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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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Ten defendants charged in $100 Million TRICARE fraud scheme

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10/17/2016
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Special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service arrested nine defendants this week in connection with their roles in a $100 million health care fraud conspiracy perpetrated against TRICARE

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Bono to AFCEA: New electronic health record is key for future of engaging military health patients

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10/14/2016
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, said military members have to be ready to go anywhere in the world on short notice. To help solve the complexity of care with that readiness aspect, Bono pointed to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, as key to helping conversations between doctors and patients, no matter where people are. (Courtesy photo)

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, spoke at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Health IT Day 2016, a gathering of approximately 1,000 federal government workers, including the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services, as well as private IT industry representatives.

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Military health cybersecurity officials warn of possible pitfalls of easy access to information

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10/14/2016
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There’s more information than ever before available online. While there are advantages to that, Military Health System officials warn to be careful with the data.

Army Medicine fights cancer with advanced treatments

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10/13/2016
Early detection of the breast cancer can provide early treatment for the service member and or their beneficiaries. For those women diagnosed with localized (Stage 1) breast cancer there is a more than 98 percent probability that they will survive five or more years. (U.S. Air Force photo by L.A. Shively)

Army Medicine is diagnosing and treating service members with cancer using state-of-the-art techniques and tools that many civilian hospitals can't provide

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Women's Health | Military Hospitals and Clinics

MHS GENESIS to launch in February 2017

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10/13/2016
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The initial deployment of MHS GENESIS, the Military Health System’s electronic health record, will take place at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., in February 2017

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Organized chaos: Corpsmen conduct hands-on training

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10/13/2016
Navy corpsmen treat a notional casualty during a training evolution on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Navy Medical Augmentation Program Sustainment Training brings corpsmen from up and down the east coast to Camp Lejeune to get hands-on training. The corpsmen are all attached to the 2nd Medical Battalion but are assigned at different stations throughout the east coast. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jon Sosner)

Corpsmen converged on Camp Lejeune for the Navy Medical Augmentation Program Sustainment Training where they practiced skills unique to a combat zone

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Health Readiness

Department of Defense continues commitment to Global Health Security Agenda

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10/12/2016
Dr. Karen Guice, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, addressed attendees on the second day of the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Summit Sept. 14, 2016.

Department of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders travel to the Netherlands to attend a summit on the Global Health Security Agenda

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DoD will conduct flu immunization program without FluMist

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10/12/2016
Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Carly Marcum, administers an influenza vaccination to a Sailor aboard USS John C. Stennis. This flu season, the DoD’s entire supply of flu vaccine will be injectable. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cole C. Pielop)

The intranasal flu vaccine known as FluMist will not be available at DoD facilities or covered by TRICARE during the 2016-17 influenza season because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended against using it this year

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Immunizations | Immunization Healthcare

U.S. Sailors hold medical training with Kenyan Defense Forces

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10/12/2016
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Mettler, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, races a Kenyan Defense Force combat engineer during a buddy carry lesson for the tactical combat medical training portion of Deliberate Kindle. The medical training was one portion of the course taught by Task Force Sparta, which is currently assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tiffany DeNault)

U.S. Sailors taught tactical combat medical training to Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) soldiers and officers

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Air Force, Army team save lives at the DoD’s only Level 1 trauma center

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10/11/2016
Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Kjell Ballard, emergency room resident, asks a patient to make the OK sign to check mobility of the fingers at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Serving 20 counties in the Texas region, the SAMMC Emergency Department treats roughly 200 patients a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Defense Department, the medical facility is equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries

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Women’s health essential to force readiness

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10/11/2016
Women with a U.S. Marine Female Engagement Team operating in Europe demonstrated their capabilities in Marine Corps martial arts, non-lethal weapons, foreign weapons handling and combat lifesaving to Romanian and U.S.  Women comprise more than 27 percent of U.S. Marine Corps and Navy personnel, making women’s health essential to force readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michelle Reif)

Women comprise more than 16 percent of U.S. Navy, and 6 percent of Marine Corps personnel respectively

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Deployments can be 'significant stressor' for families but help is available

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10/7/2016
A sailor returning from a seven-month deployment reunites with his family. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andre T. Richard)

While deployments can be stressful on the families of those deployed, there are a few tips families can follow to help alleviate some of the stress and resources they can turn to for support

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Office of Naval Research developing new ways to protect injured limbs

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10/6/2016
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The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring work to develop a breakthrough medical wrap, that will not only cover injured limbs, but also mitigate damage and protect tissue for up to three days

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What the experts want you to know about the HPV vaccine

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10/6/2016
About 80 million people are infected with HPV right now in the United States. Vaccines are currently available for both males and females to help prevent the virus, which can be linked to various cancers, such as cervical cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

HPV is a virus that can be linked to a range of health issues, including cervical cancer. Immunization experts are encouraging people to learn more about the vaccines that help prevent this often undetected virus

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Women's Health | Children's Health | Immunizations | Immunization Healthcare

Healthy aging possible for all: Tips to follow

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10/5/2016
Getting regular exercise correlates to better cognitive and physical function in older adults.

Fort Belvoir geriatric physician provides tips on how one can enjoy a healthy lifestyle while getting older.

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