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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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DHA Leaders Accept Prestigious Award on Behalf of NATO Working Group

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12/19/2022
Mark Goodge, DHA Division Chief, accepts award

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Mixed Messages Can Fuel Stigma, Prevent Soldiers from Accessing Behavioral Health Care

Article Around MHS
12/16/2022
Army Public Health infographic

Emphasis on physical readiness and injury rehabilitation is paramount in the military. But what about warfighters' mental health care? See how Soldiers and leaders are reducing obstacles - especially negative stigmas - that prevent others from seeking help.

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Service Dog Helps a Colonel Fight the Battles Back Home

Article Around MHS
12/16/2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Adam Roberts with his service dog, Porche

A soldier's 23-year struggle with mental resiliency, the horror of combat, and personal challenges prompt him (with the help of a lovable labradoodle) to advocate for better awareness and treatment of mental health.

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Military Labs Use Whole Genome Sequencing of COVID-19 Variants

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12/16/2022
Lab technician at work

The first in a 6-part series highlighting the work of technicians and scientists working in support of the MHS who identified COVID-19 variants using special sequencing technology.

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How Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Keep Flying 300 Days a Year

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12/16/2022
U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Travis Grindstaff at Nellis Aviation National air show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds high-performance demonstration teams rely on their flight surgeons to sustain their readiness for more than 300 shows a year.

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Striking Out With Adaptive Reconditioning

Article Around MHS
12/15/2022
Military personnel at bowling alley

Debilitating injuries can end livelihoods - including Military careers. Meet the Soldiers who find healing - physical and emotional - by enjoying one of America's favorite pastimes.

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DOD Reduces Health Care Waste by Reusing Crutches

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12/15/2022
Military personnel using crutches

When military facilities faced a national shortage of an essential mobility aid, they launched a grassroots initiative that not only ensured patient care, but also created a new waste reduction model within the DHA.

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Breast Cancer Reminder: Get Your Annual Screening

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12/15/2022
Military personnel in mammogram screening

Annual mammograms are easy to schedule and can detect very small cancers.

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Public Health Nurses: Heroes for Health

Article Around MHS
12/14/2022
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tracy R. Kraus head shot

In a world where public health is constantly being challenged, the need for front-line contenders in the fight against threats is rapidly increasing. The work of the Public Health Nurse is nothing short of heroic. Learn more about the extraordinary dedication and arduous work it takes for Public Health Nurses to keep the warfighter population healthy and fit to fight and win.

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New Simulation Lab Comes to 22nd Medical Group

Article Around MHS
12/14/2022
Military medical personnel training on CAE apollo mannequin

The 22nd Medical Group unveiled a new simulation lab to provide airmen with hands-on training for future emergency situations on Nov. 30. At the source of the lab is a high-fidelity mannequin with a wide range of life-like features such as breathing, circulation, bleeding, fluid secretions, and speech to deliver realistic simulation-based emergency health care.

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Marine Corps Veteran Stays Connected Through Service

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12/14/2022
Marine Corps veteran Adam Foutz with family

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Adam Foutz's calls on his life experiences, his faith, and determination to continue his service to the military and veteran community.

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Big Hearts from Small, Small Places

Article Around MHS
12/13/2022
Military personnel demonstrating CPR

Sailors stand in a red and white metal space filled with folded wheelchairs and various medical equipment, each paired with a plastic torso and dummy infant at their feet. All eyes are fixed on the only voice in the room. The voice, carefully but clearly asking questions and giving out instructions, comes from a woman adorned in blue coveralls with her dark hair pulled back in a neat bun. U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd class Johana Chi, from a small town in El Salvador, teaches CPR.

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Blast Overpressure Research Brings NATO Group to DHHQ

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12/13/2022
Military personnel fire mortar rounds

DOD and NATO experts recently met to continue their work on warfighter brain health to protect soldiers from the overblast pressure of their weaponry.

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GHSA Meeting Discusses Collaboration on Global Health Security

Article
12/13/2022
Dr. Chris Daniel, senior advisor for Global Health Engagement Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense spoke at the 7th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting 2022 in Seoul, South Korea

Civil-Military Collaboration on Global Health Security Discussed at GHSA Ministerial Meeting, global partnerships.

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Aviation Soldiers Volunteer to Lead Functional Fitness

Article Around MHS
12/12/2022
Military personnel training at a CrossFit gym

It's not uncommon to find soldiers continuously performing their own workout routines while deployed. The U.S. Army's new Army Combat Fitness Test continues to serve as the fitness requirement for all components, and soldiers stationed overseas are doing everything they can to keep physical fitness standards in check across their formations.

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