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Articles by Janet A. Aker, MHS Communications

Decades After Desert Storm, inTransition is There for You

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1/26/2023
General Schwartzkopf inspecting troops in 1991

If you need help with your PTSD, the InTransition program is for you.

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Equine Therapy Reduces Staff Stress and Anxiety at Military Hospital

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1/25/2023
Military personnel poses with miniature horse

Not all facility animals are dogs. Mini-horses help reduce staff stress at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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MLK Day National Day of Service: Remember. Celebrate. Act.

Article
1/23/2023
MLK infographic

How Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy still affects us today.

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Ask the Doc: My Friend Drinks Too Much. How Can I Help?

Article
12/28/2022
alcohol bottles

A doc explains how you can help a friend you think drinks too much.

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Women's Health Equity is a Real Focus for DOD, Mullen Says

Article
12/27/2022
Military medical personnel at medical examination

Women’s heath equity is fully invested in by DOD’s actions, acting AD for Health Affairs tells a recent podcast.

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How Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Keep Flying 300 Days a Year

Article
12/16/2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Travis Grindstaff at Nellis Aviation National air show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds high-performance demonstration teams rely on their flight surgeons to sustain their readiness for more than 300 shows a year.

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Breast Cancer Reminder: Get Your Annual Screening

Article
12/15/2022
Military personnel in mammogram screening

Annual mammograms are easy to schedule and can detect very small cancers.

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Blast Overpressure Research Brings NATO Group to DHHQ

Article
12/13/2022
Military personnel fire mortar rounds

DOD and NATO experts recently met to continue their work on warfighter brain health to protect soldiers from the overblast pressure of their weaponry.

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Flu Season’s Here: You Still Can Get Your Flu Shot for Protection

Article
12/12/2022
Flu Week Infographic

It’s not too late to get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19.

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MHS Leader Davison Reflects on New Path for Pain Management

Article
12/9/2022
A U.S. service member gets treated for chronic knee pain

MHS pain management enters new era with a broader approach to pain care than traditional methods.

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DHA's E Caregiver Directory Puts Resources at Your Fingertips

Article
11/30/2022
Woman on left stretching her husband's left arm and right leg

Caregivers now have needed resources at their fingertips on their mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

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Operating at Speed of Relevance, Key to Great Outcomes, DHA’s Maturation

Article
11/21/2022
Photo of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, Christianne Witten, and DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg

DHA’s reputation built on speed of relevance in COVID pandemic, which helped it mature as an operational combat support agency.

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DOD Brain Health Initiative is at Work Across the Military

Article
11/17/2022
Two hands holding damaged wearable blast mesurement gauges from a study on blast pressure exposure.

From enlistment to retirement, the brain health of service members is being checked. See why the results are creating new action plans for the DOD.

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Lifestyle Changes Could Add 10-15 Years to Your Life

Article
11/8/2022
A female Navy physical therapist works with a senior citizen lying on a table holding a ball.

You're never too old to start being more physically active and eating healthier, which can add years to your life.

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics

Article
11/1/2022
Five people wearing masks look at the camera.

Walk-in contraceptives services help service members with convenience of one-day, no appointment care, and help the military with readiness.

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