Apples have always been a symbol of good health. Wasn’t it Benjamin Franklin who said, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.”? But while apples may be healthy, apple shaped tummies are not. As more and more Americans are becoming “apple-shaped”, US Family Health Plan – a TRICARE Prime Option – wants you to know that rounder bellies can pose a serious problem when it comes to your health.
The 4th of July is really the kick-off of the summer season. Families are either returning from the extended weekend holiday, jetting off on a quick getaway or anticipating an upcoming family vacation. Whichever bucket you fall in, know that as quick as the season comes… after the 4th of July it rapidly goes by. Before you know it, you will be doing back to school shopping! At US Family Health Plan we encourage our members to get a jump start on the back to school season! Schedule all of your required appointments early—Optometrist-Physical Exam-Sports Physical, etc.
Topics: Back to school
Current U.S. statistics show that over 70% of adults will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. Needless to say, this is also true in the military community. Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone, at any stage in life, and is an extremely important issue that deserves national attention. For this reason, the U.S. Senate in 2014, named the month of June PSTD Awareness Month.
The smell of the fiery barbecues, the taste of stone cold ice cream... (preferably chocolate with rainbow sprinkles), watching the fireworks light up the sky,observing the fireflies flicker in the night, holding hands, making smiles, creating laughter... that's summer.
Topics: Family Fun
Today, Americans take food choices very seriously. We all know about the important link between what we eat and our overall health. At US Family Health Plan – a TRICARE Prime health program – we support wellness and a healthy lifestyle because these are two critical pillars of good health. To help you stay on course, today are sharing 5 healthy food choices that may mistakenly be perceived as unhealthy. These foods taste good but surprisingly, they also happen to be good for you. Knowing about them can help you eat better, while still enjoying your meal. And that’s a winning combination!