Family Matters- USFHP Blog

Fanning the Marriage Flames During Deployment

Posted by Kay Lucas on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 PM

Military marriages often require the special art of being able to successfully navigate long periods of physical separation, especially when one spouse is deployed for long periods of time.    Overcoming physical distance can be challenging no matter how much two people love each other.  If you have kids, the distance can become even more difficult.  US Family Health Plan – a TRICARE health program – has some tips to offer on how to keep those love flames going while you are separated from your loved one.

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Topics: Military Families, US Family Health Plan, Miliary Marriage, Long, Happy Marriage, Marriage and Deployment

5 Unhealthy Foods that You Thought Were Healthy

Posted by Kay Lucas on Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 PM


Today, when everyone is focused on eating healthier, we think we are finally on track for being the great nutrition nation.  We pat ourselves on the back, do a high five and feel like we on our way to better health, longer lives, less stress, and more energy.  It’s all good in the neighborhood. 

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Topics: Healthy Living, TRICARE, Family Matters, Military Families, US Family Health Plan, food, Health

When a Loved One is Absent for the Holidays

Posted by Kay Lucas on Dec 22, 2015 8:00:00 PM

A common focus of the holiday season is to share and celebrate family togetherness.  Even extended families, normally separated from each other throughout the year, manage to somehow reconnect during the holidays.  This is the spirit that defines the season.  So for many military families, where a loved one may be absent due to military deployment, truly being able to enjoy season’s festivities may be more difficult.

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Topics: Healthy Living, TRICARE, Military Families, stress, miltary separation, TRICARE Prime, Holidays