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  • Images of Humanitarian Aid: Army Medicine ENTs Answer Call

    Aug 19, 2013

    A team of Tripler Army Medical Center Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physicians and Department of the Army Civilians recently completed a humanitarian mission to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) where 407 outpatient visits and 234 audiologic evaluations were provided to a population in need of care that was not affordable or accessible to those living in the region.

  • AW2 Veteran Explains Importance of Resources in Civilian Workforce

    Aug 19, 2013

    AW2 Veteran Robert Murafsky spoke about his AW2 experience and the transition into the civilian workforce during a disability awareness program held by the Employee Labor Relations Management Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

  • The Power of Three: The USAMMDA Medical Prototype Development Laboratory

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity is asked to find a solution to a problem that affects the nation's warfighters, it calls upon the talent and resources of its team at the Medical Development Prototype Laboratory located on the grounds of Fort Detrick, Md.

  • Fun farming fishing, the future

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seventeen year-old Cantrell Curry, son of Sgt. 1st Class Judith Curry, a human resources noncommissioned officer at the 80th Training Command headquarters, Richmond Va., is uncertain of a career path, but as he prepares for the 12th grade, the high school basketball and track athlete said he has always wondered about the inner workings of greenhouses.

  • Furlough ends, CRDAMC embraces 'new normal'

    Aug 16, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will return to regular operations and normal business hours beginning Aug. 23 with the exception of the Weekend Acute Care Clinic (WACC), which will not be reinstated at this time.

  • Don't let the summer end without being beach ready

    Aug 15, 2013

    A lot of people wish they had a body fit for the beach during this time of the year. Some regret that healthy diet and exercise plan that never happened, and others wonder why those first fitness steps they took a while ago eventually wandered back into the same unhealthy habits.

  • "White space" reduction and reaching our unreachable potential beneficiaries

    Aug 15, 2013

    Editorial Great and exciting things are happening in Army Medicine today as we move forward, away from the old Army "healthcare system" to the new Patient-Centered Medical Home "system of health." As a result of this retooling, a new target has appeared. "We are committed to finding ways to touch the lives of our patients by promoting individual health and prevention during the time between doctors visits, a time referred to as the "white space," said Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho. But "inner space" is "white space" invaded. This is the holy grail of untapped "white space" where previously unreachable target groups can be found every day--right inside your Military Treatment Facility.

  • National Research Action Plan Responds to Veteran Needs for Mental Health, Brain Injury Care

    Aug 15, 2013

    Experts from Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs gathered to discuss the future of mental health and traumatic brain injury research during the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 14, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign success includes fun with family and friends

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army Surgeon Gen., Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho's "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign is designed to help achieve a healthy lifestyle. She cares--and she wants to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. And since we're all in this together, taking consideration of family members and friends can complement, as opposed to complicate, working this program into our busy lives. A healthy lifestyle can actually be easier to achieve if we get our families and friends onboard. The key is to start small -- do something. Every little bit is a healthy improvement.

  • Device gets Soldiers back to work on their feet, preventing amputations

    Aug 15, 2013

    "Over the last two years, this limb-salvage device has saved me from doing at least 100 amputations," said an orthopedic surgeon who has amputated hundreds of Soldiers' limbs since 9/11.

  • Give an Hour: more than just 60 minutes

    Aug 15, 2013

    Yellow Ribbon events gives Soldiers and their families the opportunity to be introduced to several resources that can assist them with whatever they need; whether it's job opportunities to free counseling.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, officers compete for title of USAREUR's best for 2013

    Aug 15, 2013

    Thirty-five U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and officers will compete in USAREUR's 2013 Best Warrior and Best Officer Competitions, Aug. 18-23, at USAREUR's Joint Multinational Training Command facilities in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, Germany.

  • Hidden benefits of recreation: Hobbies can provide physical therapy, stress relief, mindfulness

    Aug 15, 2013

    Engaging in recreational activities can provide Soldiers with enjoyable pastimes that improve their quality of life as well as an alternate form of therapy, according to Erin Carpenter, a recreation therapist at the Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Army Funds Research on Family Stress during Military Deployments

    Aug 15, 2013

    Dr. Deborah Beidel, Professor of Psychology and Medical Education at the University of Central Florida, presented the study entitled, "When Parents Go to Work: Psychological Adjustments Among the Families of Deployed OEF/OIF Service Members," at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Surviving with skin cancer: A way of life

    Aug 14, 2013

    How to survive with skin cancer.

  • Wounded warriors play their way to healing

    Aug 14, 2013

    Music helps in the recovery of our wounder warriors

  • Let's get nerdy: GEMS summer science program inspires kids in math and science

    Aug 14, 2013

    For the third year in a row, the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science, an extracurricular summer science education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting, was hosted at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, in Natick, Mass.

  • Auburn football player finds first-string opportunity in ROTC

    Aug 14, 2013

    Playing professional football was the main goal Anderson Mack, a junior at Florida International University, had set his eyes on while playing strong safety at Martin Luther King High School in Decatur Ga. During his senior year Mack was listed as one of the best players in his position in Georgia, and was offered numerous college scholarships. But a motorcycle accident derailed his goals of professional football and set him on a course toward ROTC. Mack attends Florida International University, and is a member of the 841st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve.

  • MEDDAC-Japan breaks ground on new complex

    Aug 13, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, marked the start of a major renovation project of the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army health clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity Japan health clinic and the construction of a new preventive health facility at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Medic Takes Flight

    Aug 13, 2013

    Army Sgt. Jason Daniels, a native of Sand Rock, Ala., and flight medic assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, has played a key role in Task Force Knighthawk's Medical Evacuation program.

  • Married couple shares deployment together

    Aug 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Cpl. Douglas Dalton, medic, and his wife Spc. Megan Dalton, radiology specialist, both with Company C, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are fortunate enough to share a deployment together.

  • USAMRMC Scientists Recognized for Dedication and Service

    Aug 13, 2013

    During a ceremony held at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Headquarters, Fort Detrick, Md., Aug. 8, three senior research scientists from the USAMRMC were honored by Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., USAMRMC and Fort Detrick commander, for their dedication and service to the command. The awardees included Dr. Jaques Reifman, Dr. Connie Schmaljohn, and Dr. Leonard Smith.

  • Leading with Dignity and Respect

    Aug 13, 2013

    A hospital tour for a group of Army ROTC Cadets, most of whom were nursing majors planning on entering the Army as nurses, ended in a lesson about dignity and respect. As the cadets toured the wounded heroes ward at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Military Medical Center several differences stuck out, especially to those cadets who had already completed their Nurse Summer Training Program. For cadets like Lauren Graham, who attends Grand Canyon University, it was those differences that got her to thinking. The idea was to make small care packages for the soldiers--something the cadets hoped would brighten their day. The hospital staff gave them 51 names of soldiers on the ward--the Philippines does not have the same HIPA type standards the U.S. does--and the cadets made 60 care packages just in case there were extra soldiers to enter the ward before they could get back.

  • An Appointment Missed by You is an Appointment Missed by Two

    Aug 13, 2013

    The recent rate of No Shows in MTF's are at an average of 5.78% and have reached as high as 9.01%. According to PRMC, a "No Show" is defined as an individual (Soldier, Retiree, Family Member) who misses or is late to an appointment without canceling or rescheduling, and can negatively affect patient care, future appointment setting and continuity of care. According to PRMC, "When a patient misses an appointment without cancelling, they also keep another patient from using that appointment slot".

  • Restful sleep third prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 13, 2013

    Going without sleep can make Soldiers feel more than just a little grumpy and groggy at work, said a sleep medicine consultant on the Army's Performance Triad program.

  • Honolulu Magazine published "Best Doctors of 2013"

    Aug 13, 2013

    Honolulu Magazine recently published its "Best Doctors of 2013" list, which featured five TAMC physicians.

  • Herschel Walker Visits Tripler, Speaks About Personality Disorder

    Aug 13, 2013

    Herschel Walker, retired professional football player, visited Tripler Army Medical Center Monday 29 July and spoke to an audience in Kyser auditorium about his experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

  • Esteemed Psychologist Presents at Psychology Workshop

    Aug 13, 2013

    The Rorschach test is commonly recognized as the inkblot psychological test in which subjects' interpretations of inkblots are used to determine personality traits.

  • Military, civilian medical experts emphasize investment in acute trauma care

    Aug 13, 2013

    Major advancements in acute trauma care are being seen in both the military and civilian health sectors, agreed experts during roundtable discussion at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 13, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • USAMRMC CCCRP Director Acknowledged at MHSRS

    Aug 12, 2013

    Combat Casualty Care Research Program Director Col. Dallas Hack received a plaque at the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in recognition for his continued efforts to coordinate the DoD's premier scientific meeting addressing the unique medical needs of the warfighter.

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Underway

    Aug 12, 2013

    Hundreds of military medical clinicians and scientists gathered to kick off the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Aug. 12.

  • Laboratory earns full accreditation

    Aug 9, 2013

    The College of American Pathologists, created in the early 1960s, gave its full accreditation stamp of approval to the Clinical Laboratory Services at Kenner Army Health Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and the Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic following an on-site inspection May 9-10.

  • Kimbrough's satellite pharmacy cuts wait time to two minutes

    Aug 9, 2013

    A year ago, patients waiting to pick up a refill prescription at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center's pharmacy would have an average wait of 15 minutes.

  • Keeping Soldiers active first prong on Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    "As an Army we must be ready and resilient. We need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives," said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Eating for health, performance second prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    Soldiers who switch to a healthier diet will notice an immediate change in how they feel and perform, said a registered dietitian.

  • Afghan medical providers increasing level of care

    Aug 8, 2013

    Afghan medical providers in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, will soon be on their own to provide quality care that was once provided by U.S. and other coalition forces.

  • Clinics have vaccines for soon-to-be students

    Aug 7, 2013

    Medical professionals in Bavaria are encouraging parents of school-aged children to make an appointment for school-year vaccinations.

  • Taking care of 4-legged warriors saves Soldiers lives too

    Aug 7, 2013

    The Baumholder, Germany-based 64th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services), took time recently to brush up on their skills prior to their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • WTB Soldiers learn scuba diving skills

    Aug 7, 2013

    More than 20 Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion took to the water at the Officers Club Pool Saturday to participate in a scuba diving training clinic. The event, sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), and Patriot Scuba in Occoquan, Va. provided an opportunity for wounded, injured and ill servicemembers on post to learn the basics of diving and experience underwater exploration in a safe environment.

  • Lunchtime functional fitness session draws large turnout

    Aug 7, 2013

    More than 40 servicemembers and civilians took advantage of the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's lunchtime functional fitness training session Monday at Specker Field House. The Army-wide program, sponsored by DFMWR sports and fitness, engages military personnel and civilians in aerobic and strength training exercises during 60-minute sessions offered throughout the year. For Soldiers, functional training focuses on developing skills they can utilize to increase operational readiness and performance by emphasizing mobility, strength, restoration, and energy system development.

  • All necessary medical services at River Assault

    Aug 7, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Civilian subcontractors of Logistic Health Incorporated prepared soldiers for their annual training amongst extreme heat, high humidity and a large amount of troops here, July 16.

  • Mobile veterinary services reach rural South Africa citizens

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army and South African Military Health Service members joined forces offering mobile veterinary services as part of a Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) operation during Shared Accord (SA) 13 near Bhisho, July 30.

  • Army South Soldiers, veterinarians help partner nations build, sustain working dog programs

    Aug 6, 2013

    During the month of July, a handful of U.S. Army South Soldiers traveled to Colombia and Honduras to conduct subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation soldiers and civilians.

  • Army Vice Chief finds Ready and Resilient Campaign 'best practices' at Fort Campbell

    Aug 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell spoke with several groups at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 1, 2013, about the Ready and Resilient Campaign as well as other key issues facing Soldiers and families today.

  • Fort Sill kicks off Healthy Base Initiative with Operation Live Well Expo

    Aug 2, 2013

    Fort Sill hosted the Operation Live Well (OLW) Health Expo Aug. 1 as a health education outreach for better nutritional choices, increased physical activity especially for children, reduced tobacco usage and combating diseases related to obesity.

  • Laboratory earns full accreditation

    Aug 1, 2013

    The College of American Pathologists, created in the early 1960s, gave its full accreditation stamp of approval to the Clinical Laboratory Services at Kenner Army Health Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and the Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic following an on-site inspection May 9-10. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation is recognized by the federal government as being equal to and, in many areas, more stringent than the government's inspection program.

  • Operation Live Well kicks off

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Operation Live Well Health Expo kicks off today at 9 a.m. at the Graham Resiliency Training Center and Rinehart Fitness Center on Fort Sill. The expo launches a yearlong emphasis on healthier living, better nutrition, increased physical activity and eliminating negative lifestyle habits, such as tobacco use, obesity and inactivity. Operation Live Well is part of the Healthy Base Initiative launched by the Department of Defense this spring. Fort Sill was chosen as one of two Army installations out of 13 U.S. military installations selected for the program.

  • Medical Simulation Training Center offers battlefield realism for students

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's almost too realistic -- the darkness, smoke, flashing lights, yelling, bodies strewn across the ground, blood -- all used in a facility on Fort Drum that trains military medical professionals for combat emergencies.

  • Fight the bite--preventing mosquito bites protects against West Nile virus

    Aug 1, 2013

    Preventing mosquito bites is the best way to avoid becoming infected with the West Nile virus.

  • Eye exams recommended to preserve children's vision

    Aug 1, 2013

    The precious gift of children's eyesight should be protected and nurtured with comprehensive eye examinations.

  • Finding Hidden GEMS in the Classroom

    Aug 1, 2013

    For the ninth consecutive summer, elementary, middle and high school students from across the four-state region and beyond are gathering at Hood College in Frederick, Md., to participate in the U.S. Army's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, sponsored locally by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick.

  • USAARL commander receives Order of St. Michael medallion

    Aug 1, 2013

    Col. Dana K. Renta, outgoing commander of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, was presented with the Knight of the Honorable Order of Saint Michael during the Fort Rucker Army Aviation Association of America Chapter Membership meeting held at Fort Rucker, Ala., June 27.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Taming the dog days

    Aug 1, 2013

    The fact that the fiscal year coincides with the end of summer can be a cruel coincidence for those of us in safety. There's no buffer zone that allows us to bounce back from a bad fourth quarter, which traditionally is our Army's worst time of year for accidents. Slow and steady gains made throughout the year can be diminished quickly by just one or two bad months, and that could kill motivation to keep working toward safety goals. But thus far in fiscal 2013, it looks like we won't have that problem: With about two months left to go, accidental fatalities are still 20 percent lower than this time last year. That decline has held steady for several months now, but to keep it going, we'll have to stay on top of our game through August and September.

  • Commentary: Schweinfurt Health Clinic provides continuity of service during closure

    Jul 31, 2013

    Despite much of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt population has moved out of the community, Schweinfurt Families' health concerns will continue to be addressed.

  • Finding their way through the woods

    Jul 31, 2013

    Marksmanship, physical fitness and Army warrior tasks are primary aspects of Army training. While not a first thought, land navigation is just as important.

  • U.S., South African military members volunteer at local school

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. Soldiers and Airman volunteered with South African Medical Health Services members to paint a local school in celebration of Nelson Mandela's belated birthday during the Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) portion of Shared Accord (SA) 13, July 26.

  • Behind the scenes with Freedom Service Dogs

    Jul 31, 2013

    Walter Ernst of Freedom Service Dogs (FSD), a member of the Warrior Transition Command Community Support Network answers questions about connecting wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers and Veterans with service dogs.

  • Dentists welcome new commander

    Jul 31, 2013

    Col. Michael P. Mahoney assumed command of the Dental Activity, during a ceremony on Founders' Field, July 30.

  • 7ID soldier receives Legion of Merit following 30 years of service

    Jul 31, 2013

    Lt. Col. Johnny Vandiver, the 7th Infantry Division's senior physician assistant and chief of clinical operations, was awarded the Legion of Merit, July 26, in honor of his many accomplishments in his 30 years of service.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • Saving Lives by Saving Blood

    Jul 30, 2013

    The XSTAT device, which is used to prevent blood loss from junctional hemorrhage, is being developed by the Combat Casualty Care Research Program of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Md., and may soon save lives on the battlefield and beyond.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach

    Jul 30, 2013

    Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified Aberdeen Proving Ground facility dedicated to education outreach.

  • Watching out for your pet during the dog days of summer

    Jul 29, 2013

    It's time to get out with the family and the family dog to enjoy some recreational activities and some beautiful summer weather. Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for man's best friend. People need to be reminded of the seasonal dangers so summer fun isn't spoiled by a preventable emergency or illness.

  • Army Medicine celebrates 238 years

    Jul 29, 2013

    Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong, commanding general, Northern Regional Medical Command, talks about impact of Army Medicine.

  • Sitting can kill you

    Jul 26, 2013

    Decisions made pertaining to daily life activities -- specifically nutrition, activity and sleep -- will make a greater difference to your health than the 100 minutes visiting your health care provider.

  • Patient advocates help facilitate WAMC system

    Jul 26, 2013

    Patient advocates of the Patient Relations Division work to help customers address concerns and issues with Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • ANA commandos receive dental training

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Capt. Abby Raymond, the brigade dentist for 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., Capt. Shani Thompson, a dentist with the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command, and their dental assistants, provided training covering dental basics at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, July 21 and 22.

  • Two reporting options available for sexual assault

    Jul 25, 2013

    To maintain the respect and privacy of sexual assault victims, the Department of Defense offers two reporting options to victims to receive proper medical treatment with confidentiality.

  • USAREUR family serves together

    Jul 25, 2013

    It is said that less than one percent of the population of the U.S. serve in the military. So, for some people, seeing a member of the military is a rare sight. But even harder to find is a family of service members.

  • Martin Army Community Hospital under new leadership

    Jul 25, 2013

    Martin Army Community Hospital marked a transition in leadership July 12 with a change of command and responsibility ceremony at Fort Benning's York Field.

  • GEMS: Students climb mountains

    Jul 25, 2013

    Although school has been out of session for quite some time, some children are continuing their education by learning through the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, and this time they're conquering mountains.

  • Public health commander leads by example

    Jul 24, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, commander, U.S. Army Public Health Command, made a visit to the Army Wellness Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to learn how the services such as metabolic testing, nutrition counseling and stress management are being used to teach Soldiers, civilians, retirees and family members how to be healthy.

  • Scientific team collects fish to test for human health risk

    Jul 24, 2013

    The USAPHC Water Resources program is a prime example of how the three pillars of public health--humans, animals and environment--interact and are dependent upon each other.

  • New leader assumes command at Fort Drum MEDDAC

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity welcomed a new commander during a ceremony July 17 at Sexton Field. Col. Mark W. Thompson relinquished command to Col. Matthew E. Mattner, with staff, Family, friends and distinguished visitors there to share in the event.

  • DENTAC welcomes new commander

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum welcomed a new U.S. Army Dental Activity leader Friday in front of the Capt. John Sayre Marshall Dental Clinic. Col. Michael P. Mahoney relinquished command of Fort Drum DENTAC to Col. Valerie E. Holmes during a warm and windy change of command ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Africa exercise Shared Accord 13 kicks off this week

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. military forces are teaming up with South African National Defense Forces for Shared Accord 13, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from July 24 to Aug. 7, 2013.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • Tornado Preparedness

    Jul 22, 2013

    Emergency management is one of the most challenging tasks for individuals and organizations and cannot be overlooked. Thinking ahead could mean the difference between life and death. Your safety, as well as that of your family members, co-workers and Soldiers, depends on weather preparedness.

  • Rader Clinic reduces service on Fridays due to furloughs

    Jul 22, 2013

    Anyone who went to Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall July 12 noticed a big change to a typical Friday. The clinic was only open for urgent care and dental appointments.

  • Army spouse gets a chance at life thanks to medical breakthrough at LRMC

    Jul 19, 2013

    When a patients' life depends on a 13-hour flight and a complicated lung bypass machine for survival, there's a lot of fear that something could go wrong. But for the wife of an Army Soldier stationed in Germany, it was not only a smooth medical evacuation flight across the Atlantic, but also a first in military medicine.

  • Army, Air Force team achieves historic trans-Atlantic medical mission

    Jul 19, 2013

    A Brooke Army Medical Center team made medical history last week by completing the military's first trans-Atlantic movement of an adult on external lung support.

  • USAPHC bids farewell to first command sergeant major

    Jul 19, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker, the inaugural command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Public Health Command, reflects on his tenure at the USAPHC.

  • Lifestyle fitness: Proper preparation necessary before any workout routine

    Jul 19, 2013

    Approximately 115 deaths occur in gyms across the U.S. each year as a result of everything from weight-lifting incidents to heat exhaustion, according to the New York Times.

  • New lactation room opens

    Jul 19, 2013

    Kenner Army Health Clinic recently opened a Lactation Room for nursing mothers' comfort and convenience when visiting or working in the facility. The new room is part of a Northern Regional Medical Command initiative to provide a workplace lactation room and program to lower absenteeism rates and improve employee morale.

  • Department of Combat Medic Training prepares Soldier medics for battlefield trauma care

    Jul 19, 2013

    JBSA-Fort Sam Houston -- The Department of Combat Medic Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is responsible for training the Army's 68-Whiskey health care specialists, more commonly referred to as combat medics.

  • Diet soda? No, diabetes soda

    Jul 18, 2013

    Calorie-free maybe, but hardly worth the health risks

  • Professional partnership focus of medical exercise in Congo

    Jul 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa-sponsored Soldiers partnered with health care professionals of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo during a weeklong Medical Readiness Training Exercise known as a MEDRETE 13-3, June 4-12.

  • Schweinfurt health clinic providers limited during furlough

    Jul 18, 2013

    The Schweinfurt Health Clinic will be reducing some clinical services Fridays, between July 12 and Sept. 27, due to the governmental furloughs being implemented.

  • Ride 2 Recovery kicks off European tour in Vicenza, Italy

    Jul 18, 2013

    Some 120 Soldiers, veterans, civilians and their supporters gathered on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, July 11, 2013, to begin the first leg of a 700-kilometer Ride2Recovery bicycle trek through Northern Italy and France. The first day's ride, a 44-mile (70-kilometer) stretch, took the cyclists to Verona.

  • Program warns youth of tobacco dangers

    Jul 18, 2013

    As part of the Operation Live Well Health Expo campaign in the month of July, the Fort Sill Tobacco Cessation Program is providing anti-tobacco education at the Youth Center and School Age Centers.

  • Body Mechanics pampers Soldiers, Families

    Jul 18, 2013

    Being in and working for the Army can be a vigorous and stressful life, but Fort Rucker wants all of its workers, and Family members, to know that they deserve a chance to be pampered and indulged.

  • Senior leader honors Soldiers, thanks BAMC staff for service

    Jul 18, 2013

    A senior leader from the Pentagon honored two Soldiers and visited with warriors, families and staff at Brooke Army Medical Center July 17.

  • A moveable feast

    Jul 17, 2013

    They grew up on the same block in Seattle, but Lt. Col. Tim Haley and Deborah Haley didn't meet each other until later.

  • New, larger hospital to be completed fall 2014

    Jul 17, 2013

    The new hospital, located along the banks of Upatoi Creek, will open in fall of 2014. Soldiers, family members and retirees of the Fort Benning community will receive care in the 745,000 square-foot facility. The additional space will provide a more comfortable setting for patients and staff, as well as offer additional services and be twice the size of the current hospital, designers said.

  • Book Discusses Accomplishments of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences

    Jul 17, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, 11 July 2013 -- This publication captures the significant activities and dramatic achievements in tropical infectious diseases of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences during the last fifty years. Begun in 1959 as a result of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, the Thailand SEATO Cholera Research Project in Bangkok, later the Medical Research Laboratory, and finally, AFRIMS (in 1977), was a collaborative research effort between the US Army Medical Department and the Royal Thai Army. Throughout the institute's history, US Army and Thai doctors jointly pursued research and therapy for illnesses that threatened both US troops and Thai citizens, such as cholera, malaria, opisthorchiasis, dengue, Japanese B encephalitis, hepatitis, enteric infections, and HIV/AIDS. MG James K Gilman, former Commander, USAMRMC, highlights recent achievements, by stating that "AFRIMS provided the clinical trials network for conducting the only successful vaccine trial for human immunodeficiency virus infection to date." This textbook is now available for online order or PDF download from the Borden Institute Website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden.

  • Grafenwoehr gets new clinic commander

    Jul 16, 2013

    A ceremonial passing of the colors here July 11 placed a new commander at the helm of health services in Grafenwoehr. Lt. Col. Tara L. Hall assumed command from Lt. Col. Mark C. Carder at the change of command ceremony for Grafenwoehr Health Clinic.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center named one of nation's Most Wired Hospitals, second year

    Jul 16, 2013

    For the second year in a row, Brooke Army Medical Center was officially recognized as "A Top Wired Hospital in the United States" from the Hospitals and Health Networks magazine - 2013 Most Wired Survey.

  • Army, Air Force team achieves historic trans-Atlantic medical mission

    Jul 16, 2013

    A Brooke Army Medical Center team made medical history by completing the military's first trans-Atlantic movement of an adult on external lung support.

  • Equine therapy volunteer aids wounded warrior recovery, resilience

    Jul 16, 2013

    Jed Elrod is one of three volunteers who devote time skill and experience to promote healing through equine therapy at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Equestrian Center.

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