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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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Keeping Oral Cancer from being a Mouthful at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Article Around MHS
3/8/2022
A tobacco cessation counselor with a patient

Smokeless tobacco is really a super concentrated form of nicotine, equal to 3.5 packs of cigarettes.

Top Military Health Leaders Discuss Future Readiness

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3/8/2022
An Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepares to transport U.S. Army medical personnel to Guam in support of the global COVID-19 response on April 13, 2020.

Top military health leaders highlight the importance of preparing for the future to ensure both a medically ready force and a ready medical force.

Military Dentists Provide Relief and Support in Central America

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3/8/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Lemieux (center), dental assistant with Army Forces Battalion, Joint Task Force-Bravo, and Col. Franklin Florence (right), general dentist with Army Forces Battalion, Joint Task Force-Bravo, prepare a patient for an extraction with assistance from a Honduran volunteer during a Global Health Engagement at Los Laureles, Santa Barbara department, Honduras, Feb. 15. JTF-Bravo, in conjunction with Honduran Ministry of Health representatives, conducted the mission to provide dental and other medical services with volunteer support from Honduran medical students, who served as interpreters.

Dental woes are common to everyone, everywhere. U.S. military medical and dental specialists conducted a Global Health Engagement with partners in Santa Barbara, Honduras, in February, where they provided dental and primary care services to local Hondurans.

Education through service

Article Around MHS
3/4/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

After graduating the equivalent of U.S. high school in Trinidad at 12 years old, one Airman immigrated to America to expand his education.

Recovering Service Members Compete in National Rowing Championship

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3/4/2022
Recovering Service Members and Paralympic athletes take on National Indoor Row Championship.

Recovering Service Members compete in 2022 national indoor rowing championships.

It’s True – Carrots (and Other Vegetables) Can Help You See in the Dark

Article
3/4/2022
Each color in fruits and vegetables indicates an abundance of specific nutrients.

Have you ever heard that carrots are good for your eyes, or that they can help you see in the dark? It’s true – carrots are rich in the compound beta carotene, which your body uses to make a form of vitamin A that helps your eyes adjust in the dark. A shortage of vitamin A can cause a host of health problems, including blindness.

Don’t Ignore those Lumps, Bumps and Weird Moles on Your Skin

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3/4/2022
Elizabeth Anderson, a physician assistant at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Dermatology Clinic, uses a lighted scope to check a patient’s skin. “Skin cancer rates are high in Florida, and it’s important to self-check monthly,” Anderson said. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. To reduce risk, protect your skin from UV rays from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps.

Skin problems are among the top 10 reasons active duty service members seek out medical care. Beware of lumps and bumps. Keep an eye out for moles that are changing or growing in size. Maybe it's just acne. But it also could be skin cancer.

Trauma readiness program earns prestigious Army Medicine award

Article Around MHS
3/3/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

The Brooke Army Medical Center Strategic Trauma Readiness Center team received the prestigious Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award during a ceremony at BAMC, Feb. 28, 2022.

21st TSC Female Medic graduates Ranger School

Article Around MHS
3/3/2022
Military personnel talking

Defeating the odds, Army Sgt. 1st Class Kalynn Rolon graduated Ranger School Jan. 28th at Fort Benning, Georgia.

NHTP Cultivates Culture of Safety and Improvement

Article Around MHS
3/2/2022
Military personnel inspecting a process improvement poster

Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms / Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Twentynine Palms held its 7th Annual Process Improvement Fair Feb. 22.

Air Force partners with NYU for mental health technician toolkit

Article Around MHS
3/1/2022
The Air Force Symbol

The Air Force is partnering with New York University to develop a toolkit for mental health technicians working with Airmen and Guardians outside of a traditional clinical setting.

Brief report: Using syndromic surveillance to monitor MIS-C associated with COVID-19 in Military Health System beneficiaries

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3/1/2022
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SARS CoV-2 and the illness it causes, COVID-19, have exacted a heavy toll on the global community. Most of the identified disease has been in the elderly and adults. The goal of this analysis was to ascertain if user-built ESSENCE queries applied to records of outpatient MHS health care encounters are capable of detecting MIS-C cases that have not been identified or reported by local public health departments.

Surveillance Snapshot: Medical Separation from Service Among Incident Cases of Osteoarthritis and Spondylosis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016–2020

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3/1/2022
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common adult joint disease and predominantly involves the weight-bearing joints. This condition, including spondylosis (OA of the spine), results in significant disability and resource utilization and is a leading cause of medical separation from military service.

Obesity prevalence among active component service members prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, January 2018–July 2021

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3/1/2022
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This study examined monthly prevalence of obesity and exercise in active component U.S. military members prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. These results suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic had a small effect on the trend of obesity in the active component U.S. military and that obesity prevalence continues to increase.

Brief Report: Refractive Surgery Trends at Tri-Service Refractive Surgery Centers and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Fiscal Years 2000–2020

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3/1/2022
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Since the official introduction of laser refractive surgery into clinical practice throughout the Military Health System (MHS) in fiscal year 2000, these techniques have been heavily implemented in the tri-service community to better equip and improve the readiness of the U.S. military force.

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