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Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

In this section, you'll find featured stories and information about the history of military medicine.

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2022 Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS)

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8/8/2022

The Defense Health Information Technology Symposium (DHITS) is a three day annual conference.

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8/8/2022

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Naval Postgraduate Dental School's Orofacial Pain Program: A Light of Relief at the End of the Pain Tunnel for the Warfighter

Article Around MHS
8/8/2022
Military medical personnel in a meeting

The Navy Medical Leader and Professional Development Command (NMLPDC) located at Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Bethesda, Maryland offers several operationally relevant training opportunities, contributing to Navy Medicine’s focus on sustaining a Force that is medically ready. 

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Yoga

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7/27/2022
Yoga

An Airman practices leading a yoga class July 18, 2022 at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio. The training is a part of a pilot program called Yoga Shield, which aims to teach Airmen to reduce stress and to build mental and physical resiliency through yoga. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Shane Hughes)

Mind-Body Mental Fitness

Article Around MHS
7/27/2022
Mountain view

The lifestyle of active duty service members and their families comes with unique stressors that can often be compounded by living overseas. What most people don’t realize is that stress is a normal part of life. The feelings of stress are just indicators that something in our life needs attention, and even presents a possibility for positive change and growth.

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Remembering Rear Adm. Mary Hall – Visionary, Trailblazer and Consummate Leader of the Navy Nurse Corps (1934-2022)

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7/27/2022
 Rear Adm. Mary Fields Hall infographic tribute

On July 21, 2022, Rear Adm. Mary Fields Hall, the former Director of the Nurse Corps and the first Navy nurse to command a hospital died. She was 88.

Yoga Shield: Building Mental and Physical Resiliency

Article Around MHS
7/27/2022
Military personnel doing yoga

More than 30 Airmen assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 178th Wing and the Iowa National Guard’s 132nd Wing began a week-long, 60-hour yoga training program July 18 at the 178th Wing in Springfield, Ohio.

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True North

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7/26/2022
True North

An Air Force Airman inspects a target used during a shooting competition at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Arizona, in 2021. The True North program is a resilience program that embeds providers and spiritual leaders within squadrons and groups. Davis-Monthan implemented True North in October 2020. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Cl. William Turnbull)

Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Digital Poster

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7/26/2022

Use this graphic as a digital poster or screensaver at military hospitals and clinics and DoD/DHA facilities to raise awareness of the registry among staff, providers, and patients.

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Maxwell Clinic Transitioning to the MHS GENESIS System Sept. 24

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7/26/2022
MHS Genesis infographic

The 42nd Medical Group will begin transitioning to MHS GENESIS Sept. 24 patients can expect to see an increase in wait times and a reduction in available appointments for approximately 120 days as healthcare teams adapt their office and clinic practices to new, standardized workflows.

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AFIMSC Chaplain Shares His "True North" Calling

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7/26/2022
An Air Force Airman inspects a target used during a shooting competition at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Arizona, in 2021. The True North program is a resilience program that embeds providers and spiritual leaders within squadrons and groups. Davis-Monthan implemented True North in October 2020. (Photo: Air Force Airman 1st Cl. William Turnbull)

Finding your True North – your authentic self, your purpose, your beliefs – can be a struggle for many today.

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7/25/2022
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Julie Howard, Health Promotions director at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in California, leads a nutrition class. (Photo: Marine Corps Cpl. Melissa Wenger)

How Registered Dietitians Can Help You Fuel for Peak Performance

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7/25/2022
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Registered dietitians can help service members reach their goals with healthy and safe options.

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Teddy Roosevelt, Navy Medicine, and the Birth of Physical Readiness

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7/25/2022
Military personnel in exercise drill on deck of Navy ship

Today’s U.S. Navy espouses a “culture of fitness,” and “physical readiness,” but this was not always the case. In the early 1900s, many including the president himself, Theodore Roosevelt, were appalled by the lack of physical conditioning in the Navy.

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VHA TRAIN

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VHA TRAIN (TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate-Integrated Network) is an external learning management system to provide valuable, Veteran-focused, accredited, continuing medical education at no cost to community health care providers.

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