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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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Five Clinical Tools To Help Assess and Treat TBI

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3/17/2022
An Army 'gun team' brace for the concussion of a 105mm howitzer during operations in Iraq in 2008. (Photo: Master Sgt. Kevin Doheny)

Here are five new ways that doctors can diagnose and treat mild concussions.

5 Tips Sailors can use to get kick off healthy habits during National Nutrition Month

Article Around MHS
3/16/2022
March is Nutrition Month

During National Nutrition Month this March, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) reminds Sailors they can take control of their nutritional needs by learning more about healthy eating.

Ask the Doc: Can a Concussion Affect Hearing and Vision?

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3/16/2022
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, a physical therapist for the Fort Drum Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic, New York, uses a model of the inner ear on Feb. 27, 2019, to demonstrate how a concussion can cause inner ear, or vestibular, damage which may result in dizziness, anxiety, depression, moodiness, balance problems and irritability to name a few. (Photo: Warren W. Wright Jr., Fort Drum MEDDAC)

Even a mild concussion can lead to hearing and vision problems.

Dietitians available to assist with diets for those with prediabetes, diabetes

Article Around MHS
3/15/2022
Military personnel taking data

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is targeting occupational Heat Injury and Illness Prevention as part of their recent efforts to establish a universal standard to protect workers.

Injured by TBI and suffer from insomnia? This USU study could help you catch some ZZZs

Article Around MHS
3/14/2022
Military personnel on a plane

A potential solution for a good night’s sleep for military members struggling with insomnia is currently being studied by the Uniformed Services University’s Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).

Data Registry Helps Improve Research and Treatment for Eye Injuries

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3/14/2022
Pvt. Second Class Jagger Dixon, treats an eye injury during Expert Infantryman Badge testing, June 15, 2021, at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Dixon is a soldier with B Company; 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Soldiers must successfully execute a variety of warrior tasks to earn their EIB. (Photo: Army Spc. Kay Edwards, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Eye injury registry (DVEIVR) transforms data into usable information to help improve initial warfighter care and rehabilitation.

COVID-19 Responses Underscore Importance of Patient Safety

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3/14/2022
Every day, patient safety is one of the top priorities for the Defense Health Agency. Patient safety means providing ready, reliable care to service members, veterans, and dependents no matter the circumstances. (Photo: Defense Health Agency)

Patient safety is a topmost concern of MHS, and Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022 focuses on Ready, Reliable Care.

Defense Health Agency Fosters Culture of Safety, Accountability

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3/14/2022
A quality assurance specialist organizes sterilized instruments to prepare for packaging at the Sterile Processing Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas. (Photo: Marcy Sanchez)

he Defense Health Agency is enhancing the culture of safety, accountability, and transparency at military hospitals and clinics around the world. A culture of teamwork can reduce burnout and workplace errors among medical units.

Healing the medical network

Article Around MHS
3/11/2022
Military personnel testing networks

The eight-person 15th Medical Group’s Medical Information Systems Flight provides services for approximately 300 medical staff across 15 facilities, supporting the 66,000 member-large Hawaii Military Health System beneficiary population.

Check Out the DHA Director's Professional Reading List for Your Next Read

Article
3/11/2022
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If you are looking for your next read, Lt. Gen. Place’s professional reading list has a wide range of books to choose from.

Fort Irwin launches Dental Assistant Training program

Article Around MHS
3/10/2022
Medical personnel during a procedure

The Dental Assistant Training program is open to military spouses and family members 18 years and older and provides participants didactic and hands-on dental assistant training.

Ringing in Your Ears Might Be a Sign of Hearing Loss

Article
3/10/2022
Army Col. Randy Lau fires a 120 mm mortar during a live-fire exercise at Camp Roberts, California, June 15, 2021.

Tinnitus can affect your concentration, reaction time, and short-term memory. It can be linked to anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. Some people turn to substance abuse to try to block the sounds.

Details Matter: Womack Army Medical Center Prepares to Launch MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
3/8/2022
Medical equipment technician with a shipment of vital sign monitors

A major transformation in healthcare occurs March 19, 2022 at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) when the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record (EHR)--MHS GENESIS--launches at WAMC.

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.

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.

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