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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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Blue Jacket of the Year is Amazing Leader

Article Around MHS
12/8/2021
Military medical treatment

Navy Rear Adm. Timothy Weber, commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific/Director of the Medical Service Corps, had one question for Hospitalman Nicole Higuera-Myers, recipient of the Blue Jacket of the Year Award for Naval Medical Forces Pacific:

National Influenza Vaccination Week Highlights Importance of Flu Vaccine

Article Around MHS
12/8/2021

This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed Dec. 5-11, serves as a reminder for people 6 months and older who haven’t received the flu vaccine, there’s still time to get it.

Flu Vaccination Rates are Running High Across the Military This Year

Article
12/8/2021
Image of a woman giving someone an injection on the arm.

Rates of flu vaccination among service members are significantly higher than in previous years.

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Puget Sound Market stands up with integration in mind

Article Around MHS
12/7/2021
Military personal posing

Defense Health Agency leaders ushered in the new Puget Sound Market within the nationwide Military Health System.

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Nurses nurse named Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award winner

Article Around MHS
12/7/2021
Military personal posing

Established in 1997, the Spirit of Hope Award is presented to individuals or organizations that embody the core values of Mr. Bob Hope, who gave generously to military men and women for five decades.

Why Less Sunlight in the Wintertime Can Put You at Risk of Depression

Article
12/7/2021
Airman in winter gear carry deployment gear at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska in preparation for Operation Polar Force exercise

Seasonal Affective Disorder signs and treatments

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Summit Focuses on Research Treatments for Lung Cancer

Article Around MHS
12/6/2021
Military medical treatment

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted the 2021 Virtual Lung Cancer Summit Nov. 9.

Remembering the Military Medical Heroes of Pearl Harbor

Article
12/6/2021
Army Nurse Corps Maj. Annie G. Fox, in the newspaper

On the 80th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, MHS remembers the medical heroes that selflessly aided the casualties.

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Self-Care is as Easy as Downloading an App

Article
12/3/2021

Those in the military or medical field face unique situations that cause for overwhelming distractions. The DHA Connected Health Branch provides several tools that promote mental well-being and help develop self-care habits.

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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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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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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.

DHA Usability Lab Refines Beneficiaries Digital Experience

Article
12/1/2021
The DHA Usability Lab is a comprehensive program that evaluates digital health technologies across the Department of Defense by observing and collecting feedback from service members, veterans, beneficiaries and health care providers.

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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

Caregiver Wife’s Support Instrumental to Wounded Warrior’s Recovery

Article
11/30/2021
Retired Air Force Tech Sgt. Eric Heldman staying active

Eric and Crystal Heideman are not just husband and wife, but life partners navigating life as a wounded warrior and his full-time caregiver with resilience, will, and above all, love for one another.

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