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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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Woman Running

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10/1/2015
Woman Running

Women can take actions to live a healthy life, including maintaining a healthy weight and exercising for a least 30 minutes for at least five days a week. (Courtesy photo)

ANDREWS SUMMIT

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9/30/2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James listens to a question from Lt. Col. Lisa Bader, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa behavioral health consultant, during the Suicide Prevention Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 24, 2015. James spoke and listened to questions from the attendees after her speech. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)

MERCY RETURNS HOME 15

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9/30/2015
MERCY RETURNS HOME 15

A daughter greets her mother after hospital ship USNS Mercy returns to homeport at Naval Base San Diego. Mercy completed a nearly 5-month deployment in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Coffer)

Suicide PrevAwareness is Key

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9/29/2015
Suicide PrevAwareness is Key

The complex issue of suicide and suicide prevention involves not only mental health professionals, but the community at large. The best advice to friends, families and loved ones who are concerned about someone at risk: be aware, be vigilant and never be timid about talking to that person about his or her feelings.

BAKONY COMBAT

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9/29/2015
BAKONY COMBAT

Army Spc. Sam Loniello, a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment instruct two Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Regiment, Hungarian Defense Forces how to properly apply a tourniquet during a first aid class. The two armies are conducting Exercise Brave Warrior at Bakony Combat Training Centre, Veszprem, Hungary. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bunn)

DAWN BLITZ

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9/28/2015
DAWN BLITZ

Sailors carry simulated casualties to be transferred to a medical facility during a mass casualty drill at Exercise Dawn Blitz. The exercise tested Sailors’ and Marines’ technical proficiency and ability to work in unison amidst an increasingly stressful and chaotic environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rosalie Chang)

5210 Basketball

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9/28/2015
5210 Basketball

Kianna McWaite, left, 10, and Anthony Underwood, right, 10, fight for a rebound during the semi-final game of a basketball tournament. The two-day tournament concluded the week-long basketball camp. Research has shown that obese children are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults. Children should get at least 1 hour of physical activity per day. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Stroud)

TECH ROLE 3

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9/28/2015
TECH ROLE 3

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott Hatch, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group biomedical equipment technician and Craig Joint Theater Hospital facility manager, performs maintenance on a blood testing machine at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Robots

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9/25/2015
Robots

One day, unmanned vehicles, similar to but larger than this small unmanned ground vehicle, may roll onto battlefields to rescue injured Soldiers, said the commander of the Army Medical Department Center and School. (U.S. Army photo by Stephen Baack)

EMT Rodeo

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9/25/2015
EMT Rodeo

Air Force Medics from Langley Air Force Base, Va., pull a simulated patient to safety at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. Twenty-one teams of elite Emergency Medical Technicians from 22 installations across the Air Force convened at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., for two days of competition. Throughout the rodeo, teams were required to execute lifesaving missions under the critical eye of expert evaluators, demonstrating accurate techniques and effective implementation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi)

OWF

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9/24/2015
OWF

Darryl Champagne spoke to Wounded Warriors about his experience as a former Operation Warfighter Intern for Joint Staff J7 at the Wounded Warrior Intern Awareness Day recently in Suffolk, Va. (Courtesy photo)

Trench mouth

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9/24/2015
Trench mouth

Marine Lance Cpl. Sean McDonough, with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, looks into a Humvee mirror as he brushes his teeth on a combat outpost in Farah province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau)

Joe Knows

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9/24/2015
Joe Knows

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tracy Krauss, a nurse at Belvoir Community Hospital, preps Cmdr. Joe for another day at the hospital. (Courtesy photo by Reese Brown)

Charlie Med

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9/24/2015
Charlie Med

Army medics with Company C, 106th Support Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, carry a litter patient from the ambulance to the Troop Medical Clinic while participating in a mass casualty event during an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes)

Warning signs of suicide

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9/23/2015
Warning signs of suicide

At-risk individuals could have anywhere from five to 20 different warning signs. They could be going through relationship, legal, financial, emotional or other problems and could withdraw from socializing with their fellow service members. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook)

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