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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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Suicide Prevention Month 2018

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9/4/2018
Suicide Prevention Month 2018

September is Suicide Prevention Month. No one fights the battle alone. Make it your mission to #BeThere for each other.

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Military doctors and the president

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9/4/2018
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Did you know that Abraham Lincoln's first responder was a military doctor? Military medicine has come a long way since Lincoln's assassination. Watch this video to learn more.

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MHSRS 2018 Tim Clarke

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8/23/2018
MHSRS 2018 Tim Clarke

MHSRS attendees were asked about their impressions and thoughts on the symposium.

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MHSRS 2018 Dr. Yvonne Maddox

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8/23/2018
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MHSRS 2018 MAJ Steven Adamson

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8/22/2018
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MHSRS 2018 Kyle Brandenberger

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8/22/2018
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MHSRS 2018 Dr. Rauch

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8/21/2018
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MHSRS 2018 CPL Michelle Ott

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8/21/2018
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MHSRS Man on the Street interviews

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8/14/2018
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This video asks participants of the Military Health System Research Symposium about their experiences

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2018 DHITS Army Col Jason Windsor

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7/26/2018
2018 DHITS Army Col Jason Windsor

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2018 DHITS Army Capt Choicey Pellerin

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7/26/2018
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2018 DHITS Army Capt Bryan Guerra

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7/25/2018
2018 DHITS Army Capt Bryan Guerra

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2018 DHITS Navy Lt Cdr McLean

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7/25/2018
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Paul Revere

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7/3/2018
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Before his midnight ride, Paul Revere was an amateur dentist. See how his work during the Revolutionary War inspired the use of dental identification on the battlefield and beyond.

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TRICARE Mental Health

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5/24/2018
TRICARE Mental Health

Watch this video to learn more about the mental health care benefits TRICARE provides

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