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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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Fuel for the mission series 3: Hydrated

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6/22/2022
Fuel for the mission series 3: Hydrated

Prolonged or intense periods of exertion can cause dehydration and loss of electrolytes — such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Remember to stay hydrated and drink fluids frequently, even when you are not thirsty. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/basic-hydration-strategies

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High-Performance Eating vs. Low-Performance Eating

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6/22/2022
High-Performance Eating vs. Low-Performance Eating

When planning meals, remember, the food choices you make will impact your energy throughout the day. Making some simple swaps for more nutritious options can help you fight off hunger and fatigue longer! https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/performance-nutrition/high-performance-eating-vs-low-performance-eating

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Fuel for the mission series 2: Refuel

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6/22/2022
Fuel for the mission series 2: Refuel

Maximize energy stores! Low energy stores = fatigue! It's extremely important to refuel the body with proper nutrients and hydration every 3-5 hours -- energy stores need to be restored regularly to maintain optimal health. Learn more: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/healthyliving/n/Pages/PerformanceNutrition.aspx

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Hydration Beverages – How to Choose your Drink

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6/22/2022
Hydration Beverages – How to Choose your Drink

Not all beverages hydrate equally! Before picking your beverage of choice, check out this list of pros and cons to avoid sugary or harmful drinks. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/performance-nutrition/hydration-beverages-how-choose-your-drink

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Warfighter Nutrition

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6/22/2022
Warfighter Nutrition

As a service member, proper nutrition can make or break your ability to complete your training or mission and affect your well-being. Take nutrition seriously, and you’ll see the positive effects on your performance. Get started here: https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/warfighter-nutrition-guide#home

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Supplement Safety - Ask the Expert

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6/22/2022
Supplement Safety - Ask the Expert

Ever wonder if your dietary supplement contains a prohibited ingredient or if it's safe to use? Use the @OPSS "Ask the Expert" feature to get a customized, fact-based answer from their experts. https://www.opss.org/ask-the-expert

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Eat to Fuel your Performance

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6/22/2022
Eat to Fuel your Performance

You’ve heard of the food pyramid, but now meet the “Power Plate” 🍽️ This helpful tool provides a guide to create balanced meals for yourself meant to improve your physical and mental performance. Remember, food is more than simple sustenance, it’s #FueltoFight! https://www.hprc-online.org/nutrition/performance-nutrition/power-plate-eat-fuel-your-performance

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Science and Nutrition

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6/22/2022
Science and Nutrition

Effective science-based nutrition strategies can optimize your mental and physical performance during training, operations, and routine activities. If you need help getting started, work with a registered dietitian to help you make the right food choices to fuel your mind and body! For more information, start here:https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/index.html

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Handy guide to Portion Sizes

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6/22/2022
Handy guide to Portion Sizes

#DYK? You already have the tools you need to guide your portion sizes, and the best part is… it’s already attached to you! Use these handy ✋😉 tips to make sure you’re eating the right amount of food to properly fuel your body. https://www.hprc-online.org/nutritional-fitness/performance-nutrition/your-handy-guide-portion-sizes

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Dr Robert Marshall

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6/21/2022
Dr Robert Marshall

Dr. Robert Marshall is the program director of the Department of Defense Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Chlamydia is the Military's Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection

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6/21/2022
Chlamydia is the Military's Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection

Chlamydia – commonly kno.wn as “the clam” – is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the military community

Army, Navy Public Health Officials Collect Weapon System-related Health Hazard Data in Support of Blast Overpressure Exposure Assessment

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6/21/2022
Military personnel by M777 Howitzer

A team of scientists and engineers from the U.S. Army Public Health Center and the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center recently traveled to Fort Carson to conduct a Joint Service Member Occupational Health Assessment, also known as a JSOHA, of the M777 Howitzer—a weapon that is routinely used in military training and combat operations.

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National Fresh Breath Day

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6/21/2022
National Fresh Breath Day

Improve your oral hygiene this National #FreshBreathDay by brushing twice a day, flossing, and staying hydrated to prevent bad breath. Remember, practicing great oral health is the number one way to lower the risk of cancer, prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and more. To learn more visit: health.mil/dental

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Anniversary of School of Air Evacuation at USAFSAM

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6/21/2022
Anniversary of School of Air Evacuation at USAFSAM

Happy Anniversary, School of Air Evacuation. Cheers to 79 years of sacrifice and dedication to ensuring a medically ready force. #Salute @USAFMedicine @AFResearchLab

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August

Immunization Awareness Month

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6/21/2022
Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are effective and offer the protection your body needs to fight serious diseases. When was the last time you checked to see if your immunizations are up to date? Start by calling your doctor and scheduling an appointment to update your vaccines. www.health.mil/Vaccines #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth

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