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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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Injured Fort Bliss K-9 Handler Makes Inspiring Return to Duty

Article Around MHS
1/10/2023
Military personnel with K9

A military working dog handler assigned to the 93rd Military Police battalion survives a horrific motorcycle crash with a speeding pickup driver, but his prognosis was grim. Find out how dedication, motivation, and his sweet connection with a K-9 got U.S. Army Spc. Cade Brown back on the road to recovery.

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Warrior Care | Health Readiness & Combat Support

“Call for Abstracts” Opens for 2023 MHS Research Symposium

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1/10/2023
Attendees enjoying the 2022 MHSRS scientific poster presentation

Preparations for the 2023 MHSRS are currently underway! Learn how you can qualify to present at the DOD's premier scientific meeting for the unique medical needs of the warfighter. (Deadline for abstracts: Feb. 19th)

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Research & Innovation | MHS Research Symposium

MHS GENESIS Video Connect Enhances Patient Support

Article Around MHS
1/9/2023
Cheryl Hansen, a health educator at Naval Hospital Bremerton, at computer

In a region where travel is defined by navigating the geographically complicated waters of Puget Sound, the time and space from provider to patient can be daunting. Now, see what's happening at Naval Hospital Bremerton to bridge that distance and enhance beneficiary support.

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MHS GENESIS: The Electronic Health Record | MHS Video Connect | MHS GENESIS

Theater Medical Command Experiment Focuses on Large-Scale Combat Operations, Future Operating Environment

Article Around MHS
1/6/2023
Military medical personnel at Fort Sam Houston

The Medical Capability Integration Directorate hosted its culminating limited objective experiment for calendar year 2022. See how the Theater Medical Command (TMC) Experiment will affect large-scale combat operations and prioritize limited Army Health System capabilities and how the TMC will support future operating environments.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

Military Working Dog Registry Established to Improve Care

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1/6/2023
Military personnel in veterinary class

The Military Working Dog Registry has now been established to help improve health care for MWDs.

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Veterinary Service

Canadian Medical Team on USNS Comfort Completes Continuing Promise 2022

Article Around MHS
1/5/2023
Canadian armed forces personnel aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort

"Continuing Promise 2022" continues to deliver. See how the U.S. Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy integrated seamlessly to provide medical services, and humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief projects in the U.S. Southern Command while strengthening our bond as neighbors and allies.

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief | Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Global Health Security Agenda

USAMRIID Focuses on Genome Sequencing to Detect Variants

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1/5/2023
Military medical personnel in laboratory

A connected family of laboratories across the MHS allows a more rapid response to the outbreak.

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Research & Innovation | Coronavirus & the MHS Response | Coronavirus

Uniformed Services University Professor Develops Self-Diagnosis, Treatment Kit for Common Female Infections

Article Around MHS
1/4/2023
USU infographic with Dr. Elizabeth Kostas-Polston

It's a major research advancement in women's health and females serving in the U.S. military may soon have access to it. See how a new, self-diagnosis and self-treatment kit can help deployed women overseas or in austere environments.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Research & Innovation | Women's Health

DHA Will Serve “Anytime, Anywhere – Always,” Says New Director

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1/4/2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Telita Crosland becomes the Defense Health Agency's fourth director at a ceremony held in Falls Church, Virginia, on Jan. 3.

The new director of the Defense Health Agency, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Telita Crosland accepted her new role as leader of the Department of Defense’s medical agency.

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Travis Medic Rescues Life While on Honeymoon

Article Around MHS
1/3/2023
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Harris Belmonte

Vacations are typically a chance to unwind, but what happens when there is an emergency in paradise? While enjoying time off in Hawaii, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Harris Belmonte, the critical care shift lead of the 60th Inpatient Operations Squadron, rendered life-saving aid to a stranger in need.

The Meaning of a Navy Medicine Family

Article Around MHS
12/30/2022
The four Maldarelli sisters serving in the Navy

For some serving today in Navy Medicine, the term "Navy family" can hold a very literal meaning. Just ask the Maldarelli sisters, whose personal and Navy family intermingle.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Prepares for Transition to MHS GENESIS in Spring of 2023

Article Around MHS
12/30/2022
MHS GENESIS Patient Portal Training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will transition to MHS GENESIS in the spring of 2023. Find out about the improved services, new features, and changes implemented to deliver an enhanced patient experience to service members and their families.

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MHS GENESIS | MHS GENESIS

Air Force Research Laboratory Launches Wearable Biomolecular Sensors Program

Article Around MHS
12/29/2022
Military personnel demonstrating a wearable human performance monitoring device

It's like an aircraft's "black box" - that Soldiers wear. Learn about the research collaboration that will literally "arm" warfighters with a sensor to track their well-being during critical missions, predicting performance and health issues before they occur.

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Research & Innovation | Health Care Technology

Naval Medical Research Center Begins Phase 1 Testing of Diarrhea Vaccine

Article Around MHS
12/29/2022
Research scientist in laboratory

The Naval Medical Research Center partners with the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to begin testing of a new vaccine. Find out how it could protect Soldiers against a debilitating conditions that often impair the ability to do their jobs.

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Medical Research and Development | Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Whole Genome Sequencing at Tripler Army Medical Center

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12/29/2022
Dr. Keith Fong reviews data with other lab technicians

The third installment in a 6-part series highlighting the efforts of the Military Health System laboratories and the technicians who worked to identify COVID-19 variants using special sequencing technology.

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Coronavirus & the MHS Response | Research & Innovation | Coronavirus
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