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Colorectal Cancer-725

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11/22/2022
Colorectal Cancer-725

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Candida Ferguson, a general surgeon at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, talks with a patient about colorectal cancer screening. The Defense Health Agency established new age recommendations for screenings. Regular screening with a stool test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early. (Photo: Deidre Smith, Naval Hospital Jacksonville)

Lung Cancer 2022

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11/22/2022
Lung Cancer 2022

U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego’s medical providers conduct a lung cancer screening. With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes and steps to take if you think you need screening. (U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Harley Sarmiento, Naval Medical Center San Diego)

Town Hall Main

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11/21/2022
Town Hall Main

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, center, takes questions from Christianne Witten, DHA chief of internal communications, during his last town hall meeting as director of the Defense Health Agency with DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg, Nov. 16, 2022. The event focused on the agency’s greatest accomplishments over the last three years and how the COVID-19 pandemic helped transform the agency’s reputation in the DOD and shape its internal culture. Place and Gragg also discussed the future of military medicine. (Photo by Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

Angels Awards

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11/18/2022
Angels Awards

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William D. French, president and chief executive officer of the Armed Services YMCA, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, director of DHA, present an Armed Services YMCA 2022 Angels of the Battlefield Award to Patrick Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base, on Nov. 17 in Arlington, Virginia. The 16th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala honored medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on and off the battlefield. Jacobs is the first DHA civilian employee to be presented with the award. (Photo: Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

Blast Gauges 2022

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11/17/2022
Blast Gauges 2022

Small, wearable blast measurement gauges show the damages incurred during a recent study of blast pressure exposure at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The pilot study with the 101st Airborne was part of a congressionally mandated longitudinal study on blast overpressure in members of the armed services. The study is part of the Warfighter Brain Health initiative, which focuses on gathering data on service members’ brain health in training, deployment, garrisons, and off-duty sports.

Air Guardsman

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11/9/2022
Air Guardsman

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Paul Mastalerz II, a pilot assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard, prepares to fly a C-130H aircraft, June 4, 2022 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn. The flight was Mastalerz’s first since being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in 2020. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney)

Mad Cow Disease 2022

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11/9/2022
Mad Cow Disease 2022

Welcome back, blood donors! The Food and Drug Administration has recently updated its guidelines, and Armed Services Blood Program blood donors who were once deferred for geographic risk factors related to vCJD, commonly known as “Mad Cow” disease, or for the receipt of a blood transfusion in the U.K., France or Ireland during certain periods of time, may now be eligible to donate, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. (Jonathon Davis, MHS)

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Gitmo Physical Therapy 2022

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11/8/2022
Gitmo Physical Therapy 2022

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Lyda Kuoch, with the U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, works on upper body strength and mobility with a senior patient during a routine physical therapy session on Sept. 28. Small steps, such as changes in nutrition, avoiding risky behaviors, and exercising can prolong life and help you age healthily.

SBPD

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11/7/2022
SBPD

Air Force Maj. Theodore Urbano, chief of DHA’s Education and Training directorate’s policy and programming branch, facilitates a training series on resiliency in the workplace. Skills-based professional development sessions like this one allow all DHA employees to continue to learn and grow as professionals, all virtually and at no cost. (Photo: Yolanda Mose’, DHA)

Neck Slashing Victim Aid 2022

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11/4/2022
Neck Slashing Victim Aid 2022

Former U.S. Navy corpsman Oscar Sanchez recuperates in a Louisville, Kentucky, hospital after his neck was slashed in an attack. Surrounding him are some of the rescuers who came to his aid and saved his life. They include on the right retired U.S. Army Master Seargeant Michael Junio. (Photo courtesy Oscar Sanchez)

HEART 22 surgeons mission 2022

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11/3/2022
HEART 22 surgeons mission 2022

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jacob Riis, center, an orthopedic surgeon assigned to 355th Medical Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona,, performs surgery on a local Guatemalan citizen's knee while deployed in support of Health Engagements Assistance Response Team 2022, (HEART 22), on Aug. 30, 2022, at Hospital Regional de Occidente in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. During HEART 22, the U.S. military and partner nation medical professionals operated side-by-side in three specialties: Ophthalmology (general and cornea transplant surgeries), Orthopedic (general and trauma surgeries) and Dental (restorative dental surgeries). (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Dustin Biven/Defense Media Activity)

Bremerton Clinic

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11/1/2022
Bremerton Clinic

Staff assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton's OB-GYN clinic display a number of the instruments and devices associated with patient-centered care during the walk-in contraceptive clinic, an essential part of women's health services provided at NHB. The Defense Health Agency recently issued an Administrative Instruction for access to walk-in contraception services across the Military Health System, letting beneficiaries discuss and receive their preferred and medically appropriate care. (Photo: Douglas Stutz, Public Affairs Officer, NHB/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC), Bremerton)

Every life

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10/31/2022
Every life

The Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs have many nonclinical resources to help service members, veterans, and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.(Photo: Keith Pannell, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)

Telementoring 2022

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10/28/2022
Telementoring 2022

Staff from the Madigan Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center in Tacoma, Washington, participate in an ECHO telementoring session among pain managers and specialists in October 2022. The ECHO Pain Program is a video conference mentoring program that allows health care providers to learn from each other about pain management, as well as a tool for patients to connect to their care team. (Photo: Alexe Bellingham, Madigan Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center)

EACE

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10/27/2022
EACE

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jorge Salazar, assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-West of Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, walks toward an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21. The Defense Health Agency recently welcomed the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence to lead the advancement of extremity trauma-related research and clinical practice innovations. (Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Justin W. Galvin)

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