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The Military Health System (MHS) is an interconnected network of Service Members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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From a Small Twig Comes 75 Years of Medical Readiness

Article Around MHS
8/15/2022
Military personnel celebrating MSC milestone

For 75 years, the Navy Medical Service Corps has long been regarded as the most diverse corps, comprised of health care administrators, clinicians, and scientists.

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Taking the stings out of summer fun

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8/15/2022
Beekeeper in protective gear holds framework with bees and honey..

What you should know and do about bee, wasp, and hornet stings

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Bug-Borne Illnesses | Summer Safety

Avoid summertime food poisoning with these easy tips

Article
8/12/2022
Someone cooking on a grill

Food safety in the summer is just as important as sunscreen

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Nutritional Fitness | Summer Safety | Summer Safety Toolkit

BACH Resumes Mom & Me Breastfeeding Support Group

Article Around MHS
8/11/2022
Military medical personnel weighs newborn

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s breastfeeding support group, Mom & Me, has resumed in-person meetings, Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Women’s Health Clinic.

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Women's Health | Children's Health

LRMC Anesthesiologist Aids in Life-saving Response at Local Pool

Article Around MHS
8/10/2022
Military medical personnel in surgery

When summer swimming became a life-or-death situation for a young boy, U.S. Air Force Maj. Milt Poll, an anesthesiologist for the 86th Medical Squadron at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), used his military training to aid in rescue efforts.

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Swimming Safety

Summer Water Safety Means: Know your Limitations

Article
8/10/2022
Military personnel participating in a swim call

Know your swimming rules and dangers

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Summer Safety | Summer Safety Toolkit

Learn the Most Recent Age Requirements for COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

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8/10/2022
A man fist bumps a child.

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get your vaccines and booster shots.

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Coronavirus | Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

Telemedicine Privilege by Proxy Expands Access to MHS Care

Article
8/10/2022
Infographic featuring Lt Col Legault

MHS has Telemedicine Privilege by Proxy: A fast, efficient process that enables providers to file one application and get permission to virtually treat patients anywhere in the MHS.

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Coronavirus | Telehealth Program

Cervical Cancer Screening Available at NHB

Article Around MHS
8/9/2022
Military medical personnel in cancer screening exam room

Walk-in availability for cervical cancer screening – also known as a Pap test or Pap smear – will begin at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s OB/GYN clinic, Sept. 2, 2022.

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Women's Health

Yoga Shield: Building Mental and Physical Resiliency

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8/9/2022
Airman teaches yoga to a variety of Airmen in Springfield, Ohio, so they learn mental and physical resiliency.

Airman teaches yoga to decrease stress, enhance resiliency

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Physical Fitness

Naval Postgraduate Dental School's Orofacial Pain Program: A Light of Relief at the End of the Pain Tunnel for the Warfighter

Article Around MHS
8/8/2022
Military medical personnel in a meeting

The Navy Medical Leader and Professional Development Command (NMLPDC) located at Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Bethesda, Maryland offers several operationally relevant training opportunities, contributing to Navy Medicine’s focus on sustaining a Force that is medically ready. 

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Dental Health | Total Body Preventive Health - Dental, Medical & Mental

WRNMMC first DOD facility to earn American College of Surgeons new quality verification status

Article Around MHS
8/5/2022
Military medical personnel performing surgery

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has recognized Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) as one of the first 25 hospitals verified through its inaugural Quality Verification Program (QVP). WRNMMC was the only Department of Defense facility achieving the ACS quality verification.

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Quality & Safety of Health Care (for Health Care Professionals) | Clinical Quality Management | Ready Reliable Care

What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

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8/5/2022
A human hand with sores

Monkeypox is rare. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family and when to contact a medical provider.

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox Declared Public Health Emergency: What Airmen and Guardians Need to Know

Article Around MHS
8/4/2022
Microscopic view of monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency on July 23. With more than 4,000 cases in the United States, Airmen and Guardians should know the risks and how to stay safe.

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Corpsman Care during Atlantic Ocean ops on MSC ship

Article Around MHS
8/4/2022
Military medical personnel performing emergency surgery

There’s a reason why U.S. Navy independent duty corpsmen are found assigned on isolated platforms from the wide expanse of the Indo-Pacific Theater to the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support | Global Health Engagement
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