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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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Compensable Disability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A medical condition that is determined to be unfitting due to disability and that meets the statutory criteria of chapter 61 of Title 10 for entitlement to disability retired or severance pay.

Source of Definition:

DoDM 1332.18, Volume 1: Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: General Information and Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES) Time Standards

Compensable Disability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A medical condition that is determined to be unfitting due to disability and that meets the statutory criteria of Chapter 61 of Title 10, U.S.C. for entitlement to disability retired or severance pay

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

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Compensable Disability

MHS Minute | October 2022

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11/9/2022
MHS Minute | October 2022

This MHS Minute focuses on the contraceptive care services available to service members and beneficiaries. Learn more by visiting: https://tricare.mil/birthcontrol and https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health/Contraceptive-Care-QnA Access communications products at https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Toolkits/Contraceptive-Care-Toolkit

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2022 (Q2) DOD Worldwide Numbers for TBI

Report
11/9/2022

TBICoE is the Defense Department’s office of responsibility for tracking traumatic brain injury data in the U.S. military. Here you’ll find data on the number of active-duty service members—anywhere U.S. forces are located—with a first-time TBI diagnosis in the calendar year 2022 through the second quarter. The data is also broken down by each branch of the armed services.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence | DOD TBI Worldwide Numbers | TBI Provider Resources | TBI Educators | TBICoE Research | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division

2000-2022 Q2 DOD Worldwide Numbers for TBI

Report
11/9/2022

TBICoE is the Defense Department’s office of responsibility for tracking traumatic brain injury data in the U.S. military. Here you’ll find data on the number of active-duty service members—anywhere U.S. forces are located—with a first-time TBI diagnosis from calendar year 2000 through the second quarter of 2022. The data is also broken down by each branch of the armed services.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence | DOD TBI Worldwide Numbers | TBI Provider Resources | TBI Educators | TBICoE Research | Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division

2021 DOD Worldwide Numbers for TBI

Report
11/9/2022

TBICoE is the Defense Department’s office of responsibility for tracking traumatic brain injury data in the U.S. military. Here you’ll find data on the number of active-duty service members—anywhere U.S. forces are located—with a first-time TBI diagnosis in 2021. The data is also broken down by each branch of the armed services.

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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Infections and MMR Vaccine

Fact Sheet
11/9/2022

This information paper describes measles, mumps, and rubella and the vaccines to prevent these infections.

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Daylight Savings Time

Infographic
11/9/2022
Daylight Savings Time

Plan. Prepare. Protect. Natural Disaster Resource Guide. It’s Daylight Saving Time! In addition to setting your clocks forward one hour, consider these safety checks and updates as part of your routine: check and replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; check your emergency kits in your home and vehicle for expired items; see if your fire extinguishers need to be recharged; Make sure your information is updated in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System: www.tricare.mil/DEERS; throw away expired medication using the proper “drug take back” procedures: www.tricare.mil/DrugTakeBack; verify and update your emergency contact list; sign up for email alerts from TRICARE: tricare.mil/subscriptions. Image of alarm clock. Be ready at a moment’s notice. www.tricare.mil/Disaster.

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Prepare Early: Gather Food, Water, and Supplies

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early: Gather Food, Water, and Supplies

Be Ready. Prepare Early. Gather food, water, and supplies

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Prepare Early: If You're Activated or Deployed

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early: If You're Activated or Deployed

Be Ready. Prepare Early, if you're activated or deployed

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Prepare Early: Gather, Organize, and Store Medication

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early: Gather, Organize, and Store Medication

Be Ready. Prepare Early. Gather, Organize, and Store Medication.

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Prepare Early: Get Tech Ready

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early: Get Tech Ready

Be Ready. Prepare Early, get tech ready

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Disaster Prep Toolkit | Be Ready - Disaster Preparedness

Prepare Early for Disasters

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early for Disasters

Plan. Prepare. Protect. Natural Disaster Resource Guide. Prepare Early for Disasters.

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Prepare Early: Make Evacuation Plan

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early: Make Evacuation Plan

Be Ready. Prepare Early. Make an evacuation plan.

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Prepare Early: Getting Emergency Prescription Refills

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11/9/2022
Prepare Early: Getting Emergency Prescription Refills

TRICARE will authorize emergency prescription refills.

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