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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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Active Duty? Enroll to continue TRICARE coverage after retirement

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4/3/2018
TRICARE urges you to take command of your health care to enhance your TRICARE experience.

If you retire from active duty, you can choose either TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select

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For Military Children's Health Month, focus on cyberfitness

Article
4/2/2018
Servio Medina is acting chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Cyber Security Division Policy Branch. (Courtesy photo)

Well-being goes beyond vaccines, regular checkups

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Children's Health

Breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) of champions: What this Olympian eats

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3/30/2018
Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen, a two-time Olympian, has been competing in doubles luge since 2011 as a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program. (U.S. Army photo)

March may be “cheat month,” but slider sticks close to regular diet

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Nutrition

Advice for healthy older adults: Get the new shingles vaccine

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3/29/2018
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Echevarria draws up the new vaccine for shingles at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida.  Shingrix is recommended for healthy adults 50 and older even if they’ve already had shingles or received the previous shingles vaccine. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Sippel)

Rash can recur, cause long-term pain

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Preventive medicine saving lives

Article
3/28/2018
Navy Lt. Marcus McDonough and Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Adrian Weldon, assigned to Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit TWO, prepare a BG-Sentinel mosquito trap outside the Franklin D. Roosevelt School during Continuing Promise 2018.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brianna K. Green)

Public health is an essential part of daily life

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Eat an apple a day, but don't keep the dentist away

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3/27/2018
A child eats an apple during a Trunk-or-Treat event, which featured a healthy snack station as an alternative to candy, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike)

Good oral health takes more than brushing teeth and flossing – it also requires proper nutrition

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Deployment Health | Health Readiness | Nutrition | Preventive Health

Identification of brain injuries in deployed environment surged after enactment of DoD policies

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3/27/2018
Graphic logo for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Researchers compared the number of TBIs before and after introduction of new policies aimed at screening for and identifying deployment-related TBIs

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Comparing TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select

Article
3/26/2018
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If you have health coverage with TRICARE, you can choose from a variety of plans

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MSMR offers free monthly CE credits to military public health, medical providers

Article
3/23/2018
The MSMR staff publishes articles on incidence, distribution, impact and trends of illnesses and injuries among U.S. service members to aid in force health protection and readiness.

MSMR CE will launch in March 2018

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USNS Mercy delivers medical supplies to Ulithi Atoll

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3/21/2018
Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy transits the waters near the Ulithi Atoll while en route to the Mercy’s first mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2018. PP18’s mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships across the Indo-Pacific Region. Pacific Partnership, now in its 13th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)

This is the first official engagement of Pacific Partnership 2018, where the Mercy will be sailing near Ulithi Atoll and using helicopters to deliver medical supplies

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The relentless winter poses risk for head injuries

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3/21/2018
With each storm during the winter and spring months, falls due to weather conditions or recreational activities can occur, increasing the risk for a traumatic brain injury. Prevention through safety measures, such as taking extra time to get around during icy conditions, and being aware of surroundings, can help reduce risk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Whether snowboarding or walking on an icy sidewalk, winter conditions and sports can pose an increased risk for traumatic brain injuries

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AFMES participates in Operation Joint Recovery, introduces MACRMS

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3/20/2018
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bryan Platt (right), Armed Forces Medical Examiner System forensic pathologist, demonstrates an examination at a simulated Mortuary Affairs Contaminated Remains Mitigation Site during Operation Joint Recovery exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Mar. 10, 2018. Platt familiarized participants in recovery and processing of contaminated remains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

AFMES primary role in the exercise was to familiarize participants in contaminated remains recovery

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Changes coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program

Article
3/19/2018
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TRDP will end on Dec. 31, 2018

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Parents and doctors watch over a tiny heart

Article
3/19/2018
Hudson Moore, son of Army Sgt. Shane Moore and his wife Dionna, is a survivor of four heart surgeries, cardiac arrest, cancer, and many other medical complications. Today he is attending pre-K with a routine daily life after spending most of his baby years in and out of the hospital. (Courtesy Photo)

A military family’s rocky medical road with congenital heart disease

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Fuel your body during National Nutrition Month

Article
3/16/2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and obesity-related conditions are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths. Eating healthy can prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation and improve physical recovery time from wounds. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and obesity-related conditions are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths

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