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Photo Of Many adults in the U.S. must spend eight hours or more using a computer for work in addition to the recreational screen time they spend watching TV and using their phone and personal computer.

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!

Photo Of 16th Sustainment Brigade’s Team A conducts physical training around the Baumholder military community in Baumholder, Germany.

Service members to be surveyed about health behaviors

The Department of Defense is fielding the 2024 Health Related Behaviors Survey to nearly 250,000 randomly selected active duty service members.

Photo Of A certified nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, uses a tape measure to determine fetal height on a maternity patient during a prenatal examination.

Ask the Doc: How can the Military Health System help me through my pregnancy?

Dear Doc, I just found out I’m pregnant with my first baby and am so excited—but also kind of scared.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Secondary trauma

Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Traumatization, and Compassion Fatigue are all terms that describe negative psychological reactions that can be experienced when working with traumatized clients.

Photo Of 16th Sustainment Brigade’s Team A conducts physical training around the Baumholder military community in Baumholder, Germany.

Service members to be surveyed about health behaviors

The Department of Defense is fielding the 2024 Health Related Behaviors Survey to nearly 250,000 randomly selected active duty and Reserve service members.

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Concerns grow about spread of African Swine Fever in Busan

There are growing concerns about the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) throughout Busan, with five new positive cases found in just two days.

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Mental Notes with Hilary Valdez: Surviving life

As a federal investigator for the Department of Justice, I was working on a multiple-homicide case. A very gruesome crime scene.

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Ask the Doc: What’s up with all the personal questions my doctors ask?

When I go to the doctor, why do they ask so many questions about my behaviors and my free time? It’s no one’s business but my own. Why does the military want to know about my personal habits? I like to keep my personal life private.

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For service members, access to mental health care streamlined under Brandon Act

Last year, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness signed policy implementing within the Defense Department and across the military services the requirements laid out under the Brandon Act.

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