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The Military Health System 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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Update: Osteoarthritis and Spondylosis, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016–2020

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12/1/2021
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Osteoarthritis (OA), the most com­mon adult joint disease, is primarily a degenerative disorder of the entire joint organ, including the subchondral bone, synovium, and periarticular structures (e.g., tendons, ligaments, bursae). Spondylosis, often referred to as OA of the spine, is characterized by degenerative changes in the vertebral discs, joints, and vertebral bodies.

Incident COVID-19 Infections, Active and Reserve Components, Jan. 1, 2020–Aug. 31, 2021

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12/1/2021
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Incident COVID-19 Infections, Active and Reserve Components, 1 January 2020–31 August 2021

Surveillance Snapshot: Donovanosis Among Active Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2020

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12/1/2021
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Donovanosis, or granuloma inguinale, is an uncommon sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is much rarer than chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Donovanosis is found mainly in tropical regions, and is highly correlated with populations affected by poverty and lack of access to hygiene and public health infrastructure. However, recent news reports have described donovanosis as a "flesh-eating" STI that may be increasing in incidence in developed countries.

METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims

Article Around MHS
11/30/2021
Military personal posing

Air Force Tech. Sgt. and METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims

Caregiver Wife’s Support Instrumental to Wounded Warrior’s Recovery

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11/30/2021
Retired Air Force Tech Sgt. Eric Heldman staying active

Eric and Crystal Heideman are not just husband and wife, but life partners navigating life as a wounded warrior and his full-time caregiver with resilience, will, and above all, love for one another.

Meet the Matriarch of Wounded Warrior Caregivers at Walter Reed

Article
11/30/2021
Service members transporting a severely wounded soldier

For worried caregivers at Walter Reed Bethesda, Linda Rasnake is a positive force of nature.

Air Force Medical Service hosts innovation summit, prepares for future challenges

Article Around MHS
11/29/2021
Operational Air and Space Medical Innovation Alliance Summit brought together NASA, HHS, DARPA, FAA, VA, DHA, AFRL, and other Federal partners.

Late last month, leaders across the Military Health System and partner federal agencies met for the inaugural Operational Air and Space Medical Innovation Alliance Summit.

Wounded Warriors and Caregivers Online Resources

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11/29/2021
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The Defense Department programs listed here are staffed with nearly 800 recovery care coordinators and case managers who are standing by to respond to individual queries.

Mental Stress is like a ‘Check Engine Light’ Flashing–Don’t Ignore It

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11/29/2021
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason David talks about his  journey of recovery through the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program during a video conversation with Defense Health Agency Command Sgt. Major Michael Gragg.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason David speaks about his own journey of recovery through the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program.

Local military medical units combine into medical market

Article Around MHS
11/26/2021
Leadership unfurls the DHA guidons during a ceremony

The 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and Defense Health Agency leadership marked the forming of a new military medical organization during a market establishment ceremony on Nov. 15. This new Florida Panhandle Market is a transformation of northwest Florida-based military treatment facilities into a market, or group of military medical facilities working together within the military health system.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: How to Keep Babies Safe While Sleeping

Article
11/24/2021
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: How to Keep Babies Safe While Sleeping

Don’t co-sleep with babies; that’s a SIDS risk factor teaser

How Health Care for New Mothers is Improving Across the MHS

Article
11/24/2021
Photo of a medical provider checking out a pregnant woman

The post-partum hemorrhage bundle campaign trained all clinicians that provide OB services at military hospitals, giving them resources and tools to provide patients and staff information and/or training about PPH and how to respond in the event of a PPH event.

JTF Coyote begins pediatric COVID-19 clinics as adult booster vaccination numbers increase

Article Around MHS
11/23/2021
Military health personnel giving the COVID-19 vaccine

The Vermont National Guard now supports the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccinations for youth in the 5 to 11 age group and booster clinics for the general adult population.

For Many Wounded Warriors, Not All Damage is Visible or Combat-Related

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11/23/2021
A picture of Alex and Allison Pate

For Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Pate’s wife, Allison, being a caregiver to a wounded warrior has been a series of emotions, but she’s grateful for the support they’ve received along the road to his recovery.

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is first Navy Medicine satellite site to treat military living with HIV

Article Around MHS
11/22/2021
Military health personnel writing notes

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s Department of Public Health has made strides in the past several years to care for the sexual health of Marines and Sailors. In September, NMCCL announced it would become a satellite site for the U.S. Navy’s HIV Evaluation and Testing Units or HETUs.

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