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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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Immunization research supports warrior care, force readiness

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1/10/2017
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brett Friebel prepares a flu shot for a patient at Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport’s immunizations clinic. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

How DHA’s Immunization Healthcare Branch supports Warrior Care

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Health Readiness | Immunization Healthcare | Immunizations | Warrior Care

DHA, DLA save millions on military medical materiel through ECAT

Article
1/10/2017
Nora Steigerwalt (left), Medical supply chain director of customer operations, meets with Lt. Col. Christopher Estridge (center) and Maj. Blake Smith (right), both Air Force medical service corps officers from the Defense Health Agency, at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support in Philadelphia. (DoD photo by Shawn Jones)

Medical supply chain professionals at DLA Troop Support have partnered with the DHA’s Medical Logistics Division to improve and expand Troop Support’s electronic catalog of military medical materiel

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Medical Logistics

Joint Trauma System takes shape from lessons learned

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1/9/2017
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group perform trauma surgery on a gunshot victim at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

The goal of the JTS is to ensure that every fatality that can be prevented is prevented

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Quality and Safety of Health Care (for Healthcare Professionals)

New year, new you: Health and fitness tips

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1/9/2017
Elizabeth Harris, fitness center manager at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) partakes in a workout session. Harris considers herself to be a fitness ‘lifer’and says, “Being healthy is not a hobby; it’s a lifestyle.”

Some helpful guidelines to become healthy and fit for the new year

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Health Readiness | Nutrition | Physical Activity

Affordable Care Act mandates reporting minimum essential health care coverage

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1/6/2017
Navy Capt. Jesse Geibe, Naval Hospital Jacksonville director for public health, listens to a patient’s heart rate. The Jacksonville Business Journal honored Geibe as a 2016 Health Care Hero. Defense Department officials are reminding military and civilian employees that they must report their health care coverage to the Internal Revenue Service when they file their 2016 federal income tax form. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Defense Department civilians, military members, nonappropriated funds employees and their families will need to validate their minimum essential health care coverage as reported to the Internal Revenue Service

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TRICARE Health Program

Science, Ancestry and Identity: What I learned from following my DNA

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1/6/2017
Air Force Senior Airman Ashlin Federick, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System photojournalist, has her cheek swabbed with a Bode buccal swab by Jennie McMahon, AFMES Department of Defense DNA Registry supervisory DNA analyst, at AFMES on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Buccal swabs are used to retrieve DNA samples from family references to identify human remains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashlin Federick)

DNA can be used to provide closure to families of the missing

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Armed Forces Medical Examiner System | DoD DNA Operations

Navy corpsmen continue support of Marine operations, training

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1/6/2017
Corpsmen carry rifles and participate in training just as Marines do. When corpsmen attach to Marine units in the field, they get more specific experience and training with line companies and infantry assets. They are almost indistinguishable from Marines when they are participating in Marine operations. It is this ability to engage in training and operations in less-than-ideal conditions which fosters the strong relationship between Marines and corpsmen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam Henderson)

The ability to engage in training and operations in less-than-ideal conditions fosters the strong relationship between Marines and corpsmen

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Health Readiness

U.S., German medics, nurses participate in joint medical conference

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1/5/2017
Army Spc. Ngeno applies a leg splint to a German Soldier at the Medical Assistant Personnel Training Conference at the German Central Military Hospital in Koblenz, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jerome Ferrin)

Medic from both countries were able to share their experiences and contrast their different approaches to emergency medicine

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Health Readiness | Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Partners

Protect your skin in the colder months

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1/5/2017
Frostbite, an injury to the body caused by freezing is a concern.  Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and even lead to amputation of a limb. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Issac Velasquez)

Your skin needs care no matter what the season

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Winter Safety

Get framed by optometry

Article
1/4/2017
Those old jokes about Navy-issue eyeglasses being called ‘birth-control’ are not applicable anymore with a host of new stylish frames available from which to pick and choose. Since the new frames – nine different colors, style and sizes - were introduced last October, Optometry’s Optical Support Unit has made 1,124 new pairs of eye glasses for customers. (U.S. Air Force photo  by Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes)

Old jokes about Navy-issue eyeglasses being called ‘birth-control’ are not applicable anymore with a host of new stylish frames available

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Vision Loss | Military Hospitals and Clinics | Health Readiness | Puget Sound

Armed Services Blood Program celebrates National Blood Donor Month

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1/4/2017
ASBP Logo

Blood donors are the heart and soul of the military blood program’s mission to save lives

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Armed Services Blood Program

Patient Safety In Action: The Value of Partnership, Continued Learning

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1/3/2017
Picture of unknown person sitting at computer and taking notes.

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Patient Safety | eBulletin

DoD PSP Treasure Chest: January Edition

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1/3/2017
Image of the DoD Patient Safety Program (PSP) logo.

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New year, new fitness goals

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1/3/2017
Runners who are less fit and less motivated estimate the distance to a finish line as farther than do runners who are fit and highly motivated. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Micha R. Pierce)

Goals that seem more in reach often feel more desirable than ones that seem further away

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Physical Activity | Human Performance Resource Center

Feature: Resolving Conflict and Professional Conduct

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1/3/2017
Picture of four health care providers performing surgery.

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