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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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Leaders discuss global health collaboration as powerful tool

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11/30/2017
At an AMSUS session, Dr. Terry Rauch describes how global health activities help facilitate readiness, security and international collaboration. (Courtesy photo)

Military health exchanges build trust, confidence and security over time

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U.S. Department of Defense Continued Support to the Global Health Security Agenda: Updates from Korea

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11/29/2017
Left to right: LTC Seungwoo Park, Republic of Korea MND, MG Ben Yura Rimba, Indonesia TNI, and Dr. J. Christopher Daniel, U.S. DoD.

In late July, the Global Health Security Agenda (link is external) (GHSA) Steering Group (link is external), chaired by the Republic of Korea, convened in Seoul to discuss ongoing implementation of the GHSA (link is external)

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DoD Medical Professionals Engage with Partner Nations in Singapore during APMHE 2017

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11/29/2017
Global Health Engagement

Medical professionals and leaders from across the Department of Defense engaged with partner nation colleagues while participating in the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange 17 (APMHE) in Singapore May 23-26.

Eating disorders, disordered eating: A look into the personal struggle for balance

Article
11/29/2017
Eating disorders, which are a mix of psychological, physiological, and behavioral factors, can affect every system in the body. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Keith Ballard)

Eating disorders are about more than nutrition, experts warn. These disorders involve psychological, physiological, and behavioral characteristics

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Nutrition

Acupuncture: Ancient technique complements modern medicine

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11/29/2017
Army Col. Dean Hommer (left), a visiting instructor from Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, observes as Navy nurse Lt. Rachael Wheelous (right) practices the battlefield acupuncture technique on Navy nurse Lt. Brent Pavell (center) during training at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo by William Love)

Procedure has a role in easing pain, advocates say

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Leaders to discuss Defense Health Agency in AMSUS panel session this week

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11/28/2017
This year, the AMSUS conference theme emphasizes force health protection from the battlefield to home, with 15 countries represented by international delegates and military medical officers. DHA leaders are expected to discuss the ongoing Military Health System (MHS) transformation. (Courtesy photo)

Military Health System leaders to speak at AMSUS conference

DHA director presented HIMSS IT award

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11/28/2017
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, was awarded with a Federal Health IT Leadership Award by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) November 27th. (Courtesy photo)

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, was awarded with a Federal Health IT Leadership Award by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) November 27th

Service members share ‘art’ of healing

Article
11/28/2017
Air Force veteran Adrianna Ruark works on a drawing. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

Service members, veterans and caregivers shared how using art helps their recovery

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WBAMC pharmacist catches serious drug interaction

Article
11/27/2017
Dr. Anna Jewula, pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, is recognized for her attentiveness in assisting a patient with a prescription order that contraindicated a previous prescription medication, avoiding a potentially serious drug interaction detrimental to the patient’s health (U.S. Army photo Marcy Sanchez)

Thanks to a pharmacist’s careful eye, one patient avoided a potentially deadly drug interaction

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Commentary: Medicolegal death investigations from a federal viewpoint

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11/24/2017
A view of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System facility is shown July 21, 2017, on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Pursuant to a Base Relocation and Closure, the new AFMES facility was constructed adjoined with the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs. Prior to the BRAC, AFMES called Rockville, Maryland, home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashlin Federick)

Investigators at AFMES face unique challenges inherent to the military structure and area of responsibility

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth hosts Defense Health Board

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11/24/2017
Thomas McCaffery (right), acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, listens to a brief from Navy Capt. Todd Wagner (foreground, left), commanding officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Wu)

The Defense Health Board’s advice and recommendations help maximize the health, safety and effectiveness of the Armed Forces

Let's talk about sex, occupational therapist says

Article
11/22/2017
Occupational therapist Kathryn Ellis meets with a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy photo)

Silence on topic no help to wounded warriors

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NCR Quality Symposium engages patients and care teams

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11/22/2017
Tiffany Christensen, Vice President of Experience Innovation at The Beryl Institute, discusses her experiences with cystic fibrosis and the overall patient perspective in the health care experience. (Courtesy photo)

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Tiffany Christensen’s struggles with her health, and with the health care system, lent purpose to her life

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Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals) | Clinical Quality Management

Improvements in preventive care coverage with TRICARE Select

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11/21/2017
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

When TRICARE Select begins on Jan. 1, 2018, beneficiaries will notice improved coverage for preventive services

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Brain injury sufferers find benefits in music therapy program

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11/17/2017
Army Staff Sgt. Sean Young, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment training room noncommissioned officer, strums the guitar during music therapy with Danielle Kalseth, 673rd Medical Operations Squadron creative arts and music therapist, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Music therapy sessions help rehabilitate patients with traumatic brain injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russell)

For people with TBI, music therapy can be instrumental to rehabilitation

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