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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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Checking Iron Levels in Your Blood Could Save Your Life

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7/23/2021
Military personnel donating blood

Hemochromatosis, a disease in which too much iron builds up in our bodies, can cause organ failure if untreated, affecting service members’ readiness. However, it can be treated.

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Caregiver Guide supports service members and veterans with TBI

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7/22/2021
Military family posing for a picture

Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence’s 2021 Caregiver Guide provides specific tools to help caregivers manage TBI patient recovery.

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It’s Not Over Yet: Some COVID Safety Precautions Remain Necessary

Article
7/22/2021
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Returning to society when fully vaccinated is great but keep that mask handy

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Safety Briefs: Don't be Boring and Use Real Examples

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7/21/2021
Marines receiving a safety brief

Two Marines share tips on how to make routine safety briefs both interesting and engaging.

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Innovation working group strives to enhance METC training

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7/20/2021
Military personnel using virtual reality

Virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, video/podcast production, and machine learning/artificial intelligence technologies and others like them will enhance the training students receive at METC and elsewhere by supplementing the lectures and providing realistic alternatives to actual experiences.

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How COVID-19 fast-tracked innovation in the Military Health System

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7/20/2021
Military personnel receiving the COVID-19 test

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of healthcare delivery, the Military Health System responded with new and innovative ways to fight the disease and deliver safe, quality care to patients.

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San Antonio Market to Standardize, Optimize Local Healthcare

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7/19/2021
Military personnel unveiling flags

The Defense Health Agency’s San Antonio Market is the seventh market to stand up over the past year, and is designed to standardize, optimize local healthcare.

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What to Know About Hepatitis - its Treatment, and Prevention

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7/19/2021
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Here are the most important facts you should know about hepatitis.

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Summer Water Safety Means: Know your Limitations

Article
7/16/2021
Military personnel participating in a swim call

Know your swimming rules and dangers

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Old-School Summer Safety Risks: Sun, Water, Insects and Alcohol

Article
7/15/2021
Children sitting by the pool

A preventive medicine doctor talks about an array of summer-related safety concerns.

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Military Medical Research Leads to 18 New Cancer Drugs, other Devices

Article
7/14/2021
a patient prepares for a PET scan

A hub of cutting-edge healthcare innovation financing since the early 1990s, the CDMRP is well known among medical researchers around the world.

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AJ-Maste Yoga: Tips for a Healthy Deployment

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7/13/2021
Military personnel doing a yoga pose

Yoga comes in many forms and fashions, and has proven health benefits.

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Military Laser Eye Surgery: Enhancing Vision Readiness

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7/12/2021
Military health personnel looking at wavescan results

Enhancing vision readiness through laser eye surgery is now available at 26 military medical treatment facilities.

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MHS and MOS Town Hall To Your Health Summer Safety

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7/12/2021
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MHS and Military OneSource: To Your Health: Summer Safety Discussion with Lt. Col. Christine Smetana of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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DHA, NATO Collaborate to Achieve Military Medical Interoperability

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7/12/2021
Military personnel looking at a laptop screen

DHA collaborated with NATO and partner organizations for CWIX 2021 held in Poland, 7-25 June.

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