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DOD recommends adults 75 and older should seek COVID-19 vaccine

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1/19/2021
Image of nursing home members, wearing masks, waiting in a line to get their COVID vaccine. Click to open a larger version of the image.

This age recommendation differs slightly from that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends vaccinations for those 65 and older.

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Medical mentoring fosters retention, improved health care delivery

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1/19/2021
Two medical military personnel in an operating room

Naval medical officer mentoring continues across career in a variety of modalities.

COVID-19 hinders blood donations during National Blood Donor Month

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1/14/2021
Navy Capt. R. Wade Blizzard, commanding officer of U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, donates blood for the Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Units Diego Garcia walking blood bank on Dec. 17, 2020. The walking blood bank is a list of eligible donors who can provide blood in case of emergency. (U.S. Navy photo by Navy Seaman Apprentice Stevin Atkins)

Life-saving blood is in high-demand by the Armed Services Blood Program, as the COVID-19 has negatively impacted donations.

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MHS refractive surgery experts discuss warfighter readiness

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1/13/2021
Image of Mr. McCaffery looking at a monitor with an eye on it. Click to open a larger version of the image.

Refractive surgery is any surgery that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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COVID presents new set of challenges for DOD environmental health

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1/12/2021
Group of Marines, snowshoeing through the snow

One of the most important factors to take into account when maintaining one’s overall fitness is physical environment.

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Mentoring builds strong bonds and a network of support

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1/11/2021
Three military personnel, wearing masks, having a discussion in a room

January serves as National Mentoring Month.

MTF facilities, markets set to resume transition heading into 2021

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1/6/2021
Image of a military nurse, wearing a mask, preparing a needle for a vaccination. Click to open a larger version of the image.

Butler says transition on track.

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MHS operational innovations continue in battle against COVID-19

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1/5/2021
Two medical personnel, wearing full PPE, in an operating room

MHS innovations in 2020 include a new registry for real-time COVID-19 data and a system to free up hospital beds and protect patients from the disease.

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5 Tips for Better Data Privacy

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1/4/2021
The number 5 against a black background, with the text "5 Tips for Better Data Privacy"

Your privacy matters! Don’t be a target of data theft. Protect what’s yours by following these easy steps.

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8 Easy New Year’s Resolution Ideas for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

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1/4/2021
Colorful image with the number 8 and text saying "New Years Resolution: Ideas for a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit."

Are you trying to get motivated to stick to a New Year’s Resolution? New Year’s is a perfect opportunity to catch up on things that you have been putting off. Set simple achievable goals for success.

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5 Ideas for Nature Bathing in Winter

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1/4/2021
The number 5 against a forest backdrop, with the text "Here are 5 ideas for Nature Bathing in Winter"

Nature bathing? It’s a thing and comes with numerous benefits. It’s simply spending time outdoors and immersing yourself in nature. But, how does one enjoy nature bathing with Jack Frost nipping at your nose?

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DHA’s IT innovation continues during COVID-19 pandemic

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12/31/2020
Image of three military personnel, wearing masks, in front of a computer screen. Click to open a larger version of the image.

IT innovations keep pace despite COVID-19 road blocks.

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Health literacy focuses on empowering patients to engage in their care

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12/30/2020
Medical personnel, wearing a mask, inserting an IV into a patient

How patient-doctor communication improves the health care experience.

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MTFs respond to COVID-19 with increased telehealth, drive-thrus

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12/29/2020
Military physician sitting at desk, talking to patient on his computer

COVID MTF innovations include more virtual health options and drive thrus.

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Protecting the Force: How the MHS helped sustain readiness in the face of COVID

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12/23/2020
Hospital personnel treating a patient on a stretcher

The Military Health System is reviewing how it kept warfighters mission-ready and units online in 2020 during the ongoing pandemic.

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