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The Military Health System is an interconnected network of service members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Brigade Visits Naval Medical Center San Diego

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5/7/2024
military personnel at USU Health Science Brigade

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Brigade leadership visited Naval Medical Center San Diego to connect with NMCSD leadership and tour the campus, April 24, 2024.

U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa and Educational & Developmental Intervention Services Know: It Takes a Village

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Edward Boyd explains Family Advocacy Program

Educational and Developmental Intervention Services held a developmental screening event on Camp Kinser. EDIS is a department of the U.S. Naval Hospital that provides services to children with special needs, independently or in conjunction with Department of Defense Education Activity.

Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Human Papillomavirus

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Maj. (Dr.) Avinash Chaurasia, radiation oncologist, examines Scott Anglin at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States, more than 46,700 new cases of cancer are found in parts of the body where human papillomavirus is often found.

Cherry Point Clinic Staff Inspire Youth to Aspire

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Hospital Corpsman Second Class Alisa Winkler talking to kids visiting military facility

Staff aboard Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point enjoyed a day with their children as they participated in “Bring a Kid to Work Day” on Thursday, April 25.

Munson Army Health Center Pharmacy May Have Relief for Seasonal Allergy Sufferers

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
paperwork at a pharmacy

One telltale sign that spring is, literally, in the air, is a fine powdery layer of pollen that can be found coating surfaces outdoors.

Fairchild Air Force Base Mental Health Department Decreased Wait Time to 24 Hours

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Members of the 92nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron pose with awards

Mental Health professionals assigned to the 92nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron implemented changes that offer patients group therapy opportunities and walk-in provider assistance.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Shows Acceptance for Those with Autism

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program Specialists meet with BACH patients

Living with a family member who is part of the Exceptional Family Member Program comes with many challenges. Autism is one of the many conditions qualifying a family member for EFMP, making home and work-life routines unique for everyone involved. Every case is different and presents a different set of challenges.

Operation Inherent Resolve Coalition Medical Team Performs Rare Emergency Surgery

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Military surgeon performs surgery

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Karl Coutinho and his coalition partners performed a significant surgical feat at Erbil Air Base’s, coalition medical facility in Iraq on April 19, 2024.

Administrative Professionals Lead the Charge at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Debra Bartley, an office automation specialist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay smiles at her desk

Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay staff members show dedication in supporting our military, retirees, and their families’ healthcare needs. One of those needs is through administrative support.

Crewsin' in 2024 Challenge a Success at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
miliary personnel at the Crews Into Shape Challenge at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton

It was a friendly competition designed to individually motivate and collectively encourage. It was an event which once concluded involved almost 20 percent of the command who crunched their way through the Crews Into Shape Challenge at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton.

Woodson Health Clinic Opens New Physical Therapy Clinic

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
miliary personnel at ribbon cutting ceremony

The Woodson Health Clinic’s new Physical Therapy Clinic officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, April 24.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Missouri due to Storm Damage

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5/6/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Missouri due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Missouri counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage. DHA also extended the date from May 7, 2024, to May 12, 2024.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 88 Counties in Texas due to Storm Damage

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5/6/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 88 Counties in Texas due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of Texas counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage. DHA also extended the date from May 10, 2024, to May 12, 2024.

Honoring the Practice of Nursing is the Focus of National Nurses Week

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5/6/2024
Nurses Week graphic

Nurses make a difference—every day, anytime, anywhere, always—is the message from the Defense Health Agency as National Nurses Week is celebrated, May 6-12, 2024. Around the Military Health System, nurses provide essential, person-centered care that keeps our military communities healthy. Military and civilian nurses make a difference through their essential contributions to the DHA mission of improving health and building readiness.

U.S. Navy Medicine Announces Sailor of the Year

Article Around MHS
5/6/2024
Military personnel with award

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Peter Munoz from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Twentynine Palms, California, was announced as Navy Medicine's 2023 Sailor of the Year, on April 24, 2024.

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