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We reserve the right to remove any off-topic or offensive posts. The Military Health System (MHS) is working to inform, educate and provide support to our Service members and their families. The MHS is a unique partnership of medical educators, medical researchers, and healthcare providers and their support personnel worldwide. Find all of our social media accounts at health.mil/socialmedia

Mission: To enhance the Department of Defense and our Nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and maximizing the health of all those entrusted to our care. The integrated Military Health System delivers a coordinated continuum of preventive and curative services to eligible beneficiaries and is accountable for health outcomes while supporting the Services’ war fighter requirements. PRIVACY AND SECURITY GUIDELINES We welcome discussion and debate but always remember to practice Operations Security (OPSEC). Check out health.mil for more info. Never provide information about yourself or family to those you don't know through social networks, email, phone or otherwise. The appearance of advertising on this Web site does not constitute endorsement, by the Department of Defense, of the products or services advertised on this site. All comments are monitored. We expect that participants will treat each other with respect. Comments containing the following will be removed: vulgar language; personal attacks of any kind; or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups; comments that are spam, are clearly off topic or that promote services or products. Comments that make unsupported accusations will also be removed.

Watch for your invitation to take the 2020 Women’s Reproductive Health Survey. It's a chance to help shape future polici...
08/14/2020

Watch for your invitation to take the 2020 Women’s Reproductive Health Survey. It's a chance to help shape future policies for women’s health, and it helps the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) support force readiness.

To learn more visit: www.health.mil/WRHS

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the approaching school year. This upcoming school year will be dr...
08/14/2020

As summer draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the approaching school year. This upcoming school year will be dramatically different from previous years. But Military Kids Connect has an array of resources that can help you can prepare. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfBTU.

As the #COVID19Pandemic continues to disrupt everyday routines, parents may have questions about their children's back-t...
08/13/2020

As the #COVID19Pandemic continues to disrupt everyday routines, parents may have questions about their children's back-to-school vaccination requirements. Defense Health Agency's Immunization Healthcare Division put together FAQs: https://go.usa.gov/xfsdZ. #Prevent2Protect

08/13/2020
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Happening Now: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is live with Dr. Fauci.

Virtual Grand Rounds with Guest Speaker Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Earlier this month, Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) hosted a volunteer blood drive and #coronavirus antibody test at...
08/13/2020

Earlier this month, Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) hosted a volunteer blood drive and #coronavirus antibody test at Camp Pendleton in support of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) #COVID19 convalescent plasma collection program. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfsdW. #CombatCOVID

Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood from patients who’ve recovered from infection. The antibodies in convale...
08/13/2020

Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood from patients who’ve recovered from infection. The antibodies in convalescent plasma may help fight #coronavirus infection. If you’ve fully recovered from #COVID19, you might qualify to donate.

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Thanks to screening tests, cases of cervical cancer, as well as deaths from it, have declined dramatically. Cervical can...
08/13/2020

Thanks to screening tests, cases of cervical cancer, as well as deaths from it, have declined dramatically. Cervical cancer screenings are done during TRICARE well-woman exams. Have you had your well-woman Exam yet? Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfBTW. #Prevent2Protect

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Place recently sat in chair at Tripler Army Medical Center squeezing a red droplet-shaped st...
08/12/2020

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Place recently sat in chair at Tripler Army Medical Center squeezing a red droplet-shaped stress ball, donating his #COVID19 convalescent plasma. It was Place’s third donation of CCP. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xf7un. #CombatCOVID

Vaccines have saved more lives around the world than any other medical invention, including antibiotics or surgery. TRIC...
08/12/2020

Vaccines have saved more lives around the world than any other medical invention, including antibiotics or surgery. TRICARE covers age-appropriate doses of vaccines. Learn more about immunization coverage: https://go.usa.gov/xfB2G.

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#Prevent2Protect

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Place recently sat in chair at Tripler Army Medical Center squeezing a red droplet-shaped st...
08/11/2020

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Place recently sat in chair at Tripler Army Medical Center squeezing a red droplet-shaped stress ball, donating his #COVID19 convalescent plasma. It was Place’s third donation of CCP. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xf7un. #CombatCOVID

We're looking forward to hearing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Dr. Anthony Fauci about #COVID19Pandemic...
08/11/2020

We're looking forward to hearing from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Dr. Anthony Fauci about #COVID19Pandemic insights this Thursday during virtual Grand Rounds. You can follow along live on Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facebook and National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Facebook at 1 p.m. on Aug 13.

Joyce Woffenden, who worked at U.S. Army Fort Carson for 22 years, initially visited Evans Army Community Hospital for k...
08/11/2020
COVID-19 patient treated at Evans

Joyce Woffenden, who worked at U.S. Army Fort Carson for 22 years, initially visited Evans Army Community Hospital for kidney stone treatment, but a positive #COVID19 test put her plans on hold. She was the first patient to receive convalescent plasma at EACH. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfG6x.

During her stay, [Joyce Woffenden ] was also the first patient to receive convalescent plasma at EACH.

#DYK? TRICARE covers Annual Health Promotion & Disease Prevention exams for all beneficiaries. Learn more: https://go.us...
08/11/2020

#DYK? TRICARE covers Annual Health Promotion & Disease Prevention exams for all beneficiaries. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfB2H. #Prevent2Protect

Calling military community members and TRICARE beneficiaries near U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz who have recovered ...
08/10/2020

Calling military community members and TRICARE beneficiaries near U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz who have recovered from the #coronavirus! We need your help in the fight against #COVID19. By rolling up your sleeve to donate your convalescent plasma you can help us find a treatment. Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is holding blood drives today through August 14.

For more information, including how you can register to donate, visit www.health.mil/ConvalescentPlasma.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

On this day in 1949, President Truman established the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Happy birthday, #DoD! Learn more...
08/10/2020

On this day in 1949, President Truman established the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Happy birthday, #DoD! Learn more about the history of the #DoD: http://go.usa.gov/xT4AA. #DoDSince1949

In July, Navy Medicine providers mobilized to Texas to assist providers there with the fight against #COVID19. This late...
08/09/2020
New Navy units join in the fight against COVID-19

In July, Navy Medicine providers mobilized to Texas to assist providers there with the fight against #COVID19. This latest mobilization continued U.S. Northern Command's ‪‬pandemic response in support of FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency's request for Defense Support to Civil Authorities.

https://go.usa.gov/xfwYk

This deployment marked the first use of the newly established Acute Care Team and Rapid Rural Response Team medical platforms.

Chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that can lead to illness. Reading is one way you can reduce...
08/09/2020

Chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that can lead to illness. Reading is one way you can reduce stress, and it also aids sleep. What book are you currently reading? #Protect2Prevent #NationalBookLoversDay

Physical activity and involvement in activities are just two steps you can do to prevent depression. Learn more about de...
08/08/2020

Physical activity and involvement in activities are just two steps you can do to prevent depression. Learn more about depression prevention: https://go.usa.gov/xfB2a. #Prevent2Protect #MHSTFF

Over the past few weeks, Brooke Army Medical Center has taken on additional civilian trauma patients and doubled its ECM...
08/07/2020
BAMC nurses: “It’s us against COVID”

Over the past few weeks, Brooke Army Medical Center has taken on additional civilian trauma patients and doubled its ECMO capacity to try to absorb some of the most critically ill community members with #COVID19 and ease the burden on other hospitals. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfvUu.

With safety on the line, mistakes aren’t an option when it comes to PPE.

At Madigan Army Medical Center, and 19 other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), facilities, those who have recovered from...
08/07/2020
Madigan collects CCP in fight against COVID-19

At Madigan Army Medical Center, and 19 other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), facilities, those who have recovered from #COVID19 can donate the liquid part of their blood – the plasma – in an effort to apply it to use as a treatment for those battling the disease now.

https://go.usa.gov/xfvUH

Convalescent plasma has been used for nearly a century to transfer antibodies from a recovered person to help protect another from an infection.

1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz flew 196 missions and evacuated over 3,500 men. During #WWII, she was on an evacuation flight when...
08/07/2020

1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz flew 196 missions and evacuated over 3,500 men. During #WWII, she was on an evacuation flight when her C-47 crashed killing all aboard. She is one of the highest decorated women in history. Happy #PurpleHeartDay.

Eating well is important for disease prevention. Introducing some color to your diet is one way you can eat better, and ...
08/06/2020

Eating well is important for disease prevention. Introducing some color to your diet is one way you can eat better, and farmers markets are the perfect place to find fruits and vegetables. Happy National #FarmersMarketWeek! Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfB2q. #MHSTFF

To combat the stressors of #coronavirus and improve the overall well-being of service members of Al Udeid Air Base in Qa...
08/05/2020

To combat the stressors of #coronavirus and improve the overall well-being of service members of Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, helping agencies assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing stood up the Disaster Mental Health team.

https://go.usa.gov/xfpKN

Have you been diagnosed with #COVID19? The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) urges you to donate your convalescent blood ...
08/05/2020

Have you been diagnosed with #COVID19? The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) urges you to donate your convalescent blood plasma when you are fully recovered in order to help future #coronavirus patients. Help us in the fight against the #COVID19Pandemic today: www.health.mil/convalescentplasma.

Patients who have recovered from #COVID19 can expect a call from a military hospital or from Armed Services Blood Progra...
08/05/2020

Patients who have recovered from #COVID19 can expect a call from a military hospital or from Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) alerting them of the opportunity to donate their convalescent plasma to help critically ill patients recover.

https://go.usa.gov/xfpBH

August typically means #BackToSchool preparation, and it is also National Immunization Awareness Month. While your kids ...
08/05/2020

August typically means #BackToSchool preparation, and it is also National Immunization Awareness Month. While your kids may not be going back to a traditional school setting this fall, it’s still important to keep them on their immunization calendar. #NIAM20

The 2020 Women’s Reproductive Health Survey started yesterday, and you may be randomly selected to share your voice. Tak...
08/05/2020
DoD initiates Women’s Health Reproductive Survey

The 2020 Women’s Reproductive Health Survey started yesterday, and you may be randomly selected to share your voice. Take 12-15 minutes to fill out this confidential survey to help the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) develop and improve reproductive health-related programs.

https://go.usa.gov/xfpKX

Female service members encouraged to help shape policy on women’s health

#DYK? The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs track health conditions that may be r...
08/04/2020

#DYK? The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs track health conditions that may be related to environmental exposures experienced during deployment. Help us by participating in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry: www.health.mil/AHBurnPitRegistry

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