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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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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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Environmental Exposures | Wildfires | Environmental Fitness | Summer Safety

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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MHS GENESIS Toolkit | MHS GENESIS: The Electronic Health Record | MHS GENESIS

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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Research and Innovation

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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Mental Health: Seeking Care with TRICARE | Suicide Prevention Toolkit | Suicide Prevention | Mental Health is Health Care

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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Research and Innovation

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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Monkeypox | Monkeypox Awareness

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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Warrior Care

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Expands Opportunities to Help

Article Around MHS
9/9/2022
Infographic for Military Crisis Lifeline

The nationwide kickoff of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, operated 24/7, provides a new tool that expands the opportunities for professional counseling.

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Mental Health: Seeking Care with TRICARE | Suicide Prevention Toolkit | Psychological Fitness | Mental Health is Health Care

Ramstein Now Offers Novavax Vaccine

Article Around MHS
9/8/2022
Military medical gives Soldier a COVID-19 vaccine

The 86th Medical Group is now offering the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, which has been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to members 18 years and older in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

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Immunization Healthcare Division | COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts | Immunizations | Coronavirus

#BeThere - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Article Around MHS
9/7/2022
#BeThere infographic for Suicide Awareness Month

Suicide rates among military members continue to increase year after year.

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Suicide Prevention Toolkit | Mental Health: Seeking Care with TRICARE | Psychological Fitness | Mental Health is Health Care

#BeThere_Marine Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell

Article Around MHS
9/7/2022
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell

PSA video with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell bringing attention to suicide prevention and promoting the DSTRESS Line and Community Counseling Centers.

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Psychological Health Center of Excellence | Psychological Fitness | Mental Health: Seeking Care with TRICARE | Suicide Prevention Toolkit | Mental Health is Health Care

‘I am the 1% that recovers’: Resilience Standard Set as Russian Linguist Fights Quadriplegia

Article Around MHS
9/2/2022
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lauren Arduser

After a horrific car crash, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lauren Arduser was told she'd never walk again. See how her personal resilience, sense of humor, and a lot of hard work are paving the way for her journey back to active duty.

Blood Recipient ‘Keeps On’ Telling Others About the Impact Donors Make

Article Around MHS
9/1/2022
Vanessa Aguilar donating blood

Vanessa Aguilar is the ASBP blood donor recruiter at U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Guam Blood Donor Center (US NMRTCG BDC). 

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Armed Services Blood Program

Animal Care Specialist Provides Valuable Training to Military Working Dog Handlers

Article Around MHS
8/31/2022
Military personnel in animal training session

Animal care specialist provides valuable training to military working dog handlers

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Veterinary Service

Mental Health Office Helps AUAB Members Maintain Readiness

Article Around MHS
8/30/2022
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Melissa Leonardo smiles for photo

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of physical, social, spiritual and mental fitness. Being physically fit to fight and maintaining a war fighter spirit are crucial to completing the mission.

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Health Readiness & Combat Support | Spiritual Fitness | Nutritional Fitness | Depression | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Anxiety | Stress | Mental Health: Seeking Care with TRICARE | Mental Health is Health Care
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Last Updated: September 21, 2022
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