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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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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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DHA Panel Discusses Digital Health Training and Education at AMSUS 2022

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3/22/2022
DHA panel discusses MHS digital health training and education at AMSUS 2022. (Photo: Courtesy of Connected Health)

Digital health is transforming the Military Health System, according to a panel of Defense Health Agency experts speaking at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals.

Pins in Your Ears: How Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Your Pain

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3/22/2022
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. The course is intended to train health care personnel who are not physicians or acupuncturists, such as advanced practice nurses, to provide BFA to patients for pain management. (Photo: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

Battlefield acupuncture is a modified version of ear acupuncture that can be used to treat any type of pain. USU trains health care personnel to perform the technique.

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AMSUS Covid Panel Main

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3/21/2022
AMSUS Covid Panel Main

Multinational soldiers treat a simulated casualty during the final field training exercise of a six-month medical training course hosted by the International Special Training Centre in which twenty-four Special Operations Forces Soldiers from 10 different nations participated, March 1, 2017. Photo: Army Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston, Training Support Activity Europe

Women Building Resilient Nation

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3/21/2022
Women Building Resilient Nation

The Defense Health Agency celebrated Women's History Month by hosting a panel discussion called, “Women building a resilient nation.” Throughout history women have overcome great adversity and significant obstacles to become leaders and pioneers, using their talents and ideas to strengthen our nation.

Weed ACH strengthens bonds with local hospitals during Leadership Summit

Article Around MHS
3/21/2022
Military personnel touring the Weed Army Community Hospital

Weed Army Community Hospital hosted executive leaders from 13 medical facilities in Southern California and Las Vegas regions during a Leadership Summit event March 11.

Battlefield Acupuncture Training

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3/21/2022
Battlefield Acupuncture Training

Student at the Uniformed Services University learns how acupuncture can help treat pain on the battlefield.

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DHA Celebrates the Women Building a Resilient Nation

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3/21/2022
Images of four women

The DHA hosted a panel discussion called "women building a resilient nation," which highlighted the stories of women who throughout history have built a resilient nation.

How COVID-19 Made the Military Medical Community Stronger

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3/21/2022
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Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic has made the military medical community stronger and will help when confronting the next crisis, whether that’s another pandemic, a new conflict or natural disaster

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Observance Focuses on Screening, Increasing Public Knowledge

Article Around MHS
3/18/2022
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Observed during March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month seeks to increase the public’s knowledge about the disease and encourage people to get screened for it.

Howitzer Operations

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3/17/2022
Howitzer Operations

An Army 'gun team' brace for the concussion of a 105mm howitzer during operations in Iraq in 2008. (Photo: Master Sgt. Kevin Doheny)

Five Clinical Tools To Help Assess and Treat TBI

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3/17/2022
An Army 'gun team' brace for the concussion of a 105mm howitzer during operations in Iraq in 2008. (Photo: Master Sgt. Kevin Doheny)

Here are five new ways that doctors can diagnose and treat mild concussions.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick

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3/16/2022
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, a physical therapist for the Fort Drum Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic, New York, uses a model of the inner ear on Feb. 27, 2019, to demonstrate how a concussion can cause inner ear, or vestibular, damage which may result in dizziness, anxiety, depression, moodiness, balance problems and irritability to name a few. (Photo: Warren W. Wright Jr., Fort Drum MEDDAC)

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