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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Music and dance therapy

Decades ago, when I was a teenager, I took a dance class in high school.

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Military Medicine an ‘Indispensable Asset to Our Military and the Nation’

Dr. Lester Martínez-López, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, underscored the importance of teamwork and cooperation to “enable the Department of Defense to provide medically ready and ready medical forces by improving the health of all entrusted to our care” at the 2024 annual meeting of AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals in February 2024.

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Getting back in the game: Chiropractic care for sports, injury prevention, wellness

A Navy veteran came in after suffering from back pain for three weeks. This patient is an avid golfer and played a vigorous game three days before the visit.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Managing your mood, manage your life

During the day, how often does your mood change or shift? What causes your mood to change? And how drastic is the change? Does you mood shift progressively or suddenly?

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Committed to Caring: USNH Okinawa University of the Ryukyus

Okinawa, Japan Recently, leadership from the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO), Japan, met with leaders from the University of the Ryukyus. Captain Kathleen Cooperman, Commanding Officer of USNHO, met with Dr. Yusuke Ohya, Director of the University of the Ryukyus, to discuss the importance of a strong relationship between the two healthcare facilities, which will soon be next-door neighbors.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Male mental health

Throughout life, there are many things that can cause stress and anxiety in people. For men, specifically, the things that can be stressors or triggers for anxiety vary and evolve as they age.

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DHA Public Health experts offer tips to reduce body pains, eye strain caused by working at your computer

Many working-age adults in the U.S. have jobs that require eight hours per day or more working at a computer

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Seeing wavy lines or missing parts of your vision? It could be age-related macular degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration may cause a gradual reduction in your central vision over time, so you might not recognize AMD at first.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Men and anxiety

“When you replace ‘Why is this happening to me?’ with ‘What is this trying to teach me?’ everything shifts.” – Unknown

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Marine Thrift Shop donates $10,000 to support Okinawa children’s hospitals

Marine Thrift Shop Okinawa staff members and representatives of Lions Clubs International, Okinawa, pose for a group photo after an official donation and the exchange of gifts at the Okinawa Harborview Hotel in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 22, 2024.