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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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Caring for Recruits' Injuries is Key to Success at Basic Training

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2/23/2022
U.S. Marines wait for instruction from their Senior Drill Instructor after concluding a motivational run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, on March 11, 2021.

Injuries at bootcamp can end a military career before it starts. That’s why trainers and drill instructors take countless precautions to ensure trainees stay fit and healthy.

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Total Force Fitness | Physical Fitness | Readiness Capabilities

The Chief of the Army Dental Corps Talks Dental Health & Readiness

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2/22/2022
The Army’s top dentist talks about what service members should keep in mind about their dental health.

Here’s what the Army’s top dentist thinks service members should keep in mind about their dental health.

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Health Readiness | Total Force Fitness | TRICARE Dental Care

A Deployed Dentist Recalls His 'One-Chair' Clinic in Afghanistan

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2/16/2022
Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Andrew Gutierrez did a tour of duty as a dentist downrange in Afghanistan.

“The soldiers knew whether there was a dentist on base. Those who needed something found me.”

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TRICARE Dental Care | Medical and Dental Preventive Care Fitness

MHS Video Connect Offers Convenience, Efficiencies for Providers

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2/16/2022
Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Ryan Brennan

MHS Video Connect provides a safe and effective platform to virtually engage with patient “face-to-face”.

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Technology | Connected Health | MHS Video Connect | Information for Providers | Access, Cost, Quality, and Safety | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Success Leaves Footprints: DHA Observes Black History Month

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2/16/2022
The Defense Health Agency celebrated Black History Month by hosting a panel discussion called, “success always leaves footprints.” The panelists shared stories of their cultural pride as black Americans and their perspectives on the lessons we can learn from studying black American history.

The DHA hosted a panel discussion called "success always leaves footprints," which highlighted the importance of studying black American history.

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Paving the Way for African Americans in Military Medicine: A Look Across Time

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): MacDill Air Force Base, FL

Calendar Event
2/15/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

How 3D-Printed Teeth and Other New Tech are Transforming Dental Care

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2/15/2022
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jaden Murry had nearly all of his lower jaw removed because of a tumor. The procedure was the DOD’s first ever immediate jaw reconstruction surgery using 3D-printed teeth.

Advances in dental technology are improving care and increasing the number of patients willing to get treatment when needed.

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TRICARE Dental Care | Medical and Dental Preventive Care Fitness

Military Medical Units Support Civilian Hospitals Strained By COVID-19 Surge

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2/14/2022
Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley Gorman, a medical technician assigned to a military medical team deployed to Yuma, Arizona performs a nasal swab at the Yuma Regional Medical Center’s COVID testing drive-thru in Yuma, Jan. 17, 2022.

Thousands of service members have been supporting civilian hospitals with testing, vaccinations and treatment of seriously ill patients.

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Coronavirus

Enjoy Your Super Bowl Snacks with a Side of Food Safety

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2/11/2022
Military personnel grilling food

While millions watch NFL players battle it out in the Super Bowl, the real MVPs on Sunday will be chicken wings—more than 1 billion will be consumed before, during and after the game! Whether you bake, roast, fry or order in your chicken wings, don’t forget the four food safety steps that night.

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Total Force Fitness | Nutritional Fitness

Women’s Heart Attacks Symptoms Can Differ from Men’s: Know the Signs

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2/11/2022
Signs and symptoms of a heart attack can differ between women and men. If you have any of these symptoms, call 911 quickly.

Doctors say women sometimes fail to recognize their unique warnings signs for heart problems.

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Heart Health Toolkit | Total Force Fitness | Medical and Dental Preventive Care Fitness | Heart Health

Women's Equality Day 2022 Virtual Observance

Calendar Event
2/10/2022

Join the DHA's virtual observance of Women's Equality Day.

Native American Heritage Month 2022 Virtual Observance

Calendar Event
2/10/2022

Join us for DHA’s virtual special observance of Native American Heritage Month 2022.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022 Virtual Observance

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2/10/2022

Join the DHA's virtual observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month 2022 Virtual Observance

Calendar Event
2/10/2022

Join the DHA's virtual observance of Pride Month.

Juneteenth 2022 Virtual Observance

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2/10/2022

Join the DHA's virtual observance honoring Juneteenth 2022.

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