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Avoid summertime food poisoning with these easy tips

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8/12/2022
Someone cooking on a grill

Food safety in the summer is just as important as sunscreen

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Summer Water Safety Means: Know your Limitations

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8/10/2022
Military personnel participating in a swim call

Know your swimming rules and dangers

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What You Need to Know About Mpox

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8/5/2022
A human hand with sores

Mpox is rare. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family and when to contact a medical provider.

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USU Facility Dogs Help De-stress USU Med Students

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8/4/2022
A dog interacts with students

Shetland and Grover roam the USU med school's halls to calm and comfort students.

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How Performance Nutrition Can Help You Maintain Readiness

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7/29/2022
A person serving himself a salad

Performance nutrition is a major key to force readiness.

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PTSD Treatment Works While Challenges Like Stigma Remain a Concern

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7/21/2022
Post Traumatic Stresss Disorder

Anyone who has been through a trauma—violent crime, sexual violence, natural disasters, mass shooting, or combat—can develop posttraumatic stress disorder.

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The Need for Speed Requires Intense Training

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7/18/2022
 Military personnel conducts routine ops in US 3rd Fleet

Tom Cruise has nothing on real military pilots and their training.

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How Military Hospitals and Clinics Prepare for Disasters

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7/8/2022
 When disaster strikes – like massive wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods – Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) need to be prepared.

When disaster strikes – like massive wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods – military hospitals and clinics need to be prepared.

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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7/7/2022
Start by creating a basic disaster emergency kit and create a plan to get back together as a family in the event of a disaster.

How to prepare for an evacuation affecting your family? Or even losing your home? Start by creating a basic disaster emergency kit and create a plan to get back together as a family in the event of a disaster.

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How Drones Will Transform Battlefield Medicine – and Save Lives

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6/23/2022
Drones carrying fresh blood products to wounded troops on the front lines may be critical for military medicine in a conflict against a "near-peer" adversary.

Emerging technology may use drones to deliver blood products for wounded troops on the front lines of combat. That capability may be critical in a "near-peer" conflict.

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Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

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6/14/2022
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dominique Campbell drives a forklift on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. She is wearing proper hearing and vision protection.

Experts from the Centers of Excellence help advance research to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions that affect military personnel and their families.

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Ask the Doc: All This Noise is Giving Me Headaches

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6/13/2022
Ask the Doc: Noise from ship can cause headaches. Try to give your ears a rest when you can.

Ask the Doc: What is causing all of these headaches?

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Doctors Recommend Sunscreen for All Skin Complexions

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6/13/2022
The dangers of too much sunlight – from sunspots to skin cancer – are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say.

The dangers of too much sunlight – from sunspots to skin cancer – are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say.

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How Military Medicine Is Preparing for the Next Conflict

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6/8/2022
As the Pentagon prepares today’s force for a “near-peer” fight against a large military adversary, the Military Health System is challenged to provide life-saving support for large-scale and dispersed operations.

As the Pentagon prepares today’s force for a “near-peer” fight against a large military adversary, the Military Health System is challenged to provide life-saving support for large-scale and dispersed operations. That’s especially true for the medics supporting troops on the front lines.

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Could a Therapy Dog Help with Your Dental Anxiety?

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6/2/2022
Air Force Brig. Gen. Goldie, a facility therapy dog at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, helps reduce anxiety in a patient with complex dental conditions that require multiple appointments. The use of therapy dogs is part of an ongoing study with these patients.

A first-of-its-kind study at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is researching whether using facility therapy dogs in dentists’ offices could reduce patient anxiety and improve outcomes for military dental treatment programs.

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