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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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Awards honor distinguished service, individual and team research

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8/21/2018
Pictured are the recipients of the 2018 MHSRS Awards, including the 2018 MHSRS Distinguished Service Award, the individual achievement in research awards, and the research team awards. Right to left are Air Force Maj. Joseph K. Maddry, Army Col. Michael P. Kozar, Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, Ph.D., Navy Lt. Cmdr. Micah Gaspary, Australian Defence Force Col. Michael Reade, Army Col. Andrew P. Cap, Dr. Thomas Joiner and Dr. Peter Gutierrez. (MHS photo)

Three people, four teams recognized at symposium

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Reduce your risk of running and sports injuries

Article
8/20/2018
More than 80 percent of recruit injuries occur to lower body. (Image courtesy Army Public Health Center)

Running is the number one cause of Soldier injuries

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Premier scientific symposium showcases medical research and development

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8/20/2018
Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Health Services Policy and Oversight, speaks at a plenary session at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 20, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness: The Future Starts Now.” (MHSRS photo)

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MHSRS 2018 | Research and Innovation

Battlespace acoustics branch protects hearing, human performance

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8/17/2018
Dr. Eric Thompson, a research engineer with the Warfighter Interface Division, Battlespace Acoustics Branch, part of the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, sits inside their Auditory Localization Facility. The facility allows researchers to test 3-D audio software that spatially separates sound cues to mimic real-life human audio capabilities. The application allows operators in complex communication environments with multiple talking voices to significantly improve voice intelligibility and communication effectiveness. The technology, which consists primarily of software and stereo headphones, has potential low-cost, high-value application for both aviation and ground command and control communication systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)

We look at how noise is being generated, how it propagates, and what that means for Airmen in the field

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How to choose or change your TRICARE provider

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8/17/2018
Take Command of your health

When you enroll in TRICARE Prime, you either choose or get assigned a PCM who will manage all of your routine, non-emergency, and urgent health care.

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ASBP announces new leadership

Article
8/17/2018
The Armed Services Blood Program welcomed new Division Chief Army Col. Audra L. Taylor to the military’s blood program . (Courtesy photo)

ASBP announces new leadership

Researchers will present findings at Military Health System Research Symposium

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8/15/2018
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

As the DoD’s premier scientific meeting, MHSRS helps to facilitate the exchange of information between almost 3,000 attendees

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Medical research and development take center stage at symposium

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8/15/2018
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Medical Innovation for Warfighter Readiness.”

Premier scientific meeting to draw 3,000 attendees

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Heat rash is common when the mercury climbs

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8/14/2018
Heat rash is common in the warm summer months, but military personnel and amputees may be especially at risk. (Courtesy photo)

Anyone can be affected, including children and adults

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DoD, Air Force medical leaders visit JB Charleston

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8/13/2018
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, answers questions during a medical group meeting at Joint Base Charleston. The visit consisted of a consolidated mission brief, a strategic discussion with military medical senior leadership, a 628th Medical Group facility walking tour and ended with an in-depth question and answer session regarding the transition of Air Force military treatment facilities to DHA. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Helena Owens)

By October 2021, all military treatment facilities to include overseas facilities are scheduled to transition to DHA management

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Getting off tobacco road leads to renewed relief

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8/10/2018
Stopping smoking can be difficult, but healthy living is a daily effort. Take command of your health today. (U.S. Army graphic by Karin Martinez)

One service member’s struggle to become smoke-free

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Soldier goes from Special Forces to medical school with help from Army scholarship

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8/10/2018
From left to right, Army Sgt.1st Class Philip Nordstrom, Army Col. Mark Nordstrom and Army 1st Lt. Joel Nordstrom enjoyed a day at a Carolina Panthers "Salute to Service" football game. (Photo courtesy of Philip Nordstrom)

Nordstrom hopes to work with the Special Forces as a supervisory doctor in the future

Three ways to protect your health through preventive care

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8/9/2018
Being active lowers your risk of developing chronic conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Preventive services include vaccines, exams, and screenings

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U.S. doctors save Italian patient hours from death

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8/8/2018
U.S. Air Force Capt. Melanie Gates, left, Capt. Nick McKenzie, and Capt. Richard Thorsted, all who are Special Operations Command Forward Northwest Africa ground surgical team members, gather for a photo at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niamey. The three doctors recently finished medical school and are serving their first deployment. They are deployed from Travis Air Force Base, California. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

The patient had a fever, a very high heart rate and low oxygen levels

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Healthy sleep for healing

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8/7/2018
Sleep is an important factor in health. In addition to aiding in the healing of the body after injury, studies suggest that sleep can help boost the immune system, prevent disease, and ease depression. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall)

We know how to treat bad sleep

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