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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June 29, 2021

Fireworks, flames and safety

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—The Fourth of July is celebrated annually through traditions such as barbeques, parties and fireworks, however, it is also a prime time for unnecessary injuries.

June 29, 2021

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Definitions and Treatment Options

Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can occur after someone goes through or sees a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual or physical abuse, a serious accident, natural disaster or an assault.

June 28, 2021

59th MDW treats transgender service members

Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order making it possible for transgender service members to openly serve in the military, which further strengthened the Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit at the 59th Medical Wing.

June 28, 2021

PTSD Awareness: Removing the Stigma and Seeking Help

“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it through hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.” – Lori Goodwin, U.S. Air Force Veteran.

June 28, 2021

EFMP: Stepping it up

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Exceptional Family Member Program now offers a DD Form 3054 to help the program better serve enrolled families.

June 25, 2021

Goodfellow's SASH Program Leads the Way (with captions)

With the recent addition of Navy students, Goodfellow’s Students Against Sexual Assault and Harassment program, also known as ‘Teal Ropes,’ became the first in the DoD to have joint service participation! SASH is an Air Education and Training Command program that is being considered by other services within their respective training commands.

June 24, 2021

PTSD, What You Should Know

According to the National Center for PTSD-Department of Veterans Affairs, PTSD is a mental health issue that one may develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event such as a natural disaster, combat, sexual assault, or car accident. They also specify that anyone can develop PTSD and at any time in their life after a traumatic event.

June 24, 2021

Whiteman Air Force Base PTSD Awareness Day Graphics [Image 1 of 3]

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a result of an individual witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD Awareness day takes place every year on June 27 in recognition of those who are affected by this disorder.

June 24, 2021

Whiteman Air Force Base PTSD Awareness Day Graphics [Image 2 of 3]

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a result of an individual witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD Awareness day takes place every year on June 27 in recognition of those who are affected by this disorder. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Devan Halstead)

June 24, 2021

Whiteman Air Force Base PTSD Awareness Day Graphics [Image 3 of 3]

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a result of an individual witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD Awareness day takes place every year on June 27 in recognition of those who are affected by this disorder. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Devan Halstead)

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