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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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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.

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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.

Connected Health Hosts DHA Digital Health Virtual Summit

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11/22/2021
MHS providers discuss the new MHS Video Connect at the second Digital Health Virtual Summit

The second Digital Health Virtual Summit occurred on Nov. 9 to educate attendees about the Defense Health Agency’s new standard telehealth solution: MHS Video Connect.

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LANT Area Members: it’s your turn to receive your electronic health record

Article Around MHS
11/19/2021
Military personnel looking at a computer

MHS GENESIS, the Coast Guard’s new electronic health record solution deployed to the Coast Guard’s 26 clinics and 48 sickbays in the Atlantic Area last week.

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For Wounded Warriors, Adaptive Sports Bring Camaraderie and Confidence

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11/19/2021
Military personnel with their service dogs during swim practice

At the Wounded Warrior level, sports that can be adapted to accommodate disabilities are literally saving lives. And the sports and other adaptive activities are getting more widespread and popular each year.

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Eglin doctor wins Resident of the Year award

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11/18/2021
Doctor working on a baby

The American Osteopathic Foundation and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians recognized Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Joshua Herring for his efforts in the stand-up of Eglin hospital’s new Complementary Alternative Medicine Clinic.

How Maintaining Prosthetic Services Can Help Prepare for the Next Fight

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11/18/2021
Navy Seaman Chris Krobath, a prosthetics patient at Naval Medical Center San Diego, reached for new heights on the hospital’s climbing wall as part of rehabilitation therapy.

Despite the winding down of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Military Health System services for our wounded warriors, particularly those who have lost limbs in these conflicts, remain steady and may well increase in scope during the coming years.

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Preparing to Provide Critical Care Support in Obstetrics

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11/17/2021
medical mannequins being operated on

Walter Reed Bethesda hosted the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Obstetrics course in late Oct.

Meet the Navy Lieutenant Who’s a ‘Rising Star’ in Health Care IT

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11/17/2021
Studio photograph of Navy Lt. Travis Kelley

Navy Lt. Travis Kelley was recognized as one of 10 innovators in the federal information technology field in October.

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Future Patient Health Education Portal Will Be “Source of Truth”

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11/16/2021
Military personnel typing on a computer

DHA is prototyping a Virtual Education Center solution to provide vetted patient information in an easily accessible online resource, aimed at providing quick and consistent answers to questions that inevitably arise between medical appointments.

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Army Recovery Care Coordinator Guides Veterans, Caregivers in Recovery

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11/12/2021

A warrior care coordinator shares how she supports recovering service members, their families and caregivers.

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Learning to lead Bushmaster practicum challenges future medical professionals

Article Around MHS
11/10/2021
Military personnel during the annual medical field practicum

Students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) participated in Bushmaster, the annual medical field practicum during the final weeks of October at Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Pennsylvania.

Healing Is An Art, Art is Healing: Exhibit Highlights the Healing Power of Art

Article Around MHS
11/10/2021
Service members look at art included in the Healing Arts Exhibit on display throughout November at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Healing is an art, and art is healing was the sentiments shared among those who attended the opening ceremony for the 18th Annual Healing Arts Exhibit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Oct. 27.

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MHS Reaches 6 Million Doses of Vaccine Against COVID

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11/10/2021
Airmen of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, receive COVID-19 immunizations as a part of the federal mandate at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 2, 2021. The 139th Medical Group oversees the operation. .

Military passes 6 million mark for COVID-19 shots administered across the Military Health System.

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Giving Back Helps Veteran Caregiver Connect with Military Caregivers

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11/10/2021
Veteran caregiver, Diane Hupko with U.S. Army veteran she cares for smile at camera

Giving back helps veteran caregiver connect with other military caregivers to build a community of support.

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