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Military Health System

Articles by Robert Hammer, MHS Communications

Donated Blood Saves Lives

Article
1/20/2023
Military personnel donating blood

The Military Health System needs many units of blood every day. The Armed Services Blood Program has a mission to meet that need globally, whenever, and wherever needed.

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Military Pharmacists Face Unique Challenges While Deployed

Article
1/12/2023
Military pharmacist counting pills

Deployed pharmacists are responsible for every medication used in their clinic. That includes preparing medication kits for medics on patrol, helping prepare aeromedical evacuation patients, normal outpatient prescriptions, and in some locations, even snakebite antidotes.

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Military Working Dog Registry Established to Improve Care

Article
1/6/2023
Military personnel in veterinary class

The Military Working Dog Registry has now been established to help improve health care for MWDs.

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GHSA Meeting Discusses Collaboration on Global Health Security

Article
12/13/2022
Dr. Chris Daniel, senior advisor for Global Health Engagement Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense spoke at the 7th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting 2022 in Seoul, South Korea

Civil-Military Collaboration on Global Health Security Discussed at GHSA Ministerial Meeting, global partnerships.

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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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Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Decreases to 45

Article
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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DHA Civilian Honored as an ‘Angel of the Battlefield’

Article
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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"Mad Cow" Blood Donor Ban Lifted

Article
11/9/2022
Graphic of blood donation from Armed Services Blood Program

"Mad Cow" blood donor ban lifted by the FDA.

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New DHA Region to Support Health Care Across Three Combatant Commands

Article
10/26/2022
Two men unfold flags

The Defense Health Agency established the DHA Region Europe Oct. 25, 2022, welcoming hospitals and clinics in Europe and the Middle East to the new region.

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DOD Conservation Programs Help to Decrease Hearing Loss

Article
10/20/2022
A group of service members walking

Hearing conservation programs help to reduce hearing loss in the military.

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Ask the Doc: Can I Develop Sudden Food Allergies?

Article
8/1/2022
Allergy Test

Have you ever had an allergic reaction and not know you had an allergy?

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Last Updated: October 26, 2022
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