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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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I Am Navy Medicine, Senior Sailor of the Quarter, Cambodian Immigrant – HM1 Danny Varath

Article Around MHS
5/25/2022
Military medical personnel in Navy hospital

After a childhood spent in post war-torn Cambodia, deciding to join the military in his adopted nation was not met with overwhelming acceptance by family. But for Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Danny Varath, that decision resulted in his professional and personal development, and appreciation for being part of the U.S. Navy.

How Health Care Providers Can Mitigate Burnout

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5/25/2022
U.S. Army Soldiers load a simulated patient on to a New Jersey National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a combat lifesaver course run by the Medical Simulation Training Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, April 14, 2022.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

“No one is immune to burnout. Healthcare providers are very good at rescuing others. We train for it and practice it daily. Unfortunately, we often do so at the expense of our own health and wellness.”

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Ask the Doc: Yes, I Binge Drink. But am I an Alcoholic?

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5/25/2022
Ian Bell, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron True North social worker, tries on vision impairment goggles at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 20, 2021. The vision impairment goggles represented a range of different blood alcohol concentrations, from less than 0.06 BAC, which simulates how reaction time and abilities are affected after just one drink, to 0.25, a very high level of impairment caused by binge drinking.

Dear Doc: I kick back on the weekends and down a six-pack or two at a time. I know this is called binge drinking, but I don’t think I’m an alcoholic. Should I be worried?

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SAUSHEC Honors Faculty Members for their Contributions to Military Medicine

Article Around MHS
5/24/2022
Military personnel at awards dinner

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual faculty awards dinner May 14 at the Randolph Parr Club.

Feeling Burned Out at Work? Here Are Some Tips to Feel Better

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5/24/2022
Feeling burned out? Tips to understand and avoid burnout.

The good news is that burnout can be mitigated. There are numerous steps that individuals and leaders can take to reduce burnout and its impact.

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Mental Health is a Team Effort

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5/24/2022
The Military Health System has a wide network of specialized professionals to support mental health.

The Military Health System offers a wide variety of mental health care options. But figuring out who is the best person to talk to can seem overwhelming. There are psychiatrists and psychologists, counselors and therapists. Here's a rundown of who does what.

BAMC Volunteer Spreads Kindness through Service

Article Around MHS
5/23/2022
Retired military personnel volunteers at Ft Sam Houston

John Scanlon, an Air Force retiree with 50 years of combined military and civilian service under his belt, makes it his mission to brighten the spirits of those he encounters.

TRICARE Answers Your Questions About Baby Formula

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5/23/2022
Baby smiling

The shortage of baby formula is having an impact on millions of families including military families. Here are a few questions and answers about the shortage to help.

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39 MDG beta tests AFMS first blended TCCC and Medic-X curriculum

Article Around MHS
5/20/2022
Military medical personnel performing safety exercise

The Air Force Medical Service tasked the 39th Medical Group to test the service’s first blended curriculum, enhancing the readiness and skills of medical personnel, Soldiers, and NATO allies at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, April 20-24, 2022.

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Former nurse shares Operation Babylift experience

Article Around MHS
5/19/2022
Medical Group personnel during a discussion panel

Operation Babylift flight nurse, retired Col. Regina Aune, spoke virtually to 96th Medical Group personnel during a discussion panel in early May.

Mental struggles often go hand-in-hand with alcohol abuse

Article Around MHS
5/18/2022
Alcohol abuse infographic

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.

How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effectiveness and Care Quality

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5/18/2022
Army Lt. Col (Dr.) Robert Cornfeld explains how MHS Video Connect's convenient, secure, and easy-to-use virtual video visit capability helps providers keep patients on mission and improves engagement with them, directly leading to better health outcomes.

Open to all active duty service members, retirees, and their families enrolled in a military hospital or clinic, MHS Video Connect empowers patients to meet with their military health provider virtually through live video on any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Patients at Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany can take steps now to prepare for MHS GENESIS ‘Go Live’

Article Around MHS
5/17/2022
MHS GENESIS log on

Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Albany will transition to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, on June 11

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The heart of patient care

Article Around MHS
5/17/2022
Military health personnel posing

Air Force Lt. Col. Ronald Jones, 81st MDG chief of electrophysiology, is currently the only electrophysiologist serving in the Air Force. He is also one of the only doctors of his specialty serving the Gulf Coast community.

'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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