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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers to Receive Extended Training at Civilian Trauma Centers

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12/6/2022
U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers

U.S. Army enlisted medical personnel will now be assigned for one to two years at civilian trauma centers that partner with the U.S. Army to increase deployment preparedness. At the Army Medicine’s Inaugural Military-Civilian Partnership Summit held at the Defense Health Headquarters earlier this month, the Army Surgeon General explained to partners the importance of expanding training opportunities for enlisted personnel with the combat medic being the highest priority.

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Civil Military Medicine | Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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12/6/2022
National Glaucoma Awareness Month

There’s no cure for glaucoma, but early detection and treatment can protect your vision. Learn more and see if you’re at risk. https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/outreach-campaigns-and-resources/glaucoma-resources/glaucoma-awareness-month #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth

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January | Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention

Cervical Health Awareness Month

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12/6/2022
Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, but can be prevented through vaccination and regular screening. Get information on women’s health: https://health.mil/WomensHealth #CervicalHealthAwarenessMonth

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January | Women's Health

Birth Defects Prevention Month

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12/6/2022
Birth Defects Prevention Month

Getting enough folic acid in your diet before and during pregnancy is one easy way to help prevent birth defects. Here’s some information from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/index.html

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January | Women's Health

National Blood Donor Month

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12/6/2022
National Blood Donor Month

This year over 4.5 million people will need a blood transfusion. You can help make that life-saving resource available. Find out how to donate today: https://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/index.html #NationalBloodDonorMonth #ASBP #ReadySetDonate

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January

MLK Day

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12/6/2022
MLK Day

Today we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the amazing work he did to advance the civil rights movement. #MLKDay

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January

National Pharmacist Day

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12/6/2022
National Pharmacist Day

Today we thank all the pharmacists across the Military Health System who help keep us healthy every day. #NationalPharmacistDay #ThankAPharmacist

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January

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

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12/6/2022
National Folic Acid Awareness Week

DYK? 400 micrograms of folic acid daily is vital to a healthy pregnancy. Find out why, and how to ensure you get it: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/folicacid/index.html #FolicAcidAwareness

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January

Winter Safety Month

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12/6/2022
Winter Safety Month

Up your safety knowledge for Winter Safety Month with these tips to keep you safe and healthy as the weather turns cold. https://health.mil/WinterSafety #WinterSafetyMonth

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January | Winter Safety

Happy New Year

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12/6/2022
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all the service members and military families around the world.

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January

New Years Resolution Week

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12/6/2022
New Years Resolution Week

Make your resolution for the new year a success, set specific goals and have a support system. #NewYearsResolutionWeek

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January

Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

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12/6/2022
Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

More than 50% of concussions related to extreme sports occur while snow skiing or snowboarding. Check out these resources from the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence before you hit the slopes this winter. https://health.mil/AHeadfortheFuture #TBIAwareness

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January | Winter Safety | A Head for the Future

Healthy Weight Week

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12/6/2022
Healthy Weight Week

Kick off Healthy Weight Week with these tips on healthy nutrition for your mind and body: https://health.mil/Nutrition #HealthyWeightWeek

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January

National Without A Scalpel Day

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12/6/2022
National Without A Scalpel Day

On this day in 1964, the first angioplasty was performed. We’re celebrating all the providers across the Military Health System seeking the best care for their patients using minimally invasive procedures. #NationalWithoutAScalpelDay

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January

Data Privacy Day

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12/6/2022
Data Privacy Day

Mobile devices make it so easy to take our information with us everywhere. They also make it harder to keep our data secure. On this Data Privacy Day, take a little time to review the security and privacy of your data. These tips can get you started: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/protect-your-personal-information-data #DataPrivacyDay

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