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Ask the Doc: Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion -- ...

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Jun. 27, 2022

Dear Doc: During a recent run in the hot weather, I started to feel dizzy and got a headache. Could this be...
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certified nurse midwife, massages the back of first time mom

Expectant Moms Have Group Option for Prenatal Care

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Jun. 10, 2022

The San Antonio Market offers a group obstetric model for pregnant women at Brooke Army Medical Center.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo, public affairs specialist at Space Launch Delta 30, spends quality time with her son at Cocheo Park on Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. We celebrate Month of the Military Child in April to celebrate military children whose parents serve the United States. (Photo: U.S. Space Force Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw)

Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Current Events

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May. 26, 2022

ilitary families have a unique connection to war, regardless of when or where it occurs.For military children...
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Army Lt. Col (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld explains how MHS Video Connect's convenient, secure, and easy-to-use virtual video visit capability helps providers keep patients on mission and improves engagement with them, directly leading to better health outcomes.

How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effective...

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May. 19, 2022

MHS Video Connect, the Defense Health Agency's new comprehensive telehealth platform, puts Military Health...
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Every May is Mental Health Month. If you know someone in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line: 800-273-8255. (Photo: MHS Communications)

Together for Mental Health: May is Mental Health...

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May. 16, 2022

Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Growing up, kids are taught if they are hurt...
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COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High During Omicron Surge

COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High Dur...

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Apr. 20, 2022

Active-duty service members who received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot were significantly less likely to be...
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RevX upgrades MHS GENESIS at Puget Sound Military Health System

RevX upgrades MHS GENESIS at Puget Sound Militar...

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Apr. 18, 2022

The Department of Defense integrated electronic health record MHS GENESIS is being upgraded at Puget Sound...
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U.S. Air Force Major Rachael Parrish, 20th Dental Squadron general dentist, performs an oral exam on Airman 1st Class Amie Bickford, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions technician at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, March 13, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th DS are tasked with ensuring airmen and soldiers on base meet all dental class requirements for deployment (Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs).

Why Dental Health is Essential for Warfighters a...

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Feb. 09, 2022

To help service members understand the importance of healthy teeth, some dentists use military-style...
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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?

Feb. 2, 2022

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.

Feb. 2, 2022

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?

Jan. 24, 2022

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.

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