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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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New Work Group Looks at Preventive Health Measures for Service Members

Article Around MHS
12/9/2022
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Mohan

The U.S. Coast Guard is now prioritizing a review of health-related data to determine how to reduce illness and injuries within the workforce. This shift is prompted by a policy update within the Coast Guard Medical Manual COMDTINST 6000.7, as well as the new Population Health Optimization Work Group that will impact members, civilians, dependents, and retirees.

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Kunsan Healthcare Operations Squadron Immunizations Flight Delivers Vaccines

Article Around MHS
12/8/2022
Military medical personnel immunizing a Soldier

The 8th Healthcare Operations Squadron immunizations flight is full of experts on delivering injections and ensuring our Kunsan Airmen always stay ready. “Immunizations maintains mission readiness by tracking and vaccinating members for preventable diseases,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aidan Herring, 8th HCOS allergy and immunology technician.

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As a Military Family, We Do What We Do with Faith, Hope, Love, and Prayers

Article Around MHS
12/8/2022
Capt. Luis Avilla with his family.

The average military family could relocate ten times or more. There are changes in schools, jobs, and homes. But that's the easy part. See how one military family, like so many others, held it together when the going got very tough.

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Tried and Tired, Soldiers vie for Best Medic Title

Article Around MHS
12/7/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Eli Jeanquart during casualty excercise

Just days following the rigorous 3-week syllabus of the U.S. Army’s physically and mentally demanding Expert Field Medical Badge, two soldiers from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center joined a third soldier, to compete for LRMC’s 2022 Best Medic title.

U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers to Receive Extended Training at Civilian Trauma Centers

Article Around MHS
12/6/2022
U.S. Army Enlisted Medical Soldiers

U.S. Army enlisted medical personnel will now be assigned for one to two years at civilian trauma centers that partner with the U.S. Army to increase deployment preparedness. At the Army Medicine’s Inaugural Military-Civilian Partnership Summit held at the Defense Health Headquarters earlier this month, the Army Surgeon General explained to partners the importance of expanding training opportunities for enlisted personnel with the combat medic being the highest priority.

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Naval Medical Research Center Joint Study with Mount Sinai Uncovers Differences in COVID-19 Immune Response between the Sexes

Article Around MHS
12/5/2022
Amanda Cherry, research assistant, performing diagnostic testing at NMRC

A collaborative study between researchers at Naval Medical Research Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Princeton University has highlighted immune response differences in the coronavirus infection responses between male and female patients.

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Visiting Nurse Program Celebrates 100 Years

Article Around MHS
12/2/2022
Shannon Williams, visiting nurse for Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society

The Visiting Nurse Program of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) organization provides specialized care to the communities they serve around the world. Founded on November 25, 1922 when Nell Watson was hired as the first visiting nurse at the Parris Island Branch Auxiliary, the program celebrated its centennial anniversary Nov. 25, 2022.

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DOD Begins Hiring Prevention Workforce

Article Around MHS
12/2/2022
Suicide in the Military is down, but suicide suicide prevention remains a dedicated DOD focus.

DOD is working to create the healthy climates necessary to address a range of problematic and harmful behaviors, including suicide. This will be accomplished, in part, with a new and dedicated focus.

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Air Force Medics Ready for Future Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosive Threats

Article Around MHS
12/1/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Keisha Wolfe during explosives course

The U.S. Air Force medics who respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive events, are improving their threat detection and treatment capabilities. Not only are medics preparing to respond to new, diverse potential threats, but they are also preparing to respond in newer operational environments.

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'We Must Be Future-Focused' Says New USU President Dr. Jonathan Woodson

Article Around MHS
12/1/2022
New USU President Dr. Jonathan Woodson at podium

Building strong relationships with stakeholders and preparing students to embrace the digital medical platforms of the future are just some of the many goals of the new president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

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Two Public Health Command Europe Soldiers Receive Highly Sought-After Expert Medical Field Badge

Article Around MHS
11/30/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. Stephanie Hardin taking the M4 proficiency test

One officer and one enlisted soldier assigned to Public Health Command Europe earned the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge on their first try during a grueling three-week testing event conducted by the 173rd Infantry Brigade at Caserma Del Din.

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The “Human Bomb”: How Air Force Surgeons Made Medical History in Vietnam

Article Around MHS
11/29/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Humphreys

On November 5, 1965, Air Force surgeons were confronted with a bomb, literally. But instead of coming face-to-face with a device, they were confronted with a patient who had a live grenade embedded in his back, essentially making the patient a walking human bomb.

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