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.
Feb. 9, 2022
Why Dental Health is Essential for Warfighters and Military Readiness
To help service members understand the importance of healthy teeth, some dentists use military-style terminology.
Tooth decay is an "enemy you are fighting" and you need to "execute a plan to eliminate that foe," said Air Force Col (Dr.) Robin Fontenot, a consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for expeditionary dentistry.
Feb. 2, 2022
Ask the Doc: Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist
Dear Doc: I have several colleagues in my unit who don't like – or even fear – visiting the dentist. Some go as far as to live with a toothache or other oral problem for months just to avoid seeing their dentists. I wonder if you could share a few tips for how my colleagues and others can overcome this fear? Could you also provide a few tips related to oral health you wished everyone knew or kept in mind?
Long-Acting Contraceptives are a Popular Choice with Service Members
At the OB-GYN clinic at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christine Higgins has an array of options for contraception to offer female service members.
Ask the Doc: The Dangers of Yo-Yo Diets and How to Avoid Them
Dear Doc: I suppose I'd consider myself a "gym rat." I've got quite a bit of muscle mass. I guess I'm what you could refer to as "stocky." This tends to be a problem around PRT (Physical Readiness Test) time. I'm a perfectly healthy guy in my 20s, but I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to weighing in.
Jan. 24, 2022
Do You Have COVID-19? Influenza? Or is it RSV? Here’s What to Look For
Are you or a loved one not feeling well? Feverish? Starting to cough?
Public Health nurses offer insights on living with COVID-19 now, looking into future
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – One of the more challenging jobs for any public health professional is dealing with unpredictability inherent in outbreaks like the current COVID-19 pandemic.