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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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Infectious Mononucleosis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002–2018

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7/1/2019
A specimen is tested for mononucleosis at the medical clinic on Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Brief Report: Department of Defense Midseason Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness for the 2018–2019 Influenza Season

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7/1/2019
Adminstration of a seasonal flu vaccination. (U.S. Navy photo)

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Medical Surveillance Monthly Report

Army leaders eyeing BACH's transition to Defense Health Agency

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7/1/2019
Army Col. Patrick T. Birchfield (center), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle (right), welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. Garrett met with Birchfield and Army Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, to discuss how the hospital's transition from Army Medicine to the Defense Health Agency, Oct. 1, will impact Soldiers from the 101st and Fort Campbell, and retirees and families in the community. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Efficiency is a big part of what DHA is after, improving efficiencies across all three of the services

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MHS Transformation

New DHA health services research funding opportunity available

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7/1/2019
The Defense Health Agency Research and Development Directorate wordcloud. (MHS graphic)

This new funding opportunity is available to both intramural and extramural research organizations

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Research and Innovation

Men’s preventive health screenings essential for readiness and a lifetime of good health

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6/27/2019
Hospitalman Payton Dupuis, a native of Mill City, Oregon, checks veteran Joseph Levette’s blood pressure at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s internal medicine clinic. “Men’s health is a vital part of the mission,” stated Dupuis. “We need a healthy workforce to succeed.” (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

An apple a day helps, too

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Preventive Health | Men's Health

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in military

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6/26/2019
Some sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the military. To increase awareness, members of Team McConnell attend a briefing on STIs at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)

What you need to know to stay safe

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Health Readiness | Men's Health | Women's Health

Summer’s fun, just avoid too much sun

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6/25/2019
Soaking up the sun is one of the best parts about summer. However, make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause sunburn, eye damage, and skin damage in the form of premature wrinkles. (DoD photo)

Make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead

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Summer Safety | TRICARE Health Program

Strengthening the patient engagement muscle

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6/24/2019
DHA’s health science specialist, Tyneka Rene, shows us how to build a culture of collaborative health care through increased patient engagement.

Patient engagement is vital to health care. Just like our muscles, it requires practice and strengthening.

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Connected Health

New clinical recommendations on cognitive rehabilitation for TBI released

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6/24/2019
Dr. Gregory Johnson (right), Tripler Concussion Clinic medical director, has Army Spc. Andrew Karamatic, Department of Medicine combat medic, follow his finger with his eyes during a neurologic exam at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

Cognitive rehabilitation focuses on improving thinking and communication skills

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Mental Health Care | Traumatic Brain Injury | Mental Wellness

Practicing yoga to stimulate the mind, body, spirit

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6/21/2019
Dr. Bhagwan Bahroo, staff psychiatrist, demonstrates a deep-breathing posture as he leads a weekly yoga class for Psychiatry Continuity Service Program participants at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (DoD photo by Leigh Culbert)

Programs at Walter Reed incorporate yoga basics to promote healing

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Mental Wellness | Mental Health Care

Vice President Pence tours USNS Comfort before its Latin America deployment

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6/20/2019
Vice President Mike Pence (right) greets Navy Lt. Gwendolyn Mann, and his wife, Karen Pence (center right), greets Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Edna Wallace during a tour of the USNS Comfort in Miami, June 18, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jordan R. Bair)

The vice president called the deployment a lifesaving mission

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Civil Military Medicine | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief | Global Health Engagement | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most

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6/19/2019
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The best test is the one the patient will do

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Preventive Health | Men's Health | Women's Health

Experts: Carbs are not the enemy in health, wellness battle

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6/18/2019
Navy Ensign Ted Johnson completed the Marine Corps Marathon while following a ketogenic diet, but now he's back on carbs. (Courtesy photo)

Shift focus away from any specific macronutrient, experts say

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Men's Health | Nutrition

Innovative Readiness Training ensures readiness of military reserve personnel

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6/17/2019
Missions such the IRT offer extensive hands-on experience within a vast array of service opportunities. For the DAEOC Tri-State IRT 2019, medical personnel are broadening their expertise by providing a no-cost health clinic, including vision care, to the surrounding communities of Sikeston, Missouri, Barlow, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois. (DoD photo)

As a joint service operation, the IRT strengthens bonds between service members from different branches

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Civil Military Medicine

German allies visit JBSA-Fort Sam Houston on 75th anniversary of D-Day

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6/14/2019
Maj. Gen. Gesine Kruger, Commander for the German Bundeswehr Medical Academy (pictured center in the Flight Paramedic Training Simulator) and her delegation observed training and toured the Critical Care Flight Paramedic Course at the Health Readiness Center of Excellence. (U.S. Army photo)

The purpose of this visit was to further strengthen the bonds and interoperability programs between our allied countries or partner nations

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Global Health Engagement | Health Readiness
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