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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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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Civil Affairs Team Conducts First Responder Training in Batanes

Article Around MHS
8/22/2022
Military medical personnel preparing bandage

The U.S. Embassy Civil Affairs Team (CAT) led medical first responder training for Philippine military and civilian personnel to mark the 239th founding anniversary of the province of Batanes from June 26 to 29.

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New Army Policy Better Enables Victims to Report Sexual Assault

Article Around MHS
8/19/2022
Military personnel at Sexual Assault Prevention Program

A new policy recently implemented by the Army is designed to help remove possible barriers that may prevent Soldiers from reporting sexual assault.

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention | Women's Health | Psychological Fitness

NY Army Guard Army Reserve Medical, Veterinary, Personnel Team Up with South Africans Military to Provide Care in Rural Villages

Article Around MHS
8/18/2022
Military medical personnel examine a patient

Fifteen U.S. Soldiers, including five from the New York Army National Guard, provided medical care to about 3,000 South African villagers in the Richards Bay area, along the eastern coast of South Africa, 100 miles northeast of Durban, during a medical readiness exercise in July.

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Veterinary Service | Global Health Engagement | Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief

I Am Navy Medicine

Article Around MHS
8/17/2022
Military personnel at computer

Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Morales , U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Blue Jacket Sailor of the Year, Fiscal Year 2021, shares his "I Am Navy Medicine" story.

BACH Staff Head Back to Middle School with Education Partner

Article Around MHS
8/16/2022
Military personnel volunteers at a middle school back to school event

School children and teachers weren’t the only ones headed back to class recently. Soldiers and civilians from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital volunteered at Clarksville, Tennessee’s Northeast Middle School, recently as part of the Partners in Education initiative.

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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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Our History

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

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 | Cervical Cancer | Cancers of the Female Reproductive System

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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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

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

Mpox 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 mpox 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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BAMC Soldier Slotted to Attend Interservice Physician Assistant Program

Article Around MHS
8/3/2022
Military medical personnel in BAMC trauma bay

A Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier was selected to attend the competitive Interservice Physician Assistant Program at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

Wellness Fair Showcases Ample Resources at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Article Around MHS
8/2/2022
Military personnel demonstrating a grip therapy

Naval Hospital Bremerton hosted a holistic Wellness Fair in late July 2022.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support | Performance Nutrition: Fuel Your Body and Mind | Total Body Preventive Health - Dental, Medical & Mental | Nutritional Fitness | Health Readiness Support
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