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Military Health System

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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2nd Annual NVSBC Veteran Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Symposium

Calendar Event
1/27/2023

National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) is hosting its annual Veteran entrepreneurship symposium.

Eyes on Vision Readiness

Article Around MHS
1/27/2023
Military personnel gets eye exam

Good eyesight is often take for granted, but vision impairment can be the difference between mission success and mission failure. Find out what's happening on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling so airmen in the National Capital Region remain sharply focused on their U.S. Air Force missions.

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Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention | Vision Center of Excellence | Health Readiness & Combat Support

It's Final! Last MHS GENESIS Staff Q&A Ahead of Spring 2023 MHS GENESIS Transition

Article Around MHS
1/27/2023
Military personnel in auditorium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

With less than two months before the transition to MHS GENESIS, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) MHS GENESIS and Leidos Partnership Defense Health (LPDH) host the final MHS GENESIS Staff Q&A. See how the topics addressed will help providers and staff navigate MHS GENESIS more efficiently.

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Military Health System Transformation | MHS GENESIS: The Electronic Health Record | MHS GENESIS

NICoE Deputy Director Receives Department of Defense's Highest Civilian Honor

Article
1/27/2023
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place  and Dr. Louis French at award ceremony

The work of one of the Department of Defense’s foremost experts on the treatment of traumatic brain injury was recently honored with the department's highest award given to career DOD civilian employees.

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Defense Intrepid Network for TBI and Brain Health | The National Intrepid Center of Excellence | Our History

I Am Navy Medicine - and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Lt. Jason Balazs

Article Around MHS
1/27/2023
Military medical personnel administers ultrasound on patient.

National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Week is January 22-28, 2023. Learn why CRNAs like Lt. Jason Balazs use extraordinary precision and focus to support critical mission readiness and their impact on this profession's long history and enduring record of patient safety.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support

Armed Forces Medical Examiner Booklet

Publication
1/27/2023

The AFMES is the only medical examiner system authorized to support DOD and other federal agencies' missions. It also works closely with the investigative arms of all military branches, to conduct forensic investigations of crime scenes upon request. Download this booklet to learn more about the AFMES and its mission.

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Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

Decades After Desert Storm, inTransition is There for You

Article
1/26/2023
General Schwartzkopf inspecting troops in 1991

If you need help with your PTSD, the InTransition program is for you.

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inTransition | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Mental Health is Health Care

Frontline Expeditionary Dental Care is Near-Time Reality

Article Around MHS
1/26/2023
Field Portable Dental System

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems is working to modernize several field deployable dental treatment systems to provide dental treatments to warfighters in a not-so typical way.

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Dental Health | Research & Innovation

Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC): Houston, TX

Calendar Event
1/25/2023

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

Maintenance Drug List

Meeting Reference
1/25/2023

This is the Maintenance Drug List for TPharm5 in spreadsheet form

TRICARE Retail Refund NDC Transfer Form

Form/Template
1/25/2023

Use this form to transfer Products or NDCs between Manufacturer Labelers, for billing purposes, in the TRICARE Retail Refund Program.

Equine Therapy Reduces Staff Stress and Anxiety at Military Hospital

Article
1/25/2023
Military personnel poses with miniature horse

Not all facility animals are dogs. Mini-horses help reduce staff stress at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Warrior Care | Psychological Health Readiness | Mental Health: Seeking Care with TRICARE | Anxiety | Stress | Mental Health is Health Care

U.S. Army Medical Laboratory Forges Relationship with Australian Defence Force Institute

Article Around MHS
1/25/2023
Military personnel in medical laoratory

American soldiers from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory were hosted by their counterparts at the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Find out what was discussed at this meeting to strengthen critical relationships, save lives, and enable both sides' mission readiness.

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Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Health Readiness & Combat Support | Research & Innovation

Minutes Defense Health Board Meeting Nov. 30, 2022

Meeting Reference
1/24/2023

Minutes Defense Health Board Meeting November 30 2022

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Genome Sequencing Assists Research at Naval Health Research Center

Article
1/24/2023
Lab technicians doing genome research

Learn how unique samples from naval vessels, US-Mexico border populations, and DOD beneficiaries aided in the Naval Health Research Center’s sequencing efforts.

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