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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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Unexpected Friendly Rivals

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8/24/2022
A woman helps a person lifting weights

The Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier Recovery Unit is more than where support for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers receiving rehabilitative care takes place.

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Department of Defense Streamlining Health Tech for Beneficiaries

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8/23/2022
People in an exhibit hall.

Advances in technology has vastly improved the accessibility to beneficiaries’ electronic health records.

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Health Care Technology | Defense Health Information Technology Symposium

Bulgarian Armed Forces Demonstrate Combat Medical Advancements

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8/22/2022
Two medics tend to a dummy in a simulated emergency.

Bulgarian Armed Forces showed off their combat lifesaving training to a U.S. delegation Aug. 10.

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Education & Training | Health Readiness & Combat Support | Global Health Engagement

U.S. Army Expands Medical Interoperability with Polish Allies

Article
8/18/2022
Military personnel in K( casualty care briefing

On July 27th, the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command Surgeon, Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray, and Polish Surgeon General, Dr. Aurelia Ostrowska, signed a landmark Combat Medicine Interoperability Memorandum of Agreement.

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DHA Honors Empowered Women Who Strengthen the Nation

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8/17/2022
Women's Equality

Army Brig. Gen. Mary Krueger, commanding general of Regional Health Command -- Atlantic, joined the DHA to celebrate Women's Equality Day.

After Dobbs Decision, Department of Defense Provides Q&A Resource

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8/16/2022
Images of female service members

The Q&A provides answers to questions around reproductive health care access — including leave and travel, sexual assault, contraceptives and other types of related assistance.

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Women's Health | Reproductive Health Q&A

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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Avoid summertime food poisoning with these easy tips

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8/12/2022
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Food safety in the summer is just as important as sunscreen

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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

Article
8/10/2022
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The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get your vaccines and booster shots.

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Coronavirus & the MHS Response | COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Telemedicine Privilege by Proxy Expands Access to MHS Care

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8/10/2022
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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 & the MHS Response | Telehealth Program

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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What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

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8/5/2022
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Monkeypox is rare. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family and when to contact a medical provider.

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USU Facility Dogs Help De-stress USU Med Students

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8/4/2022
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Shetland and Grover roam the USU med school's halls to calm and comfort students.

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Psychological Fitness | Mental Health is Health Care

DOD Officials: Women’s Health Care Unchanged by Supreme Court Decision

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8/2/2022
Three women in a medical office.

Military Health System offers comprehensive health care services.

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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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