PHCoE in the News

  • 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.

  • [How-to] Quit Smoking: You Can Do It! (link is external) November 17, 2016

    Tobacco use remains an important public health problem. Fifty years after the first Surgeon General’s report, tobacco use among Americans remains the nation’s leading preventable cause of death and disease. But, there is hope. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 10,244 service members sought treatment for tobacco dependence.

  • Experts Explore How Combat Roles May Affect Women’s Psychological Health (link is external) October 28, 2016

    The military is a lot different for women today than it was 20 years ago. More women serve and they serve in many new roles, including combat. Exploring the challenges women service member’s may face, and how those challenges may affect their psychological health, was the focus of a panel discussion during the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit.