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Alcohol Safety

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11/21/2022
Alcohol Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart #winterdrinks?besafe There are always safety risks associated with drinking alcohol, but it’s important to remember that having a few drinks during the winter months can make your body very vulnerable. Here is why drinking during the winter can put you at risk–and the steps you can take to stay safe during these cold months.

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Fire Safety

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11/21/2022
Fire Safety

#beforeyoustartbesafetysmart #learnhownot2burn There’s nothing cozier than spending time next using a fireplace, furnace, or heater to keep warm as the weather turns colder. But they do present certain safety hazards.

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Town Hall Main

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11/21/2022
Town Hall Main

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, center, takes questions from Christianne Witten, DHA chief of internal communications, during his last town hall meeting as director of the Defense Health Agency with DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg, Nov. 16, 2022. The event focused on the agency’s greatest accomplishments over the last three years and how the COVID-19 pandemic helped transform the agency’s reputation in the DOD and shape its internal culture. Place and Gragg also discussed the future of military medicine. (Photo by Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

Operating at Speed of Relevance, Key to Great Outcomes, DHA’s Maturation

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11/21/2022
Photo of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, Christianne Witten, and DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg

DHA’s reputation built on speed of relevance in COVID pandemic, which helped it mature as an operational combat support agency.

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Medical Center of Excellence Publishes Its Medical Company Doctrine Publication

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11/20/2022
Infographic for Army Techniques Publication 4-02.6

As the U.S. Army’s culture shifts from counterinsurgency or limited contingency operations to large-scale combat operations, medical forces must optimize Army Health System support for maximum effectiveness.

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Readiness Capabilities

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Nurse Raises Awareness About Men’s Health, Grows Mustache

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11/20/2022
U.S. Army Maj. Cody McDonald

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital encourages soldiers and civilians at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana to grow a mustache this November to raise awareness about prostate and testicular cancers, mental health, and suicide prevention for men.

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Physicians Perform First Surgery with New Robotics System

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11/18/2022
Military medical personnel performs surgical procedure

Physicians with the 96th Medical Group completed the first robotic-assisted surgery at Eglin Air Force Base on Nov. 2 Using the unit’s new DaVinci Robotics System, the team performed a successful hernia repair operation.

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Angels Awards

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11/18/2022
Angels Awards

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. William D. French, president and chief executive officer of the Armed Services YMCA, and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, director of DHA, present an Armed Services YMCA 2022 Angels of the Battlefield Award to Patrick Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base, on Nov. 17 in Arlington, Virginia. The 16th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala honored medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen who demonstrated extraordinary courage while administering life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on and off the battlefield. Jacobs is the first DHA civilian employee to be presented with the award. (Photo: Robert Hammer, MHS Communications)

DHA Civilian Honored as an ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

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11/18/2022
Two men shake hands while a third poses alongside them.

Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, becomes the first Defense Health Agency civilian employee to receive the award. “It’s an honor and unexpected,” said Jacobs. “I was really surprised.”

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DHA Thanksgiving Message 2022

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11/18/2022
DHA Thanksgiving Message 2022

Lt. Gen. Ron Place, director of DHA, wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving this holiday season.

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Winter Safety: Winter Drinking

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Winter Drinking

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. #winterandalcoholdontmix

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Winter Safety: Frostbite

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Frostbite

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. #dontfreezeplease

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Winter Safety: Hunting

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Hunting

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. #huntsafewearorange

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Winter Safety: Do Your Part

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Do Your Part

Leonard Jones from Air Force Safety Center Risk Management aka “Dr. Love” shares life-saving winter tips for you and your family during the fall and winter months. #holidaysafe

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Winter Safety: Fire Safety

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11/18/2022
Winter Safety: Fire Safety

There’s nothing cozier than spending time next using a fireplace, furnace, or heater to keep warm as the weather turns colder. But they do present certain safety hazards. #firesafemeanslongerlife

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