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Mountain Medic 23 Tests Joint Service Medical Evacuation Readiness

Article Around MHS
9/21/2023
Airmen and soldiers from multiple units treat a patient in front of an ambulance bus parked behind a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Mountain Medic 23 in Fort Carson, Colorado, on Aug. 16, 2023. The joint-service team practiced offloading patients from each ground medical transport vehicle into the cargo bay of the aircraft while its engines were running. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Justin Norton)

Soldiers, airmen and Guardians from multiple units participated in Exercise Mountain Medic 23, designed to simulate the evacuation and treatment of injured personnel in a joint-service austere battle zone, Aug. 7-18, 2023, throughout Colorado.

MHS Genesis Rollout Temporarily Constrains Some Services at Aviano Air Base Health Clinics

Article Around MHS
9/21/2023
Like all DOD MTFs, Aviano Air Base officials are communicating the rollout plan that is slated to begin on September 23, 2023, with final implementation to take place over the next couple of months.

As the Defense Health Agency and Department of Defense military medical treatment facilities continue their rollout of the new MHS GENESIS system across the globe, medical services, to include access to care and pharmacy, will be temporarily constrained.

“Partners in Care: A Conversation with Military Chaplains and Behavioral Health Providers"

Calendar Event
9/20/2023

#RealWarriors are encouraged to seek help for mental health concerns and chaplains are here to listen. Join us on Facebook Live to learn about their vital role and partnership with behavioral health providers. This event is co-hosted by the Psychological Health Center of Excellence and the Defense Suicide Prevention Office.

Prevent Serious Illness, Get Updated COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

Article
9/20/2023
Prevent Serious Illness, Get Updated COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

The fall and winter months tend to be the time when most people are sick with respiratory illnesses, like the cold, flu and COVID-19, though these can happen anytime of the year.

Why the Wait? Pharmacy ScriptCenter Becoming a Timely Preference

Article Around MHS
9/20/2023
The ScriptCenter is an automated—and secure—prescription refill dispenser available around the clock for eligible beneficiaries at Naval Hospital Bremerton, the Navy Exchange on Naval Base Kitsap Bangor and in the Commons on Naval Station Everett. “If you haven’t tried it, try it out. When linked, Q-Anywhere prescription activation and ScriptCenter dispensing will totally change your pharmacy experience. I guarantee it,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Evan Romrell, assistant department head of the pharmacy at NHB. (Courtesy Photo)

Naval Hospital Bremerton patients are realizing there’s a more convenient option available for picking up prescribed medications than waiting in the main pharmacy. It’s a time-saving asset for everyone who takes a minute to save an hour. The ScriptCenter is an automated—and secure–prescription refill dispenser available around the clock.

Ask the Doc: Should My Child Get the HPV Vaccine?

Article
9/20/2023
Ashley Warren, a volunteer military spouse, poses with her two kids in attendance during the annual UTNG-Kids summer camp at Camp Williams, Utah, June 28, 2022. Utah National Guard Youth Programs hosts this summer camp each year, inviting kids within specific age groups to come experience team building, crafts, and learning in a safe and fun environment. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Hack)

Dr. Margaret Ryan, Medical Director of the Defense Health Agency’s Immunization Health Division Pacific Region office, is a vaccine expert with a background in preventive medicine and infectious disease. She answers questions about HPV and HPV vaccination.

Virtual 5K Run Seeks 500 Participants to Help Raise Suicide Awareness

Article Around MHS
9/19/2023
Participants take selfies after completing this year's virtual 5K run or walk. The Army Substance Abuse Program at Camp Zama, Japan, is currently holding the event to promote self-care and highlight resources in support of Suicide Prevention Month. (Courtesy photo)

The Army Substance Abuse Program is currently holding a virtual 5K walk or run to promote selfcare and highlight resources in support of Suicide Prevention Month. Community members can participate in the run from anywhere until Sept. 30, and will receive a swag bag upon completion while supplies last.

Medical Education and Training Campus Ultrasound Student Praised for Catching Abnormal Scan

Article Around MHS
9/19/2023
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Douglass Jones conducts a training scan in the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program ultrasound laboratory at the Medical Education and Training Campus. Jones was praised for his outstanding attention to detail after recognizing a possible tumor in another student during a practice scan, enabling the student to receive expedited follow-up care. (Photo: Lisa Braun)

Hospital Corpsman Second Class Douglass Jones joined the Navy to challenge himself and develop skills that could one day be useful outside of the military. Fortunately for one service member, Jones was able to apply his newly learned skills in a very unexpected way.

Joint Pathology Center Conducts Change of Directorship

Article Around MHS
9/19/2023
U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Lyman accepts the Walter Reed flag from U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen, Director of the National Capital Region Market, during the Joint Pathology Center change of directorship ceremony in Memorial Auditorium.  (Photo: James Black)

The Joint Pathology Center (JPC) held a change of directorship as Army Col. Joel T. Moncur stepped down from his role as director, marking the end of a remarkable era of leadership.

Medical Education and Training Campus Physical Therapy Technician Program Goes Digital

Article Around MHS
9/19/2023
One benefit to using eBooks is their accessibility by METC students out-side of class time.  (Courtesy photo)

As the use of digital textbooks in schools continues to increase, hard copy textbooks are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Even more so after the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to transition to remote and hybrid learning, resulting in the skyrocketing use of electronic textbooks, or eBooks, and audiobooks in the classroom.

TBICoE Quarterly Education Series: Military Branch and Job-Specific Risk

Calendar Event
9/18/2023

Military job-specific risks such as blast exposure and jumps increase the chances of traumatic brain injuries throughout the armed forces. Join the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence as researchers and clinicians dive into the TBI risks across our military branches and explore what the health services are doing to prevent TBI and treat our service members.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maine due to Hurricane Lee

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9/18/2023
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maine due to Hurricane Lee

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Maine may receive emergency prescription refills now through Sept. 25, 2023, due to Hurricane Lee.

Soldier Helps Save Life of Suicide Attempt Victim

Article Around MHS
9/18/2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ta’ Quesha S. Abson, an instructor in the Practical Nurse Course Phase II at Walter Reed, was recently recognized for helping to save the life of a suicide-attempt victim while she was on temporary duty assignment at Fort Liberty, North Carolina in August. (Courtesy Photo)

August 8 began like most days for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ta’ Quesha S. Abson as she headed to work to fulfill her military duties. But as fate would have it, the day was far from usual for her. It would be the day that her actions helped save a life.

Empowering Mental Health Support for USU Students: the "IfYou'reReadingThis" Initiative

Article Around MHS
9/18/2023
USU students wrote messages of support during the annual USU Connections Fair as a part of the "IfYou'reReadingThis at USU" mental health support initiative. (Courtesy Photo)

"IfYou'reReadingThis" at USU is an initiative at the Uniformed Services University that collects personal letters to help medical students navigate the challenges of their education, fostering a community of support and promoting mental health and wellness.

Audiology Awareness Month (Grab Your Ear Protection)

Infographic
9/18/2023
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Service members can prevent hearing loss by wearing protective gear like earplugs, noise muffs, noise-attenuating helmets, and other devices. Check with your Hearing Conservation Program manager or audiologist about which protective device is best for your job and environment. For more about HPDs visit: hearing.health.mil/Prevention/Hearing-Protection-Devices #AudiologyAwarenessMonth #Hear4Life

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