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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.

Ask the Doc: Am I Running Too Much?

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10/21/2021
Marine Corps recruits run in formation

Doc talks to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Stoll, a physical therapist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, about the causes and cures for pain resulting from running.

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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.

DHA Leaders Talk About Future Mix of In-Person and Virtual Health Care

Article
10/20/2021
Defense Health Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place speaking at an Expo

Several conversations involving senior leaders from the Defense Health Agency at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., centered around the future of health care technology.

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Pregnancy Health Alert: COVID-19 Vaccine is Strongly Recommended

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10/20/2021
Pregnant women gets the COVID-19 vaccine

Get vaccinated for COVID-19 if you’re pregnant or trying, DOD and CDC and advise.

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How DHA Plans to Boost Battlefield Care for Military Working Dogs

Article
10/20/2021
Military dog in surgery

Military Working Dog trauma database would aid in preventing and treating injuries

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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No More Suck It Up and Press on -- Preventing Injury is Hard Science

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10/18/2021
Military personnel working on a crane

The best way to reduce work related musculoskeletal injury risk factors is through using tools like dollies, carts, lifts, and power tools.

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Wise Health for Women Warriors Podcast Supports Women's Health

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10/18/2021

The Women and Infant Clinical Community developed the Wise Health for Women Warriors podcast to support primary care managers who need additional information when caring for women warriors.

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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