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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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Eifel Health Consortium

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11/2/2016
Air Force Col. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., 52nd Medical Group commander, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, greets a group of German doctors on base at the Brick House. Spangdahlem Airmen and their families rely on local doctors for specialty healthcare. The event brought more than 20 German doctors to the base, which allowed them and base medical care providers to discuss respective healthcare capabilities, practices, philosophies, approaches and concerns in an effort to continuously provide trusted care to Spangdahlem families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Currier)

Air Force Col. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., 52nd Medical Group commander, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, greets a group of German doctors on base at the Brick House. Spangdahlem Airmen and their families rely on local doctors for specialty healthcare. The event brought more than 20 German doctors to the base, which allowed them and base medical care providers to discuss respective healthcare capabilities, practices, philosophies, approaches and concerns in an effort to continuously provide trusted care to Spangdahlem families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Currier)

Walter Reed Bethesda terrain park

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11/1/2016
The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

FBCH Emergency Room

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11/1/2016
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Room (U.S. Army photo by Reese Brown)

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Room (U.S. Army photo by Reese Brown)

Stressed out holidays

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10/31/2016
The holidays don’t need to take a toll on your health. Keep a check on over-commitment and over-spending. Balance work, home and play. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Dougherty)

The holidays don’t need to take a toll on your health. Keep a check on over-commitment and over-spending. Balance work, home and play. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Dougherty)

Robotic surgery at Keesler Medical Center

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10/31/2016
The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two da Vinci Xis, which are the newest robotic surgical systems available. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy photo)

The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two da Vinci Xis, which are the newest robotic surgical systems available. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy photo)

VA, MHS & international visitors talk relationships during Warrior Care in 21st Century symposium

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10/28/2016
Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, assistant secretary for policy and planning for the Department of Veterans Affairs, spoke at a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships on October 27, 2016, at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She told the panel's audience about VA's mission to continue providing long term and extended care for veterans, calling them "our footprints in communities." She touched on the importance of teamwork, saying that paving the way from Department of Defense to VA during transition is very important for veterans. (Courtesy photo)

Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz, assistant secretary for policy and planning for the Department of Veterans Affairs, spoke at a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships on October 27, 2016, at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She told the panel's audience about VA's mission to continue providing long term and extended care for veterans, calling them "our footprints in communities." She touched on the importance of teamwork, saying that paving the way from Department of Defense to VA during transition is very important for veterans. (MHS photo)

USU Genome Center technician close up

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10/28/2016
Nathan Watt, a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, closely monitors data on a next-generation sequencer in The American Genome Center at the university. (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

Nathan Lott, a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, closely monitors data on a next-generation sequencer in The American Genome Center at the university. (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

USU Genome Center technician

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10/28/2016
Nathan Watt, a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, closely monitors data on a next-generation sequencer in The American Genome Center at the university. This sequencing helps pinpoint genetic mutations that could serve as biomarkers, which can better predict disease risks and outcomes. TAGC is one of four academic genome centers in the U.S. and the only genome center in the federal system.  (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

Nathan Lott, a research associate at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, closely monitors data on a next-generation sequencer in The American Genome Center at the university. This sequencing helps pinpoint genetic mutations that could serve as biomarkers, which can better predict disease risks and outcomes. TAGC is one of four academic genome centers in the U.S. and the only genome center in the federal system. (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

MHS, VA & international visitors talk relationships during Warrior Care in 21st Century symposium

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10/28/2016
Lida Citroën, an international branding specialist based in Denver, Colorado, moderated a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships on Oct. 27, 2016, at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Panelists included Colonel James A. Kile of Canada, Brigadier-General Dr. Gernd Mattiesen of Germany, Mrs. Natalia Melnychenko of Ukraine, Colonel Professor Vsevolod Stebliuk of Ukraine and Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz of the United States. (Department of Veterans Affairs photo)

Lida Citroën, an international branding specialist based in Denver, Colorado, moderated a panel discussion on international and interagency relationships on Oct. 27, 2016, at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Panelists included Colonel James A. Kile of Canada, Brigadier-General Dr. Dr. Bernd Mattiesen of Germany, Mrs. Nataliia Melnychenko of Ukraine, Colonel Professor Vsevolod Stebliuk of Ukraine and Dr. Linda Spoonster Schwartz of the United States. (MHS photo)

Cancer Treatment

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10/27/2016
Army Maj. Nicolas Cahanding with Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, looks at a brain image. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

Army Maj. Nicolas Cahanding with Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, looks at a brain image. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

The 2017 Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium is slated to be held in Canada

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10/27/2016
Brigadier-General Hugh Colin MacKay, OMM, CD, QHP, surgeon general of Canadian Forces, confers with Dr. Karen Guice, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs at the 2016 Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium in Tampa, Florida. The 2017 Symposium will be held in Canada. (Courtesy photo)

Brigadier-General Hugh Colin MacKay, OMM, CD, QHP, surgeon general of Canadian Forces, confers with Dr. Karen Guice, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs at the 2016 Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium in Tampa, Florida. The 2017 Symposium will be held in Canada. (Courtesy photo)

Applying a Tourniquet

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10/27/2016
A soldier applies a tourniquet to a simulated casualty during a training exercise. (Courtesy photo)

A soldier applies a tourniquet to a simulated casualty during a training exercise. (Courtesy photo)

Operation Bushmaster

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10/26/2016
During a field exercise, Operation Bushmaster, fourth-year medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences were constantly faced with unfolding scenarios. While triaging the wounded, they prepared for their evacuation and care in flight. (DoD photo by Sharon Holland)

During a field exercise, Operation Bushmaster, fourth-year medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences were constantly faced with unfolding scenarios. While triaging the wounded, they prepared for their evacuation and care in flight. (DoD photo by Sharon Holland)

Mammograms

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10/26/2016
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Denise Thigpen, director, Breast Imaging Center at the Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda, reads two mammograms of a patient. (Courtesy photo)

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Denise Thigpen, director, Breast Imaging Center at the Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda, reads two mammograms of a patient. (Courtesy photo)

Medical Students at Operation Bushmaster

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10/26/2016
Fourth-year medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences practiced their skills during Operation Bushmaster, a field exercise that took place Oct. 10-22 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

Fourth-year medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences practiced their skills during Operation Bushmaster, a field exercise that took place Oct. 10-22 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. (DoD photo by Sarah Marshall)

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