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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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Paving the way for women in military medicine: Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

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3/26/2021
Old picture of Dr. Mary Edwards wearing her Medal of Honor

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s persistence and disregard for societal norms was central to the role that women can play in the DOD and MHS today.

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The difference between Celiac Disease & Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

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3/26/2021
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Celiac disease is not a food allergy; it's an autoimmune disease diagnosed through a blood test.

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Dover Air Force Base features ‘Park ‘N Pickup’ pharmacy

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3/26/2021
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Due to the increased need for patient safety, the 436th Medical Group pharmacy at Dover Air Force Base has implemented a Park ‘N Pickup process.

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When we “Break Bread," we build social bonds

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3/25/2021
Picture of military personnel sitting at a table eating food together

Eating socially has been shown to influence happiness and life satisfaction; specifically participating in evening meals with more people.

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Historic observance celebrates the achievements of women

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3/25/2021
A flyer of three women in three separate pictures smiling

The DHA held a virtual observance—featuring a panel discussion on women’s history— in honor of Women’s History Month.

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DHA implements standard practices to improve maternal outcomes

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3/24/2021
Military health personnel wearing face mask during medical training

DHA-PI 6025.35 provides guidance for implementation of a postpartum hemorrhage bundle at all MTFs providing obstetrical care.

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Eight nations participate in West African virtual pandemic exercise

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3/24/2021
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Medical experts from six African nations, the United Kingdom and the United States, participated in a Virtual Pandemic Preparation and Response Engagement exercise.

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Department of Defense revises several Force Health Protection measures

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3/23/2021
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DOD reflects CDC following first set of public health recommendations for fully vaccinated personnel.

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Decide + Be Ready: supporting today’s modern service woman

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3/23/2021
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New women’s app ‘Decide + Be Ready’, helps today’s service woman make proactive decisions regarding their contraceptive decisions.

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Army dietitian uses nutritional care to fight COVID-19

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3/23/2021
Military personnel wearing a face mask standing in front of a Nutrition Clinic

Army dietician plays a critical role in COVID-19 patient recovery.

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The COVID-19 pandemic, one year later in the DOD

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3/22/2021
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Timeline of events as the COVID-19 pandemic took over 2020.

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Laser eye surgery: Provides clarity for active duty service members

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3/22/2021
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PRK and Lasik are currently available at all 26 military laser centers for active duty military members.

LIVE Now!!! Second COVID-19 Townhall Update!

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3/22/2021
This is the second TownHall with Military OneSource

Join us for the MHS' Second COVID-19 Town Hall with Col Jennifer Harrison

Army Wounded Warrior perseveres despite COVID-19

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3/19/2021
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Army Wounded Warrior preserves through COVID-19 pandemic through continued physical activities.

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Reflection, Respect for namesake of David R. Ray Branch Medical Clinic

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3/19/2021
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Sailors at the David R. Ray Branch Medical Clinic in Washington claim pride in serving at clinic dedicate to one of the 23 Navy hospital corpsman to have received the Medal of Honor.

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