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The Military Health System conducts research and provides services for the treatment of exposures, injuries and diseases related to Military service and deployment. Here, learn about the different programs and initiatives offered to support the health of our force, its families, and veterans.

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When butterfly-shaped gland flutters, something's amiss

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12/28/2017
Air Force Airman 1st Class Julia Maldonado, a medical laboratory technician, tests a blood sample at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Thyroid disease is diagnosed by a test that checks the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, in a patient’s blood. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland)

Thyroid disease common among women, the elderly

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Possible cause for severe eczema has been found

Article
8/21/2017
Some patients living with severe eczema – a possible disqualifying factor for military service – have been found to have mutations on a gene called CARD11. Identified as a possible cause for the condition, the discovery can lead to exciting possibilities for advancements, according to the researchers.

Some patients living with severe eczema have been found to have mutations on a gene called CARD11 – Identified as a possible cause for the condition, the discovery can lead to exciting possibilities for advancements, according to the researchers

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Proper nutrition can help manage diabetes

Article
11/21/2016
A Soldier performs a glucose screening. A person diagnosed with diabetes is lacking insulin or is insulin resistant so that the body can’t process sugars normally. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessica A DuVernay)

Good nutrition is important for any healthy lifestyle, but for diabetics balancing nutrition, activity and medication is vital

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Lung cancer screening saves lives

Article
11/17/2016
A patient at Naval Hospital Pensacola prepares to have a low-dose computed tomography test done to screen for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. Early detection can lower the risk of dying from this disease. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Bortz)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women

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U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research looking for eye injury treatment

Article
6/17/2016
Army Capt. Elaine Por, a principle investigator and deputy task area manager in the Ocular Trauma Division at the USAISR, is looking for a novel way to treat eye injuries that can result in blindness.

A non-invasive treatment could be available to Wounded Warriors with eye injuries within the next two to three years

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Speech-Language Pathologists aid Wounded Warriors

Article
6/16/2016
A Marine takes a hearing test (U.S. Army photo)

Up to 20 percent of military active duty service members traumatically injured during deployments who were admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center exhibited difficulty swallowing and eating, a condition called dysphagia

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Heroes of Military Medicine take the stage at D.C. ceremony

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5/6/2016
At the Heroes of Military Medicine ceremony Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., honorees Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky and Capt. Ferris Butler share the stage with Annemarie Orr, Kelly McGaughey, Lt. Col. Kyle Potter and Art Molnar.

A combination of military medical professionals and civilian and military patients were honored Thursday, May 5, 2016, during the Heroes of Military Medicine Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Research key to progress in PTSD, TBI care, DoD experts say

Article
4/27/2016
Depressed soldier

Doctors updated a Senate Armed Services Committee panel on the Defense Department’s research, diagnosis and treatment for PTSD and TBI

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Occupational therapy: Restoring function and promoting independence

Article
4/22/2016
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Occupational Therapy is arguably the most misunderstood clinic in the hospital

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Spring allergies? Or just a cold?

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4/15/2016
Allergies come from sensitivity to “allergens” such as seasonal pollen, and they’re not contagious. Common allergens in spring include plant pollens. (Courtesy photo)

Both colds and seasonal allergies make you feel miserable, but you can take steps to avoid or at least take the edge off them

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Military brain injury expert: Everyone’s ability to recover is different

Article
3/17/2016
Air Force Maj. Michael Matchette, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron radiologist, reviews CT scans from a trauma patient to determine the severity of the injuries at the Air Force Theater Hospital.

Dr. Heechin Chae explains how everyone is different when it comes to recovering from traumatic brain injuries.

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Medical histories show what health conditions run in the family

Article
2/17/2016
Doctors gain valuable insight by asking their patients about their family health history. Health problems, like diabetes and heart disease, can be higher-risk for patients whose family members have a history of certain ailments.  (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich)

Your family health history gives doctors an opportunity to see what health problems run in the family. By knowing this, steps can be taken to reduce the risk of ailments, such as diabetes.

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