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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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Making behavioral health care easy

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5/11/2018
Army Staff Sgt. Michael McMillan (right), 35th Infantry Division behavioral health noncommissioned officer in charge, confers with Army Capt. Trever Patton, 35th ID psychologist, in Kuwait. Embedded behavioral health teams are a key part of providing easy access to care for service members. (Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tina Villalobos)

Embedded behavioral health teams let service members easily access behavioral health care right in their unit areas

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Dedicated audiologists use clever tools to combat hearing loss

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5/11/2018
Army audiologist Maj. William Gottlick, (right) Lyster Army Health Clinic, Fort Rucker, Alabama, conducts an otoscopic exam during an annual hearing test. (Army photo by Jennifer Stripling)

Hearing loss and tinnitus have steadily increased over the last two decades among Veterans

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For many nurses, saving lives means risking their own

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5/10/2018
Air Force then-Capt. Cade Reedy, a critical care nurse, donates blood during a Special Operations Surgical Team deployment to save the life of a local man severely wounded while fighting enemy forces. (U.S. Air Force photo)

In harm’s way abroad—and at home

The journey to military nursing is different for all

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5/9/2018
First Lt. Lizamara Bedolla, staff nurse, Surgical Ward, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, stands in one of her unit’s inpatient rooms. Bedolla, a native of Houston, was born in war-torn Nicaragua before migrating to the United States and fulfilling her dream of becoming an Army Nurse. (Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

During National Nurses Week, two Army nurses share insight into their jobs, what motivated them to make a career change, and why they love what they do.

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National Nurses Week: Remembering nurses and their contributions to military medicine

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5/8/2018
The Military Health System annual National Nurses Week wreath-laying ceremony took place at Arlington National Cemetery May 7. Speakers included Air Force Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Public Health Service Rear Adm. Carol Romano, and Navy Capt. Deborah Roy. (Photo by Military Health System Communications)

Military Health System leaders, service members, and supporters attended the Military Health System’s annual wreath-laying ceremony for National Nurses Week at Arlington National Cemetery

Best job in military health? For these men, it’s nursing

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5/8/2018
Nurse Manny Santiago (right) with retired Marine Corps Sgt. Carlos Evans in October at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Santiago said he “had the privilege of taking care of this young man” after Evans stepped on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in May 2010 during his fourth combat deployment. The two men discovered they’re both from the same hometown in Puerto Rico. (Courtesy photo)

Males outnumbered, but odds are better in MHS

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Multinational surgeons participate in first robot-assisted surgery onboard USNS Mercy

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5/7/2018
Surgical staff assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy for Pacific Partnership 2018 and the Sri Lankan surgical team from Base Hospital Mutur connect the probes of the Da Vinci XI Robot Surgical System to a patient during the first robot-assisted surgery while aboard the Mercy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)

A joint team of multinational surgeons successfully completed a gall bladder removal, using a Da Vinci XI Robot Surgical System

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Military honors nurses during National Nurses Week

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5/4/2018
A look at military nurses through the ages in celebration of the Military Health System's 2018 National Nurses Week.

Nurses Week begins on National Nurses Day, May 6, and culminates May 12 on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, who is widely known as the founder of modern nursing

Research network works to combat number one disability claim among veterans

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5/4/2018
From flight line operations to firearms qualification ranges, aircraft maintenance back shops, vehicle repair shops, or civil engineering shops, noise brings the potential of hearing loss if proper personal protective hearing equipment is not available or utilized. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Noise brings the potential of hearing loss if proper personal protective hearing equipment is not available or utilized

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DoD releases annual report on sexual assault in military

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5/3/2018
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Service member reporting of sexual assault increased by about 10 percent in fiscal year 2017

Migration to Defense Health Agency to modernize Army medicine, surgeon general says

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5/2/2018
Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the Army Surgeon General and commanding general for Army Medical Command, addressed the Army's fiscal year 2019 funding request and budget justification before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations on Capitol Hill, April 26. (Courtesy photo provided by the Senate Appropriations Committee)

Army Medicine has the opportunity to make significant improvements in healthcare

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Keesler Medical Center hosts DoD medical leadership

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5/2/2018
Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General, right, discusses the 81st Dental Squadron clinic renovations with Thomas McCaffery, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, at the Keesler Medical Center during a site visit at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 27, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to get oriented with base operations and the Keesler Medical Center. The visit also included an office call with 2nd AF leadership and tours of the Clinical Research Lab and Radiology Oncology. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A Defense Department medical leadership contingent conducted a site visit as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency

HRO Corner: Army Focuses on Leadership, Collaboration to Improve Patient Safety

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5/1/2018
Medical professionals gather in hospital hallway to huddle.

The Army’s high reliability efforts focuses on continuous learning and leadership engagement.

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DoD PSP Treasure Chest: May/June Edition

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5/1/2018
DoD Patient Safety Program Treasure Chest

May/June 2018 edition of the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program Treasure Chest

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Patient Safety in Action: Irwin Army Community Hospital Builds a Tiered Safety Briefing Structure

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5/1/2018
Civilian and military staff at Irwin Army Community Hospital are gathered in a room to briefly discuss quality and safety concerns across the organization. Mr. Jon Cranmer, head of facilities stands to give his update.

In less than a year, leaders at Irwin Army Community Hospital developed and launched a tiered leadership safety briefing that has improved the culture of safety.

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