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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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Lessening the Blast in the Past – TBI Support Down Range

Article Around MHS
3/31/2022
Military personnel posing by a medical machine

When the Concussion Restoration Care Center (CRCC) with a MRI (Magnetic Resonance System) was established at Camp Leatherneck, then part of Joint Operating Base and British-run Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, there was a constant need to care for combat-related concussions.

Surgery in the snow: Life-saving specialists hone their skills

Article Around MHS
3/30/2022
a mobile medical facility

Six U.S. Air Force officers head for an unassuming tan tent that breaks the otherwise monochrome landscape of a runway at the edge of Nome, Alaska.

Brain-Boosting Meal Plans Help Service Members with TBI

Article
3/30/2022
During the NICoE intensive outpatient program (IOP), staff nutritionist Ruth Clark teaches hands-on classes in the on-site patient kitchen. (Photo: Tahira Hayes (Ctr), NICoE/WRNMMC, NSA Bethesda)

Research has shown that dietary changes may help relieve symptoms that might complicate recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems.

Immediate Testing: How the Military Evaluates Risk For Brain Injuries

Article
3/28/2022
Pfc. Thomas Icenogle, a student in the Army’s Combat Medic Specialist Training Program at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, conducts a Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE 2) on Pvt. Alejandro Leija, while Pvt. Dominic Dubois refers to the MACE 2 card. (Photo: Lisa Braun, Medical Education and Training Campus Public Affairs)

MACE 2 allows for a quick assessment of traumatic brain injuries in the field and is similar to sports concussion checks.

Wear Approved Safety Eye Protection, Save Your Vision

Article
3/25/2022
Gunner with 1Brigade Combat Team 82nd Division wears shaded eye protection as he fires his M249 at Rotation 21-05 at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (Photo: Capt. Joseph Warren)

The Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Branch, or TSVCRB, encourages service members to wear eye protection while at work and at home to prevent eye injuries.

Nutrition Diversity Creates Enjoyable Health

Article Around MHS
3/24/2022
March spelt with vegetables

The month of March is known as National Nutrition Month

BJACH conducts MHS GENESIS exercise ahead of transition

Article Around MHS
3/23/2022
Military personnel during a MHS GENESIS exercise

The Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital conducted MHS GENESIS mock “go-live” exercises 9, 10 and 11 March at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

New discharge lounge opens at BAMC to improve patient flow

Article Around MHS
3/23/2022
Military personnel looking at a computer

On March 8 a new patient discharge lounge opened at Brooke Army Medical Center for patients preparing to leave the hospital.

Top Military Health Care Leader Looks to the Future of Medicine

Article
3/23/2022
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Lipscomb, the urology department head at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota in Spain, waves to staff in USNH Naples, Italy during the first virtual cystoscopy between both hospitals in Jan 2021. (Photo: Navy Cmdr. Ryan Nations)

Health care has come a long way in recent years, thanks to technology, innovation and unexpected challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. The explosion of capabilities includes robots in the operating room, the expansion of virtual health care and virtual encounters, remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence.

Pins in Your Ears: How Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Your Pain

Article
3/22/2022
Dr. Arnyce Pock, associate dean and medical acupuncturist at USU, oversees graduate nursing students at USU performing battlefield acupuncture for pain management, in February 2022. The course is intended to train health care personnel who are not physicians or acupuncturists, such as advanced practice nurses, to provide BFA to patients for pain management. (Photo: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Battlefield acupuncture is a modified version of ear acupuncture that can be used to treat any type of pain. USU trains health care personnel to perform the technique.

DHA Panel Discusses Digital Health Training and Education at AMSUS 2022

Article
3/22/2022
DHA panel discusses MHS digital health training and education at AMSUS 2022. (Photo: Courtesy of Connected Health)

Digital health is transforming the Military Health System, according to a panel of Defense Health Agency experts speaking at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals.

Weed ACH strengthens bonds with local hospitals during Leadership Summit

Article Around MHS
3/21/2022
Military personnel touring the Weed Army Community Hospital

Weed Army Community Hospital hosted executive leaders from 13 medical facilities in Southern California and Las Vegas regions during a Leadership Summit event March 11.

DHA Celebrates the Women Building a Resilient Nation

Article
3/21/2022
Images of four women

The DHA hosted a panel discussion called "women building a resilient nation," which highlighted the stories of women who throughout history have built a resilient nation.

How COVID-19 Made the Military Medical Community Stronger

Article
3/21/2022
Image of a service member being treated

Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic has made the military medical community stronger and will help when confronting the next crisis, whether that’s another pandemic, a new conflict or natural disaster

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Observance Focuses on Screening, Increasing Public Knowledge

Article Around MHS
3/18/2022
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Observed during March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month seeks to increase the public’s knowledge about the disease and encourage people to get screened for it.

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