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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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Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in 14th Year of Helping High School Students Lay Foundation for Futures in Nursing

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Dr. Angelia Washington, Abigail Brown, and Madison Pankey

Twice a week, some inpatient spaces in Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune become a teaching platform for high school academics.

Munson Army Health Center Adds ScriptCenter Service to Support Beneficiaries

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Pfc. John Lingo, pharmacy technician; Capt. Jacob VanBemmel, pharmacy chief; Col. Shane Mendenhall, commander; Sgt. Maj. Jason Trevino, senior enlisted leader; and Devantre Blackmon, pharmacy technician at ribbon cutting ceremony at MAHC

Munson Army Health Center formally activated a ScriptCenter prescription distribution kiosk at MAHC’s East entrance during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Monday, March 18.

‘Combat Cardinal 2024’ Rehearses Home Station, Deployed Readiness

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
U.S. Airman 1st Class Tianna Scarborough and Staff Sgt. Bryan Cruz at simulation training

Airmen from the 375th Air Mobility Wing demonstrated their readiness skills during a combined mobility and mission assurance exercise called “Combat Cardinal,” which took place March 7 - 15.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Entertain Staff, Patients at Brooke Army Medical Center

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3/26/2024
Gary Sinise performs with the Lt. Dan Band at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band provided food and entertainment for more than 4,000 staff members, patients and visitors at Brooke Army Medical Center March 14.

Passion, Purpose, and Dental Care: Capt. Anna Olson's Odyssey

Article Around MHS
3/26/2024
Capt. Anna Olson smiles for picture

Within the historic corridors of Dunn Dental Clinic at JBSA-Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Capt. Anna Olson strides with purpose, her determination evident in each step.

Women’s History Month: Medical Development a Passion for U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity Deputy Commander

Article Around MHS
3/25/2024
As part of the U.S. Northern Command’s Arctic Edge 24 exercise, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity developers partnered with frontline military medical providers to conduct below zero medicine exercises and experiments and assess the progress of the U.S. Army’s freeze-dried plasma and extreme cold weather shelter programs. (U.S. Army photo)

Women have a rich history in the U.S. military since before the nation’s founding. During Women’s History Month, we are highlighting women across the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and the contributions they make each day to the U.S. Army’s medical development and sustainment missions.

Military Health System Leader Shares His Vision for Collaboration Between the Military Health System and Department of Veterans Affairs

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3/23/2024
Military Health System Leader Shares His Vision for Collaboration Between MHS and Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Paul Cordts, deputy assistant director of medical affairs for the Defense Health Agency, addressed the ongoing collaboration of the Military Health System and the Department of Veterans Affairs in a presentation at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals.

Defense Health Agency Launches New Digital Health Care Tools at Five Military Hospitals

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3/23/2024
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The Defense Health Agency rolls out new digital health care tools, My Military Health, at five venture sites, announced U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, DHA director.

DHA Public Health Experts Track Climate Change, Heat Trends Impacting Service Members, Training

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3/22/2024
DHA Public Health Experts Track Climate Change, Heat Trends Impacting Service Members, Training

The World Meteorological Organization, which monitors climate, weather, and water resources for the United Nations, has declared that 2023 was the hottest year in recorded history.

How Hearing and Vision Problems Can be Related to Brain Injury

Article
3/22/2024
How Hearing and Vision Problems Can be Related to Brain Injury

Vision and hearing injuries can both be sustained due to traumatic brain injury, even mild TBI.

Walter Reed Champions Women's Health During National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Article Around MHS
3/22/2024
Dr. Candice Jones-Cox

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body, according to the National Institutes of Health. Researchers say it is one of the most common gynecological diseases, and its primary symptoms include pain and infertility. Once a patient connected with Dr. Candice Jones-Cox, the Women's Health Services director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, her prognosis and prospects vastly changed.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Military Health Care: What Parents of Minors Need To Know

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3/21/2024
The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Military Health Care: What Parents of Minors Need To Know

Are you the parent or legal sponsor of a minor child? If so, there are things you should know about what access you have to your child’s health care records and choices. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Final Rule protects minors’ privacy concerning their health care choices and treatment.

Honduran Patient Regains Use of Finger Following Successful Operation by Navy Medicine Surgeons

Article Around MHS
3/21/2024
A Honduran man injured in an accident regained motion in his left index finger.

On Feb. 27, 2024, U.S. Navy Capt. Bradley Deafenbaugh, an orthopedic surgeon with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Portsmouth, and U.S. Navy Capt. Jamie Fitch, a general surgeon with Camp Lejeune, conducted an operation reconnecting 19-year-old Renaldo Muñoz severed tendon.

Army Medical Developers Put Tech, Treatments to Test During Arctic Edge 24

Article Around MHS
3/20/2024
As part of the U.S. Northern Command’s Arctic Edge 24 exercise, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity developers partnered with frontline military medical providers to conduct below zero medicine exercises and experiments and assess the progress of the U.S. Army’s freeze-dried plasma and extreme cold weather shelter programs. (U.S. Army photo)

Team members with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity joined a multinational military and government contingent to test developing medical technologies and treatments at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 4-6, 2024.

Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Joint Military Working Dog Program Boosts Counter-narcotics Efforts

Article Around MHS
3/20/2024
Edwin Argueta-Hernandez, Military Working Dog Trainer, 436th Security Forces Squadron, and Tako, MWD Drug Detector assigned to the squadron, rest post-training at Dover Air Force Base, Feb. 23, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra Minor)

In a stride towards combating illegal drug activities, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Joint Military Working Dog Program for Counter-narcotics plays an integral part in the Department of Defense counternarcotic initiative, enhancing detection capabilities on military bases globally.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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