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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.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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COVID-19: Bivalent Booster, Get Boosted

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9/19/2022
COVID-19: Bivalent Booster, Get Boosted

Get Boosted!

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9/19/2022
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Staff at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune's lab demonstrate lab testing procedures to students in June 2022. (Photo: U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Molina)

Navy Medicine Conducts ERSS Proficiency Training

Article Around MHS
9/19/2022

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) surgical teams conducted an Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical Systems (ERSS) training exercise aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship, USS Tortuga (LSD-46) during Task Force Atlas, Sept. 6-9.

NMC Camp Lejeune’s Lab Receives ‘Unprecedented’ Results

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9/19/2022
Military personnel demonstrating lab testing procedures

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune's Lab recently received a compliance rate of 99.9% on their recent inspection from the College of American Pathologists.

A Changing of Caring Hands at NHCOH NMRTC Oak Harbor

Article Around MHS
9/19/2022
Military personnel at a podium

Navy Capt. Juliann Althoff relieved Capt. Steven Kewish as commanding officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Oak Harbor (NMRTCOH) and director, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) during a change of command ceremony on Ault Field earlier this month.

On National Concussion Awareness Day, Learn the Truth about TBI

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9/16/2022
A mountain biker wearing a helmet bikes through hard terrain.

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Giving Sailors Something to Smile About

Article Around MHS
9/16/2022
3D-printed teeth

Two active duty Sailors aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) made military medical history after U.S. Navy dentists successfully removed the Sailors’ failing teeth and implanted 3D-printed prosthetics for the first time while assigned to a carrier.   

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Military Health System Research Symposium Draws Thousands of Researchers from Across the Globe

Article Around MHS
9/16/2022
Researchers at an exhibit at the Military Health System Symposium

Thousands of scientists and scholars from around the world, including more than 150 researchers and leaders from the Uniformed Services University (USU) and countless USU graduates, represented the many innovative minds who attended this year’s 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium.

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National Concussion Awareness Day Main

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9/16/2022
National Concussion Awareness Day Main

On a monthly average, more than 1,000 service members are diagnosed with a first-time concussion. Most of them happen during recreational or routine training activities (Photo by: Senior Airman Chance Nardone, 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs, Mehring, RP, Germany)

2022 Military Health System Research Symposium Opening Plenary Session

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9/16/2022
2022 Military Health System Research Symposium Opening Plenary Session

The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium opened with a morning plenary at the Gaylord Hotel in Kissimmee, FL on Monday, September 12, 2022. MHSRS 2022 provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives falling under the topic areas of Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and Infectious Diseases.

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H2F Making a Difference, Tackling the Whole Approach to Care

Article Around MHS
9/15/2022
Military personnel with H2F emblem

Suicide Prevention Month officially kicked off with a suicide survivor panel at the Fort Bragg Soldier and Family Readiness Group Center

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Air Quality Awareness in a Haze

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9/15/2022
Hazy sunset view at Puget Sound

Due to raging wildfires scorching thousands of acres from British Columbia to northern California, there’s been a murky layer which has settled over the entire area, which has even closed highways and mountain passes in Washington State.

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Standing orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Children and Adolescents

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9/15/2022

The purpose of this standing order is to reduce morbidity and mortality from influenza by vaccinating children and adolescents who meet the criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Department of Defense (DOD).

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Research Symposium Recognizes 2022 Award Winners

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9/15/2022
Dr. Sumil Shah accepts the Outstanding Program Management (Team) Award, along with some members of his team from Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives, such as Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and infectious Diseases.

The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium highlighted and honored innovative researchers dedicated to help the warfighter on and off the battlefield.

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Cutting-Edge Science Featured at Military Health System Research Symposium

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9/15/2022
Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, makes opening remarks during the Military Health System Research Symposium at the Gaylord Hotel in Kissimmee, FL on Monday, September 12, 2022. MHSRS provides a collaborative setting for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry on research and related health care initiatives, such as Combat Casualty Care, Operational Medicine, Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Medical Simulation and Information Sciences, and infectious Diseases.

The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium, held in Kissimmee, Fla., opened this week after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The audience was enthusiastic as MHS leaders shared their opening remarks.

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