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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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Yoga

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7/27/2022
Yoga

An Airman practices leading a yoga class July 18, 2022 at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. The training is a part of a pilot program called Yoga Shield, which aims to teach Airmen to reduce stress and to build mental and physical resiliency through yoga. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Shane Hughes)

Yoga Shield: Building Mental and Physical Resiliency

Article Around MHS
7/27/2022
Military personnel doing yoga

More than 30 Airmen assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 178th Wing and the Iowa National Guard’s 132nd Wing began a week-long, 60-hour yoga training program July 18 at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio.

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Mind-Body Mental Fitness

Article Around MHS
7/27/2022
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The lifestyle of active duty service members and their families comes with unique stressors that can often be compounded by living overseas. What most people don’t realize is that stress is a normal part of life. The feelings of stress are just indicators that something in our life needs attention, and even presents a possibility for positive change and growth.

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Remembering Rear Adm. Mary Hall – Visionary, Trailblazer and Consummate Leader of the Navy Nurse Corps (1934-2022)

Article Around MHS
7/27/2022
 Rear Adm. Mary Fields Hall infographic tribute

On July 21, 2022, Rear Adm. Mary Fields Hall, the former Director of the Nurse Corps and the first Navy nurse to command a hospital died. She was 88.

True North

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7/26/2022
True North

An Air Force Airman inspects a target used during a shooting competition at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Arizona, in 2021. The True North program is a resilience program that embeds providers and spiritual leaders within squadrons and groups. Davis-Monthan implemented True North in October 2020. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Cl. William Turnbull)

Maxwell Clinic Transitioning to the MHS GENESIS System Sept. 24

Article Around MHS
7/26/2022
MHS Genesis infographic

The 42nd Medical Group will begin transitioning to MHS GENESIS Sept. 24 patients can expect to see an increase in wait times and a reduction in available appointments for approximately 120 days as healthcare teams adapt their office and clinic practices to new, standardized workflows.

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AFIMSC Chaplain Shares His "True North" Calling

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7/26/2022
An Air Force Airman inspects a target used during a shooting competition at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Arizona, in 2021. The True North program is a resilience program that embeds providers and spiritual leaders within squadrons and groups. Davis-Monthan implemented True North in October 2020. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Cl. William Turnbull)

Finding your True North – your authentic self, your purpose, your beliefs – can be a struggle for many today.

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7/25/2022
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Julie Howard, Health Promotions director at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in California, leads a nutrition class. (Photo: Marine Corps Cpl. Melissa Wenger)

Teddy Roosevelt, Navy Medicine, and the Birth of Physical Readiness

Article Around MHS
7/25/2022
Military personnel in exercise drill on deck of Navy ship

Today’s U.S. Navy espouses a “culture of fitness,” and “physical readiness,” but this was not always the case. In the early 1900s, many including the president himself, Theodore Roosevelt, were appalled by the lack of physical conditioning in the Navy.

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How Registered Dietitians Can Help You Fuel for Peak Performance

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7/25/2022
A woman leads a presentation.

Registered dietitians can help service members reach their goals with healthy and safe options.

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Nutritional Fitness

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7/22/2022
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Grady Grissom, 3, greets his dad, Army Sgt. Justin Grissom, at the welcome home ceremony, after completing a nine-month deployment. (Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Ken Scar)

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7/22/2022
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Navy recovering service member shares his recovery journey, and how adaptive sports encouraged him physically and mentally. (Photo: Roger Wollenberg)

Burn Pit Registry Video

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7/22/2022
Burn Pit Registry Video

This video provides information about the VA Burn Pit Registry, whether you're eligible to sign up for the registry, and how to do so.

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Registered Dietitians Take a Run at Performance Nutrition

Article Around MHS
7/22/2022
Military personnel at a run relay

There’s a nourishing parallel between running a 200-mile relay to conducting flight deck operations or being involved in field exercises.

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From Recovery to Resilience: Navy Service Member Shares His Story

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7/22/2022
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Navy RSM shares how military adaptive sport programs helped him during his recovery from cancer.

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