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Landreaux becomes Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Resources Management and Policy

Article
12/21/2018
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Tom McCaffery presides over Mr. Darrell Landreaux’s promotion to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Resources Management and Policy. (MHS photo)

Mr. Darrell Landreaux’s promotion

Leaders take world view to enhance health readiness

Article
12/19/2018
Army Maj. Elizabeth Polfer (left), an orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas, performs hand surgery with her Honduran counterpart in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during a Regional Health Command-Central Global Health Engagement Medical Readiness Training Exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Pinel)

Global engagements include missions in South, Central America

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Global Health Engagement

DHA expanding support to combatant commands

Article
11/30/2018
Maj. Gen. Place, director of the National Capital Region, speaks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

DHA headquarters will have centralized functional capabilities to ensure standardization and ensure efficiencies

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Combat Support

Health leaders: Whole of military health is greater than sum of parts

Article
11/29/2018
Dr. John Cho (far right), AMSUS executive director, introduces speakers (from left) Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director; Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army surgeon general; Vice Adm. Forrest Faison III, Navy surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg,  Air Force surgeon general; Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, Joint Staff surgeon, Dr. Richard Thomas, president of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for health services policy and oversight.

Collaboration stressed as transformation is under way

DHA leaders: Embrace historical changes to military health

Article
11/28/2018
Vice Adm. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), delivers remarks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

Bono, Kiyokawa describe plans as MTFs come under DHA umbrella

Looking to the future: Leaders come together at AMSUS

Article
11/27/2018
Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, U.S. Navy surgeon general, delivers remarks at the opening of the AMSUS 2018 annual meeting.

This year’s conference theme is “The Future of Healthcare is Now”

Cyber fitness, awareness key during ‘season of shopping’

Article
11/22/2018
Making cyber security a priority while shopping or browsing online can help you protect yourself from more than you bargained for during this ‘season of shopping.’

During a popular time of year for shopping, consumers should be aware of scams or fraudulent activity targeting shoppers and email users, experts say. Taking small steps every day to protect information online can make a big difference in the long-term future.

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A pain in the brain may be a migraine

Article
11/15/2018
Migraines affect women more than men with many options for treatment.

Women affected three times more frequently than men

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Mental Health Care | Women's Health

To drink, or not to drink

Article
11/9/2018
If you are battling substance abuse, consider attending an alcohol-free holiday party or host your own alcohol-free small gathering

If you are battling substance abuse, consider attending an alcohol-free holiday party or host your own alcohol-free small gathering

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With passing of colors, new senior enlisted advisor assumes duties at DHA

Article
11/7/2018
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano receives the Defense Superior Service Medal at the Defense Health Agency's Change of Responsibility ceremony. (MHS photo)

Outgoing advisor Luciano retiring after 35-year Army career

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DoD, FDA working together to benefit warfighters

Article
11/2/2018
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner (left) and Mr. Thomas McCaffery, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (right), congratulate on another following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the DoD and the FDA.  The ceremony acknowledges the existing partnership and the future collaboration on accessing life-saving medical products for U.S. troops on the battlefield.

DoD and FDA leaders signed a memorandum of understanding to foster and prioritize the development of critical medical products

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Health Readiness

Rare but preventable: Know the signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Article
10/31/2018
The sudden onset of a high fever and other symptoms may call for a visit to the emergency room to rule out toxic shock syndrome. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Xiomara M. Martinez)

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a dangerous, potentially fatal, condition with symptoms that often appear suddenly and quickly escalate. Although it’s not a common condition, prevalence can decrease even more through awareness, experts say

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Women's Health

Cyberfit family: Making cybersecurity understandable for all ages

Article
10/30/2018
By making cyber fitness a part of daily routines, families can protect their online information and personal well-being.

Protecting the homefront against cybersecurity issues

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Women and depression

Article
10/30/2018
Mental health technicians assigned to the 48th Medical Group Mental Health Flight converse in the hospital reception area at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The Mental Health Flight is one of many resources available to assist with depression and other mental health concerns. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones)

1 in every 8 women develops clinical depression during her lifetime

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Summer may be gone, but West Nile Virus remains a threat

Article
10/24/2018
Mosquito activity is still at its peak during early fall but taking steps to prevent mosquito bites can reduce risk of West Nile Virus. (U.S. Army photo)

Taking steps to prevent mosquito bites can be the best way to reduce risk of West Nile Virus infection and other mosquito-borne illnesses

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