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Welcome to "Ask the Doc", the Military Health System's own health care advice column. Here, you'll find answers to questions on an array of subjects and concerns from military doctors, nurses, specialists and personnel who know them best.

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DoD has launched My MilLife Guide, a new program that sends text messages designed to help the military community boost overall wellness while navigating stresses related to COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Lifestyle Tips to Stay Healthy

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DHB Implications of Trends in Obesity and Overweight for the DoD Fit to fight fit for life

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