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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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A Soldier's Journey to Walk Again: A Story of Hope and Resilience

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12/19/2023
Saron Om, a physical therapist at Womack Army Medical Center gives U.S. Army Sgt. William Keelan, cues to improve walking movement patterns and assist with recovery from any loss of balance as Koda his service dog stands by. Keelan is an accident victim assigned to the Soldier Recovery Unit Fort Liberty. (Photo by Keisha Frith/Womack Army Medical Center)

Accident victim remains hopeful as he receives treatment at the Womack Army Medical Center physical therapy clinic.

Building Promise and Possibilities for Junior Medical Evacuation Pilots

Article Around MHS
12/19/2023
U.S. Army Capt. Zachary Herbert-Burns poses near a HH-60M Black Hawk after completing a flight session. (Photo Courtesy of Capt. Zachary Herbert-Burns).

Childhood dreams and a passion for life-saving service has inspired three medical evacuation pilots at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s Aeromedical Research Laboratory to become what they longed for as young Soldiers – to serve as mentors for aeromedical evacuation officers.

Medical Education and Training Campus Pharmacy Training Lab Named in Honor of Late Program Director

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12/19/2023
An outpatient pharmacy training laboratory in the Medical Education and Training Campus Pharmacy Technician program was dedicated in honor of U.S. Air Force Col. John Catoe, METC's second pharmacy training program director who passed away unexpectedly last year, during a ceremony on Dec. 8., 2023 (Courtesy Photo)

The pharmacy technician program at the Medical Education and Training Campus officially named its outpatient pharmacy training laboratory in a ceremony December 8, 2023.

Military Health System Leaders Discuss Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Care at First-Ever Summit

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12/18/2023
Military Health System Leaders Discuss Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Care at First-Ever Summit

The future of technology in health care was the topic of the day at the Digital Health Transformation Summit in Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 6-7.

European Best Medic Competition 2023 Concludes

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12/18/2023
U.S. Soldiers run for a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear exercise during European Best Medic Competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany, on Dec. 7, 2023.  (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. William Kuang)

U.S. soldiers and NATO partners participated in the European Best Medic Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Dec. 4 to 8, 2023.

Sailors Enhance Medical Expeditionary Training with New Program

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12/18/2023
Sailors are trained in basic aseptic techniques, focusing on the proper preparation and maintenance of a sterile field.

Each month, Sailors at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Charleston attend Fleet Readiness and Operational Sustainment Training (FROST), which provides a basic understanding and skill set related to operational and expeditionary medical platforms.

Defense Health Network, Medical Readiness Command, West Leverage Resources to Improve Patient Care

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12/18/2023
 Staff Sgt. Adolfo Uribe, outpatient pulmonary services noncommissioned officer in charge for William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas conducts a pulmonary functions test on Jen'et Celestine Dec. 11 at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Johnson, Louisiana. (Photo: Jean Graves)

William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas answered the call for assistance by providing two respiratory specialists, Staff Sgt. Adolfo Uribe, and Sgt. Christopher Allen to support patient care at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Johnson, Louisiana.

Meet Tripler's Intervention Prevention and Control Team

Article Around MHS
12/18/2023
TAMC’s IPaC team currently consists of four members: Emily E. Heenan, chief of Infection Prevention and Control; Michael J. Schweikert II, hospital epidemiologist; Han Ha Youn, Infection and control specialist; and Andrew “Drew” Tang, infection control specialist. Each team member is relatively new, joining the hospital staff within the last year.

The IPaC team at Tripler Army Medical Center monitors military health system data for infectious diseases affecting Oahu’s military population, potentially detracting from force readiness. The team focuses on identifying potential clusters of infection outbreaks.

Walter Reed’s Department of Pediatrics Wins Multiple Awards at 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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12/18/2023
Walter Reed’s Department of Pediatrics provides patient-focused medical care from infancy through all stages of adolescence, championing pediatric wellness and nutrition by hosting a Healthy Habits Support Group to combat childhood obesity.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center proudly announces that ten current residents, fellows, faculty, and alums received awards at the 2023 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference recently held in Washington, D.C.

Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Doctors Share a Love of Caring for Beneficiaries

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12/18/2023
Army Maj. (Dr.) Saira Ahmed, Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Shaprina Williams and Dr. Harshita Saxena are the trio of physicians who lead the charge in providing care the patients in the AYA clinic.

If there is a common thread that runs through the physicians who practice in the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Medicine Clinic at Walter Reed, it’s a love and passion for the care of youth.

Highlighting Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Power of Morale Visits at Walter Reed

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12/18/2023
A highlight of recent visits includes appearances by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and team members from both the Washington Capitals and the Washington Commanders, all contributing to uplifting the spirits of wounded warriors, patients, and staff at Walter Reed.

December is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Awareness Month, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center remains an advocate for raising awareness.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Tillamook County in Oregon due to Flooding and Landslides

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12/15/2023
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Tillamook County in Oregon due to Flooding and Landslides

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Tillamook County in Oregon may receive emergency prescription refills now through Dec. 24, 2023, due to flooding and landslides.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 13 Kentucky and Tennessee Counties due to Tornado

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12/15/2023
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for 13 Kentucky and Tennessee Counties due to Tornado

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 13 Kentucky and Tennessee counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through Dec. 21, 2023, due to the tornado.

Department of Defense Taking Action with Warfighter Brain Health Initiative

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12/15/2023
Department of Defense Taking Action with Warfighter Brain Health Initiative

"A top priority for the DOD is taking care of our people,” said Dr. Lester Martinez-Lopez, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. “This priority includes promoting brain health and countering traumatic brain injury in all its forms. As the military community’s understanding of brain health has evolved over the years, the Department’s senior leaders recognized the need to develop a department-wide comprehensive strategy and plan to address these issues.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Alabama Counties due to Tornado

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12/15/2023
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Three Alabama Counties due to Tornado

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in three Alabama counties may receive emergency prescription refills now through Dec. 21, 2023, due to the tornado.

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