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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.

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

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Suicide Prevention: One Mother's Story

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8/25/2022
Suicide Prevention: One Mother's Story

Virginia Cooper's son, Joshua Jaymes Wood, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was 30 years old when he took his life on November 7, 2021. This is her story.

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Suicide Prevention: A Message from CSM Gragg

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8/25/2022
Suicide Prevention: A Message from CSM Gragg

A message from CSM Michael A. Gragg regarding suicide prevention and how to get help.

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Seek Mental Health with TRICARE

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8/18/2022
Seek Mental Health with TRICARE

Mental health problems can affect your thoughts, mood and behavior. Watch TRICARE's latest video on how to take care of your mental health.

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July MHS Minute

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8/9/2022
July MHS Minute

The July MHS Minute highlights a dedicated webpage for women's health to educate women and their partners on the health care services and resources available to them. Visit https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health to learn more. Additionally, learn more about the new national suicide and crisis lifeline, 988.

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Shetland & Grover - USU Facility Dogs

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8/4/2022
Shetland & Grover - USU Facility Dogs

Meet USU's facility dogs, Shetland and Grover.

Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Dinner

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8/3/2022
Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Dinner

With the start of school right around the corner, Capt. Caitlyn Shaver, chief of clinical nutrition at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, explains the importance of dinner as a way to bring the family together.

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Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Snacking

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8/3/2022
Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Snacking

With the start of school right around the corner, Capt. Caitlyn Shaver, chief of clinical nutrition at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, explains the importance of healthy snacking.

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Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Breakfast

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8/3/2022
Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Breakfast

With the start of school right around the corner, Capt. Caitlyn Shaver, chief of clinical nutrition at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, explains the importance of eating breakfast.

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Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Meals on the Go

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8/3/2022
Army Dietician Shares Importance of Healthy Eating: Meals on the Go

With the start of school right around the corner, Capt. Caitlyn Shaver, chief of clinical nutrition at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, explains the importance of balanced meals-on-the-go.

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Join us for Soul Care

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8/1/2022
Join us for Soul Care

Soul Care is a bi-weekly meeting for everyone in the MHS family to come together as a community of support and regain their spiritual centeredness. It's part of DHA’s commitment to a fulfilled staff. The series is open to military personnel, civilians, and contactors. Please contact the DHA Chaplains' office to learn more: 703-681-4665

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A Tyndall Story on Diversity & Inclusion

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8/1/2022
A Tyndall Story on Diversity & Inclusion

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Alejandro Velez, 325th Force Support Squadron military personnel flight senior enlisted leader, was born in Miami, Florida to Colombian parents. Without knowing any English, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force.

Be Prepared with Back-to-School Immunizations

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7/28/2022
Be Prepared with Back-to-School Immunizations

Air Force Surgeon General Miller encourages parents to get their kids immunized before heading back to school in the fall.

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Burn Pit Registry Video

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7/22/2022
Burn Pit Registry Video

This video provides information about the VA Burn Pit Registry, whether you're eligible to sign up for the registry, and how to do so.

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Interview with the SEAC: TBI from a Joint Perspective

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7/18/2022
Interview with the SEAC: TBI from a Joint Perspective

In this episode of Picking Your Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence Branch Chief Capt. Scott Cota and clinical moderator Amanda Gano interview the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), Ramón Colón-López. The discussion covers the health impacts of TBI and blast-related concussion stemming from the demands of combat and training. The SEAC also addresses the importance of maintaining medical readiness through education and military leadership. Listen to more Picking Your Brain episodes at www.health.mil/TBIPodcasts, on DVIDS, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen App

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7/12/2022
Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen App

This video provides a brief overview of the Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen App.

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