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The Military Health System (MHS) 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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More Inclusive Research Key to Understanding Prevalence of Dementia

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12/7/2022
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Dementia and its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease, are cognitive disorders that affect more women than men. Although there are various theories on why, more equitable research is needed.

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Retiring Wounded Warrior Continues to Serve His Military Community

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12/6/2022
U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Blake Conley and family

Despite a career-ending cancer diagnosis, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Blake Conley prepares to retire after more than 20 years serving his nation with a positive outlook and a desire to keep serving.

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Military Health System Offers a Variety of Contraceptive Care Services

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12/1/2022
military medical personnel demonstrates an intrauterine device

The Military Health System offers ample contraceptive care services to help beneficiaries take control of their health, life, and careers.

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DHA's E Caregiver Directory Puts Resources at Your Fingertips

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11/30/2022
Woman on left stretching her husband's left arm and right leg

Caregivers now have needed resources at their fingertips on their mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

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Ask the Doc: Finding Resources in a New Location

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11/30/2022
Two women talking.

The Defense Health Agency’s Warrior Care program offers ample resources to help service members, their families, and caregivers find support when they move to a new location.

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Air Force Veteran Honored Posthumously at Medical Research Symposium

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11/29/2022
Steven Rodriquez (left), and wife, Christine Rodriquez (center), accept a posthumous award for Dario Rodriguez from Seileen Mullen, the acting Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

U. S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Dario Rodriquez is posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Award at MHSRS 2022

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How the U.S. Military Acclimates Units to High-Altitude Operations

Article
11/28/2022
Service members on a mountain

The Military Health System takes measures to prevent and mitigate altitude sickness in service members operating at high altitudes. For best results, it’s key to acclimate units gradually and progressively.

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Enhancing Mission Readiness with MHS GENESIS One Read at a Time

Article
11/23/2022
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MHS GENESIS improves joint service connectivity, mission readiness

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Lung Cancer Leading Cause of Cancer Death

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11/22/2022
 U.S Navy MRI technologist behind a computer screen with a magnetic resonance machine in the background.

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes, and steps to take if you think you need screening.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

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11/22/2022
A patient sits in an office with while a health care provider talks to her.

Though the overall death rate from colorectal cancers have been on the decline in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

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Operating at Speed of Relevance, Key to Great Outcomes, DHA’s Maturation

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11/21/2022
Photo of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, Christianne Witten, and DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg

DHA’s reputation built on speed of relevance in COVID pandemic, which helped it mature as an operational combat support agency.

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DHA Civilian Honored as an ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

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11/18/2022
Two men shake hands while a third poses alongside them.

Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, becomes the first Defense Health Agency civilian employee to receive the award. “It’s an honor and unexpected,” said Jacobs. “I was really surprised.”

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DOD Brain Health Initiative is at Work Across the Military

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11/17/2022
Two hands holding damaged wearable blast mesurement gauges from a study on blast pressure exposure.

From enlistment to retirement, the brain health of service members is being checked. See why the results are creating new action plans for the DOD.

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"Mad Cow" Blood Donor Ban Lifted

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11/9/2022
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"Mad Cow" blood donor ban lifted by the FDA.

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Lifestyle Changes Could Add 10-15 Years to Your Life

Article
11/8/2022
A female Navy physical therapist works with a senior citizen lying on a table holding a ball.

You're never too old to start being more physically active and eating healthier, which can add years to your life.

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