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Updated Mammogram Screening Recommendation from ACS (20 OCT 2015)

The ACS recommends that women with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular screening mammography starting at age 45 years (strong recommendation). Women aged 45 to 54 years should be screened annually (qualified recommendation). Women 55 years and older should transition to biennial screening or have the opportunity to continue screening annually (qualified recommendation). Women should have the opportunity to begin annual screening between the ages of 40 and 44 years (qualified recommendation). Women should continue screening mammography as long as their overall health is good and they have a life expectancy of 10 years or longer (qualified recommendation). The ACS does not recommend clinical breast examination for breast cancer screening among average-risk women at any age (qualified recommendation). Read full article here. external link

Performance Triad

The Performance Triad is a comprehensive plan to promote Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition among Army Family Members in order to improve health and wellness. The Triad engages Army Family Members through various modes of messaging (social media, educational materials, etc.)Army Medicine logo." 

Learn more and find useful resources on the Army Medicine Performance Triad web page. external link

Coach, teach, and mentor in the areas of Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition with these Performance Triad Counseling Forms (samples) external link (milBook - restricted access)

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

National Women's Check-Up Day in May
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 more external link


Defense Department Expands Women’s Combat Role

Women have fought in the US military in every major conflict since the American Revolution. Recent legislation will expand the roles of women in combat by allowing for formal integration of women into every job field in the military (click here to read more).

 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.   

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.