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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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COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High During Omicron Surge

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4/18/2022
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Mary Ashcraft, assigned to the combat ship USS Tulsa, administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster to Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class Anthony Johnson Jan. 10, 2022, at Apra Harbor, Guam. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Devin M. Langer, Command Destroyer Squadron 7)

Two new studies of active-duty service members show COVID-19 booster vaccines are effective, but uptake rates in the military community lagged behind the civilian population.

Niger, U.S. doctors treat 550 patients in Ouallam

Article Around MHS
4/15/2022
Military training

 Nigerien and U.S. doctors alongside U.S. joint service medical specialists established a temporary field clinic to provide medical treatment to citizens of Ouallam and the surrounding areas as a part of a medical civic action program (MEDCAP) in Ouallam, Niger, March 16, 2022.

Weed ACH hosts 2nd annual Baby Expo

Article Around MHS
4/15/2022
Picture of a baby expo

Weed Army Community Hospital recently hosted a 'Baby Expo" for expectant parents.

Kids' Teeth Grinding Usually Stops Around Age 9 or 10 - But Not Always

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4/15/2022
A child receives dental treatment during the “Give Kids a Smile” day event March 9, 2019, held by the 375th Dental Squadron clinic on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Children registered for the event were given the chance to receive cleanings, fillings, and more at no cost to their parents. (Photo: Airman 1st Class Isaiah Gonzalez, 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs)

Do you ever see or hear your child grinding his or her teeth or clenching his or her jaws during the day or at night while sleeping? That’s a potentially serious health problem. Teeth grinding in kids may require a night guard.

8 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to Change during the New Pandemic Phase

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4/15/2022
8 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to Change during the New Pandemic Phase

Parents should prepare their kids for the new normal of the ongoing pandemic, recognizing that the status of the disease can change quickly as new variants of COVID-19 emerge.

Croatian Army Soldiers observe US Army life-saving techniques

Article Around MHS
4/14/2022
Military personnel observing new medical training

A Croatian Army medical instructor observes Soldiers in the Combat Lifesaver Course at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, European Medical Simulation Trauma Training Center in Feb. 2022.

"I'm Alive Because People Care, Because People Donate Blood"

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4/14/2022
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He survived his injuries thanks to the donated blood he received at a hospital in Kandahar. (Photo: Courtesy of the Travis Mills Foundation)

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He survived his injuries thanks to the donated blood he received at a hospital in Kandahar.

SAFE Option Provides Care for Victims of Sexual Violence

Article
4/14/2022
(From left) Evangeline Barefoot, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Forensic Healthcare program manager shows Dr. Cynthia Tara Ferguson, Defense Health Agency Forensic Healthcare program director, protocols BACH follows for patients who come to the hospital after experiencing sexual violence. Barefoot said some victims may avoid medical treatment because they don’t want to report an assault, however seeking medical treatment does not obligate a service member to file an investigation or notify their command. (Photo: Maria Christina Yager)

A special medical exam, called a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination, SAFE, is available to survivors of sexual violence preserves lasting evidence that may aid in the prosecution of a perpetrator of sexual assault.

MEDCoE awards Expert Field Medical Badges in ceremony at Camp Bullis

Article Around MHS
4/13/2022
Military personnel share an EFMB badge award moment.

Fourteen officer and enlisted Soldiers assigned to various Army medicine commands earned the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), during a grueling two week testing event conducted by the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE) at Joint Base San Antonio Camp Bullis, Texas. 

Surface Force Helps Pregnant Sailors Thrive with Artemis Program

Article Around MHS
4/12/2022
Military personnel viewing laptop

The Navy’s Surface Force launched a program to help pregnant Sailors positively contribute to the Navy as they prepare for childbirth.

DHA Director Outlines Vision for Health Care Readiness at HIMSS

Article
4/11/2022
Army Lt. General (Dr.) Ron Place during his speech at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference held in Orlando, Florida, March 2022. Place’s speech detailed his thoughts on solutions to military health care readiness. (Photo: Claire Reznicek, MHS Communications)

During his speech at HIMSS, Lt. Gen. Place discusses clear and present dangers to military medical care.

Soldiers Athletes Studied for Long term Effects of Concussions

Article Around MHS
4/8/2022
Brain scan imaging

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, is a major issue of concern in the military, as well as within the sports community. 

It’s not a new year’s resolution – it’s National Nutrition Month

Article Around MHS
4/8/2022
Military personnel holding papers

The 60th Medical Group Nutritional Medicine outpatient nutrition clinic and Health Promotion Services have partnered together for multiple events across base highlighting March as National Nutrition Month.

Air Force Surgeon General’s priority is creating high performing Airmen, Guardians (Part 1)

Article Around MHS
4/8/2022
AF Surgeon General Shireen Bedi headshot and quote

The Air Force Surgeon General’s top priority is creating and sustaining high performing Airmen and Guardians who are medically ready for the future fight.

Creative Learning Techniques Promote Culture of Patient Safety

Article Around MHS
4/8/2022
Military personnel holding clipboard

During this year's Patient Safety Awareness week, the Patient Safety team at US Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Guantanamo Bay (US NRMTC GB) is reinforcing the hospital's culture of safety through interactive learning.

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