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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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TRICARE QLE Knowledge - Activating

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6/15/2022
TRICARE QLE Knowledge - Activating

When you are activated, you will receive the same benefits as active duty service members and your family also gets TRICARE coverage as active duty family members. Learn more at https://www.tricare.mil/LifeEvents/Activating.

Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

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6/14/2022
Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

The Defense Health Information Technology Symposium is a three day annual conference, sponsored by the Defense Health Agency. DHITS attendees are government, military, and industry information technology professionals. The symposium provides a unique venue for knowledge sharing, innovative ideas, discussions of lessons learned, and the introduction of exciting new developments within the Military Health System. DHITS offers Department of Defense healthcare professionals an opportunity to lean-in to the MHS transformation to ensure high-quality, patient-centered care. 

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Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

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6/14/2022
Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dominique Campbell drives a forklift on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. She is wearing proper hearing and vision protection.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

Retired 1st TSC Soldier encourages others to seek help for their mental health

Article Around MHS
6/14/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

People can develop PTSD after surviving a traumatic event. It is a mental health condition, which can occur after experiencing severe trauma or a life-threatening incident, like military combat and being deployed to a war zone.

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Psychological Fitness

Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

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6/14/2022
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dominique Campbell drives a forklift on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. She is wearing proper hearing and vision protection.

Experts from the Centers of Excellence help advance research to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions that affect military personnel and their families.

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For Sexually Transmitted Infections, Young People are at Higher Risk

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6/13/2022
For Sexually Transmitted Infections, Young People are at Higher Risk

Every year, thousands of service members are diagnosed with at least one sexually transmitted infection.

Doctors Recommend Sunscreen for All Skin Complexions

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6/13/2022
Doctors Recommend Sunscreen for All Skin Complexions

The dangers of too much sunlight – from sunspots to skin cancer – are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say.

Ask the Doc Headaches

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6/13/2022
Ask the Doc Headaches

Sailors record information during an exercise in the combat information center of the USS Higgins in the Philippine Sea, March 3, 2022. Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Arthur Rosen.

Medical Readiness Training Exercise strengthens local partnerships and skills

Article Around MHS
6/13/2022
Military personnel working together during a global health engagement

As part of the U.S. Southern Command’s enduring partnership to Central America, Joint Task Force-Bravo executed a three-day Global Health Engagement in Comayagua, Honduras, June 1-3, working side by side with local military and Ministry of Health personnel.

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Ask the Doc: All This Noise is Giving Me Headaches

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6/13/2022
Ask the Doc: Noise from ship can cause headaches. Try to give your ears a rest when you can.

Ask the Doc: What is causing all of these headaches?

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Doctors Recommend Sunscreen for All Skin Complexions

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6/13/2022
The dangers of too much sunlight – from sunspots to skin cancer – are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say.

The dangers of too much sunlight – from sunspots to skin cancer – are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say.

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For Sexually Transmitted Infections, Young People are at Higher Risk

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6/13/2022
Protect yourself in the war against sexually transmitted infections. If you have questions about where to find free condoms, STI testing, or treatment, contact your health care provider or local installation clinic.

Every year, thousands of service members are diagnosed with at least one sexually transmitted infection. Topping the list of the most common are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and genital herpes, military health data shows.

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Expectant Moms Have Group Option for Prenatal Care

Article Around MHS
6/10/2022
Midwife helps expectant military mom during pregnancy

The San Antonio Market offers a group obstetric model for pregnant women at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support | Women's Health

VA B-day

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6/10/2022
VA B-day

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs! #VA

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July

U.S. Armed Forces Integration Anniversary

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6/10/2022
U.S. Armed Forces Integration Anniversary

“On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, formally abolishing discrimination "on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin" in U.S. Armed Forces. Today, we recognize that our diversity is our strength!”

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