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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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How the U.S. Military Acclimates Units to High-Altitude Operations

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11/28/2022
Service members on a mountain

The Military Health System takes measures to prevent and mitigate altitude sickness in service members operating at high altitudes. For best results, it’s key to acclimate units gradually and progressively.

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Enhancing Mission Readiness with MHS GENESIS One Read at a Time

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11/23/2022
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MHS GENESIS improves joint service connectivity, mission readiness

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Lung Cancer Leading Cause of Cancer Death

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11/22/2022
 U.S Navy MRI technologist behind a computer screen with a magnetic resonance machine in the background.

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be aware of symptoms, causes, and steps to take if you think you need screening.

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Medical and Dental Preventive Care Fitness

Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

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11/22/2022
A patient sits in an office with while a health care provider talks to her.

Though the overall death rate from colorectal cancers have been on the decline in recent years, it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

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Operating at Speed of Relevance, Key to Great Outcomes, DHA’s Maturation

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11/21/2022
Photo of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place, Christianne Witten, and DHA Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Gragg

DHA’s reputation built on speed of relevance in COVID pandemic, which helped it mature as an operational combat support agency.

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DHA Civilian Honored as an ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

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11/18/2022
Two men shake hands while a third poses alongside them.

Jacobs, lead paramedic with the 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, becomes the first Defense Health Agency civilian employee to receive the award. “It’s an honor and unexpected,” said Jacobs. “I was really surprised.”

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DOD Brain Health Initiative is at Work Across the Military

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11/17/2022
Two hands holding damaged wearable blast mesurement gauges from a study on blast pressure exposure.

From enlistment to retirement, the brain health of service members is being checked. See why the results are creating new action plans for the DOD.

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1st Annual National Small Business Contracting Summit - New Orleans LA

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11/16/2022

Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities, and threats to small business contractors.

"Mad Cow" Blood Donor Ban Lifted

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11/9/2022
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"Mad Cow" blood donor ban lifted by the FDA.

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Lifestyle Changes Could Add 10-15 Years to Your Life

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11/8/2022
A female Navy physical therapist works with a senior citizen lying on a table holding a ball.

You're never too old to start being more physically active and eating healthier, which can add years to your life.

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Sharpening Soft Skills Goal of Professional Development Program

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11/7/2022
A service member watches a computer screen.

DHA’s skills-based professional development training program aligns with the agency’s strategic objective to ensure the staff is fulfilled. It offers a cadre of professional training opportunities available virtually to all employees without cost.

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Slashing Victim's Life Saved by USU Alumni, Staff

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11/4/2022
USU rescuers visit with neck slashing victim in hospital.

Oscar Sanchez's life was saved by the quick thinking and actions of USU alumni and staff after he was viciously attacked, and his neck was slashed.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

HEART 22 Strengthens Partnerships in Central America

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11/3/2022
Four surgeons in gowns, caps, and masks perform knee surgery.

The HEART 22 humanitarian partnership mission to Guatemala and Honduras was also an example of the U.S. military's continued Global Health Engagement efforts.

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics

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11/1/2022
Five people wearing masks look at the camera.

Walk-in contraceptives services help service members with convenience of one-day, no appointment care, and help the military with readiness.

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Women's Health | Contraceptive Care Q&A | Reproductive Health Q&A

Suicide Prevention Resources That Can Help

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10/31/2022
Text reading, Every life lost to suicide is one too many.

Resources on suicide prevention the entire military family can use.

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