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May 11, 2022

Empowering Women to Negotiate Protection

Normalizing the use of internal condoms and dental dams begins with familiarity. A public health nurse discusses the advantages of these lesser-known methods of protection that are available at the Fort Riley Public Health Department.

May 9, 2022

Endless Crying in Silence

Rebecca Dills shares her story of postpartum depression and anxiety in hopes of shedding light on a problem that no one should suffer alone. If you feel you might be suffering from postpartum depression, please call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). IACH beneficiaries can seek help from their PCM by calling (785) 239-DOCS (3627).

May 9, 2022

Tribute to IACH Nurses 2022

To all the nurses who have dedicated their professional lives to delivering healthcare at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley,...thank you!

May 4, 2022

No Shame in Caution

We've come a long way as a society to empower women and to own every part of themselves, including their sexuality. Yet there's still some work to be done. Many women still have reservations when it comes to actually buying condoms or even talking about using them with a partner. MAJ Kimberly Moore, a public health nurse, says there's no shame in women carrying condoms. Creative commons music by Scott Buckley.

May 4, 2022

Layers to Reduce Risk

First attempts at anything new are not always the most positive experiences, especially when it comes to condom use. But if good faith attempts have been made and condom use falls out of favor, partners can still explore other methods of risk reduction. The key is talking honestly with one another. MAJ Kimberly Moore, a public health nurse, walks us through some options. Creative commons music by Scott Buckley.

May 4, 2022

Intimate Conversations

Some people believe talking about sex will cause embarrassment or ruin a sexual mood. Some fear their partner’s reaction. But this fear, in turn, can inhibit open communication which is essential to understanding each other and preventing regret of an intimate encounter. MAJ Kimberly Moore, a public health nurse, has a few suggestions on how to break the ice. Creative commons music by Scott Buckley.

April 25, 2022

A Common Problem Not Openly Discussed

It can feel embarrassing to talk about. It’s not something you easily share with friends so telling a stranger – a doctor – is intimidating. Peggy Wilson, an IACH physical therapy assistant, discusses pelvic floor disorders that can cause pain with sex. Women do not need to resign themselves to suffering in silence. Painful sex usually has a cause and once identified, it’s likely to be treatable.

April 25, 2022

Regain Bladder Control

For Peggy Wilson, it happened when she went on a trampoline with her child. The embarrassment of the experience left her with a lingering fear of getting on a trampoline for many years to come. Many women refrain from activities that might cause an accidental leakage or resign themselves to wearing pads and carrying extra changes of clothing. But just because it's common doesn't mean it's untreatable.

April 14, 2022

Company Commander Makes Cut

CPT Maggie Schad attributes her success to the backing of others, staying positive, and a long-held desire for the mark of authoritative knowledge and skill — the Expert Field Medical Badge. Trained as an audiologist, the company commander for IACH's Medical Company, tells her story of perseverance in the face of self-doubt, intimidation, and defeat when competing for the most coveted badge in Army Medicine. Thanks to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Public Affairs & MEDVID TV team for their coverage of the EFMB. Their imagery and footage was used in this production. Creative Commons music by Scott Buckley.

April 4, 2022

Two Decades Toward Equanimity

Illness struck her father when she was 9. He changed his life toward recovery. She adopted a lifestyle that would stave off a hereditary disease. MAJ Adhana McCarthy, a physician assistant, tells her story of how she found yoga and how she's shared the path with others. Creative commons music by Scott Buckley.

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