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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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Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory Hosts High School and College Summer Interns

Article Around MHS
9/15/2021
Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) summer interns

Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory summer interns presented their project outcomes on August 12 and 13, 2021. Each summer, NSMRL hosts high school and college interns through the Office of Naval Research Science and Engineering Apprentice Program and Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program.

BMACH Pharmacy Like Mother Like Daughter

Article Around MHS
9/15/2021
Mother-daughter duo, Anna and Alana Wong

Martin Army Community Hospital's Pharmacy has a mother-daughter duo, Anna and Alana Wong.

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Navy Spouse Seeks Mental Health Care through the MHS

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9/15/2021
Military personnel in front of a helicopter

Army public affairs officer deals with mental health crisis.

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Ask the Doc: I've Got a Friend I'm Worried About – What Should I Do?

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9/15/2021
Soldiers conduct a ruck march on airfield.

Doc talks to Dr. Tim Hoyt, chief of Psychological Health Promotion and supervisor of the Combat and Operational Stress Control mission at the Psychological Health Center of Excellence, about some of the ways to go about addressing your concerns with a friend you may think is in danger of harming themself.

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Former Combat Medic, AIT Soldiers aid retiree at Fort Sam Houston Exchange

Article Around MHS
9/14/2021
A soldier shakes hands with a commander.

Four Soldiers stepped up to help an Army retiree who had lost his balance and fallen at the PowerZone section of the Exchange.

NMRTCs Sigonella and Naples Surge Medical Assets to Support Afghan Personnel

Article Around MHS
9/14/2021
A Navy nurse speaks to a father and son.

U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Sigonella stood up three large medical and dental tents, providing routine, acute, and emergent care to Afghan evacuees.

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

More than medical care: EMEDS prescribes hope

Article Around MHS
9/14/2021
A doctor speaks to a young patient.

EMEDS is a mobile field hospital, complete with an emergency room, medical surgical unit, fully functioning pharmacy, and capability to conduct X-rays, run labs and perform electrocardiograms.

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Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

Remembering 9/11: Military Health Leaders Reflect 20 Years Later

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9/14/2021
Onlookers view the collapsed side of the Pentagon building.

Military Health System leaders recall their 9/11 stories.

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MHS Remembers 9/11

Since 9/11, These 8 Military Medical Advancements are Saving Lives

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9/14/2021
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Derek Weida jokes with a physician during his prosthetic leg fitting at a prosthetics clinic in Las Vegas in April 2018.

Years of military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan brought innovations that completely transformed the Military Health System's approach to combat casualty care. Here's a list of just a few ways military medicine has evolved in the two decades since the 9/11 attacks.

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Public Health Prevents Disease in Pods

Article Around MHS
9/13/2021
U.S. Air Force Capt. Spencer Carrier, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physical therapist, stands in Pod one at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 4, 2021. Carrier spends his time outside of work with his church to prepare food for evacuees and their families and also collects donations to pay for clothes, diapers and toys to donate to evacuees in support of Operation Allies Refuge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett)

As part of Operation Allies Refuge, the Public Health team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is continuously out in the evacuee camps sharing tips and enforcing regulations to keep Airmen, volunteers and evacuees healthy. By encouraging everyone to wash hands often and wear masks and gloves when appropriate, Public Health works to mitigate the spread of disease and prevent illness.

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Army Medicine Europe Provides Additional COVID Vaccinations for Immune Compromised

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9/13/2021
Franz Dietrich, a German local national assigned to Training Support Activity Europe, receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the 7th Army Training Command's (7ATC) Rose Barracks, Vilseck, Germany, May 4, 2021. The U.S. Army Health Clinics at Grafenwoehr and Vilseck conducted a "One Community" COVID-19 vaccine drive May 3-7 to provide thousands of appointments to the 7ATC community of Soldiers, spouses, Department of the Army civilians, veterans and local nationals employed by the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger)

Army medical treatment facilities in Europe are now offering an additional dose of COVID vaccine for immune compromised beneficiaries.

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Food Safety Month: Commissaries Join Other Agencies in Highlighting Foodborne Illness Prevention

Article Around MHS
9/13/2021
FORT CARSON, Colo. — Spc. Crystal Vice, a veterinary food inspection specialist with Public Health Activity Fort Carson, checks the expiration date on a peanut butter container Oct. 13, 2020, at the Fort Carson Commissary. Food inspectors randomly check food and other items before they’re put on the shelves for sale. (Photo by Eric E. Parris)

During Food Safety Education Month in September, DeCA joins the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Food Safety Inspection Service, the Department of Health and Human Services and other organizations in reinforcing foodborne illness awareness and prevention.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: How Health Care Workers are Coping

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9/13/2021
a nurse helping a COVID-19 patient

For health care providers, experiencing the pandemic inside a hospital has brought

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‘My Life Changed That Day’ – DHA Staff Recalls 9/11 at the Pentagon

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9/10/2021
"Merwynn Pagdanganan, a federal health care IT specialist at the Pentagon, was there the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He jumped into action to support the emergency responders aiding and evacuating the injured (Courtesy of Merwynn Pagdanganan)."

A Defense Health Agency IT specialist recalls his 9/11 experience.

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Somber Ceremony at DHA Headquarters Evokes Vivid Memories of 9/11

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9/10/2021
Defense Health Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg bow their heads for the invocation prayer during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, at DHA headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, Sept. 10.

Vivid memories and somber reflections marked an emotional ceremony at Defense Health Agency headquarters on Friday as the military medical community remembered and honored the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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