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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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Young Investigators and Poster Awardees Recognized at Symposium

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9/26/2022
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Dedicated Korean War Navy Medic Worked “Feverishly” to Save Lives

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9/22/2022
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U.S. Navy Hospitalman Francis Hammond was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor for selflessly saving lives and risking his own during the Korean War.

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Exciting Time to be at NASA: USU Alumnus, Army Doc Heads to Space

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9/21/2022
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U.S. Army Astronaut Lt. Col. (Dr.) Frank Rubio, a 2010 graduate of the Uniformed Services University, successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, Sept. 21, for a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

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Safety Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle this Fall

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9/20/2022
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NMC Camp Lejeune’s Lab Receives ‘Unprecedented’ Results

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9/19/2022
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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.

On National Concussion Awareness Day, Learn the Truth about TBI

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9/16/2022
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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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Research and Innovation | MHS Research Symposium

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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How the DOD Program Leader is Transforming Military Health

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9/14/2022
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As the program executive officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems, Holly Joers oversees and provides guidance to multiple program offices, including the DOD Healthcare Management System Modernization’s delivery of a single federal electronic health record, the Joint Operational Medicine Information System's delivery of operational medicine capabilities, and the Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions program targeting data innovation.

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Horse Therapy Helps Wounded Service Members Find "New Normal"

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9/13/2022
Horse on left with ARNG Spc. Yesenia Flores, at an equine therapy program used by Fort Campbell's Soldier Recovery Unit.

Horse therapy is one way Fort Campbell wounded soldiers move toward recovery.

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At Patriot's Day Remembrance, DHA Honors 9/11 Victims, Responders

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9/13/2022
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Telling our stories is an important way to remember and honor the fallen on that day.

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U.S. Assumes as Chair of International Committee of Military Medicine

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9/12/2022
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On September 5, 2022, the United States assumed the chairmanship of the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) at the organizations World Congress held in Brussels.

Navy Post-Internship Tracks are Serious But Exciting Career Choices

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9/7/2022
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Naval medical interns learn about career opportunties

From Sabers to Syringes: Olympic Fencer Begins Military Medical Career

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9/7/2022
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Olympic fencer Eliza Stone brings her competitive experience to USU medical school as first-year student

What Effects Does Alcohol Have on My Body?

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9/6/2022
Chart on the effects of alcohol on judgment and impairment from about two beers to about seven beers.

Alcohol can be harmful for many reasons, so moderation is the key, our doc says.

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