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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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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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Health Readiness & Combat Support

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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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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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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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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July

National Therapeutic Recreation Week

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6/10/2022
National Therapeutic Recreation Week

“National Therapeutic Recreation Week is dedicated to highlighting the importance of recreational activities in patient recovery. Military adaptive sports are critical to the physical and mental recovery of many service members and veterans: https://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Care-Coordination/Military-Adaptive-Sports-Program/”

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July

Social Wellness Month

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6/10/2022
Social Wellness Month

As the country opens back up this summer, many of us are having to relearn how to interact with other people in social settings. Social wellness is critical to overall health, so take the time to rebuild friendships and social interactions that have been missing for over a year: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/national-guard/psychological-health-program/social-wellness/ #TFF

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July

World Hepatitis Day 2

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6/10/2022
World Hepatitis Day 2

“Hepatitis A and B are viral disease that can cause long term damage to your liver. Fortunately, vaccines are available that lower your risk of infection if you are at risk! https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Immunization-Healthcare/Vaccine-Preventable-Diseases/Hepatitis-A”

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July

DGMC Trains Medics on TCCC, Boost Readiness for Next Battle

Article Around MHS
6/9/2022
Military medical personnel in classroom

Medics at David Grant USAF Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base, California, are being trained monthly during a week-long course on tactical combat casualty care in an Air Force-wide initiative to standardize medical readiness training for all service members.

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TRICARE Covers Vasectomies

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6/9/2022
TRICARE Covers Vasectomies

Take command of your reproductive health to see if a vasectomy is the right choice for you. TRICARE covers vasectomies but not reversals unless the reversal is medically necessary.

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Summer Safety Campaign: STI Safety

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6/9/2022
Summer Safety Campaign: STI Safety

Follow these tips for a Summer safe from STIs!

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Robert Cornfeld VIdeo Connect

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6/8/2022
Robert Cornfeld VIdeo Connect

Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld shines light on how MHS Video Connect improves provider productivity.

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