DHCC in the News

  • Can You Get a Good Night’s Sleep in the Military? (link is external) Soldiers from the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment try to sleep during a 19-hour flight from Alaska to Australia, July 8, 2015. February 21, 2017

    Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult for service members. The demands of military life are often at odds with proper rest, but even on active duty, you have options to improve your sleep.  Studies of service members show that poor sleep can lead to a variety of mental and physical health concerns, including increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder or depression. Poor sleep can also cause problems such as fatigue or daytime impairment during daily tasks.

  • Why I Give: Stories on Volunteering, Giving Back (link is external) Army Maj. Demietrice Pittman's two daughters pay attention during a recent Girl Scout event. (Photo courtesy of Pittman) February 15, 2017

    When people hear “Superwoman,” the words justice and strength may come to mind. This cherished comic book character positively affects the lives of those she encounters, but who’s to say she isn’t real? This is the second article in a four-part series that shares how four superwomen change lives and take on unique, yet rewarding, challenges as they offer their time as community volunteers.

  • You Can Practice Mindfulness Meditation - Every Day (link is external) Staff Sgt. Kacie Adsit relaxes while completing a crossword puzzle during a flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock) February 7, 2017

    Meditation is a valuable tool for mental health, but working it into a busy schedule can seem challenging.

    Dr. Mark Bates, associate director of psychological health promotion at the Deployment Health Clinical Center, recommends several short meditation practices that can fit into your daily routine. These meditation practices can be a good starting point for bringing mindfulness into your everyday life

  • 5 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain (link is external) December 22, 2016

    The holiday season can be a challenge if you are trying to control your weight. But, you can overcome many of these challenges with good self-management tools, according to Dr. Andrew Philip, a health psychologist for the Deployment Health Clinical Center.

  • To Drink or Not to Drink: Have a Plan (link is external) December 20, 2016

    Parties and special occasions usually involve games, music and alcoholic beverages. They are times of festivity and fun. For someone concerned about alcohol intake or battling substance abuse, social events may seem threatening. But it is possible to participate in activities that include alcohol.