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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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Leadership changes hands at NBHC and NMRTU, Kings Bay

Article Around MHS
9/21/2021
Two Naval officers salute each other.

Navy Cmdr. Adrian Gaskin turns over leadership of Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Kings Bay to Navy Cmdr. Suzanne Tschauner, during a change of charge ceremony at NBHC Kings Bay onboard Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, Sept. 17.

Minnesota medic serves volunteers for his community

Article Around MHS
9/21/2021
A soldier trains civilian medical students.

Army Master Sgt. Samuel Williams, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the office of the state surgeon, Minnesota National guard, trains future civilian medical students at Bethel University in July 2021 as a part of the Health Occupations Students of America program and Scrubs camp.

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6th Medical Group Delivers Mandatory Vaccines

Article Around MHS
9/21/2021
An Airman from the 6th Medical Group prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for distribution at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Airmen from the 6th Medical Group began redistributing doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, on Sept. 9, 2021. This comes after the Secretary of Defense issued a memorandum on Aug. 23, 2021, mandating all active duty personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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You Are Not Alone - Mental Health Care is Not One-Size-Fits-All

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9/21/2021
Soldier with head in hand.

There are many options for support available to those who are having thoughts of suicide and those around them.

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Understanding Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Support for Military Children

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9/21/2021
Non-suicidal self-injury by adolescents vary based on studies — from 1 in 6 to as high as 1 in 4 — rates have increased over the past 20 years. Given this prevalence and the associated health risks, it’s crucial for anyone treating adolescents to be aware of NSSI.

Non-suicidal self-injury by adolescents vary based on studies — from 1 in 6 to as high as 1 in 4 — rates have increased over the past 20 years.

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Air Force Women's Initiative Team champions women's health care

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9/20/2021
Female Airmen stand at parade rest.

The members of the WIT’s Female-Specialized Health Care Programs have a vision to build an Air Force health care system that strengthens high quality women’s care.

Nineteen months into the fight, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune isn't backing down on beating COVID

Article Around MHS
9/20/2021
A young beneficiary receives their COVID-19 test at the new Testing Tent in front of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

Since March 2020, the COVID/Acute Respiratory Clinic has been conducting COVID-19 tests for TRICARE eligible beneficiaries and Department of Defense general service employees. Active duty personnel are tested at a separate site aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Suicide is Preventable and Should Be Treated Like a Health Problem

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9/20/2021
Drunk man sits on sofa with his head in his hands. He is in mental pain.

Suicide is a preventable health crisis and should be treated like other health crises, such as heart attacks.

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Deadlines Set for All Service Members' Vaccinations Against COVID

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9/20/2021
A female airman being injected into her arm with her first COVID-19  vaccination at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana Sept. 9, 2021.

Army, Air Force, and Navy have each set their deadlines for their COVID-19 mandatory vaccinations

USU Team Investigates New Minimally-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Article Around MHS
9/17/2021
A soldier fits a custom brace for a carpal tunnel patient’s wrist.

The first-ever Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release (USCTR) procedure conducted in the military was performed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in early June.

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Military Health System offers help before and after natural disasters

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9/17/2021
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Military Health System personnel respond to a variety of natural disasters at home and aboard.

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Your Pain on a Scale of 1-10? Check Out a New DOD Way to Evaluate Pain

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9/17/2021
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The Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale provides more and better ways to assess pain levels.

Navy Surgeon General signs partnership integrating Navy members with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Trauma Division

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9/16/2021
Navy Surgeon General RADM Bruce Gillingham and Kevin Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, hold the signed agreement that starts a three-year partnership.

This partnership will work to develop a blueprint for future partnerships between the military and civilian health systems, and will be of great benefit to both parties.

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Resources to help those left behind in wake of suicide

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9/16/2021
A cell phone is used to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which provides free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, also features information on its website for loss survivors and how to support someone who has lost a loved one.

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Osan's mental health team connects with Airmen

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9/16/2021
L. Diane Heard, 51st Munitions Squadron, violence prevention integrator, sits at her desk at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

Osan’s violence prevention team is finding ways to reach out to the Airmen who need them, keeping with the current motto of “Connect to Protect.”

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