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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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Patient Safety Awareness Week Recognized Across the MHS

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3/28/2022
Patient Safety Awareness Week Recognized Across the MHS

PSA with comments from medical professionals in the field supporting Patient Safety Awareness Week. Standardizing Safety Solutions, Uniting for Ready Reliable Care

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One Airmans Recovery from TBI

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3/28/2022
One Airmans Recovery from TBI

After a motorcycle accident, Master Sergeant Stalnaker started having symptoms of traumatic brain injury, or TBI. He tells his story about his symptoms and his road to recovery from physical and emotional wounds as a result.

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Immediate Testing: How the Military Evaluates Risk For Brain Injuries

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3/28/2022
Pfc. Thomas Icenogle, a student in the Army’s Combat Medic Specialist Training Program at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, conducts a Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE 2) on Pvt. Alejandro Leija, while Pvt. Dominic Dubois refers to the MACE 2 card. (Photo: Lisa Braun, Medical Education and Training Campus Public Affairs)

MACE 2 allows for a quick assessment of traumatic brain injuries in the field and is similar to sports concussion checks.

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Authorized Protective Eyewear Main

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3/25/2022
Authorized Protective Eyewear Main

Gunner with 1Brigade Combat Team 82nd Division wears shaded eye protection as he fires his M249 at Rotation 21-05 at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (Photo: Capt. Joseph Warren)

Wear Approved Safety Eye Protection, Save Your Vision

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3/25/2022
Gunner with 1Brigade Combat Team 82nd Division wears shaded eye protection as he fires his M249 at Rotation 21-05 at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (Photo: Capt. Joseph Warren)

The Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Branch, or TSVCRB, encourages service members to wear eye protection while at work and at home to prevent eye injuries.

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Nutrition Diversity Creates Enjoyable Health

Article Around MHS
3/24/2022
March spelt with vegetables

The month of March is known as National Nutrition Month

Virtual cystoscopy

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3/23/2022
Virtual cystoscopy

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Lipscomb, the urology department head at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota in Spain, waves to staff in USNH Naples, Italy during the first virtual cystoscopy between both hospitals in Jan 2021. (Photo: Navy Cmdr. Ryan Nations)

New discharge lounge opens at BAMC to improve patient flow

Article Around MHS
3/23/2022
Military personnel looking at a computer

On March 8 a new patient discharge lounge opened at Brooke Army Medical Center for patients preparing to leave the hospital.

BJACH conducts MHS GENESIS exercise ahead of transition

Article Around MHS
3/23/2022
Military personnel during a MHS GENESIS exercise

The Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital conducted MHS GENESIS mock “go-live” exercises 9, 10 and 11 March at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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Art Therapy at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence

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3/23/2022
Art Therapy at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence

Adrienne Stamper, an art therapist at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), provides a window into the process of healing through art therapy. Art therapists are master’s-level behavioral health professionals who are trained to use art as a vehicle for non-verbal thoughts, emotions, and experiences. At NICoE, the service members have freedom of self-expression and use a wide range of media such as painting, sculpting, drawing, wood-burning, collaging, and creative writing. Stamper explains the scientific basis for why traumatic survivors struggle to put their experience into words, and how art therapy can enable them to find their voice. By working with imagery, the emotional brain, and the physical body, art therapy helps to integrate and restore a sense of control over these painful memories. Stamper walks us through the studio, sharing stories of service members who found healing through art therapy, and shows us the faces of the invisible wounds of war.

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Top Military Health Care Leader Looks to the Future of Medicine

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3/23/2022
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Lipscomb, the urology department head at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota in Spain, waves to staff in USNH Naples, Italy during the first virtual cystoscopy between both hospitals in Jan 2021. (Photo: Navy Cmdr. Ryan Nations)

Health care has come a long way in recent years, thanks to technology, innovation and unexpected challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. The explosion of capabilities includes robots in the operating room, the expansion of virtual health care and virtual encounters, remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence.

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Digital Health Panel at AMSUS 2022

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3/22/2022
Digital Health Panel at AMSUS 2022

DHA panel discusses MHS digital health training and education at AMSUS 2022. (Photo: Courtesy of Connected Health)

Acupuncture ear

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3/22/2022
Acupuncture ear

Battlefield acupuncture involves placing a single, tiny, gold, semi-permanent needle into one or more of five key points on the external ear to relieve pain. (Photo: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Overseeing Nursing Students

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3/22/2022
Overseeing Nursing Students

Dr. Arnyce Pock, associate dean and medical acupuncturist at USU, oversees graduate nursing students at USU performing battlefield acupuncture for pain management, in February 2022. (Photo: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Accelerating Digital Health Across the MHS

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3/22/2022
Accelerating Digital Health Across the MHS

Across the Military Health System, we are partnering together to leverage digital health wherever we can – to keep our patients at the center of everything we do.

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