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New “mCurriculum” Launched to Help Surgeons Worldwide Sharpen Skills, Improve Clinical Readiness

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12/23/2022
Military personnel holding new device developed by USU

Imagine surgeons honing their skills using their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Thanks to a collaboration between the Uniformed Services University, the American College of Surgeons, the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons, and the University of California, Davis, it's happening. See how this groundbreaking "mCurriculum" is helping surgeons around the globe save lives.

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U.S. Army Medical Team Helps Smithsonian National Zoo to Protect Endangered Red Pandas

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12/23/2022
Red panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

A U.S. Army medical team contributed to an investigation into the cause of death of a red panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. The findings will ultimately help to protect the endangered species.

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Blanchfield Named One of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care

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12/22/2022
Meternity patients filling out forms

Providing safe, excellent, quality care to patients takes incredible work and dedication - especially when it comes to women's health. Find out what's happening at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital that landed them a top spot on the Best Hospitals for Maternity Care list.

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Changes to TRICARE Expected in 2024

Article Around MHS
12/22/2022
TRICARE Logo

A new TRICARE contract that facilitates beneficiary health care in the civilian sector, known as T-5, is expected to start in 2024. The changes will improve the delivery, quality, and cost of health care services for services for service members, retirees, and their families.

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Public Health Command Europe Holds its First Noncommissioned Officers induction Ceremony

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12/21/2022
Induction of new sergeants during a candle-lighting ceremony

Soldiers from Public Health Command Europe, its subordinate units, and the German Bundeswehr crossed the threshold from junior enlisted to noncommissioned officers during PHCE’s first NCO Induction Ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Tiger Theater in Sembach, Germany. Ten corporals and 23 sergeants accepted their new duties and responsibilities with honor as each one walked through the NCO arch and crossed sabers to officially become a member of the NCO Corps.

African Immigrant Finds New Home at USU

Article Around MHS
12/20/2022
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jean Bertrand Kalima

When he was a child, his family uprooted several times to escape the dangers of war torn Rwanda. Two decades and a leap of faith later, this United States Air Force flight leader is on his way to becoming a military doctor.

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Soldier Adapts to Life Changes, Ends up Paralympic Athlete

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12/19/2022
Christina Truesdale competes for Team USA in the World Cup

It’s no secret. It’s very easy to give up and much harder to carry on in times of adversity. U.S. Army Maj. (Ret.) Christina Truesdale, competitive cyclist, has a very different take on that secret, and it has to do with surrendering. Find out how, in the face of adversity, that sweet surrender landed her on a new set of wheels.

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Protect Yourself With Respiratory Illnesses on the Rise

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12/19/2022
Military medical personnel administering vaccine

"Tis the season, and respiratory illnesses are on the rise. Learn critical health guidance about the viral triple threat of COVID-19, influenza, and the common cold, and the commonsense steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

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Service Dog Helps a Colonel Fight the Battles Back Home

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12/16/2022
U.S. Air Force Col. Adam Roberts with his service dog, Porche

A soldier's 23-year struggle with mental resiliency, the horror of combat, and personal challenges prompt him (with the help of a lovable labradoodle) to advocate for better awareness and treatment of mental health.

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Mixed Messages Can Fuel Stigma, Prevent Soldiers from Accessing Behavioral Health Care

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12/16/2022
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Emphasis on physical readiness and injury rehabilitation is paramount in the military. But what about warfighters' mental health care? See how Soldiers and leaders are reducing obstacles - especially negative stigmas - that prevent others from seeking help.

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Striking Out With Adaptive Reconditioning

Article Around MHS
12/15/2022
Military personnel at bowling alley

Debilitating injuries can end livelihoods - including Military careers. Meet the Soldiers who find healing - physical and emotional - by enjoying one of America's favorite pastimes.

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New Simulation Lab Comes to 22nd Medical Group

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12/14/2022
Military medical personnel training on CAE apollo mannequin

The 22nd Medical Group unveiled a new simulation lab to provide airmen with hands-on training for future emergency situations on Nov. 30. At the source of the lab is a high-fidelity mannequin with a wide range of life-like features such as breathing, circulation, bleeding, fluid secretions, and speech to deliver realistic simulation-based emergency health care.

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Public Health Nurses: Heroes for Health

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12/14/2022
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Tracy R. Kraus head shot

In a world where public health is constantly being challenged, the need for front-line contenders in the fight against threats is rapidly increasing. The work of the Public Health Nurse is nothing short of heroic. Learn more about the extraordinary dedication and arduous work it takes for Public Health Nurses to keep the warfighter population healthy and fit to fight and win.

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Big Hearts from Small, Small Places

Article Around MHS
12/13/2022
Military personnel demonstrating CPR

Sailors stand in a red and white metal space filled with folded wheelchairs and various medical equipment, each paired with a plastic torso and dummy infant at their feet. All eyes are fixed on the only voice in the room. The voice, carefully but clearly asking questions and giving out instructions, comes from a woman adorned in blue coveralls with her dark hair pulled back in a neat bun. U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd class Johana Chi, from a small town in El Salvador, teaches CPR.

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Aviation Soldiers Volunteer to Lead Functional Fitness

Article Around MHS
12/12/2022
Military personnel training at a CrossFit gym

It's not uncommon to find soldiers continuously performing their own workout routines while deployed. The U.S. Army's new Army Combat Fitness Test continues to serve as the fitness requirement for all components, and soldiers stationed overseas are doing everything they can to keep physical fitness standards in check across their formations.

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