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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. 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.”

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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

Photo Of John Campbell sits at his desk as the Community Relations officer at Fort Knox Public Affairs in mid-February 2024 shortly before taking terminal leave to retire in March. Campbell served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, retiring as a first sergeant, then at Fort Knox as a civilian employee an additional 17 years.

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The former Community Relations officer at Fort Knox Public Affairs had visited a local hangout of his for a little bit on Dec. 20, 2023 before deciding it was time to go home.

Photo Of The newest veterinary care site in the Pacific provides a fully dedicated space to ensure readiness and deployability of the Navy Military Working Dog population and convenient care for privately owned animals of DoD beneficiaries.

Newest Pacific Veterinary Treatment Facility Enhances Care, Strengthens Partnerships in Japan

Despite intermittent downpours and cloudy skies, a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation filled the air as the Public Health Command-Pacific (PHC-P), Veterinary Readiness Activity, Japan (VRA, J) and Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo leadership (CFAS) came together on January 18, 2024, to celebrate the opening of the newest Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) in the Pacific.

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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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Mental health is health: Depression and oral health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOpens CDC.gov, nearly 20% of adults in the United States have been diagnosed with depression.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Steven Lee, 374th Communications Squadron commander, gives opening remarks at the MSL-100 decommissioning ceremony at Yokota Air Base.

Ringing in a new era: Yokota powers down historical telephone switch

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members of the 374th Communications Squadron (CS) gathered to witness the historic decommissioning of the Meridian Stored Logic 100 switch at Yokota Air Base, Feb. 6.

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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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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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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