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Articles by Wesley P. Elliott

Brush, clean in between to build a healthy smile

Jordyn Pafford, sixth grader, receives a dental screening conducted by Capt. James Lee, a general dentist. (U.S. Army photo by Lance D. Davis)

Children who have poor oral health often miss more school

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Vaccination is the best defense against the flu

Vaccination is the primary method for preventing influenza and its complications and getting an annual influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Erica Knight)

Vaccination is needed every year because the Influenza viruses change

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May is better speech and hearing month

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds maintenance professionals, wearing hearing protection, watch  Thunderbird 5 taxi out during the Wings of Freedom Open House and Air Show performance, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Auditory injury is an invisible condition that is often viewed as an unavoidable, acceptable consequence of military service, but service-related hearing loss is largely preventable. Most hearing protection, if worn properly during noise-hazardous conditions, is effective in preventing hearing loss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

The Veterans Benefits Administration reports that tinnitus and hearing loss are the top two service-connected disabilities for U.S. military veterans

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