Alerts

FDA advises consumers to stop using any supplement products labeled as OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1. Please see the following advisories: FDA -10/08/13, FDA - 10/11/13 and CDC - 10/08/13.

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Announcements

New article on reporting side effects of supplements
Just published in The New England Journal of Medicine: A recent article brings up dietary supplement issues you need to be aware of and discusses how dietary supplement side effects could be monitored better. A PDF of the April 3rd article is available free online.

3rd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance
August 18-21, 2014
The ICSPP delivers innovative scientific programming on soldiers’ physical performance with experts from around the world.

DMAA list updated for April 2014

Fueling Performance Photo Campaign
Share photos of how you fuel your performance and be featured on our Facebook page!

Dietary supplement module
Earn continuing education credits (if eligible) for this two-hour online module.

Operation LiveWell

Performance Triad

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HPRC's human performance optimization (HPO) website is for U.S. Warfighters, their families, and those in the field of HPO who support them. The goal is Total Force Fitness: Warfighters optimized to carry out their mission as safely and effectively as possible.

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Environment

Rapid deployment into locations of severe or extreme environmental conditions may result in adverse physiological and psychological conditions for soldiers and other military personnel. Military personnel, particularly medical officers, should be prepared with adequate knowledge of extreme environmental conditions for the early detection and treatment of physical and psychological illnesses.
Heat
Heat injuries are a cause of both illness and fatalities. This section provides valuable information on policies, reports and guidelines for surviving and performing in hot environments.
Cold
Cold injuries have played a major role in the loss of combat efficiency, and fatalities from cold exposure occur in almost all types of military operations. This section provides awareness of symptoms and management of cold injury.
High Altitude
Low oxygen levels, variations in partial pressure, and changes in lung capacity are stress factors associated with high altitude. This section provides information and awareness on policies, reports and guidelines for performing well in high altitude.
Below Sea Level (Depth)
All services in the Department of Defense have personnel actively involved in diving operations. This section will address the issues of how to approach, manage and prevent diving illness and injuries.
Aviation
Military aviation officers not only have to pilot helicopters and aircrafts, but also have to perform key duties such as flight operations, navigations, and air traffic control. This section provides useful information regarding various aviation manuals, training programs, and educational links across all branches of the military.