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‘Good things are happening’ as DoD continues to roll out MHS GENESIS

Article
1/8/2019
Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne discusses MHS GENESIS at the 2018 AMSUS annual meeting. (Photo by MHS Communications)

Military Health System provides updates on electronic health record

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MHS GENESIS

If the weather outside is frightful, a little preparation can make it delightful

Article
12/28/2018
Army 2nd Lt. David Stringer, 452nd Combat Support Hospital, leads his group through snowy terrain during winter warfare training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)

Learn the risks of exposure to cold, and steps to stay safe

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Health Readiness

Promoting better understanding, treatment of traumatic brain injury

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12/26/2018
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino performs Art Therapy as part of his Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) treatment and recovery. Art Therapy Interns, Adrienne Stamper (left) and Nancy Parfitt instruct and work with Mannino as he receives his art therapy. The therapy is conducted at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center located in Bethesda, Maryland. (Department of Defense photo by Marvin Lynchard)

Blood test to identify TBI among 2018 achievements

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Landreaux becomes Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Resources Management and Policy

Article
12/21/2018
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Tom McCaffery presides over Mr. Darrell Landreaux’s promotion to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Resources Management and Policy. (MHS photo)

Mr. Darrell Landreaux’s promotion

Leaders take world view to enhance health readiness

Article
12/19/2018
Army Maj. Elizabeth Polfer (left), an orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas, performs hand surgery with her Honduran counterpart in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during a Regional Health Command-Central Global Health Engagement Medical Readiness Training Exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Pinel)

Global engagements include missions in South, Central America

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Global Health Engagement

DHA expanding support to combatant commands

Article
11/30/2018
Maj. Gen. Place, director of the National Capital Region, speaks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

DHA headquarters will have centralized functional capabilities to ensure standardization and ensure efficiencies

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Combat Support

Health leaders: Whole of military health is greater than sum of parts

Article
11/29/2018
Dr. John Cho (far right), AMSUS executive director, introduces speakers (from left) Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director; Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army surgeon general; Vice Adm. Forrest Faison III, Navy surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg,  Air Force surgeon general; Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, Joint Staff surgeon, Dr. Richard Thomas, president of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; and Dr. Terry Adirim, deputy assistant secretary of defense for health services policy and oversight.

Collaboration stressed as transformation is under way

DHA leaders: Embrace historical changes to military health

Article
11/28/2018
Vice Adm. Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), delivers remarks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

Bono, Kiyokawa describe plans as MTFs come under DHA umbrella

Looking to the future: Leaders come together at AMSUS

Article
11/27/2018
Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, U.S. Navy surgeon general, delivers remarks at the opening of the AMSUS 2018 annual meeting.

This year’s conference theme is “The Future of Healthcare is Now”

Cyber fitness, awareness key during ‘season of shopping’

Article
11/22/2018
Making cyber security a priority while shopping or browsing online can help you protect yourself from more than you bargained for during this ‘season of shopping.’

During a popular time of year for shopping, consumers should be aware of scams or fraudulent activity targeting shoppers and email users, experts say. Taking small steps every day to protect information online can make a big difference in the long-term future.

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A pain in the brain may be a migraine

Article
11/15/2018
Migraines affect women more than men with many options for treatment.

Women affected three times more frequently than men

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Mental Health Care | Women's Health

To drink, or not to drink

Article
11/9/2018
If you are battling substance abuse, consider attending an alcohol-free holiday party or host your own alcohol-free small gathering

If you are battling substance abuse, consider attending an alcohol-free holiday party or host your own alcohol-free small gathering

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Substance Abuse

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

Article
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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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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Health Readiness

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
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