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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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Yes, You Can Still Get Old Medical Records after MHS GENESIS Transition

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10/1/2021
Image of the back of a man scanning IT equioment

As the Military Health System rolls out a standardized electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, across all Defense Health Agency-managed military medical treatment facilities, legacy patient records are kept in the Joint Longitudinal Viewer application.

Brief Report: The Challenge of Interpreting Repeated Positive Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Among Military Service Members, Fort Jackson, SC, 2020–2021

Article
10/1/2021
2_Brief report_the challenge of interpreting recurrent SarsCOV2

First Army combat medics to receive advanced training graduate

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
A soldier provides instruction on advanced airway management on a simulated trauma patient.

In August, 275 students attending the Army Combat Medic Specialist Training Program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston were the first graduates to receive 18 hours of training in Prolonged Casualty Care.

Vaccine Support Team 3 Jacksonville earns Navy Surgeon General's Power Award

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
A sailor delivers the 50,000th vaccine administered at the Community Vaccination Center.

Vaccine Support Team 3 Jacksonville earned the Navy Surgeon General’s Power Award for supporting the state-run, federally-supported Jacksonville Community Vaccination Center in spring 2021.

Health Promotion duo optimizes health on Incirlik Air Base

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
Air Force Capt. Sydney Sloan, 39th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion element chief (right), and Air Force Senior Airman Gloriann Manapsal, 39th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion technician (left), promote making healthy choices at the Sultan’s Inn Dining Facility on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

The 39th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion team provides and integrates evidence-based programs to optimize the health and readiness, even during these unprecedented times.

DHA’s Mobile Apps Can Help You with Overall Wellness

Article
9/30/2021
A smartphone user using the DHA's Air Force MissionFit app

Healthcare and wellness apps developed by the DHA are proliferating.

COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available – What You Need to Know

Article
9/30/2021
Containers of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each vial contains six doses for vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.

Booster shots are now recommended for millions of people – but many others will have to wait for additional approvals.

Five ways to manage chronic pain for military wellness

Article
9/30/2021
Military personnel fighting through the pain after a 12 mile ruck march

Ways to manage chronic pain for military wellness

Finding time for fitness during the work week just got easier

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
A person works out the gym.

The new Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program now encourages employees to focus on fitness while at work.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month graphic.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men behind lung cancer.

Regular physical activity is important for health and performance

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
A Coast Guardsman works out at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.

Those who get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every week have a much lower risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease—the top killers of Americans every year.

Back from the Brink: One Marine's Recovery from Suicidal Thoughts

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9/29/2021
Portrait photo of John Peck

After suffering a TBI in Iraq and losing all four limbs in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. John Peck talks about his own experience and the differences in the ways in which individuals deal with traumatic life events.

Myths & facts about the vax - debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

Article
9/29/2021
Myths and facts about the vax

The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.

Sickle Cell, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Advances, Transitions, Disparities

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
A panel including physicians, a clinical social worker, a sickle cell patient and an administrator discusses sickle cell advances, transitions and disparities during the 2021 Childhood Blood and Cancer Summit hosted by the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda Sept. 23.

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda hosted the 2021 Childhood Blood and Cancer Summit Sept. 23 at the military medical center.

Retired colonel leads Fort Irwin COVID response mission

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
Army Col. Richard Hopkins, the COVID-19 response coordinator with Weed Army Community Hospital, collects paperwork from a Soldier who received the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination event.

Retired Army Col. Richard Hopkins volunteered under the Army’s COVID-19 Retiree Recall Program to return to service as the COVID-19 response coordinator for Weed Army Community Hospital and Fort Irwin, California.

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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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