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Cancer Patients Discuss Experiences During DOD Moonshot 2 Initiative Roundtable

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5/17/2022
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted a Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable, “A Conversation on Cancer Health Equity and Military-relevant Environmental Exposures,” on May 4. (Photo: Courtesy of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)

On May 4, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) hosted the Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable as part of a day-long series of agency events sponsored by the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative.

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Military Medical Museum Celebrates 160th birthday with mobile app

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5/17/2022
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Maryland, visitor uses the NMHM mobile app while looking at objects from the Innovations in Military Medicine Gallery. (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo by Ian Herbst)

From the development of the typhoid vaccine to the invention of the photomicrograph for the study of pathological specimens, the museum has been involved in the forefront of military medical research.

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Future of Nursing: Telehealth, More Innovation and Maybe Some Robots

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5/13/2022
Second Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron operating room nurse, briefs Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, and other base leadership on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at the Keesler Medical Center June 16, 2017. (Photo: Kemberly Groue, U.S. Air Force)

The future of nursing is here due in part to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Together for Mental Health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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5/13/2022
Every May is Mental Health Month. If you know someone in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line: 800-273-8255. (Photo: MHS Communications)

Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Growing up, kids are taught if they are hurt physically in any area, to seek help. The same should go for anyone’s mental health.

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Iraq Bomb Attack Led Soldier to Pursue Medical Career

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5/12/2022
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mathew Maxwell (Left) and U.S. Capt. Brian Ahern, medical personnel assigned to a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recovery team, check the pulse of a local villager during excavation operations in the Houaphan province, Laos, Feb. 5, 2019.

Treating wounded soldiers for the first time was a life-changing experience for this enlisted medic.

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Military Nursing Career Path Offers Many Opportunities to Learn, Serve

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5/11/2022
Military nurse tends to patient

The U.S. Air Force medical team, working side-by-side with civilian medical professionals, has been deployed in support of continued Department of Defense COVID-19 response operations.

DHA Welcomes New Deputy Director

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5/10/2022
Defense Health Agency (DHA) Director Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ron Place, left, swears in Dr. Michael Malanoski as new DHA Deputy Director, in Falls Church, Virginia, May 9, 2022.

The Defense Health Agency welcomed Dr. Michael Malanoski as its new Deputy Director May 9. He joins the DHA from the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the headquarters command for Navy medicine, where he served as Executive Director since 2015.

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Sunnier Days Are Here – LRMC Provides Skin Cancer Screenings

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5/10/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Shannon Buck, a dermatologist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), provides a skin cancer screening for military spouse Judy Srey on May 3, 2022.

The LRMC Dermatology Clinic provided screenings to DOD civilians, retirees, and dependents during the first week in May as part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Digital Health Tools Support Military Kids

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5/10/2022
Two children sit on two service members' laps

Mobile apps may be a great way to keep younger patients engaged with their treatment outside of the office.

Heroes of Military Medicine Awards Highlight Outstanding Service

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5/6/2022
Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ron Place, Dr. Michael Helwig and Joseph Caravalho, Jr. posing for the photo

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognizes several heroes of military medicine each year for their outstanding contributions to the field and to enhancing patients’ lives.

‘I Love the Intensity’ – One Nurse Recalls Three COVID-19 Deployments

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5/5/2022
In 2020, Air Force 1st Lt. Tiffany Parra, an ICU nurse at the 633rd Medical Group, on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, was deployed to a North Dakota hospital to support a FEMA COVID-19 mission. In the photo, she trains on equipment used for critical patients in a North Dakota ICU. (Photo: Courtesy of Air Force 1st Lt. Tiffany Parra)

Nurses are unique, they follow a calling to care for others. Military nurses do that as well as serve their nation. For Nurses Week, the MHS highlights some of their own.

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How One Military Nurse Persevered Through the COVID-19 Response

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5/5/2022
Air Force Capt. Courtney Ebeling, a medical-surgical nurse at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Family Health Clinic, Texas, was deployed to support the COVID-19 response in Afghanistan in 2021. They administered vaccinations to U.S. citizens, service members, and foreign military members as well as supported the preparation to withdraw from the country. (Photo: Courtesy of Air Force Capt. Courtney Ebeling)

Nurses across the Military Health System have played a vital role in providing routine patient care and meeting the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Limb Loss: DHA's Three Advanced Rehab Centers Provide Holistic Care

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5/4/2022
U.S. Marine LCpl. Annika Hutsler works with James Malinak, a prosthetician at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care clinic to adjust her prosthetic leg. C5 serves to deliver multidisciplinary, quality health services in an outpatient rehabilitation facility for wounded, ill, and injured service members. (Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

For amputees, three Advanced Rehabilitation Centers provide holistic ranges of care to fully restore human function and enhance the quality of life of service members and veterans with extremity trauma and amputation.

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New MHS GENESIS Capabilities Deployed at BAMC and LACKLAND

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5/3/2022
Trauma personnel receive an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO patient into the Emergency Department at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 24, 2022. MHS GENESIS new functionalities support BAMC’s Level I Trauma Center. (Photo: Corey Toye, Brooke Army Medical Center)

Wave BAMC and Wave LACKLAND simultaneously deployed the new single common federal electronic health record (EHR), which the DOD calls MHS GENESIS. With these Waves, the DOD activated over 11,000 new MHS GENESIS users.

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DOD Cancer Research Program Aims to 'End Cancer as We Know It Today'

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5/3/2022
Dr. Craig Shriver is leading a renewed DOD/DHA effort to significantly expand cancer research and save lives through personalized medical treatments using proteogenomics. Shriver is director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. (Photo: Bernard Little, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center)

DOD/DHA to greatly expand Military Health System cancer research, with a roundtable on the effort slated for May 4.

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