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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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Spray Foam Cast Developed by U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Adopted for Rehabilitation Exoskeleton

Article Around MHS
3/14/2024
A prototype SUPORT Self Evacuation Splint is tested with a burdened patient load equivalent to 75 pounds of armor and a weighted pack.  (Photo by Paul Lagasse/Medical Research and Command)

A method for rapidly splinting injured limbs developed with the assistance of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command is being incorporated into the next generation of exoskeletons. This new method aims to help injured warfighters regain their mobility and recover more quickly from their injuries.

U.S. Air Force Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team: The Impact on Human Life

Article Around MHS
3/13/2024
U.S. Air Force reservist Capt. Whitney Dorame (left), 349th Medical Squadron nurse anesthetist, and a partner nation anesthesiologist, work together to exchange best practices during surgery at Owen King European Union Hospital, Castries, St. Lucia, Feb. 26, 2024. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Madeline Herzog)

Augustus Wayne Amos’ father passed away during a liver surgery in another country four days before Augustus received his own vascular surgery, one performed by members of the U.S. Air Force Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team on Feb. 26, 2024, in St. Lucia. The LAMAT team has been in St. Lucia since Feb. 26, working to complement host nation medical teams in providing needed care for patients.

Public Health Preparedness: Getting ‘Left of Boom’

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3/12/2024
Public Health Preparedness: Getting ‘Left of Boom’

Public health preparedness and response is a critical area of focus as Defense Public Health transitions some of the military component public health functions to the Defense Health Agency. This includes all-hazard biosurveillance and public health emergency management, or PHEM.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Four Counties in Massachusetts Due to Flooding

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3/12/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Four Counties in Massachusetts Due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in four counties in Massachusetts may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 21, 2024, due to flooding.

Program Focuses on Women Service Members' Health

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3/12/2024
Program Focuses on Women Service Members Health

Heart health was the topic of the day for the first program in a series titled, “Serving in Strength: Health and Wellness Series,” sponsored by the Military Women’s Memorial on Feb. 29, 2024.

Maintaining Your Military Health Records Overseas

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3/12/2024
Maintaining Your Military Health Records Overseas

No matter where you live, it’s important for your electronic health record to be complete and up to date. For TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Prime Remote Overseas beneficiaries, there are processes that help make this possible.

Defense Health Agency Leader Says Standardization is Key to Optimization

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3/12/2024
Defense Health Agency Leader Says Standardization is Key to Optimization

Dr. Brian Lein, Defense Health Agency assistant director of health care administration, addressed the vital need for standardization to stabilize the core of the Military Health System at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals.

Navigating Dual Roles: Physician Assistant and Army Officer

Article Around MHS
3/12/2024
U.S. Army Capt. Mia Casale, assigned to the 108th Area Support Medical Company, 213th Regional Support Group, is a Physician Assistant and serves as a soldier in the Pennsylvania National Guard. (Courtesy Photo)

Serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard means soldiers can serve part-time while pursuing other goals outside of their duty periods. That could mean working a full-time job, taking care of home responsibilities, maintaining physical fitness or going back to school to learn something new.

Defense Department’s Largest Population-Based Health Related Behaviors Survey Now Open

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3/11/2024
Defense Department’s Largest Population-Based Health Related Behaviors Survey Now Open

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia — The Defense Health Agency has announced that the Department of Defense’s largest population-based Health Related Behaviors Survey is now open.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maine due to Winter Storm

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3/11/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Maine due to Winter Storm

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Maine may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 19, 2024, due to the winter storm. All counties are impacted.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in South Carolina due to Flooding

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3/11/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Two Counties in South Carolina due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in two counties in South Carolina may receive emergency prescription refills now through March 19, 2024, due to flooding.

Evans Army Community Hospital Undergoes Readiness and Compliance Assistance Visit

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Evans Army Community Hospital underwent an Accreditation Assist Visit Feb. 27 through March 1, to evaluate the EACH Team’s readiness and compliance with nationally-recognized hospital standards. (Photo: Gino Mattorano)

Evans Army Community Hospital underwent an Accreditation Assist Visit Feb. 27 through March 1, to evaluate the EACH Team’s readiness and compliance with nationally-recognized hospital standards.

Naval Medical Center San Diego Celebrates Dental Assistants Recognition Week

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Hospitalman Ariel Sherwood, from Saint Paul, Minn., represents the versatile and multi-talented aspect of dental assistants as Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) celebrates Dental Assistant Recognition Week, March 3-9. (Photo: Marcelo Calero)

In an effort to recognizing the versatile and multi-talented aspect of dental assistants, Naval Medical Center San Diego celebrates Dental Assistant Recognition Week, March 3-9.

Child and Family Behavioral Health Relocates to Main Hospital

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Col. Edward Mandril, Evans Army Community Hospital commander/director, cuts the ribbon to officially welcome the hospital’s Child, Family and School Based Behavioral Health program's return to the main hospital campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 4. Assisting Mandril, were the children of Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Flinton, the Chief of the CAFBHS. Also pictured are Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Brockway, EACH CSM, and Maj. Cassandra Webb, from the EACH Behavioral Health Department, and Flinton's spouse. (Photo: Gino Mattorano)

Evans Army Community Hospital’s Child, Family and School Based Behavioral Health program celebrated its return to the main hospital campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 4.

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital NCOs Support Regional 4-H Camp

Article Around MHS
3/11/2024
Sgt. 1st Class John Martinez and Staff Sgt. Andres Perez from Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital conducted stop the bleed training and shared information about their military careers Feb. 23, during the 4-H Victory Challenge Camp in Anacoco, Louisiana.

4-H Victory Challenge Camp in Anacoco, Louisiana educates the next generation about careers in the military.

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