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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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Malaria vaccine candidate proves effective in Navy Medicine clinical trial

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2/3/2017
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James Bowes, Camp Lemonnier's expeditionary medical facility senior preventive-medicine technician, places mosquitoes on a dish to view under a microscope at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Bowes, a member of the camp's mosquito-control program, routinely analyzes mosquitoes to help determine the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tom Ouellette)

An effective malaria vaccine would be an ideal tool to prevent malaria in deployed military personnel

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Immunization Healthcare | Mosquito-Borne Illnesses | Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illnesses | Malaria

Tiny life-saving device receives FDA clearance

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2/3/2017
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior scientist, Victor Convertino, Ph.D. (right), demonstrates the functions and capabilities of the Compensatory Reserve Index to Army Maj. Gen. Barbara Holcomb, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. (U.S. Army photo by Steven Galvan)

The ability to measure the body's capacity to compensate for blood loss has been the focus of researchers at the USAISR for years

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Research and Innovation | Technology

METC adds USUHS to degree partnership program

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2/2/2017
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Students completing training at METC have the opportunity to earn an associate degree under an agreement between METC and the USUHS

Winter sports safety: Got a helmet?

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2/2/2017
Army National Guard Spc. Charity McGeary, a combat medic with the 856th Military Police Company, does a backflip on her snowboard at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Arizona. About 20 percent of skiing or snowboarding injuries are head injuries. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour)

Most people don’t associate winter sports with concussions the way football, soccer and lacrosse are

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Winter Safety | Traumatic Brain Injury

Proper dental care can prevent disease

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2/1/2017
Navy Lt. Michelle Romeo teaches a first-grade student proper brushing techniques during  Dental Health Month at Graham A. Barden Elementary School in Havelock N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics)

More than fighting bad breath or preventing gingivitis, research shows that dental health also contributes to the overall well-being of people

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Preventive Health | Health Readiness | Dental Care

Healthy lifestyle leads to healthy heart

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2/1/2017
February is Heart Health Month

To take care of your heart, physical activity, smarter nutritional diet choices and mindfulness are three key actions everyone can take

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Heart Health

Defense Health Agency medical teams on the job at presidential inaugural

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1/31/2017
Navy Lt. j.g. Kimberly Kozlowski, assigned to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, performs a blood pressure demonstration after the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, D.C. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by Army Pvt. Genesis Gomez)

More than 5,000 service members took part in the 58th Presidential Inaugural on Jan. 20, 2017, including medical support from the National Capital Region

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Health Readiness

National Wear Red Day® Feb 3 for women’s heart health awareness

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1/31/2017
Wear Red Feb. 3 to raise heart health awareness

Women die from heart disease in greater numbers than any other cause; National Wear Red Day looks to draw attention to that fact and what everyone can do to help change things

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Women's Health | Heart Health

Essentials for workout motivation: Personalizing activities and socializing

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1/30/2017
People participate in a Zumba class dance – a Latin-inspired workout that helps burn calories while dancing.

Identifying why you want to work out, what your goals are and what challenges you may face can help boost your motivation to work out, experts say

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Physical Activity | Sleep

Heart Health Month: Know your family history, change your future

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1/30/2017
Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Services Policy and Oversight

Dr. Terry Adirim explains why it’s important for heart health to know your family history and know how you can affect your future

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Heart Health | Tobacco-Free Living

Army orthopaedic residents fix breaks, break the mold

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1/27/2017
Army Capt. Marina Rodriguez (right), a third year resident with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Residency Program, assists Army Lt. Col. Justin Orr, orthopaedic residency program director, during a total ankle replacement on a beneficiary. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

With 25 residents on rotation and 12 staff surgeons, the Orthopaedic Residency Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center is one of the largest in the Department of Defense

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Military Hospitals and Clinics

Smith to MHS and beneficiaries: Keep moving forward, ready to support the mission, new leaders

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1/26/2017
Dr. David Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy & Oversight

Dr. David Smith, who is now performing the duties of the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, talks about the transition and the future of the MHS

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Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety

Weight-loss supplements are tempting

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1/26/2017
The supplement business is a multi-billion dollar industry that is not currently regulated like conventional food and drug products by the Food and Drug Administration. Not only are they potentially unsafe, weight-loss supplements that advertise “quick fixes” likely won’t help you meet your goals. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam)

The Food and Drug Administration has categorized many weight-loss supplements as high-risk products

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Nutrition | Human Performance Resource Center

Tips for staying safe and healthy during winter

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1/25/2017
January is Winter Safety Month. With snow and other weather hazards, winter carries with it a unique set of issues that can impact health and overall well-being. (DoD photo by Rachel Larue)

With snow and other weather hazards, winter carries with it a unique set of issues that can impact health and overall well-being

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Winter Safety | Physical Activity

Army biomedical tech contributes to Senegalese medical readiness

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1/25/2017
U.S. Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3 David Bostic, biomedical technician, and Senegalese biomedical technician Sgt. Delhie Olbnye, work together to repair a blood pressure monitor during Medical Readiness Training Exercise 17-1 at La Sante des Armees Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Simon Flake)

MEDRETE 17-1 is the first in a series of medical readiness training exercises that U.S. Army Africa is scheduled to facilitate within various countries in Africa

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Health Readiness | Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Partners
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