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  • Football Camp Makes Good Impression on LRMC TBI Nurse Educator

    Sep 3, 2015

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Army Medicine Carries Health Message to the Community

    Sep 3, 2015

    Good Soldiers are fit Soldiers, and Army Medicine is helping them to recognize smart choices in sleep, activity and nutrition. Army Medicine has developed The Performance Triad, within the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign, to promote healthy choices in sleep, activity and nutrition. These three components, when properly managed, improve the health and performance of Soldiers.

  • Submissions Requested for a Wounded Warrior Healing Arts Recognition Event

    Sep 3, 2015

    The Office of Warrior Care Policy, in coordination with the Military Services, is encouraging wounded, ill, and injured Service members to submit photos and descriptions of their personal artwork to determine possible participants in a Wounded Warrior Healing Arts recognition event scheduled to take place on November 12, 2015 at the Pentagon.

  • First Medical Service Corps Officer (70 Hotel) promoted to brigadier general

    Sep 3, 2015

  • USAMRMC Awards Contracts to Streamline Medical Acquisition Process

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command awarded four new contracts July 31 for the development of its military-relevant medical products including drugs, vaccines, devices and biologics.

  • Keller member, wife complete Peer-2-Peeer training for Veterans

    Sep 2, 2015

    Keller Army Community Hospital's Maj. Brian Johnston and, his wife, Kaymie, graduated from 'Peer-to-Peer Training for Veterans with PTSD and/or TBI,' during a Monday ceremony at the Rockland Independent Living Center, New City, N.Y.

  • Suicide prevention starts with you: Learn to identify and act on warning signs

    Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide prevention starts with you and your attention to the Soldiers you know best.

  • Beware the blister: a 'minor injury' that can slow you down with serious pain

    Sep 2, 2015

    As one of the most common injuries among active duty military, friction blisters can have a notable adverse impact to military readiness.

  • Add fruits and veggies to diet for better nutrition

    Sep 2, 2015

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables should be consumed more than any other food group because of their many benefits.

  • Westover Medical Home staff eager to see more patients

    Sep 2, 2015

    The new Westover Medical Home located on the Northwest side of San Antonio opened Aug. 10 and the staff is ready and eager to see more eligible TRICARE beneficiaries.

  • Devine Assumes Role at USAISR

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. James L. Devine assumed duties as the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior enlisted advisor at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 3.

  • College Interns Complete Summer Internship Program at USAISR

    Sep 2, 2015

    After a 10-week summer internship at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, a group of undergraduate college students wrapped up their research with a poster presentation for the USAISR staff to highlight their work.

  • BAMC hosts post-wide celebration for Women's Equality Day

    Sep 2, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center hosted a post-wide event at the Fort Sam Houston Theater Aug. 26 to commemorate Women's Equality Day.

  • Army Medicine Study Looks at Optimizing Combat Casualty Care

    Sep 2, 2015

    Experts from the U.S Army Institute of Research presented data at the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 19 to introduce a five-year study evaluating utilization of Role 2 forward surgical capabilities, trauma care on the battlefield and highlighting possible ways to optimize care for Wounded Warriors.

  • JTS Working to Improve Data Request Processes

    Sep 2, 2015

    The Joint Trauma System at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research hosted staff members from the Office of Research Protections at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to conduct a staff assistance visit Aug. 10-12.

  • 25ID Soldiers First in Army to Earn EIB under New Standards

    Sep 2, 2015

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Young or old, enlisted or officer, vast experience or first duty station, during their careers, most infantry Soldiers will accept the challenge and attempt to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB).

  • Ruck marching from Boston to New York to prevent veteran suicides

    Sep 1, 2015

    Two Soldiers and an Army Reservist who work at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center will ruck march Sept. 8-11 from Boston to New York to raise money for a charity seeking to reduce veteran suicides.

  • Helping a Hero to Heal

    Sep 1, 2015

  • Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer talks WO 2025 during Fort Knox visit

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer met with U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders and branch manager warrant officers during a visit to the Maude Complex Aug. 26. Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Williams was at Fort Knox to attend the 2015 Warrant Officer and Recruiting and Accessions Summit, hosted by U.S. Army Recruiting Command Aug. 25-26, which brought together a diverse body of warrant proponent stakeholders for a comprehensive discussion and review of procedures, guidelines and accession goals. Williams also met with HRC warrant career managers and provided a professional development session for warrants from units across the installation.

  • New effort extends portability, durability of life-saving product for service members

    Sep 1, 2015

    To help medics in remote locations without ready access to standard blood products, the Army Blood Program, a service component of the tri-service Armed Forces Blood Program, is providing support by collecting plasma that will be freeze dried for use on the battlefield. The product will allow for earlier use by physicians and medics to manage life threatening injuries with severe hemorrhaging.

  • Keller assists with saving young man's life

    Sep 1, 2015

    Team West Point, consisting of West Point Elementary and Middle School staff, Military Police, EMS and the Keller Army Community Hospital staff, play a roll in saving a young man's life.

  • Joint Combat Casualty Research Team Discusses Future Field Work

    Sep 1, 2015

    Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld, director of the En Route Care Portfolio for the Combat Casualty Care Research Program, sat at the front of a small conference room, flipping through slides on the projector. Up on the screen flashed pictures from the Middle East, various memories from a warzone, snapshots of team members gathered together in Afghanistan, Iraq, or some military base far from home.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • USAISR Researchers, Clinicians Attend Combat Casualty Care Symposium

    Sep 1, 2015

    Researchers and clinicians from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, were among the 2,005 attendees at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 17-20.

  • Integrating the SPO medical section into BCT medical planning and operations

    Aug 31, 2015

    Synchronizing brigade combat team medical support is achieved when medical units and officers are performing their intended functions.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month

    Aug 31, 2015

    It is good that more and more service members are pursuing behavioral health care. Much of this change is a result of the concerted efforts to destigmatize seeking help, constant encouragement by fellow service members and family members, and increased Command emphasis. There are signs that concerned individuals can pay attention to in order to provide assistance to the person at risk. The American Association of Suicidology recommends using this easy-to-remember phrase: "IS PATH WARM."

  • 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.

  • Warriors find healing through paddling competition

    Aug 28, 2015

    Saturday, Aug. 22, marked the sixth annual Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta at Fort DeRussy Beach Park where over 80 teams competed. Fourteen teams comprised of Soldiers, cadre and alumni represented WTB-Hawaii at the regatta this year.

  • 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.

  • 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.