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May 11-17 is National Women's Health Week  

National Women's Check-Up Day is May 12                                                                                         Army Medicine (AMEDD) seeks to raise awareness, educate, and empower women to make their health a top priority and encourage them to take steps to improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Sleep, activity, nutrition, regular checkups and preventive screenings are paramount in improving one's health.  Read this article.....

"The Right Place" from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki

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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....external link


Performance Triad

Army Medicine logoArmy Medicine is shifting the focus of U.S. Army Medical Command from "a healthcare system to a system for health." 

    • Performance Triad Facebook page We challenge you to do at least 10,000 steps a day for the next 30 days. Let us know how you are doing and encourage others to do the same. It's all about health!

  • Activity (PHC) - Be Active for Life!
  • Nutrition (PHC) - Eating Smart Promotes Health!
  • Sleep (PHC) - Make Sleep a Priority

Female Troops Need Better Health Care By Gregg Zoroya, USA Today

The military is falling short in providing equal health care for women on the battlefield even as public pressure grows to allow them a broader role in combat, an Army task force led by female officers concluded. (click here to read more external link......)

 Women's Health Month Women throughout the Army are reminded to take small, manageable steps to lead longer, healthier, and happier lives.  Women are challenged to take charge of their "white space" which is their "life space" and to make their health a top priority. 

A special Women's Health Month poster external link is available.
This is a large pdf file posted on AKO and requires CAC authorization

Listen to this public service announcement external link from LTG Patricia Horoho.

Women's Health/Medline Plus External link                                                                                                                       Some diseases or health conditions are more common in women or affect women differently.  NIH provides overviews, current news, and information on prevention/ screenings, research, and specific conditions related to women's health.

Policy Memo 11- 054 Women's Readiness  External link (AKO/password protected)                                              Updated OTSG/MEDCOM policy memorandum providing guidance on cervical and breast cancer screenings and procedures. Released 24 June 2011.

Affordable Care Act Expands Women’s Preventive Health Care Service External link                                                       Department of Health and Human Services adopted additional Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services that will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting in August 2012. The guidelines were recommended by the independent Institute of Medicine and based on scientific evidence.