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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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Wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery highlights Nurses Week

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5/9/2017
Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg (left), Air Force deputy surgeon general and chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, and Hollyanne Milley (right), a registered nurse and wife of Gen. Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff, stand by the wreath placed at the Nurses Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery May 8, 2017.

Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg (left), Air Force deputy surgeon general and chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, and Hollyanne Milley (right), a registered nurse and wife of Gen. Mark Milley, Army Chief of Staff, stand by the wreath placed at the Nurses Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery May 8, 2017.

Navy Capt. Michele Kane is both nurse and doctor – and a lot more

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5/8/2017
Most people define military nurses as medical professionals who provide care to service members, retirees, and family members, at home and around the globe. But that definition doesn’t go far enough.  One nurse, Navy Capt. Michele A. Kane, seems to have done it all. (Courtesy photo)

Education, research, and leadership have defined her unconventional career

Between two worlds: Guard and Reserve nurses perfect professional balancing act

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5/5/2017
Theresa Prince, a civilian nurse practitioner and Air National Guard assistant to the Air Force Nurse Corps chief, said that her two careers, while different, have provided her with valuable skills and experiences that help her as a nurse and leader (Courtesy photo from Theresa Prince)

Reserve and National Guard nurses who are also nurses in their civilian life bring a range of skills and experiences to their roles in the military. Their contributions are celebrated during National Nurses Week.

Military Health System chief points to thousands of everyday heroes during DC dinner honoring military medicine

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5/5/2017
Dr. David Smith, currently performing the duties of the assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, speaks during the Heroes of Military Medicine dinner in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2017.

Heroes of Military Medicine were on display during a special event May 4 in Washington, D.C. Dr. David Smith, currently performing the duties of the assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, used the occasion to point out there are everyday heroes all around the Military Health System.

The scoop on probiotic and prebiotic foods

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5/5/2017
Prebiotic foods include bananas, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, artichokes, and whole grains. (Courtesy photo)

Benefits from eating foods with probiotics and prebiotics occur when they’re part of a diet that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat sources of dairy and protein

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Marine learns to seek help for his mental health, encourages others to do same

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5/4/2017
As one of the most storied battles of recent Marine Corps history, the Battle of Fallujah took the lives of more than two dozen Marines and injured many more. Not all of those injuries were immediately apparent. (Courtesy photo)

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Mathew Barr survived the Battle of Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. But he then faced a new battle for his mental wellness.

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Military nurses develop diverse skills, capabilities

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5/4/2017
Karyn Miller in 1976 at the beginning of a Navy nursing career that would take her from the Carolinas to Iceland and Guam. (Courtesy photo)

Nurses became a permanent part of the armed forces more than 100 years ago, and have shown initiative, flexibility and commitment in both traditional and atypical roles.

Medal of Honor recipient credits military medicine for helping him save lives on, off battlefield

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5/3/2017
Ty Carter courageously fought the enemy on the battlefield and received the Medal of Honor for his gallantry. Now he has a new fight: erasing shame from those seeking help after a tragedy. (Courtesy photo)

A recipient of the Medal of Honor credits military medicine for helping him save lives on the battlefield. Now, he says that same system can save more lives off the battlefield.

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The many ways being a military nurse ‘keeps you on your toes’

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5/3/2017
Maj. Lani Pineda, an Army nurse in the Washington, D.C. area, shares insight into her experience as a critical care nurse in Afghanistan in 2013. There, she helped transport wounded warriors from the point of injury to the hospital. (Courtesy photo from  Maj. Lani Pineda)

This National Nurses Week, MHS nurses tell their stories to showcase their contribution to health readiness in some outside-of-the-usual settings. From deployment to training, military nurses showcase a range of skills, experiences, and expertise.

How to stay the course for good mental health

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5/2/2017
Many mental health conditions require treatment and won’t go away on their own. Putting off or dropping out of treatment could cause symptoms to get worse and impact many areas of your life. (U.S. Army photo)

Seeking help and committing to treatment for a mental health challenge is one of the best investments you can make

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Museum volunteer shares memories of nursing career

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5/1/2017
Roseann Flyte, a volunteer at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, talks about the proper materials for a first aid kit during the NMHM’s “Scout Day” on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Silver Spring, Maryland. (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Matthew Breitbart)

The National Museum of Health and Medicine, a Department of Defense museum and an element of the Defense Health Agency, is spotlighting nurses in and out of the armed forces during National Nurses Week 2017, May 6-12

Reducing stigma of mental health care supports overall wellness

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5/1/2017
USPHS Capt. Robert DeMartino, director of Mental Health Policy for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

To kick off May’s mental health awareness campaign, Capt. Robert DeMartino stresses the importance of mental health as part of a person’s overall health, and urges readers to ‘keep the conversation going.’

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DoD PSP Treasure Chest: May Edition

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4/30/2017
DoD Patient Safety Program Treasure Chest

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Celebrating Nurses, Every Day Patient Safety Champions

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4/30/2017
A U.S. Army nurse explains how to use eye drops to a patient during a medical readiness training exercise.

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Feature: Patient Safety Awareness Week Around the DoD

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4/30/2017
Three U.S. Naval Hospital Naples commanders wear patient safety gowns in honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week.

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