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Articles by Janet A. Aker, MHS Communications

MHS Reaches 6 Million Doses of Vaccine Against COVID

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11/10/2021
Airmen of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, receive COVID-19 immunizations as a part of the federal mandate at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 2, 2021. The 139th Medical Group oversees the operation. .

Military passes 6 million mark for COVID-19 shots administered across the Military Health System.

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COVID 19 Vaccine Is Now Available for Children 5 to 11

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11/9/2021
5-year-old girl in mask reads a book by herself

COVID-19 vaccines for 5-11 year olds are ready now through MHS

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Pregnancy Health Alert: COVID-19 Vaccine is Strongly Recommended

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10/20/2021
Pregnant women gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Get vaccinated for COVID-19 if you’re pregnant or trying, DOD and CDC and advise.

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How DHA Plans to Boost Battlefield Care for Military Working Dogs

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10/20/2021
Military dog in surgery

Military Working Dog trauma database would aid in preventing and treating injuries

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Top Medical Workplace Injuries – And Some Tips to Prevent Them

Article
10/15/2021
Military personnel getting an N95

Occupational Hazards for Health Care Workers: Advice from the Experts

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More Than 95% of Active Duty Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

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10/15/2021
Female hospital corpsman gives a COVID-19 vaccine injection to a sailor in her left arm

Service members continue to line up for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Flu Shots are Available Now And Are More Important than Ever

Article
10/13/2021
Military personnel getting their flu shot

It’s flu season. Get vaccinated. COVID-19 concerns should redouble desire to get vaccinated against the flu.

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Mask Mouth Does Not Exist, Dentists Say

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10/6/2021
A bunch of children wearing face masks walk on a city street.

Mask mouth doesn’t exist, Internet chatter to the contrary, dentists say.

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COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available – What You Need to Know

Article
9/30/2021
Containers of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each vial contains six doses for vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.

Booster shots are now recommended for millions of people – but many others will have to wait for additional approvals.

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New Opioid Antidote Prescriptions are Making Pain Management Safer

Article
9/29/2021
Airman holding a box of Narcan, an opioid overdose antidote called naloxone, in her hands.

Opioid antidote naloxone available in MHS

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Opioid Prescriptions Decline Across the Military Health System

Article
9/28/2021
Graph about Opioids

Opioid prescriptions have declined in MHS since 2017

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Suicide is Preventable and Should Be Treated Like a Health Problem

Article
9/20/2021
Drunk man sits on sofa with his head in his hands. He is in mental pain.

Suicide is a preventable health crisis and should be treated like other health crises, such as heart attacks.

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Deadlines Set for All Service Members' Vaccinations Against COVID

Article
9/20/2021
A female airman being injected into her arm with her first COVID-19  vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana Sept. 9, 2021.

Army, Air Force, and Navy have each set their deadlines for their COVID-19 mandatory vaccinations

Suicide Prevention and Connectedness with Others are Intertwined

Article
9/2/2021
The DOD theme for this year’s National Suicide Prevention Month is “Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach,” emphasizing connectedness even during a pandemic.

September is Suicide Prevention Month: Help is Within Reach

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As Fitness Tests Resume, Troops Seek Post-COVID Exercise Routines

Article
8/31/2021
Military personnel physically training

Keeping fit during pandemic proves hard for some.

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