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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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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
infographic

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

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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.

Military Medicine an ‘Indispensable Asset to Our Military and the Nation’

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3/19/2024
Military Medicine an ‘Indispensable Asset to Our Military and the Nation’

Defense Health Agency leaders outlined continuing efforts to transform the Military Health System and fulfill the agency’s mission to improve health and readiness for its 9.6 million beneficiaries at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals.

As Solar Eclipse Excitement Builds, Keep Vision Safety in Mind

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3/19/2024
As Solar Eclipse Excitement Builds, Keep Vision Safety in Mind

Millions will witness a rare total solar eclipse over North America on April 8. Defense health officials emphasize enjoying the moment with precautions to protect your eye health.

Defend Your Health: Screen for Colorectal Cancer

Article Around MHS
3/19/2024
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March emphasizes the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and methods of risk reduction. (Defense Health Agency infographic by Michelle Gonzalez)

Military health experts recommend those 45 years of age and older to get screened for colorectal cancer.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Eight Counties in Kansas due to Storm Damage

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3/18/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Eight Counties in Kansas due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in eight counties in Kansas may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 25, 2024, due to storm damage.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Five Counties in Ohio Due to Storm Damage

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3/18/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Five Counties in Ohio Due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in five counties in Ohio may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 25, 2024, due to storm damage.

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Officer Selected As One of Navy Medicine's Financial Management Officers of the Year

Article Around MHS
3/18/2024
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mashiana Sutton was named Navy Medicine’s “Senior Financial Management Officer of the Year” for Fiscal Year 2023. Sutton serves as the director for resource management at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.  (Photo: Riley Eversull)

United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Mashiana Sutton has been named Navy Medicine’s Senior Financial Management Officer of the Year for 2023. Sutton currently serves at the director for resource management at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

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