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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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Healthy Aging

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10/5/2016
Getting regular exercise correlates to better cognitive and physical function in older adults.

Getting regular exercise correlates to better cognitive and physical function in older adults.

EPOC

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10/4/2016
A Soldier does as many pushups as possible during The Black Knight Challenge at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

A Soldier does as many pushups as possible during The Black Knight Challenge at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Mourning the Loss of a Loved One

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10/4/2016
Mourning the loss of a loved one to suicide can be a difficult and painful experience. There is help and support available for service members and their families who are going through this experience.

Mourning the loss of a loved one to suicide can be a difficult and painful experience. There is help and support available for service members and their families who are going through this experience.

Well Woman

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10/3/2016
Navy Hospitalman Recruit Joseph Hinson, of Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, takes vital signs of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Krista Leandry during a physical exam. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider. Well Woman exams help assess individual risks for women and can provide services for immunizations, contraceptives, screening for disease and counselling for sexually transmitted infections. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Navy Hospitalman Recruit Joseph Hinson, of Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, takes vital signs of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Krista Leandry during a physical exam.

TRICARE Publications Redesign

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10/3/2016
The TRICARE revamped suite includes a brand-new TRICARE Stateside Guide – a one-stop resource for all stateside coverage information. (TRICARE graphic)

The TRICARE revamped suite includes a brand-new TRICARE Stateside Guide – a one-stop resource for all stateside coverage information. (TRICARE graphic)

Airmen Running Laps

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9/30/2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen run laps around the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Shin splints – a common injury among athletes, particularly runners – refers to pain in the leg below the knee, usually on the inside part of your shin. This pain can be caused by micro-tears at the bone tissue, possibly caused by overuse or repetitive stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

U.S. Air Force Airmen run laps around the flightline at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. Shin splints – a common injury among athletes, particularly runners – refers to pain in the leg below the knee, usually on the inside part of your shin. This pain can be caused by micro-tears at the bone tissue, possibly caused by overuse or repetitive stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Exiting an A-10C Thunderbolt

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9/30/2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Judith Bulkley, an electrical and environmental systems specialist deployed from the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., exits an A-10C Thunderbolt II after performing an external power operations check on the aircraft at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Because service members in particular are often exposed to high noise levels, hearing protection is crucial, especially with a TBI. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Schester)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Judith Bulkley, an electrical and environmental systems specialist deployed from the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., exits an A-10C Thunderbolt II after performing an external power operations check on the aircraft at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Because service members in particular are often exposed to high noise levels, hearing protection is crucial, especially with a TBI. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Schester)

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers

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9/29/2016
Louisiana National Guard Soldiers with the 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, help a man out of the bridge erection boat they used to check on residents affected by flooding in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Rebekah Malone)

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers with the 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 205th Engineer Battalion, help a man out of the bridge erection boat they used to check on residents affected by flooding in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Rebekah Malone)

Sunrise Yoga Class

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9/29/2016
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Paradiso participates in a sunrise yoga class on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. If you’re thinking of adding exercise to your pain management plan, consider the following types: aerobic, strength, and flexibility. But make sure your exercise program is specifically tailored to your needs. Some exercises might be easier or more difficult to complete depending upon the type and location of your pain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Liaghat)

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Paradiso participates in a sunrise yoga class on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. If you’re thinking of adding exercise to your pain management plan, consider the following types: aerobic, strength, and flexibility. But make sure your exercise program is specifically tailored to your needs. Some exercises might be easier or more difficult to complete depending upon the type and location of your pain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Liaghat)

Flag Football Game

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9/28/2016
Youth participate in a flag football game on Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Travis Gershaneck)

Youth participate in a flag football game on Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Travis Gershaneck)

Battlefield Medicine Course

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9/28/2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Triana, left, 347th Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician-paramedic, addresses injuries on a simulated patient during a tactical combat casualty care course, in Okeechobee, Florida. The course tests and reinforces participants’ lifesaving medical skills while they are in high-stress, combat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Triana, left, 347th Operations Support Squadron independent duty medical technician-paramedic, addresses injuries on a simulated patient during a tactical combat casualty care course, in Okeechobee, Florida. The course tests and reinforces participants’ lifesaving medical skills while they are in high-stress, combat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Navy Capt. Dale White and his brother

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9/27/2016
Dean (left) and Dale White

Dean (left) and Dale White

The impact of traumatic brain injuries on community life

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9/27/2016
A soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s traumatic brain injury clinic in Alaska takes a cognitive hand-eye coordination test on a driving stimulator.

A soldier at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s traumatic brain injury clinic in Alaska takes a cognitive hand-eye coordination test on a driving stimulator.

Dietary Supplements

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9/26/2016
Supplements may lack nutrients a body needs that it can only get through eating certain foods. Individuals who are taking supplements may in fact not need what they are taking and what they are taking could produce adverse effects.

Supplements may lack nutrients a body needs that it can only get through eating certain foods. Individuals who are taking supplements may in fact not need what they are taking and what they are taking could produce adverse effects.

Orient Shield

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9/26/2016
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force medics carry a casualty from an ambulance to a JGSDF helicopter while a U.S. Army medic calls directions during a bilateral medical training exercise.

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force medics carry a casualty from an ambulance to a JGSDF helicopter while a U.S. Army medic calls directions during a bilateral medical training exercise.

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