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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 Virtual Education Center Empowers Patients to Improve Outcomes

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7/14/2022
Army Col. (Dr.) Maria Molina provides insight on the latest MHS digital resource for patients.

The Defense Health Agency is developing the Virtual Education Center: A web-based library and communications platform that enables providers and patients to access, store, and use vetted MHS education resources more easily than ever before.

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How Diet, Lifestyle and Mental Health Impact Your Overall Health

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7/13/2022
Military personnel holding a cookie and broccoli

Think you might need to lose a little weight? You're not alone. Even in the military, where maintaining physical fitness remains a job requirement and a key component of military readiness, thousands of service members struggle with weight.

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Wounded Sailor Ready to Lead Navy Wounded Warrior Marksmen to Victory

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7/8/2022
Roel Espino and Retired AZ3 Elizabeth “Ellie” Smith at Navy Warrior Games Training Camp

Adaptive sports allow athletes to pursue new goals. Team Navy’s Shooting Coach Roel Espino shares his journey from athlete to coach.

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How Military Hospitals and Clinics Prepare for Disasters

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7/8/2022
 When disaster strikes – like massive wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods – Medical Treatment Facilities (MTFs) need to be prepared.

When disaster strikes – like massive wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes or floods – military hospitals and clinics need to be prepared.

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Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Fort Harrison, MT

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7/7/2022

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

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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7/7/2022
Start by creating a basic disaster emergency kit and create a plan to get back together as a family in the event of a disaster.

How to prepare for an evacuation affecting your family? Or even losing your home? Start by creating a basic disaster emergency kit and create a plan to get back together as a family in the event of a disaster.

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Army Experts: Rabies Risk is Not Worth It

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7/5/2022
Army Experts: Rabies Risk is Not Worth It

Almost 60,000 people around the world die from rabies each year. Despite the common belief that rabid animals are easily identified by foaming at the mouth and aggressive behavior, infected animals may not look sick or act strangely.

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Final Days in Afghanistan: Lab Techs Stepped Up to Support Withdrawal

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6/30/2022
Final Days in Afghanistan Lab Techs Stepped Up to Support Withdrawal

“Prior to the attack, teams were preparing to leave the area. Suddenly, everything changed, and our main goal shifted from COVID-19 support to blood supply and triage.”

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Ask the Doc: Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion -- What's the Difference?

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6/27/2022
Heat exhaustion can rapidly progress to heat injuries like organ dysfunction or heat stroke.

Heat exhaustion can rapidly progress to heat injuries like organ dysfunction or heat stroke.

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Tips for Enjoying Outdoor Activities as Summer Arrives

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6/27/2022
People biking on a trail in protective gear

Biking, paddle boarding, swimming, and hiking are good ways to get outside in nature in the summer.

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Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC): Great Lakes, IL

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6/24/2022

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

Immunization Lifelong Learners Short Course (ILLSC): Great Lakes, IL

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6/24/2022

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

2022 316th Wing and 316th CONS Small Business Summit

Calendar Event
6/24/2022

An open forum hosted by the 316th Wing Joint Base Andrews, to discuss upcoming contracting opportunities.

Immunization Lifelong Learners Course (ILLC): Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy

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6/23/2022

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

How Drones Will Transform Battlefield Medicine – and Save Lives

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6/23/2022
Drones carrying fresh blood products to wounded troops on the front lines may be critical for military medicine in a conflict against a "near-peer" adversary.

Emerging technology may use drones to deliver blood products for wounded troops on the front lines of combat. That capability may be critical in a "near-peer" conflict.

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