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Rocky and Elmo want providers to "Watch. Ask. Share."

Article
2/12/2018
Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel “Rocky” Bono joined Sesame Street’s Elmo to record a welcome video for the new provider section of the Sesame Street for Military Families website. (Photo by MHS Communications)

How DHA teamed with Sesame Street to help care for military families

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Mental Health Care | Public Health | Preventive Health | Children's Health | Deployment Health | Connected Health

Lose to win: Some service members struggle with weight

Article
2/7/2018
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jovanei Taito, shown here receiving his information warfare qualification certificate, credits the ShipShape program for enabling him to pass the Navy's body composition and physical fitness assessments.  (Courtesy photo)

With numbers rising, programs help keep you shipshape

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Health Readiness | Heart Health

Caring for skin goes deeper than applying lotion

Article
2/6/2018
Heather Carter, an above-knee amputee, participates in a therapy session at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Caring for skin around amputation sites is one of the most critical roles of a military dermatologist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean Kimmons)

The many critical roles of a military dermatologist

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Extremities Loss | Public Health | Preventive Health

No chill zone: Give winter weather injuries the cold shoulder

Article
2/5/2018
Chill factor, improper warm up, and inadequate clothing can contribute to the risk for cold injuries. Experts encourage everyone, whether acclimated to cold weather or not, to protect against cold-temperature injuries this winter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cody Rowe)

Learn preventive steps to reduce risks of cold-temperature injuries

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Winter Safety

Your military family: The key to beating holiday blues

Article
12/20/2017
Airman Adrianna Barelas, 4th Space Operations Squadron system administrator, displays her Grinch side for the holiday season at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2017. Many things can cause stress during the holidays, including travel, financial strain from gift buying, and the expectations of friends and family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Lift your mood with healthy basics

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Strengthening capabilities, fostering partnership top priorities at global health summit

Article
10/27/2017
Admiral Tim Ziemer, head of U.S. delegation, giving remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

A growing partnership of more than 60 nations is working to build countries’ capacity to help create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and elevate global health security

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Department of Defense continues commitment to Global Health Security Agenda

Article
10/12/2016
Dr. Karen Guice, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, addressed attendees on the second day of the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Summit Sept. 14, 2016.

Department of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders travel to the Netherlands to attend a summit on the Global Health Security Agenda

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9/11 Memories – Kathryn M. Beasley

Article
9/9/2016
Capt. Kathryn M. Beasley, retired, former Navy Nurse Corps officer

Kathryn Beasley had recently reported into her new job as director of Healthcare Operations at the former National Naval Medical Center when the terrorist attacks hit

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MHS Remembers 9/11

Former head of TRICARE Management Activity remembers how the world changed

Article
9/8/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon.

The world, and thus military medicine, changed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The former head of TRICARE reflects on those changes.

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MHS Remembers 9/11

9/11 Memories – Michael Cowan

Article
9/7/2016
(graphic) Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, retired, former U.S. Navy Surgeon General

Former U.S. Navy Surgeon General recalls the events of 9/11 and after

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MHS Remembers 9/11

For former Pentagon clinic chief, sights and smells of 9/11 terrorist attack burned into his mind

Article
9/6/2016
Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of the Pentagon’s health clinic was stuck on a bridge, just across the river from the building, feeling helpless as he watched it burn

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MHS Remembers 9/11
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