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Opioid Prescriptions Decline Across the Military Health System

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9/28/2021
Graph about Opioids

Opioid prescriptions have declined in MHS since 2017

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Deadlines Set for All Service Members' Vaccinations Against COVID

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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

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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Suicide Prevention and Connectedness with Others are Intertwined

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9/2/2021
The DOD theme for this year’s National Suicide Prevention Month is “Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach,” emphasizing connectedness even during a pandemic.

September is Suicide Prevention Month: Help is Within Reach

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As Fitness Tests Resume, Troops Seek Post-COVID Exercise Routines

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8/31/2021
Military personnel physically training

Keeping fit during pandemic proves hard for some.

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Canine blood transfusions can save wounded military working dogs

Article
8/27/2021
Army Capt. Gabrielle Montone, Ft. Benning, Georgia, Veterinary Clinic intern, instructs 908th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Amy Sanderson in canine CPR techniques at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 7, 2021. Montone and her team conducted canine-specific medical training designed to prepare 908 AES members to provide proper care to Military Working Dogs who are injured in the line of duty. Montone is using a training mannequin.

Military Working Dogs’ best bet for survival is fresh canine blood.

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PCOS is a common condition for women, but it's often undiagnosed

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8/20/2021
A certified nurse midwife performs an ultrasound on a patient

The NIH describes PCOS as under-recognized, underdiagnosed, and understudied

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Gen. George Washington Ordered Smallpox Inoculations for All Troops

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8/16/2021
Old photo of George Washington in battle

George Washington’s tactics included directing the first mass military inoculations

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Don't Hesitate: Vaccinate Today for School

Article
8/13/2021
A boy gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Back to School Means Vaccine Time

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Debunking Anti-Vaccine Myths with Scientific Facts

Article
8/5/2021
A soldier gets a shot in the arm.

Get the facts: Myths on why not to get COVID-19 vaccination debunked by science

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How You Can Prevent This Cancer-Causing Sexually Transmitted Infection

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8/4/2021
Doctor talking to a boy

Get the HPV vaccinations for cancer prevention if you haven’t already

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Benefits Still Outweigh the Risks

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7/30/2021
Military personnel getting vaccinated

Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections are extremely rare, DHA’s Place says

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How Spec Ops and DHA Teamed Up to Build an Inexpensive DIY Ventilator

Article
7/28/2021
Nurse checks up on a patient in a mechanical ventilator

Military inventiveness is seen in the history of ventilators

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It’s Not Over Yet: Some COVID Safety Precautions Remain Necessary

Article
7/22/2021
a crowd of people

Returning to society when fully vaccinated is great but keep that mask handy

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CHAMP uses more predictive analytics to improve beneficiary healthcare

Article
7/8/2021
A game of tug-of-war

Military health innovation and Total Force Fitness go hand-in-hand.

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