Health & Wellness

Healing Adventures Connects and Recharges Injured Warriors and Families

Operation Purple Healing Adventures is known for providing a relaxing getaway for wounded warriors and their families utilizing the healing properties of nature. And this past weekend was no exceptio..

Surviving Grief Five Minutes at a Time

Life has a funny way of teaching you hard lessons no matter how prepared you think you are. Ha..

6 Tips for Military Family Mental Well-Being

It’s no secret that military families face a unique set of stressors. Deployments and frequen..

Dialing Down The Military Stress Level

Ahhh! There is nothing quite like a deployment or PCS to get the stress level going! The memori..

Meal Planning For Busy Families

If you’re looking to get your life organized this year, why not start with the family dinne..

Staying Strong: Finding an Activity that works for you

Beginning a new exercise or activity routine can seem daunting – especially if you were in th..

Dealing With Weight Gain After Your Military Separation

By Dr. Jessica Sapp, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences and Deborah Fisher, Ma..

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Veterans with TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a wound in which an external force, such as a nearby explosion,..

Don’t Forget Your Happy Thoughts: 7 Ways to Bring Positivity into Your Life

Military families are well-versed on sacrifice. We understand being confronted with hard times...

The Healing Power of Art

Art as therapy. If you’ve seen it in action, you know the life-changing effects it can have o..

Handling Stress During Your Spouse’s Deployment

During deployment, many military spouses experience increased levels of stress and anxiety. Not..

How Successful People Handle Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequen..

Military Supports Alternative Treatments for Treating Pain in Vets and Troops

The military has long worried that an over-reliance on prescription painkillers for the after-e..

One Family, One Veteran, Two Heroes

From the perspective of many veterans, their military service is merely a duty. They were doing..

Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal

Many of America's military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities. Scuba diving migh..

Does Receiving Psychological Health Care Affect Security Clearance?

The Department of Defense wants you to know that getting help for a psychological issue is a si..

Healthy, Active Children and Academic Achievement

We all want our children to enjoy learning, make good grades and achieve success. Nutrition and..

Practicing Good Nutrition Boosts Personal Performance

Military members need to stay in shape so that they can perform their duties. One of the best w..

5210 Healthy Military Children

If you want a winning combination for healthy kids, try 5210. Get them started on a healthy pat..

VA Health Care for Veterans

If you're a veteran who served with honor, you're eligible to enroll for VA Health Care. The V..

Recognizing the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

People who live through a traumatic event sometimes suffer its effects long after the real dang..

The Transformative Power of Adaptive Sports Programs

For many years, individuals with disabilities have been using sports as a therapeutic tool to o..

TRICARE 101: Military Health Benefits Basics in Five Minutes or Less

TRICARE is the health care program for almost 9.4 million service members, retirees and their f..

Buying Off-Exchange Health Insurance

Many Americans get their health insurance from their employer. If you’re one of them, you pro..

Helping Family Members With Special Needs Meet Their Fitness Goals

Getting in shape, eating better and exercising regularly helps us lower stress, improve self-es..

Helping You and Your Family Survive a Suicide

Surviving the suicide of a loved one is different than a “natural death” and can be especia..

When a Service Member May Be at Risk for Suicide

Suicide prevention is a serious issue for service members and their loved ones. Stress that nev..

Giving Your Child a Happy, Healthy Start

Every mother and father wants to raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child. Service members a..

EMDR treatment shows promise for veterans with PTSD

The ever-increasing number of military veterans arriving home with post traumatic stress disor..

Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been protecting the civil rights of people with disabil..

VA Benefits for Disabled Veterans and Service Members

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans..

Self-Injury Explained

Self-injury is deliberate harm inflicted on a person's own body. It may include cutting or burn..

Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History

Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The..

Talking to Your Military Teen About Substance Use

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military ..

How To Get Your Kids Away From Electronics And Out Exploring Nature

Technology isn’t always a bad thing, but more and more kids can’t tear themselves away from..

Preventing Injuries in Military Training

As a service member, you can push yourself hard to reach your peak fitness goals. However, ramp..

How to Cope With a Traumatic Event

A violent act, catastrophic accident, or sudden loss can leave you feeling anxious and fearful,..

Suicide Awareness

Suicide is a serious concern in military communities; service members and their families deal w..

The Road Ahead at Home and Work

As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian lif..

Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important..

Mental Health Matters in the Military

Just as physical fitness is a central part of military life, good mental health is as important..

Life Insurance for Veterans

Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re autom..

Keeping Joy in the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and enjoy family and festivities. While family gather..

How to Deal With Combat Stress

Combat stress reactions are natural responses of the body and brain to the extreme stress of co..

Why It’s Important to Know Your Family’s Medical History

Genes impact more than just eye color and height. They also play a big part in your health. The..

Unlock the Savings and Nutrition Inside Your Commissary

It's dinnertime again, and you have plenty of choices. Visit the Defense Commissary Agency's w..

How to Deal with Stress as a Caregiver

It’s hard to avoid stress when you’re caring for a loved one with a serious injury or an on..

Caregiving When Your Spouse Has a Combat Stress Injury

When your spouse returns from a deployment with a combat stress injury or post-traumatic stress..

Study Confirms Military Family Counseling Work

Beat stress. Improve your life. You have proven and easy ways at your fingertips to improve w..

EMDR Treatment Shows Promise For Veterans With PTSD

The ever-increasing number of military veterans arriving home with post traumatic stress disor..

4 Military Resources to Turn to for Your Mental Health

Military life is something quite unlike anything else. Servicemembers and Military Families, a..

Children, Schools and Families Initiatives, Promising Practices, Tools and Resources

A fit and healthy fighting force is the foundation of a strong national defense. In the United ..

How to Deal With Combat Stress

Combat stress reactions are natural responses of the body and brain to the extreme stress of co..

How to Recognize PTSD in Your Spouse

This time of year, we see lots of ads for red roses and romantic dinners. While those are certa..

Start Preparing For Back-To-School Vaccinations, Now

Robert Jacobson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Children’s Center pediatrician and vaccine specialist, adv..

The Military Medical Evaluation Process

The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have simplified and streamline..

What You Should Know Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected..

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits As a parent of a military youth, you ca..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

Social Security: Things To Think About Before Applying For Disability Benefits

Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. We’re here for you if the unexpected..

Family Fitness With Young Children

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best e..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness

Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you’re str..

How Assessing Your Fitness Can Save Your Life or Those You Love

Whether you are a civilian, active duty, or a candidate preparing for military, police, or fire..

How To Address Substance Abuse With Your Teen

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military ..

Learn How To Spice Up Your Military Love Life

As a sexuality counselor, I have found that the four words women hate to hear most after they..

How to Make Time for Working Out

When you are preparing yourself for military service and have a full time job, high school, spo..

Ways To Relax & Have Fun

Military life has many demands, so Morale, Welfare and Recreation staff want to help you make t..

Managing Your Emotions When Your Spouse Is Deployed

Having your spouse deployed can bring up a wide range of emotions, starting when you first lear..

Giving Your Child a Happy, Healthy Start

Every mother and father wants to raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child. Service members a..

Help For Veterans

Life in the military has taught you to be strong in the face of some of life's most difficult o..

Stress Management During Deployment

In the military, stress happens. But too much stress can have negative effects on performance, ..

Detecting and Dealing With Combat Stress and PTSD

Combat stress, also known as battle fatigue, is a common response to the mental and emotional s..

How The Outdoors Helped Me Conquer Deployment.

I like to think that I knew what I was getting into when the word “deployment” entered ..