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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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Physical Disability Board of Review to veterans: We want to help

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12/28/2016
Through the Department of Defense, the Physical Disability Board of Review serves as means for veterans to appeal their cases with the possibility of modifying their assigned rating or disability retirement status. In hopes of helping eligible at-risk and homeless veterans, PDBR continues to make significant efforts to find and assist those who are eligible.

Physical Disability Board of Review, created to help veterans who have separated from the military confirm accuracy in their disability ratings, has reviewed thousands of applications and wants to receive more as the board strives to help as many eligible veterans as possible

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'Lilypads' brighten pediatric patients' stay at BAMC

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12/27/2016
Lillian Sun, Amaya Mali and Sophie Rosenberg, students with the Westlake Robotics Club, display a few of their donated IV pole "lilypads" with the help of Army Col. Elizabeth Murray and Air Force Master Sgt. Sean Keene in an inpatient pediatric ward. The Robotics Club students constructed and donated 10 lily pads to pediatric patients at Brooke Army Medical Center. ( U.S. Army photo by Elaine Sanchez)

The ‘lilypads’ are decorated platforms that rest at the base of the IV pole, offering pediatric patients a fun place to sit as they move throughout the hospital

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MHS year in review: A look into malaria research

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12/27/2016
The antimalarial medication Malarone was issued to service members deployed to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. V. Michelle Woods)

With two vaccines and an antimalarial drug set to begin clinical trials next year, Walter Reed Institute of Research looks back on its work in malaria research over the past year.

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Dr. Guice reflects on Military Health System improvements

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12/23/2016
Dr. Karen S. Guice, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, presents the keynote address opening the 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium in Orlando, Florida, recently.

The Defense Department’s top medical official reflected on her five-and-a-half year tenure at the Pentagon, notably a comprehensive review of the Military Health System

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Military medicine advances contribute to highest survival rates in history

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12/22/2016
Wounded Warriors participate in the track and field events of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Shea Stadium in West Point. The DoD Warrior Games highlight the importance of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities in the recovery of all wounded warriors. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel)

Military leaders and medical personnel were quick to realize that battlefield injuries could have long-term consequences for service members

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Military spouses and kids: Staying resilient

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12/22/2016
A pilot is greeted by his family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station, Oceana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia R. Hernandez)

As a military spouse, you have a lot on your plate – and if you’re also a parent, you have to balance those challenges with the needs of your children

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Mass immunization event reaches thousands

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12/21/2016
Medical staff at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, immunized nearly 1,200 people recently with their drive-through flu vaccination event. (U.S. Army photo by John Corley)

The medical staff at Eisenhower Army Medical Center has been doing a mass immunization event for the past 10 years, and has shown the capability to immunize up to 75 percent of the installation population in a single day

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To drink or not to drink: Have a plan

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12/21/2016
USS John C. Stennis' crew and family members dance during a command holiday party. For someone concerned about alcohol intake or battling substance abuse, social events may seem threatening. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Jiang)

For someone concerned about alcohol intake or battling substance abuse, social events may seem threatening

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Defense Health Agency Year in Review

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12/20/2016
Defense Health Agency’s Director, Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, visited the Medical Education and Training Campus at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to see the training of the next generation of enlisted medical personnel earlier this fall.

As 2016 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the goals, accomplishments and events that shaped DHA this year

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Working together ensures high-quality patient care

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12/20/2016
Puget Sound MHS logo

Supported by the Defense Health Agency, the Puget Sound MHS was selected as a pilot site for strategic patient communications

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History of military medical advancements in brain injury treatment

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12/19/2016
Army Sgt. Liliane Milo, a medic with 4th Infantry Division, checks in Soldiers for Military Acute Concussion Evaluations.

Much of our TBI awareness stems from progress in brain injury research by military medicine

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Mindful eating during the holidays

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12/19/2016
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Lewis carves turkey for a holiday dinner aboard USS Coronado.

The holiday season can be a challenging time to eat sensibly

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General officer jumps into action, saves another general's life

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12/16/2016
After being presented the National Defense University Certificate of Appreciation during a September awards ceremony for the lifesaving efforts provided to retired Gen. Mike Carns, Brig. Gen. Ronald T. Stephens, deputy commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific, briefly recounted the events that took place on Aug. 10, 2016. Brig. Gen. Bertram C. Providence, commanding general, RHC-P, middle, and Maj. Kathryn LoFranco, deputy executive officer, RHC-P, look on. (Photo Credit: Mrs. Flavia Hulsey (Regional Health CommandPacific))

For the past 20 years, retired Gen. Mike Carns, former vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, has served as a senior fellow for newly promoted general officers, rear admirals, and senior executive service civilians, who attend the National Defense University's Capstone course, located at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Capstone is five weeks long and ...

RHC-P staff improves organizational communication

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12/16/2016
Judith Honesty, contractor, VitalSmarts, introduces herself at the start of "Crucial Conversations" training Nov. 28 at JBLM.

About 30 members of the Regional Health Command-Pacific, or RHC-P, team from Hawaii and JBLM participated in a two-day training Nov. 28 and 29 at JBLM about having "Crucial Conversations."

DoD unveils redesigned National Resource Directory

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12/14/2016
National Resource Directory Logo

The National Resource Directory unveiled an updated design and layout this week.

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