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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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President's Day

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12/30/2023
President's Day

This #PresidentsDay, take time to remember and honor those who served our country as commander-in-chief.

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February

Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

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12/30/2023
Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Happy 82nd birthday to the United States Coast Guard Reserve! To all those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve - we salute you.

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February

National Caregiver Day

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12/30/2023
National Caregiver Day

This #NationalCaregiversDay, we recognize the selflessness and generosity shown by all caregivers, especially those in the military community. Thank you for ensuring the comfort and dignity of those who need your help. Find resources here: http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Caregiver-Resources/

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February

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Older Adults B

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1/19/2023
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Older Adults B

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent bivalent dose recommended for you by the CDC.

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COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Up to Date

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1/19/2023
COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Up to Date

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent bivalent dose recommended for you by the CDC.

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COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Up to Date

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1/19/2023
COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Up to Date

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Older Adults

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1/19/2023
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Older Adults

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Boosters for Children

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1/17/2023
COVID-19 Vaccine and Boosters for Children

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Boosters for Children B

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1/17/2023
COVID-19 Vaccine and Boosters for Children B

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Love Your Heart: Prevent Heart Disease

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1/12/2023
Love Your Heart: Prevent Heart Disease

A healthy heart is critical, particularly to service members facing high-stress jobs throughout their careers. Take steps to prevent heart disease: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2021/02/24/Proper-diet-sleep-exercise-and-joy-key-to-a-heart-health #HeartHealth

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Love Your Heart: Don't Smoke

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1/12/2023
Love Your Heart: Don't Smoke

Smoking can increase your risk for heart disease. Talk to your provider on ways to lower your risk and prioritize your heart health: www.health.mil/hearthealth #HeartHealth

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Love Your Heart: Healthy Weight

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1/12/2023
Love Your Heart: Healthy Weight

Keepings a healthy weight can lower your risk for heart disease. Learn more on how a healthy way is good for your heart: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2022/01/14/Six-Immediate-Health-Benefits-You-Will-See-If-You-Lose-a-Little-Weight #HeartHealth

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Love Your Heart Healthy: Food and Drinks

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1/12/2023
Love Your Heart Healthy: Food and Drinks

Eating a balanced, healthy diet, low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat can lower your risk for heart disease. www.health.mil/Nutrition #HeartHealth

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Love Your Heart: Physical Activity

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1/12/2023
Love Your Heart: Physical Activity

Get moving! Try and get at least 2.5 hours a week of physical activity to keep your heart healthy. https://health.mil/Exercise #HeartHealth #Readiness

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Black History Month

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12/30/2022
Black History Month

This month we celebrate and honor the significant accomplishments of Black people across the Department of Defense. Take a look back at just a few of the many trailblazers who have made great strides in medicine and made contributions to the Military Health System. www.health.mil/Black-History-Month

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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