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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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Blast Gauges 2022

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11/17/2022
Blast Gauges 2022

Small, wearable blast measurement gauges show the damages incurred during a recent study of blast pressure exposure at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The pilot study with the 101st Airborne was part of a congressionally mandated longitudinal study on blast overpressure in members of the armed services. The study is part of the Warfighter Brain Health initiative, which focuses on gathering data on service members’ brain health in training, deployment, garrisons, and off-duty sports.

Injury Prevention - Injury Accumulation

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11/17/2022
Injury Prevention - Injury Accumulation

“The biggest risk factor for a musculoskeletal injury is a previous musculoskeletal injury. Get small injuries treated before they become major ones! https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/healthy-living/fitness-nutrition-active-living/preventing-injuries-in-military-training/ #PreventInjury”

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Injury Prevention - Main Graphic

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11/17/2022
Injury Prevention - Main Graphic

“This December, the MHS is highlighting the importance of taking measures to prevent injury, whether it’s in the workplace, while training or during recreation. #PreventInjury www.health.mil/injuryprevention"

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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 Comparable Regulations (CLIA Comparable Regulations.)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/17/2022

Regulations and instructions for the DOD Components based on the CLIA regulations issued by the HHS. CLIA comparable regulations are similar to, but not necessarily identical to, HHS CLIA regulations, modified only as may be required to meet ...

Source of Definition:

DoD Instruction 6440.02: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Program (CLIP)

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Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 Comparable Regulations | Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988

Seasonal Influenza Summary: Nov 17, 2022

Report
11/17/2022

During the 2021-2022 Influenza Season, activity was much lower compared to seasons prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the 2021-2022 season was significantly higher than the 2020-2021 season, when many COVID-19 migration measures were in place. The 2021-2022 influenza season was bi-modal with a peak at week 50 and another higher peak at week 14.

1st Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit - New Orleans LA

Calendar Event
11/16/2022

Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities, and threats to small business contractors.

Contract Resource Management Agency Financial Report, Fiscal Year 2022

Report
11/16/2022

Our Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Defense Health Program (DHP) budget presented a balanced, comprehensive strategy to (1) defend the nation; (2) take care of our people; and (3) succeed through teamwork. It included funding for the Department’s ongoing efforts to eradicate coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and invest in future modernization, while preserving and bolstering readiness to cement our status as the best joint fighting force in the world.

Hurricane: Disaster Referral Waiver

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11/16/2022
Hurricane: Disaster Referral Waiver

if you have TRICARE Prime, your Primary Care Manager (PCM) provides most of your care. If you see a TRICARE-authorized specialty provider without a referral, you have to pay Point-of-Service (POS) charges.

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Hurricane: Hospital Closure

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11/16/2022
Hurricane: Hospital Closure

Disaster Alert if a hospital has to close during a hurricane.

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Hurricane Essential Resources

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11/16/2022
Hurricane Essential Resources

This graphic highlights emergency resources people can use before emergencies to be disaster ready.

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Hurricane Readiness Kit

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11/16/2022
Hurricane Readiness Kit

Before a hurricane prepare a hurricane readiness kit including important documents, prescriptions, and family emergency plan.

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Hurricane: Getting Emergency Prescriptions

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11/16/2022
Hurricane: Getting Emergency Prescriptions

During a hurricane, sometimes TRICARE will authorize emergency prescription refills. If authorized, take you prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy.

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TRICARE Open Season is Here: Find Right the TRICARE Plan for You

Article Around MHS
11/16/2022
Military personnel smiles with spouse

Does TRICARE open season apply to you? Now is your chance to enroll in a health plan or change health plans for coverage that starts Jan. 1, 2023. You have until Tuesday, Dec. 13, to make changes.

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Soldiers Learn Nuances of Basic Life Support

Article Around MHS
11/16/2022
Military medical personnel in life support class

U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the 801st field hospital learned the nuances of providing care to adults, pregnant women, children and infants when they attended the basic life support class on Nov. 7.

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Healthy Sleep Following Concussion/mTBI Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet
11/16/2022

Getting restful sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health, and it often takes thoughtful preparation during the day. This fact sheet offers service members and veterans who experience sleep disturbances after a concussion with healthy sleep tips that can likely improve sleep.

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