, to making stressful deadlines and dealing with toxic co-workers, you feel lucky if you can just make it home alive at night. But somehow you do.

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Topics: US Family Health Plan, heart health, Cardio Health

5 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart

Posted by admin on Mar 5, 2018 1:00:00 PM

     In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson first proclaimed February as National Heart Month. The purpose was to draw attention to the importance of heart health as heart disease takes a heavy toll on American life every year. This year, President Barack Obama made the same proclamation as we all strive to be more aware of what steps to take to maintain a healthier heart.  

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Topics: Healthy Living, Heatlhy Eating, Good Eating Habits

US Family Health Plan Salutes the Tuskegee Airmen

Posted by admin on Feb 26, 2018 4:07:58 PM

     In honor of Black History Month, US Family Health Plan salutes the Tuskegee Airmen for their exceptional bravery and achievements during World War II.

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Topics: Military History, U.S. Army

6 Tips for Sea, Sand and Sun Safety for the Family

Posted by admin on Jul 26, 2017 2:55:52 PM

Nothing says summer like great family trips to the lake, the pool and the beach! These summer trips make us recall fun, laughter, the smell of the beach, laying back with a great book, and just feeling the warm sun caress your face. They are about building sand castles on the beach, fishing, and other great family activities.

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