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National Women's Health Month During May
The National Women's Health Month provides an opportunity for women to visit their healthcare provider to promote regular checkups, as they are vital to the early detection of various diseases. Army Medicine seeks to raise awareness about, and encourage, preventive proactive behaviors to enhance women's lifespace. Read more....
"The Right Place" from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement to let women Veterans know they've come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “It is important that women Veterans receive the high-quality health care and benefits they have earned through their service.” Learn more....
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army surgeon general, is cultivating an idea that will shift the focus of U.S. Army Medical Command from "a healthcare system to a system for health."
Lt. Gen Horoho's idea is called the "Performance Triad." It summarizes a simple truth about human performance and well-being: that all of us--no matter who we are, how old we are, or what we do--need a balance of three things to build and sustain health. The three are sleep, activity and nutrition.
Learn more about the PERFORMANCE TRIAD WORKSHOP held Sept. 18--21, 2012 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
Activity (PHC) - Be Active for Life!
Nutrition (PHC) - Eating Smart Promotes Health!
Sleep (PHC) - Make Sleep a Priority
State Coalitions Work to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services & the Administration for Children & Families
Abusers often control victims of domestic violence by imposing rules. Then survivors may go to shelters where they encounter more rules. To improve the experiences of survivors and to help them regain autonomy, state domestic violence coalitions across the country are working to help domestic violence shelters reduce or eliminate rules.
Female Troops Need Better Health Care By Gregg Zoroya, USA Today