The Need to Evaluate Mobile Health Tools

Private companies, government institutions, academics and even individuals have produced thousands of mobile tools aimed at improving people’s health. With a couple of clicks on their smartphone, people can access apps that help them do everything from lose weight to manage their diabetes to have more constructive conflicts with their romantic partner.

Take Back Your Night

I’ve had trouble getting to sleep. And I’ve had nightmares. But I’ve never been afraid to go to sleep because of chronic nightmares, like some service members and vets and others exposed to trauma. Those kinds of nightmares often replay the actual events that were experienced, rather than more hypothetical scenarios, so they seem even more real.

Military Kids Talk About What Makes Them Military Kid Strong

April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize and show appreciation for the 1.8 million U.S. military-connected children. Here at the Military Kids Connect program, we have been celebrating all month long—asking military kids to share their stories of strength and resilience, and tell us how they are “Military Kid Strong”.

Here are some of the responses we’ve received:

Food for Thought... About Nutrition, Performance, Resiliency and Recovery

Eating nutritious foods is good for us physically. But can nutrition affect our psychological health? Can what a person eats affect their mood? The military is actually very interested in nutrition—in fact, the topic is one of the Military Health System’s themes for March. Good nutrition can maximize a service member’s level of performance, improve their resiliency and play a role in medical recovery—and keeping their families healthy supports them as well.


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