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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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Brief Report: Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infections in U.S. Air Force Basic Military Trainees Who Donated Blood, 2017–2020

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11/1/2021
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Update: Plant Dermatitis Among Active Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2020

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11/1/2021
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Plant dermatitis is an allergic inflammatory skin reaction in response to the oils of poisonous plants. In the U.S., the most common dermatitis-causing plant genus is the Toxicodendron (formerly Rhus). Approximately 50%–75% of the U.S. adult population are susceptible to skin reactions upon exposure to Toxicodendron oil or oleoresin, called urushiol.

New walk in clinic provides contraception to female service members

Article Around MHS
10/29/2021
Military personnel during an exam

Brooke Army Medical Center now offers female service members a walk-in clinic for contraception on Wednesdays.

USU Researchers Commended for Innovation, Leadership with 2021 MHSRS Awards

Article Around MHS
10/28/2021
Military personnel posing for a picture

Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) were recognized with four awards from the 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) for their significant contributions to research focused specifically on the unique medical needs of the warfighter. 

NMCP’S Labor and Delivery Recognized for Excellence

Article Around MHS
10/27/2021
The NMCP Walkway

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)’s Labor and Delivery unit has been recognized for superior care of their patients.

New MHS Podcast Explores Women’s Health in the Military

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10/27/2021
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The new podcast series, Wise Health for Women Warriors, aims to help servicewomen overcome the specific health care obstacles they encounter.

Listen to Your Body: If It Doesn’t Feel ‘Good,’ It Probably Isn’t

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10/27/2021
Three soldiers running on blacktop road in the country

Avoiding serious injuries when it comes to working out is all about knowing how to interpret signals from your body and knowing the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ pain, experts say.

Kadena's TLAMM-P keeps USINDOPACOM ready

Article Around MHS
10/26/2021
Ribbon cutting for the opening of the Theater Lead Agent

The 18th Medical Support Squadron recently set up the Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel-Pacific, which acts as the epicenter to deliver medical supplies and equipment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater outside of the Republic of Korea, at Kadena Air Base, Japan,

Hawaii Market Strengthens DoD’s Medical Readiness & Patient Experience

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10/26/2021
DHA Assistant Director Dr. Brian Lein (left), and Hawaii Market Director Col. Martin Doperak (right) prepare to unfurl the flags during the formal Hawai'i Market Establishment Ceremony.

The Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the new Hawaii market director, Army Col. Martin Doperak, hosted a ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center on October 20, 2021, ushering in the new Military Health System market.

MHS GENESIS ‘Super Users’ Fuel MTF Transformations

Article
10/26/2021
Military personnel cutting the cord during the system's launch

The MHS GENESIS Super User is the fuel that drives our MTFs’ organizational transformation.

Mental health resources paramount during stressful times

Article Around MHS
10/25/2021
Military personnel in front of the Marne Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic on Fort Stewart

As people are more isolated due to restrictions designed to limit the transmission of COVID-19 and many exhibiting increased symptoms of depression. Leaders, mental health professionals and chaplains are encouraging all MHS beneficiaries to seek help.

Ultra-Endurance Military Athletes: What Motivates Them?

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10/25/2021
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Duane Zitta on top of a mountain

For some, sports are a way to stay fit, for extreme endurance military athletes, it’s a way of life and a way to challenge themselves physically and mentally.

Make Hand Hygiene a Successful Wash for Infection Prevention

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10/25/2021
Naval Hospital Bremerton staff are ensuring co-workers, along with patients and visitors are aware of infectious communicable threats and understand how to protect themselves and others

There are several steps that everyone can do to help stop the spread of germs at home, at work and in the community.

Practice makes perfect: Uniformed Services University students learn combat casualty care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
An instructor gives advice on how a team of medical school students at the Uniformed Services University should work on their simulated patient during the Advanced Combat Medical Experience. 

The Advanced Combat Medical Experience (ACME), a four-day medical field practicum at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), is intense

It takes a team to provide excellent care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Buckendahl, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pharmacy technician, gathers medicine June 4, 2020, to fill a customer’s prescription in the Kittyhawk Pharmacy on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.

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