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Oral hygiene impacts your overall physical health

Article Around MHS
10/5/2021
A Marine looks at his teeth in a mirror.

October is National Dental Hygiene Awareness Month and Dental Health Command Europe wants you to know that taking care of your oral health is vitally important to your overall physical health.

Army medical logistics leader recognized after nearly 40-year career

Article Around MHS
10/4/2021
Army Col. John “Ryan” Bailey, right, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, presents Chris Roan with the Civilian Service Commendation Medal during Roan’s retirement ceremony Sept. 17 at Fort Detrick, Maryland. Roan retires with nearly 40 years of federal service.

Chris Roan's nearly 40-year career in the Army includes nearly 30 years of active-duty service and 10 more in civilian service.

ADAPT: Champions Promoting healthy relationships with alcohol

Article Around MHS
10/4/2021
Senior Airman Stephanie Augst, 18th Operational Readiness Medical Squadron Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment technician, gives an alcohol abuse briefing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2021. An ADAPT Champion is encouraged to speak at commander’s calls and host unit newcomers briefings to ensure they are a visible and familiar resource to their units.

People choose to drink alcohol for a variety of reasons — some drink to enhance social experiences while others drink as an avenue to escape their everyday problems.

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Fort Bragg Airborne troops support R&D to prevent Soldier head injuries

Article Around MHS
10/4/2021
Paratroopers prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Airborne Soldiers tested combat helmet sensors looking to help lessen repetitive traumatic injuries to the head and neck while jumping from aircraft.

Mental health is health says SECDEF: AF Academy tackles suicide prevention

Article Around MHS
10/1/2021
National Suicide Prevention Month yellow poster

September marks National Suicide Prevention Month

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MHS GENESIS: A new era of electronic healthcare record keeping

Article Around MHS
10/1/2021
Col. Stephanie Ku, 15th Medical Group commander, cuts a cord with 15th MDG members and Military Health System Genesis project integrators during the MHS Genesis launch ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 25, 2021.

The new electronic health record provides enhanced and secure technology to manage health information and is intended to serve as a focal point for all military branches.

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USU Scientist Named Researcher of the Year for Bleeding Disorders Research

Article Around MHS
10/1/2021
Woman holds an award

Dr. Kathleen Pratt recently received national recognition for her significant contributions to improving treatment and care for patients with bleeding disorders.

First Army combat medics to receive advanced training graduate

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
A soldier provides instruction on advanced airway management on a simulated trauma patient.

In August, 275 students attending the Army Combat Medic Specialist Training Program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston were the first graduates to receive 18 hours of training in Prolonged Casualty Care.

Health Promotion duo optimizes health on Incirlik Air Base

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
Air Force Capt. Sydney Sloan, 39th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion element chief (right), and Air Force Senior Airman Gloriann Manapsal, 39th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion technician (left), promote making healthy choices at the Sultan’s Inn Dining Facility on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

The 39th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion team provides and integrates evidence-based programs to optimize the health and readiness, even during these unprecedented times.

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Vaccine Support Team 3 Jacksonville earns Navy Surgeon General's Power Award

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
A sailor delivers the 50,000th vaccine administered at the Community Vaccination Center.

Vaccine Support Team 3 Jacksonville earned the Navy Surgeon General’s Power Award for supporting the state-run, federally-supported Jacksonville Community Vaccination Center in spring 2021.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month graphic.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men behind lung cancer.

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Finding time for fitness during the work week just got easier

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
A person works out the gym.

The new Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program now encourages employees to focus on fitness while at work.

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Regular physical activity is important for health and performance

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
A Coast Guardsman works out at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.

Those who get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every week have a much lower risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease—the top killers of Americans every year.

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Sickle Cell, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Advances, Transitions, Disparities

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
A panel including physicians, a clinical social worker, a sickle cell patient and an administrator discusses sickle cell advances, transitions and disparities during the 2021 Childhood Blood and Cancer Summit hosted by the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda Sept. 23.

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda hosted the 2021 Childhood Blood and Cancer Summit Sept. 23 at the military medical center.

Retired colonel leads Fort Irwin COVID response mission

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
Army Col. Richard Hopkins, the COVID-19 response coordinator with Weed Army Community Hospital, collects paperwork from a Soldier who received the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination event.

Retired Army Col. Richard Hopkins volunteered under the Army’s COVID-19 Retiree Recall Program to return to service as the COVID-19 response coordinator for Weed Army Community Hospital and Fort Irwin, California.

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