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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

06/11/2021
Vax Facts with Dr. LC Collins

TUNE IN ➡️: #VaxFacts with Dr. LC Collins!

We're not sure how long you're protected against #COVID, although researchers are continuing to study the #COVID19vaccine. Watch to learn how to get updates on how long your protection lasts. Here's more: www.tricare.mil/CovidVaccine.

Alzheimer's disease is a silent epidemic. In 2020, as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with #Alzheimer's diseas...
06/11/2021

Alzheimer's disease is a silent epidemic.

In 2020, as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with #Alzheimer's disease. This number is projected to nearly triple to 14 million by 2060.

Though age is the best known risk factor, this disease can effect anyone, stay informed during #AlzheimersAndBrainAwarenessMonth and beyond.

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm

Alzheimer's disease is a silent epidemic.

In 2020, as many as 5.8 million Americans were living with #Alzheimer's disease. This number is projected to nearly triple to 14 million by 2060.

Though age is the best known risk factor, this disease can effect anyone, stay informed during #AlzheimersAndBrainAwarenessMonth and beyond.

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm

#NewsAroundTheMHS: AFMS Hickam 15th Medical Group opens its first-ever contraceptive clinic for women! This clinic will ...
06/11/2021
15th MDG increases women’s access to care

#NewsAroundTheMHS: AFMS Hickam 15th Medical Group opens its first-ever contraceptive clinic for women! This clinic will offer a direct route to contraceptive care, same-day procedures for more invasive methods, and more. Full Story Below.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

15th MDG increases women’s access to care

#NewsAroundTheMHS: Using his skills as an Emergency Management Technician and a combat medic, Sgt. Justin Chambers knew ...
06/10/2021
Murfreesboro Guardsman helps with COVID-19 pandemic response

#NewsAroundTheMHS: Using his skills as an Emergency Management Technician and a combat medic, Sgt. Justin Chambers knew his training would be needed in order to fight the #COVID19 pandemic as it spread across Tennessee. #RealtimeReadiness

Tennessee National Guard | Tennessee Army National Guard Recruiting

A member of the Tennessee National Guard's 208th Area Support Medical Company attends Middle Tennessee State University while serving his community on the front lines of the pandemic.

06/10/2021

#ReadinessHappensHere: 59th Medical Wing in support of Resolute Sentinel 21 Choluteca, Honduras.

Missions like this provide an excellent opportunity to apply the residents’ training in an environment different from what they experience at home station.

From the availability and portability of blood products and blood transfusions to preparing doctors for downrange condit...
06/10/2021
30 Years after Desert Storm, Military Medicine Evolving ‘Phenomenally’

From the availability and portability of blood products and blood transfusions to preparing doctors for downrange conditions, the improvements in medical care for service members during battle have led to significant changes in casualty numbers.

Thirty years after the Persian Gulf War, technical advances in military medicine are saving lives and improving post-trauma quality of life.

Service Members are routinely exposed to sensory hazards – affecting hearing and vision. Therefore, it is imperative to ...
06/09/2021

Service Members are routinely exposed to sensory hazards – affecting hearing and vision. Therefore, it is imperative to know the appropriate safety precautions and warning signs of compromised senses to remain #MissionReady.

https://health.mil/Military-HealthTopics/Total-Force-Fitness/PhysicalFitness. #MHSTFF

Service Members are routinely exposed to sensory hazards – affecting hearing and vision. Therefore, it is imperative to know the appropriate safety precautions and warning signs of compromised senses to remain #MissionReady.

https://health.mil/Military-HealthTopics/Total-Force-Fitness/PhysicalFitness. #MHSTFF

If there is one thing this past year has taught us, it's that health is holistic. The importance of mental, behavioral a...
06/08/2021
Men’s health focus on the mental, physical & emotional health aspects

If there is one thing this past year has taught us, it's that health is holistic. The importance of mental, behavioral and emotional health can not be overstated. During June, we join the Defense Health Agency in honing #MensHealth and preventive care for our service members and their families.

Screenings and regular check-ups help keep you mission ready.

Here's to our four-legged battle buddies. From military service to emotional support, these "good boys and girls" provid...
06/08/2021

Here's to our four-legged battle buddies. From military service to emotional support, these "good boys and girls" provide a multitude of benefits to service members and veterans alike. Dogs offer companionship that is proven to lower levels of depression, anxiety, and provide a sense of safety and security. This #BestFriendsDay we invite you to share a photo of your favorite doggo below.

Here's to our four-legged battle buddies. From military service to emotional support, these "good boys and girls" provide a multitude of benefits to service members and veterans alike. Dogs offer companionship that is proven to lower levels of depression, anxiety, and provide a sense of safety and security. This #BestFriendsDay we invite you to share a photo of your favorite doggo below.

Join us today at 12 p.m. today for a Military Health System and Military OneSource Town Hall Live Stream! Today's discus...
06/08/2021

Join us today at 12 p.m. today for a Military Health System and Military OneSource Town Hall Live Stream!

Today's discussion features experts from the Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) and the Vision Center of Excellence.

Join us today at 12 p.m. today for a Military Health System and Military OneSource Town Hall Live Stream!

Today's discussion features experts from the Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) and the Vision Center of Excellence.

06/07/2021
TRICARE's Got Your 6

📹 : TRICARE's #GotYour6...

As your trusted resource, our priority is to give you the facts! Let's lay to rest #vaccine misinformation and take a step in the right direction to keep those we love and those around us protected – #GetTheVax.

For more information, please visit: tricare.mil/CovidVaccine.

If you are #COVID19 recovered & symptom-free for 14+ days, find out how your blood donation can help give others a fight...
06/07/2021

If you are #COVID19 recovered & symptom-free for 14+ days, find out how your blood donation can help give others a fighting chance from Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP)!

http://militaryblood.dod.mil.

If you are #COVID19 recovered & symptom-free for 14+ days, find out how your blood donation can help give others a fighting chance from Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP)!

http://militaryblood.dod.mil.

National #CancerSurvivorsDay is a day to celebrate those who have battled cancer while supporting those still in the fig...
06/06/2021

National #CancerSurvivorsDay is a day to celebrate those who have battled cancer while supporting those still in the fight.

Honor a survivor today by learning more about resources and support at John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at https://walterreed.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Specialty-Care/Murtha-Cancer-Center

National #CancerSurvivorsDay is a day to celebrate those who have battled cancer while supporting those still in the fight.

Honor a survivor today by learning more about resources and support at John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at https://walterreed.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Specialty-Care/Murtha-Cancer-Center

06/06/2021
MHS Minute

#ICYMI your #MHSMinute, we've got you covered! Tune in below ⬇️ .

The cost of lives on D-Day was high. Today, we remember D-Day and the bravery of the #WWII soldiers and medics who stood...
06/06/2021

The cost of lives on D-Day was high. Today, we remember D-Day and the bravery of the #WWII soldiers and medics who stood shoulder-to-shoulder fighting to save lives. #DDay77

The cost of lives on D-Day was high. Today, we remember D-Day and the bravery of the #WWII soldiers and medics who stood shoulder-to-shoulder fighting to save lives. #DDay77

Alone, we can only do so little. But together, we can accomplish so much. 🌎⚕️📸: Coming together is only the beginning. H...
06/05/2021

Alone, we can only do so little. But together, we can accomplish so much. 🌎⚕️

📸: Coming together is only the beginning. Hundreds of families line up to receive the #COVID19Vaccine at Patch Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | Army Medicine

Alone, we can only do so little. But together, we can accomplish so much. 🌎⚕️

📸: Coming together is only the beginning. Hundreds of families line up to receive the #COVID19Vaccine at Patch Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) | U.S. European Command (EUCOM) | Army Medicine

As the only U.S. Army Reserve forward stationed command in Europe, nearly 400 Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Comm...
06/04/2021
Army’s 773rd administers mobile COVID-19 testing during DEF21

As the only U.S. Army Reserve forward stationed command in Europe, nearly 400 Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command are participating in DEFENDER-Europe 21 to provide planning and support in a variety of specialties.

Approximately 800 Army Reserve soldiers from the U.S. and Europe participated in DEFENDER-Europe 21.

𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟕 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐢𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚l.Thank you for your leadership and ser...
06/04/2021
‘The people and the mission’: Retiring Air Force Surgeon General reflects on challenges, t

𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟕 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐢𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚l.

Thank you for your leadership and service Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, congratulations on a well-deserved retirement!

When Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg assumed the role of Air Force Surgeon General in 2018, she saw an opportunity to carve out a renewed readiness vision and foster a culture of innovation for the Air Force

06/04/2021
MHS Minute

Here's your #MHSMinute!

We're committed to transforming military health! From the establishment of the Tidewater Market in southeast VA to the deployment of #MHSGENESIS to MTF's across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), we're enhancing patient care and readiness one step at a time!

Let's face it, these sweet treats can be pretty a-glaze-ing. This National #DonutDay we invite you to celebrate responsi...
06/04/2021

Let's face it, these sweet treats can be pretty a-glaze-ing. This National #DonutDay we invite you to celebrate responsibly and in moderation, as excessive intake of sugar can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

In summary, just donut overdo it. 🍩

Let's face it, these sweet treats can be pretty a-glaze-ing. This National #DonutDay we invite you to celebrate responsibly and in moderation, as excessive intake of sugar can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

In summary, just donut overdo it. 🍩

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (#PTSD) is caused by events due to combat, accidents, disasters, and abuse – to name a fe...
06/03/2021

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (#PTSD) is caused by events due to combat, accidents, disasters, and abuse – to name a few. During #PTSDAwarenessMonth, #MHS seeks to raise awareness about those suffering from the disorder.

There is help. Get to know your health by learning the signs and symptoms: https://health.mil/PTSD.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (#PTSD) is caused by events due to combat, accidents, disasters, and abuse – to name a few. During #PTSDAwarenessMonth, #MHS seeks to raise awareness about those suffering from the disorder.

There is help. Get to know your health by learning the signs and symptoms: https://health.mil/PTSD.

Happy Anniversary, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps!Through their work in animal care and veterinarian public health, the Vete...
06/03/2021

Happy Anniversary, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps!

Through their work in animal care and veterinarian public health, the Veterinary Corps has kept the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and our furry friends strong for 105 years!

Happy Anniversary, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps!

Through their work in animal care and veterinarian public health, the Veterinary Corps has kept the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and our furry friends strong for 105 years!

06/03/2021
Across The MHS

Vaccinations Save Lives

📹: Tune in to hear these Tulsa community parents discuss why they are getting their children vaccinated. #AcrossTheMHS #GetTheVax #COVID19

Get pumped, grab a friend and get those legs moving, it's #GlobalRunningDay! Whether you're touring the neighborhood or ...
06/02/2021

Get pumped, grab a friend and get those legs moving, it's #GlobalRunningDay!

Whether you're touring the neighborhood or hitting the trails, we're asking all of our #MHSFamily to grab a photo and show us a #SneakerSelfie from your run! Comment below 😄.

Get pumped, grab a friend and get those legs moving, it's #GlobalRunningDay!

Whether you're touring the neighborhood or hitting the trails, we're asking all of our #MHSFamily to grab a photo and show us a #SneakerSelfie from your run! Comment below 😄.

06/02/2021

Should Children get the #COVID19 vaccine?

Yes! After clinical trials that showed 100% efficacy, robust antibody responses, and no serious side effects, the Pfizer-BioNTech #COVID19vaccine has been approved for teens ages 12 to 15.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/x63dn

Physical therapy can help to improve and restore movement and function, manage pain, recover from and prevent injury, an...
06/02/2021
Medical Group promotes preventative care with physical therapy

Physical therapy can help to improve and restore movement and function, manage pain, recover from and prevent injury, and much more.

Here are some of the ways the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group are helping service members recover ⬇️.

MHS physical therapy services may include therapeutic exercise, manual manipulation, and dry needling.

With the help of over 3,000 New York Army National Guard and Air National Guard members, residents across NY continue to...
06/01/2021

With the help of over 3,000 New York Army National Guard and Air National Guard members, residents across NY continue to #GetTheVax.

📸: Tom Pescatore shows off his "I Got Vaccinated NY" sticker, after receiving the 600,000-vaccine administered at the Javits Center vaccination site! #AcrossTheMHS

With the help of over 3,000 New York Army National Guard and Air National Guard members, residents across NY continue to #GetTheVax.

📸: Tom Pescatore shows off his "I Got Vaccinated NY" sticker, after receiving the 600,000-vaccine administered at the Javits Center vaccination site! #AcrossTheMHS

Hello, summer, from the #McKlutz family! If you can't take the heat 🔥, stay away from this group. From safety slip-ups t...
06/01/2021

Hello, summer, from the #McKlutz family! If you can't take the heat 🔥, stay away from this group. From safety slip-ups to hazards and humidity, follow along, and try not to break a sweat. 😅 #SummerSafety doesn't happen by mistake. Don't be a McKlutz!

Hello, summer, from the #McKlutz family! If you can't take the heat 🔥, stay away from this group. From safety slip-ups to hazards and humidity, follow along, and try not to break a sweat. 😅 #SummerSafety doesn't happen by mistake. Don't be a McKlutz!

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