Heart health important for women

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Heart disease. Many people think of it as a man’s disease, but women can get it too. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States — making heart health an important issue for women […]

One year filing deadline for TRICARE claims

By Tyler Patterson and Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — When you visit the doctor, you probably pay your co-pay, then leave. But what if you visit an out-of-network doctor or have other health insurance? You might need to file your own TRICARE claim, something your TRICARE network provider is required to do for […]

New Web tool makes finding new doctors easy

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Just enrolled into TRICARE Prime and want to know your options for doctors? Moved to a new location and need to find a doctor? Not sure if the nearest military clinic is accepting new patients? It used to take a phone call or car trip to answer […]

TRICARE assists with breast cancer treatment

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — ”You have breast cancer.” A diagnosis of breast cancer can be one of the most terrifying experiences of a person’s life. Even if you’re expecting it, you’re braced for it and you’re simply waiting for the confirmation, not much else in the world can change your life […]

Double time for TRICARE authorizations, referrals

Air Force News Service PHOENIX — As of Tuesday, TRICARE authorizations for care that include evaluation and treatment are good for 180 days. That’s twice the 90 days that were allowed previously, giving you more time to complete your care and any follow-up visits. Remember, if you do not receive care before the authorization expires, […]

TRICARE covers back-to-school shots

By Diane Mayer: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Are your children up-to-date on their immunizations? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that most children be vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), measles, mumps and rubella. All of these diseases can cause serious health problems if your children’s shots aren’t […]

PCM options available

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Most military families have a primary care manager, but not everyone knows who qualifies as one. TRICARE defines a primary care manager — frequently referred to as a PCM — as “a civilian network provider or military treatment facility provider who provides primary care services to TRICARE […]

Coverage can extend past spouses, children

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — One great thing about your TRICARE coverage is it not only extends to your spouse and children, but in some cases, also climbs up your family tree to dependent parents and parents-in-law. The process to register your parents or parents-in-law as dependents varies by service branch. The […]

TRICARE helps families face autism

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX, ARIZ. — Autism delays the development of important life skills. Most people may take these social and communication skills for granted, but autism-related delays and problem behaviors usually start in infancy and can last a lifetime. Life is challenging not only for the diagnosed child, but for […]

TRICARE showcasing videos

TriWest Healthcare Allisance PHOENIX — Grab the popcorn…military families throughout TRICARE’s west region now have a new, easy way to learn about their healthcare benefits through one of America’s favorite pastimes—the movies. TriWest Healthcare Alliance — the Department of Defense contractor that administers TRICARE, the military’s healthcare entitlement, in 21 western states — is expanding […]

Zias settle for Sunday split

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Facing a struggling Western New Mexico squad, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team was set to close out a 4-1 run through the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic on Sunday. Then the roof fell in. With ENMU leading 10-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Western then loaded […]

Zias win two in Phoenix

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Junior outfielder Alex Mayo Otis went 3-for-5 with a homer and three runs scored as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team won twice on Saturday in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic, beating Montana State-Billings 7-6 and handing previously unbeaten Dixie State a 5-3 setback. Mayo Otis went 2-for-4 against […]

Grand Canyon slips past Zias

CNJ staff PHOENIX — First baseman Randi Johns hit a two-run homer and Grand Canyon survived back-to-back home runs by Eastern New Mexico University’s Alex Mayo Otis and Kristen Cruickshank for a 5-4 win over the Zias on Friday in the Schutt Sports Division II Classic. Jessica Palma (4-1) went 4 1/3 innings before the […]

TRICARE enrollment process revised

By Tiffany Anderson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX, Ariz.

May 18, 2008 Graduation announcement

Rosalinda (Garza) Hollars, formerly of Clovis, graduated May 3 Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., with a bachelor’s of science degree. She majored in public safety administration with an emphasis in criminal justice and graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average, receiving university honors.

3-11-08 Business digest

Doctor providing new servicesPeter Seipel, MD, is now providing services as an orthopedic surgeon with Plains Regional Medical Group, according to a news release. Seipel graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and completed his residency at Phoenix Orthopedic Residency Program in Phoenix, Ariz. He most recently served as […]

Zias lose in Phoenix finale

CNJ staff PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team closed out play in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic softball tournament on Saturday, dropping a 5-3 decision to Minnesota State-Mankato. The Zias went 2-1 in pool play, including a 3-1 win over Mankato, to advance to the gold bracket. They split a […]

Hounds sign three for soccer

CNJ staff PORTALES — Three players have signed national letters of intent to play men’s soccer at Eastern New Mexico University next fall under coach Carlos Elizondo. The signees are defenders Robert Brown of Albuquerque (Valley H.S.) and Aram Simsar of Phoenix, and forward Keith Barnhart of Carlsbad. Simsar, a transfer from Phoenix College, will […]

Artists of the month

Sisters Loyce Troia and Leona Hughes of Clovis were chosen by the Pintores Art League as artists of the month for February. Their paintings will be at the Clovis-Carver Public Library during February. Troia and Hughes went to Vaughn Municipal Schools and attended Eastern New Mexico University in the 1950s. Recently, Troia took classes at […]

Memorial fund raises $30,000

By CNJ Staff A memorial fund established for the family of an Air Force pilot killed in Iraq has raised more than $30,000, family members said. Maj. Troy Gilbert died Nov. 27 when the F-16 he was piloting crashed in Iraq. Gilbert’s wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. Jay Gurley of Clovis, Ginger’s father, said […]