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  • 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.

  • Soldiers on road to recovery challenged on 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Mar 12, 2013

    The Ride 2 Recovery Challenge looked like a bicycle race. But to say it was a race would also be a stretch. Because in a race, there is only one winner. At the R2R 2013 Gulf Coast Challenge, everyone was a winner.

  • Military working dog takes flight

    Mar 11, 2013

    A flight medic with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, is hoisted into a medical helicopter with Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a training exercise, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared the flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Beware of extreme conditioning

    Mar 11, 2013

    There are no short cuts to safe conditioning.

  • ROC Drill shapes the future of sustainment

    Mar 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee Commanding General, shares his thoughts on the critical importance of the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill March 11.

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

    Today's Soldiers understand the importance of mission readiness. We prepare our equipment and we train to ensure we are ready to go. But what about your eyes? Are they ready to go? You know you need protection from dust, wind and ultraviolet and bright sunlight, but how about a 0.15-caliber steel fragment coming at you at 660 feet per second?

  • Medics prepare for upcoming expert field medical badge qualification

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Expert Field Medical Badge is earned by soldiers who can demonstrate a high degree of professional skill and proficiency as a field medic. It rewards those who can expertly perform in a simulated combat environment, both soldier common tasks and medical tasks. An EFMB qualification will be held by JBLM April 7-12.

  • Study finds Soldiers' PTSD diagnoses accurate

    Mar 9, 2013

    A report released March 8, 2013, by the Army's surgeon general found a high degree of validity in the service's diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Army Warrior Games athletes compete during archery, sitting volleyball trials

    Mar 8, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted the Army's final archery and sitting volleyball trials on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • Kenner offers special post-deployment therapy

    Mar 8, 2013

    A line in "Scent of a Woman," a movie vividly depicting an Army officer with untreated post-traumatic stress disorder from deployment to Vietnam, said, "there is no prosthesis for an amputated spirit." Combating terrorism is, at its least, spiritually taxing. For some of our Soldiers, it leads to painful despair that well may be partly spiritual; despair requiring support to regain spiritual health.

  • Funding for tuition assistance stops

    Mar 8, 2013

    Beginning March 8, 2013, funding for tuition assistance will cease and Soldiers cannot submit new requests for tuition assistance, according to Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, G-1.

  • Tripler takes home DOD's first national award for healthy workplace

    Mar 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has been named a top Psychologically Healthy Workplace for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

  • BAACH, the First Military Health Care Facility in Korea to Achieve NCQA Recognition

    Mar 7, 2013

    Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital received the highest level recognition for its' Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • Positively 'purrfect' therapy

    Mar 7, 2013

    Evans Army Community Hospital is one of only eight in Colorado to have a therapy cat -- a 13-year-old, sweater-dress-wearing, hairless lavendar sphynx named Piglet.

  • Soldier helps to save life of restaurant patron

    Mar 7, 2013

    Quick thinking and professional training by a 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldier is being credited with helping to save the life of a Watertown restaurant patron, Feb. 28.

  • Army's first 'VO2 Max Competition'

    Mar 7, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A Soldier lifts his shirt up to put on the heart rate monitor, steps on the treadmill, puts on the VO2 Max mask and starts to walk, eventually getting to a slow run to reach 85 percent of his maximum heart rate.

  • Choosing a healthy diet has many benefits

    Mar 6, 2013

    March is National Nutrition Month. Experts encourage community members to 'Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day'

  • Missed appointments cost hospital

    Mar 6, 2013

    Meeting the health-care demands of the Fort Benning community is already a challenging job, but officials at Martin Army Community Hospital said patients who miss appointments are adding to that challenge. One of the primary concerns with missed appointments is that they limit access to care for multiple patients.

  • Surveys affect funding

    Mar 6, 2013

    Patients of Martin Army Community Hospital can help the hospital gain additional funding by giving the hospital positive reviews on a patient satisfaction survey. The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey is mailed to patients who are randomly selected. Based on the number of surveys returned and the responses MACH receives, the hospital could earn more money, or if the responses are negative, lose funding.

  • Operating Room Nurse Joins Army Reserve

    Mar 6, 2013

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 6, 2013) -- A local operating room nurse is lending his much-needed skills to the military. Preston Crider, who works full-time at Trinity Medical Center, took the oath of office Tuesday and was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Medical hardship doesn't have to end Army service

    Mar 6, 2013

    While every Soldier would prefer to go through their military career without experiencing any medical hardships, many are not that fortunate. Soldiers face the obvious risks of battlefield injuries, but can also experience more common medical issues like any civilian.

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 5, 2013

    Our current fiscal situation is challenging, but we must approach this as an opportunity to demonstrate, once again, our commitment to selfless service and our profession.

  • Saving Money in Fiscally Constrained Times

    Mar 5, 2013

    At a time when the Army is looking for areas to cut operating costs, Army Medicine's "Greening the Operating Room" program is generating considerable savings by reducing waste streams. Within a military treatment facility, the operating room (OR) is one of the largest users of supplies and one of the largest producers of waste.

  • TBI and the Professional Soldier Athlete: Where are We Now? How Far Have We Come?

    Mar 5, 2013

    On October 18, 1984, Congress passed a one-time joint resolution declaring October 1984 as "National Head Injury Awareness Month" and called on the President to issue a proclamation in observance of the month. President Ronald Reagan signed "Proclamation 5262- National Head Injury Awareness Month, 1984" on October 18, 1984. Nearly 30 years later, Army Medicine is leading the way in early recognition and treatment of traumatic brain injuries through advanced research and innovation.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • AMEDD Women in Combat - Serving the Force, Protecting the Nation

    Mar 5, 2013

    On January 24, 2013, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta terminated the Department of Defense policy excluding women from ground combat assignments. However, women have been serving in combat in the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) for nearly 100 years, and with the AMEDD for even longer as volunteers and contract nurses. During World War I, Beatrice MacDonald was the first of three nurses to receive the Distinguished Service Cross after she volunteered to accompany a surgical team reinforcing a British Casualty Clearing Station on the front lines. While serving in that capacity, MacDonald received shrapnel wounds to her face which resulted in the loss of her right eye. Undeterred, MacDonald resumed her original duties at Evacuation Hospital No. 2 following her convalescence and continued to serve there until January 1919.

  • Over 40 Years of Providing Care: An Interview with Diane Haley Smith

    Mar 5, 2013

    Diane Haley Smith has some interesting stories to tell. She has traveled the world and helped countless people by serving as a nurse in the Army and in the civilian world. In an oral history interview through the AMEDD Center of History and Heritage, she describes some of her adventures.

  • The Performance Triad: Nutrition - The connective link in your lifespace

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • AMEDD Regimental Affiliation Day for Civilians

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Regimental System was established in 1981 to "enhance combat effectiveness through a framework that provides the opportunity for affiliation, develops loyalty and commitment, fosters an extended sense of belonging, improves unit esprit, and institutionalizes the war fighting ethos."

  • Dermatologist cautions naysayers on risks associated with indoor tanning

    Mar 4, 2013

    On an average day, more than a million people tan in one of the several thousand tanning salons in the U.S., but the damage people get from the expose to this $5-billion-dollar tanning industry can be devastating.

  • An Ounce of Prevention

    Mar 4, 2013

    Preventive Health Conference, Bagram Air Field, tackles health issues

  • New Multi-Service Clinic meets patient demand

    Mar 4, 2013

    The new clinic, located on the second floor, expands Kimbrough's services: gastroenterology, including endoscopies and colonoscopies; hand and upper extremity; chronic pain management; and podiatry.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps Celebrates 126 Years of Faithful Service

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 126 years of faithful service to the Army and our nation on March 1. Today, there are more than 36,000 enlisted medical Soldiers serving proudly in 17 different Military Occupational Specialties (MOS's) at home and abroad.

  • Dental Corps Celebrates 102nd Anniversary

    Mar 4, 2013

    On March 3, 2013, the Army Dental Corps celebrates 102 years of tradition and service to our Army. The theme for this year's anniversary - "Go First Class"- reinforces the Army's emphasis of strength to our nation, and the need to maintain the organizational stamina, individually and collectively.

  • Army Reserve youth discuss deployments, living without a parent for a year

    Mar 3, 2013

    Children of Army Reserve Soldiers deployed or about to deploy to Afghanistan came from all over the Southwestern U.S. to attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted medical training at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2013, in preparation for an upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge event. During the training, the Soldiers had to complete a 12-mile road march, provide care while under fire, provide tactical field care, disassemble and reassemble an M16A2 rifle and perform causality evacuation. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Ask the Dietitian: March 2013

    Mar 1, 2013

    At the beginning of the New Year many of us have the great intention to start eating healthier.

  • Brushing up on the basics

    Feb 28, 2013

    Students have more reasons to smile following 'house call' as part of National Children's Dental Health Month

  • Invisible wounds of war

    Feb 28, 2013

    Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Flemming crosses the hall, Feb. 27, between the intensive care unit and ward at Kandahar Airfield's Role 3 Hospital. Flemming suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hands, neck and face 7km from Kandahar Airfield when a vehicle borne improvised explosive device detonated three feet from his vehicle's door in 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, RC(S) Public Affairs)

  • Lyster system provides 24/7 communication

    Feb 28, 2013

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic can communicate with their providers 24-hours a day, seven days a week without having to make an appointment or come into the clinic.

  • WTU Soldiers learn to cook smart

    Feb 28, 2013

  • Eat right, your way, every day

    Feb 28, 2013

    Whenever you think about eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, you may think that you have to give up foods and restaurants you enjoy and that you must eat a boring regimen of meals every day. That can be discouraging, especially if you have certain cultural, ethnic and lifestyle practices that you include in your eating habits. However, eating healthy does not mean you must give up your preferences and tastes in foods; you can make small adjustments to your diet while still enjoying the foods you love.

  • Can't sleep? Ways to help you feel rested when traveling

    Feb 28, 2013

    Sufficient (six to eight hours a night), healthy sleep is one of the Army surgeon general's top priorities for building and sustaining good Soldier and family member health through the "Performance Triad." Sleep, along with a focus on healthy activity and nutrition, is one of the three legs of the triad.

  • Preventing tick bites prevents serious diseases

    Feb 28, 2013

    Ticks are better at finding you than you are at finding them. Ticks must have a blood meal (you) to live. They are aware of you, so, in order to prevent tick bites, you must learn to be aware of them!

  • Soldier awarded for preserving life of fellow Soldier

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, NC -- On February 21, 2013, Sgt. Luis X. Herrera, a Licensed Practical Nurse with Company C, Womack Army Medical Center, received an Army Commendation Medal for preserving the life of a 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper.

  • All aboard

    Feb 28, 2013

    Lt. Col. Aaron Jacob, command surgeon, Army Sustainment Command, boards a National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Feb. 28 for a flight to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from the helipad at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.

  • Surgeon General defines end state of Performance Triad roll out

    Feb 27, 2013

    Army Medicine senior leaders and industry stakeholders recently met with Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, to discuss the current Performance Triad pilot program and to gain a better vision of the way forward.

  • The invisible enemy of the Afghanistan mountains

    Feb 26, 2013

    When they deploy rapidly to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers confront more than the enemy. At heights exceeding 8,200 feet, they must worry about the effects of altitude on their mental performance and about their susceptibilities to Acute Mountain Sickness.

  • NRMC commander recognizes contributions of the Army Nurse Corps during its 112th Anniversary

    Feb 26, 2013

    Army Nurses have been providing quality care and selfless service to our Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries for more than one hundred years. Please join me in saluting NRMC's Soldier and Civilian nurses throughout the month of February.

  • Manage cholesterol levels through dietary fats

    Feb 26, 2013

    Improving your cholesterol levels is an important way to increase your heart's health as it reduces the chance for developing plaques in your cardiovascular system.

  • Afghan flight medic spurs evolution in medevac training

    Feb 26, 2013

    Every Wednesday since late December, a man could be seen at the Kandahar Airfield sling load yard. He is the senior medical trainer at the Kandahar Air Wing clinic, and he comes to the yard for the flight portions of the partnered medical evacuation training administered by Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Knighthawk.

  • 6th MLMC Soldiers Return Home

    Feb 26, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Detachment 11, returned home Feb. 7 after a nine-month deployment to Doha, Qatar. The detachment was deployed to support the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Southwest Asia, second largest medical supply and distribution center in the U.S. Army.

  • Army Nurses Corp Celebrates Anniversary, USAMRMC's Grant Shares her Story

    Feb 26, 2013

    Action, adventure, and doing what you love. Those were Capt. Erica Grant's goals when she enlisted with the Army in 2000. Currently serving as aide-de-camp for Brig. Gen. (P) Joseph Caravalho Jr., commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Grant is one of the many dedicated members of the Army Nurse Corps who ensure quality and compassionate care as the standard of Army medicine. This February 2 marks the 112th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. Since 1901, the Army Nurse Corps has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Army, providing care and touching the lives of Soldiers, veterans, and their family members.

  • Wounded Warrior recognized for combat actions

    Feb 26, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presents Spc. Joshua O'Neil, 23, with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 26, 2013 for injuries he sustained during combat in Afghanistan two weeks earlier. "This is a great honor to give you this," Westphal told O'Neil. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Baumholder medics, German troops train for roadside bombs

    Feb 25, 2013

  • An amputee returns to the battlefield

    Feb 22, 2013

    It's clear from the way Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt moves around the maintenance bay of Delta Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lighthorse, that he has his mission in mind. An OH-58 "Kiowa" helicopter crew chief responsible for the maintenance of the troop's fleet, he and his soldiers keep the "moshshe"-Pashtu for mosquito because of its bite and illusiveness, and the nickname for the Kiowa-flying to bring the fight to the enemy.

  • Breathe your way to better health

    Feb 22, 2013

    Your breathing can be a powerful ally in coping with temporary physical and emotional states during stress. The Army's new Tactical Breather mobile application, available through T2 Health, the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, is a great tool for initiating the body's relaxation response

  • BAMC Beat: Focus on Warriors' Ability

    Feb 22, 2013

    Marine Cpl. Sebastian Gallegos was browsing a store in South Texas when he overheard a passerby talking about his robotic arm.

  • Tripler unveils first bariatric room

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center held the grand opening for its first bariatric room for patients recovering from surgery, Feb. 14.

  • Tripler celebrates grand opening of single family room NICU

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its single family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Feb. 14, here.

  • SecDef on Sequestration and Furlough

    Feb 21, 2013

    Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications.

  • Cohort 4 class promotes exercise and health with HEAL project

    Feb 21, 2013

    Students in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Senior Leadership Cohort 4 class developed a community-based project called Health @ Edgewood and Aberdeen 4 Life (HEAL) and recently presented it during a Senior Management Association meeting. The project has the objective to change the workplace ethic in regard to exercise and health.

  • Construction on new hospital over halfway complete

    Feb 21, 2013

    Construction on the new hospital is 51 percent complete. While Martin Army Community Hospital comprises roughly 400,000 square feet, the new facility will span 745,000. That means an overall increased capacity, said Lt. Col. Ross Davidson, southeast program manager for the Health Facility Planning Agency. And not just more beds but more space for behavior health care, physical therapy, separate out-patient and in-patient areas, adjacent clinics for treating wellness and even more parking.

  • Herschel Walker shares his battle against mental illness with Fort Drum Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    An NFL football legend tackled the tough topic of mental health last week in front of hundreds of 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers gathered at the Multipurpose Auditorium on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Amputee returns to battlefield

    Feb 21, 2013

    It's clear from the way Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt moves around the maintenance bay of Delta Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lighthorse, that he has his mission in mind.

  • APG Wounded Warrior receives service dog

    Feb 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A Wounded Warrior and employee with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) recently gained a new best friend, courtesy of a Maryland charity that provides service dogs to injured or disabled veterans.

  • Black doctors train at Camp Meade during WWI

    Feb 21, 2013

    Nearly 100 years ago, in the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws, 118 African-American doctors answered the country's call during World War I and voluntarily left their practices to provide medical care to the fighting men in the all-black 92nd Infantry Division and the 93rd Infantry Division.

  • Lyster commissary tour helps people make healthy choices

    Feb 21, 2013

    Walking down the aisles at a grocery store can be overwhelming and that's why Lyster Army Health Clinic offers commissary tours to teach participants how to shop for healthy food.

  • University of Kentucky surgeon balances civilian, military career

    Feb 21, 2013

    Balancing a demanding career as University of Kentucky's chief of general thoracic surgery with an army obligation hasn't always been easy. But Dr. Timothy Mullett has been successful on both fronts.

  • Soldier, family resilience programs offer many options

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program, or CSF2-PREP, has been available at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston since 2008, but many people still don't know what the program is.

  • PCMHs: Enhancing healthcare while shifting to a 'system for health'

    Feb 20, 2013

    Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, VA, Fox Army Health Clinic at Redstone Arsenal, AL, Irwin Army Community Hospital (Farrelly Health Clinic and Primary Care Clinic) at Fort Riley, KS, and Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (Family Medicine) in South Korea are among the latest Army Medicine medical treatment facilities to be recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The NCQA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA has been a central figure in driving health improvement throughout the healthcare system. As part of the recognition process, NCQA reviewed hundreds of documents submitted by the clinic staffs that provided fact-based evidence that the clinic was conducting business as a true Medical Home.

  • The importance and effectiveness of a safety sense

    Feb 20, 2013

    A few weeks ago, I went out to the garage with my son to sharpen a lawnmower blade. Without even thinking about it, I grabbed two sets of safety goggles and face shields for us to wear while I used the bench grinder on the blade.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks medical personnel

    Feb 19, 2013

    The Eighth Army commander thanked Soldiers, civilians and families from the South Korea-based 65th Medical Brigade during a visit to the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Feb. 14, 2013.

  • Health officials urge dip users to plan ahead for this week's Great American Spit Out

    Feb 19, 2013

    Health officials urge dip users to plan ahead for next week's Great American Spit Out

  • Nuclear medicine study catches stress fractures early in trainees

    Feb 19, 2013

    A nuclear medicine protocol, employed by the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Radiology Department here, can now find stress fractures in Soldiers far earlier than traditional X-rays.

  • Local Army radiologist outperforms Ivy-League peers at national radiological conference

    Feb 16, 2013

    A General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital radiologist ranked second in competitive diagnosis of over 50 different unknown cases at medical diagnostic competitions in Chicago recently. Maj. Mustafa Ali-Khan, officer in charge of Radiology here, who took second place in his category among nearly 25,000 radiologists at the 2012 Radiological Society of North America conference, was also among the top three radiological performers.

  • Indulge in Moderation for Your Heart's Health

    Feb 16, 2013

    Is it too much to ask for a yummy dessert that is equally good for the body? The answer is NO! It is not too much to ask for! Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is a popular ingredient in desserts and contains properties that can improve your heart health.

  • Diet, disordered eating, or eating disorder?

    Feb 16, 2013

    While eating disorders may begin with preoccupations with food and weight, they are most often the result of complex conditions that arise from a combination of long-standing behavioral, biological, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors.

  • Dental commander talks readiness, offers civilian care

    Feb 15, 2013

    Commanders and other leaders got a close look at what the Baumholder Dental Clinic provides to the community during a command focused open house Feb. 1. The open house was a first for the Baumholder Dental Clinic and the idea originated from the clinic staff, who suggested it would be a good idea to reach out to the community.

  • Bundt takes charge of KAHC

    Feb 15, 2013

    Col. Thomas S. Bundt, a Ph. D. and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, assumed command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from Col. Joseph Pina, who is moving to a medical command position at the Pentagon.

  • March is National Nutrition Month: "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day"

    Feb 15, 2013

    Every year in March dietitians work to raise awareness of what it means to eat a healthy diet. Each year the focus is different. This year the theme is, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." The intent is to focus on the fact that there is not a one-size fits all approach to healthy eating. We are all individuals, and each one of us has different eating patterns based on the foods we prefer, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns. This March during National Nutrition Month, dietitians throughout the United States, and the world, are highlighting "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" in recognition of the diversity in our eating habits.

  • Food inspection specialists focus on prevention, education

    Feb 15, 2013

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System: Smooth takeoff to new opportunities

    Feb 15, 2013

    As we continue to get deeper into the Army's Ready, Resilient and Army Strong campaign, I am reminded how this campaign extends beyond a Soldier's active-duty service. This campaign also supports our Soldiers and their Families as they transition from Army life to life as productive and trusted veteran members of our society.