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The Military Health System 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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Talking Traumatic Brain Injury with the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

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3/4/2024
Talking Traumatic Brain Injury with the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

How common are traumatic brain injuries in the military? TBICoE's Clinical Affairs Section Chief, Dr. Stephanie Maxfield Panker, explains. Visit health.mil/TBINumbers for the latest DOD TBI Worldwide Numbers report.

Brooke Army Medical Center Features Donor Family, Recipient Stories

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
U.S. Army Col. Wylan Peterson, deputy commander for surgical services, addresses the crowd during a National Donor Day observance at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Feb. 14, 2024.  (Photo by Jason W. Edwards/Department of Defense)

Brooke Army Medical Center held a National Donor Day observance on Feb. 14, 2024, features compelling stories of donors and recipients.

Womack’s Clinical Nurse Transition Program Earns Accreditation

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Clinical Nurse Transition Program Director, Kim Howard and Deputy Director, Capt. Holly Flanscha hold plaque and certificate they received from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. Womack Army Medical Center is the second military treatment facility to receive this distinction. (DHA photo by Keisha Frith)

Womack’s Clinical Nurse Transition Program has achieved accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs, becoming the second military treatment facility to receive this distinction.

Walter Reed Salutes Capt. Carlos Williams’ Leadership During Black History Month

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Carlos William graduated with honors from Albany State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry before earning his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He later earned graduate degrees in public health and business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

When you meet U.S. Navy Capt. Carlos Williams, director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, you’ll likely notice that he embodies the Navy’s core values of initiative, accountability, integrity and toughness.

Walter Reed Leads the Way for Military Allergists at 2024 American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Physicians from Walter Reed and the National Capital Consortium attended the 38th Annual Harold S. Nelson Military Allergy Immunology Assembly (MAIA) symposium for Defense Health Agency and Veterans Affairs stakeholders during the 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in Washington, D.C. Feb. 23-26. (DOD Photo: James Black)

Physicians from Walter Reed and the National Capital Consortium played a role in outlining the accomplishments of the Defense Health Agency for military stakeholders at last weekend’s 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology Feb. 23-26 in Washington, D.C.

Talk Isn’t Cheap: Talk Therapy is Highly Valuable in Trauma Treatment

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Research has consistently shown the most effective approach in the treatment of trauma is actually talk therapy

Research has consistently shown the most effective approach in the treatment of trauma is actually talk therapy.

Medical Readiness Command West Senior Enlisted Leader Visits Munson Army Health Center

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
U.S. Army Medical Readiness Command, West, senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Jennifer Francis (right) visited Soldiers at Munson Army Health Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Feb. 14. (Photo By Maria Christina Yager)

The senior enlisted leader from U.S. Army Medical Readiness Command, West, met with Soldiers at Munson Army Health Center, Feb. 14.

Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team Mission Begins in Suriname for Second Year of Medical Assistance

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3/4/2024
U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Noll, troop commander, provides remarks during an opening ceremony for the Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team in Paramaribo in Suriname on Feb. 19, 2024.  (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)

The Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team mission is underway for a second year of health engagements across four nations, beginning in Suriname, February 19, 2024.

General Officer Gives Back One Final Time Before His Transition

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Outgoing Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Command, and Deputy Commanding General (Support), U.S. Army Medical Command, Maj. Gen. Michael Place is assisted by Spc. Enrique Urquico, phlebotomist Fort Liberty Blood Donor Center as he completes his final blood donation as an active duty service member on Feb 16. (DHA photo by Keisha Frith)

In one final act of service, Maj. Gen. Michael Place walked into the Fort Liberty Donor Center, Feb. 16, to donate blood one final time as an active duty service member.

Committed to Caring

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Group picture of the meeting between USNHO and the University of the Ryukyus (Photo: Isaac Savitz)

Leadership from the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, met with leaders from the University of the Ryukyus to discuss the importance of a strong relationship between the two health care facilities, which will soon be next-door neighbors.

Commit to Quit the Spit with a Naval Hospital Bremerton Assist

Article Around MHS
3/4/2024
Making A Pitch to Quit The Spit… Naval Hospital Bremerton Tobacco Cessation Facilitator and NHB’s Health Promotion and Wellness team teamed up at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Liberty Center to actively promote the Great American Spit Out, February 22, 2024.  (Photo: Douglas H Stutz)

Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Health Promotion and Wellness team were at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Liberty Center to actively promote the Great American Spit Out, February 22, 2024.

Warfighter Brain Health: DOD Updates Senate Committee on Blast Exposure Research

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3/1/2024
Warfighter Brain Health: DOD Updates Senate Committee on Blast Exposure Research

Military health leaders updated the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Department of Defense’s traumatic brain injury and blast exposure state of research and practice during a hearing on Feb. 28, 2024.

Integrating Tactical Combat Casualty Care with Physical Fitness Enhances Military Medical Readiness

Article Around MHS
3/1/2024
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Amy Pierre Pion, assigned to U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Rota, Spain, applies a right upper limb torniquet to a simulated patient, during a combined physical training and tactical combat casualty care exercise.  (Photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Rigel Jamero/U.S. Naval Hospital Rota)

U.S. Sailors from the U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Rota, Spain, continued their integration of tactical combat casualty care curriculum into their physical fitness training regimen.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Lee County in Illinois due to Tornado

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2/29/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Lee County in Illinois due to Tornado

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Lee County, Illinois, may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 8, 2024, due to the tornado.

Madigan Army Medical Soldier Wins U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year—Two Years in a Row

Article Around MHS
2/29/2024
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angie Carper, Madigan Army Medical Center, representing Medical Readiness Command, Pacific, won the 2024 Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year.  (Photo: Joseph Kumzak/U.S. Army)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Angie Carper, Madigan Army Medical Center, representing Medical Readiness Command, Pacific, won the 2024 Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year. The award was announced in a ceremony Feb. 15, 2024, at MEDCOM headquarters on Fort Sam Houston. This is the second time Carper has received this award.

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