Sept. 2, 2021
‘A GREATER PURPOSE’ - Military Blood Program Relies on Donors
Petty Officer 3rd Class Shailynn Galvin, of Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia, has donated blood at outside community blood drives, but up until Tuesday had never donated at Fort Gordon’s Kendrick Memorial Blood Center. So when the 21-year-old heard her command was sponsoring a blood drive at KMBC, she didn’t hesitate to donate.
Aug. 27, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Questionnaire
Did you receive a COVID-19 vaccine survey?You may receive a questionnaire via email asking about your COVID-19 vaccine status. This is a valid survey from the DOD, which was also approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with the control number of 0720-0069. You received this email because we don’t have a record of your vaccination
Aug. 5, 2021
An Expo Emphasis on Mental Health and Wellness
As Navy Lt. Maxwell Anderson calmly addressed a seated crowd during the Mental Health and Wellness Expo 2021, he asked those in attendance to focus on the concept of mindfulness.
Aug. 4, 2021
Medical Leaders Take Part in Robust Conversation on COVID
On August 4, 2021, COVID-19 was again front and center as top medical leaders of the Navy, Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Coast Guard took part in a robust conversation about the pandemic at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
July 22, 2021
AFRL SBIR Partnership Thinks Outside of the Box with Covid-19 Enclosure
Article written by Jim Ingram - Rising to the world’s daily challenges through technology is the very fiber of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. That resilient drive and dedication endures with a new medical device inspired by the heroic staff battling COVID-19.
July 20, 2021
Air Force Surgeon General outlines priorities, future of USAF medicine
From turning a corner in the pandemic and Military Health System transformation, to readying his medics for the next major threat, Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, knows the key to the Air Force Medical Service’s success comes from its most important asset - its people.
July 1, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing
Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
June 29, 2021
New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization.
Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PTSD: Seeking out Mental Health Care is the First Step to Wellness
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.