Tag Archives: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

‘Young enough to not die from smoking’

By Rear Adm. John Fuller, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific Hawaii is making it easier for smokers to quit. Beginning January 1, 2016 it will be against the law in this state for anyone under 21 to buy or use tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery devices. Quitting tobacco is one of the best things …

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Message from Military Health System Leadership

By Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Military Health System Team, Greetings from our nation’s capital and the combined headquarters of our Military Health System. On behalf of the Service Surgeons’ General and your Health Affairs leadership,  I want to thank you for all the hard work you are doing around the world in providing quality …

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Have The Courage to Intervene for Suicide Prevention

By: Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  The Military Health System has an important role to play in educating the military community and the civilian communities where we live on how to recognize the signs of suicide risk, where to access care and treatment, and how to intervene.  I don’t …

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