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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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Preparing for Winter driving

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11/23/2016
Winter defensive driving is more than just maintaining control on snowy, icy roads. It begins long before you get into your car, buckle your seat belt or start your engine.

Winter defensive driving is more than just maintaining control on snowy, icy roads

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Winter Safety

Centering prenatal care around you

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11/22/2016
The first Tripler Army Medical Center Centering Pregnancy program mothers and babies pose for a photo during a special reunion. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paxton Busch)

Select Army medical treatment facilities will offer expectant mothers a chance to participate in Centering Pregnancy

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Women's Health | Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics | San Antonio

Woodson named to DoD Health Sciences University Board of Regents

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11/22/2016
Image of Jonathan Woodson, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)

Jonathan Woodson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Board of Regents

Proper nutrition can help manage diabetes

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11/21/2016
A Soldier performs a glucose screening. A person diagnosed with diabetes is lacking insulin or is insulin resistant so that the body can’t process sugars normally. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessica A DuVernay)

Good nutrition is important for any healthy lifestyle, but for diabetics balancing nutrition, activity and medication is vital

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Conditions and Treatments | Nutrition | Preventive Health

Virtual health extends Army Medicine reach

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11/21/2016
Army Lt. Col. Robert Cornfeld, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, conducts the first in-home virtual health visit within Regional Health Command Europe. In-home virtual health provides patients with the option to conduct a doctor's visit without having to go into a clinic. (U.S. Army photo by Ashley Patoka)

In-home virtual health provides patients with the option to conduct a doctor's visit without having to go into a clinic

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Access to Health Care | Military Hospitals and Clinics | Innovation | Technology

Bono tells Air Force medical leaders her agency is here to support

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11/18/2016
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (right), speaks with Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, the Air Force Surgeon General. Bono told Ediger and about 400 attendees of the Air Force Medical Service’s Senior Leadership Workshop that supporting the services is one of her top priorities. (MHS photo)

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, told the approximately 400 attendees of the Air Force Medical Service’s Senior Leadership Workshop that supporting the services is one of her top priorities

Marks: Helping other service members matters most

Article
11/18/2016
Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks won two gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, setting world records in the 100-meter and 50-meter breaststroke swimming events. She is currently training for the 2020 Paralympic Games that will take place in Japan.

ESPY Award Winner Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks is reaching for higher heights in spite of her limitations and accomplishments

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Warrior Care | Warrior Games

Compression garments: Do they work?

Article
11/17/2016
Most studies look at compression socks during running. Compression garments have been shown to help blood flow to working muscles during exercise, but that necessarily doesn’t translate to better performance. (U.S. Navy photo)

Compression garments come in a variety of sleeves, socks, shorts, and full-body suits

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Physical Activity | Human Performance Resource Center

Lung cancer screening saves lives

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11/17/2016
A patient at Naval Hospital Pensacola prepares to have a low-dose computed tomography test done to screen for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. Early detection can lower the risk of dying from this disease. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Bortz)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women

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Conditions and Treatments | Preventive Health | Military Hospitals and Clinics

New annual report highlights joint DoD/VA/HHS efforts to provide mental health services

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11/17/2016
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young

The 2016 Annual Report of the Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Health addresses several key areas in care, including how to improve the transition from military health care to the VA

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Navy Surgeon General announces new strategic priorities

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11/16/2016
Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, surgeon general and chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, speaks with Sailors assigned to the USS Ross medical department as part of a tour of the ship. The U.S. Navy's top doctor presented the new mission, vision, principles and priorities for Navy Medicine, with rapid change being the driving force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel James Lewis)

The U.S. Navy's top doctor presented the new mission, vision, principles and priorities for Navy Medicine, with rapid change being the driving force

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Respiratory infections surveillance program aims to keep service members ready to serve

Article
11/16/2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bianca Raleigh, 31st Medical Operations Squadron, allergy and immunizations, administers a patient's shot, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson)

Respiratory infections pose a significant risk to service members and their families. The start of the flu season marks a busy period for the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch’s (AFHSB) respiratory infections surveillance program that conducts tests to identify influenza and other respiratory pathogens in an effort minimize their impact on the ...

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GAO upholds TRICARE contract awards

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11/15/2016
Image of the TRICARE logo.

The Government Accountability Office announced the results of its review of the protests filed against the TRICARE 2017 Managed Care Support Contracts awards November 11

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Human trials begin for Army-developed Zika vaccine

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11/15/2016
The Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito – Aedes aegypti, shown here, and Aedes albopictus. The same mosquitoes spread dengue and chikungunya viruses. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to other people through bites. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo by James Gathany)

A Zika vaccine clinical trial began recently at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research officials announced

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Zika Virus | Immunization Healthcare | Medical Research and Development

Quit smoking. Live longer.

Article
11/15/2016
Nov. 17 is the Great American Smokeout

While smoking does plenty of damage, Military Health System officials point out it’s never too late to kick the habit

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Tobacco-Free Living | Help Quitting Tobacco
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