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The Military Health System (MHS) 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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Managing your holiday stress

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12/13/2018
Army Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Braswell, chaplain clinician/senior pastor Protestant Chapel congregation at WRNMMC, explained how faith helps in dealing with holiday stress. “Spirituality helps people see there is something greater than themselves. It helps put things in perspective and gives people hope.” (DoD photo)

How to keep from unraveling

Missed TRICARE Open Season? There’s still time to act

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12/12/2018
Take Command of Your Health

If you missed TRICARE Open Season, you still have time to enroll

Surgeons share secrets of residency success

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12/11/2018
Surgeons in the operating room at Madigan Army Medical Center. (U.S. Army photo by John Wayne Liston)

Madigan's general surgery residents have passed the exam for board certification on their first attempt at a nation-topping rate of 97.6 percent

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Partnerships increase MWDs capabilities

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12/11/2018
Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Catron, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military dog handler, keeps his MWD Morty calm while Army Capt Theresa Hubbell, Area Support Group Kuwait Camp Arifjan veterinary officer in charge, shows Air Force Staff. Sgt. Kristin Niemi, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group medical technician, spots where medical procedures can be performed during basic preventative medical service training, Nov. 27, 2018, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Due to the distance of the veterinary clinic in Kuwait and the services available for MWD at ADAB, Hubbell visited ADAB to perform a quarterly inspection of the MWDs and their living quarters, and provided training for the handlers and Emergency Medical Technicians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

The care that we give the MWDs is very similar to a human patient

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Vaccination is the best defense against the flu

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12/10/2018
Vaccination is the primary method for preventing influenza and its complications and getting an annual influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Erica Knight)

Vaccination is needed every year because the Influenza viruses change

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Enroll before TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Season closes Dec. 10

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12/7/2018
Take Command of your health

Take action, take command and do so before open season closes next week

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Fleet surgical team saves life aboard USS Somerset

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12/6/2018
Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Chao, the Littoral Combat Group One, surgeon, second from left, performs an emergency appendectomy as other medical team members assist aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Brame)

We were able to determine he had acute appendicitis

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Know your costs before making a choice during TRICARE Open Season

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12/4/2018
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Before you choose a plan, make sure you know what’s covered and what it costs

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Navy surgeon general discusses DHA transition

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12/3/2018
Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, spoke about the future of Navy Medicine with military and civilian medical professionals Nov. 29 during the 127th Annual AMSUS Meeting for Federal Health Professionals at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Maryland.

On Oct. 1, 2018 Navy Medicine began phase one of the DHA transition

Collaboration and partnerships emerge as themes of Military Health transformation

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11/30/2018
Maj. Gen. Place, director of the National Capital Region, speaks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

DHA headquarters will have centralized functional capabilities to ensure standardization and ensure efficiencies

Health leaders: Whole of military health is greater than sum of parts

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11/29/2018
Dr. John Cho (far right), AMSUS executive director, introduces speakers (from left) Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director; Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army surgeon general; Vice Adm. Forrest Faison III, Navy surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg,  Air Force surgeon general; Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, Joint Staff surgeon, Dr. Richard Thomas, president of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for health services policy and oversight.

Collaboration stressed as transformation is under way

New training mannequins help Soldiers save lives

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11/28/2018
Soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia, train one another on using the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Exportable system, a medical trauma training mannequin. Personnel from the office of the Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, brought new, technologically advanced medical training mannequins to Fort Benning to increase the realism of medical trauma training and ultimately to save lives and limbs. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Albright)

The realism of it creates that white-knuckle sensation and adrenalin for the Soldier

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DHA leaders: Embrace historical changes to military health

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11/28/2018
Vice Adm. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), delivers remarks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

Bono, Kiyokawa describe plans as MTFs come under DHA umbrella

Uniformed Services University receives top NATO award for medical support

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11/27/2018
Major-General Jean-Robert Bernier (left), chair of NATO's Committee of Chiefs of NATO Medical Services, presents the 2018 Dominique-Jean Larrey Award to Dr. Richard Thomas, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The Larrey Award is NATO's highest honor for medical support. (Photo courtesy of NATO)

The Dominique-Jean Larrey Award is named after Napoleon's famous Surgeon General

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Looking to the future: Leaders come together at AMSUS

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11/27/2018
Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, U.S. Navy surgeon general, delivers remarks at the opening of the AMSUS 2018 annual meeting.

This year’s conference theme is “The Future of Healthcare is Now”

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