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  • No season for risk

    Sep 6, 2013

    Autumn offers something for everyone. The coming and going of Labor Day means cooler weather, a return to regular schedules with kids back to school, and most of all, the start of football season (my favorite time of year!). Many Soldiers eagerly await the start of hunting season, while others are ready to start the countdown to time off around the holidays. What we can't look forward to, however, is a "slow" season for safety -- just because the summer is over doesn't mean we can fall into complacency.

  • CSARP uses holistic methods to help Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson no longer have to deal with the pain of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and addictions alone. Nor do they have to feel that seeking treatment for behavioral health concerns will negatively affect their military career. Moncrief Army Community Hospital's Combat Stress and Addictions Recovery Program is dedicated to helping those suffering from PTSD and addictions.

  • Emergent, urgent or routine - when to visit the Emergency Department

    Sep 6, 2013

    It's 2 a.m., and your 2-year-old is congested, running a fever, has some sort of rash and can't sleep. You're considering a trip to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Emergency Department, but is it necessary? All beneficiaries find themselves in this, or a similar situation at one time or another. When is the right time to go to the Emergency Department? Do you need emergent, urgent or routine care, and what's the difference anyway? It's all the same medical system, right?

  • USAARL, NASA crash helicopter to protect aircrew

    Sep 6, 2013

    Engineers and scientists crashed a former Marine CH-46 helicopter airframe at Langley's Landing and Impact Research Facility in Hampton, Va., Aug. 29.

  • USAARL, elementary school form partnership to benefit students

    Sep 5, 2013

    Forty Fort Rucker Elementary School teachers and staff members toured the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Aug. 26.

  • RACH program helps people stop smoking

    Sep 5, 2013

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital offers a tobacco cessation program.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • Co-workers unite to help friend through illness

    Sep 4, 2013

    Lots of people get sick. Some of them handle their own recovery or rely on churches or family. However, not many of them get voluntary support from their work force.

  • 32nd Medical Brigade Holds Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 4, 2013

    Eleven noncommissioned officers and three Soldiers competed in the 32nd Medical Brigade Best Warrior Competition held in June at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. Staff Sgt. Seamus Bradley and Pfc. Rafael Martinez were chosen to represent the brigade at the U.S. Army Medical Command level competition.

  • Staff Sgt. McKissen receives Department of Army National IMAGE Award

    Sep 4, 2013

    HQDA is pleased to announce the National IMAGE (Military) Award Recipients for 2013 is: Staff Sgt. Jerry M. McKissen Jr., U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army Dental Activity, senior dental sergeant. McKissen distinguished himself by making significant contributions to the country in the area of Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity, Civil Right Programs, and public service to his local community.

  • MEDCOM Announces Best Warrior Competition Winners

    Sep 4, 2013

    The scene was set as humidity and high heat smothered the woodland. The only sounds were crickets hiding in the grass and cicadas humming in the trees. Suddenly a huge explosion ripped through the morning and a scream echoed--"I'm hit; I'm hit."

  • From flagged to fit: Soldier conquers weight issue, opens doors on military career

    Sep 4, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Doing well on an Army physical fitness test can be difficult for some Soldiers and extremely easy for others.

  • US, Afghan dentists sketch out partnership at police clinic

    Sep 4, 2013

    The new dental team at Forward Operating Base Fenty saw firsthand how their Afghan counterparts operate at the Afghan Border Police Zone 1 clinic, Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 29.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • Eye exams preserve children's vision

    Sep 3, 2013

    Fifteen percent of children have a vision problem that, if not corrected, can result in reduced vision

  • Fight the bite

    Sep 3, 2013

    Preventing mosquito bites protects against West Nile virus

  • Cycle Mentorship Event Promotes Fun, Safe Riding

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Motorcyle Mentorshp Program is an operational link between unit commanders and their riders, coducsed on improving and sustaining safety.

  • Farmers' markets offer healthy alternatives

    Sep 3, 2013

    The sixth article in the Insider's Tips for Auslaender series

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • Lower your cholesterol to improve your health

    Sep 3, 2013

    Lowering your cholesterol can decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You can start taking steps today to lower your cholesterol and improve your health.

  • Your actions can deter youth violence

    Sep 3, 2013

    Here are a few easy guidelines and ideas that you can use each day to focus on youth violence prevention:

  • Army Surgeon General Calls a Stand-Up for Health Training Day

    Sep 3, 2013

    Last month, the Army Surgeon General and commander U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho officially announced Army Medicine's System for Health and the Performance Triad during a MEDCOM-wide Stand-Up For Health Training Day.

  • Defense Health Agency leans forward to change

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the military, pomp and ceremony usually denotes an end to a new beginning . On October 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, there will be the casing of the colors of the Tricare Management Activity (TMA) and the raising of a flag to celebrate the creation of a new activity called the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

  • DENCOM 'Go First Class' Program Improves Army Readiness, Wellness

    Sep 3, 2013

    Scheduling multiple dental visits will soon be unnecessary for most Soldiers thanks to the Go First Class (GFC) program led by the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM). Under the new initiative, Soldiers will receive routine oral care procedures including exams, cleanings, tooth varnishing, and simple fillings in a single appointment.

  • Best foot forward: Cadets 'step into' foot research

    Sep 3, 2013

    We are all constantly on our feet. We walk, run, jog, stand, and depend on our feet to support body weight. A research study originating out of Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point is seeking to profile the incidence of arch height and stiffness in military trainees and the correlation to overuse injury. The foot study involves more than 1,000 cadet volunteers and their Army-issued boots.

  • Soldiers with Army Mobile Entomology Lab Work to Prevent West Nile

    Sep 3, 2013

    Fort Hood's preventive medicine Soldiers are working collectively with Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) officials to prevent West Nile virus cases on the installation, one bug at a time.

  • Army Evidence-Based Practice Office Brings Best Practices to the Point of Care

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Office at the Army's Medical Command is a busy place, tucked into a basement area of the MEDCOM headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston. On any given day, seven Civilian staff can be found in the EBP office hard at work supporting a variety of functions which have, over the past several years of transformation to a System for Health, become mission essential in Army Medicine. The relevance and importance of the expertise in this tiny office of tightly packed cubicles has suddenly become pivotal to the AMEDD's success.

  • VA clinical psychologist raises military sexual trauma awareness

    Aug 30, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - As the Army continues to strengthen its core values and leadership, Fort Huachuca's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP program, hopes to build leaders of advocacy when addressing military sexual trauma, or MST.

  • USAARL, FRES form partnership to benefit Fort Rucker students

    Aug 30, 2013

    Forty Fort Rucker Elementary School teachers and staff members toured the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., Aug. 26.

  • Army Suicide Prevention Month 2013 tri-signed letter

    Aug 30, 2013

    Army Suicide Prevention Month 2013 tri-signed letter

  • USAPHC presents highest honorary award

    Aug 30, 2013

    The USAPHC presented Kelsey McCoskey with the Joseph A. Lovell award, the command's highest honorary award, during a ceremony Aug. 28 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • SMA hosts APG town hall

    Aug 30, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During his first trip to Aberdeen Proving Ground since assuming responsibility as the Army's senior noncommissioned officer, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he learned a little something about what APG is all about. Chandler toured the installation Aug. 20 and shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and Families during a town hall meeting at the post theater.

  • 'Vanguard' medic answers call, saves lives

    Aug 29, 2013

    Spc. Tyler Ivester was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, with Valor Device, Aug. 1, 2013, for saving the lives of four of his fellow Soldiers after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, April 17, 2013, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Drum

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot facility is the 12th wellness center to open across the Army. It offers standardized services and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DOD ID card holders.

  • Lyster opens new behavioral health clinic

    Aug 29, 2013

    More than 40 senior leaders from Fort Rucker joined Lyster Army Health Clinic Aug. 22 in a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new behavioral health clinic.

  • MEDCOM recommends 9 well-child visits in first 18 months of life

    Aug 29, 2013

    The American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Army Medical Command and Lyster Army Health Clinic recommend nine well-child visits during the first 18 months of life.

  • A call to action in Stand-Up for Health Day

    Aug 29, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- Recently, the Army Surgeon General and commander U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho officially announced Army Medicine's System for Health and the Performance Triad during a MEDCOM-wide Stand Up For Health Training Day.

  • Westphal reinforces contributions, resiliency of Army's civilian workforce

    Aug 29, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., made a visit to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Aug. 29, 2013, to meet with garrison and United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians regarding the future of Fort Huachuca and the surrounding communities.

  • Army Medical Program Prepares to Upgrade EMR System

    Aug 28, 2013

    Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4), the current Army electronic medical record (EMR) system, is in the final stages of preparation for a major upgrade that will better support all EMR users, Soldiers and veterans whose care is electronically documented. Testing of the updated MC4 EMR system for fielding concluded in June. The next iteration of the MC4 software suite, known as EMR 2.2.0.0, will also include an operating system upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 and in conjunction with the new EMR, significant enhancements for medical logistics (MEDLOG). MC4 customers will receive the new suite during system fielding scheduled from November 2013 through April 2014. All customer support will continue during and beyond fielding.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • Labor Day Safety Message from Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho

    Aug 28, 2013

    Labor Day is dedicated to recognizing and honoring our Nation's workforce and also marks the traditional end of the summer season and a well-deserved holiday weekend. I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation; your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Fort Eustis WTU Soldiers discuss concerns at town hall meeting

    Aug 28, 2013

    WTU soldiers discuss concerns with leadership.

  • R2-D2 Visits McDonald Army Health Center

    Aug 28, 2013

    "May the force be with you"

  • Collaboration key to burn care innovation

    Aug 27, 2013

    Two emerging procedures for burn care were discussed by military medical experts at the 2013 Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 15, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Medics broaden their skills

    Aug 27, 2013

    Task Force Lifeliner medics broaden their medical skill set as they receive aeromedical evacuation training by the U.S. Air Force, building new relationships and communication that will assist them in the event of a catastrophic incident where soldiers and airmen work alongside each other.

  • Keller hosts back-to-school fun night

    Aug 27, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (August 23, 2012) -- Nearly 200 patients received their annual back-to-school and sports physicals during a kid friendly event at Keller Army Community Hospital Thursday, Aug. 22.

  • BAMC staff offers comfort, final memento to families

    Aug 27, 2013

    Amy Beyer, a social worker in the neonatal intensive care unit, spends hours each month meticulously crafting 3-D models of hands, feet and even faces in the hopes of bringing a measure of comfort to family members who have lost a child at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • Army Wellness Center director prepares for facility's grand opening

    Aug 26, 2013

    The AWC at Fort Drum is a combined initiative of U.S. Army Public Health Command, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, and Fort Drum's U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • Consortia focus on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

    Aug 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, will support two new multi-institutional consortia focused on translational and clinical research on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 22, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • ADA medic training keeps 'docs' sharp

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- GAZIENTEP, Turkey -- "Help! Someone has fallen off a ladder, come quickly!" says a Soldier. Immediately four medics are on the scene, all of them calm and simultaneously performing different parts of the primary survey, an initial assessment of the accident victim.

  • Book Discusses the Scientific, Medical, Military, and Philanthropic Accomplishments of Surgeon Gener

    Aug 22, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, 19 August 2013 -- This publication chronicles the life of Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg, who served as the 18th Surgeon General of the US Army from 30 May 1893 to 8 June 1902. He was combat tested in the American Civil War and the campaigns against the Native Americans on the frontier. His lifelong interest in infectious disease defined him as one of the premier medical scientists of his day and as "America's first bacteriologist."

  • Fort Sill battles latest West Nile outbreak

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The West Nile Virus has returned to the Fort Sill community. On Aug. 13 the Preventive Medicine department at Reynolds Army Community Hospital reported positive counts for mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus were discovered in four of the six traps placed around post. This report was released the same week a teenage girl in Oklahoma County, near Oklahoma City, tested positive for the West Nile virus. Many people in the Fort Sill community are concerned about becoming infected with the virus.

  • Director of Army Safety visits USAARL

    Aug 22, 2013

    John Ramiccio, right, chief, Flight Systems Branch, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, briefs Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center during a demonstration of the Tactile Situation Awareness System. During his visit to USAARL, Edens flew in a NUH-60FS simulator and experienced first-hand the capabilities of the TSAS, a one-of-a-kind system developed to enhance a pilot's situational awareness and to prevent spatial disorientation while flying. Individuals who fly with the TSAS are outfitted with vests that contain tactile simulators or tractors that help maintain pilot awareness of drift and altitude through non-visual means. Edens was also briefed on the laboratory's sensory and injury prevention research. USAARL's research, development, tests and evaluations aims to protect and sustain the performance of aviators and Soldiers in the operational environment.

  • German recognized for heroism at autobahn crash

    Aug 22, 2013

    A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj's face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley. Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the Germany army, rescued them from a severe car wreck -- a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj's own daughters. For Lukaj and Colton, the reunion on a sunny day in the park helped both find closure on a traumatic experience.

  • First Team brothers-in-arms provide medical outreach in Nigeria

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Col. (Dr.) Niel Johnson, a Family medicine physician and command surgeon, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, could have spent his yearly vacation performing with his barbershop quartet group this winter at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Instead, he chose to join Capt. Tolulope Adeyemi, a medical logistics officer and deputy surgeon, 1st TSC, on a summer trip to Nigeria in West Africa to provide free medical care for the people in Adeyemi's village of Ode-Remo and Zion Pepe community in the Ondo State of Nigeria.

  • Small business IT contract saves millions

    Aug 22, 2013

    A triage-like approach to executing a contract for information technology support services at the San Antonio Military Medical Center is meeting the customer's critical needs while reducing costs by almost a third.

  • Families bring awareness about 'invisible' illness

    Aug 21, 2013

  • From the rifle to the mic, drill team musician gives back to wounded warriors

    Aug 21, 2013

    United States Army Drill Team member Staff Sgt. Nathan Fair has dealt with his deployment stress and losing his battle buddies through music.

  • Army Wellness Center director prepares for facility's grand opening

    Aug 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The desks are in place, the electricity is turned on and new equipment has been arriving every week. The Army Wellness Center Fort Drum is almost ready to open its doors, and Chris Ramie is eager to begin educating the community about preventative care and improving health.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • Soldier's doctorate combines Army profession, mentorship

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A First Army Division East officer has earned a new title: Doctor. Maj. Juanita Catchings, deputy director of the First Army Division East Surgeon's Office, received her Doctor of Management degree recently from the University of Phoenix. She now has the right to add the initials "DM" to her signature.

  • Medical Care Goes Mobile

    Aug 20, 2013

    On April 18, ZOLL Medical Corporation made the public announcement that it was entering into an agreement with Reflectance Medical, Inc., in an initiative to develop and market a ruggedized version of the Mobile CareGuide 3100.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

  • 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.