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Articles by Janet A. Aker, MHS Communications

DHA's E Caregiver Directory Puts Resources at Your Fingertips

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11/30/2022
Woman on left stretching her husband's left arm and right leg

Caregivers now have needed resources at their fingertips on their mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

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Operating at Speed of Relevance, Key to Great Outcomes, DHA’s Maturation

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11/21/2022
Photo of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, Christianne Witten, and DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg

DHA’s reputation built on speed of relevance in COVID pandemic, which helped it mature as an operational combat support agency.

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DOD Brain Health Initiative is at Work Across the Military

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11/17/2022
Two hands holding damaged wearable blast mesurement gauges from a study on blast pressure exposure.

From enlistment to retirement, the brain health of service members is being checked. See why the results are creating new action plans for the DOD.

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Lifestyle Changes Could Add 10-15 Years to Your Life

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11/8/2022
A female Navy physical therapist works with a senior citizen lying on a table holding a ball.

You're never too old to start being more physically active and eating healthier, which can add years to your life.

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics

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11/1/2022
Five people wearing masks look at the camera.

Walk-in contraceptives services help service members with convenience of one-day, no appointment care, and help the military with readiness.

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Suicide Prevention Resources That Can Help

Article
10/31/2022
Text reading, Every life lost to suicide is one too many.

Resources on suicide prevention the entire military family can use.

Mobile Hearing Tests Prove Successful in the Field and Beyond

Article
10/24/2022
Female service member in front holds a clicker while wearing a headset. In the background is the hearing test technician..

Mobile audiometry equipment can be used from the point of injury to advanced traumas.

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What Does Vitamin B Do for Me? Much More than You Think

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10/17/2022
A colorful board of foods with vitamin B including grains, vegetables,, and meats.

Why all eight of the B vitamins are essential to your health.

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot and Your COVID-19 Booster, Too

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10/14/2022
Senior MHS officials and medics from the Pentagon stand together Oct. 13 after receiving their flu shots and bivalent COVID-19 boosters.."

It's flu shot time. Get your COVID-19 booster at the same time.

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Your Pain on a Scale of 1-10? Check Out a New DOD Way to Evaluate Pain

Article
10/13/2022
Graphic of a bar graph

The Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale provides more and better ways to assess pain levels.

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Natural Disaster Preparation: What You Need to Know

Article
9/30/2022
Image of a woman reading.

Disasters can come at any time, so always be prepared and lean on TRICARE for assistance.

Horse Therapy Helps Wounded Service Members Find "New Normal"

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9/13/2022
Horse on left with ARNG Spc. Yesenia Flores, at an equine therapy program used by Fort Campbell's Soldier Recovery Unit.

Horse therapy is one way Fort Campbell wounded soldiers move toward recovery.

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What Effects Does Alcohol Have on My Body?

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9/6/2022
Chart on the effects of alcohol on judgment and impairment from about two beers to about seven beers.

Alcohol can be harmful for many reasons, so moderation is the key, our doc says.

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for 12 to 17 Year-Olds

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8/30/2022
Air Force Staff. Sgt. fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine is Available for Those 12 Years' Old and Above

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New COVID-19 Boosters Against Subvariants Coming Soon

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8/29/2022
Marine on right gets a COVID-19 booster vaccination from a nursing student on his left.

Brooklyn Marine gets COVID-19 booster vaccination.

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