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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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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Article Around MHS
9/22/2022
Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. his year’s theme is “Be The One To Stop Suicide Before It Starts.” The month is set aside each year to bring heightened awareness to suicide prevention.

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Columbus AFB upgrades to MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
9/21/2022
MHS GENESIS

The 14th Flying Training Wing will join nine other military installations scheduled for the launch of the new Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS and electronic health record, beginning in September 2022.

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BAMC Behavioral Health professionals, resources are here to help

Article Around MHS
9/20/2022
Military personnel looking at a computer

Across the nation, suicide has been prevalent in the general population over the past decade, due to a myriad of events increasing the need for behavioral health (or mental health) services throughout the community and world.

Navy Medicine Conducts ERSS Proficiency Training

Article Around MHS
9/19/2022
Military personnel performing emergency surgery

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) surgical teams conducted an Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical Systems (ERSS) training exercise aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship, USS Tortuga (LSD-46) during Task Force Atlas, Sept. 6-9.

A Changing of Caring Hands at NHCOH NMRTC Oak Harbor

Article Around MHS
9/19/2022
Military personnel at a podium

Navy Capt. Juliann Althoff relieved Capt. Steven Kewish as commanding officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Oak Harbor (NMRTCOH) and director, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) during a change of command ceremony on Ault Field earlier this month.

Military Health System Research Symposium Draws Thousands of Researchers from Across the Globe

Article Around MHS
9/16/2022
Researchers at an exhibit at the Military Health System Symposium

Thousands of scientists and scholars from around the world, including more than 150 researchers and leaders from the Uniformed Services University (USU) and countless USU graduates, represented the many innovative minds who attended this year’s 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium.

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Giving Sailors Something to Smile About

Article Around MHS
9/16/2022
3D-printed teeth

Two active duty Sailors aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) made military medical history after U.S. Navy dentists successfully removed the Sailors’ failing teeth and implanted 3D-printed prosthetics for the first time while assigned to a carrier.   

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Air Quality Awareness in a Haze

Article Around MHS
9/15/2022
Hazy sunset view at Puget Sound

Due to raging wildfires scorching thousands of acres from British Columbia to northern California, there’s been a murky layer which has settled over the entire area, which has even closed highways and mountain passes in Washington State.

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H2F Making a Difference, Tackling the Whole Approach to Care

Article Around MHS
9/15/2022
Military personnel with H2F emblem

Suicide Prevention Month officially kicked off with a suicide survivor panel at the Fort Bragg Soldier and Family Readiness Group Center

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MHS GENESIS is Coming to Keesler

Article Around MHS
9/14/2022
Information card displayed at Keesler Air Force Base

Keesler will transition to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record system, MHS GENESIS, on Sept. 24.

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MRDC/USAMMDA showcases the latest in military health care technology at MHSRS

Article Around MHS
9/14/2022
A Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Ambulance Kit prototype sits on display during the first morning of the MHSRS.

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) showcases the prototype of the interior of the Army's only Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Ambulance and other technologies designed to improve automation, compliance, efficiency and data analytics at this week's Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida, Sept. 12 through Sept. 15.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Article Around MHS
9/14/2022
Infographic for #BeThere campaign

September is Suicide Prevention Month. No one fights the battle alone. Make it your mission to #BeThere for each other.

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Naval Medical Research & Development Enterprise Attend Military Health System Research Symposium

Article Around MHS
9/13/2022
The 2022 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) kicks-off its four-day event. (U.S. Navy photo by Tommy Lamkin/Released)

Military and civilian staff from the Naval Medical Research & Development enterprise attended the opening day of the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), an annual conference for stakeholders in the medical care of service members and veterans.

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Monkeypox Education Recommended as U.S. Cases Continue to Rise

Article Around MHS
9/13/2022
Monkeypox virus

Although monkeypox is a rare disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages continued vigilance as the number of reported cases in the United States reached approximately 20,000 as of Sept. 6.

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Return to Duty: An SRU Soldier's Story of Recovery and Resiliency

Article Around MHS
9/12/2022
Fort Stewart Soldier Recovery Unit insignia

Capt. Viola Howard, an Iron Guardian at the Fort Stewart Soldier Recovery Unit, injured herself during her tour of duty in Germany and was transferred to Fort Stewart She set her mind to recover, rehabilitate, rebuild and ultimately return to active duty.

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