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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.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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Retiring Wounded Warrior Continues to Serve His Military Community

Article
12/6/2022
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Blake Conley and family

Despite a career-ending cancer diagnosis, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Blake Conley prepares to retire after more than 20 years serving his nation with a positive outlook and a desire to keep serving.

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Lt. Gen. Place's Professional Reading List

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12/6/2022

U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers

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

The Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle poses with civilian partners from trauma centers that help train U.S. Army medical personnel at the Defense Health Headquarters during Army Medicine's first Military Civilian Partnership Summit.

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

Article Around MHS
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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Colorectal Screening PSA for providers

Video
12/6/2022
Colorectal Screening PSA for providers

DHA Director Lt. Gen. Ron Place, a colon and rectal surgeon, gives information to providers regarding colorectal screenings and options covered by TRICARE. Let your patients know that once they turn 45, it's time to get screened for colorectal cancer and talk to them about the fit and all other appropriate screening options available to them. Learn more at https://tricare.mil/ColorectalCancerExams

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Colorectal Screening PSA for patients

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12/6/2022
Colorectal Screening PSA for patients

Did you know that there are at-home options for colorectal screenings that are covered by Tricare? Watch this short video featuring Lt. Gen. Place, Director of the Defense Health Agency as well as a colon & rectal surgeon, to learn more.

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Naval Medical Research Center Joint Study with Mount Sinai Uncovers Differences in COVID-19 Immune Response between the Sexes

Article Around MHS
12/5/2022
Amanda Cherry, research assistant, performing diagnostic testing at NMRC

A collaborative study between researchers at Naval Medical Research Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Princeton University has highlighted immune response differences in the coronavirus infection responses between male and female patients.

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Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Joint Base Andrews, MD

Calendar Event
12/2/2022

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Visiting Nurse Program Celebrates 100 Years

Article Around MHS
12/2/2022
Shannon Williams, visiting nurse for Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society

The Visiting Nurse Program of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) organization provides specialized care to the communities they serve around the world. Founded on November 25, 1922 when Nell Watson was hired as the first visiting nurse at the Parris Island Branch Auxiliary, the program celebrated its centennial anniversary Nov. 25, 2022.

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DOD Begins Hiring Prevention Workforce

Article Around MHS
12/2/2022
Suicide in the Military is down, but suicide suicide prevention remains a dedicated DOD focus.

DOD is working to create the healthy climates necessary to address a range of problematic and harmful behaviors, including suicide. This will be accomplished, in part, with a new and dedicated focus.

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Air Force Medics Ready for Future Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Threats

Article Around MHS
12/1/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Keisha Wolfe during explosives course

The U.S. Air Force medics who respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive events, are improving their threat detection and treatment capabilities. Not only are medics preparing to respond to new, diverse potential threats, but they are also preparing to respond in newer operational environments.

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'We Must Be Future-Focused' Says New USU President Dr. Jonathan Woodson

Article Around MHS
12/1/2022
New USU President Dr. Jonathan Woodson at podium

Building strong relationships with stakeholders and preparing students to embrace the digital medical platforms of the future are just some of the many goals of the new president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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DMIS ID Monthly Change January 2023

Technical Document
12/1/2022

DHA publishes DMIS ID Tables monthly for the MHS. This site provides the latest version of the DMIS ID Table for viewing, printing, or downloading, along with a change

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DMIS ID Monthly January 2023

Technical Document
12/1/2022

DHA publishes DMIS ID Tables monthly for the MHS. This site provides the latest version of the DMIS ID Table for viewing, printing, or downloading, along with a change report.

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DMIS ID Data Dictionary

Technical Document
12/1/2022

DMIS ID Data Dictionary is published on a monthly basis.

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