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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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United States Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Guantanamo Bay Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Article Around MHS
6/11/2024
Capt. Richard Zeber salutes military personnel

U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Guantanamo Bay held a change of command ceremony at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, May 31.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

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6/10/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 2 Counties in Iowa due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in Iowa may receive emergency prescription refills now through June 17, 2024, due to storm damage.

Brooke Army Medical Center Trauma Surgeon Helps Save Gym Patron

Article Around MHS
6/10/2024
military personnel shaking hands

A Brooke Army Medical Center trauma surgeon was working out at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, when something unexpected happened. The person on the treadmill in front of him collapsed.

Preventive Medicine Technician Grads Support Military Partners

Article Around MHS
6/10/2024
A military medical student studies mosquioto larvae at a creek.

Three recent Navy graduates of the Medical Education and Training Campus Preventive Medicine Technician course acted as role players in the Entomology block of the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence Principles of Military Preventive Medicine Course May 10, 2024.

Navy Transfers Maxillofacial Tech Course to METC

Article Around MHS
6/10/2024
A military medical student works in a library

A new course has been added to the catalog of courses taught at the Medical Education and Training Campus, headquartered on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Clinical Practice Guideline Updated for Service Members and Veterans at Risk for Suicide

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6/7/2024
military personnel engaged in conversation

Suicide risk clinical practice guideline from VA/DOD updated with new evidence-based information for providers, patients.

Private and Public Collaboration Key to Defense Health Agency Vision for the Future

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6/7/2024
Naomi Escoffery, DHA’s chief innovation officer speaks at conference

Using innovative technology in the delivery of health care and creating effective partnerships were two big topics among Defense Health Agency senior leaders and staff that spoke at the annual HIMSS Conference in Orlando the week of March 11 – 15, 2024.

Transform One Transform Many: Lifestyle and Performance Medicine Leaves Lasting Impact

Article Around MHS
6/7/2024
Military personnel doing pushups

U.S. Air Force medical personnel are integrating lifestyle intervention into practice and transforming their patients’ lives since the Air Force Medical Service endorsed lifestyle and performance medicine in 2021.

Defense Health Agency Welcomes New Research and Development Workforce

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6/6/2024
Defense Health Agency Welcomes New Research and Development Workforce

Role, importance of Military Medical Research Mission reinforced.

A Soldier Who Lost His Sight Says Adaptive Sports Brought Him Back to Life

Article Around MHS
6/6/2024
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry Escobedo, right, practices sprinting

John Lennon famously said, “You won’t get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.” Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Henry Escobedo has that vision now, but it took him a while to get there.

Research Vital to Developing Protection and Treatments for Vision Care

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6/5/2024
Research Vital to Developing Protection and Treatments for Vision Care

Advancements and new technology in health care would not be possible or viable without dedicated personnel who carry out research to find new cures, medicine, equipment, and surgical procedures in making life better for millions of patients.

Celebrate Men's Health Month With Annual Health Screening

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6/5/2024
Celebrate Men's Health Month With Annual Health Screening

June 2024 is Men’s Health Month, and Defense Health Agency Public Health officials are reminding males of the importance of taking charge of their health for a longer, happier lifestyle.

Empowering Women's Health: The Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence’s 20-Year Journey of Innovation and Impact

Article Around MHS
6/5/2024
Military medical personnel with patient

The Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence commemorates 20 years of pioneering research, collaboration, and commitment to advancing women’s health and military readiness.

D-Day Medics: Heroes Who Treated the Wounded

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6/4/2024
D-Day Medics: Heroes Who Treated the Wounded

D-Day medics and physicians on the beaches and behind enemy lines saved countless lives on June 6, 1944, mostly with few medical supplies.

The Heroic Nurses of D-Day: ‘I Could Not Sit Idly By’

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6/4/2024
The Heroic Nurses of D-Day: ‘I Could Not Sit Idly By’

U.S. Army Corps nurses played a pivotal role in the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, the largest sea, air, and land invasion in history. Eighty years ago, the allied forces, including nearly 160,000 American, British, and Canadian service members, landed on the beaches at Normandy and began pushing inland. Nurses were deployed soon after to set up field hospitals and treat injured soldiers.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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