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  • 223rd Med. deploys in support of OEF

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers from Fort Carson's 223rd Medical Detachment, 10th Combat Support Hospital, will deploy to Kuwait to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Readiness training exercise strengthens capabilities of U.S., Burundi medical personnel

    Aug 27, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 4-14.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Army Medicine participates in NFL hosted think tank on concussions

    Aug 27, 2014

    NFL think tank wraps its "head" around concussion diagnosis, research and management.

  • Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

    Aug 27, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center. The GEMS program is an extracurricular summer science education program that enables middle-school-aged students to experience science in a real laboratory setting.

  • Loss of arm doesn't curtail Soldier's spirit

    Aug 27, 2014

    A hit and run driver robbed Staff Sgt. Michael Smith of his arm and nearly his life, but failed to impact his single-minded determination.

  • Schertz Medical Home earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Aug 27, 2014

    After three years and six months of hard work, Schertz Medical Home has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

    Aug 27, 2014

    The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the underlying issues associated with obesity.

  • Army Reserve Medic follows parents' footsteps in military career

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the sounds of a UH-60M Blackhawk rotor blades cutting the humid central Florida air could be heard behind a distant tree line, a small team of Army Reserve Soldiers prepared a casualty for a 100-meter trip to an awaiting air ambulance.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

    Aug 26, 2014

    U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.

  • Living resilient

    Aug 26, 2014

    Suicide is prevalent in our society, and keeping up with suicide awareness, the Army is teaching Master Resiliency Training to Soldier to help enable them to recover from adversities.

  • Army Medicine Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

    Labor Day is the holiday when we celebrate and honor this great Nation's workforce. CSM Brock and I appreciate your dedication and service to MEDCOM tremendously. It is time to take a day to relax and reflect upon your hard work because every mission completed contributes directly to the readiness of the Army.

  • Plastic surgery clinic offers patients an invaluable service

    Aug 25, 2014

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

  • Health Center Commander Wants To Spread Wellness

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. David Carpenter wants to serve more Soldiers and their families.

  • Maj. Gen A.C. Roper assumes command of the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper took over the reins of the 80th Training Command (TASS) from Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, deputy chief Army Reserve, at the Fort Lee Field House Aug. 23, 2014.

  • Scientists discuss strategies for making Soldiers stronger at international conference

    Aug 23, 2014

    Improving the health and physical performance of Soldiers across the globe was the featured topic of the 3rd International Congress on Soldiers Physical Performance held in Boston Aug. 18--21.

  • Female immigrant from El Salvador leads Army clinic

    Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Elba Villacorta, a female immagrant from El Salvador, leads McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic at White Sands Missile Range.

  • Army PA honored for contribution to military medicine

    Aug 22, 2014

    Army PA honored for his contribution to military medicine.

  • New commanding general at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. Timothy J. Edens Aug. 22 in a ceremony at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • PRMC's Newest Air Assault Graduates

    Aug 22, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) graduated five Soldiers from the Air Assault course hosted by 25th Infantry Division (Lightning Academy) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Aug. 18, 2014. The Soldiers participated in the 12-day course training on operations such as Air Assault, sling-load and rappelling. Pictured are the graduates with PRMC Command as followed (from left to right): Col. John McMurray, PRMC Ops Officer in Charge (OIC), Capt. Angela Weston of Bravo Company, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), 2nd Lt. Nathan Cox of Bravo Company, TAMC, Sgt. Cory Bell of Bravo Company, TAMC, Spc. Derek Winegar of MEDDAC-Japan, Pfc. DeQuan Davis of Alpha Company, TAMC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano, PRMC Command Sergeant Major. Holding the Alpha and Bravo guidons are Staff Sgt. Kurt Krause (left), TAMC and Sgt. Letisha Fleming (right), TAMC.

  • Immunization Awareness Fair at TAMC

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) hosted an immunization awareness fair, August 21, 2014 in support of National Immunization Awareness Month.

  • TAMC Hosts CPE Graduation

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) honors eight graduates from its first ever Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Accredited Intern Program on August 11, 2014.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • Kenner educates community on mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus

    Aug 21, 2014

    A little-known virus called chikungunya has been a topic of many local news reports in recent weeks. What is chikungunya and will it affect anybody at Fort Lee?

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Kicks Off

    Aug 21, 2014

    Almost 1,500 military medical clinicians and scientists gathered to kick off the 2014 Military Health System Research Symposium at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, Aug. 18.

  • 3rd ICSPP Conference Kicks Off in Boston

    Aug 21, 2014

    The 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance, hosted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, welcomed attendees to the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, Aug. 18.

  • Immediate Response Exercise teaches Soldiers from many countries how to combat natural disasters

    Aug 21, 2014

    VIPAVA, SLOVENIA - How do you fight an enemy that cannot be hurt by any bullet or missile? We know that earthquakes cannot be shot or flood waters flanked by a squad. When soldiers respond to a natural disaster the mission is to preserve life. On a small base in Vipava below an old castle, soldiers learned that the war is not with their fellow man, but Mother Nature itself.

  • Fostering Progress through International Collaboration

    Aug 21, 2014

    Advancements in Soldier physical performance, international collaboration and the sharing of ideas and priorities for the futureā€¦those were the topics on the agenda of the 2014 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Trauma Care--Translating Military Lessons Learned to the Civilian Sector

    Aug 21, 2014

    When two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, first responders reacted immediately to care for the hundreds of critically injured athletes and spectators. Army Reservist Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital Trauma Center who was running the race that day, also sprinted into action.

  • New Consortium to Support Medical Research, Vision Restoration for Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2014

    Wounded warriors with traumatic eye injuries may have a chance to see again with the support of a new research effort called the Horus Vision Restoration Project coordinated by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca's leadership, success in Army's future

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldiers can't help but begin to question what the future of the Army will hold -- and those assigned to Fort Huachuca are no different.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

  • MPs, aviators train together to protect, serve, MedEvac

    Aug 20, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, taught MedEvac training to Soldiers during their 759th MP Battalion, "Immortal" Challenge Competition, on Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

    Aug 19, 2014

    New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.

  • Back to School Campaign focuses on improving student performance

    Aug 19, 2014

    By getting parents and children engaged on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition, which are the three pillars of the Performance Triad, the Army can help create ready and resilient Army families.

  • SMA Chandler visits Brooke Army Medical Center, presents Purple Heart

    Aug 19, 2014

    The sergeant major of the Army presented a Purple Heart to a wounded Soldier during a Purple Heart ceremony hosted by Brooke Army Medical Center at the Warrior and Family Support Center, in San Antonio, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Feedback welcome on new Performance Triad app

    Aug 18, 2014

    Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.

  • Tripler Prepares for Flu Season

    Aug 18, 2014

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is promoting the importance of immunizations, including the influenza vaccination.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Bondsteel Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 16, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Practice makes perfect, and for six Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers, they will need all the practice they can get for one of the most rigorous tests military medical professionals can endure. MNBG-E Soldiers participated in a full-scale training event for the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge at Camp Bondsteel, Aug. 9-10, before heading to Grafenwoehr, Germany, to experience the real event.

  • Servicemembers learn skills, compete in wheelchair basketball camp

    Aug 15, 2014

    More than 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and military veterans from across the country participated in a wheelchair basketball training camp, Aug. 7-8, at Fort Belvoir's Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by the National Wheelchair Basketball Association; USO Metropolitan-Washington; and the Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, aimed to provide active-duty servicemembers and veterans an opportunity to learn the basics of the game, compete against each other in a friendly environment and shoot for slots on an elite team down the road.

  • RACH dietitians offer tasty changes for diners

    Aug 15, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital dietitians made changes at the hospital dining facility to offer healthier nutrition choices.

  • TRADOC accreditation team to visit USAICoE

    Aug 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Quality Assurance Office, or QAO, has the mission to prepare the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, USAICoE, for the Training and Doctrine Command's accreditation visit. A failed accreditation can affect the ability to train Soldiers and negatively impact the military training institution.

  • Living with autism: the adolescent years

    Aug 15, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy wakes, eats breakfast, brushes his teeth and combs his hair. It is a hot summer day so he takes his shirt off and goes in the backyard to jump in the pool. It is time to leave and the struggle begins.

  • USAMRMC participates in White House Working Group

    Aug 15, 2014

    When the National Security Council Staff at the White House requested military participation in a working group designed to brainstorm and improve processes for building resiliency among the public to violent acts on U.S. soil, they looked no further than the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • BMEDDAC Clinics Earn Prestigious Safety Star Site Recognition

    Aug 14, 2014

    Three Army Health Clinics in the Bavaria Medical Department Activity were recently recommended for the coveted title of Star Strong Sites in safety, proving the clinics' dedication to safe working practices.

  • Baumholder Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Aug 14, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Baumholder Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Fort Detrick Honored Among the 2014 Best Places to Work in Frederick County

    Aug 14, 2014

    Fort Detrick was acknowledged during the Best Places to Work in Frederick County 2014 ceremony, Aug. 5, at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick, Maryland.

  • Prescription status changes for tramadol

    Aug 14, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will honor non-controlled prescriptions for Tramadol through Friday (Aug. 15), for a one-time fill and no refills. Ordinarily, patients would request refills through the call-in pharmacy system, (804) 734-9535; however, insufficient time remains for that option so any remaining refills must be requested in person.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital opens clinic

    Aug 14, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital debuted the new Fires Center Clinic during a ceremony Aug. 8.

  • PRMC and TAMC leaders welcome Senator Hirono to Tripler

    Aug 13, 2014

    Hawaii Senator, Mazie Hirono, met with acting Commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Col. Lawrence Connell, and Commander of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Col. David Dunning, during a visit to TAMC Aug. 13, 2014. Hirono received an overview of PRMC healthcare responsibilities and stragetic outreach and discussed TAMC/Veterans Affairs Joint Venture.

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.

  • Collaborative partnership yields new pay system

    Aug 12, 2014

    Work on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army (IPPS-A), the Army's new web-based personnel and pay solution, has been enhanced by an effective partnership between acquisition and functional professionals.

  • Natural beauty of breastfeeding may require some effort, at first

    Aug 12, 2014

    Some less renowned mothers might say that while nursing one's child is naturally beautiful, it may require a little more than what's being purported; but the advantages to the child and mother are well worth it.

  • Cigarette Butler cleans up JBLM

    Aug 12, 2014

    An estimated 195 million pounds of cigarette butts are improperly discarded in the United States annually, which is equal to the weight of about 33,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In an ongoing effort to eliminate left over tobacco products, a non-profit organization developed a program to recycle the waste.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • BACH honors breastfeeding week

    Aug 11, 2014

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!" acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • PTMS chief 'finds his niche,' selected to mentor

    Aug 11, 2014

    MCAHC soldier recently chosen to represent as lead for the Junior Officer Council for the Medical Operations Officers (70H) of Northern Regional Medical Command in support of the MEDCOM 2020 Campaign Design Objective to "Build and Prepare the Team."

  • WTU surgeon discusses entry procedures

    Aug 11, 2014

    In a classroom environment, more than 20 nurse case managers receive training from the Warrior Transition Unit surgeon, Maj. Alcario Serros, on the process of admission for Soldiers into the unit July 31 at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on post. The training derived from a need to educate leaders on Soldier eligibilities and proper packet nominations.

  • Patriots mentor Army medics

    Aug 8, 2014

    Soldiers from across the 174th Infantry Brigade traveled to Camp Smith, New York to observe training and share their expertise with Soldiers from the 466th Area Support Medical Company July 12-26.

  • Army major presented with service dog at Picatinny leash ceremony

    Aug 8, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - U.S. Army Maj. (Ret) Will Lyles was presented with a service dog during a ceremony here July 24. The Marine Cares Foundation presented 'Spartan' to Lyles during a banquet that followed the organization's 8th annual Lance Cpl. Christopher Cosgrove Memorial golf outing. Lyles lost both of his legs, sustained multiple wounds and burns after stepping on an IED during a deployment to Afghanistan. Cosgrove was assigned to Picatinny Arsenal's Marine Corps Reserve unit, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Corps Regiment. Cosgrove was killed in October 2006 by a suicide car bomber at an entry control point in Fallujah, Iraq.

  • Safe, healty homes, matter

    Aug 8, 2014

  • USARAF, medical readiness personnel from 30th Med. Bde., 7th CSC conduct training in Burundi

    Aug 8, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical readiness personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) are conducting Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, through Aug. 14.

  • , WAMC Red Cross volunteer

    Aug 8, 2014

  • Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlights intelligence on-the-move, technology demonstrations

    Aug 8, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's participation in Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlighted increased on-the-move intelligence capabilities using the Tactical Intelligence Ground Station, an element of the Distributed Common Ground System -- Army, or DCGS-A.

  • Skin cancer: education, prevention and protection

    Aug 8, 2014

    Through education, prevention and protection, you can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

  • Kenner to cut ribbon on Family Clinic; facility reflects 'medical home' model

    Aug 8, 2014

    The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the newly renovated Family Medicine Clinic is set for Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Kenner Army Health Clinic.

  • Partnerships enhance public health

    Aug 8, 2014

    As a global command, the U.S. Army Public Health Command is developing partnerships with organizations to help create healthy communities by collaborating in areas of shared interests.

  • Madigan Breast Imaging Services offer one-of-a-kind care setting

    Aug 8, 2014

    Apprehension, fear or nervousness can greet many women as they walk through the doors of a mammography clinic. That experience is just what Maj. David Semerad and his team hopes to soften by providing exceptional care by seasoned technicians. "We just pay attention to some of those little details that make the patient experience more positive," said Semerad, Madigan Army Medical Center's chief of Breast Imaging Service.

  • Mosquito-borne viruses hit summer peak, WNV discovered on Fort McNair

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army Public Health Command on July 31 released a report showing positive West Nile Virus (WNV) detections located in two military mosquito-trapping sites on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which constitutes the first discovery of the virus on the installation in 2014.

  • Kenner to cut ribbon on Family Clinic; facility reflects 'medical home' model

    Aug 7, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic debuts renovated Family Medicine Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Fort Lee community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony which officially marke sthe clinics transition to a "patient centered medical home" model of care.

  • A gem of a week: Local students have fun with science

    Aug 7, 2014

    As summer winds down and children start heading back to school, one group of youth are off to a head start through the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital sleep lab helps Soldiers cope

    Aug 7, 2014

    The Army's new health initiative, the Performance TRIAD, and its sleep component is to get Soldiers to realize the benefits of good sleep because so many people are sleep deprived.

  • Embedded Behavioral Health helps Soldiers bounce back

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Resiliency is the ability to bounce back. Whether dealing with a leg injury or an issue related to post-traumatic stress, Fort Drum Soldiers know where to go to receive care to get them back mission-ready.

  • Paddling offers Warriors in Transition unique physical training experience

    Aug 6, 2014

    The Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, challenged themselves with outrigger canoe paddling, a favorite sportin

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Military Mom Breastfeeding

    Aug 6, 2014

    As Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) recognizes National Breastfeeding Month throughout the month of August, military mothers share their experiences of breastfeeding and returning back to work. 1st Lt. Danielle Savoye, of TAMC, shares her story:

  • TAMC Introduces Centering Pregnancy Program

    Aug 5, 2014

    Few things are as beautiful, profoundly life-changing and exciting as becoming a mother. Although the journey can be filled with uncertainty, studies show that a woman's experience during the delivery process has a potential to positively impact multiple facets of a woman's life.

  • Japanese encephalitis virus threat in Asia

    Aug 4, 2014

    Mosquitoes all over the globe carry and spread some of the most debilitating diseases known to man, and do so in a manner that's often difficult to predict with any kind of certainty.

  • Medics grow alongside Afghan partners

    Aug 1, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army medics have treated many ailments and traumas while stationed at Destroyer Aid Station, Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, but one challenge they didn't expect was training and working alongside the Afghan National Army medics.

  • Red Cross Volunteer goes by many names

    Aug 1, 2014

  • Breast-feeding is best for you, your baby

    Aug 1, 2014

  • Civilian Wellness Program aims to boost morale, promote healthy lifestyles

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Civilian Wellness program provides federal civilian employees with an incentive to participate in physical activity during work hours.

  • Flu shots: Are your children prepared?

    Aug 1, 2014

    The best way to protect your children from contracting the influenza virus is to ensure they--and you--receive an annual influenza vaccine.

  • AMEDD Museum celebrates 25 year anniversary

    Aug 1, 2014

    Friends of the Army Medical Department Museum and members of the AMEDD Museum Foundation gathered at the museum on July 25 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dedication of the first buildings constructed in 1989.

  • Commissary brief reveals nutritious options

    Aug 1, 2014

    In an effort to improve the overall health of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community, a walkthrough of the commissary July 21 offered consumers a detailed layout of each food section and its nutritional significance.

  • Why am I still thinking about deployment?

    Aug 1, 2014

    If the memories of a traumatic event are causing serious problems in your life, talk with a medical professional, behavioral health provider or chaplain.

  • Back-to-school time calls for vaccinations

    Aug 1, 2014

    Immunization is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their children's health.

  • August is Army Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 1, 2014

    The senior leaders of the U.S. Army have proclaimed August as the Army's Anti-terrorism Awareness Month.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day Ready To Return

    Aug 1, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The news is out. The 43rd annual Redstone Arsenal Retiree Appreciation Day is set Sept. 18-20.

  • Stress management and the Performance Triad

    Aug 1, 2014

    While attempting to eliminate stress from one's life may not be realistic or even healthy, we can expect improvement in coping with life's stressors if we apply Performance Triad principles. The Army's comprehensive plan to strengthen our readiness and increase resilience is called the Performance Triad. The triad promotes engaging in activity, improving nutrition, and getting quality sleep.

  • Army's policy on 'Spice' remains zero tolerance

    Jul 31, 2014

    "Spice" is a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana, and while it was once sold legally, it has since been banned by both the Army and by the Drug Enforcement Agency for all Americans.

  • Suicide screen important during health care exams

    Jul 31, 2014

    Kenner Army Health Clinic providers screen all enrollees for symptoms of depression, including suicidal thoughts, at each primary care visit. It is very important for individuals seeking health care services at KAHC to be honest with their medical providers regarding both their physical and behavioral health functioning.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command committed to quality care

    Jul 31, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet and Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin H.S. Scott, Jr., sign the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant during a Northern Regional Medical Command employee town hall meeting July 30 at Fort Belvoir.

  • Flu vaccines coming to Reynolds in September

    Jul 31, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH) will kick off its annual Army Flu Campaign beginning in September.

  • Pharmacy opens to rave reviews

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy had its grand opening ceremony July 28, and even though patients had been using the new facility for a week beforehand, many were in attendance to celebrate with LAHC staff and Soldiers.

  • Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In the event of an emergency, Army combat medics play a critical role by applying first aid and trauma care to wounded Soldiers, but in some situations the first person to assist isn't always a certified medic.

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