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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 discussed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

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7/16/2019
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Rootes (center), 673d Medical Group superintendent, and U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Lamey (right), 673d MDG deputy commander, welcome U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee E. Payne, Defense Health Agency Assistant Director for Combat Support, and Military Health System Electronic Health Record Functional Champion, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 9, 2019. Payne visited JBER to discuss upcoming changes to MHS and what that means for patients and providers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)

Payne highlighted the new electronic health record

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MHS GENESIS | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Puget Sound MHS plans for a joint medical environment

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7/15/2019
Puget Sound logo

Puget Sound MHS will transition to Defense Health Agency management beginning on Oct. 1

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Implementation of MHS Transition | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Dive Medicine and Rescue course enhances military medical readiness

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7/12/2019
The Dive Medicine and Rescue course is a two-week course, conducted at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Florida, that combines a mixture of nearly 90 hours of classroom, pool and open water training designed to provide the students with a full understanding of the medical issues and responses associated with military water operations. (DoD photo by Derik Crotts)

Readiness is a lifelong journey and USU is where it all starts

New Blood-mobile to aid ASBP Fort Bliss

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7/10/2019
Leadership from William Beaumont Army Medical Center, the Fort Bliss Armed Services Blood Program Blood Donor Center, and the El Paso Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System pose for a picture in front of the new blood-mobile that arrived July 2, 2019, at WBAMC. (U.S. Army photo by Amabilia Payen)

Fort Bliss provides about 20 percent of the blood that the Army sends downrange

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AFMES Joint MWD Lab ensures DoD kennels are meeting the standard

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7/8/2019
Air Force Staff Sgt. Vivian Johnson, AFMES Joint MWD Laboratory NCO in charge (left), discusses the upcoming Military Working Dog kennel inspection schedule with Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Tutt, AFMES Joint MWD laboratory manager (center), and Navy Lt. Ken Lindsay, AFMES Joint MWD Laboratory chief, June 7, 2019. Johnson and Tutt conduct random inspections each month to ensure training aids for the MWDs are being handled correctly and those handling them have the proper authorization. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)

Site visits provide an excellent opportunity to educate MWD sites

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Rocket man: USU grad heading to International Space Station

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7/3/2019
Army Maj. Frank Rubio is surrounded by Uniformed Services University students with additional questions after a panel discussion about opportunities to work with and for NASA. (Photo courtesy of USU)

Panelists discuss opportunities at NASA for USU students

Air Force Medical Service unveils new model for active duty care

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7/2/2019
Air Force Medical Service logo (MHS graphic)

Provider teams were able to holistically treat Airmen instead of waiting for an Airman to seek out care

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Implementation of MHS Transition

New DHA health services research funding opportunity available

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7/1/2019
The Defense Health Agency Research and Development Directorate wordcloud. (MHS graphic)

This new funding opportunity is available to both intramural and extramural research organizations

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Research and Innovation

Army leaders eyeing BACH's transition to Defense Health Agency

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7/1/2019
Army Col. Patrick T. Birchfield (center), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle (right), welcome Gen. Michael X. Garrett, U.S. Army Forces Command commander, to the hospital, June 25. Garrett met with Birchfield and Army Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commander, to discuss how the hospital's transition from Army Medicine to the Defense Health Agency, Oct. 1, will impact Soldiers from the 101st and Fort Campbell, and retirees and families in the community. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Efficiency is a big part of what DHA is after, improving efficiencies across all three of the services

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Implementation of MHS Transition

Men’s preventive health screenings essential for readiness and a lifetime of good health

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6/27/2019
Hospitalman Payton Dupuis, a native of Mill City, Oregon, checks veteran Joseph Levette’s blood pressure at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s internal medicine clinic. “Men’s health is a vital part of the mission,” stated Dupuis. “We need a healthy workforce to succeed.” (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

An apple a day helps, too

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Preventive Health | Men's Health

Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in military

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6/26/2019
Some sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the military. To increase awareness, members of Team McConnell attend a briefing on STIs at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)

What you need to know to stay safe

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Health Readiness | Men's Health | Women's Health

Summer’s fun, just avoid too much sun

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6/25/2019
Soaking up the sun is one of the best parts about summer. However, make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause sunburn, eye damage, and skin damage in the form of premature wrinkles. (DoD photo)

Make sure to protect your skin when enjoying the sun-filled days ahead

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Strengthening the patient engagement muscle

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6/24/2019
DHA’s health science specialist, Tyneka Rene, shows us how to build a culture of collaborative health care through increased patient engagement.

Patient engagement is vital to health care. Just like our muscles, it requires practice and strengthening.

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New clinical recommendations on cognitive rehabilitation for TBI released

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6/24/2019
Dr. Gregory Johnson (right), Tripler Concussion Clinic medical director, has Army Spc. Andrew Karamatic, Department of Medicine combat medic, follow his finger with his eyes during a neurologic exam at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

Cognitive rehabilitation focuses on improving thinking and communication skills

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Practicing yoga to stimulate the mind, body, spirit

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6/21/2019
Dr. Bhagwan Bahroo, staff psychiatrist, demonstrates a deep-breathing posture as he leads a weekly yoga class for Psychiatry Continuity Service Program participants at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (DoD photo by Leigh Culbert)

Programs at Walter Reed incorporate yoga basics to promote healing

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