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Aug. 31, 2022
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for 12 to 17 Year-Olds
Adolescents ages 12 to 17 can now receive the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth vaccine to be authorized for the prevention of coronavirus.
Aug. 30, 2022
New COVID-19 Boosters Against Subvariants Coming Soon
Public health experts say COVID-19 cases are anticipated to spike again this fall, but new vaccine versions expected to be released soon will target subvariants that dominate cases in the United States.
Aug. 16, 2022
After Dobbs Decision, Department of Defense Provides Q&A Resource
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision protecting abortion rights, service members and families were left uncertain about their access to reproductive health care.
Aug. 8, 2022
What You Need to Know About Monkeypox
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
The infectious viral disease monkeypox is slowly spreading around the world, including the United States. On August 4, the United States formally declared it a public health emergency.
Aug. 2, 2022
DOD Officials: Women’s Health Care Unchanged by Supreme Court Decision
Women’s Health Care Unchanged by Supreme Court Decision.
July 22, 2022
New 988 Number for Mental Health Emergencies
Jul. 22, 2022 —
Effective 16 July 2022, “988” will serve as the new direct dial number for the National Suicide Prevention Helpline. The number will be available for use at national, state, and local levels.
June 27, 2022
Ask the Doc: Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion -- What's the Difference?
Dear Doc: During a recent run in the hot weather, I started to feel dizzy and got a headache. Could this be heat exhaustion or heat stroke? Can you please explain the difference between the two so that my buddies and I can learn ways to prevent heat-related injuries in the hot weather?
May 26, 2022
Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Current Events
ilitary families have a unique connection to war, regardless of when or where it occurs.
For military children – who know that their parents regularly train, prepare, and deploy for military missions as part of their job – current events can cause stress and anxiety. Streams of media images and reports about troubling news events can be outright scary.
May 19, 2022
How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effectiveness and Care Quality
MHS Video Connect, the Defense Health Agency's new comprehensive telehealth platform, puts Military Health System patients at the center of care by meeting them where they are – at home, their duty station, or wherever they happen to be. Open to all active duty service members, retirees, and their families enrolled in a military hospital or clinic, this web-based platform empowers patients to meet with their military health provider virtually through live video on any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device.
April 20, 2022
COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High During Omicron Surge
Active-duty service members who received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot were significantly less likely to be infected and show symptoms of the disease during the surge of the Omicron variant this winter, according to a recent study.