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Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence Joins DHA

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10/27/2022
A man walks toward a helicopter.

DHA’s newest center of excellence supports the advancement in research and health care delivery for patients with extremity trauma and amputations.

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DHA Turns 9: 'Now Fully Responsible for Health Care Delivery' in DOD

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10/6/2022
Four DHA personnel, including DHA Director Place, center, cut a birthday cake with a sword to celebrate DHA's ninth birthday. Oct. 1, 2022.

Defense Health Agency celebrates its 9th year; continues to grow military medical mission.

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At Patriot's Day Remembrance, DHA Honors 9/11 Victims, Responders

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9/13/2022
A man holds a picture of a flag.

Telling our stories is an important way to remember and honor the fallen on that day.

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President Biden Signs PACT Act, Addresses Toxic Exposures

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9/6/2022
President talks to a child surrounded by a group of people.

President Biden signed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act this past month.

VA Expands Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Eligibility

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8/31/2022
Soldiers patrol in Syria in front of a Bradley tank.

Recent updates to the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry expand eligibility for service members and vets.

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How Diet, Lifestyle and Mental Health Impact Your Overall Health

Article
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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Dr. Jay Montgomery Details Importance of the Immunization Healthcare Division

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4/8/2022
Dr. Jay Montgomery is a medical director for DHA’s Immunization Healthcare Division. In addition to being a clinician and educator, he also volunteers with Wounded Warriors to design, build and fly radio controlled helicopters. (Courtesy Photo)

Dr. Jay Montgomery is a medical director for the Defense Health Agency’s Immunization Healthcare Division’s North Atlantic Region Vaccine Safety Hub. In his role, Montgomery helps address vaccine and immunization questions and concerns.

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Military Health System Research Program Seeks Funding Applications for FY2023

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4/7/2022
The Military Health System Research Program provides funding for projects that aim to improve care in military medical facilities like the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, pictured here. (Photo: Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux, U.S. Air Force)

The funding prioritizes research projects that focus on the delivery of military health care and system-level innovations that impact cost and outcomes.

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Defense Health Agency Fosters Culture of Safety, Accountability

Article
3/14/2022
A quality assurance specialist organizes sterilized instruments to prepare for packaging at the Sterile Processing Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas. (Photo: Marcy Sanchez)

he Defense Health Agency is enhancing the culture of safety, accountability, and transparency at military hospitals and clinics around the world. A culture of teamwork can reduce burnout and workplace errors among medical units.

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Check Out the DHA Director's Professional Reading List for Your Next Read

Article
3/11/2022
The Director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place recently released his professional reading list containing books related to strategy, economics, innovation and more. He’s pictured here during a recent town hall meeting with staff. (Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Caleb Barrieau)

If you are looking for your next read, Lt. Gen. Place’s professional reading list has a wide range of books to choose from.

Military Medical Units Support Civilian Hospitals Strained By COVID-19 Surge

Article
2/14/2022
Air Force Staff Sgt. Bradley Gorman, a medical technician assigned to a military medical team deployed to Yuma, Arizona performs a nasal swab at the Yuma Regional Medical Center’s COVID testing drive-thru in Yuma, Jan. 17, 2022.

Thousands of service members have been supporting civilian hospitals with testing, vaccinations and treatment of seriously ill patients.

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For Thousands of Troops, Eye Surgery is Key to Vision Readiness

Article
2/10/2022
A surgical team with the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg monitors the progress of a patient's surgery inside the Ophthalmology Clinic's Refractive Surgery suite.

Helping service members – especially aviators – see clearly without glasses is key to military readiness.

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2022 MHS Research Symposium Opens for 'Abstracts'

Article
1/6/2022
Poster of the MHSRS 2022

Abstracts for this year's Military Health System Research Symposium, with the theme "Optimizing Readiness – The Power of Military Medical Research," are due by Feb. 16.

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Access to TRICARE Online Patient Portal Materials Just Got Easier

Article
12/20/2021
Beneficiaries may access outreach materials by clicking the Patient Portal Outreach option on the menu.

TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) outreach materials will be accessible without login on TOL PP

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Flu Vaccination Rates are Running High Across the Military This Year

Article
12/8/2021
Image of a woman giving someone an injection on the arm.

Rates of flu vaccination among service members are significantly higher than in previous years.

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