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Sesame Street for Military Families Offers Help from Any Device
Posted by DCoE Public Affairs
November 13, 2015
Sesame Workshop and the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) announced the launch of a website designed for military families today.
The Sesame Street for Military Families website features beloved Sesame Street  characters to help preschool military children cope with military life challenges, such as the deployment of a parent, moving to a new home, and the injury or even death of a parent.
“There are day-to-day challenges related to transitions common to military life,” said Dr. Kelly Blasko, a psychologist and program lead at T2. “Busy military parents can use their smartphones during those small pockets of free time to access resources and expert advice to help them feel more confident about having conversations with their children.”
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TRICARE Revises Compound Drug Coverage
March 12, 2015

Starting May 1, 2015, Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will screen all ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective, and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs.

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2014:

Walk-in Service at TRICARE Service Centers to end by April 1, 2014

NY Magazine article: The PROZAC, PAXIL, ZOLOFT, WELLBUTRIN, CELEXA, EFFEXOR, VALIUM, KLONOPIN, ATIVAN. RETORIL, XANAX, ADDERAL, RITALIN, HALDOL, RISPERDAL, SEROQUEL, AMBIEM, LUNESTA, ELAVIL, TRAZADONE, WAR:  As it approaches its tenth year, our nation’s longest war is showing signs of waning. Meanwhile, our soldiers are fallling apart. Article by Jennifer Senior

January 2013:

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DCoE January Webinar: Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by DCoE Public Affairs
January 17, 2013 Veterans – PTSDNews – The New York Times

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its first webinar of 2013, “Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury: Magnitude, Manifestations, Myths and Management,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Jan. 24.

A substance abuse problem can develop when an individual chooses to use drinking or drugs as a way to cope with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Negative outcomes associated with co-occurring substance abuse problems and TBI include medical problems (e.g., cirrhosis, cancers), psychiatric/behavioral problems, unemployment and family upset. Failure to treat substance abuse following TBI may be counterproductive to successful recovery.

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News about Veterans. Monday, January 21, 2013 reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or major depression have sought …. What is RSS?

March 2013:

All issues of the PTSD Research Quarterly are available online at: www.ptsd.va.gov

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