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The Military Health System 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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U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Leaders in Rota, Spain, Selected to Pursue Advanced Degrees

Article Around MHS
2/13/2024
U.S. Navy Lt. Sindey Eugene, U.S. Navy Lt. Eloise Bacon, and U.S. Navy Lt. Andrew Greene, nursing staff on the multi-service ward at Naval Hospital Rota, were selected through a new initiative to pursue nurse anesthesia and family nurse practitioner advanced practice programs at the Uniformed Services University. (Photo by U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jenny Paul/U.S. Naval Hospital Rota)

The U.S. Navy Nurse Corps continues to offer robust opportunities for leaders to pursue advanced degrees through full-time duty under instruction.

Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Earns Accreditation

Article Around MHS
2/12/2024
Mr. Carlos Colon, left, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Earnie Williams, center, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Anthony Vinson, right, catalogue remains found during Operation Colony Glacier, June 23, 2023, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deven Schultz)

After more than a year of research and application, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Forensic Pathology Investigations division recently received its accreditation through the National Association of Medical Examiners.

The Breakfast Club

Article Around MHS
2/12/2024
U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Rose Gurley, a dental technician assigned to the 175th Medical Group, noticed that many of her fellow airmen were skipping breakfast due to their early working hours. She organized some of her teammates and began sponsoring morning meals for the medical group. (Photo by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Emily Batchelor)

During the early morning hustle of medical personnel, U.S. Air National Guard Senior Airman Rose Gurley, a dental technician assigned to the 175th Medical Group, noticed a common struggle. Many of the airmen were skipping breakfast due to the early working hours.

Hard Times Lead to Passion to Serve Recovering Service Members

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2/9/2024
Hard Times Lead to Passion to Serve Recovering Service Members

For veteran Martin Del Rio, an Education and Employment Initiative and Operation Warfighter regional coordinator, the passion he has for his job and the recovering service members he serves comes directly from the turbulence of his own life experience.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Leads the Way to Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Article Around MHS
2/9/2024
U.S. Navy Capt. Melissa Austin assumed directorship of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a ceremony in Memorial Auditorium on July 5, 2023. She assumes the helm of the military hospital, often referred to as “The President’s Hospital,” during a period of transformation for the historic campus. Women physicians have contributed to the success of medical care in the United States. (Photo by Harvey Duze/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)

For more than a century, women physicians have contributed to the success of medical care in the United States, playing vital roles in saving the lives of children, adolescents, adults and wounded, ill, or injured services members.

Service Members to Be Surveyed About Health Behaviors

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2/9/2024
Service Members to Be Surveyed About Health Behaviors

The Department of Defense is fielding the 2024 Health Related Behaviors Survey to nearly 250,000 randomly selected active duty service members. This year’s survey includes questions addressing mental and physical health, substance use, and other health topics related to service member readiness.

Dr. Leonard Sperling Receives Helwig Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology

Article Around MHS
2/8/2024
Leonard C. Sperling, M.D. was honored with the Elson B. Helwig Memorial Lecture Award by the American Society of Dermatopathology. Pictured are some of the dozens of physicians Dr. Sperling has mentored at the Uniformed Services University. (Courtesy Photo)

Leonard C. Sperling, distinguished professor of dermatology and pathology at the Uniformed Services University, vice Chair of Dermatology, and Sulzberger Chair of Dermatology, was honored with the Elson B. Helwig Memorial Lecture Award by the American Society of Dermatopathology for his significant contributions to the field, including his extensive work in hair disease and hair loss, and his dedicated mentorship and education of students and professionals.

Ask the Doc: How Can the Military Health System Help Me Through My Pregnancy?

Article
2/7/2024
Ask the Doc: How Can the Military Health System Help Me Through My Pregnancy?

U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr). Kelly Elmore, an OB/GYN, talks about pregnancy and postpartum resources within the Military Health System as we Ask the Doc.

Leaders Join Forces to Improve Health Care Access for Military Recruiters, Families

Article Around MHS
2/7/2024
Maj. Gen. Thomas Harrell, director, Defense Health Network Central, Defense Health Agency; director, San Antonio Market; commander, 59th Medical Wing; and the lead for Air Force Medical Agency Alpha, responds to a question about healthcare access for recruiters during a meeting at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Jan. 11, 2024. (Defense Health Agency photo by Brian J. Valencia)

To ensure the greatest outreach, the military often locates its recruiters and their families close to communities with eligible youth, but far from the peer support and healthcare resources of an installation.

Naval Medical Forces Pacific Leader Selected as the 2023 Health Facilities Planning and Project Officer of the Year

Article Around MHS
2/6/2024
Lt. Cmdr. Brendan Good, a native of Talent, Ore., and member of the staff at Naval Medical Forces Pacific was recently recognized by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the Health Facility Planning and Project Officer (HFPPO) of the year for 2023. (Photo By BUMED PAO)

Lt. Cmdr. Brendan Good, a native of Talent, Ore., and member of the staff at Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) was recently recognized by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the Health Facility Planning and Project Officer of the year for 2023.

AMSUS Recognizes Four ‘Rising Stars’ from Defense Health Network Central

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2/5/2024
AMSUS recognizes four ‘rising stars’ from Defense Health Network Central

Four health care professionals from Defense Health Network Central will be recognized for their extensive contributions to military health care during the Annual Meeting of AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, on Feb. 12, 2024.

Tropical Medicine in a Tropical Paradise

Article Around MHS
2/5/2024
Medical personnel from all over the island of Okinawa, Japan gathered together in a large audience to attend a two-day refresher course on Military Tropical Medicine.

Navy Medicine supports the force's lethality by maintaining state-of-the-art medical and operational readiness. One way they do it is with the Military Tropical Medicine (MTM) course.

U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command Supports Development of Blast Injury Prevention Standard

Article Around MHS
2/5/2024
 Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research used data collected during live fire training exercises to create accurate 3D simulations of blast overpressure exposures on virtual weapons crews to help training range managers, range safety officers and instructors position personnel to minimize their exposure to shock waves created by the firing of heavy weapons. The color coding indicates the blast pressure intensity as the wave expands and dissipates.

A new tool being developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s DOD Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office will help Service Members protect themselves from the effects of high-pressure shock waves created by heavy weapons when they are fired during training.

Modernization, Innovation in Naval Medical Center San Diego Appointment Scheduling

Article Around MHS
2/5/2024
Maria Naranjo (L), NMCSD IRMAC specialist, offers IRMAC training to Danielle Hardy (R), NMCSD medical support assistant. (Photo: Marcelo Calero)

The transition of Naval Medical Center San Diego into the Military Health System offers modernization and innovation opportunities in the delivery of health care.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Nurses Contribute to Army Nurse Corps 123 Years of Excellence, Healing with Compassion

Article Around MHS
2/5/2024
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Spc. Richard Black, licensed practical nurse, share his experiences at BACH, and what it means for him to contribute towards the Army Nurse Corps’ 123 years of excellence and healing with compassion. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Spears)

The Army Nurse Corps remains strong and continues excellence in providing service with distinction and healing with compassion. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Deputy Commander for Nursing, Col. Richard Clark, believes this year’s Army Nurse Corps Anniversary theme, “123 years of serving with distinction and healing with compassion,” highlights the role Army Nurse Corps has played throughout its history to care for our nation’s heroes and their families.

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