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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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Patient Safety In Action: Deploying A New Tool to Identify Adverse Events, Improve Patient Safety

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4/30/2017
Military medical professionals perform surgery in a military treatment facility.

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Kids and allergies: Awareness is key to relief, treatment

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4/28/2017
From left, 9-year-old Declan and 2-year-old Maeve have allergies, but Saoirse, 5, and Eibhlin, 7, are allergy-free. The siblings posed for their mom near their home at Fort Meade, Maryland. (Courtesy photo)

MHS experts offer information, advice for this common condition

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Military doctor shares tips for a healthy pregnancy

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4/27/2017
Navy Lt. Jessica Miller, a certified nurse midwife in Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s pregnancy Integrated Practice Unit, assesses a patient. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

From food preparation to educational classes, MHS Experts provide advice for expectant parents as they prepare for the birth of their child

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Children's Health | Women's Health

Welcome to the world, baby!

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4/27/2017
Kim Baughman, a registered nurse, checks a newborn’s reflexes. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

From delivery to care, support is available for parents through various services, classes, and resources in the MHS

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Daily nutrition strategies for endurance

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4/26/2017
Fueling for endurance events starts by eating a balanced diet, high in variety. Consuming carbs from various sources before training and throughout each day will be keep you energized. Protein after your workouts will help you recover from your workout so you can train again tomorrow. (U.S. Army photo)

Performance nutrition really begins during training, when you consistently fuel your body with the proper amounts and kinds of calories and nutrients

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What hopeful mothers-to-be should know before conceiving

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4/26/2017
Women considering pregnancy are encouraged to make a preconception appointment with their health care providers to discuss family planning, prenatal care, and ways to optimize health for both mother and baby. Here, women participate in a learning exercise during “Baby Bootcamp,” which is part of Fort Irwin National Training Center’s New Parent Support Program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Julie Felix)

When preparing for a pregnancy, planning ahead and making a preconception appointment with a health care provider is recommended

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Belvoir Hospital offers cutting-edge liver cancer treatment

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4/25/2017
For patients battling cancer, quality of life is most often achieved through treatment options. At Belvoir Hospital, a new localized option – the first of its kind for any military hospital on the East Coast – is giving patients with liver tumors another choice to enhance their quality of life. (Department of Defense photo by Reese Brown)

Belvoir Hospital is giving patients with liver tumors another choice to enhance their quality of life

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Military Kids Connect provides online resources to help children cope and thrive

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4/25/2017
Military Kids Connect is an online community for children ages 6-17 years old, providing access to age-appropriate resources to help with the unique psychological challenges of military life.

Children with parents in the military face a lot of challenges to their psychological health; the Military Kids Connect website gives them resources to deal with these challenges

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How to run hills

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4/24/2017
Service members of Joint Task Force Guantanamo and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay run up John Paul Jones Hill. Running hills is one of the best ways to get in shape, as long as you run them correctly. Your form is important for running uphill, just like it is for running on flat ground. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kellie Bliss)

Running hills is one of the best ways to get in shape, as long as you run them correctly

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Sesame Street for Military Families sets preschoolers on the right path

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4/24/2017
The Military Health System and Sesame Street team up to help the youngest, and the largest, demographic of children with parents in the military. © Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photo used with permission.

Military Health System and Sesame Street team up to help the youngest, and the largest, demographic of children with parents in the military.

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Keesler Medical Center surgeons implant Air Force's first Micra Pacemaker

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4/21/2017
Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Matthew Hann, 81st Medical Operations Squadron interventional cardiologist, inserts a Micra Transcatheter Pacing System at the Keesler Medical Center. Keesler is the first Air Force hospital to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia and restore the heart's normal rhythm by sending electrical impulses to increase heart rate

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David Grant Medical Center first Air Force hospital to receive advanced birthing simulator

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4/20/2017
Medical staff conduct training on the new Complicated OB Emergency Simulator at Travis Air Force Base, California.  Travis has been selected by the Defense Health Agency as one of five installations within DoD to be a pilot base for the new system. The system will provide a standardized platform for training for all levels of clinical staff to promote standardization on patient safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

The Defense Health Agency purchased five of the simulators for the Department of Defense and chose Travis as the pilot base for the Air Force to provide the training and necessary feedback

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To salt or not to salt?

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4/20/2017
Most Americans get more than 75% of their sodium from prepared and processed foods, including tomato sauce, soups, gravies, canned foods, bread, frozen pizzas, snack foods, and salad dressings. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesus McCloud)

It’s important to watch your sodium intake because it can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and some cancers

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Nutrition centers improve health readiness

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4/19/2017
Patient care is at the core of multi-service market nutrition centers. These centers provide a range of services to meet individual patient needs within the military health community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes.)

Nutrition centers at MTFs, especially in large multi-service markets like National Capital Region, benefit patients by providing a variety of services; dietitians at these centers contribute to health readiness in many ways, such as teaching classes, providing training, and carefully preparing patient meals

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Protecting our people protects our mission

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4/19/2017
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Eliminating sexual assault requires every service member be a steadfast participant in creating an appropriate culture and upholding military core values. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell)

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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