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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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Cancer diagnosis leads Airman to BAMC for treatment

Article Around MHS
11/8/2021
Military personnel rings the bell signaling the end of her cancer treatment

Air Force Airman 1st Class Chelsea Kernan had been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones.

From Prosthetic Legs to Cranial Implants: How the MHS is using 3D Tech

Article
11/8/2021
3D MAC Director Peter Liacouras

30 years after the Gulf War, 3D technology is transforming medicine and lives.

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Blood donor center opens at new location

Article Around MHS
11/4/2021
Military personnel cutting a ribbon at the new blood donor center

The Fort Gordon community and Armed Services Blood Program celebrated the reopening of Kendrick Memorial Blood Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 15. KMBC is part of the ASBP, the military’s official provider of blood products for service members and their families in both peace and war.

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New MHS Video Connect increases convenient access to care for patients

Article
11/4/2021
Air Force Lt. Col. John A. DaLomba

The MHS is rapidly expanding the number of facilities using MHS Video Connect, with all continental United States-based hospitals and clinics expected to have the capability by the end of 2021.

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Tips for Caregivers – How to Take Care of Yourself and Avoid Burnout

Article
11/4/2021
Soldier sitting in gym with wife and daughter

The Human Performance Resources by CHAMP team, part of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Consortium for Health and Military Performance provides stress management strategies for caregivers of recovering friends, family members or loved ones.

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Washington D.C. Metro Area Hosts Eleventh Annual ASBP Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge

Article Around MHS
11/3/2021
Army vs. Navy football game

Locations across the National Capital Region will host ASBP blood drives as part of the blood donor challenge from Nov. 1 through Dec. 7

Weed ACH Soldier selected for AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program

Article Around MHS
11/2/2021
Medical military personnel assembling medical instruments

Army Sgt. Jonathan Kwaning earned acceptance into the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Enlisted Commissioning Program.

Navy Wounded Warrior RSMs and Families are in Good Hands

Article
11/2/2021

Navy Wounded Warrior program’s family program manager, Dario Santana, shares his extensive experience and passion for the wounded warrior community.

Annual Summit Focuses on Breast Cancer Research Treatment

Article Around MHS
11/1/2021
lead mammographer performing a mammogram

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

Are You Prepared for Flu Season? Let TRICARE Help.

Article
11/1/2021
A hospital corpsman administers an influenza vaccination to an airman as part of a seasonal shot exercise onboard Naval Air Station Sigonella.

Flu season is here once again. Are you prepared? With the COVID-19 Delta variant​ continuing to spread and our health care system overburdened, it’s important for all of us to help combat the spread of flu. And the best way to do so is to get a flu shot.

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Sepsis Hospitalizations Among Active Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2020

Article
11/1/2021
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 19, 2020) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittni Porter, a laboratory technician assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) microbiology laboratory, exams agar slides during a drug susceptibility tests Oct. 19. Drug susceptibility tests are conducted to see if a particular antibiotic will react with a patient’s sample on an agar slide. NMCSD’s mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality healthcare services and shape the future of military medicine through education, training and research. NMCSD employs more than 6,000 active duty military personnel, civilians, and contractors in Southern California to provide patients with world-class care anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

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Brief Report: Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infections in U.S. Air Force Basic Military Trainees Who Donated Blood, 2017–2020

Article
11/1/2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Sousa, 424th Engineer Vertical Construction Company, donates blood to the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group’s Blood Support Center, Aug. 30, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The blood support center conducted a walking blood bank to collect blood from prescreened and cleared donors. The blood was sent downrange to support Afghanistan evacuation operations. The DoD is committed to supporting the U.S. State Department in the departure of U.S. and allied civilian personnel from Afghanistan, and to evacuate Afghan allies to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kylie Barrow)

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Update: Plant Dermatitis Among Active Component Service Members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2020

Article
11/1/2021

Plant dermatitis is an allergic inflammatory skin reaction in response to the oils of poisonous plants. In the U.S., the most common dermatitis-causing plant genus is the Toxicodendron (formerly Rhus). Approximately 50%–75% of the U.S. adult population are susceptible to skin reactions upon exposure to Toxicodendron oil or oleoresin, called urushiol.

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New walk in clinic provides contraception to female service members

Article Around MHS
10/29/2021
Military personnel during an exam

Brooke Army Medical Center now offers female service members a walk-in clinic for contraception on Wednesdays.

USU Researchers Commended for Innovation, Leadership with 2021 MHSRS Awards

Article Around MHS
10/28/2021
Military personnel posing for a picture

Scientists from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) were recognized with four awards from the 2021 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) for their significant contributions to research focused specifically on the unique medical needs of the warfighter. 

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