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Veteran sees 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 Los 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.

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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.

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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: 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

Photo Of U.S. Airmen assigned to the 51st Medical Group dental clinic pose for a photo at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 23, 2024. The Airmen visited Osan Elementary School for National Children’s Dental Health Month. Their goal was to spread awareness about the importance of dental hygiene to children.

Osan 51st MDG dental clinic sparks smiles during National Children’s Dental Health Month

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 51st Medical Group dental clinic pose for a photo at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 23, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph Jeskie, an optometrist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay, Georgia, performs an eye exam on a patient. “As part of our overall health, everyone requires a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist or ophthalmologist on a regular basis,” Jeskie said. “In the early stages, many eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy have virtually no symptoms.”

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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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Love, divorce and grief

Wars and conflicts end, but the aftermath of losing your loved one, lingers.

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Your vote counts!: Time to vote for the Best of the Pacific 2024

It's a new year, and it’s time once again to turn your attention to the yearly tradition unlike any other – Best of the Pacific voting season!

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