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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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With passing of colors, new senior enlisted advisor assumes duties at DHA

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11/7/2018
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano receives the Defense Superior Service Medal at the Defense Health Agency's Change of Responsibility ceremony. (MHS photo)

Outgoing advisor Luciano retiring after 35-year Army career

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Expanded TRICARE benefits for certain National Guard members

Article
11/6/2018
Take Command of Your Health

When responding to a state natural disaster, extended TRICARE coverage may be available to National Guard members and their families

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DoD, FDA working together to benefit warfighters

Article
11/2/2018
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner (left) and Mr. Thomas McCaffery, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) (right), congratulate on another following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the DoD and the FDA.  The ceremony acknowledges the existing partnership and the future collaboration on accessing life-saving medical products for U.S. troops on the battlefield.

DoD and FDA leaders signed a memorandum of understanding to foster and prioritize the development of critical medical products

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Rare but preventable: Know the signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Article
10/31/2018
The sudden onset of a high fever and other symptoms may call for a visit to the emergency room to rule out toxic shock syndrome. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Xiomara M. Martinez)

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a dangerous, potentially fatal, condition with symptoms that often appear suddenly and quickly escalate. Although it’s not a common condition, prevalence can decrease even more through awareness, experts say

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Women's Health

Women and depression

Article
10/30/2018
Mental health technicians assigned to the 48th Medical Group Mental Health Flight converse in the hospital reception area at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The Mental Health Flight is one of many resources available to assist with depression and other mental health concerns. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones)

1 in every 8 women develops clinical depression during her lifetime

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Mental Wellness | Women's Health | Depression | Mental Health Care

Cyberfit family: Making cybersecurity understandable for all ages

Article
10/30/2018
By making cyber fitness a part of daily routines, families can protect their online information and personal well-being.

Protecting the homefront against cybersecurity issues

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Center continues quest to protect hearing, prevent damage

Article
10/26/2018
Air Force Lt. Col. Kwame Curtis (left), chief of the 48th Medical Group, Audiology Clinic at RAF Lakenheath, England, uses HCE's Comprehensive Hearing Health Program materials to discuss balance and dizziness disorders with a service member prior to a video-nystagmography test. (Air Force photo)

October is National Audiology Awareness Month

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Women's health remains priority for doctors turned medical museum volunteers

Article
10/25/2018
The National Museum of Health and Medicine promotes the science and history of medicine, with a special emphasis on tri-service American military medicine. The museum identifies, collects and preserves important and unique resources to support a broad agenda of innovative exhibits, educational programs and scientific, historical and medical research. The museum maintains a national landmark collection of objects that sustains and promotes military medical history, tradition, and research to the Department of Defense and civilian communities. (NMHM graphic)

The Handwerkers clearly enjoy volunteerism

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Summer may be gone, but West Nile Virus remains a threat

Article
10/24/2018
Mosquito activity is still at its peak during early fall but taking steps to prevent mosquito bites can reduce risk of West Nile Virus. (U.S. Army photo)

Taking steps to prevent mosquito bites can be the best way to reduce risk of West Nile Virus infection and other mosquito-borne illnesses

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‘Strong progress’ in decreasing death from breast cancer

Article
10/23/2018
Air Force Lt. Col. Michelle Nash is joined by her husband and three of her four children at the Think Pink Fun Run, a breast cancer awareness event held earlier this month at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. (Courtesy photo)

Improvements in detection, treatment pave the way

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2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey helps shape military health

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10/22/2018
Individuals across both active duty and reserve components will be randomly selected to complete the 2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey. Information and data from the results helps shape health policies and programs to improve force health and readiness. (MHS graphic)

Randomly selected service members can complete the survey by referencing the invitation for a specific web address and user code

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WRAIR begins Phase 1 clinical trial of Marburg vaccine

Article
10/19/2018
The WRAIR study evaluates the VRC-MARADC087-00-VP vaccine, developed by the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. (U.S. Army file photo)

WRAIR recently administered the first vaccine in a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a Marburg vaccine

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PEO DHMS celebrates National Health IT Week

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10/19/2018
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Leaders and staff from the PEO DHMS shared their stories about why health IT is important

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Navy entomologists team up to build disease detection capacity in Honduras

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10/18/2018
Navy LCDR Kimberly Edgel (right) and Carmen Lucas examine a positive malaria blood smear at U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit, or NAMRU, 6 in Callao, Peru. (U.S. Navy photo)

Leishmaniasis, malaria, dengue and Chagas disease are known to be present in Honduras

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Take Command: TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 12

Article
10/18/2018
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Your chance to make enrollment changes to your health care in 2019 is just around the corner

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