Reeve completes a 2022 summer triathlon. Reeve was assisted by Lt. Col. Cassandra Burns, 88th Medical Group pediatric neurologist, after being diagnosed with a rare case of cerebral folate deficiency at four years old, along with being diagnosed with down syndrome at birth. (Courtesy Photo)

Wright-Patt doctor finds treatment path for mili...

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Jan. 30, 2023

For the Anderson family, protecting their 8-year-old son, Reeve, has proven to be the fight of his lifetime.
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Nurse assists patient.

JBLE Medical Clinics stand up Walk-in Contracept...

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Jan. 26, 2023

The 633d Medical Group and McDonald Army Health Center Women’s Health Clinics now offer walk-in contraceptive...
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When a disaster strikes, blood is needed immediately, there is no time to wait for donations. Donate today, to prepare for tomorrow. Find where you can donate blood through the Armed Services Blood Program. One donation can save up to three lives. (Courtesy Photo by ASBP)

Donated Blood Saves Lives

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Jan. 23, 2023

In recognition of National Blood Donor month in January, the Armed Services Blood ProgramOpens ASBP reminds...
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New Electronic Health Record System Launches for...

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Jan. 20, 2023

The Military Health System’s new electronic health record system, MHS GENESIS, will deploy for more than...
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Edwards, 51st Fighter Wing public affairs specialist performs preacher curls during a back and bicep workout at the fitness center on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 30, 2022. Edwards uses weight lifting and physical activity to improve his physique and relieve stress. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane Young)

Department of the Air Force outlines new Body Co...

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Jan. 10, 2023

The Department of the Air Force is establishing new Body Composition Program standards for Airmen and...
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A service member gets a checkup at a military hospital or clinic. Women’s health issues are a top priority for the DOD, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Seileen Mullen told the Army Wife Network podcast on Nov. 30. “Empowerment is autonomy,” she said.

Women's Health Equity is a Real Focus for DOD, M...

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Dec. 28, 2022

Health equality for women in service and women beneficiaries is and will remain a top priority for the...
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Air Force SMART program sustains readiness and c...

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Oct. 27, 2022

The Air Force’s Sustained Medical and Readiness Trained, or SMART, program has become a dynamic training...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2022) – Capt. Sharon House, Naval Hospital Jacksonville director and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville commander, together with the command’s Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS team, prepare to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new electronic health record system MHS GENESIS on September 24 at the hospital. The ribbon cutting recognized the launch of the new electronic health record at the hospital and its Naval Branch Health Clinics Jacksonville, Key West and Mayport. (U.S. Navy photo by Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

MHS GENESIS ‘Goes Live’ at Naval Hospital Jackso...

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Sep. 26, 2022

Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville and Naval Branch Health Clinics (NBHC) Jacksonville, Key West and Mayport...
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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

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

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.

Jan. 22, 2022

San Antonio Market Successfully Launches MHS GENESIS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2022) – After months of training and preparation, the San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, went live with MHS GENESIS on Jan. 22.

Jan. 21, 2022

Medical Leaders Address COVID-19 Concerns During Family Forum

The sheer volume of COVID-19 infections makes the virus and its variants a real challenge, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a Blue Star Families forum in a virus update yesterday.

Jan. 12, 2022

New Electronic Health Records Rollout Will Hit Major Milestone in 2022

A major milestone for the Defense Health Agency in 2021 was to advance the successful rollout of MHS GENESIS, the new electronic health record system deploying to military medical treatment facilities around the world.

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