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

Together for Mental Health: May is Mental Health...

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May. 16, 2022

Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Growing up, kids are taught if they are hurt...
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COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High During Omicron Surge

COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Remained High Dur...

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Apr. 20, 2022

Active-duty service members who received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot were significantly less likely to be...
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RevX upgrades MHS GENESIS at Puget Sound Military Health System

RevX upgrades MHS GENESIS at Puget Sound Militar...

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Apr. 18, 2022

The Department of Defense integrated electronic health record MHS GENESIS is being upgraded at Puget Sound...
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U.S. Air Force Major Rachael Parrish, 20th Dental Squadron general dentist, performs an oral exam on Airman 1st Class Amie Bickford, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron munitions technician at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, March 13, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th DS are tasked with ensuring airmen and soldiers on base meet all dental class requirements for deployment (Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs).

Why Dental Health is Essential for Warfighters a...

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Feb. 09, 2022

To help service members understand the importance of healthy teeth, some dentists use military-style...
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Discussing the Strategic Way Forward

Tidewater Market Leaders Meet to Discuss Strateg...

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Feb. 03, 2022

Military and civilian leaders of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market gathered, in accordance with...
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On February 3, we mark the birth of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first American woman to obtain a Medical Degree (1849). Since 2016, the United States has celebrated her birthday as National Women Physicians Day, a holiday commemorating Dr. Blackwell’s many contributions to the field of medicine and for recognizing all women who have followed her example by becoming physicians.

Navy Medicine Celebrates National Women Physicia...

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Feb. 02, 2022

On February 3, 2022, we mark the birth of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first woman in the United...
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Air Force Capt. Emily Kopec, 56th Medical Group dentist, fills a cavity at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Early treatment of cavities can prevent the progression of tooth decay and the need for more extensive treatment in the future (Photo: Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez).

Ask the Doc: Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

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Feb. 02, 2022

Dear Doc: I have several colleagues in my unit who don't like – or even fear – visiting the dentist. Some go...
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Female service member contraceptive options at clinics include long-acting devices such as vaginal rings that are reversible upon removal.

Long-Acting Contraceptives are a Popular Choice ...

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Feb. 02, 2022

At the OB-GYN clinic at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christine Higgins has an array of options...
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Jan. 24, 2022

Public Health nurses offer insights on living with COVID-19 now, looking into future

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – One of the more challenging jobs for any public health professional is dealing with unpredictability inherent in outbreaks like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan. 22, 2022

San Antonio Market Successfully Launches MHS GENESIS

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2022) – After months of training and preparation, the San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, went live with MHS GENESIS on Jan. 22.

Jan. 21, 2022

Medical Leaders Address COVID-19 Concerns During Family Forum

The sheer volume of COVID-19 infections makes the virus and its variants a real challenge, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told a Blue Star Families forum in a virus update yesterday.

Jan. 12, 2022

New Electronic Health Records Rollout Will Hit Major Milestone in 2022

A major milestone for the Defense Health Agency in 2021 was to advance the successful rollout of MHS GENESIS, the new electronic health record system deploying to military medical treatment facilities around the world.

Jan. 12, 2022

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

The Armed Services Blood Program says donations are down and is encouraging volunteers to step up and donate blood to replenish the supply.

Jan. 5, 2022

Ask the Doc: What is the Patient Portal and What Does it Mean to Me?

Dear Doc: I have a few friends in the military medical community and I keep hearing them talking about this "MHS GENESIS Patient Portal" thing and how much easier it's going to make their job.

Dec. 28, 2021

Dietary Supplements: Educate Yourself First Before Trying Them

Many military service members love dietary supplements.

Dec. 23, 2021

Don’t Underestimate Mother Nature: Winter Safety Tips for Cold Weather

Never forget the power of nature and its effects, especially if exploring outdoors during the coldest months of the year.

Dec. 20, 2021

New Small Market and Stand Alone MTF Organization Marks Big Milestone

The Defense Health Agency officially established the Small Market and Stand Alone Military Treatment Facility Organization, or SSO, during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field, Texas on Dec. 14.

Dec. 9, 2021

Patients can take Steps now to Prepare for MHS GENESIS ‘Go Live’

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2021) – The San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and the outlying clinics, will transition to MHS GENESIS on Jan. 22, 2022.

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