PORTSMOUTH, Va. (March 9, 2023) Laboratory Technician Andrienne Collier works with wound cultures to isolate microorganisms while working at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth laboratory. As part of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market, the NMCP laboratory provides a comprehensive range of anatomic pathology, blood bank, and clinical pathology services to eligible beneficiaries in the Tidewater region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dylan M. Kinee/Released)

Tidewater Market Saves by Integrating and Optimi...

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Mar. 10, 2023

In a Defense Health Agency Market that serves more than 390,000 beneficiaries, U.S. Navy Capt. Stacie Milavec...
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Walter Reed Audiology Speech Pathology Improving...

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Mar. 07, 2023

World Hearing Day is observed annually on March 3 and this year’s theme was “Ear and Hearing Care for All.”
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New text service offers military healthcare updates, information.

New text service offers military healthcare upda...

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Jan. 31, 2023

The San Antonio Market has launched a text messaging service to keep TRICARE beneficiaries informed about...
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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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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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April 20, 2022

COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High During Omicron Surge

Active-duty service members who received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot were significantly less likely to be infected and show symptoms of the disease during the surge of the Omicron variant this winter, according to a recent study. 

April 18, 2022

RevX upgrades MHS GENESIS at Puget Sound Military Health System

The Department of Defense integrated electronic health record MHS GENESIS is being upgraded at Puget Sound Military Health System military treatment facilities.

Feb. 9, 2022

Why Dental Health is Essential for Warfighters and Military Readiness

To help service members understand the importance of healthy teeth, some dentists use military-style terminology. Tooth decay is an "enemy you are fighting" and you need to "execute a plan to eliminate that foe," said Air Force Col (Dr.) Robin Fontenot, a consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for expeditionary dentistry.

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.

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