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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.

Celebrating the holidays during a pandemic may bring additional challenges for people this year.With this in mind, infec...
11/17/2020
Army doctors provide COVID-19 safety tips for the holiday season

Celebrating the holidays during a pandemic may bring additional challenges for people this year.

With this in mind, infectious disease experts at Brooke Army Medical Center, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort San Houston in Texas, recently offered some tips to help keep families safe whether they are traveling or entertaining at home.

To learn more, visit: https://go.usa.gov/x7y4g

Celebrating the holidays during a pandemic may bring additional challenges for people this year.

In 2018, Navy Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad accidentally slipped, landed on his back and broke two broken vertebrae. At the time,...
11/17/2020
Navy military caregiver pays it forward

In 2018, Navy Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad accidentally slipped, landed on his back and broke two broken vertebrae. At the time, he was serving at the Commander of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).

The Warrior Games and Warrior Care Recovery Coordination Program helped the Cozad family understand their new reality and provided them with an “overwhelming” amount of support and resources that they never knew were available.

Visit the link for the full article: https://go.usa.gov/x7EGB

The Warrior Games and Warrior Care Recovery Coordination Program helped the Cozad family understand their new reality.

Most people don’t enjoy sitting in a waiting-room waiting for their doctor’s appointment. Right? Due to response to the ...
11/17/2020
NMRTU Everett staff collaborate to ensure Patient Centered Care

Most people don’t enjoy sitting in a waiting-room waiting for their doctor’s appointment. Right?

Due to response to the #COVID19pandemic, patients seeking routine eye exams through Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett’s Optometry clinic were experiencing wait times upwards of 30 minutes prior to being called back to the examination room.

However, through some creativity and ingenuity, the clinic has reduced patient wait time by 87% and increased access to care by 51.4% over the past six months. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/x7EGD

NMRTU Everett was commended by the MHS 2020 Advancement towards High Reliability Healthcare Awards Program as a Patient Centeredness Award winner.

Defense Health Agency
11/17/2020
Defense Health Agency

Defense Health Agency

Top U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) leaders came together to recognize individuals and teams across the DoD for their effort in meeting the department’s goal of collecting 10,000 units of #COVID19 convalescent plasma by September 30.

Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Tom McCaffery; and Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place, director of the Defense Health Agency (#DHA), hosted a recognition ceremony Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, for the individuals and teams that met the goal set by then Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

For the full article, click the link 📲: https://go.usa.gov/x7EGb

Together, caregivers are stronger. Warrior Care's Military Caregiver PEER Forums enables caregivers to come together for...
11/17/2020

Together, caregivers are stronger. Warrior Care's Military Caregiver PEER Forums enables caregivers to come together for emotional support and to share skills and stories with one another.

Find your local PEER Forum: https://go.usa.gov/xGtDY.
#FamilyCaregiversMonth

The National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA) opened its doors to the public for the first time on Veterans Day, Nov. 11,...
11/16/2020
National Army museum honors America’s Soldiers

The National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA) opened its doors to the public for the first time on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020, displaying over 245 years of U.S. Army history. Admission to the museum is free to the public. Individual and groups of five or less visitors can reserve timed tickets in advance. Hours of operation are daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., except Christmas Day.

Find out more here: https://go.usa.gov/x7UQJ

The museum is a joint U.S. Army-Army Historical Foundation construction effort.

🚨HEALTH ALERT🚨: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can occur without warning, and the path to recovery isn’t always clear, ...
11/16/2020
How to develop a new relationship path after a TBI

🚨HEALTH ALERT🚨: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can occur without warning, and the path to recovery isn’t always clear, which can add a strain to your relationships. Visit the link below ⬇️ to educate yourself on what recovery after a TBI looks like. https://go.usa.gov/x7QWH

TBI can change the dynamics of a romantic relationship.

The Military Adaptive Sports Program is one of Warrior Care's many initiatives that works to ensure that the nation’s wo...
11/16/2020

The Military Adaptive Sports Program is one of Warrior Care's many initiatives that works to ensure that the nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families are not forgotten.

Learn more: www.warriorcare.dodlive.mil/.
#WarriorCareMonth
#FamilyCaregiversMonth

The #holidays are a time for us to come together and connect with family, but they can also bring increased stress. Foll...
11/15/2020

The #holidays are a time for us to come together and connect with family, but they can also bring increased stress. Follow these tips for reducing your stress this holiday season.

Surfing is like a medication, and all the side effects are good. Surf therapy has helped many service members suffering ...
11/14/2020

Surfing is like a medication, and all the side effects are good. Surf therapy has helped many service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health and pain disorders. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xGtbe.

#WarriorCareMonth

OWF is a DOD internship program that matches qualified wounded, ill and injured service members with non-funded federal ...
11/13/2020
Recovering service members, not just a number with OWF

OWF is a DOD internship program that matches qualified wounded, ill and injured service members with non-funded federal internships for them to gain valuable work experience during their recovery and rehabilitation. Read more here 📲: https://go.usa.gov/x7RnW

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

OWF is a...program that matches qualified wounded, ill and injured service members with non-funded federal internships.

Are you a caregiver of a service member or veteran who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury? We’ve got the perfec...
11/13/2020

Are you a caregiver of a service member or veteran who is recovering from a traumatic brain injury? We’ve got the perfect podcast for you! The #TBI Family Podcast offers information, resources and tips and shares caregiver stories.

https://go.usa.gov/xGtbT
#FamilyCaregiversMonth

Defense Health Agency
11/12/2020

Defense Health Agency

Today is #GeneticCounselor Awareness Day! Join us in celebrating the crucial role genetic counselors play in the Military Health System! Genetic counselors help service members and their families understand the genetic testing process, identify key information in the family health history, and support them through important medical decisions.

Currently, there are five genetic counselors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, who, along with other genetic counselors across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), work in a variety of areas including clinical care, research, laboratory services, and education. Give a shout out to your genetic counselor in the comments below!

Have you heard? It’s #TRICAREOpenSeason! If you're enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE you can: • Enroll in a plan • Cha...
11/12/2020

Have you heard? It’s #TRICAREOpenSeason!

If you're enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE you can:
• Enroll in a plan
• Change plans
• Do nothing if you want to stay in your current health care plan

Learn more: www.tricare.mil/OpenSeason.

Today we recognize and honor the courageous men and women who put their lives at risk defending our country. The #MHS is...
11/11/2020

Today we recognize and honor the courageous men and women who put their lives at risk defending our country. The #MHS is honored to serve you, thank you for your service. #VeteransDay

Sally Abare, a nurse practitioner with #OperationWarpSpeed, verifies a patient’s health history at 59th Medical Wing at ...
11/10/2020

Sally Abare, a nurse practitioner with #OperationWarpSpeed, verifies a patient’s health history at 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio on Oct. 28, 2020. Patients are evaluated and tested to determine their eligibility to participate in the vaccine clinical study. #AcrossTheMHS

Your health is important! Compare your deployment history with eligibility criteria at www.Health.mil/AHBurnPitRegistry....
11/10/2020

Your health is important! Compare your deployment history with eligibility criteria at www.Health.mil/AHBurnPitRegistry. If eligible, consider participating in the registry so we can easily communicate with you about updates and new information.

The #MHS is proud to be the force that protects the health of the U.S. Marine Corps. Happy birthday, Marines! Thank you ...
11/10/2020

The #MHS is proud to be the force that protects the health of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Happy birthday, Marines! Thank you for all that you do on land, sea and air to protect our nation in times of crisis. #oorah

#MarineCorpsBirthday

TRICARE #OpenSeason begins today. If you want to enroll or switch your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plans, now's your...
11/09/2020

TRICARE #OpenSeason begins today. If you want to enroll or switch your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plans, now's your chance. And, if you need to set up an allotment for your TRICARE Select enrollment fees, the time to act is now!

TODAY is the first day of TRICARE #OpenSeason!

During this period (Nov. 9 – Dec. 14), you can enroll or change plans by phone, mail, or online.

Get ready now: www.tricare.mil/OpenSeason

#TRICAREOpenSeason

We recognize the extraordinary contributions of Nurse Practitioners to the Military Health System as healthcare provider...
11/09/2020

We recognize the extraordinary contributions of Nurse Practitioners to the Military Health System as healthcare providers to 9.6 million TRICARE beneficiaries and to our readiness mission. Give a shout out and tag your favorite #NP in the comments below! #NPWeek

If you have #diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than someone who doesn’t have diabetes—a...
11/09/2020

If you have #diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than someone who doesn’t have diabetes—and at a younger age. But the good news is that you can lower your risk for heart disease and improve your heart health with these tips. #NDHCD

Taking steps to lower your risk of getting the #flu is especially important amid the #COVID19Pandemic. The first step in...
11/08/2020

Taking steps to lower your risk of getting the #flu is especially important amid the #COVID19Pandemic. The first step in preventing the #flu this year is to get you and your family vaccinated.

Get your flu shot today: www.tricare.mil/flu.
#MilitaryFamilyMonth

Our wounded warriors deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. Military OneSource is dedic...
11/07/2020

Our wounded warriors deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. Military OneSource is dedicated to helping service members and veterans overcome challenges and thrive, and it's available anytime, anywhere.

www.militaryonesource.mil/
#WarriorCareMonth

The #MHS provides a variety of resources to support the caregivers of wounded, ill, or injured service members. All of t...
11/06/2020

The #MHS provides a variety of resources to support the caregivers of wounded, ill, or injured service members. All of these resources can be found in the consolidated Caregivers Resource Directory: https://go.usa.gov/xGz9w. #FamilyCaregiversMonth

Stress comes in two varieties: Good stress and bad stress. On #NationalStressAwarenessDay, we encourage everyone to lear...
11/05/2020

Stress comes in two varieties: Good stress and bad stress. On #NationalStressAwarenessDay, we encourage everyone to learn the physical and mental signs of bad stress, and consider taking the #MHS Stress Assessment Test.

https://go.usa.gov/xGtaH

November is National #FamilyCaregiversMonth. Family caregivers serve as an extension of the #MHS and it's important that...
11/04/2020

November is National #FamilyCaregiversMonth. Family caregivers serve as an extension of the #MHS and it's important that they have access to the support they need. This month we'll be highlighting resources available to them in the #MHS.

U.S. Soldiers from Vilseck Veterinary Services, 131st MP DET MWD Detachment Grafenwoehr, and C Co 1-214 Dust-off (12th C...
11/03/2020

U.S. Soldiers from Vilseck Veterinary Services, 131st MP DET MWD Detachment Grafenwoehr, and C Co 1-214 Dust-off (12th CAB) participate in a collaborative exercise to simulate field care, loading, transport, and in-route emergency medical care for Military Working Dogs. #AcrossTheMHS

Each year, November is designated as National Veterans and Military Families Month. Military families have a special dut...
11/03/2020

Each year, November is designated as National Veterans and Military Families Month. Military families have a special duty to kin and country, and the #MHS is proud to serve the family members of our service members and veterans.

#MilitaryFamilyMonth

11/02/2020
Defense Health Agency

Congratulations to Col. Alice Briones! Check out her promotion ceremony and the Defense Health Agency's birthday celebration in this month's #MHSMinute!

Watch this month's #MHSMinute to celebrate two important "firsts" at Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, and one very special anniversary at Defense Health Agency!

The mission of the #MHS Warrior Care is to support wounded, ill, and injured service members in their recovery and reint...
11/02/2020

The mission of the #MHS Warrior Care is to support wounded, ill, and injured service members in their recovery and reintegration to civilian life.

Follow along this month as we highlight the array of #MHS #WarriorCare resources available during #WarriorCareMonth.

Did you wake up feeling more rested this morning? We did! And that’s because Daylight Saving Time ended this morning at ...
11/01/2020

Did you wake up feeling more rested this morning? We did! And that’s because Daylight Saving Time ended this morning at 2 a.m. Have you turned your clocks back yet? #FallBack

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