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Military Health System

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.

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

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MHSRS 2019 Army Col. Deydre Teyhen and Command Sgt. Maj. Natasha Santiago

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8/22/2019
MHSRS 2019 Army Col. Deydre Teyhen and Command Sgt. Maj. Natasha Santiago

Army Col. Deydre Teyhen and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Natasha Santiago speak about WRAIR at MHSRS

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Day 1 at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium

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8/20/2019
Day 1 at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium

Navy Medicine researchers from across the globe convened Aug. 19 in Kissimmee, Florida for the start of the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to discuss the latest scientific advances and initiatives that support warfighter health, readiness, and survivability. We had a chance to catch up with Navy Medicine leaders to get their perspectives on the impact of research to the warfighter, the Fleet, and the Fleet Marine Force.

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DS Logon

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8/15/2019
DS Logon

This video describes the various portals you can access through your DS Logon account

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Military Treatment Facility Transition

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7/31/2019
Military Treatment Facility Transition

You may have heard about the military treatment facility transition. It's a phase plan for the Defense Health Agency to assume responsibility and management of all military hospitals and clinics. Here's what that means for you.

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MHS Minute - July 2019

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7/24/2019
MHS Minute - July 2019

Thanks for tuning in to the MHS Minute! Check back each month to learn about more exciting events and achievements by organizations and partners across the Military Health System!

Kids Talk Medicine: Chikungunya

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7/16/2019
Kids Talk Medicine: Chikungunya

Once you learn how to say CHIKUNGUNYA, take a minute to learn what it is!

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Join Us at the 2019 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

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7/11/2019
Join Us at the 2019 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

Hear what symposium participants have to say about why they come to DHITS each year!

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Genesis of MHS GENESIS

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6/6/2019
Genesis of MHS GENESIS

This video describes all of the ways MHS GENESIS will benefit your healthcare throughout your military career and beyond.

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MHS Minute October 2018

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10/22/2018
MHS Minute October 2018

Watch this edition of the MHS Minute to find out about the exciting events and activities that took place in the Military Health System last month.

Bringing Comfort 2018

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10/17/2018
Bringing Comfort 2018

The USNS Comfort is a state-of-the-art hospital ship, and it’s scheduled to deploy to Central and South America for Continuing Promise 2018.

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Military midwives as educators

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10/15/2018
Military midwives as educators

Within the military, midwives serve as educators. Kwuan Paruchabutr shares how midwives ensure that all medical staff are well trained in women's health care.

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MHS Minute September 2018

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9/21/2018
MHS Minute September 2018

Interested in hearing about some exciting events that took place around the Military Health System last month? Tune in to the MHS Minute to learn more!

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What to Expect at Your First Appointment

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9/20/2018
What to Expect at Your First Appointment

You’ve reached out for help, you’ve found the right provider, now Kristin Gwin from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center shares what to expect at your first appointment.

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Kristin Gwin, Walter Reed Social Worker Talks About Getting Help

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9/12/2018
Kristin Gwin, Walter Reed Social Worker Talks About Getting Help

Kristin Gwin, a Social Worker at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center understands that getting help can be an intimidating process. She offers advice on how to get started by letting a professional know you want help.

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Retiring from active duty 2018

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9/10/2018
Retiring from active duty 2018

Watch this video to learn more about your TRICARE options when you retire from active duty

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