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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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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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9/9/2016
Children play parachute during a fitness-themed event. The festivities were part of a campaign to combat childhood obesity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Austin May)

The obesity rate in America has doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in 30 years

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Children's Health | Physical Activity | Nutrition

Former head of TRICARE Management Activity remembers how the world changed, 15 years ago

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9/8/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon.

The world, and thus military medicine, changed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The former head of TRICARE reflects on those changes.

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MHS Remembers 9/11

General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital demonstrates new era of virtual Army Medicine

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9/8/2016
Sonja Lawson, a registered nurse at Baptist Health hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, waves at the monitor to Kristen Davis and Thomas Hedrick, registered nurses in General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

The eICU is a safe, highly integrated and choreographed system that establishes a long-distance, high-functioning and secure telemedicine connection

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Technology

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps team up to support Sasebo disaster drill

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9/8/2016
A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, takes off during flight operations aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

The participation in the drill demonstrated expanded capabilities that the U.S. military can contribute to assist Japan in the event of a disaster

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Health Readiness | Global Health Engagement

9/11 Memories – Michael Cowan

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9/7/2016
(graphic) Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, retired, former U.S. Navy Surgeon General

Former U.S. Navy Surgeon General recalls the events of 9/11 and after

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MHS Remembers 9/11

Air Force holds Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo 2016

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9/7/2016
Emergency medical technicians assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., transport a patient to safety as they are fired on by simulated enemy fire during the commando challenge scenario of the 2016 EMT Rodeo.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the competition continues to grow and medics from across the Air Force show off their unique emergency medicine capabilities

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Health Readiness

10 tips to help foster healthy sleep habits

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9/6/2016
Army National Guard Soldiers catch a few minutes of sleep on board C-17 Globemaster III. Sleep is important for healthy brain function, emotional well-being and overall good physical health. But many service members and veterans are not getting the sleep they need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Sleep is important for healthy brain function, emotional well-being and overall good physical health

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Sleep

For former Pentagon clinic chief, sights and smells of 9/11 terrorist attack burned into his mind

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9/6/2016
Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of the Pentagon’s health clinic was stuck on a bridge, just across the river from the building, feeling helpless as he watched it burn

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MHS Remembers 9/11

MHS officials delay MHS GENESIS release to improve user experience

Article
9/6/2016
Genesis Logo

Military Health System officials cited an aggressive schedule and a need to ensure best solution for a slight delay in the rollout of MHS GENESIS

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Technology | Military Health System Electronic Health Record | MHS GENESIS | Electronic Health Record Modernization & Interoperability

Musculoskeletal specialists provide physical training assistance to Soldiers

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9/6/2016
A physical therapy assistant demonstrates how the Anti-gravity Treadmill is used during an open house at Martin Army Community Hospital's Physical Therapy Clinic. (U.S. Army photo by Reginald Rogers)

As part of the surgeon general's initiative, the Army has placed individual musculoskeletal care specialists within its training battalions

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Preventive Health | Physical Activity

Pacific Partnership 2016 departs Indonesia, completing final mission stop

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9/2/2016
An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter hoists Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben McCracken, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Magee from the water during a Pacific Partnership 2016 search and rescue drill in Padang, Indonesia. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Kohlrus)

Pacific Partnership 2016's departure from Indonesia marks the completion of the 2016 mission and six mission stops

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Health Readiness | Civil Military Medicine | Civil Support | Global Health Engagement

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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9/2/2016
Children play basketball at the base gym. Physical activity is important and children learn behaviors from their parents, so be active, walk around the neighborhood, go on a bike ride, or play basketball at the park. Demonstrate the behaviors you want your child to emulate and establish your child's healthy behaviors early. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

Childhood obesity is a health issue that puts children at risk for health problems

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Children's Health | Nutrition | Physical Activity

Army prepares to administer 1.6 million flu shots

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9/1/2016
Army Pvt. Jonathan Bowen (left), health care specialist with the 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade, provides an influenza vaccination to another Soldier.

The goal is to immunize with flu shots at least 90 percent of service members and health care professionals by Dec. 15, 2016

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Immunization Healthcare | Immunizations | Preventive Health

DoD promotes suicide prevention through work with media, other groups

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9/1/2016
Official Seal of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office

The Defense Department is working with media, nongovernmental organizations and the federal sector to focus on suicide prevention

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Suicide Prevention

DoD PSP Treasure Chest: September Edition

Article
9/1/2016
Image of the DoD Patient Safety Program (PSP) logo.
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