Photo Of Nurses make a difference—every day, anytime, anywhere, always—is the message from the Defense Health Agency as National Nurses Week is celebrated, May 6-12, 2024.

Honoring the practice of nursing is the focus of National Nurses Week

Nurses make a difference—every day, anytime, anywhere, always—is the message from the Defense Health Agency as National Nurses Week is celebrated, May 6-12, 2024.

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Ask the Doc: Every Child can Benefit from Immunization

U.S. Public Health Service Capt. John Iskander, chief of Defense Health Agency Public Health’s Immunization Healthcare Division and a board-certified pediatrician, addresses some of the common concerns parents have with childhood vaccines.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Secondhand stress

Stress is the body’s natural response to a perceived challenge or threat, whether real or imagined. When we observe someone experiencing an emotion, certain neurons in our brain are activated. As a result, we can  emulate their stress and emotions.

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Veteran see the beauty in helping veterans and families

In the vibrant tapestry of Seoul, South Korea, on Dec. 12, 1979, Mihyon Cha embarked on her life’s journey. In a nation pulsating with the zeal for advancement, her mother stood out not just as a figure of maternal care but as a pioneering force in the male-dominated echelon of corporate leadership.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Gambling addiction

When I was in high school, I remember my cousin was so happy to travel to Las Vegas and gamble. With a big smile he carried a large camera and a bag filled with expensive photography equipment. I thought he was on a photo expedition.

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Women’s heart attacks rising, particularly among those 30–50 years old

Pregnancy and the hormonal life cycle can have significant impacts on women’s cardiovascular health and life expectancy. However, the research behind how women are negatively affected is incomplete and largely limited.

Photo Of Lakeita Parmes, supervisor of the distro team of the Veterans Inquiry Branch, responds to a customer request at her workstation in the Maude Complex.

New ‘DHA Academy’ will centralize workforce training, professional development

The Defense Health Agency is launching the “DHA Academy” on April 1, 2024, to offer training resources in a centralized online location for staff members throughout the agency to access training and professional development opportunities.

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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.

Photo Of Dr. Lester Martínez-López, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, addressed challenges and opportunities to rebuild the Military Health System at the opening plenary for the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals.

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.