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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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STI Prevention DYK

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5/17/2022
STI Prevention DYK

Did you know that condoms are an important and effective way of preventing the spread of STI? Depending on the disease, and with proper use, condoms prevent 96% of STI transmission. https://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/index.html #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady

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STI Prevention

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5/17/2022
STI Prevention

STIs pose a serious risk to service members’ health, and their readiness. Using the right prevention methods and regular testing lowers your risk. Learn more with this article from the U.S. Army Public Health Center. https://www.army.mil/article/250563/protect_yourself_in_the_war_against_sexually_transmitted_infections #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady

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STI Prevention Partners

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5/17/2022
STI Prevention Partners

Honest communication between sexual partners is essential. Talk to your partner(s) about STIs and safer sex practices, especially if you or they have multiple partners. Regular testing, especially when you have a new partner, lowers your risk of getting or passing on an STI. https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/default.htm #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady

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STI Prevention STI Rates

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5/17/2022
STI Prevention STI Rates

Don’t fall into the “it won’t happen to me” trap. It’s shocking but true… 1 in 5 Americans has an STI. Read more at: https://health.mil/News/Articles/2021/07/06/Sexually-transmitted-infections-you-may-have-one-and-not-know-it #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady

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'America’s First Brain Surgeon' Served During Civil War and World War I

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5/17/2022
Dr. William Williams Keen Jr was a medical surgeon during the Civil War who afterwards advocated and researched medical advances so the horrors of Civil War-era medicine would not occur again. He also served in the Army during World War I.

The Army’s Dr. William Williams Keen helped to shape military medicine for more than 50 years – from the Civil War to World War I.

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Military Medical Museum Celebrates 160th birthday with mobile app

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5/17/2022
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland, visitor uses the NMHM mobile app while looking at objects from the Innovations in Military Medicine Gallery. (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Ian Herbst)

From the development of the typhoid vaccine to the invention of the photomicrograph for the study of pathological specimens, the museum has been involved in the forefront of military medical research.

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Cancer Patients Discuss Experiences During DOD Moonshot 2 Initiative Roundtable

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5/17/2022
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted a Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable, “A Conversation on Cancer Health Equity and Military-relevant Environmental Exposures,” on May 4. (Photo: Courtesy of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

On May 4, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted the Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable as part of a day-long series of agency events sponsored by the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative.

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BAMC Auxiliary supports patient care through welfare grants

Article Around MHS
5/16/2022
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The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual Welfare Recognition Ceremony May 11.

Nina Hoskins

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5/13/2022
Nina Hoskins

Second Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, briefs Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, and other base leadership on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at the Keesler Medical Center June 16, 2017. (Photo: Kemberly Groue, U.S. Air Force)

Anita Fligge

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5/13/2022
Anita Fligge

Defense Health Agency Chief Nursing Officer Air Force Brig. Gen. Anita Fligge. (Photo: Courtesy of Air Force Brig. Gen. Anita Fligge)

Every May is Mental Health Month

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5/13/2022
Every May is Mental Health Month

Every May is Mental Health Month. If you know someone in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line: 988, Option 1 (Photo: MHS Communications)

1st Area Medical Laboratory Soldiers showcase capabilities during open house

Article Around MHS
5/13/2022
Military personnel performing surveillance and laboratory testing

Earlier this month, the 1st Area Medical Laboratory “Mad Scientists” opened their headquarters and showcased their capabilities on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Army Industrial Hygienists excel in their career

Article Around MHS
5/13/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

Four civilian Industrial Hygienists assigned to Public Health Command Europe recently achieved milestones in their career field after completing advanced training and certification.

Together for Mental Health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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5/13/2022
Every May is Mental Health Month. If you know someone in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line: 800-273-8255. (Photo: MHS Communications)

Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Growing up, kids are taught if they are hurt physically in any area, to seek help. The same should go for anyone’s mental health.

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Future of Nursing: Telehealth, More Innovation and Maybe Some Robots

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5/13/2022
Second Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, briefs Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, and other base leadership on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at the Keesler Medical Center June 16, 2017. (Photo: Kemberly Groue, U.S. Air Force)

The future of nursing is here due in part to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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