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Articles by Claudia Sanchez-Bustamante, MHS Communications

Checking Iron Levels in Your Blood Could Save Your Life

Article
7/23/2021
Military personnel donating blood

Hemochromatosis, a disease in which too much iron builds up in our bodies, can cause organ failure if untreated, affecting service members’ readiness. However, it can be treated.

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What to Know About Hepatitis - its Treatment, and Prevention

Article
7/19/2021
picture of a liver

Here are the most important facts you should know about hepatitis.

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Armed Services Blood Program Donors Keep the World Beating

Article
6/14/2021
Graphic about World Blood Donor Day

The ASBP recognizes its donors for making its “blood mission” possible around the world.

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Service members share what works for them to relieve stress

Article
5/27/2021
Military personnel in a yoga pose

Military Health System personnel share what works for them to relieve stress and maintain their mental health.

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How vision and hearing contribute to service members’ readiness

Article
5/26/2021
Military personnel preparing for night vision training

Hearing and sight are the two dominant human senses, both primordial for military service members’ readiness, health, and mission success.

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Stress relief is an important element to mental health

Article
5/24/2021
Military personnel playing with a therapy dog

For Mental Health Awareness Month, we learn how service members relieves their stress.

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Signs and symptoms of a stroke, and what to do about them

Article
5/18/2021
Infographic about the sign of a stroke

For Stroke Awareness Month, we highlight some of the most important facts about strokes in men and women.

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Reducing the stigma and encouraging mental health care in the military

Article
5/18/2021
Military personnel wearing face masks talking

A mental health expert talks about the importance of reducing stigma by changing our vernacular to change the culture.

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Teamwork, adaptability, service – MTFs shine during COVID-19 pandemic

Article
5/14/2021
People at screening area

MHS readiness was put to the test at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in early 2020.

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DHA, HA leaders discuss MHS Transformation at AHA panel

Article
5/6/2021
Military personnel talking at a podium

Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald Place and Dr. Terry Adirim discussed MHS Transformation, MHS GENESIS, and highlighted the DHA’s response to COVID-19 in a virtual roundtable hosted April 12 by the American Hospital Association.

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Nurses Week 2021: Nurses continue to advance the MHS mission

Article
5/5/2021
Military health personnel securing a patient to the operating table

The Military Health System honors the commitment, dedication and contributions of the nursing profession during National Nurses Week May 6-12.

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NICoE at forefront of traumatic brain injury research and treatment

Article
5/3/2021
Picture of a mask with the American flag on one side and camo on the other side

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence is dedicated to treating and researching TBI injuries with the aim of getting patients back to maximum function.

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Ten ways parents can help kids make good nutritional choices

Article
4/27/2021
Image of a colorful plate outlining the portions and serving sizes of each type of food.

Nutrition is a key element of Total Force Fitness, but it’s just as important to encourage kids to make smart nutritional choices.

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DHA’s immunization health care specialists support vaccine rollout

Article
4/26/2021
Military personnel getting COVID-19 vaccines ready

The Defense Health Agency’s Immunization Health Care Division specialists were instrumental in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines to Department of Defense military medical treatment facilities around the world.

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