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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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PSAW 2022

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3/14/2022
PSAW 2022

Every day, patient safety is one of the top priorities for the Defense Health Agency. Patient safety means providing ready, reliable care to service members, veterans, and dependents no matter the circumstances. (Photo: Defense Health Agency)

Eye injury

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3/14/2022
Eye injury

Pvt. Second Class Jagger Dixon, treats an eye injury during Expert Infantryman Badge testing, June 15, 2021, at Fort Polk, Louisiana. (Photo: Army Spc. Kay Edwards, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sterilized Instruments

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3/14/2022
Sterilized Instruments

A quality assurance specialist organizes sterilized instruments to prepare for packaging at the Sterile Processing Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas. (Photo: Marcy Sanchez)

Injured by TBI and suffer from insomnia? This USU study could help you catch some ZZZs

Article Around MHS
3/14/2022
Military personnel on a plane

A potential solution for a good night’s sleep for military members struggling with insomnia is currently being studied by the Uniformed Services University’s Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).

COVID-19 Responses Underscore Importance of Patient Safety

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3/14/2022
Every day, patient safety is one of the top priorities for the Defense Health Agency. Patient safety means providing ready, reliable care to service members, veterans, and dependents no matter the circumstances. (Photo: Defense Health Agency)

Patient safety is a topmost concern of MHS, and Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022 focuses on Ready, Reliable Care.

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Data Registry Helps Improve Research and Treatment for Eye Injuries

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3/14/2022
Pvt. Second Class Jagger Dixon, treats an eye injury during Expert Infantryman Badge testing, June 15, 2021, at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Dixon is a soldier with B Company; 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Soldiers must successfully execute a variety of warrior tasks to earn their EIB. (Photo: Army Spc. Kay Edwards, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Eye injury registry (DVEIVR) transforms data into usable information to help improve initial warfighter care and rehabilitation.

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Defense Health Agency Fosters Culture of Safety, Accountability

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3/14/2022
A quality assurance specialist organizes sterilized instruments to prepare for packaging at the Sterile Processing Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas. (Photo: Marcy Sanchez)

he Defense Health Agency is enhancing the culture of safety, accountability, and transparency at military hospitals and clinics around the world. A culture of teamwork can reduce burnout and workplace errors among medical units.

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Lt. Gen. Place Reading List

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3/11/2022
Lt. Gen. Place Reading List

The Director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place recently released his professional reading list containing books related to strategy, economics, innovation and more. He’s pictured here during a recent town hall meeting with staff. (Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Caleb Barrieau)

Healing the medical network

Article Around MHS
3/11/2022
Military personnel testing networks

The eight-person 15th Medical Group’s Medical Information Systems Flight provides services for approximately 300 medical staff across 15 facilities, supporting the 66,000 member-large Hawaii Military Health System beneficiary population.

Check Out the DHA Director's Professional Reading List for Your Next Read

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3/11/2022
The Director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place recently released his professional reading list containing books related to strategy, economics, innovation and more. He’s pictured here during a recent town hall meeting with staff. (Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Caleb Barrieau)

If you are looking for your next read, Lt. Gen. Place’s professional reading list has a wide range of books to choose from.

Firing a Mortar

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3/10/2022
Firing a Mortar

Army Col. Randy Lau fires a 120 mm mortar during a live-fire exercise at Camp Roberts, California, June 15, 2021. (Photo: Army Staff Sgt. Walter Lowell)

Fort Irwin launches Dental Assistant Training program

Article Around MHS
3/10/2022
Medical personnel during a procedure

The Dental Assistant Training program is open to military spouses and family members 18 years and older and provides participants didactic and hands-on dental assistant training.

Ringing in Your Ears Might Be a Sign of Hearing Loss

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3/10/2022
Army Col. Randy Lau fires a 120 mm mortar during a live-fire exercise at Camp Roberts, California, June 15, 2021.

Tinnitus can affect your concentration, reaction time, and short-term memory. It can be linked to anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. Some people turn to substance abuse to try to block the sounds.

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A Retired Navy SEAL Discusses his TBI

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3/9/2022
A Retired Navy SEAL Discusses his TBI

Retired Navy SEAL Edward Rasmussen discusses his TBI, and urges others to seek treatment if they have symptoms. If you’re experiencing symptoms of TBI, visit health.mil/TBI to learn about the resources available to you.

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One Airman's Recovery from TBI

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3/9/2022
One Airman's 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. If you’re experiencing symptoms of TBI, visit health.mil/TBI to learn about the resources available to you.

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