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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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Safety tips for the 101 critical days of summer

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6/3/2021
Food on a grill, a sparkler, and a child in a swimming pool

Summer safety is no accident. Tips for a safe 101 days of summer.

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'Desert Medics' open clinics at Joint Training Center-Jordan

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6/2/2021
Military health personnel wearing a face mask looking at someone's teeth

'Desert Medics' begin Operation Eagle's Landing, open clinics at Joint Training Center-Jordan.

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Based on data, MHS experts encourage vaccines for adolescents

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6/1/2021
Sister and brother smiling at each other

With the Pfizer vaccine approved for youth ages 12 to 15, MHS adolescents are lining up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Medical Group promotes preventative care with physical therapy

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6/1/2021
Military personnel standing beside each other posing for a picture

MHS physical therapy services may include therapeutic exercise, manual manipulation, and dry needling.

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“Shots in arms” – OPT planned & coordinated to meet COVID-19 mission

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5/28/2021
Military personnel sitting around a table talking

The Department of Defense’s COVID-19 Operational Planning Team has been the quiet force behind the DOD’s vaccination effort since November.

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Coast Guard set to roll out new electronic health record system soon

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5/28/2021
Hands typing on a computer

U.S. Coast Guard prepares to deploy new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, at 14 clinics and 17 sickbays in the Pacific Area by the end of August 2021.

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Adolescents ages 12 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations

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5/27/2021
Son of military personnel receiving his COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer vaccine now authorized for children 12 and older.

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ADVISOR brings support to medical personnel in austere environments

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5/27/2021
Photo of Michael Kile, LPN, the operational readiness program manger

The Military Health System offers the Advanced Virtual Support for Operational Forces program, or ADVISOR, for remote military medical professionals.

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Service members share what works for them to relieve stress

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5/27/2021
Military personnel in a yoga pose

Military Health System personnel share what works for them to relieve stress and maintain their mental health.

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How vision and hearing contribute to service members’ readiness

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5/26/2021
Military personnel preparing for night vision training

Hearing and sight are the two dominant human senses, both primordial for military service members’ readiness, health, and mission success.

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DHA Senior Enlisted Leaders Host Panel Discussion at WRNMMC

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5/25/2021
A panel of military personnel

Defense Health Agency senior enlisted leaders meet with troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

DOD/VA collaborated to combat mental health challenges women face

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5/25/2021
Military personnel putting on a gas mask

In an area dominated by men, the military can still be a harsh environment for women, commanders say.

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MHS Service Helpdesk aims to simplify IT management across DHA

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5/25/2021
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The MHS Service Helpdesk will replace the MHS’s legacy information technology system, Remedy.

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Tripler surgeon performs military’s first VBT surgery on 10-year-old

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5/24/2021
X-ray of vertebral body tethering

On May 10, 10-year-old Mackenzie Boyll was the recipient of the first-ever vertebral body tethering surgery in military medicine.

Peer-to-peer Pay-It-Forward program paying dividends for MHS GENESIS

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5/24/2021
Military health personnel learning how to use MHS GENESIS

The Defense Health Agency’s Pay It Forward program was designed to leverage the experience of those who had gone through the congressionally ordered changeover to MHS GENESIS to help new users. It’s working.

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