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Wife Helps Marine Get Over his Stubbornness and Ask for Help with his Health

June 1, 2015

For most guys, taking care of their health is not as high a priority as it is for women. Marine Staff Sgt. Mathew Barr, who suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) while serving in Iraq, was worse about it than most. Barr found it impossible to even ask for the help he needed.

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Encourage the Men in Your Life this Men's Health Month

June 1, 2015

Celebrated every June, Men's Health Month promotes awareness, prevention and education of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

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Motivational Monday Message: The Fried Bologna Sandwich

June 1, 2015

Growing up in Mississippi, there was one meat you could be certain was in just about every household. No matter if you lived in the city or country, no matter whether your parents were middle classed or poor, you could be sure to find a pack of bologna. We ate so much bologna in our house that I believe I became an expert in the art and science of bologna. I am a self-proclaimed Bologna-ologist and my family has dubbed me the "Bubba Gump" of bologna.

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DoD Helps Protect Beneficiaries from Deceptive Pharmacy Practices

May 14, 2015

In the face of recent aggressive and deceptive marketing practices of some compounding pharmacies targeting TRICARE, the Defense Health Agency is taking aggressive action to help TRICARE beneficiaries, DHA's chief of pharmacy operations said in a recent interview.

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Nurse Advice Line Provides Medical Expertise, Peace of Mind

May 14, 2015

For Air Force Capt. Stephanie Raps, Easter weekend went from fun excursion to ordeal in a matter of hours. That's how long it took for her two small children to become ill as her own sinus infection worsened. "We were nine hours from home, traveling in rural Ohio, and I knew we were at least two hours away from the nearest military treatment facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base," she said.

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Defense Health Agency legal team holds mock trial for local students

May 14, 2015

Members of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) legal team held a mock trial at the Fort Belvoir Elementary School May 1, 2015, in honor of Law Day. Another team from the DHA's office in Colorado talked to students at the Stargate School in Thornton, Colorado, about the U.S. Constitution and presented each of the students with a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution May 11, 2015.

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Discussing your Psychological Health with a Provider

May 13, 2015

Making a plan to talk with a health care provider about your psychological health concerns is an important step toward improving your overall health. If you have been through trauma or other challenges, it may be hard to talk about your experiences. A health care provider can help you understand your feelings and maintain your mental fitness.

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The History of US Military Nursing - Part II

May 13, 2015

For more than two centuries, military nurses served America - on the water, in the air and on land - in conflicts stateside and abroad. Some of these nurses were wives, slaves, college graduates, volunteers, or nuns. It wasn't until the establishment of the Army, Navy and Air Force Nurse Corps that military nurses were trained, paid and recognized as a necessary part of the U.S. fighting force.

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Military Blood Program Marketing Team Attends ADRP Conference

May 13, 2015

Members of the Armed Services Blood Program Strategic Communications and Marketing team went a "mile high" to "be a part of something good" when they traveled to the 2015 Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals Conference in Denver, Colo.

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