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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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NMCP’S Labor and Delivery Recognized for Excellence

Article Around MHS
10/27/2021
The NMCP Walkway

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)’s Labor and Delivery unit has been recognized for superior care of their patients.

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New MHS Podcast Explores Women’s Health in the Military

Article
10/27/2021

The new podcast series, Wise Health for Women Warriors, aims to help servicewomen overcome the specific health care obstacles they encounter.

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Listen to Your Body: If It Doesn’t Feel ‘Good,’ It Probably Isn’t

Article
10/27/2021
Three soldiers running on blacktop road in the country

Avoiding serious injuries when it comes to working out is all about knowing how to interpret signals from your body and knowing the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ pain, experts say.

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Physical Fitness | Pain Management

Kadena's TLAMM-P keeps USINDOPACOM ready

Article Around MHS
10/26/2021
Ribbon cutting for the opening of the Theater Lead Agent

The 18th Medical Support Squadron recently set up the Theater Lead Agent for Medical Materiel-Pacific, which acts as the epicenter to deliver medical supplies and equipment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command theater outside of the Republic of Korea, at Kadena Air Base, Japan,

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MHS GENESIS ‘Super Users’ Fuel MTF Transformations

Article
10/26/2021
Military personnel cutting the cord during the system's launch

The MHS GENESIS Super User is the fuel that drives our MTFs’ organizational transformation.

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Hawaii Market Strengthens DoD’s Medical Readiness & Patient Experience

Article
10/26/2021
DHA Assistant Director Dr. Brian Lein (left), and Hawaii Market Director Col. Martin Doperak (right) prepare to unfurl the flags during the formal Hawai'i Market Establishment Ceremony.

The Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the new Hawaii market director, Army Col. Martin Doperak, hosted a ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center on October 20, 2021, ushering in the new Military Health System market.

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Mental health resources paramount during stressful times

Article Around MHS
10/25/2021
Military personnel in front of the Marne Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic on Fort Stewart

As people are more isolated due to restrictions designed to limit the transmission of COVID-19 and many exhibiting increased symptoms of depression. Leaders, mental health professionals and chaplains are encouraging all MHS beneficiaries to seek help.

Ultra-Endurance Military Athletes: What Motivates Them?

Article
10/25/2021
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Duane Zitta on top of a mountain

For some, sports are a way to stay fit, for extreme endurance military athletes, it’s a way of life and a way to challenge themselves physically and mentally.

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Make Hand Hygiene a Successful Wash for Infection Prevention

Article
10/25/2021
Naval Hospital Bremerton staff are ensuring co-workers, along with patients and visitors are aware of infectious communicable threats and understand how to protect themselves and others

There are several steps that everyone can do to help stop the spread of germs at home, at work and in the community.

It takes a team to provide excellent care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Buckendahl, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pharmacy technician, gathers medicine June 4, 2020, to fill a customer’s prescription in the Kittyhawk Pharmacy on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.

Practice makes perfect: Uniformed Services University students learn combat casualty care

Article Around MHS
10/22/2021
An instructor gives advice on how a team of medical school students at the Uniformed Services University should work on their simulated patient during the Advanced Combat Medical Experience. 

The Advanced Combat Medical Experience (ACME), a four-day medical field practicum at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), is intense

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BAMC nurse helps rescue child after car crashed into house

Article Around MHS
10/21/2021
The Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas.

A Brooke Army Medical Center nurse jumped into action Oct. 7, rescuing a toddler after a car careened into the child’s home.

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Ask the Doc: Am I Running Too Much?

Article
10/21/2021
Marine Corps recruits run in formation

Doc talks to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Stoll, a physical therapist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, about the causes and cures for pain resulting from running.

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Retired colonel Recognized with the ASBP Lifetime Achievement Award

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
Retired Army Col. Francisco "Frank" Rentas shown in 2003 with the 'Golden Hour Container.'

The Armed Services Blood Program named Retired Army Col. Francisco “Frank” J. Rentas as the recipient of the 2021 ASBP Lifetime Achievement Award.

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BJACH highlights rehab services during National Physical Therapy Month

Article Around MHS
10/20/2021
A soldier performs a physical examination of a patient's knee.

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.

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