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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.
April 18, 2022
RevX upgrades MHS GENESIS at Puget Sound Military Health System
The Department of Defense integrated electronic health record MHS GENESIS is being upgraded at Puget Sound Military Health System military treatment facilities.
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. 3, 2022
Tidewater Market Leaders Meet to Discuss Strategic Way Forward
Military and civilian leaders of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market gathered, in accordance with social distancing guidance, for a strategic planning offsite Jan. 25 to 28 to develop solutions aimed at achieving the market’s strategic goals.
Feb. 2, 2022
Navy Medicine Celebrates National Women Physicians Day
FALLS CHURCH, VA —
On February 3, 2022, we mark the birth of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman in the United States to obtain a Medical Degree (1849). Since 2016, the United States has celebrated her birthday as National Women Physicians Day, a holiday commemorating Dr. Blackwell’s many contributions to the field of medicine and for recognizing all
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.