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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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Expeditionary Medical Force Brings Optimal Readiness in Pacific Region

Article Around MHS
10/18/2021
A male soldier talks about a chart to to a female sailor.

The 121st Field Hospital of the 549th Hospital Center recently introduced an innovative way to increase medical Soldiers’ proficiency and competency by enhancing access to the field hospital equipment.

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Wise Health for Women Warriors Podcast Supports Women's Health

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10/18/2021
WICC Podcast

The Women and Infant Clinical Community developed the Wise Health for Women Warriors podcast to support primary care managers who need additional information when caring for women warriors.

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No More Suck It Up and Press on -- Preventing Injury is Hard Science

Article
10/18/2021
Military personnel working on a crane

The best way to reduce work related musculoskeletal injury risk factors is through using tools like dollies, carts, lifts, and power tools.

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BAMC nurse helps support vaccination effort for Afghan evacuees

Article Around MHS
10/15/2021
Medical personnel check in Afghan evacuees waiting to receive measles, mumps and rubella and chickenpox vaccines.

A Brooke Army Medical Center clinical nurse specialist used her training and experience to help vaccinate Afghan evacuees in Germany.

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More Than 95% of Active Duty Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine

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10/15/2021
Female hospital corpsman gives a COVID-19 vaccine injection to a sailor in her left arm

Service members continue to line up for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Top Medical Workplace Injuries – And Some Tips to Prevent Them

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10/15/2021
Military personnel getting an N95

Occupational Hazards for Health Care Workers: Advice from the Experts

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Sterile Processing Week: Unsung Heroes of Health Care Celebrated

Article Around MHS
10/14/2021
A lab worker moves a storage case.

To salute sterile processing professionals, whose work often go unnoticed, the second Sunday of every October marks the first day of Sterile Processing Week, running this year from Oct. 10-16.

Train your brain for injury recovery and peak performance

Article
10/14/2021
Enriched environments and new experiences encourage brain plasticity. When you learn something new—such as a new instrument, language, skill, or sport—new neuropathways are created in your brain.

Your brain is continuously evolving and growing, which is sometimes called having “plasticity” or being “malleable.”

MHS GENESIS: New electronic health record coming soon to the San Antonio Market

Article Around MHS
10/13/2021
A woman looks at her computer monitor.

The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic health record system – known as MHS GENESIS – in January 2022.

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101st Soldier, ER staff help family after baby is born in parking lot

Article Around MHS
10/13/2021
A soldier meets his new baby.

Air Force International Health Specialists promote peace through inclusion of women

Article Around MHS
10/13/2021
Medic prepare to lift a patient on a litter.

U.S. Air Force International Health Specialists are supporting the Department of Defense’s initiative to promote women’s safety, empowerment and vital contributions to global security.

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Tips for How to ‘Train Right’ and Avoid Injuries During Sports and PT

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10/13/2021
Military personnel in physical threapy

Physical training, recreational activities, and sports are key to service members’ health but musculoskeletal injuries due to sudden incidents and repeated stress or overuse are the biggest health problem in the U.S. military.

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Flu Shots are Available Now And Are More Important than Ever

Article
10/13/2021
Military personnel getting their flu shot

It’s flu season. Get vaccinated. COVID-19 concerns should redouble desire to get vaccinated against the flu.

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Fort Knox dietician reveals personal staples for healthy family meals, picky eaters

Article Around MHS
10/8/2021
Vegetables displayed at a grocery store.

Making sure everyone in the family is eating healthy can sometimes be overwhelming and oftentimes, families aren’t sure where to start.

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USECAF receives insight into COVID19 vaccinations at Reserve wing

Article Around MHS
10/8/2021
Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visits with 433rd Airlift Wing members at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 2, 2021.

Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones visited the 433rd Airlift Wing here to meet with Reserve Citizen Airmen leaders on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination efforts, Oct. 2, 2021.

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