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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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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.”

Success Leaves Footprints: DHA Observes Black History Month

Article
2/16/2022
The Defense Health Agency celebrated Black History Month by hosting a panel discussion called, “success always leaves footprints.” The panelists shared stories of their cultural pride as black Americans and their perspectives on the lessons we can learn from studying black American history.

The DHA hosted a panel discussion called "success always leaves footprints," which highlighted the importance of studying black American history.

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”.

Reduce your risk of developing cancer

Article Around MHS
2/15/2022
About one of every three Americans will develop some form of malignancy during his or her lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Genes, lifestyle, and the environment work together to increase or decrease risk of getting cancer. Each person’s cancer risk is made up of a combination of these factors.

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. 

NHC Corpus Christi celebrates MHS GENESIS launch

Article Around MHS
2/15/2022
Navy Capt. Jessica Bain, NHC Corpus Christi commanding officer, is joined by Lt. Cmdr. Angelica Garcia, MHS GENESIS site lead, Amber Medina, site integration manager, and Colleen Rock, program integration analyst, to ceremoniously flip the switch, celebrating the full integration of MHS GENESIS, the next-generation electronic health record system , which was launched at the clinic on Jan. 22

Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi celebrated the launch of the next-generation electronic health record system – MHS GENESIS, with ceremonious flipping of the switch on the clinic’s quarterdeck Feb. 4.

How 3D-Printed Teeth and Other New Tech are Transforming Dental Care

Article
2/15/2022
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jaden Murry had nearly all of his lower jaw removed because of a tumor. The procedure was the DOD’s first ever immediate jaw reconstruction surgery using 3D-printed teeth.

Advances in dental technology are improving care and increasing the number of patients willing to get treatment when needed.

Body composition study makes stop at Fort Lee

Article Around MHS
2/14/2022
Military personnel during a body composition study

The Army Comprehensive Body Composition Study made its way to Fort Lee Feb. 5, beginning an 6-day effort to collect data that could one day support policy changes to the Army Body Composition Program.

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