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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Discussing the Strategic Way Forward

Tidewater Market Leaders Meet to Discuss Strateg...

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Feb. 03, 2022

Military and civilian leaders of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market gathered, in accordance with...
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On February 3, we mark the birth of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first American woman 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 women who have followed her example by becoming physicians.

Navy Medicine Celebrates National Women Physicia...

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Feb. 02, 2022

On February 3, 2022, we mark the birth of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman in the United...
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Air Force Capt. Emily Kopec, 56th Medical Group dentist, fills a cavity at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Early treatment of cavities can prevent the progression of tooth decay and the need for more extensive treatment in the future (Photo: Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez).

Ask the Doc: Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

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Feb. 02, 2022

Dear Doc: I have several colleagues in my unit who don't like – or even fear – visiting the dentist. Some go...
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Female service member contraceptive options at clinics include long-acting devices such as vaginal rings that are reversible upon removal.

Long-Acting Contraceptives are a Popular Choice ...

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Feb. 02, 2022

At the OB-GYN clinic at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christine Higgins has an array of options...
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Sept. 29, 2021

New Central Texas Market Strengthens DoD’s Medical Readiness, Promises Better Patient Experience

Fort Hood, Texas – The Defense Health Agency (DHA) marked the establishment of the Central Texas Market, a critical milestone in once-in-a-generation Military Health System reform efforts to improve the readiness of the force and the health care service provided to warfighters, retirees and military families, in a ceremony at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on September 29, 2021.

Sept. 24, 2021

Storytellers: Narratives on Mental Health

Three storytellers shared their experiences with overcoming adversity during a Storytellers event hosted by the Kadena Suicide Prevention Team at the McDaniel Center at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 9, 2021.

Sept. 21, 2021

CONNECT TO PROTECT for Suicide Prevention: SUPPORT IS WITHIN REACH

Suicide prevention is among the highest priorities of the Army.

Sept. 20, 2021

COVID-19 can Lead to Long-term Health Concerns

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Debra Lamb has a message for anyone who believes the coronavirus is a hoax.

Sept. 17, 2021

6 Things to Know about the Army's New Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

On September 14, 2021, the Army announced its plan to comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring all Service members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sept. 16, 2021

Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care

The Air Force’s Women’s Initiative Team has multiple lines of effort addressing barriers through policy change. The members of the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have a vision to build an Air Force health care system that strengthens high quality women’s care.

Sept. 15, 2021

Under Secretary of the Air Force Talks Mandatory COVID Vaccination Efforts with Air Force Reserve

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- During a roundtable discussion at the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Sep. 11, Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones met with Air Force Reservists to discuss the Department of Defense-wide COVID-19 vaccination directive and its quickly-approaching completion deadline of Dec. 2, for the Air Force Reserve established by Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall.

Sept. 14, 2021

Army Announces Implementation of Mandatory Vaccines for Soldiers

WASHINGTON — The Army outlined its plan today to fully comply with the Secretary of Defense’s order requiring all service members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Sept. 10, 2021

ADAPT Champions: Promoting Healthy Relationships with Alcohol

People choose to drink alcohol for a variety of reasons — some drink to enhance social experiences while others drink as an avenue to escape their everyday problems.

Sept. 7, 2021

DAF Announces Mandatory COVID Vaccine Implementation Guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall directed the COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines for Department of the Air Force total force military members Sept. 3, in accordance with the Secretary of Defense mandate last month.

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