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  • Mass casualty exercise prepares Task Force Jaguar for mission in El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Joint Task Force Jaguar recently tested itself by conducting a mass casualty exercise here as it prepares for Beyond the Horizon 2013 mission.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldier receives Silver Star, re-enlists in the Army

    Apr 8, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a special ceremony, April 5, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky., for heroic actions as a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during Operation Strong Eagle while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

  • Army releases second quarter accident data; downward trend continues

    Apr 8, 2013

    Accident statistics from the second quarter show the Army continues to improve its safety performance well into fiscal 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Former pilot eases Soldiers' pain through chiropractic care

    Apr 5, 2013

    With a few precise adjustments Dr. Jerry Jones, chief of the Chiropractic Clinic at Lyster Army Health Clinic, can help Soldiers on their way to healing from injuries sustained through everyday work.

  • Yoga gives sense of balance to patients

    Apr 5, 2013

    Twice a week in a quiet, dimly lit room at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Soldiers and retirees gracefully transition from eagle pose to warrior pose during their hour yoga session.

  • Lyster's Secure Messaging program allows patients, providers to communicate 24/7

    Apr 5, 2013

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic can communicate with their provider 24/7 without having to make an appointment or come into the clinic.

  • Regular colonoscopy screening keeps patient healthy

    Apr 5, 2013

    Leonard Eichhorn did what most patients do when they don't want a certain routine medical procedure- he ignored it and hoped it would go away.

  • Lyster patient sheds half his body fat through exercise, healthy eating

    Apr 5, 2013

    When Randy Welch retired from the Army, he took a break from exercising and soon found his trim figure expanding.

  • Latest Report Indicates Autism is on the Rise

    Apr 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The likelihood of a school-aged American child receiving a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related developmental disorder is on the rise. In 2006, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated one in every 110 children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. That number has risen to 1 in 50, according to an analysis of a phone survey of parents released in March 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day observed April 27

    Apr 5, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be observed locally and nationwide April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Annual ACS Relay for Life coming April, May

    Apr 5, 2013

    The American Cancer Society's Relays for Life are coming up in Columbus, Harris County and Phenix City. Each year, the event honors those who have survived cancer, those who lost their lives and raises money for cancer research.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • Army researches small device to reduce female UTIs

    Apr 4, 2013

    Research is underway to determine how one small device is specifically benefiting the health of military women serving in Afghanistan, and for future deployed environments.

  • Clinic urges patients to avoid antibiotics when not needed

    Apr 4, 2013

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are several options instead of taking antibiotics for a virus. For upper respiratory infections, such as sore throats, ear infections, sinus infections, colds, and bronchitis, CDC recommends getting plenty of rest, drinking lots of fluids and consider using a humidifier or cool mist vaporizer.

  • Women's observance focuses on STEM accomplishments/careers

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2013) -- The shortage of women in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- or STEM for short -- was the focus of a special gathering here Friday in front of the U.S. Army Women's Museum.

  • Clinic urges patients to avoid antibiotics when not needed

    Apr 4, 2013

    antibiotics are not always the answer for a speedy recovery

  • FITBIR Database Moves TBI Research Forward

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research database is a collaborative effort by participating National Institutes of Health institutes and centers, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to develop a biomedical information system and data repository for TBI research.

  • Fit for life: instructor strives to provide practical solutions to shaping up

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, VA. (April 4, 2013) -- There was a time when Diana Martinez struggled with her weight and saw food as a companion. To illustrate her point, she recalled a chance meeting with a seemingly harmless box of donuts she eventually devoured like an enemy.

  • 'No matter how bad it seems, you never know what tomorrow holds'

    Apr 4, 2013

    After receiving a phone call in the middle of the night Aug. 7, 2011, from her friend and fellow paratrooper, Sgt. Christy Sawyer sprung into action and her suicide prevention training kicked in. Sawyer, a Company F, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division medic, knew what she needed to do to help her fellow Soldier. She went straight to Spc. Joshua Brown's (name has been changed to protect his privacy) location and found him in his car, distraught and unreasonable. She took the keys out of the ignition and began to ask him questions.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back, April 27

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

  • Don't be armed & hammered

    Apr 3, 2013

    In today's society, we are bombarded with messages informing us we shouldn't drink and drive because alcohol impairs judgment and slows reaction time, which can make our vehicles deadly weapons. So why do we continue to see Soldiers consuming alcohol and handling firearms, which are designed to be deadly weapons without the addition of alcohol?

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: We own it...We'll solve it...Together

    Apr 3, 2013

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month across the Army and is part of a national initiative that designates the month of April to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

  • Army Medic Named 2013 DA Exceptional SARC of the Year

    Apr 3, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons has been selected the Department of the Army Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) of the Year for 2013. Simmons, a Medic assigned to U. S. Army Forces Command, was one of several candidates to make it as a nominee for the DA title.

  • DoD-VA Data Sharing: Enhancing Continuity of Care While Protecting Patient Information

    Apr 3, 2013

    Collaboration on electronic health records between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs is an especially important issue as more and more Soldiers transition from active duty and enter the VA health system. This is especially true for Soldiers leaving active service and joining the Guard or Reserve.

  • Building trust, vigilance key to defeating sexual assault

    Apr 3, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- "Our Army's very foundations are the values of integrity, honor and service. In focusing on those basics, we reinforce our strength as an Army." That was the message Installation Management Command Europe Region Director Kathleen Marin shared with more than 300 service members and civilian employees during one of many U.S. Army Europe Readiness and Resilience Day activities aimed at combating sexual violence in the military.

  • Army Dentistry Introduces "Going First Class"

    Apr 3, 2013

    Do you want to get a cleaning with your annual dental exam? If you had a cavity, wouldn't you like to take care of it the same day, too?" In an effort to enhance the command functioning as an operating company model and create a consistent patient/employee experience, the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM) continues the planning stages of the Army Dentistry Go First Class (GFC) Initiative.

  • Veteran receives recognition for supporting wounded warriors

    Apr 3, 2013

    For the past 12 years, one 10th Mountain Division veteran has been supporting his brothers-in-arms recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • McDonald Army Health Center orthopedic surgeons care for military 'family'

    Apr 2, 2013

    The rhythmic beeps from the Electrocardiogram machine reverberated off the high ceilings as medical professionals worked diligently. The surgeon moved the laparoscopic scope and shaver skillfully, focusing intently on the images displayed on the high-definition screen.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command team wins Wolf Pack Award

    Apr 2, 2013

    Northern Regional Medical Command Team Wolf, a diverse team of military, government civilian employees and contract supporters, was recently awarded the Army Medical Command Wolf Pack Award for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. The Wolf Pack Award recognizes exceptional work by military and civilian teams in support of Army Medicine.

  • Supporting Soldiers On and Off the Battlefield Comes Together in South Texas

    Apr 2, 2013

    The path to healing from combat injuries is more than just physical therapy. One organization demonstrates that the importance of restoring confidence, purpose, and a sense of community do a lot of good for soldiers' emotional health. That's why they're packing soldiers up and taking them fishing. This story takes a closer look at a fishing trip that has made waves in the lives of America's war heroes.

  • NSRDEC patents help Army into 'Top 100 Global Innovators'

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Navy were named among Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators for 2012. This is the first time any government agency has ever made this list.

  • DOD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

    Apr 1, 2013

    The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28, 2013.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital Soldiers pull together for unique training

    Apr 1, 2013

    During a March 12, 2013, mass casualty drill, Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment's UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, known as "Dustoff," airlifted 30 simulated casualties from Landstuhl to Miesau Army Depot, Germany.

  • Two Fort Knox Soldiers vie for shot at 2013 Warrior Games

    Apr 1, 2013

    Two Soldiers have their sights set on competing at the upcoming Warrior Games. One suffered from a left shoulder injury, the other is recovering from a leg injury, but both have the same plan, to represent the Army in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Medics train for airlift

    Apr 1, 2013

    With the help from the Air Force, some Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital loaded part of their 12-bed Early Entry Package onto a C-17 transport jet. In mid-March, the Soldiers trained for the first time to rapidly deploy the EEP in cooperation with the Heavy Airlift Wing located on Ramstein Air Base, Germany March 11, 2013.

  • Bringing home baby: Agency helps parents bond with their little 'troops'

    Apr 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Five fingers. Five toes. Tiny feet. Button nose.

  • Behavioral Health Task Force reports 'no systemic issues'

    Apr 1, 2013

    There are no systemic issues of Soldiers being disadvantaged in our healthcare process. This was the headline given by Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho as she discussed findings from the Army's Task Force on Behavioral Health to a group of reporters assembled in March at the Pentagon for a teleconference to discuss the report and the Corrective Action Plan.

  • SLEEP, A Signal of Positive Emotion and Lifestyle Balance

    Apr 1, 2013

    Sleep is one of the three components which make up the Performance Triad. Activity, Nutrition, and Sleep are three key areas that affect cognitive and physical performance in the Army. By improving Soldiers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in these three areas, it is expected that performance and resilience will improve.

  • Medical soldiers train in preparation for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Apr 1, 2013

    Approximately 250 medical branch soldiers gathered to put in long hours and hard work toward earning the right to wear the Expert Field Medical Badge during the train-up and standardization week, April 1-6.

  • Ready & Resilient: 'Getting left of the boom' with new campaign

    Mar 29, 2013

    Last year, there were 324 suicides in the Army -- active, Reserve component and National Guard. That's 41 more than the year before. This year, there were 68 suicides as of March 18, 19 more than last year, Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, told Fort Benning's brigade commanders and command sergeants major during a briefing in McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • West Point health care providers focus on brain injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment

    Mar 28, 2013

    March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Both the greater Army and the leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have worked to increase awareness of brain injury, with focus on prevention, early recognition, and treatment.

  • Kenner Goes Tobacco-Free

    Mar 28, 2013

  • Sill doctor delivers for 22 years

    Mar 28, 2013

    Dr. Ralph Heirigs, obstetrics and gynecology physician at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill, Okla., has delivered more than 5,000 babies during the past 22 years at RACH. He was highlighted March 28, 2013, as part of the hospital's observation of National Doctors Day.

  • Alcohol and drunk driving put lives at risk

    Mar 28, 2013

    Heavy alcohol consumption is a problem nationally and in the military. The Institute of Medicine recently reported the use of alcohol has spiked since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.

  • STDs cause serious illness, even death

    Mar 28, 2013

    April is sexually transmitted disease (STD) awareness month, an annual effort aimed at educating the public about prevention, treatment and risk reduction. STDs are serious problems affecting both military and civilian communities.

  • Less salt please

    Mar 28, 2013

    Tips for reducing salt intake

  • RWBAHC consistent with IDES success

    Mar 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In August 2011, Fort Huachuca began implementing the Integrated Disability Evaluation System, or IDES, to create a simpler and time-efficient disability evaluation process.

  • Kenner Earns recognition

    Mar 28, 2013

    Kenner Army Health Clinic receives recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Army Patient Medical Home.

  • Team CBRNE leverages technology to advance, protect warfighters

    Mar 28, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., met with Team CBRNE's experienced Soldiers, scientists, engineers, and technicians to see firsthand how they develop and refine technologies to support service members, interagency partners, through coordination with private industry and academia.

  • Brandon student earns medical scholarship

    Mar 27, 2013

    A first-generation college graduate will attend medical school on the Army's dime.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Impacts Victim's Family, Too

    Mar 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Rachel Stovall doesn't get mad -- she gets organized. When Stovall met Josh Wells in November 2010, the damage from his time with Alpha Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, in Iraq from January 2004 to March 2005 had already been done, his brain forever changed by multiple IED blasts he sustained throughout his deployment. As she's fallen in love with the wounded warrior, rather than getting upset when Wells forgets something, a symptom of his traumatic brain injury, the flight test engineer for Redstone Test Center has learned to be understanding of the challenges Wells will face his entire life.

  • Natick researchers team up with Norwegian Army to measure nutritional needs during Arctic ski march

    Mar 27, 2013

    A group of scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently returned from a field study in which they teamed up with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and the Norwegian Army from the Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger in Kirkenes, Norway, to assess the physiological demands of a multi-day winter training exercise.

  • Dedicated to the Improving the Lives of Individuals Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder Now

    Mar 27, 2013

    To better the lives of those individuals living with ASD, the U.S. Congress answered the needs of the ASD community through an appropriation in fiscal year 2007 that was the genesis of the Autism Research Program. The ARP is managed on Congress' behalf by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

  • Pacific Reservists treat, examine American Samoa-based Soldiers, improve dental readiness

    Mar 27, 2013

    Hawaii-based Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command traveled thousands of miles to the remote island of American Samoa to assist in providing invaluable dental care to more than 250 American Samoa-based Reserve Soldiers, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, at Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 22-27, 2013.

  • March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

    Mar 26, 2013

    Col. Donald West talks about brain injury and how NRMC and Army Medicine is tackling this issue.

  • Army Medicine Civlian Corps Anniversary Video

    Mar 26, 2013

    NRMC Commander COL Donald West talks about the contributions of Army Medicine civilians in recognition of AMEDD Civilian Corps Anniversary.

  • 5th AR Medical Training Team expand medical training to fit mission

    Mar 26, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. --The 5th Armored Brigade Combat Lifesaver program is designed to provide all joint warfighters with the basic skills necessary to aid fellow service members who are injured in combat. Due to the ever-evolving battlefield, the CLS program has updated its tactics, techniques and procedures since 2003.

  • Army Medicine realigns medical readiness divisions

    Mar 26, 2013

    Army Medicine is in the process of realigning its medical readiness divisions to better support the Army Force Generation cycle, and to assist active and Reserve components in improving medical readiness.

  • Wounded warrior "shoots some birds" in Iowa

    Mar 26, 2013

    Wounded warrior, Cpl. Quinton Picone recently traveled to Iowa to take part in the First Annual Veterans and Active Duty Military Pheasant Hunt at BeckRidge Hunting Preserve in Sabula, Iowa.

  • Lewis-McChord Veterinary Detachment assumes duties in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2013

    A ceremony held at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 16, 2013, marked the transfer of authority from the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) based out of Fort Carson, Colo., to the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support), from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 25, 2013

    As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Womack Army Medical Center provided an opportunity to learn and gain further knowledge of traumatic brain injuries and concussions by hosting a discussion panel March 7, at Weaver Auditorium.

  • Tick tactics

    Mar 25, 2013

    Keeping ticks at bay prevents serious diseases

  • Army Customs, Courtesies and Traditions Public Service Announcement by CSM Donna Brock

    Mar 25, 2013

    Army Customs, Courtesies and Traditions by CSM Donna Brock, MEDCOM Command Sergeant Major. 2nd Quarter video for America's Army--Our Profession.

  • Army veterinarians return home

    Mar 25, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- When Capt. Paul Key, executive officer, 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service), 10th Combat Support Hospital, marched into the Special Events Center for the unit's redeployment ceremony March 22, he was welcomed back by a person he was not expecting.

  • Tripler promotes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2013

    In an effort to help educate beneficiaries on what brain injury services and support are available, a Brain Injury Awareness Open House was held, March 21, 2013, at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Three Soldiers among a sea of Airmen

    Mar 24, 2013

    Army Sgt. Souder is one of three Army Medical Soldiers attached to RAF Lakenheath, the largest U.S. Air Force base in England. He is an animal care specialist and is used to being surrounded by Air Force and Navy personnel. For this assignment, however, the nearest Army unit is 500 miles away.

  • SecArmy: Strong safety culture results in accident reduction

    Mar 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officials recently hosted Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the center's state-of-the-art Crash Dynamics Lab.

  • Medical center at Fort Bragg hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 22, 2013

    As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Womack Army Medical Center provided an opportunity to learn and gain further knowledge of traumatic brain injuries and concussions by hosting a discussion panel March 7, at Weaver Auditorium.

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 22, 2013

    As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., provided an opportunity to learn and gain further knowledge of traumatic brain injuries and concussions by hosting a discussion panel, March 7, 2013, at Weaver Auditorium.

  • Wounded warrior: Brain injury 'doesn't mean you're broken'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Spc. Kevin Wear was riding in an armored vehicle in Afghanistan last summer when a roadside bomb exploded, tearing the vehicle into three pieces and killing three of the five passengers inside. The blast injured his leg and caused a traumatic brain injury that left him in a coma for about a week and a half.

  • Addressing TBI: How to live after redeployment

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013) -- March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and to raise awareness concerning diagnosis and treatment of this complex and sometimes confusing medical condition, the Cannoneer interviewed Dr. Jason Albano, clinical neuropsychologist at the Fort Sill Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic. This is the second part of a two-part series on TBI.

  • Research center partners with Army Health Clinic

    Mar 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Traveling to Australia can feel like a time warp. Sixteen hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time can result in jet lag that causes the body's physiological responses to be out of sync with its normal circadian rhythms.

  • New unit crest designed for the Public Health Command

    Mar 21, 2013

    The new USAPHC distinctive unit insignia was approved by the Institute of Heraldry on March 11.

  • Former Paratrooper, medic helps transitioning Soldiers pass math placement exam

    Mar 20, 2013

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics and a former Soldier Larry Huff is passionate about leveraging online education opportunities for transitioning service members. He created and manages a three Week online Math Boot Camp preparation course, called VetOut.

  • Burn Center Holds Remembrance Ceremony

    Mar 20, 2013

    On March 6, 2003, Lance Cpl. Ian Lennon, a motor transportation Marine with the 5th Marine Regiment in Kuwait, was burned in an explosion while fueling a tanker. The next day, Lennon, burned 33 percent of his body, was transported and admitted to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Since that day and for the next 10 years, the Burn Center has cared for 1,147 other wounded warriors who sustained severe burns and/or associated injuries, most directly in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF).

  • BHT hosts 'Innovation Day' for San Antonio

    Mar 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, along with the Navy Medical Research Unit-San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) and the Air Force Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service (DECS), combined known as the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute (BHT), hosted an Innovation Day March 7. More than 60 leaders from San Antonio, to include academia, biotechnology entrepreneurs, and city leaders, attended. The event was designed to promote awareness of the tri-service combat casualty care research programs in order to facilitate aligned and synergistic endeavors between these three commands and civilian entities.

  • 2 Soldiers, 1 goal: Represent Army in 2013 Warrior Games

    Mar 20, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted Warrior Games trials on Fort Bliss and El Paso, Texas, March 4-8, 2013, and on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • Complexities of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

    Mar 20, 2013

    Imagine the frustration of going to your primary care provider with a medical issue that is deeply troublesome to you, and after being thoroughly examined, the doctor is unable to tell you what's wrong. This is called Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) or Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS).

  • Recruiter Helps Stop Suicide Attempt

    Mar 19, 2013

    Michigan recruiter credits values, faith and Army suicide prevention training for helping him avert teen's suicide attempt.

  • National Patient Safety Awareness Week

    Mar 19, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Mar 2013) - Patient Safety Awareness Week is slated to kick-off March 3-9 at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, in conjunction with the National Patient Safety foundation. This week aims at raising awareness for patient safety initiatives, improving health care quality and strengthening alliances between patients, families and their healthcare providers. This year's theme of 7 days of recognition, and 365 days of commitment to safe care (7/365) aims to encourage patients and health care providers to take time to appreciate progress made in patient safety, but still acknowledging the commitment necessary to keep those developments headed down the right path.

  • 189th IN partners with civilian air ambulance for training

    Mar 19, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- They provide the kind of help you hope you never need. Mercy Air, an air ambulance company, supports both military personnel and their Families stationed here and military personnel participating in training exercises. When needed, Mercy Air "races the reaper" to airlift trauma patients from the installation to medical facilities.

  • Eye doctors teach combat trauma management

    Mar 18, 2013

    Trauma to the eye and its associated structures account for a significant number of combat-related injuries, according to the book "Combat Casualty Care: Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF," published by the Department of the Army, Office of Surgeon General in 2012.

  • Redeploying Safely

    Mar 18, 2013

    Safety is such a constant part of a Soldier's life they sometimes get complacent. After a while, one of two things usually happens: Soldiers forget about the measures that kept them safe because there have been no accidents, or they become focused on the outcome of a mission instead of their well-being. Often, the prime time for this to happen is when a unit is in the process of redeploying.

  • SAMMC Bone Marrow Program saves lives worldwide

    Mar 18, 2013

    Air Force Tech Sgt. Kenneth Raimondi was on top of the world with 13 years of successful active duty service and a happy marriage with two healthy, young active boys --until a year ago when he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that changed his life forever.

  • Emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury awareness

    Mar 15, 2013

    Some of us grew up drinking out of the garden hose. Many of us grew up without using seat belts, car seats or helmets. However, we have come a long way in our society. The next generation is more educated on the value of injury prevention and making better choices.

  • Womack hosts Soldiers, Families, babies at Maternity Fair

    Mar 15, 2013

    With nearly 270 babies born at Womack Army Medical Center each month, there are many parents who are searching for information regarding what's available for them at the hospital.

  • Soldiers support deployed service members with monthly blood drives

    Mar 15, 2013

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) hosted their first of nine Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drives [ASBP], Mar. 11, at the community center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Replacing the Images of War With Beauty of Nature

    Mar 15, 2013

    Photography helped Recruiting Command NCO overcome PTSD.

  • Team captain overcomes cancer, returns to training

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 14, 2013) -- Recovering from cancer can be a tough experience and the lingering effects can impact one's work for months on end.

  • Fort Sill's largest dental clinic reopens

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (14 March 2013) -- The post's largest dental facility Cowan Dental Clinic reopened after an 18-month, $8 million renovation March 6.

  • Kenner Celebrates the Enlisted Medical Corps 126th Anniversary

    Mar 14, 2013

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital expert weights in on TBI

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- (14 March 2013) March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. To help address this complex and sometimes confusing medical condition, the Cannoneer interviewed Dr. Jason Albano, clinical neuropsychologist at the Fort Sill Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic.

  • Operation War Fighter in Tulsa District

    Mar 14, 2013

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the U.S. Army Community Based Warrior Transition Unit at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, participate in a program that allows returning Soldiers that are in some way wounded to return home while they continue their medical care. During their recovery, the Operation War Fighter Program allows the soldier to work at a sponsoring Federal Agency such as the Tulsa District.

  • Combat Medics are always in the fight

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- "DOC" This call has been heard on battlefields for centuries, Army medical personnel have responded to the challenges of treating, evacuating and caring for Soldiers casualties since the first battles of war. Combat Medics assigned to Higher Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, are the constantly training to ensure Soldiers receive the best medical care at the ambulance exchange points (AXPs) until they are taken off the battlefield for further treatment.

  • Army's 'Ready and Resilient Campaign' kicks off

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched, March 12, 2013.

  • Red Cross, Army vet help owners learn pet first aid

    Mar 13, 2013

    Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That's one of the lessons several younger participants learned in the Wiesbaden American Red Cross' Pet First Aid class.

  • Furloughs to affect Army's behavioral health care

    Mar 13, 2013

    Upcoming furloughs for Army civilians, along with budget cuts, will affect the Army's ability to provide behavioral health care to Soldiers, an official said.

  • Future innovators exhibit talents at Maryland JSHS

    Mar 12, 2013

    LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. -- America's next cancer research pioneer, space explorer or cyber security whiz could be one of the Maryland high-school students who presented their research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

  • Book Discusses Medical Management of Radiological and Nuclear Casualties

    Mar 12, 2013

    As technology advances, so too does weaponry. Given modern threats of radiological and nuclear terrorism, and in light of recent natural disasters that have resulted in catastrophes such as occurred at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, The Surgeon General of the US Army saw fit to revise and update a previous Textbook of Military Medicine on the medical management of radiological and nuclear casualties. This textbook is now available for online order or PDF download from the Borden Institute Website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden.

  • A Surviving Spouse Becomes a Leader in Army Resilience

    Mar 12, 2013

    This Women's History Month we recognize the service and sacrifice of not only our Soldiers, but their Family members, and how they demonstrate their resilience every day. The subject of this is both a spouse and a Soldier.

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