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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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The Care and Use of Animals in DOD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) or Training Programs

DHA Publication
9/1/2022

Policy Number: 6025.02

Establishes the procedures to set forth the policies for care and use of animals used in Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation that is conducted at any location by DOD programs.

Mandatory Use of Defense Health Agency (DHA) Enterprise (Off-Site) Teleradiology Services Contract by Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs)

DHA Publication
11/28/2022

Policy Number: 6025.48

To instruct MTFs on the mandatory use of the DHA Enterprise Teleradiology Services Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity contract.

Retiring Wounded Warrior Continues to Serve His Military Community

Article
12/6/2022
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Blake Conley and family

Despite a career-ending cancer diagnosis, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Blake Conley prepares to retire after more than 20 years serving his nation with a positive outlook and a desire to keep serving.

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Lt. Gen. Place's Professional Reading List

Publication
12/6/2022

U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers

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12/6/2022
U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers

The Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle poses with civilian partners from trauma centers that help train U.S. Army medical personnel at the Defense Health Headquarters during Army Medicine's first Military Civilian Partnership Summit.

U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers to Receive Extended Training at Civilian Trauma Centers

Article Around MHS
12/6/2022
U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers

U.S. Army enlisted medical personnel will now be assigned for one to two years at civilian trauma centers that partner with the U.S. Army to increase deployment preparedness. At the Army Medicine’s Inaugural Military-Civilian Partnership Summit held at the Defense Health Headquarters earlier this month, the Army Surgeon General explained to partners the importance of expanding training opportunities for enlisted personnel with the combat medic being the highest priority.

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National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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12/6/2022
National Glaucoma Awareness Month

There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early detection and treatment can protect your vision. Learn more and see if you’re at risk. https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/outreach-campaigns-and-resources/glaucoma-resources/glaucoma-awareness-month #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth

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January | Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention

Cervical Health Awareness Month

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12/6/2022
Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, but can be prevented through vaccination and regular screening. Get information on women’s health: https://health.mil/WomensHealth #CervicalHealthAwarenessMonth

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January | Women's Health

Birth Defects Prevention Month

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12/6/2022
Birth Defects Prevention Month

Getting enough folic acid in your diet before and during pregnancy is one easy way to help prevent birth defects. Here’s some information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/index.html

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January | Women's Health

National Blood Donor Month

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12/6/2022
National Blood Donor Month

This year over 4.5 million people will need a blood transfusion. You can help make that life-saving resource available. Find out how to donate today: https://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/index.html #NationalBloodDonorMonth #ASBP #ReadySetDonate

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January

MLK Day

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12/6/2022
MLK Day

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the amazing work he did to advance the civil rights movement. #MLKDay

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January

National Pharmacist Day

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12/6/2022
National Pharmacist Day

Today we thank all the pharmacists across the Military Health System who help keep us healthy every day. #NationalPharmacistDay #ThankAPharmacist

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January

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

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12/6/2022
National Folic Acid Awareness Week

DYK? 400 micrograms of folic acid daily is vital to a healthy pregnancy. Find out why, and how to ensure you get it: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/index.html #FolicAcidAwareness

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January

Winter Safety Month

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12/6/2022
Winter Safety Month

Up your safety knowledge for Winter Safety Month with these tips to keep you safe and healthy as the weather turns cold. https://health.mil/WinterSafety #WinterSafetyMonth

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Happy New Year

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12/6/2022
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all the service members and military families around the world.

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