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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. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity Team Marks 2023 Successes, Sets Stage for 2024 and Beyond

Article Around MHS
1/5/2024
Team members with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity gather for a group photo on Dec. 6, 2023.  (U.S. Army Photo by Cameron E. Parks)

As 2023 drew to a close, team members with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, or USAMMDA, at Fort Detrick, Maryland, reflected on their achievements while preparing for 2024.

Military Remained Focused on Brain Health, Injuries in 2023

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1/5/2024
Military Remained Focused on Brain Health, Injuries in 2023

The Military Health System remained committed to warfighter brain health in 2023, spearheading advancements in training, technology, and care.

Leveraging Emerging Technology to Detect Biothreats Subject of Recent Summit

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1/4/2024
Leveraging Emerging Technology to Detect Biothreats Subject of Recent Summit

The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division’s Global Emerging Infections Surveillance branch hosted its first Next-Generation Sequencing Summit in Silver Spring, Maryland. Attendees included representatives from the GEIS network of global partner laboratories and other U.S. government agencies. AFHSD is a division of Defense Health Agency Public Health.

Ready to Quit Tobacco? TRICARE Has You Covered

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1/4/2024
Ready To Quit Tobacco? TRICARE Has You Covered

Although quitting tobacco can be difficult, saying goodbye to cigarettes and chewing tobacco has many health benefits. If you’ve decided to kick the habit, TRICARE covers products and services to help you become tobacco-free.

Scott Air Force Base Recognized for its Osteopathic Residency Program

Article Around MHS
1/4/2024
U.S. Air Force Maj. Julie Creech-Organ, 375th Healthcare Operations Squadron director of osteopathic education (left), and Lt. Col. Pamela Hughes, the unit’s military programs director, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, on Dec. 21, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Violette Hosack)

A Scott Air Force Base initiative is transforming the way U.S. Air Force osteopathic medical residents receive their training via a new family medicine residency program.

New CT Scanner Provides Reliability, Self-sufficiency for Deployed U.S. Central Command Service Members

Article Around MHS
1/3/2024
U.S. Maj. Remy Ngwanyam, a radiologist with the 528th Hospital Center, demonstrates using the new 128-slide computed tomography scan at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Dec. 11, 2023. The upgraded CT scan will greatly improve patient care with its reliability and advanced features. (Photo by U.S. Staff Sgt. Brina Jenkins, 1st Theater Sustainment Command)

The only military hospital in Kuwait with surgical capabilities recently upgraded to a new, state-of-the-art, computed tomography scanner.

2023 Banner Year for MHS GENESIS

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1/3/2024
2023 Banner Year for MHS GENESIS

2023 was a big year for MHS GENESIS. The new electronic health record system finished deployment within the continental U.S. and successfully went live in Europe and the Indo-Pacific regions.

Pacific Partnership 24-1 Spotlights Global Health

Article Around MHS
1/2/2024
The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Koror, Palau during Pacific Partnership 2024-1 Dec. 21, 2023. (Photo By Chief Petty Officer Shamira Purifoy)

Pacific Partnership 24-1 concludes 10 days of medical, humanitarian, and disaster response, collaborating with professionals and U.S. veterans. The mission concluded at its third mission stop on Dec. 21, 2023 in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Weight Loss Medication Prescription Prevalence in the Active Component, 2018–2023

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1/1/2024
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This descriptive epidemiologic study describes weight loss prescription medication prevalence among active component service members from January 2018 through June 2023.

Brief Report: The Four Most Frequently Diagnosed Vector-borne Diseases Among Service Member and Non-Service Member Beneficiaries in the Geographic Combatant Commands, 2010–2022

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1/1/2024
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This report provides linear trends of selected vector-borne diseases, over a 13-year surveillance period, among Armed Forces service and non-service member beneficiaries diagnosed at installations within the Northern Command (NORTHCOM), Africa Command (AFRICOM), Central Command (CENTCOM), European Command (EUCOM), Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), or Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).

A Content Review of Articles Published in the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, 2019–2023

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1/1/2024
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This editorial provides a bibliometric summary and thematic analysis for articles published in MSMR over a 5-year period, from January 2019 through December 2023.

Reportable Medical Events at Military Health System Facilities Through Week 48, Ending November 30, 2023

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1/1/2024
5RMEs

RMEs are documented in the Disease Reporting System internet by health care providers and public health officials throughout the MHS for monitoring, controlling, and preventing the occurrence and spread of diseases of public health interest or readiness importance.

From the Editor’s Desk

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1/1/2024
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The fourth editor-in-chief of the MSMR introduces himself to readers and communicates his editorial goals for the journal.

Ivermectin Prescription Fill Rates Among U.S. Military Members During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

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1/1/2024
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This report describes ivermectin prescription fill rates among U.S. active component service members over time during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Year of Transformation and Growth for the Defense Health Agency

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12/29/2023
A Year of Transformation and Growth for the Defense Health Agency

In 2023, the Defense Health Agency welcomed new leaders, celebrated its historic 10-year anniversary, and released a five-year strategic plan that focuses on leveraging health technology to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

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Last Updated: July 11, 2023
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