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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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The Military Training Network transitions to the Defense Health Agency

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10/11/2019
The Military Training Network or MTN transferred from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to the Defense Health Agency in September 2019. MTN oversees basic, advanced, and pediatric life-support training for more than 350,000 medical and non-medical personnel at 345 military facilities around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandra Singer)

Shift speeds training where it’s needed most

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Army distributes 1.5 million flu vaccines

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10/10/2019
Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Alexander Wrigel (right), a medic assigned to Task Group 68.6, forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, administers a flu shot to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Hector Ubinas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo)

Five to twenty percent of people in the U.S. are affected by the flu each season

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Soldier self-amputates leg to aid battle buddies

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10/9/2019
Army Spc. Ezra Maes undergoes physical rehabilitation at the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center's cutting-edge rehabilitation center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Oct. 2, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Corey Toye)

If I didn't help myself, my crew, no one was going to

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DHA leaders visit west coast medical facilities

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10/8/2019
Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, Defense Health Agency’s assistant director for combat support and Military Health System, GENESIS Functional Champion, and William J. Tinston (center), Defense Healthcare Management System’s program executive officer, tour Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego’s Naval Branch Health Clinic and observes hospital corpsman sort injections Oct. 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

MHS GENESIS is scheduled to go live in December 2020 at military bases in the San Diego area

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The Head, Hand, and Heart of Women’s Health

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10/4/2019
Maintaining peak health is critical for all military personnel. This month, we focus on women whose health concerns and symptoms may be different from those in men. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Roger Jackson)

Health is universal for military personnel and civilians, but some health concerns affect women differently. Here are a few examples.

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Improving inpatient care with MHS GENESIS

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10/2/2019
Charles Cumiskey and Lt. Col. Sherie Johnson show charge nurses at Madigan Army Medical Center some of the finer points of Clairvia on Sept. 17. Clairvia is a workload management tool in MHS GENESIS. (Photo Credit: Suzanne Ovel)

With MHS GENESIS....nursing assignments can now be refined to both ensure each nurse has the appropriate workload and continues to safely build their skills

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Surveillance Snapshot: Trends in Opioid Prescription Fills Among U.S. Military Service Members During Fiscal Years 2007–2017

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10/1/2019
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ryan Marr, 18th Medical Group pharmacy craftsman, processes prescriptions, June 8, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The pharmacy processes and fills prescriptions for hundreds of different medical needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jessica H. Smith) Merriam/Released)

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Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella Among Service Members and Other Beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 1 January 2016–30 June 2019

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10/1/2019
U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 163d Attack Wing line up to  receive a flu vaccine at March Air Reserve Base, California, Nov. 4, 2018. The flu vaccine is an annual requirement for military members to help curb the spread of the flu and limit its impact within the unit. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)

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Surveillance Snapshot: Influenza Immunization Among U.S. Armed Forces Healthcare Workers, August 2014–April 2019

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10/1/2019
181129-N-GR847-3000 ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 29, 2018) Hospitalman Jay Meadows, from Weaver, Ala., administers an influenza vaccine to a Sailor during a regularly scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Essex ARG/13th MEU is flexible and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting to the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Reymundo A. Villegas III)

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Animal Bites and Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2018

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10/1/2019
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Women's Health Month: Take ownership of health, wellness issues

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10/1/2019
Navy Cmdr. Francesca Cimino, M.D. (standing) confers with a colleague in the Family Medicine department at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy photo)

Regular cancer screenings are vital, but there's much more to longevity

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Suicide Prevention spotlight: Military behavioral health technicians

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10/1/2019
Senior Airman Brandon Haag goes through new patient paperwork, Feb. 9, 2015, at the Mental Health clinic on Scott Air Force Base, Ill. A typical protocol when a new patient comes in is getting to know the background history of the patient to help them and the provider they will see know what will help in a crisis or difficulty. Haag is a 375th Medical Group mental health technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen)

Suicide prevention is aided by behavioral health technicians in many settings

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Comfort strengthens partnership with Grenada

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9/27/2019
Surgical staff transports a woman into the post-anesthesia care unit following her surgery aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort as the ship is anchored off the coast of St. George's, Grenada. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national healthcare systems, including those strained by an increase in cross-border migrants. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Morgan K. Nall)

This marks the first visit to Grenada and the seventh to the region since 2007

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DoD, FDA collaborate on behalf of service member health protection, care

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9/26/2019
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs,Tom McCaffery, met with Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless during the FDA-DoD Semi-Annual Meeting. (MHS photo)

The DoD and FDA work together to improve battlefield trauma response

Autumn ushers in season of falling under the weather with flu

Article
9/26/2019
A bronze bench and statue near the America Building at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, memorializes military dependent Trevor Lin. The 7-year-old's death in the fall of 2009 was attributed to influenza.  (Photo courtesy of Walter Reed-Bethesda)

Health care experts: Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccine

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