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Fever in Children

Know the ABC's of Fever in Children

Get the facts on causes, symptoms and treatment of fevers in children. Read more
Sleep in America

Army Medicine, national partners discuss sleep effects on health, readiness

The nation's leading experts on sleep discuss its impact on health. Read more
43rd Thoughts

43rd Thoughts

Army Surgeon General: Our Health, Our Future. Read more
 
Handwashing

You Can Prevent the Flu

Learn how you can prevent the flu. Read more
 
MHS Final Review

Military Health System Final Report

Secretary of Defense Military Health System Final Report. Read more
Army Medicine

Becoming a High Reliability Organization  

Learn more about the focus of the Army Medicine Command Team Training Event. Read more.

Healthy Living Tips of the Week


Family

Tech/video games – set time limits, try multiplayer games, provide healthy snacks, shut off games at least an hour before bedtime!


Couples are more likely to sleep in synch, that is they are both awake and asleep at the same time. Couple sleep patterns are likely to influence and be influenced by with whom we sleep.


Your environment influences your health and activity options. The CACHE toolkit helps you make the right choices!


More matters!  Celebrate National Tomato and Winter Squash Month.


The Army Family is strong with a deep sense of community – it’s what makes the Army great!

 

 

My Health Stories


Theresa Saville

Army Leader Tests the Peformance Triad

Theresa Saville shares her story with the Performance Triad.  Read my story.

Nicholas Brookins

Nicholas Brookins

Inspired by the Surgeon General's message on health. Read my story.

Yolanda Leblond

David Bitterman

Taking control of my life. Read my story.

Tucker Family

Army Family puts the Performance Triad into practice 

Sgt. Tucker and her family improve their sleep, activity and nutrition. Read their story.

 
Tucker Family

Army Family on a Steady Stride with the Performance Triad

 
John O'Brien

John O'Brien

Health, fitness ideal New Year's resolutions. Read my story.
 

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