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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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59 Sec PSA: Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson (vertical)

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4/2/2024
59 Sec PSA: Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson (vertical)

After hitting rock bottom, Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson decided to reach out for help for alcohol misuse. With support from his family, friends, and health care providers, Technical Sgt. Joshua Williamson completed his second round of ADAPT, and is now sharing messages of strength with his military brothers and sisters. If you have an emergency or are in crisis, please contact the Military Crisis Line or the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. In the U.S., dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255. For OCONUS calling options and online chat accessible from anywhere in the world, visit militarycrisisline.net.

Inside the 908th: Flight Nurses Saving Lives—Miles High

Article Around MHS
4/2/2024
military medical personnel provide emergency care during simulated training

As senior members of aeromedical evacuation teams, U.S. Air Force flight nurses, Air Force specialty code 46N0F are responsible for providing life-saving emergency and pre-hospital care to service members up to 30,000 feet in the sky.

Amputees Benefit from Innovative Treatment by Navy Surgeons

Article Around MHS
4/2/2024
miliary medical personnel pose with patient

Naval Medical Center San Diego stands at the forefront of Navy Medicine innovation, being the first military hospital on the west coast to implement osseointegrated amputation surgery.

Introducing the DHA Academy

Video
4/1/2024
Introducing the DHA Academy

Defense Health Agency Chief Master Sergeant Tanya Y. Johnson introduces the new DHA Academy. With tens of thousands of employees across the world, there are a LOT of people who need to work together to accomplish the Defense Health Agency mission of improving health and building readiness. That’s why we created the DHA Academy, a one-stop-shop for the training and education you need to succeed. The DHA Academy will have everything from how to provide safe, quality health care to our patients and conduct research in our labs, to completing the many tasks that help make DHA successful. This online training environment is designed with you in mind. Our goal is not just to help you and your teammates develop professionally. We want to spark curiosity, ignite creativity, and help you feel connected to our mission. And, as technology changes and new trends emerge, the DHA Academy will offer relevant and current training, so you have the skills you need to stay ahead of the game. Empowering you to take command of your professional development is one way we can support YOU – our dedicated and inspired teams of professionals driving military health’s next evolution. Knowledge is power. Learn more about how the DHA Academy is enhancing performance and building the leaders of tomorrow today.

59 Sec PSA: Retired Maj. Jeff Hall (vertical)

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4/1/2024
59 Sec PSA: Retired Maj. Jeff Hall (vertical)

Every deployment is unique and can impact service members in different ways. In this public service announcement, Retired Maj. Jeff Hall describes returning from his second Iraq deployment and feeling caught between the need for psychological support and reluctance to seek it out. If you have an emergency or are in crisis, please contact the Military Crisis Line or the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. In the U.S., dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255. For OCONUS calling options and online chat accessible from anywhere in the world, visit militarycrisisline.net.

Civil War Pioneers: Meet Some of America's First Female Nurses

Article Around MHS
4/1/2024
Civil War nurse treating patients

In Arlington National Cemetery's Section 1, you'll find a diverse mix of grave markers, from basic white headstones to massive, ornate monuments commissioned by generals and other U.S. leaders. Among them, you'll also find the graves of 23 pioneering female Civil War nurses.

Mental Health Infographic

Infographic
3/29/2024
Mental Health Infographic

What can you do to defend your mental health? Protect and optimize. Here’s info and tips to help you enhance and maintain psychological strength. #DefendYourMH https://health.mil/PHCoE

Department of Defense Shares Lessons about Mild TBI with International Partners

Article
3/29/2024
Department of Defense Shares Lessons about Mild TBI with International Partners

Kathy Lee, director of the Department of Defense policy for the Warfighter Brain Health Initiative, speaks March 15, 2024, on traumatic brain injury at an international symposium overseas.

Military Health System Conference – The Future of Military Medicine

Spotlight
3/28/2024
Conference Logo

The MHS Conference is a four-day annual conference providing military health care providers an opportunity for sharing knowledge, innovative ideas, lessons learned, and new developments and enables health care and industry partner engagement in delivering patient-centered care for military beneficiaries.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course: Fort Moore, GA

Calendar Event
3/28/2024

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Headaches and TBI: A Journey of Treatment Over Time

Video
3/28/2024
Headaches and TBI: A Journey of Treatment Over Time

Dr. Joanne Gold, a pharmacist and neuroscience clinician with TBICoE, and experts from the National Museum of Health and Medicine discuss the treatment of headaches, past and present. Their conversation explores the museum's collections related to TBI and headache treatment, discusses ways to improve headache treatment, and highlights relevant TBICoE resources. Visit health.mil/TBIFactsheets for more on TBICoE’s educational resources and for more information about the National Museum of Health and Medicine, visit their website at medicalmuseum.health.mil.

Q&A: How TRICARE Covers Durable Medical Equipment

Article
3/28/2024
Q&A: How TRICARE Covers Durable Medical Equipment

TRICARE covers a range of DME, so you and your family can make the most of this equipment if you need it.

Do You Eat from Your Garden?

Article Around MHS
3/28/2024
Nutrition infographic

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Table.” Consuming a variety of fruit and vegetables daily decreases your risk of various diseases (i.e., heart disease, cancer, etc.) and other disorders/ailments.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course: Williamsburg/Yorktown, VA

Calendar Event
3/27/2024

A one-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

DHA Virtual Medical Library Overview

Video
3/27/2024
DHA Virtual Medical Library Overview

This video walks DHA Virtual Medical Library users through how to access resources, create OpenAthens accounts, submit reference questions or Inter-Library Loan requests, and more.

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