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Sleep, Healthy Diet, and Good Exercise—Your Invisible Body Armor Against Infection
Silver Springs, MD (August 24, 2020) -- A balanced diet that meets energy demands and provides essential nutrients not only increases energy and endurance, enabling better performance—it also directly impacts the immune system.

From Shoulder Pads to Shoulder Boards, Navy MSC Officer leads the way
BREMERTON, WA (August 21, 2020) -- The former Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Blue Raider has replaced his shoulder pads after a stellar collegiate football career with shoulder boards as a Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer.

DHA proves power of collaboration in medical IT war games
FALLS CHURCH, VA (August 18, 2020) -- CWIX involved 22 NATO nations and partners participating in scenarios to identify, test, and resolve technical issues to ensure future success of NATO missions.

Navy Medicine Demonstrates Virtual Health Options to Africa
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti, Africa (January 06, 2020) -- Members from the Regional Health Command Europe and Army and Navy Virtual Health teams traveled to Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, to unveil a plan to bring Virtual Health options to the region.

Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness
FALLS CHURCH, VA (DECEMBER 31, 2019) -- The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission.

From call centers to advanced prosthetics, R&D aids wounded warriors
FALLS CHURCH, VA (November 26, 2019) -- The Defense Health Agency sets as a primary goal the providing of quality care to active-duty service members, veterans, and their dependents.

Navigating the road to recovery through the healing arts
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (November 25, 2019) -- With hands over hearts, and looking upon the stars and stripes of the American flag while singing of the national anthem, participants kicked off the yearly “A Day of Healing Arts: From Clinic to Community” event, hosted by the United States Air Force Wounded Warrior Program or AFW2 and supported by the Defense Health Agency’s Recovery Coordination Program.

Military medical reform is an opportunity to make trauma care better
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (November 21, 2019) -- “I am biased, I believe that our Surgeons are the best in the world,” said U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, at the Defense Committee on Trauma (DCOT), Committees on Surgical and En Route Combat Casualty Care (CCC) Conference on November 13, in San Antonio, Texas.

Preventing seasonal influenza
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (November 13, 2019) -- Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by two main types of the flu virus: Types A and B.

The Head, Hand, and Heart of Women’s Health
FALLS CHURCH, VA (October 4, 2019) -- While healthy living is essential to all military personnel and civilians, there are some health concerns that affect women differently than men, sometimes with more life-threatening consequences.