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March Observances

March features several national health and military observances that you can consider highlighting on your channels. Download and share any of the graphics and approved social media content shared below.

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Jan 31, 2024

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Post 1: During National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, let’s engage in meaningful conversations about substance use. www.health.mil/mentalhealth Post 2: Own Your Limits provides service members with resources and information on responsible alcohol consumption: https://www.ownyourlimits.org/about-us/ Post 3: Too Much to Lose informs ...

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Jan 31, 2024

National Doctors Day

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Suggestion to localize: Use this graphic overlay to spotlight doctors at your military hospital or clinic. Use the hashtag: #NationalDoctorsDay

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Jan 31, 2024

National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Awareness Week

Embrace the beauty of a good night’s sleep! Celebrate #NationalSleepAwarenessWeek by learning how you can improve your sleep and feel more rested. Discover tips and tricks at 👉 https://health.mil/Sleep. Your well-rested self will thank you! 💤 #Sleep | #NSAW

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Jan 31, 2024

Medal of Honor Day

Medal of Honor Day

Today, we honor the heroism and sacrifice of the brave service men and women who have earned the Medal of Honor. https://www.health.mil/MOH #NationalMedalOfHonorDay| #MedalOfHonor

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Jan 31, 2024

National Dentist Day (Overlay)

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Suggestion to Localize: Use the graphic overlay to take a photo of your local dentists to give them a shout out on National Dentist’s Day. Use the hashtag: #NationalDentistsDay

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Jan 31, 2024

Save Your Vision Month

Computer Vision Syndrome

#DYK? The average American worker spends about seven hours a day on the computer. If you have dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, or other symptoms, you could have a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain. Follow the 20-20-20 rule to ease the discomfort: take a 20-second break, to view something 20 feet ...

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Jan 31, 2024

World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day

Noise-induced hearing loss from exposure to hazardous noise on and off duty is one of the most common types of injury for service members. You can protect your hearing for a lifetime by wearing hearing protection when exposed to loud noise. To help select what hearing protection is best for you, visit: https://hearing.health.mil/Prevention/Hearing ...

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Jan 31, 2024

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Good nutrition isn't just about feeling great. It's a shield against illness, too! Discover the power of proper nutrition for your overall health and immunity. Learn more: www.health.mil/Nutrition #NationalNutritionMonth |#HealthyEating

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Jan 31, 2024

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis doesn't discriminate. While it's most common in women aged 30-40, it can happen to anyone who has a period. Endometriosis can’t be prevented, but you can lower your risk. Find out more: health.mil/Endometriosis #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth |#Endometriosis | #WomensHealth Suggestion to Localize: Add how to get an appointment at your ...

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Jan 31, 2024

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Screening for colorectal cancer begins at age 45. The Defense Health Agency offers a variety of colorectal cancer screening options, including a stool-based test known as Fecal Immunochemical Test, or FIT, as an alternative to a colonoscopy. https://health.mil/News/Articles/2022/11/22/Colorectal-Cancer Suggestion to Localize: Add how to get an ...

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Jan 31, 2024

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth! Let's honor the remarkable contributions of women in military medicine. From pioneers in nursing to trailblazing doctors, their dedication has shaped the history of the @MilitaryHealth System. Explore their inspiring journeys here:  www.health.mil/womenshistory

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Jan 31, 2024

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Warfighter Brain Health

We must address brain health together. DOD now has a single brain health initiative touching all areas across operational and medical aspects of policy, emerging brain threats, cognitive monitoring, and research strategy. Brain health affects readiness, operational capability, and mission effectiveness. Learn more about brain health at www.health ...

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Jan 31, 2024

Daylight Saving

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Don’t be late to your doctor’s appointment tomorrow morning … remember to #SpringForward. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour today! #DaylightSavingTime

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Feb 15, 2023

USU, Canadian Armed Forces Host Military Women’s Health Workshop

Panelists at the Armed Forces Health Services and Uniformed Services University's International Military Women's Health Workshop

Women make up nearly 20% of the the United States Armed Forces, so having more females in healthcare professions creates a much more effective force. That's why the Uniformed Services University and Canadian Armed Forces Health Services collaborated recently to advance research on women’s health issues and to optimize care for women in uniform.

Last Updated: February 13, 2024
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