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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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Army Public Health Center provides update on Long COVID risks

Article Around MHS
12/1/2021
COVID19 Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Post-COVID conditions are a wide range of new, returning, or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

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People First priority for BJACH Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Program

Article Around MHS
12/1/2021
Chuck Satterfield and Staff Sgt. Lori Fury hosting a training

Behavioral health professionals from Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital conducted leadership development training with the 519th Military Police Battalion at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana in mid-November.

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USS Gerald R. Ford’s Ship’s Nurse: Saving Lives is Her Calling

Article Around MHS
12/1/2021
Military health personnel administering the flu shot

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Susan Murphy, USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) ship's nurse enlisted in 2004,but she never expected that 18 years later she would become Ford’s nurse.

METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims

Article Around MHS
11/30/2021
Military personal posing

Air Force Tech. Sgt. and METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims

Air Force Medical Service hosts innovation summit, prepares for future challenges

Article Around MHS
11/29/2021
Operational Air and Space Medical Innovation Alliance Summit brought together NASA, HHS, DARPA, FAA, VA, DHA, AFRL, and other Federal partners.

Late last month, leaders across the Military Health System and partner federal agencies met for the inaugural Operational Air and Space Medical Innovation Alliance Summit.

Local military medical units combine into medical market

Article Around MHS
11/26/2021
Leadership unfurls the DHA guidons during a ceremony

The 96th Medical Group at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and Defense Health Agency leadership marked the forming of a new military medical organization during a market establishment ceremony on Nov. 15. This new Florida Panhandle Market is a transformation of northwest Florida-based military treatment facilities into a market, or group of military medical facilities working together within the military health system.

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JTF Coyote begins pediatric COVID-19 clinics as adult booster vaccination numbers increase

Article Around MHS
11/23/2021
Military health personnel giving the COVID-19 vaccine

The Vermont National Guard now supports the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccinations for youth in the 5 to 11 age group and booster clinics for the general adult population.

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Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is first Navy Medicine satellite site to treat military living with HIV

Article Around MHS
11/22/2021
Military health personnel writing notes

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s Department of Public Health has made strides in the past several years to care for the sexual health of Marines and Sailors. In September, NMCCL announced it would become a satellite site for the U.S. Navy’s HIV Evaluation and Testing Units or HETUs.

LANT Area Members: it’s your turn to receive your electronic health record

Article Around MHS
11/19/2021
Military personnel looking at a computer

MHS GENESIS, the Coast Guard’s new electronic health record solution deployed to the Coast Guard’s 26 clinics and 48 sickbays in the Atlantic Area last week.

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Eglin doctor wins Resident of the Year award

Article Around MHS
11/18/2021
Doctor working on a baby

The American Osteopathic Foundation and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians recognized Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Joshua Herring for his efforts in the stand-up of Eglin hospital’s new Complementary Alternative Medicine Clinic.

Preparing to Provide Critical Care Support in Obstetrics

Article Around MHS
11/17/2021
medical mannequins being operated on

Walter Reed Bethesda hosted the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Obstetrics course in late Oct.

Learning to lead Bushmaster practicum challenges future medical professionals

Article Around MHS
11/10/2021
Military personnel during the annual medical field practicum

Students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) participated in Bushmaster, the annual medical field practicum during the final weeks of October at Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Pennsylvania.

Healing Is An Art, Art is Healing: Exhibit Highlights the Healing Power of Art

Article Around MHS
11/10/2021
Service members look at art included in the Healing Arts Exhibit on display throughout November at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Healing is an art, and art is healing was the sentiments shared among those who attended the opening ceremony for the 18th Annual Healing Arts Exhibit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Oct. 27.

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Combat mentality, exercising the mind for special operations

Article Around MHS
11/9/2021
Dr. Richard Sohn posing for a picture

The Brain Headquarters (Brain HQ) program enhances participants’ brain functions and accuracy in regard to decision-making skills. 

Cancer diagnosis leads Airman to BAMC for treatment

Article Around MHS
11/8/2021
Military personnel rings the bell signaling the end of her cancer treatment

Air Force Airman 1st Class Chelsea Kernan had been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones.

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