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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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Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over

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6/21/2022
Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over

#DrunkDriving is no joke. If you choose to get behind the wheel while inebriated, you’re risking the lives of everyone around you. When drinking alcohol, plan ahead and ensure you have a safe ride home… or you could face serious consequences. #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver

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How MHS GENESIS will become essential to patients' health journey

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6/21/2022
Dr. Robert Marshall, program director of the Department of Defense Clinical Informatics Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Ensuring proper training of both providers and patients is essential for the successful integration and sustainment of MHS GENESIS into MHS care.

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Chlamydia is the Military's Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection

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6/21/2022
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., and most people who have it don’t know it. You may be able to get STI testing and treatment at your local community health clinic. In the photo, a service member at Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune Community Health Clinic gets tested for STIs.  (Photo: Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune Public Affairs)

Rates for Chlamydia have been rising in recent years. Chlamydia can cause permanent damage that can make it difficult or impossible for women to get pregnant. It often shows no symptoms at all but in some cases, it can cause a burning sensation when peeing in both men and women.

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LRMC CNS Fuels Progression in Military Medicine

Article Around MHS
6/17/2022
military personnel in neonatal care class

Army Maj. Rebeccah Dindinger serves as a Clinical Nurse Specialists at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support | Women's Health

Tips and Support for Soon-to-be Military Dads

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6/17/2022
A child holding his dad's face

For Father’s Day, here are some tips to support our military dads.

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Children's Health

Tactical Diaper Bags and Other Fathers' Day Tips from a Marine Officer

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6/16/2022
Tactical Diaper Bags and Other Fathers' Day Tips from a Marine Officer

An experienced military dad offers advice to new service members beginning their parenting journey.

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Total Force Fitness

Walter Reed Bethesda Opens Hub in Joint Tele-Critical Care Network

Article Around MHS
6/16/2022
Military personnel looking at a computer

Focused on enhancing access to care, safety, readiness and innovation, the leadership at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center opened its hub in the Joint Tele-Critical Care Network (JTCCN), also called “tele-ICU,” on May 25.

Tactical Diaper Bags and Other Fathers' Day Tips from a Marine Officer

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6/16/2022
Tactical Diaper Bags and Other Fathers' Day Tips from a Marine Officer

“When we deploy, our lives become simpler, while theirs become more complex: In addition to missing their husband and father, they are missing someone who should be helping to shoulder the burden that military life places on kids.”

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TRICARE QLE Knowledge - Activating

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6/15/2022
TRICARE QLE Knowledge - Activating

When you are activated, you will receive the same benefits as active duty service members and your family also gets TRICARE coverage as active duty family members. Learn more at https://www.tricare.mil/LifeEvents/Activating.

BJACH discusses Men’s Health – Part 1: Capt. Yuhang Chen

Article Around MHS
6/15/2022
June is Men’s Health Month.

Capt. Yuhang Chen (second from left), an optometrist in the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat clinic at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana hikes with friends to stay health, fit and alleviate stress.

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Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

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6/14/2022
Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

The Defense Health Information Technology Symposium is a three day annual conference, sponsored by the Defense Health Agency. DHITS attendees are government, military, and industry information technology professionals. The symposium provides a unique venue for knowledge sharing, innovative ideas, discussions of lessons learned, and the introduction of exciting new developments within the Military Health System. DHITS offers Department of Defense healthcare professionals an opportunity to lean-in to the MHS transformation to ensure high-quality, patient-centered care. 

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Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

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6/14/2022
Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dominique Campbell drives a forklift on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. She is wearing proper hearing and vision protection.

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Retired 1st TSC Soldier encourages others to seek help for their mental health

Article Around MHS
6/14/2022
Military personnel posing for a picture

People can develop PTSD after surviving a traumatic event. It is a mental health condition, which can occur after experiencing severe trauma or a life-threatening incident, like military combat and being deployed to a war zone.

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Protecting Your Hearing and Vision is a Personal Readiness Mission

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6/14/2022
Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Dominique Campbell drives a forklift on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a vertical replenishment. She is wearing proper hearing and vision protection.

Experts from the Centers of Excellence help advance research to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions that affect military personnel and their families.

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Doctors Recommend Sunscreen for All Skin Complexions

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6/13/2022
Doctors Recommend Sunscreen for All Skin Complexions

The dangers of too much sunlight – from sunspots to skin cancer – are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say.

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