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The Military Health System 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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What You Should Know About Tinnitus

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2/16/2024

A NICOE educational offering with guest speakers on Tinnitus after Brain Injury - part of 2024 BIAM event lineup.

Virtual Reality, "Walk and Talk" Therapy, and Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories: How Novel Interventions Can Improve the Care of Post-traumatic Stress

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2/16/2024

A NICOE educational offering with a guest speaker on Virtual Reality, "Walk and Talk" Therapy, and Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories - part of 2024 BIAM event lineup.

Exploring the Connections Between Orofacial Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome

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2/16/2024

NICoE TBI Didactic Lecture Series with guest speakers, part of the Brain Injury Awareness Month educational offering lineup.

Cognitive Performance Optimization after Brain Injury - Delivering “The Whole Pizza”

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2/16/2024

A NICOE educational offering with a guest speaker on Cognitive Performance Optimization after Brain Injury - part of 2024 BIAM event lineup.

TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Multiple Counties in California due to Flooding

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2/15/2024
TRICARE Extends and Expands Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers to Multiple Counties in California due to Flooding

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE has expanded the number of California counties in which TRICARE beneficiaries may receive emergency prescription refills due to flooding. The dates have been extended from Feb. 4, 2024, to Feb. 15, 2024.

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Winter Storm

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2/15/2024
TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Rhode Island due to Winter Storm

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Rhode Island may receive emergency prescription refills now through Feb. 23, 2024, due to the winter storm.

From Patients to Students: How the Intrepid Spirit Center in Fort Belvoir is Transforming Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

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2/15/2024
From Patients to Students: How the Intrepid Spirit Center in Fort Belvoir is Transforming Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatments

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is the headquarters of the Defense Intrepid Network for Traumatic Brain Injury and Brain Health, which consists of 10 Intrepid Spirit Centers located at military bases throughout the U.S., in addition to two TBI clinics in Alaska and Germany.

Condoms Still Best Defense Against Infection, Unwanted Pregnancy

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2/14/2024
Condoms Still Best Defense Against Infection, Unwanted Pregnancy

Department of Defense health surveillance data continue to reflect that sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, are widespread among both men and women in the military.

Preventing TRICARE Fraud and Abuse Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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2/14/2024
Preventing TRICARE Fraud and Abuse Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Fraud and abuse can target your TRICARE medical, pharmacy, and dental coverage. If you think someone is committing fraud or abuse related to your TRICARE benefits, you should report it.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course: Camp Pendleton, CA

Calendar Event
2/13/2024

A two-day face-to-face course designed to ensure health care personnel are trained in vaccine policy, vaccine safety, and effectiveness.

Defense Public Health Hosts Webinar for Red Hill Community

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2/13/2024
Defense Public Health Hosts Webinar for Red Hill Community

Public health officials from Defense Health Agency Public Health recently hosted a public webinar for members of the community affected by the Red Hill fuel release in 2021. During the event, held on Jan. 9, 2024, U.S. Air Force Col. John Oh, chief of the occupational and environmental health division at the DHA Public Health, gave an update on several DHA Public Health Red Hill initiatives and answered questions posed by the community.

Defense Health Network Central Garners Top Honors for Ready Reliable Care Initiatives

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2/13/2024
Defense Health Network Central garners top honors for Ready Reliable Care initiatives

Four teams from Defense Health Network Central will be celebrated for their exceptional efforts to improve the Military Health System during a ceremony, Feb. 15, 2024.

Medical Museum Presidents Day Tour

Calendar Event
2/12/2024

Join us for a free, special Presidents Day Tour at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. This free, docent-led introductory tour highlights the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 160 years, with a special focus on military medicine. Open to everyone with no RSVP required!

National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit DC Spring 2024

Calendar Event
2/12/2024

Jointly hosted by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

Hard Times Lead to Passion to Serve Recovering Service Members

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2/9/2024
Hard Times Lead to Passion to Serve Recovering Service Members

For veteran Martin Del Rio, an Education and Employment Initiative and Operation Warfighter regional coordinator, the passion he has for his job and the recovering service members he serves comes directly from the turbulence of his own life experience.

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