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Wright-Patt doctor finds treatment path for military child with rare neurological condition

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2/3/2023
Reeve completes a 2022 summer triathlon. Reeve was assisted by Lt. Col. Cassandra Burns, 88th Medical Group pediatric neurologist, after being diagnosed with a rare case of cerebral folate deficiency at four years old, along with being diagnosed with down syndrome at birth. (Courtesy Photo)

For the Anderson family, protecting their 8-year-old son, Reeve, has proven to be the fight of his lifetime. Reeve, born with Down syndrome, lived as a normal kid until he started to develop curious symptoms. His parents, Shana and Jason, were completely surprised and knew they weren’t normal.

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Sesame Workshop Rolls Out Self Care Content for Military Families

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2/3/2023
A video still shows the Muppet Elmo and his father looking toward the camera.

Sesame Workshop has launched new digital resources for military parents and children that offer simple strategies for mental health and self-care. The resources include videos demonstrating the importance of finding the little wins, being flexible with routines, meal planning and even learning how to be still and quiet.

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Remembering A Navy Legacy during the Tet Offensive

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2/3/2023
Honoring a Navy legacy…retired Chief Boatswain Mate Jerry Irvine was surprised with a shadow box by Naval Hospital Bremerton command leadership and Chief’s Mess – presented to him by Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Tom Countryman - to honor his years of service, which included three tours in Vietnam and extensive duty during the Tet Offensive which started 55 years ago, January 31, 1968.  (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).

He wasn’t a Navy doc, nor nurse, or hospital corpsman. Yet on the field of battle, his concern for others saved many a life. Long before retired Chief Boatswain Mate Jerry Irvine was delivering salty quips when receiving medical care at Naval Hospital Bremerton, the grizzled veteran was providing his own type of health care during a bitterly contested combat campaign.

Navy Medicine Shifts to Expeditionary Focus, Prepares for Future Fight

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1/31/2023
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Dante Horner, a corpsman with 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, performs tactical combat casualty care during Spanish FLOTEX-22 near Rota, Spain, June 9, 2022. This exercise features tactical level actions ashore, combined with joint training and planning, aimed at increasing overall bilateral interoperability between nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Megan Ozaki)

Through coordinated, enterprise-wide efforts synchronized across the Navy and Marine Corps, Navy Medicine will focus on effectiveness in force development and force generation to assure readiness for strategic competition, crisis, and conflict.

I Am Navy Medicine - and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Lt. Jason Balazs

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1/27/2023
Military medical personnel administers ultrasound on patient.

National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Week is January 22-28, 2023. Learn why CRNAs like Lt. Jason Balazs use extraordinary precision and focus to support critical mission readiness and their impact on this profession's long history and enduring record of patient safety.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

Eyes on Vision Readiness

Article Around MHS
1/27/2023
Military personnel gets eye exam

Good eyesight is often take for granted, but vision impairment can be the difference between mission success and mission failure. Find out what's happening on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling so airmen in the National Capital Region remain sharply focused on their U.S. Air Force missions.

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It's Final! Last MHS GENESIS Staff Q&A Ahead of Spring 2023 MHS GENESIS Transition

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1/27/2023
Military personnel in auditorium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

With less than two months before the transition to MHS GENESIS, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) MHS GENESIS and Leidos Partnership Defense Health (LPDH) host the final MHS GENESIS Staff Q&A. See how the topics addressed will help providers and staff navigate MHS GENESIS more efficiently.

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Frontline Expeditionary Dental Care is Near-Time Reality

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1/26/2023
Field Portable Dental System

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems is working to modernize several field deployable dental treatment systems to provide dental treatments to warfighters in a not-so typical way.

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U.S. Army Medical Laboratory Forges Relationship with Australian Defence Force Institute

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1/25/2023
Military personnel in medical laoratory

American soldiers from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory were hosted by their counterparts at the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Find out what was discussed at this meeting to strengthen critical relationships, save lives, and enable both sides' mission readiness.

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Medical Training Made a Priority During Deployment

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1/24/2023
Military medical personnel demonstrating a surgical technique

Working in a Role III hospital center overseas, the bulk of the work consists of routine medical care for soldiers, coalition forces, and contractors, addressing a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle pain, cold-like symptoms, upset stomachs. To do this, training is made a high priority, offering multiple training opportunities for every level in the hospital.

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Former Medic Excels at Academics, Leads Medical, Burn Treatment Development

Article Around MHS
1/23/2023
Kristin Jones Maia

Kristin Jones Maia has a passion for learning, and it shows. As a product manager and go-to expert at Fort Detrick’s U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, she leads a development team focused on battlefield burn treatments.

Pharmacists Indispensable in Dispensing Patient-Centered Care

Article Around MHS
1/20/2023
Naval Hospital Bremerton pharmacists pose for a picture

National Pharmacist Day, on Jan. 12, provides an annual date to recognize that the pharmacists assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton are at the forefront in combining high tech convenience with patient-centered care.

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USU Students Dedication Leads to Mission Critical Lifesaving Blood Drives

Article Around MHS
1/20/2023
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Adam Stainiger

Blood provides life-extending properties. No one knows this like U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Adam Stainiger does. Find out how his own mother's health journey prompted Stainiger's dedication hosting blood drives to help other service members and their families.

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Toxicologists Hold Vital Role in Protecting DOD Workforce

Article Around MHS
1/20/2023
Toxicologist working in laboratory

Among the DOD's priorities, protecting warfighters from enemy combatants and weapons is critical. But there are other scenarios, when undetected, that pose threat to the health of our military. Find out why that makes the job of a DOD toxicologists so important.

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Catching Up With MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
1/19/2023
Military medical personnel examining patients' records

Keesler's 81st Medical Group successfully passed the initial 90-day mark of the migration to the new MHS GENESIS. See how its standardization will help patients and providers navigate a more efficient communication experience.

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