Tag Archives: Dr. Jonathan Woodson

‘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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A Message from the Military Health System Leadership

Military Health System Team, As military health professionals, we are called upon to be both healers and leaders.  Paramount to our strategic priorities is the core mission to ensure the health and readiness of our forces.  As leaders we have more than an obligation to ensure health and readiness, we have an obligation to model behavior that produces health and …

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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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