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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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Museum

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8/27/2015
Museum

Dr. Edward Curtis dislodged this lead bullet from President Abraham Lincoln’s brain during autopsy. It was fired by John Wilkes Booth with a .44 caliber Deringer pistol.

Mercy Da Nang

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8/26/2015
Mercy Da Nang

Navy Ensign Christine Harrington (left) and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Harrison Mwanzi, from the hospital ship USNS Mercy, explain the procedures for treating cardiac arrest at an advanced cardiovascular life support subject matter expert exchange at Da Nang Central Hospital during Pacific Partnership 2015.

Hearing

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8/26/2015
Hearing

Senior Airman Alexandra Washington, communications and navigations technician assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, checks antennae signals on a B-52 Stratofortress, while wearing hearing protection.

Medical Examiners

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8/25/2015
Medical Examiners

Air Force Lt. Col. Alice Briones and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Rivera examine tissue slides from organs in order to complete findings for an autopsy report. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Magan Delussey)

Virtual reality machine

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8/25/2015
Virtual reality machine

Navy Cdr. Jena Vedder, a clinic manager with National Intrepid Center of Excellence, demonstrates the center’s Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN)

Navy entomologists

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8/25/2015
Navy entomologists

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Taylor Boynton, a preventive medicine representative, assembles mosquito traps.

Dont get computer eyes

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8/24/2015
Dont get computer eyes

Sitting in front of a computer for hours can make your eyes tired, and your visual performance can suffer.

CCATT delivers critical care in the air

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8/24/2015
CCATT delivers critical care in the air

Air Force Capt. Deann Hoelscher (right), 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Critical Care Air Transport Team physician deployed from the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base, California, and U.S. Capt. Jason Frias, 455th EAES CCATT critical care nurse, also deployed from the 60th Medical Group at Travis AFB, ensure a patient is properly secured prior to an aeromedical evacuation mission aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Tony Wickman)

Army Reserve command helps increase medical readiness

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8/21/2015
Army Reserve command helps increase medical readiness

Private Jeanette Lee of the Army Reserve’s 244th Aviation Brigade undergoes vision screening during a mass medical-readiness event hosted by the Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. More than 300 Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers had the opportunity to take care of their Periodic Health Assessments, dental exams, vision screenings, HIV blood draws, immunizations, hearing tests and temporary or permanent profiles during the event. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Salvatore Ottaviano)

MHS Research Symposium wraps up, but knowledge gained will save lives for years to come

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8/21/2015
MHS Research Symposium wraps up, but knowledge gained will save lives for years to come

Dr. David Smith, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight, addresses attendees of the MHS Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Smith said the knowledge learned at the conference will pay dividends for military medical research for years to come.

USNS Mercy Millinocket arrive in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

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8/21/2015
USNS Mercy Millinocket arrive in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership

Crewmembers of the hospital ship USNS Mercy train to participate in a mass casualty drill during Pacific Partnership 2015 recently. The current stop in Vietnam will culminate in a disaster medicine drill where both U.S. and Vietnamese medical personnel will participate both on and off USNS Mercy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class William McCann)

Military researchers study how to prevent injuries from keeping warfighters down

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8/20/2015
Military researchers study how to prevent injuries from keeping warfighters down

Army Sgt. Jonathan Reiff, team leader attached to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan, lifts his 80-pound ruck sack as he prepares to leave for a multiple day mission.

Hemorrhage control

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8/19/2015
Hemorrhage control

New tourniquets are credited with saving between 1,500 and 2,000 military personnel during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Navy Joint Exercise

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8/19/2015
Navy Joint Exercise

A Navy doctor and Corpsmen treat a soldier in a medical exercise.

AF Medicine Training Exercise

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8/19/2015
AF Medicine Training Exercise

Air Force medical personnel check for puncture wounds on a simulated head wound victim during a training exercise.

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