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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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U.S. Air Force Updates Mental Health Care Policies, Lowers Barriers

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5/9/2024
Military personnel pose for a picture

In a major step forward in lowering barriers, the Air Force’s mental health waiver policy in both the Air Force’s Medical Standards Directory and Aerospace Medicine Waiver Guide has been updated.

Former Brooke Army Medical Center Patients Share Stories During Nurses Week Event

Article Around MHS
5/9/2024
Jennifer Mack-McQuinn addresses Nurses Week opening ceremony

Brooke Army Medical Center kicked off Nurses and Techs Week with an opening ceremony May 6 in the Carolyn D. Putnam Auditorium.

Navy Hospital Bremerton/Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton Nurses - Making a Difference at Home and Away

Article Around MHS
5/9/2024
Nurses Week graphic NHB/NMRT Bremerton

Just midway through the work week, there’s been time set aside to break bread, heal hands and even share ice cream sundaes for nurses at Naval Hospital Bremerton.

Occupational Therapy Helps Improve Function to Regain Independence

Article Around MHS
5/9/2024
military personnel demos a strength training machine

Simply getting out of bed, sitting behind a desk, or driving an automobile may be a challenge for many. Occupational therapy is one form of treatment that may potentially help. Therapists are trained in improving weakened muscles making these transitions happen safely using adaptive equipment and therapeutic exercises.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Oklahoma due to Storm Damage

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5/8/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Oklahoma due to Storm Damage

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in 11 Oklahoma counties may receive emergency prescription refills due to storm damage.

'May Your Hands Bring Comfort and Healing to Those They Touch'

Article Around MHS
5/8/2024
Military Chaplain with personnel

In honor of National Nurses Week and the legacy of nurses and the abundant care they provide, Fort Campbell medical chaplains bless nurses’ hands on National Nurses Day, May 6.

A First: Navy Medicine Tests Treatment Protocols in the Artic

Article Around MHS
5/8/2024
military personnel at Operation Ice Camp 2024

Operating in extreme artic temperatures can be extremely challenging. Performing tactical combat casualty care treatment even more difficult as casualties, donned with large amounts of clothing layers, can make wound assessment and applying medical care problematic. Operation Ice Camp 2024 is an operation that allows the U.S. Navy to assess its readiness in the Arctic.

Air Force Nurse Puts Trauma Experience to Test in New Role

Article Around MHS
5/8/2024
Military nurse poses for photo

Trauma nurse Capt. Angela Leonardo thrives on the chaos of the emergency room. As the Air Force’s only trauma center, Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center offers Air Force medics like Leonardo valuable life-saving opportunities while also providing the Las Vegas community with additional access to emergency care.

Military Health System Conference a ‘Resounding Success’

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5/7/2024
Military Health System Conference a ‘Resounding Success’

The 2024 Military Health System Conference brought together over 2,100 health care professionals from the MHS, government leaders and members of industry for a week of learning, networking.

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Brigade Visits Naval Medical Center San Diego

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
military personnel at USU Health Science Brigade

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Brigade leadership visited Naval Medical Center San Diego to connect with NMCSD leadership and tour the campus, April 24, 2024.

Grief, Growth, & Gratitude: My Resilience Journey

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tony Lawrence holding his daughter Dori

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Tony Lawrence, 673rd Medical Support Squadron commander, describes his journey of grief, growth, and ultimately gratitude after the tragic loss of his child.

U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa and Educational & Developmental Intervention Services Know: It Takes a Village

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Edward Boyd explains Family Advocacy Program

Educational and Developmental Intervention Services held a developmental screening event on Camp Kinser. EDIS is a department of the U.S. Naval Hospital that provides services to children with special needs, independently or in conjunction with Department of Defense Education Activity.

Administrative Professionals Lead the Charge at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Debra Bartley, an office automation specialist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay smiles at her desk

Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay staff members show dedication in supporting our military, retirees, and their families’ healthcare needs. One of those needs is through administrative support.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Shows Acceptance for Those with Autism

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program Specialists meet with BACH patients

Living with a family member who is part of the Exceptional Family Member Program comes with many challenges. Autism is one of the many conditions qualifying a family member for EFMP, making home and work-life routines unique for everyone involved. Every case is different and presents a different set of challenges.

Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Human Papillomavirus

Article Around MHS
5/7/2024
Maj. (Dr.) Avinash Chaurasia, radiation oncologist, examines Scott Anglin at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the United States, more than 46,700 new cases of cancer are found in parts of the body where human papillomavirus is often found.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2024
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