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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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Practice makes perfect: Uniformed Services University students learn combat casualty care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
An instructor gives advice on how a team of medical school students at the Uniformed Services University should work on their simulated patient during the Advanced Combat Medical Experience. 

The Advanced Combat Medical Experience (ACME), a four-day medical field practicum at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), is intense

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It takes a team to provide excellent care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Buckendahl, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pharmacy technician, gathers medicine June 4, 2020, to fill a customer’s prescription in the Kittyhawk Pharmacy on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.

BAMC nurse helps rescue child after car crashed into house

Article Around MHS
10/21/2021
The Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.

A Brooke Army Medical Center nurse jumped into action Oct. 7, rescuing a toddler after a car careened into the child’s home.

Retired colonel Recognized with the ASBP Lifetime Achievement Award

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
Retired Army Col. Francisco "Frank" Rentas shown in 2003 with the 'Golden Hour Container.'

The Armed Services Blood Program named Retired Army Col. Francisco “Frank” J. Rentas as the recipient of the 2021 ASBP Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Task Force Liberty partners with local clinic to provide dental care

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
An Airman adjusts the face mask on an Afghan child.

Task Force Liberty’s case management team partnered up with the local community Sept. 22, 2021, to provide routine dental care for the first time to Afghans living in Liberty Village on Joint Base, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Jew Jersey.

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BJACH highlights rehab services during National Physical Therapy Month

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
A soldier performs a physical examination of a patient's knee.

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.

Breaking Bread to Limit Stress at NMRTC Bremerton

Article Around MHS
10/19/2021
Sailors gather around a display table.

Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Bremerton’s Pastoral Care department is actively promoting the Caregiver Operational Stress Control Program.

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Expeditionary Medical Force Brings Optimal Readiness in Pacific Region

Article Around MHS
10/18/2021
A male soldier talks about a chart to to a female sailor.

The 121st Field Hospital of the 549th Hospital Center recently introduced an innovative way to increase medical Soldiers’ proficiency and competency by enhancing access to the field hospital equipment.

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BAMC nurse helps support vaccination effort for Afghan evacuees

Article Around MHS
10/15/2021
Medical personnel check in Afghan evacuees waiting to receive measles, mumps and rubella and chickenpox vaccines.

A Brooke Army Medical Center clinical nurse specialist used her training and experience to help vaccinate Afghan evacuees in Germany.

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Sterile Processing Week: Unsung Heroes of Health Care Celebrated

Article Around MHS
10/14/2021
A lab worker moves a storage case.

To salute sterile processing professionals, whose work often go unnoticed, the second Sunday of every October marks the first day of Sterile Processing Week, running this year from Oct. 10-16.

MHS GENESIS: New electronic health record coming soon to the San Antonio Market

Article Around MHS
10/13/2021
A woman looks at her computer monitor.

The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic health record system – known as MHS GENESIS – in January 2022.

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Air Force International Health Specialists promote peace through inclusion of women

Article Around MHS
10/13/2021
Medic prepare to lift a patient on a litter.

U.S. Air Force International Health Specialists are supporting the Department of Defense’s initiative to promote women’s safety, empowerment and vital contributions to global security.

101st Soldier, ER staff help family after baby is born in parking lot

Article Around MHS
10/13/2021
A soldier meets his new baby.

Fort Knox dietician reveals personal staples for healthy family meals, picky eaters

Article Around MHS
10/8/2021
Vegetables displayed at a grocery store.

Making sure everyone in the family is eating healthy can sometimes be overwhelming and oftentimes, families aren’t sure where to start.

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A Medical Student's Journey From Burkina Faso to Uniformed Services University

Article Around MHS
10/8/2021
Navy Ensign Roland Kiendrebeogo, a first-year medical student at the Uniformed Services University, with his wife at his enlisted boot camp graduation, May 2010.

Navy Ensign Roland Kiendrebeogo’s journey from Burkina Faso to Navy medicine.

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