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DHA director named as one of 50 most influential physician executives and leaders

Article
6/25/2018
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 most influential physician executives and leaders for this year. (MHS file photo)

DHA director named as one of 50 most influential physician executives and leaders

Going the distance runs in the family

Article
6/14/2018
Elisa Zwanenburg (left) and Al Richmond (right) engage in their favorite father-daughter activity, marathon running. (Courtesy photo by James Frank)

For this father/daughter team, running, and the Marine Corps principles that carry them, are in their blood

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Living with aphasia and the long road to regain language capabilities

Article
6/11/2018
Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.

Roughly 1 million Americans currently have aphasia, a condition that impairs the ability to express and/or understand language, and nearly 180,000 Americans are diagnosed with it every year.

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Drugmaker discontinuing Type 2 diabetes medication

Article
6/8/2018
Approximately 6,200 Military Health System beneficiaries who are using Tanzeum to aid with managing their Type 2 diabetes will need to switch to an alternative in the wake of GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s announcement that it will stop manufacturing the drug starting in late July. Beneficiaries are advised to speak with their provider about the preferred alternative medications and which is best for them. (MHS graphic)

Providers will guide patients on alternatives

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Breaking down anxiety one fear at a time

Article
6/5/2018
Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Gales participates in ‘battlefield’ acupuncture, also known as ‘ear acupuncture,’ at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as a treatment for anxiety related to PTSD. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Cunningham)

Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and anxiety related to PTSD are common disorders. In fact, an estimated 31 percent of U.S. adults experience anxiety at some point in their lives; one marine discusses his journey.

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All in with medical support during Warrior Games

Article
6/5/2018
About 60 medical professionals in the Military Health System have volunteered to work at the DoD Warrior Games to support competitors including Army 1st Sgt. Jay Collins (above), who's scheduled to run, cycle, and row - among other events - as a member of the U.S. Special Operations Command team. (Photo courtesy USSOCOM Office of Communication)

Altitude will be latest challenge for athletes

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Two MHS providers achieve top scores in the patient experience survey

Article
6/4/2018
Recently, the MHS published its annual “Best of the Best” report, taking a closer look on MHS providers, departments and facilities who earned top honors based on JOES survey results.

The MHS recently published its annual “Best of the Best” report on medical providers

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Men’s Health Month: Never ‘too busy’ to focus on wellness

Article
6/1/2018
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chris Lopez, chief of strategic outreach and engagement for the Military Health System, competes in an event during the Camp Lemonnier Amazing Race in Djibouti. (Courtesy photo)

Don’t let summer fun distract from fitness

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Your military family: The key to beating holiday blues

Article
12/20/2017
Airman Adrianna Barelas, 4th Space Operations Squadron system administrator, displays her Grinch side for the holiday season at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2017. Many things can cause stress during the holidays, including travel, financial strain from gift buying, and the expectations of friends and family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Lift your mood with healthy basics

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Strengthening capabilities, fostering partnership top priorities at global health summit

Article
10/27/2017
Admiral Tim Ziemer, head of U.S. delegation, giving remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

A growing partnership of more than 60 nations is working to build countries’ capacity to help create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and elevate global health security

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Department of Defense continues commitment to Global Health Security Agenda

Article
10/12/2016
Dr. Karen Guice, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, addressed attendees on the second day of the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Summit Sept. 14, 2016.

Department of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders travel to the Netherlands to attend a summit on the Global Health Security Agenda

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9/11 Memories – Kathryn M. Beasley

Article
9/9/2016
Capt. Kathryn M. Beasley, retired, former Navy Nurse Corps officer

Kathryn Beasley had recently reported into her new job as director of Healthcare Operations at the former National Naval Medical Center when the terrorist attacks hit

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Former head of TRICARE Management Activity remembers how the world changed

Article
9/8/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon.

The world, and thus military medicine, changed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The former head of TRICARE reflects on those changes.

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9/11 Memories – Michael Cowan

Article
9/7/2016
(graphic) Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, retired, former U.S. Navy Surgeon General

Former U.S. Navy Surgeon General recalls the events of 9/11 and after

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For former Pentagon clinic chief, sights and smells of 9/11 terrorist attack burned into his mind

Article
9/6/2016
Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of the Pentagon’s health clinic was stuck on a bridge, just across the river from the building, feeling helpless as he watched it burn

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DHA director named as one of 50 most influential physician executives and leaders

Article
6/25/2018
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 most influential physician executives and leaders for this year. (MHS file photo)

DHA director named as one of 50 most influential physician executives and leaders

Going the distance runs in the family

Article
6/14/2018
Elisa Zwanenburg (left) and Al Richmond (right) engage in their favorite father-daughter activity, marathon running. (Courtesy photo by James Frank)

For this father/daughter team, running, and the Marine Corps principles that carry them, are in their blood

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Living with aphasia and the long road to regain language capabilities

Article
6/11/2018
Aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.

Roughly 1 million Americans currently have aphasia, a condition that impairs the ability to express and/or understand language, and nearly 180,000 Americans are diagnosed with it every year.

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Drugmaker discontinuing Type 2 diabetes medication

Article
6/8/2018
Approximately 6,200 Military Health System beneficiaries who are using Tanzeum to aid with managing their Type 2 diabetes will need to switch to an alternative in the wake of GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s announcement that it will stop manufacturing the drug starting in late July. Beneficiaries are advised to speak with their provider about the preferred alternative medications and which is best for them. (MHS graphic)

Providers will guide patients on alternatives

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TRICARE Formulary

Breaking down anxiety one fear at a time

Article
6/5/2018
Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Gales participates in ‘battlefield’ acupuncture, also known as ‘ear acupuncture,’ at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as a treatment for anxiety related to PTSD. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Cunningham)

Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and anxiety related to PTSD are common disorders. In fact, an estimated 31 percent of U.S. adults experience anxiety at some point in their lives; one marine discusses his journey.

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Mental Health Care | Preventive Health | Men's Health | Mental Wellness | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

All in with medical support during Warrior Games

Article
6/5/2018
About 60 medical professionals in the Military Health System have volunteered to work at the DoD Warrior Games to support competitors including Army 1st Sgt. Jay Collins (above), who's scheduled to run, cycle, and row - among other events - as a member of the U.S. Special Operations Command team. (Photo courtesy USSOCOM Office of Communication)

Altitude will be latest challenge for athletes

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Warrior Care

Two MHS providers achieve top scores in the patient experience survey

Article
6/4/2018
Recently, the MHS published its annual “Best of the Best” report, taking a closer look on MHS providers, departments and facilities who earned top honors based on JOES survey results.

The MHS recently published its annual “Best of the Best” report on medical providers

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Men’s Health Month: Never ‘too busy’ to focus on wellness

Article
6/1/2018
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chris Lopez, chief of strategic outreach and engagement for the Military Health System, competes in an event during the Camp Lemonnier Amazing Race in Djibouti. (Courtesy photo)

Don’t let summer fun distract from fitness

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Men's Health

Your military family: The key to beating holiday blues

Article
12/20/2017
Airman Adrianna Barelas, 4th Space Operations Squadron system administrator, displays her Grinch side for the holiday season at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 1, 2017. Many things can cause stress during the holidays, including travel, financial strain from gift buying, and the expectations of friends and family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Tracy)

Lift your mood with healthy basics

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Mental Health Care

Strengthening capabilities, fostering partnership top priorities at global health summit

Article
10/27/2017
Admiral Tim Ziemer, head of U.S. delegation, giving remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting in Kampala, Uganda.

A growing partnership of more than 60 nations is working to build countries’ capacity to help create a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats and elevate global health security

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Global Health Engagement | Global Health Security Agenda

Department of Defense continues commitment to Global Health Security Agenda

Article
10/12/2016
Dr. Karen Guice, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, addressed attendees on the second day of the 2016 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Summit Sept. 14, 2016.

Department of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders travel to the Netherlands to attend a summit on the Global Health Security Agenda

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9/11 Memories – Kathryn M. Beasley

Article
9/9/2016
Capt. Kathryn M. Beasley, retired, former Navy Nurse Corps officer

Kathryn Beasley had recently reported into her new job as director of Healthcare Operations at the former National Naval Medical Center when the terrorist attacks hit

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MHS Remembers 9/11

Former head of TRICARE Management Activity remembers how the world changed

Article
9/8/2016
Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon.

The world, and thus military medicine, changed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The former head of TRICARE reflects on those changes.

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MHS Remembers 9/11

9/11 Memories – Michael Cowan

Article
9/7/2016
(graphic) Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, retired, former U.S. Navy Surgeon General

Former U.S. Navy Surgeon General recalls the events of 9/11 and after

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MHS Remembers 9/11

For former Pentagon clinic chief, sights and smells of 9/11 terrorist attack burned into his mind

Article
9/6/2016
Dr. James Geiling (back to camera, in the blue vest), at the time an Army colonel in charge of the Pentagon's DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, directs the medical response after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

On Sept. 11, 2001, the chief of the Pentagon’s health clinic was stuck on a bridge, just across the river from the building, feeling helpless as he watched it burn

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MHS Remembers 9/11
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