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Articles by Janet A. Aker, MHS Communications

Mental Stress is like a ‘Check Engine Light’ Flashing–Don’t Ignore It

Article
11/29/2021
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason David talks about his  journey of recovery through the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program during a video conversation with Defense Health Agency Command Sgt. Major Michael Gragg.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason David speaks about his own journey of recovery through the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: How to Keep Babies Safe While Sleeping

Article
11/24/2021
baby boy asleep on his back in a crib

Don’t co-sleep with babies; that’s a SIDS risk factor teaser

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MHS Reaches 6 Million Doses of Vaccine Against COVID

Article
11/10/2021
Airmen of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, receive COVID-19 immunizations as a part of the federal mandate at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 2, 2021. The 139th Medical Group oversees the operation. .

Military passes 6 million mark for COVID-19 shots administered across the Military Health System.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Is Now Available for Children 5 to 11

Article
11/9/2021
5-year-old girl in mask reads a book by herself

COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year olds are ready now through MHS

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How DHA Plans to Boost Battlefield Care for Military Working Dogs

Article
10/20/2021
Military dog in surgery

Military Working Dog trauma database would aid in preventing and treating injuries

Pregnancy Health Alert: COVID-19 Vaccine is Strongly Recommended

Article
10/20/2021
Pregnant women gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Get vaccinated for COVID-19 if you’re pregnant or trying, DOD and CDC and advise.

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More Than 95% of Active Duty Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

Article
10/15/2021
Female hospital corpsman gives a COVID-19 vaccine injection to a sailor in her left arm

Service members continue to line up for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Top Medical Workplace Injuries – And Some Tips to Prevent Them

Article
10/15/2021
Military personnel getting an N95

Occupational Hazards for Health Care Workers: Advice from the Experts

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Flu Shots are Available Now And Are More Important than Ever

Article
10/13/2021
Military personnel getting their flu shot

It’s flu season. Get vaccinated. COVID-19 concerns should redouble desire to get vaccinated against the flu.

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Mask Mouth Does Not Exist, Dentists Say

Article
10/6/2021
A bunch of children wearing face masks walk on a city street.

Mask mouth doesn’t exist, Internet chatter to the contrary, dentists say.

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COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available – What You Need to Know

Article
9/30/2021
Containers of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each vial contains six doses for vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.

Booster shots are now recommended for millions of people – but many others will have to wait for additional approvals.

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New Opioid Antidote Prescriptions are Making Pain Management Safer

Article
9/29/2021
Airman holding a box of Narcan, an opioid overdose antidote called naloxone, in her hands.

Opioid antidote naloxone available in MHS

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Opioid Prescriptions Decline Across the Military Health System

Article
9/28/2021
Graph about Opioids

Opioid prescriptions have declined in MHS since 2017

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Suicide is Preventable and Should Be Treated Like a Health Problem

Article
9/20/2021
Drunk man sits on sofa with his head in his hands. He is in mental pain.

Suicide is a preventable health crisis and should be treated like other health crises, such as heart attacks.

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Deadlines Set for All Service Members' Vaccinations Against COVID

Article
9/20/2021
A female airman being injected into her arm with her first COVID-19  vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana Sept. 9, 2021.

Army, Air Force, and Navy have each set their deadlines for their COVID-19 mandatory vaccinations

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