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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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Recovering Service Members Compete in National Rowing Championship

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3/4/2022
Recovering Service Members and Paralympic athletes take on National Indoor Row Championship.

Recovering Service Members compete in 2022 national indoor rowing championships.

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It’s True – Carrots (and Other Vegetables) Can Help You See in the Dark

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3/4/2022
Each color in fruits and vegetables indicates an abundance of specific nutrients.

Have you ever heard that carrots are good for your eyes, or that they can help you see in the dark? It’s true – carrots are rich in the compound beta carotene, which your body uses to make a form of vitamin A that helps your eyes adjust in the dark. A shortage of vitamin A can cause a host of health problems, including blindness.

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Don’t Ignore those Lumps, Bumps and Weird Moles on Your Skin

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3/4/2022
Elizabeth Anderson, a physician assistant at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Dermatology Clinic, uses a lighted scope to check a patient’s skin. “Skin cancer rates are high in Florida, and it’s important to self-check monthly,” Anderson said. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. To reduce risk, protect your skin from UV rays from the sun, tanning booths, and sunlamps.

Skin problems are among the top 10 reasons active duty service members seek out medical care. Beware of lumps and bumps. Keep an eye out for moles that are changing or growing in size. Maybe it's just acne. But it also could be skin cancer.

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022 Webinars - Day 2

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3/2/2022

The DOD Patient Safety Program is hosting a series of webinars in March for Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022 Webinars - Day 1

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3/2/2022

The DOD Patient Safety Program is hosting a series of webinars in March for Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022 Webinars - Day 3

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3/2/2022

The DOD Patient Safety Program is hosting a series of webinars in March for Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW). Find the information you need for Day 3.

PSAW 2022 Webinars Day 4

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2/28/2022

The DoD Patient Safety Program is hosting a series of webinars in March for Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

PSAW 2022 Webinars Day 6

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2/28/2022

The DoD Patient Safety Program is hosting a series of webinars in March for Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

PSAW 2022 Webinars Day 5

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2/28/2022

The DoD Patient Safety Program is hosting a series of webinars in March for Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW)

Teeth Grinding: You Won't Believe How Harmful it Really Is

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2/28/2022
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Justin Sobleskie (right), and U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Roberts, USS Carter Hall dental department head, do dental work on aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) while at sea.

Grinding your teeth, called bruxism, can lead to migraines and neck pain or require surgery to replace the joint in your jaw.

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Military Medical Awards Spotlight Excellence Across the MHS

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2/28/2022
Army Maj. (Dr.) Jason R. Bingham, chief of general surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, was recently selected to receive the 2021-2022 AMSUS Rising Star Award.

The annual awards spotlight excellence across a range of fields including operational medicine, research, innovation, training and management.

How to Tell If You Have Sleep Apnea

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2/25/2022
A service member participates in a sleep study at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.  Sleep technicians connect 26 sensors to patients that measure eye and muscle movements, brain activity, heart rate, and breathing.

Poor sleep and sleep disorders commonly affect service members' quality of life, readiness, and performance. Symptoms include loud snoring, choking or gasping.

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Answering Your Questions About COVID-19 Testing

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2/25/2022
Military personnel performing a COVID-19 Test

COVID-19 continues to spread, now as the Omicron variant. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect you and your family from getting seriously ill, getting hospitalized, or dying. You should also make sure you’re up to date with your vaccines. Testing is another important step you can take to protect yourself and others.

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Defense Department Announces Distribution of COVID-19 Tests for Military Beneficiaries

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2/25/2022
A Soldier assigned to the Connecticut National Guard helps load a shipment of at-home COVID-19 testing kits into a truck at a regional distribution point in North Haven, Connecticut, Jan. 3, 2022. These kits were picked up by representatives from local towns and municipalities to be handed out to their communities.

The Department of Defense will offer at-home COVID-19 tests for military beneficiaries at military hospitals or clinics, on a supply available basis, in the coming weeks.

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Remembering Dr. Alexander Augusta, the U.S. Army’s First Black Doctor

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2/25/2022
A photo of Maj. (Dr.) Alexander Augusta among the Seventh Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops where he served as regimental surgeon during the Civil War.

Dr. Alexander Augusta was the first African American to be an Army doctor.

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