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Jun. 27, 2022

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Expectant Moms Have Group Option for Prenatal Care

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Jun. 10, 2022

The San Antonio Market offers a group obstetric model for pregnant women at Brooke Army Medical Center.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Rocio Romo, public affairs specialist at Space Launch Delta 30, spends quality time with her son at Cocheo Park on Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. We celebrate Month of the Military Child in April to celebrate military children whose parents serve the United States. (Photo: U.S. Space Force Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw)

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May. 26, 2022

ilitary families have a unique connection to war, regardless of when or where it occurs.For military children...
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Army Lt. Col (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld explains how MHS Video Connect's convenient, secure, and easy-to-use virtual video visit capability helps providers keep patients on mission and improves engagement with them, directly leading to better health outcomes.

How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effective...

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May. 19, 2022

MHS Video Connect, the Defense Health Agency's new comprehensive telehealth platform, puts Military Health...
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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).

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Feb. 09, 2022

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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)

June 23, 2021

FAQ: Mental health referrals

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. -- This past year and a half came with plenty of its own hurdles on top of unique military challenges from deployments, family separations, long hours and missile field tours. Yet, stress doesn’t always cause mental health issues because resilience, social support and coping skills can help us manage it.

June 22, 2021

PTSD Awareness Month

Many people know of PTSD, but may not fully understand how it affects people. It can affect those suffering from it differently, and it is important to understand that PTSD is more than a diagnosis. The month of June marks Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month.

June 21, 2021

Resilient and fit despite COVID-19

On July 1, 2021, the Air Force will resume its physical fitness testing, following months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, Airmen of all ranks, ranging from new arrivals to those in the senior tier, have had to find different ways to maintain a healthy level of fitness despite obstacles presented during this unprecedented situation.

June 21, 2021

Improving Run Times for the PT Test

The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing on July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score.

June 21, 2021

59th MDW: PTSD Awareness Month

The month of June marks Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month. Many people know of PTSD, but may not fully understand how it affects people. It can affect those suffering from it differently, and it is important to understand that PTSD is more than a diagnosis.

June 18, 2021

Yokota begins administering COVID-19 vaccines to local employees

The 374th Medical Group started administering COVID-19 vaccines to local employees, including Master Labor Contractors and Indirect Hire Agreement, (MLC/IHA) who wish to be vaccinated, June 18.

Learn More about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccine.