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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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MHS GENESIS: A new era of electronic healthcare record keeping

Article Around MHS
10/1/2021
Col. Stephanie Ku, 15th Medical Group commander, cuts a cord with 15th MDG members and Military Health System Genesis project integrators during the MHS Genesis launch ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 25, 2021.

The new electronic health record provides enhanced and secure technology to manage health information and is intended to serve as a focal point for all military branches.

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USU Scientist Named Researcher of the Year for Bleeding Disorders Research

Article Around MHS
10/1/2021
Woman holds an award

Dr. Kathleen Pratt recently received national recognition for her significant contributions to improving treatment and care for patients with bleeding disorders.

First Army combat medics to receive advanced training graduate

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
A soldier provides instruction on advanced airway management on a simulated trauma patient.

In August, 275 students attending the Army Combat Medic Specialist Training Program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston were the first graduates to receive 18 hours of training in Prolonged Casualty Care.

Health Promotion duo optimizes health on Incirlik Air Base

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
Air Force Capt. Sydney Sloan, 39th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion element chief (right), and Air Force Senior Airman Gloriann Manapsal, 39th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion technician (left), promote making healthy choices at the Sultan’s Inn Dining Facility on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

The 39th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion team provides and integrates evidence-based programs to optimize the health and readiness, even during these unprecedented times.

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Vaccine Support Team 3 Jacksonville earns Navy Surgeon General's Power Award

Article Around MHS
9/30/2021
A sailor delivers the 50,000th vaccine administered at the Community Vaccination Center.

Vaccine Support Team 3 Jacksonville earned the Navy Surgeon General’s Power Award for supporting the state-run, federally-supported Jacksonville Community Vaccination Center in spring 2021.

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month graphic.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men behind lung cancer.

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Regular physical activity is important for health and performance

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
A Coast Guardsman works out at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.

Those who get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every week have a much lower risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease—the top killers of Americans every year.

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Finding time for fitness during the work week just got easier

Article Around MHS
9/29/2021
A person works out the gym.

The new Army Civilian Fitness and Health Promotion Program now encourages employees to focus on fitness while at work.

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Sickle Cell, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Advances, Transitions, Disparities

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
A panel including physicians, a clinical social worker, a sickle cell patient and an administrator discusses sickle cell advances, transitions and disparities during the 2021 Childhood Blood and Cancer Summit hosted by the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda Sept. 23.

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda hosted the 2021 Childhood Blood and Cancer Summit Sept. 23 at the military medical center.

Retired colonel leads Fort Irwin COVID response mission

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
Army Col. Richard Hopkins, the COVID-19 response coordinator with Weed Army Community Hospital, collects paperwork from a Soldier who received the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination event.

Retired Army Col. Richard Hopkins volunteered under the Army’s COVID-19 Retiree Recall Program to return to service as the COVID-19 response coordinator for Weed Army Community Hospital and Fort Irwin, California.

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What is a "healthy" weight-loss eating plan, anyway?

Article Around MHS
9/28/2021
A female soldier poses with an apple in her hand.

Weight loss sounds simple: take less “energy in” (fuel from food and drinks, measured in calories) and use more “energy out” (calories burned through daily physical activity and exercise).

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Storytellers Narratives on mental health

Article Around MHS
9/27/2021
Participants in the Storytellers event standing side by side wearing face masks

Three storytellers shared their experiences with overcoming adversity

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MeMed Key Diagnostic Tool Receives FDA Clearance

Article Around MHS
9/27/2021
The MeMed Key diagnostic tool

The MeMed Key diagnostic tool recently received full FDA licensure after four years of research, development, and investments by Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Chemical and Biological Technologies Department in its role as the Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO) for the Chemical and Biological Defense Program

“Connect to Protect” campaign promotes togetherness in preventing suicides

Article Around MHS
9/27/2021
September is Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is a public health issue that affects communities across the country, and Suicide Prevention Month offers an opportunity to further people’s understanding of this complex issue.

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ARNORTH military support to FEMA begins in Tennessee, continues in five states

Article Around MHS
9/24/2021
Prepared COVID-19 vaccine shots wait to be administered to an Airman. Members of the 134th Air Refueling Wing were eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccines during Unit Training Assembly here May 2nd, 2021.

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel deployed to Tennessee to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in local hospitals.

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