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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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Trauma chief praises medical response to Sutherland Springs shooting

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11/16/2017
As a Level I trauma center, Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received patients from the Nov. 5, 2017, mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (U.S. Army file photo)

BAMC received eight victims – six adults and two minors – from the Nov. 5 mass shooting in the small community church in Sutherland Springs

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MHS GENESIS deployed in Pacific Northwest

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11/16/2017
Commanding officers of the military treatment facilities involved in the initial deployment of MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense's new electronic health record pose for a commemorative photo with senior leadership during the MHS GENESIS Recognition Ceremony Nov. 15 at Madigan Army Medical Center. The Pacific Northwest was selected as the initial deployment site for the new EHR, which has now been fielded at Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, Naval Hospital Bremerton and Madigan Army Medical Center. Pictured from left, Army Col. Michael Place, commander, Madigan Army Medical Center; Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency; Air Force Col. Michaelle Guerrero, 92nd Medical Group at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington; Stacy Cummings, program executive officer, Defense Healthcare Management System; Navy Capt. Jeffrey Bitterman, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Bremerton; Navy Capt. Christine Sears, commanding officer, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor; and Thomas McCaffery, acting assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Flavia Hulsey)

The Pacific Northwest was selected as the initial deployment site for the new EHR

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Military Health System Electronic Health Record | MHS GENESIS

Resource helps tobacco users get ready for quit day

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11/15/2017
Navy Lt. Misha Lockey (right) a dentist at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, educates a patient during a routine exam about the harmful effects of tobacco and resources available to help users quit. (U.S. Navy photo by Lisa Lill)

Some risks of tobacco use are obvious, others surprising

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Things that make you go ‘om’: Meditation for healthy living

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11/15/2017
A soldier with the 160th Signal Brigade meditates before duty at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor)

Researchers say brain changes may lead to long-term benefits

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Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

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11/14/2017
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

If you want to switch to a different TRICARE health plan, or enroll in a plan for the first time, take action before Nov. 20, 2017

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Navy, international entomologists collaborate to fight malaria

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11/13/2017
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ian Sutherland, technical director for the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, sprays insecticide at the Centro De Atención Mis Años Dorados, a local nursing home, during Southern Partnership Station 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady)

The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence has taken an important role in reducing malaria

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Top Defense Health Agency R&D official visits NHRC

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11/9/2017
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 25, 2017) The Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) acting director for Research and Development, Sean Biggerstaff, left, is greeted by Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) commanding officer, Capt. Marshall Monteville, right, during a recent visit to the command. Biggerstaff is responsible for prioritizing and integrating DHA medical research, development, and acquisition programs across the Military Health System. His directorate also fosters strategic partnerships and transitions medical discoveries to deployable products to enhance the readiness of the military community. During the visit, Biggerstaff learned how NHRC’s mission aligns with DHA’s priorities to improve the health and readiness of U.S. warfighters. (U.S. Navy photo by Regena Kowitz/Released)

The Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) acting director for Research and Development, Sean Biggerstaff, got an in-depth look at the work being done at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) to support warfighter health and readiness, Oct. 25.

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UK-US partnership to advance interoperability between military medical services

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11/9/2017
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Tom McCaffery signs a Task Force Charter with the acting Surgeon General of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, Major General Martin Bricknell, continuing a UK-US partnership to advance interoperability between military medical services. McCaffery reaffirmed that the partnership enables both countries to better equip our Armed Forces community with the best possible medical support and capabilities for service personnel, veterans, and their families. By sharing information and developing opportunities for combined training and collaborative research, the United States and United Kingdom are committed to advancing military medical services and working side-by-side in defense of global interests.

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Tom McCaffery signs a Task Force Charter with the acting Surgeon General of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, Major General Martin Bricknell, continuing a UK-US partnership to advance interoperability between military medical services.

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From the Ardennes Forest to Da Nang

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11/9/2017
Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Europe, and Charles Shay, a Native American D-Day veteran who participated in the liberation of France, shake hands at the Charles Shay Memorial in Saint Laurent sur Mer, France, June 5, 2017. (DoD photo by A1C Alexis C. Schultz/Released)

Charles Shay, a World War II and Korean War combat medic, and Pat Upah, a Vietnam War and Gulf War nurse, share their experiences in honor of Veteran’s Day

Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients

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11/8/2017
Pain medication is managed with the placement of an intrathecal catheter exactly like an epidural catheter used for laboring women, except that the catheter resides in the intrathecal space where the cerebrospinal fluid resides instead of the epidural space. (Courtesy photo)

The pain medication is managed with the placement of an intrathecal catheter and infusion of preservative-free morphine

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Injured Marine fulfills dream of learning to surf

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11/7/2017
Marine Corps Cpl. Leighton Anderson surfs a closed out wave during the Naval Medical Center San Diego surf therapy clinic in Del Mar, California. Participation in the therapy clinic for patients like Leighton is medically appointed, and its many benefits include pain management and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Naval Medical Center San Diego's Wounded, Ill and Injured Wellness division offers a surfing clinic

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The gift of a kidney bolsters bond between classmates

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11/6/2017
West Point classmates Chris Connelly (left) and Air Force Col. Dave Ashley feel well enough to pose for a photo the day after Ashley donated a kidney to Connelly. (Courtesy photo)

MHS supports officer in living organ donation

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Winning against breast cancer with the help of TRICARE

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11/3/2017
Air Force Col. Theresa Medina, 319th Medical Group commander, and her daughter Sophia, pose for a photo at a harvest festival Oct. 7, 2017 at Grand Forks, N.D. Medina was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer on Nov. 3, 2011, but with the help of TRICARE and the support of family and friends she is now cancer free. (Courtesy photo)

Fifteen minutes after finding out she landed a position as a squadron commander at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, she found out she was diagnosed with cancer

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We have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension

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11/2/2017
Peter Liacouras is director of the 3-D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Center at Walter Reed designs, produces custom-made items

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Centers of Excellence align under Defense Health Agency

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11/1/2017
DCoE has provided the MHS with the latest psychological health and traumatic brain injury clinical and educational information since 2007.

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) began realignment under the Defense Health Agency Oct. 1 as part of the ongoing Military Health System transformation

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Research and Innovation | Traumatic Brain Injury
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