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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.
July 18, 2022
San Antonio Market celebrates first anniversary as a unified healthcare system
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —
The San Antonio Market will celebrate its one-year anniversary as a unified military healthcare system this week.
San Antonio’s military treatment facilities officially united as a market with the Defense Health Agency during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center on July 16, 2021.
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?
June 10, 2022
Expectant Moms Have Group Option for Prenatal Care
The San Antonio Market offers a group obstetric model for pregnant women at Brooke Army Medical Center.
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.
May 16, 2022
Together for Mental Health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Growing up, kids are taught if they are hurt physically in any area, to seek help. The same should go for anyone's mental health.
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.