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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Dec. 2, 2021

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: How to Keep Babies Safe While Sleeping

More than 1,000 young babies die in their sleep every year in America due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. It’s a terrifying thought for parents – the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy child less than a year old.

Dec. 2, 2021

Puget Sound Market Stands Up with Integration in Mind

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, M.D., director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the new Puget Sound Market director, Col. Jonathan C. Taylor, M.D., hosted a ceremony at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., ushering in the new Puget Sound Market within the nationwide Military Health System (MHS).

Nov. 24, 2021

How Health Care for New Mothers is Improving Across the MHS

For years the Military Health System has provided new mothers with high-quality care that consistently tops the civilian health care sector.

Nov. 22, 2021

Local Military Medical Units Combine into Medical Market

The new organization is the Florida Panhandle Market.

Nov. 5, 2021

Defense Logistics Agency Ships Vaccines for Children Overseas

The Defense Logistics Agency is receiving, packing and shipping pediatric doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine overseas for children, ages 5 to 11, of Defense Department personnel.

Oct. 21, 2021

Hawaii Market Strengthens DoD’s Medical Readiness, Promises Better Patient Experience

Dr. Brian Lein, assistant director for health care administration for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the new Hawaii market director, Col. Martin Doperak, hosted a ceremony at Tripler Army Medical Center on October 20, 2021, ushering in the new Military Health System market.

Oct. 15, 2021

Flu Shots are Available Now And Are More Important than Ever

It's time to get your influenza shot.

Oct. 15, 2021

Navy surgical teams first to participate in Army’s Strategic Trauma Readiness Center (STaRC) training

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – Fleet Surgical Teams Two and Four made recent medical history, becoming the Navy’s first FSTs to complete the Army’s rigorous Strategic Trauma Readiness Center of San Antonio’s (STaRC) trauma readiness training course.Funded by Commander, Surface Forces Atlantic, members from the two Navy surgical.

Oct. 6, 2021

MHS GENESIS: New Electronic Health Record Coming Soon to the San Antonio Market

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas, (Oct. 5, 2021) The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic health record system – known as MHS GENESIS – in January 2022.

Oct. 3, 2021

442 FW Services Senior NCO Serves up myFitness Tips and Tricks for AFRC

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.-- Senior Master Sgt. Jason Billingsley, the superintendent of the 442d Sustainment Services Flight, led a virtual training about myFitness for Air Force Reserve Command’s services Airmen, Oct. 3, 2021.

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