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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July 12, 2021

Innovation working group strives to enhance METC training

Experienced instructors, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, and degree pathway programs are some of the many features that give the Medical Education and Training Campus at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, an edge in producing highly-trained, military allied health professionals.

July 8, 2021

Ticks!

GREENVILLE, Ky. – One Soldier’s passion for preventive medicine became an unusual annual tradition at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky.

July 8, 2021

Uniforms with Programmable Fiber could Transmit Data and More

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Army-funded research has resulted in the development of a programmable fiber that could transmit data from military uniforms.

July 8, 2021

Naval Hospital Jacksonville celebrates 80 years of health and readiness

On July 1, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville celebrates 80 years of providing health care and readiness.

July 8, 2021

Ky. Guard Reaches New COVID Milestone with UofL Ending Drive-Thru Testing and Vaccination Site Downtown

The Kentucky National Guard has been working alongside the University of Louisville since March of 2020 in the fight against COVID.

July 6, 2021

Air Force releases cardio and strength fitness assessment alternatives, new online capabilities

The Air Force will provide Airmen five physical fitness assessment alternatives - three for the cardio portion and sit-up components and two for the push-up component of the physical fitness assessment beginning in early 2022.

July 1, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing

Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.

July 1, 2021

I Am Navy Medicine – Lt. Caitlin Sleight, clinical psychologist - at NMRTC Bremerton

The junior officer of the quarter at for Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton admittedly could not have envisioned her current status in Navy Medicine.

June 29, 2021

New COVID-19 Delta Variant: What you need to know to stay safe

A new and increasingly dangerous variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is rapidly sweeping across the globe. This new variant appears to spread faster, cause more severe disease and is more likely to result in hospitalization. Also, younger people appear to be more susceptible to the new strain, known as the Delta variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 29, 2021

PTSD: Seeking out Mental Health Care is the First Step to Wellness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Service members, family members and veterans who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder may repeatedly re-experience their ordeal as nightmares, flashbacks or frightening thoughts, especially when exposed to events that remind them of their original trauma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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