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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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Murtha Cancer Center Hosts 2022 Breast Cancer Summit

Article Around MHS
11/7/2022
Military medical personnel performing mammogram

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted its 2022 Breast Cancer Summit virtually Oct. 26. The summit is held annually during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Sharpening Soft Skills Goal of Professional Development Program

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11/7/2022
A service member watches a computer screen.

DHA’s skills-based professional development training program aligns with the agency’s strategic objective to ensure the staff is fulfilled. It offers a cadre of professional training opportunities available virtually to all employees without cost.

USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk in Support of Continuing Promise 2022

Article Around MHS
11/4/2022
Military personnel on the Hospital ship USNS Comfort

Continuing Promise medical teams will focus on working alongside partner nation medical personnel to provide care aboard and at land-based medical sites to increase medical readiness, strengthen partnerships, and enhance the combined capabilities of the U.S. Navy and partner nations to respond to public health disasters and humanitarian crises.

Collaboration Ensures Focus on Sustainment for New Army Medical Devices

Article Around MHS
11/4/2022
Military medical personnel testing vet x-ray device

Collaboration between U.S. Army medical materiel developers and sustainers means that new devices fielded to the warfighter not only provide the required capabilities, but also longevity and durability in the field, as well as value to the American taxpayer.

Slashing Victim's Life Saved by USU Alumni, Staff

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11/4/2022
USU rescuers visit with neck slashing victim in hospital.

Oscar Sanchez's life was saved by the quick thinking and actions of USU alumni and staff after he was viciously attacked, and his neck was slashed.

I Am Navy Medicine -- Audiology Technician

Article Around MHS
11/3/2022
U.S. Navy Seaman Tabetha M. Sanders, audiology technician

With October designated as Audiology Awareness Month, now is the time for everyone to listen up, heed the call, and harken to the need for healthy hearing.

HEART 22 Strengthens Partnerships in Central America

Article
11/3/2022
Four surgeons in gowns, caps, and masks perform knee surgery.

The HEART 22 humanitarian partnership mission to Guatemala and Honduras was also an example of the U.S. military's continued Global Health Engagement efforts.

History of Navy Medicine's Research and Development Global Enterprise

Article Around MHS
11/2/2022
Historic image of the Naval Medical Research Institute

Before there was the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) there was the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI).

USS Gerald R. Ford’s Commitment to Women’s Health

Article Around MHS
11/2/2022
U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Cassandra Styles participates in a mass casualty drill

One in eight women will face cancer in their life. Additionally, breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected in early stages and a 29 percent survival rate if detected late. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Douglas, Ford’s surgeon, offers a service in identifying breast cancer in the early stage for women aboard Ford. Douglas’ service is just one of many that Ford provides.

Medical Maintenance Sustaining the Warfighter

Article Around MHS
11/1/2022
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Monica Hewey works on ventilator

Biomedical Equipment Technician, or BMET, is one of those little-known career fields in the Air Force, yet it has a big impact on readiness and lethality.

Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics

Article
11/1/2022
Five people wearing masks look at the camera.

Walk-in contraceptives services help service members with convenience of one-day, no appointment care, and help the military with readiness.

In-Theater Mental Health Disorders Among U.S. Soldiers Deployed Between 2008 and 2013

Article
11/1/2022
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Mental health is a significant concern within the U.S. military, and service members are at substantial risk for developing an array of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, stress/adjustment issues, and sleep-related disorders.

Brief Report: Pediatric Vaccine Completion and Compliance Among Infants Born to Female Active Duty Service Members, 2006–2016

Article
11/1/2022
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Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the leading cause of diarrhea-associated morbidity and mortality among children under age 5 worldwide.

Update: Cold Injuries, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2017–June 2022

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11/1/2022
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Cold injuries are of significant military concern because of their adverse impact on operations and the high financial costs of treatment and disability.

Brooke Medical Center Offers New Prostate Cancer Therapy for Patients

Article Around MHS
10/31/2022
Military medical personnel consults with Harold G. Overstreet, retired Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps

The Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Nuclear Medicine is now offering a newly approved treatment for patients who have prostate cancer.

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