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Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

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11/22/2022
A patient sits in an office with while a health care provider talks to her.

Though the overall death rate from colorectal cancers have been on the decline in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

Lung Cancer Leading Cause of Cancer Death

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11/22/2022
 U.S Navy MRI technologist behind a computer screen with a magnetic resonance machine in the background.

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes, and steps to take if you think you need screening.

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The Healing Roots of Polynesian Dance

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11/22/2022
The Healing Roots of Polynesian Dance

BETHESDA, Md. (May 18, 2022) Kristine Keliiliki, a Dance/Movement Therapist with Creative Forces, and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), holds a dance workshop where she shares the healing roots of Polynesian dance, how it supports a clinical setting, and also as a celebration of the Polynesian islands as part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed in the United States during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. (DoD video by Ricardo J. Reyes)

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Lung Cancer 2022

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11/22/2022
Lung Cancer 2022

U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego’s medical providers conduct a lung cancer screening. With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes and steps to take if you think you need screening. (U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Harley Sarmiento, Naval Medical Center San Diego)

Standardized Leadership Board Requirements for all Defense Health Agency Aligned Facilities

DHA Publication
11/18/2022

Policy Number: 5136.04

Establishes the Defense Health Agency’s procedures for Chain of Leadership Board requirements across the DHA enterprise to increase awareness of the DHA leadership structure and ensure standardization.

Driving Safety

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11/21/2022
Driving Safety

#Drivesafelythiswinter, #Scrapethosewindshields, #Cleanwindowsmeansafety, #beforeyoustartbesafetysmart Scraping your windshield clean of all ice and snow will increase your line of vision this winter. Keep your vehicle maintained for safe winter driving. Driving during winter can be hazardous and scary, especially in regions that receive a lot of snow and ice this time of year. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer. It is important to follow the safe winter driving practices. The holidays are full of cheer and merriment. Follow these tips to keep you and your loved ones safe and prepared this time of year.

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Workplace Safety

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11/21/2022
Workplace Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart, #besafeatwork The DHA urges service members and staff to be safe in the workplace. Know your surroundings and take safety precautions this winter.

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Winter Weather Warnings

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11/21/2022
Winter Weather Warnings

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart Understanding and preparing for winter advisory notices is an important part of staying safe in the winter

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Decorating Safety

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11/21/2022
Decorating Safety

Holiday trees may intend to bring cheer, but they can also be a holiday hazard if not set up carefully. Be cautious when decorating your home for the holidays. https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/News/Pages/NIH-Holiday-Decorating-Guidance.aspx.

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Winter Safety

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11/21/2022
Winter Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart, #safetyfirstthiswinter The winter season is full of safety hazards: cold, snow, and ice; home heating and maintenance challenges; and seasonal décor hazards. Taking time ahead of the winter season to make sure you and your family are prepared for whatever winter brings will help you reduce your chances of illness, injury, or death from winter conditions.

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Winter Emergency Preparedness

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11/21/2022
Winter Emergency Preparedness

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart Be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages. Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers.

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Winter Outdoor Preparedness

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11/21/2022
Winter Outdoor Preparedness

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart #besafeoutside Playing in the snow can be fun, but the fun can fade if one becomes victim to hypothermia or frostbite. Staying out in the cold for extended periods of time can cause cold-related problems and put health in jeopardy, so learn how to avoid, spot, and treat these conditions. Also, keep other vulnerable populations in mind and check on loved ones. https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/inclement-weather-information

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Hunting Safety

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11/21/2022
Hunting Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart #huntsafe Being outdoors in the autumn and winter can be a great way to get fresh air and exercise. For many, the cooler weather also means hunting season which can pose dangers, sending hunters to the hospital or worse. Heart attacks, injured backs and broken bones are among the most common medical emergencies in hunting.

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Winter Home Safety

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11/21/2022
Winter Home Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart #homesafehomewise Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us may not be ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you are more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall. Preparing your home for the winter months keeps your family and friends safe.

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Home Maintenance Safety

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11/21/2022
Home Maintenance Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart #homesafety Be safe this winter while maintain your home. Be sure to look up before pruning trees, be careful on ladders and be sure to clean up fallen leaves.

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