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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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Answering Your Questions About COVID-19 Testing

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2/25/2022
Military personnel performing a COVID-19 Test

COVID-19 continues to spread, now as the Omicron variant. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect you and your family from getting seriously ill, getting hospitalized, or dying. You should also make sure you’re up to date with your vaccines. Testing is another important step you can take to protect yourself and others.

Defense Department Announces Distribution of COVID-19 Tests for Military Beneficiaries

Article
2/25/2022
A Soldier assigned to the Connecticut National Guard helps load a shipment of at-home COVID-19 testing kits into a truck at a regional distribution point in North Haven, Connecticut, Jan. 3, 2022. These kits were picked up by representatives from local towns and municipalities to be handed out to their communities.

The Department of Defense will offer at-home COVID-19 tests for military beneficiaries at military hospitals or clinics, on a supply available basis, in the coming weeks.

How to Tell If You Have Sleep Apnea

Article
2/25/2022
A service member participates in a sleep study at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.  Sleep technicians connect 26 sensors to patients that measure eye and muscle movements, brain activity, heart rate, and breathing.

Poor sleep and sleep disorders commonly affect service members' quality of life, readiness, and performance. Symptoms include loud snoring, choking or gasping.

BAMC Soldiers honored at San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Article Around MHS
2/24/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

Four Soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center were honored Feb. 11 during Military Appreciation Night at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Caring for Recruits' Injuries is Key to Success at Basic Training

Article
2/23/2022
U.S. Marines wait for instruction from their Senior Drill Instructor after concluding a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, on March 11, 2021.

Injuries at bootcamp can end a military career before it starts. That’s why trainers and drill instructors take countless precautions to ensure trainees stay fit and healthy.

Cross-training between U.S. Army Soldiers and Medical Students

Article Around MHS
2/22/2022
Medical students work on stabilizing a patient

U.S. Army Soldiers and medical students from the Poznań University of Medical Sciences participate in a cross-training simulation event in Poland.

Military hospital support to FEMA to begin in four states expands in two states

Article Around MHS
2/22/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 220 military medical personnel, including medical doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists have deployed, or will deploy, within the next two weeks, in 14 teams to six states to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients.

The Chief of the Army Dental Corps Talks Dental Health & Readiness

Article
2/22/2022
The Army’s top dentist talks about what service members should keep in mind about their dental health.

Here’s what the Army’s top dentist thinks service members should keep in mind about their dental health.

Navy Names Top Dietitian of the Year

Article Around MHS
2/18/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

The Navy newest named top Registered Dietitian of the Year is U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness Command Guantanamo Bay's, Lt. Daniel Chase Williams, Medical Service Corps

Latasha Smith: Warrior against COVID-19

Article Around MHS
2/18/2022
Military personnel looking at a patient's cardiac rhythm

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Latasha Smith, an Airman assigned to the 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, was celebrated as Airlifter of the Week, Jan. 27, 2022, after leading the assault against COVID-19 for over a year.

NIH awards USMA, CUNY SPH grant to establish first AI, center for nutrition

Article Around MHS
2/17/2022
Military personnel discussing nutrition and health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded USMA and the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) an $8 million grant to establish the world's first artificial intelligence and computational modeling center for precision nutrition and health.

Navy Medicine Hosts Discussion on “Black Men in White Coats” Documentary

Article Around MHS
2/16/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

Across the United States, African Americans represent only two percent of all practicing physicians and 2.6 percent of dentists—despite comprising13 percent of the country.

Surgeon devotes career to battlefield trauma care

Article Around MHS
2/16/2022
Military personnel talking

Col. Jennifer Gurney, a surgeon with the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at the Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, says that her reason to continue her 20-year career is to help build the training and standards it takes to maintain Soldier readiness on the battlefield.

A Deployed Dentist Recalls His 'One-Chair' Clinic in Afghanistan

Article
2/16/2022
Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrew Gutierrez did a tour of duty as a dentist downrange in Afghanistan.

“The soldiers knew whether there was a dentist on base. Those who needed something found me.”

MHS Video Connect Offers Convenience, Efficiencies for Providers

Article
2/16/2022
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MHS Video Connect provides a safe and effective platform to virtually engage with patient “face-to-face”.

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