Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 203 2 ©2017 US Family Health Plan. All rights reserved. TRICARE® is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved. FAM is a publication of US Family Health Plan @ Saint Vincents. The contents of FAM are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written permission of US Family Health Plan or content author. US Family Health Plan does not take any responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or photographs, which may be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication. Advertisers and con- tributors assume all liability for the content and photographs they supply to US Family Health Plan or any company acting on behalf of US Family Health Plan and assume responsibility for any claims against the publisher and publication arising from their advertise- ment or editorial and photos that were contributed by them. Photography submitted to FAM must have written consent from the subject and is the contributors’ responsibility to obtain. US Family Health Plan assumes no liability for services advertised in the magazine. The publisher reserves the right to edit, rewrite, or reject editorial material and assumes no responsibility for accu- racy, errors or omissions. All artwork including advertisements created for FAM is the property of US Family Health Plan and can- not be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Neither the publisher or US Family Health Plan management nor any agency or contractor is responsible for any offers, products, services, statements, information, and content expressed within this magazine. Any person or entity that relies on information obtained from this magazine does so at his or her own risk. The content is provided as an information service only, and it is the sole responsibility of the reader to investigate and evaluate any and all content provided. Spring with all its vitality, color and energy has arrived! We launched our first edition of FAM in the Spring of 2016. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed already! This undertaking beckoned for us to create a magazine that would touch on topics that would educate, inform, and entertain our audience. We are humbled by how our members have gravitated to FAM. This is evidenced by your calls or emails to us on our content, additional facts related to an article or just to say “we like FAM and want to know about future issues”. As we mature in our editorial role, we welcome your feedback in the development of future issues and the continued submission of your stories. With the appearance of Spring — we want to remind our members about the importance of taking control of your mental, physical and spiritual health — in that order. Our families for the most part have and probably will always be our #1 priority. However, as we become “seasoned” individuals we need a little nudging to stay focused on our own well-being. Your well-being directly affects your family. So, this Spring take time to smell the roses, have fun, rediscover you. Walking, exercise, meditation and yoga are excellent ways to clear your mind and feed your spirit. Don’t forget to get those periodic health checkups. Our families depend on us . . . so this Spring focus on “you” — Your mind, body and spirit need the vitality, color and energy that Spring brings! Happy Spring! Jeff Bloom From the Executive Director FAM a US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN MAGAZINE Rhonda Morris Director Corporate Communications, Editor in Chief Angelo Puleo Production Director Carolyn Geida Art Director Contributing Writers: Joe Leech - Dietitian Paula Spencer Scott - Contributing Articles: • By Military Pathways Cover Photo by: Major David Andersen USMC (ret) On the Cover: Zack Andersen,son of Major Dave Andersen USMC (ret)