Raise Awareness about Heart Disease and Stroke this Wear Red Day 2/5/2015 Women are powerful, smart, strong - and dying of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association reports that 1 in 3 women die of these preventable illnesses every year. You can help save lives by raising awareness and encouraging change on National Wear Red DayR. This year, National Wear Red DayR is February 6th. This annual observance brings attention to the concerning statistics about heart disease and stroke in women and encourages them to get educated about their health. The National Wear Red DayR campaign, and iconic red dress, are recognized nationally and help to spread the word. It is reported that 80% of heart disease and stroke in women is preventable. Women can eat healthy, stay active, be smoke-free, and make other health or lifestyle changes to lower their chances of heart disease. Since 2003, National Wear Red DayR has reached millions of mothers, daughters, sisters and friends with some remarkable successes: * Nearly 90% made at least one healthy behavior change * More than one-third lost weight * More than 50% increased their exercise * 6 out of 10 changed their diets * More than 40% checked their cholesterol levels * One third talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans * Women's death decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years You don't have to wait until National Wear Red Day to get started. You can use mobile apps or digital tools that encourage a healthy lifestyle, like UltimateMe. <http://www.health.mil/UltimateMe> UltimateMe is a secure, online wellness platform for the military community to get a better understanding of their health with personalized content and interactive tools to improve health and address problem behaviors. See your health care provider and talk about your overall health. Use the preventive care services offered by your health plan. To see what TRICARE covers, visit the <http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/BodyMeasurement.aspx> body measurement, <http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/BloodPressureScreening.aspx> blood pressure, <http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/CholesterolTesting.aspx> cholesterol testing, and <http://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/LipidPanel.aspx> lipid panel pages in the <http://www.tricare.mil/preventiveservices> preventive services section of TRICARE.mil. For more information on spreading the word and raising support, visit <https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/> National Wear Red DayR online. SOURCE: TRICARE News Release at http://www.tricare.mil/HealthWellness/HLArticles/Archives/02_05_15_WearRedDay.as px NOTICE: Links to archived copies of this and other mailing list messages, mailing list subscribe\unsubscribe instructions, retiree\veterans-related events list and links to other useful information for active duty, guard\reserves, retirees and veterans, and their families, are available on the LINKS FOR MIL\RET\VETS website at www.hostmtb.org <http://www.hostmtb.org> This message is being sent to the TFL and HEALTH.MIL mailing lists. If you prefer not to receive future messages from either of these mailing lists, please go to www.hostmtb.org <http://www.hostmtb.org> and unsubscribe automatically or contact the Mailing List Mgr <mailto:Milton.Bell126@xxxxxxxxx?subject=Mailing%20List(s)%20Unsubscribe> .