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The Military Health System (MHS) 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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Stay Healthy, Stay Ready

Article Around MHS
1/14/2022
Military personnel running

Having a healthy lifestyle is a major part of Army life; it is ingrained into the minds of Soldiers early on in their careers. 

Six Immediate Health Benefits You Will See If You Lose a Little Weight

Article
1/14/2022
A soldier assigned to the 256th Combat Support Hospital, Twinsburg, Ohio, drinks water from a gallon-sized jug during Combat Support Training Exercise 18-03 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, March 26, 2018. The 256th CSH implemented a goal setting competition, dubbed Dandy Camp, to teach and encourage soldiers to monitor their total carbohydrate intake during the field exercise. The overall goal of Dandy Camp is to educate soldiers about healthy eating choices and encourage soldiers to set and meet goals for themselves.

Losing even a little weight now can have a major impact on your health and quality of life. This long list of benefits might help motivate you to adjust your habits to achieve a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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Optimizing sleep as a Soldier: The science, challenges and significance

Article Around MHS
1/13/2022
Military personnel during a doctors appointment

Sustained mental health is critical to establishing and maintaining a medically ready force, and sleep can play a part in protecting that readiness. 

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WBAMC Prepares for MHS GENESIS

Article Around MHS
1/12/2022
MHS GENESIS

William Beaumont Army Medical Center plans to launch MHS GENESIS, a new electronic health record and patient portal, in the summer of 2022.

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New Electronic Health Record Rollout Will Hit Major Milestone in 2022

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1/12/2022
Elaine Sanchez explores the new MHS GENESIS Patient Portal at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 6, 2021. The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic health record system – known as MHS GENESIS – in January 2022.

Despite the hardships, 2021 was a year of great achievements for DHA, including the successful rollout of the new electronic health record MHS GENESIS.

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Blood Needed: Armed Services Blood Program Urges Donors to Step Up

Article
1/12/2022
Navy Lieutenant Daniel Murrish, a Sailor serving aboard Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, donates blood during a blood drive hosted by the Armed Services Blood Program.

The Armed Services Blood Program and civilian centers nationwide are low on blood. Make it your new year's resolution to donate today.

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Mother, Motivator, Mentor, Marchetta.

Article Around MHS
1/11/2022
Amber Marchetta posing for a picture

Amber Marchetta has served as the youth sports coordinator for Marine Corps Community Services aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.

BAMC earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

Article Around MHS
1/11/2022
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Brooke Army Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the hospital, each of its primary care medical homes, and the behavioral health care and services.

Critically ill COVID Patient Delivers Baby While on Heart-Lung Bypass

Article
1/11/2022
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hernandez and his wife, Ashley, take a family portrait with their six children. Ashley is BAMC’s first patient to give birth while on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

Hernandez, a Marine Corps spouse and mother of five, is BAMC’s first patient to give birth while on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

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How Standing Up Regional Markets is Improving Access to Health Care

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1/11/2022
Air Force Maj. Megan George, a registered nurse assigned to the 633d Medical Group based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, retrieves medical supplies from a storeroom at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota during COVID-19 response operations, Dec. 7. The DHA has seen early success in replacing deployed personnel in their assigned markets (Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael H. Lehman).

Modernizations set in motion in 2021 will optimize care and sharing of medical resources across services and the entire MHS, says U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Tracy Farrill.

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MCAHC Pharmacist awarded the 2021 Army Pharmacy Leadership and Innovation Award

Article Around MHS
1/10/2022
Dr. Adam Edward Lang

McDonald Army Health Center (MCAHC) Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Adam Edward Lang was recognized with the 2021 Ralph D. Arnolds Pharmacy Award for Pharmacy Leadership and Innovation sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Master's in Pharmacy Leadership Program, held during recent a virtual Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar.

The British 'Limeys' Were Right: A Short History of Scurvy

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1/10/2022
Scurvy, a disease caused by lack of vitamin C, sickened sailors who had no access to fresh food supplies, and killed more than 2 million sailors between the 16th and 18th centuries alone.

How citrus fruits quelled the scourge of scurvy.

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Fort Irwin medical leaders visit local hospitals

Article Around MHS
1/7/2022
Military personnel meeting

Medical leaders from Weed Army Community Hospital toured several high desert hospitals in November and December to strengthen rapport for an enhanced network for Fort Irwin beneficiaries

Optometry cares for Wyverns in the blink of an eye

Article Around MHS
1/7/2022
Glasses hanging on a wall

The human eye can distinguish approximately 10 million different colors and is made up of more than two million working parts. With that many functioning pieces, maintaining ocular health is imperative.

Using this one tool could cut your stress in half

Article Around MHS
1/6/2022
Military personnel running

The Operational Stress Control (OSC) Program, a United States Navy program the  Coast Guard’s Office of Health, Safety and Work-Life recently adopted, is running a series of four-day, virtual and in-person trainings to help our members recognize and better manage stress.

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