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Some say that military children serve alongside their service member parent(s). We recognize the important role military children play in helping our soldiers achieve their mission by contributing to the strength of the military family. Specifically, we will look at the various programs the MHS has to improve the health and fitness of military children.

Learn more about your child's health coverage on the TRICARE Website. Some hot topics include:

Stages of Life

Resources for Military Children

In support of military children, the DoD partners with outside organizations to address the needs of military families and children worldwide.

Military Kids Connect

Sesame Street for Military Families

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2018 Month of the Military Child - Grace

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4/4/2018
2018 Month of the Military Child - Grace

In celebration of Month of the Military Child, 13-year-old Grace talks about moving and how she finds opportunities to remember the good things about where she'd lived before.

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For Military Children's Health Month, focus on cyberfitness

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4/2/2018
Servio Medina is acting chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Cyber Security Division Policy Branch. (Courtesy photo)

Well-being goes beyond vaccines, regular checkups

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Parents and doctors watch over a tiny heart

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3/19/2018
Hudson Moore, son of Army Sgt. Shane Moore and his wife Dionna, is a survivor of four heart surgeries, cardiac arrest, cancer, and many other medical complications. Today he is attending pre-K with a routine daily life after spending most of his baby years in and out of the hospital. (Courtesy Photo)

A military family’s rocky medical road with congenital heart disease

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Pediatric care in the military rated 'excellent' but can improve

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2/27/2018
Experts say pediatric care within the Military Health System is excellent as they strive to improve and provide top-quality care for military children. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Experts say pediatric care within the Military Health System is excellent as they strive to improve and provide top-quality care for military children

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Children's Dental Health Month: What parents need to know

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2/13/2018
Air Force Senior Airman Caitlyn Hollowell, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, prepares to take an x-ray on Katelyn Landolt. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Teaching children about taking care of their teeth can be challenging

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Rocky and Elmo want providers to "Watch. Ask. Share."

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2/12/2018
Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel “Rocky” Bono joined Sesame Street’s Elmo to record a welcome video for the new provider section of the Sesame Street for Military Families website. (Photo by MHS Communications)

How DHA teamed with Sesame Street to help care for military families

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Cold and influenza season is underway – and it’s nothing to ‘shake off’

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1/12/2018
Cold and flu season usually runs from October to March, and peaks between December and February. Young children, adults 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk for complications. Military Health System experts encourage everyone to take steps to prevent these viral illnesses from spreading. (U.S. Army photo by photo by Rachel Larue)

Military Health System experts share advice on how to prevent, treat, and distinguish between these two viral illnesses

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Cancer vaccine for youth is effective, safe

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10/25/2017
The HPV vaccine is very safe, and most people don’t have any problems or side effects. Studies have shown the vaccine caused HPV rates to decline 64 percent among teenaged girls ages 14 to 19, and 34 percent among women ages 20 to 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High)

Experts share what parents need to know about the HPV vaccine

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Midwives expand women's options

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10/19/2017
Valerie Miller, nurse midwife, Department of Women’s Health Services, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, holds a newborn baby while she conducts a group prenatal care session with parents of newborns to discuss concerns, expectations and answer any questions the couples may have regarding their birthing experience. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives, in 2014, 8.3 percent of all U.S. births were delivered by CNMs

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Flag Football Game

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9/28/2016
Youth participate in a flag football game on Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Travis Gershaneck)

Youth participate in a flag football game on Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Travis Gershaneck)

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Back to School Health and Safety Checklist

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8/4/2016
Health and Safety Checklist for Back to School

This infographic provides a going back to school health and safety checklist.

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Preventive Health Tip 4

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8/24/2015
Preventive Health Tip #4: Healthy Dental Habits

Encourage your child to practice healthy dental habits

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Preventive Health Tip 3

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Preventive Health Tip #3: Healthy Snacks on Hand

Avoid obesity--keep a variety of healthy snacks on hand.

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