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  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital's (KACH) PT Fellowship receives accreditation

    Aug 28, 2015

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), the American Physical Therapy Association's accreditation body, has approved the KACH Division I Sports Fellowship, as an ABPTRFE-accredited Sports Division I physical therapy fellowship program.

  • Preventing Soldier suicides: One month of awareness won't fix the problem

    Aug 27, 2015

    Statistics on suicide in the military seem cold. Rational. Impersonal. But suicide itself is anything but cold and rational -- it's ugly and, even when you think you know what to do, it seems impossible to fight. The Army Medical Command calls suicide "the Army's unceasing enemy."

  • Fort Carson Veterinary Center earns accreditation

    Aug 27, 2015

    The Fort Carson Veterinary Center staff recently completed its accreditation, a voluntary step the center's staff made to improve their services for the installation community.

  • Innoculations best defense against Parvo

    Aug 27, 2015

    Vaccination is the key to helping stop Parvo.

  • Captain back from NATO tour

    Aug 27, 2015

    Capt. Mark Mateja, a physical therapist with Reynolds Army Community Hospital, recently returned from a nine-month deployment to the region. Stationed at Camp Bondsteel as part of the Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E), Mateja deployed attached to the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.

  • NY National Guard Combat Life Saver instructor is passionate about her job

    Aug 27, 2015

    When it comes to teaching combat lifesaving skills to her fellow New York Army National Guard Soldiers, 1st Lt. Christine Kalafut is passionate about it. "I have seen many of these techniques save lives in the hospitals. I work in emergency medicine and I also ride as an emergency medical technician, and I have used almost every one of the techniques taught in CLS as an EMT," said Kalafut, a physician assistant for the 369th Special Troops Battalion.

  • Physician, nurse leaders carve out time for patient care

    Aug 27, 2015

    Army Col. (Dr.) Evan Renz, commander of Brooke Army Medical Center and a trauma surgeon, is among the top hospital leaders who carve out time each week to engage in patient care.

  • About face: Madigan docs treat patients with facial paralysis

    Aug 26, 2015

    Unfortunately for Proby, the expression on her face told a different story. As a result of facial nerve injuries after a car accident, the nerves on her right side of her face were less active than the ones on her left, making it appear as if one side was drooping. Her right eyebrow didn't raise, the outer corner of her right eye sagged and the right side of her neck was in spasm. Proby is one of many patients seen by Maj. (Dr.) Marc Hohman, a board-certified facial plastic and microvascular surgeon at the Madigan Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Clinic.

  • Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

    Aug 26, 2015

    During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Highlights Importance of Infectious Disease Research

    Aug 25, 2015

    Experts attending the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 17-20, united to discuss the battle against the invisible enemy -- infectious diseases.

  • Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury with staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Aug. 7.

  • Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    A team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick, Maryland, are working to eliminate heat-related injuries to military service members.

  • Surgeon General's Labor Day Safety Message 2015

    Aug 24, 2015

    Labor Day is an annual tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our Nation and also marks the traditional end of the summer season with a well-deserved holiday weekend. CSM Ecker and I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation. Your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Tripler PMO leads the charge during Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 24, 2015

    The year-round mission of the Tripler Army Medical Center Provost Marshal Office's is to provide physical and personnel security for the hospital. This includes all law enforcement activity and protection against terrorist activity. August marks the Army's sixth observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month, which keeps the PMO busy with increased education and awareness campaigns about antiterrorism throughout the hospital.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • Safety officers earn certification, learn risk mitigation techniques

    Aug 21, 2015

    When it comes to safety, everyone is a member of the team. That's why Womack Army Medical Center invited subject matter experts from N. C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., to Fort Bragg to give a class to additional duty safety officers this month at the Bragg Training and Education Center.

  • Influenza Preventable with Vaccination

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command would like to remind you that August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which means it is time to ensure your family's immunizations are up-to-date and schedule your seasonal flu shot.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 12. Col. Matthew Mattner relinquished command to Col. John McMurray during the ceremony, which was hosted by Brig. Gen. Robert Tenhet, Regional Health Command - Atlantic (Provisional) commander.

  • Graduation rates higher than average for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 20, 2015

    Each year, medical units across the U.S. Army conduct Expert Field Medical Badge, or EFMB, testing. Candidates arrive in droves to register, but within weeks, only a select few remain to have the coveted badge pinned upon their chest.

  • All BMEDDAC Clinics Earn Prestigious Safety Star Site Recognition

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Bavaria Medical Department Activity made history recently when all six of its clinics were officially recommended for the coveted title of Star Strong Sites in safety.

  • USAMRMC Awards New Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium

    Aug 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command announced Aug. 19 that it has signed an agreement to create a first-of-its-kind Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, which will be a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation designed to organize and conduct advanced applied research for prototype development addressing a range of military capability needs.

  • Vilseck Army Health Clinic cuts ribbon on clinic addition

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under the Bavarian summer sun, the Vilseck Army Health Clinic celebrated the official opening of its brand-new clinic addition building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 14 in front of the clinic.

  • Performance Triad a tool for better grades

    Aug 20, 2015

    The back to school season can overwhelming: there are lots of things to do to prepare for the upcoming year; Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends establishing a morning routine to ensure better grades and a successful new school year.

  • Postwide exercise tests fort, local, state agencies

    Aug 20, 2015

    Fort Sill held a full-scale mass sickness exercise that tested its medical response, as well as the ability to perform an epidemiological investigation.

  • Blood Without Borders: The Emerging World of Cold-Store Platelets

    Aug 20, 2015

    After moderating a lengthy session on blood products at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 18, Dr. Heather Pidcoke summed up two hours of dense technological conversation into just five words.

  • Helping 'hands': Robot assisted surgery comes to Womack

    Aug 19, 2015

    The operating room at Womack Army Medical Center always moves with robotic precision, but now they have the robot to back it up.

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Kicks Off

    Aug 18, 2015

    More than 1,700 military medical clinicians and scientists joined academia and industry leaders to kick off the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 17.

  • Dad's military legacy lives on in memories

    Aug 18, 2015

    My father taught me to study hard, give my all at work and show kindness to others. He helped hundreds of people with cancer and served his country through two wars and over two decades. He is among the countless aging veterans of past wars who deserve our continued gratitude and care.

  • Public Health Command rehearses reorganization

    Aug 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Reorganization Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill was held Aug. 4-6 at the Mallette Training Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Strike leads Performance Triad pilot program

    Aug 17, 2015

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was one of five brigades in the Army selected to participate in the Performance Triad pilot program, an Army-wide initiative to ensure Soldiers and their Families are provided tools and information to lead a healthier lifestyle.

  • Medics beat odds, graduation rates higher than average

    Aug 17, 2015

    Each year medical units across the U.S. Army conduct Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) testing. Candidates arrive in droves to register but within weeks only a couple remain to have the coveted badge pinned upon their chest.

  • Army Reserve paratrooper helps raise awareness of PTSD, suicide

    Aug 13, 2015

    For one Army Reserve paratrooper, raising awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and suicides took to new heights recently at the Saint Mere Eglise drop zone.

  • Fort Eustis Celebrates ACS' 50th birthday

    Aug 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Community Services turns 50

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 13, 2015

    In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants, who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover.

  • Commander returns to Oklahoma roots

    Aug 13, 2015

  • Immunizations and your Army medical home

    Aug 13, 2015

    The readiness of our force is impacted by their immunization status.

  • GLWACH artifact makes timely appearance at 50-year rededication ceremony

    Aug 13, 2015

    GLWACH Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, realized the historical significance of the artifact and gave direction to include its unveiling at GLWACH's August 13 Hospital Rededication Ceremony. At the ceremony, Nielsen spoke of the first Fort Leonard Wood 1940s era hospital, a 120-wooden-building complex that sprawled over 121 acres and included three miles of covered walkways. Patients stayed in 20-bed, open-bay wards, Nielsen told ceremony attendees. "It is ironic that this week we are installing in our radiology department the most sophisticated CAT scanner in the country. The 640-slice scanner more accurately and safely images patients, and at a faster rate, than any other in the state of Missouri. It is so fast that it can create an image of the entire heart in one heartbeat.

  • Chaplain holds "spiritual resilient" staff ride through Civil War history

    Aug 12, 2015

    Lt. Col. David Bowerman, U.S. Army Public Health Command chaplain, organized a trip to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and the Monocacy Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland for the command's employees Friday, July 10. , The ride was centered on the theme of "Moral Injury and Spiritual Resiliency."

  • Let's make it work: Lactation consultants help working moms continue to breastfeed

    Aug 12, 2015

    Life as a new parent is full of difficult choices. One of the hardest choices for a mom to make is the decision to return to work after the baby is born. When mom is breastfeeding, it can make the choice to return to work even more difficult when faced with the additional challenge of how to continue to feed their child.

  • Post health center now 'one-stop shop' for all pharm needs

    Aug 12, 2015

    The Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center is proud to announce a new addition to the main health center pharmacy.

  • Army civilian earns highest enlisted rank, sets sights on command-level position

    Aug 11, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- In the early-1980s, Edwina Best worked in a hospital in New Jersey, and although she liked her job, it just wasn't enough.

  • CALMED Detachment Soldiers win 2015 WRMC Best Medic Team Competition

    Aug 11, 2015

    Teams from up and down the West Coast participated in this year's Western Regional Medical Command-Best Medic Team Competition, which was held on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Aug. 4-7.

  • Services Lines Reshape Army Medicine

    Aug 11, 2015

    Army Medicine has been developing service lines for seven clinical or administrative functions: surgical services, telehealth, women's health, behavioral health, primary care, physical performance, and the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. A service line is an organizational team responsible for developing a strategy for ensuring accountability, increasing efficiency, and improving and sustaining standard processes in a clinical area.

  • Womack Day celebrates hospital's mission, history

    Aug 11, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center celebrated 57 years of service and 15 years in the current facility during Womack Day, Aug. 7.

  • Soldier changes lives through fitness, spirituality

    Aug 11, 2015

    Sometimes you find your calling in life. Sometimes your calling finds you. The question remains as to whether Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley's calling found him or if he found it, but he knows what he's meant to do -- help wounded warriors.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Eisenhower surgeons add sophisticated new tool to toolbox

    Aug 10, 2015

    A long-standing technique preferred in most cases over open surgeries, laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive surgery, sometimes called bandaid surgery or keyhole surgery. It is a surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions. The system went into regular use at Eisenhower Army Medical Center late last month.

  • Combat Rations Database receives update

    Aug 10, 2015

    The Combat Rations Database unveiled earlier this year is already receiving updates designed to make the website more useful to warfighters, military dietitians, food service officers and leaders.

  • Individual Mobilizaton Augmentees play critical support roles across the Army

    Aug 10, 2015

    Highly skilled and experienced Soldiers across the Army are discovering the opportunity to extend their career and service through the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program, which comprises 73 active component Army agencies worldwide. With enlisted positions starting at E-5 thru E-9 and officer slots starting at O-3 thru O-6, the IMA program targets seasoned Soldiers with the training and experience to contribute to a unit's success.

  • Teens volunteer their time, explore future career options

    Aug 10, 2015

    A group of 73 enthusiastic teens between 14-17 years old sacrificed part of their summer vacation to participate in Brooke Army Medical Center's Summer Youth Program from June 22 to July 31. The teens volunteered their time to work in a variety of areas throughout San Antonio Military Medical Center including Behavioral Health, Research, Pathology, Surgery, Facilities Management, Hospital Education, Optometry, Patient Administration, Provost Marshall Office and Supply Management.

  • USAMMA Creates New Accountable Officer Position

    Aug 10, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency has a big mission. The USAMMA performs materiel acquisition, project management and sustainment in support of strategic level missions and transformation goals of the U.S. Army and the Military Health System.

  • Bats in buildings: Do not handle

    Aug 7, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - With summer's arrival, more bats are present at night in Arizona due to the end of hibernation and birth of offspring during May through July.

  • Regional Health Command- Pacific takes on a "Move to Health"

    Aug 7, 2015

    HONOLULU -- A total of 40 medical personnel from Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), Warrior Ohana Medical Home, and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) came together to participate in a three day "Move to Health" course, held here on August 4-6, 2015.

  • Madigan provided lifelong care for family

    Aug 7, 2015

    The staff at Madigan Army Medical Center first started taking care of the McLauchlan family 64 years ago. In 1951, their son David needed care for polio, so the family uprooted from the Panama Canal Zone to Madigan at then-Fort Lewis, Wash. Throughout the career of 1st Sgt. David Russell McLauchlan, a combat engineer for the Army, the family kept on returning to Fort Lewis because they needed to be stationed near medical centers for David's care. The rest of the family was cared for by Madigan as outpatients and inpatients over the years.

  • Training safely with CrossFit

    Aug 6, 2015

    CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. With any fitness program there is an increased risk for injury. The Kenner Army Health Clinic Physical Therapy Clinic is wants to help with functional movements, injury prevention and rehabilitation. If individuals decide to start an additional physical training program and are injured, see the staff here sooner than later.

  • Madigan's school clinics doubly recognized

    Aug 6, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center earned double recognition this summer for bringing health care right to the schools of military families' children. The School Based Health Centers caught the attention of both the U.S. Medical Command and the non-profit Military Child Education Coalition, earning the MEDCOM System for Health Gold Award and the 2015 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence award respectively.

  • Breastfeeding is healthier for baby, mom

    Aug 6, 2015

    Both babies and moms can benefit from breastfeeding since it boosts their overall health while strengthening the mother-baby bond. That's one of the key themes that Madigan Army Medical Center lactation consultants like Maria Walden are trying to get across during the World Breastfeeding Week, which ends Friday. This year's overall focus is to support women who work and breastfeed.

  • Rader Clinic performs active shooter drill

    Aug 6, 2015

    Medical professionals and other staff within the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic performed an active shooter drill July 28 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in a joint effort with JBM-HH emergency services.

  • 80th Teen Council leads the way

    Aug 6, 2015

    Ten members of the 80th Training Command Teen Council participated in a joint meeting with members of the 412th Theater Engineer Command and the 75th Training Command teen councils in Alexandria, Virginia, July 27-31, 2015. The meeting afforded the 80th TC teens an opportunity to share their ideas, challenges, and best practices with members of the 75th TC and the 412th TEC councils.

  • 212th CSH supports Rheinland-Pfalz Tag 2015, showcases capabilities, equipment

    Aug 5, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital showcased its capabilities to German military and local citizens during Rheinland-Pfalz Tag (Rheinland Palatinate Day) 2015 while communicating and learning from other U.S and German military capabilities June 26-28.

  • 421st Medical Battalion conducts Phase III of Humanitarian Mine Action First Responder Course

    Aug 5, 2015

    The 557th Medical Company (Area Support), 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade evaluated a first responder course led by Kosovo Security Forces medics from June 22-26, 2015.

  • Doctor finds military career immensely rewarding

    Aug 4, 2015

    Col. (Dr.) Michael Alperin is a family practice physician in the U.S. Army Reserve and serves as Clinical Director, Primary Care Division, Department of Veterans Affairs. He feels his career in the military gives him a unique perspective for his position in the VA.

  • Dunbar Elected President Federally Employed Women, Alamo City Chapter

    Aug 4, 2015

    Dr. Valecia L. Dunbar has been elected president of the Alamo City Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) effective July 1. Dunbar is an Air Force spouse and works as a public affairs specialist at U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) headquarters. Dunbar, who has a doctorate in management, is also an adjunct professor at the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration. She is a member of the Army Civilian Corps.

  • Health and nutrition program enhancing ARSOF Soldiers from the inside

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Special Operations Forces are regarded as the Army's elite fighting force, armed with some of the best warriors this nation has to offer. The Army invests time, money and resources into training these select individuals to become masters of their craft. However, given the potential hazards of the daily lives of Special Operations Forces, the Army decided to test a new fitness, health and nutrition program tailored to their fitness and nutritional needs.

  • SIM Center open house showcases new space, technologies

    Aug 3, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center held an open house July 22 to highlight their recent expansion of centralized simulation training space on the third floor of the consolidated tower, 3 North. With the addition of the space on 3N the SIM Center encompasses more than 10,000 square feet within San Antonio Military Medical Center.

  • Lyster encourages adults, children to receive immunizations

    Aug 3, 2015

    Army Medicine and Lyster Army Health Clinic is committed to ensuring that every Soldier, Family member, DA civilian, health care provider, and retiree receives the vaccines he or she needs to stay healthy.

  • Lyster pharmacy exceeds MEDCOM wait time standards

    Aug 3, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic pharmacy serves over 20,000 beneficiaries monthly making it one of the busiest and most modern pharmacies in the state of Alabama.

  • Protection against infectious diseases

    Aug 3, 2015

    Vaccines against disease are said to be one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century. Although these are seen as major achievements in health and wellness around the world, the discussion about vaccines continues.

  • Keep in step to stay active and healthy

    Aug 3, 2015

    As the summer season ends, do not let the changes in weather and daylight keep you from staying active. Commit to maintaining your health through regular activity during all the seasons of the year by not limiting your idea of physical activity.

  • GLWACH's "BIPASS" catches fire Army-wide

    Aug 3, 2015

    An appointment scheduling system that meets patients' needs to the maximum degree possible, in concert with maximum potential use of hospital resources, was bound to spread like wildfire throughout Army Medicine. After five months in development, and another five in operation, key leaders from the Army Office of the Surgeon General, Army Medical Command, and General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital met July 29 to begin planning for Army-wide system implementation. The Beneficiary Instant Provider Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows Emergency Room visitors to be seen by any provider in the facility with an open appointment, bypassing a long wait in the Emergency Room waiting room.

  • "STEMI-hot load" helicopter patient transport procedure 68 percent faster

    Aug 3, 2015

    A new protocol used to transfer heart attack patients via helicopter from the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital has safely and significantly reduced overall patient transfer time via helicopter. Called "STEMI-hot load," (segment elevation myocardial infarction) the practice gets heart attack patients to a facility capable of performing cardiac catheterization 68 percent faster.

  • TAMC nurse featured in 'The Women and the Waves 2'

    Aug 3, 2015

    Bagalso is one of six women who will be featured in the film, "The Women and the Waves 2," directed and produced by Heather Hudson. Bagalso has been a nurse anesthetist at TAMC since August 2011. She recently commissioned into the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment, Hawaii, U.S. Army Reserve in March 2015 and is serving as a 1st lieutenant.

  • Darlington replaces Wills as top noncommissioned officer of 80th Training Command

    Aug 2, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills handed the senior noncommissioned officer duties of the 80th Training Command (TASS), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, over to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 2, 2015.

  • 94th Training Division conducts Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Knox

    Aug 1, 2015

    Fort Knox, Ky. -- In order to maintain an agile and ready force, Soldiers are required to be physically fit. The 94th Training Division's two-week Master Fitness Trainers Course at Fort Knox, Ky., teaches all aspects of the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program.

  • Helping others get fit!

    Jul 31, 2015

    "Swing it higher!" a woman told them with excitement. She was 1st Lt. Laura Hinton, an assistant brigade logistics officer from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Ticks: Reducing exposure best defense

    Jul 30, 2015

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Patient experience top priority for MEDDAC

    Jul 30, 2015

    Providing Soldiers and their Families with a level of health care equal to the sacrifices they have made is a top priority for the Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • University of Maryland student interns at USAISR

    Jul 30, 2015

    When University of Maryland student Cynthia Njatcha enrolled for college classes during her freshman year, her ambition was to become a medical doctor. Soon after she began her studies, she learned of an educational program that made her change her mind about being a doctor because she felt that this other program would be more beneficial to her native country of Cameroon.

  • Juarez Takes Charge of USAISR Company

    Jul 30, 2015

    Juarez took command of the USAISR Company June 26 and said that he is impressed with the entire staff and is looking forward to the challenges that come with his job.

  • Experts recommend breastfeeding as best choice for mother, baby health

    Jul 30, 2015

    The focus of World Breastfeeding Week during August 1-7 is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months because of the many health benefits linked to breastfeeding. Many military moms find breastfeeding difficult when they return to work and some active duty mothers do not think it is even possible. But there are some useful suggestions passed on by military moms that have been successful.

  • FDA Approves Cold-stored Platelets for Resuscitation

    Jul 30, 2015

    On June 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of cold-stored apheresis platelets for the resuscitation of bleeding patients. Apheresis platelets are removed from a donor's blood that has been passed through a device that separates the platelets and returns the blood back to the donor.

  • Communication Tool Valuable to Staff, Family Members

    Jul 30, 2015

    Communication among staff members in a complex and challenging environment like a burn intensive care unit is critical to providing optimal medical care. With that in mind, a communication tool was designed by staff members to improve communication between all healthcare team members at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center Intensive Care Unit at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • BRIT Consortium Holds Quarterly Meeting at USAISR

    Jul 30, 2015

    The Burn Research in Texas consortium held its quarterly meeting hosted by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, July 14.

  • Running to Home Base and saving lives

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 2,000 runners laced up their sneakers July 25 for a 9-kilometer run on a sunny Saturday morning in Boston. The goal at the end was to step on home plate at Fenway Park and help the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program treat the silent wounds of war.

  • RHC-P CG meets with the Armed Forces (India) Director of Medical Services

    Jul 29, 2015

    HONOLULU -- Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) met with Lt. Gen. B.K. Chopra, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (India), and other the top medical leaders from the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services, to discuss the best practices for using the U.S. Military Healthcare System model to improve quality of care, the impacts of the Performance Triad on the overall health of Soldiers, the potential to see Armed Forces Medical Services (India) providers receive training at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDD C&S), and how to increase access to care for Indian Armed Forces Service Members, family members and retirees, on July 29, 2015, at the RHC-P Headquarters.

  • "No Tobacco Day" make steps to tobacco free military base

    Jul 29, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 30, 2015) -- The "No Tobacco Day" campaign was held July 24 in support of U.S. Army Medical Department Activities-Japan and the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center, at the Camp Zama Main Exchange parking lot.

  • Army Reserve leadership fights stigma attached to seeking help

    Jul 29, 2015

    Through partnerships with the private sector, profit, not-for-profit, and academia, the Army Reserve enhances the readiness of our Citizen Soldiers across communities and the nation. Partnerships with organizations, like Give an Hour, that support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual readiness provide alternative means to enable our Soldiers to reach out during times of difficulty, building a more resilient force, while enabling the Army to accomplish its mission in complex environments.

  • Robotic da Vinci arrives at Evans

    Jul 28, 2015

    In the late 15th Century Leonardo da Vinci created anatomically correct drawings of humans that assisted doctors for centuries. Now in the 21st Century a new da Vinci has arrived at Fort Carson to assist Evans Army Community Hospital's doctors. The da Vinci is a robotic surgical system that will allow the doctors to perform less invasive surgery than before. The device allows for much smaller incisions in patients than those required for traditional surgery.

  • Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic renamed in honor of Army Nurse Corps officer

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic was renamed the CPT Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic during a memorialization ceremony in honor of the young Army Nurse Corps officer who died on the battlefield.

  • VFW recognizes Army medics at 116th convention

    Jul 27, 2015

    In front of nearly 10,000 veterans from World War II through Afghanistan attending the 2015 Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Pittsburgh, July 18-22, the VFW honored all Army combat medics with one of its most prestigious annual awards.

  • AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief addresses civilian concerns at Ft. Irwin town hall

    Jul 27, 2015

    More than 100 WACH civilian medical professionals gathered at a town hall and symposium held by the Chief, AMEDD Civilian Corps Mr. Gregg Stevens today, 23 July at the Fort Irwin Blackhorse Chapel.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • Fort Detrick Proud Home of Maryland Firefighter of the Year

    Jul 24, 2015

    Oley Griffith, a longtime firefighter at Fort Detrick, Maryland, has been named Maryland's 2014 Firefighter of the Year the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

  • WRAIR Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    Col. Steven E. Braverman relinquished command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to Col. Dana K. Renta July 13 during a change of command ceremony at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • RHC-P Command Team inducts the newest SAMC member

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Command Team from the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) proudly inducted Staff Sgt. Diontae Allen into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), on July 24, 2015.

  • MERS a serious threat

    Jul 23, 2015

    Signs and symptoms of MERS infection and some of the serious complications that can occur with illness.

  • Dental officers complete 1-year advanced education

    Jul 23, 2015

    Seven captains complete the Fort Sill Dental Activity Comanche AEGD-1 Year program, which selects stellar civilian dental school graduates and provides them with post-doctoral level training in general dentistry to work as active-duty Army dentists.