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Ask The Doc

Welcome to "Ask the Doc", the Military Health System's own health care advice column. Here, you'll find answers to questions on an array of subjects and concerns from military doctors, nurses, specialists and personnel who know them best.

Explore our past health topics below and bookmark this page so you can follow our column each month! 

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