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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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Stress relief is an important element to mental health

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5/24/2021
Military personnel playing with a therapy dog

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we learn how service members relieves their stress.

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Tripler surgeon performs military’s first VBT surgery on 10-year-old

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5/24/2021
X-ray of vertebral body tethering

On May 10, 10-year-old Mackenzie Boyll was the recipient of the first-ever vertebral body tethering surgery in military medicine.

COVID-19 Town Hall with RADM Anne M. Swap

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5/24/2021
MHS and Military OneSource NCR COVID-19 Town Hall with Rear Admiral Anne M. Swap, Director, National Capital Medical Directorate, Wednesday, May 26 at 11:50 a.m. ET

The purpose of this event is to inform National Capital Region (NCR) beneficiaries of DHA’s efforts with battling coronavirus (COVID-19) and encourage them to not delay care.

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Peer-to-peer Pay-It-Forward program paying dividends for MHS GENESIS

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5/24/2021
Military health personnel learning how to use MHS GENESIS

The Defense Health Agency’s Pay It Forward program was designed to leverage the experience of those who had gone through the congressionally ordered changeover to MHS GENESIS to help new users. It’s working.

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Stephens Main 2021

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5/21/2021
Military personnel posing with their children

Air Force Lt. Col. Angelina “Strike” Stephens serves as the commander of the 366th Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, where her husband, Lt. Col. Travis “Plague” Stephens serves as an F-15E pilot and weapons officer, and commander of the 391st Fighter Squadron. Here they posed with their son, Logan and daughter, Inara (Still shot from video by Air Force Airman Natalie Rubenak, Mountain Home AFB).

Winske 2021

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5/21/2021
Military personnel wearing face masks talking

Spirit of Service award winner Daniel Winske (right): “I tell my co-workers all the time, ‘We’re making history in what we’re doing.’” (Courtesy of Daniel Winske)

News Conf 2021

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5/21/2021
Defense Health Agency Director Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place speaking at a press conference

Defense Health Agency Director Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place said in Thursday’s press conference that he hosted a meeting with allies and partner nations' medical communities to better understand effective approaches to COVID-19 (Frame grab from Defense.gov video).

Healthy Heart Fact 1

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5/21/2021
Fact 1: One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. Physical exercise, proper diet and not smoking or drinking are the clearest path to lowering your risk of heart disease.

Fact 1: One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. Physical exercise, proper diet and not smoking or drinking are the clearest path to lowering your risk of heart disease.

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Winter Safety

Feb Theme Cover v2

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5/21/2021
Social media graphic on healthy heart for body and soul with two people running and talking

Social media graphic on healthy heart for body and soul with two people running and talking

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Healthy Heart Body Soul v2b

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5/21/2021
Social media graphic on healthy heart for body and soul with a cartoon heart running on a tread mill.

Social media graphic on healthy heart for body and soul with a cartoon heart running on a tread mill.

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Broken Heart Fact 2 v1

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5/21/2021
Social media graphic #2 on Broken Heart Syndrome facts. Shows a heart with a jagged break. Takotsubo: Broken Heart Syndrome Facts 2: Takotsubo syndrome, or broken heart syndrome, can have symptoms that  mimic a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath. These may be caused by a surge of stress hormones, like adrenaline. Emotional health has a real impact on physical health.

Social media graphic #2 on Broken Heart Syndrome facts. Shows a heart with a jagged break. Takotsubo: Broken Heart Syndrome Facts 2: Takotsubo syndrome, or broken heart syndrome, can have symptoms that mimic a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath. These may be caused by a surge of stress hormones, like adrenaline. Emotional health has a real impact on physical health.

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Broken Heart Fact 1 v1

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5/21/2021
Social media graphic #1 on Broken Heart Syndrome facts. Shows a heart with a jagged break. Takotsubo: Broken Heart Syndrome Facts 1. Broken heart syndrome is a recognized heart condition, technically called takotsubo syndrome. It is typically triggered by stressful situations and extreme emotions (like the loss of a loved one), or a serious physical illness or surgery.

Social media graphic #1 on Broken Heart Syndrome facts. Shows a heart with a jagged break. Takotsubo: Broken Heart Syndrome Facts 1. Broken heart syndrome is a recognized heart condition, technically called takotsubo syndrome. It is typically triggered by stressful situations and extreme emotions (like the loss of a loved one), or a serious physical illness or surgery.

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Healthy Heart Body Soul v3

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5/21/2021
Social media graphic on healthy heart for body and soul with a service members doing push ups.  Healthy Heart for Body and Soul.

Social media graphic on healthy heart for body and soul with a service members doing push ups. Healthy Heart for Body and Soul.

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Winter Safety

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5/21/2021
Social Media Graphic on Winter Safety with Service Member shoveling snow.  Winter Safety: Whether shoveling the walk, or building a shelter during winter training exercises, proper gear prevents injury in extreme weather, and lessens the risk of angina, or chest pain, during strenuous cold weather activity

Social Media Graphic on Winter Safety with Service Member shoveling snow. Winter Safety: Whether shoveling the walk, or building a shelter during winter training exercises, proper gear prevents injury in extreme weather, and lessens the risk of angina, or chest pain, during strenuous cold weather activity

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Winter Heart v3

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5/21/2021
Social Media infographic on Winter Heart Safety with thermometer.  Winter Heart Safety: Did you know? Cold weather can cause blood vessels to constrict, making the heart work harder to pump. Strenuous activity out in the cold should be approached with caution, especially if you are not used to physical activity. Avoid cold weather triggers. Listen to your body

Social Media infographic on Winter Heart Safety with thermometer. Winter Heart Safety: Did you know? Cold weather can cause blood vessels to constrict, making the heart work harder to pump. Strenuous activity out in the cold should be approached with caution, especially if you are not used to physical activity. Avoid cold weather triggers. Listen to your body

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