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  • USAMITC Passes the DAIG Inspection

    Mar 30, 2012

  • Fort Bragg holds Women's History Month observance

    Mar 30, 2012

    Col. Vinette E. Gordon, deputy commander for nursing and patient services, Womack Army Medical Center, was the guest speaker at Fort Bragg's Women's History Month observance, March 22, in Weaver Auditorium. Gordon's message to the audience was women have made significant contributions to our nation, some quietly and some boldly - she challenged listeners to find their courageous vision and to carry on the work of the women who came before them.

  • The Noise Immune Stethoscope

    Mar 30, 2012

    In collaboration with Active Signal Technologies, a Small Business Innovation Research partner, the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory developed a stethoscope in 2007 that can be used to listen to heart and lung sounds in high-noise environments such as medical evacuation vehicles.

  • Tripler's fallen warrior receives Hawaii Medal of Honor

    Mar 30, 2012

    Twenty-four service members who deployed from Hawaii, who died in 2011 in Iraq or Afghanistan, were honored with a Hawaii Medal of Honor at the State Capital during a ceremony, March 28, 2012.

  • Fort Bragg offers tai chi class to injured, wounded warriors to aid recovery

    Mar 30, 2012

    The group that meets for tai chi twice weekly at Towle Courts Fitness Center, at Fort Bragg, N.C., is comprised of wounded warriors, foreign liaison officers and those merely interested in the ancient Chinese art form.

  • Army Spring Summer Safety Campaign Underway

    Mar 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • PRMC joins community to help foster successful postsecondary transition for wounded warriors

    Mar 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members from the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center joined wounded warriors and private sector subject matter experts at a think tank hosted by the Pacific Alliance and the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, March 23, here.

  • TAMC family writes book to cope with loss of pet

    Mar 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- During the 2012 Tripler Army Medical Center Prayer Breakfast in February, Chaplain (Col.) Mike Tarvin, command chaplain, Army Medicine, spoke about qualities that make individuals "winning warriors."

  • Working out the bugs

    Mar 29, 2012

    Research teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command have helped to develop the Arthropod Vector Rapid Diagnostic Device, which can identify if an arthropod is infected with a pathogen that may cause severe disease in humans.

  • Army Team for Third Annual Warrior Games Announced

    Mar 29, 2012

    Alexandria, VA -- The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the third annual Warrior Games today. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated April 30 -- May 5, Colorado Springs, Colo. Warrior Games are hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

  • Pride of Ownership in Personal Safety

    Mar 29, 2012

    As the spring and summer seasons approach, the likelihood a Soldier will become an accident statistic increases. To counter that trend, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is asking service members to take pride of ownership in their personal safety.

  • For medical fund-raising, Picatinny specialist more than walks the talk

    Mar 29, 2012

    Marc Ivry doesn't just walk the talk when it comes to supporting medical research. He climbs 66 flights of stairs. For the second year, Ivry entered the "Climb to the Top" event in which participants climb 66 flights to the 69th floor of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

  • Army announces team for third annual Warrior Games

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the third annual Warrior Games, March 29, 2012.

  • Smartphone application benefits wounded warriors

    Mar 29, 2012

    A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource guide.

  • Soldier's canine pal inspires blood drive

    Mar 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Every dog has its day, and Holly-Eva's was the day she miraculously recovered from surgery complications that left her with a 10 percent chance of survival. 1st Sgt. Clark Kuhling, her master, had frantically searched for the human plasma Holly-Eva's veterinarian said she needed to live, but regulations concerned with the scarcity of human blood made it impossible.

  • Respect the Heat

    Mar 28, 2012

    Outdoor activities are one way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer, but Soldiers and Family members should be mindful that high temperatures pose a significant risk for heat injury.

  • "Knotty" or Nice?

    Mar 28, 2012

    Have you ever heard someone threaten to jerk a knot in your head and wondered what that would look like? One Soldier who had too many under her belt and skipped wearing her seat belt found out the hard way.

  • Ride Fun, Ride Safe!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Summer is coming and with it the kind of weather that draws riders to the road. If you're a dedicated rider or thinking about taking up the sport, the Army can help you ride safely.

  • Watch Your Step!

    Mar 28, 2012

    A number of Soldiers have been killed or seriously injured in pedestrian-related accidents during recent years, and one goal of this year's Army Safe Spring/Summer campaign is to heighten awareness of unsafe behaviors and the hazards of distracted walking.

  • Play by the Rules!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Playing hard can be fun and rewarding, but indiscipline and too much enthusiasm can take a Soldier out of duty status or put Family members in a world of hurt.

  • Home Sweet Safe Home

    Mar 28, 2012

    Just because you made it safely through the day at work doesn't mean you can forget safety when you get home.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital MOVES towards a new healthy lifestyle

    Mar 27, 2012

    As our nation struggles with the obesity epidemic Keller Army Community Hospital registered dietitian Capt. Bridget Owens is committed to ensuring that Soldiers are properly educated on basic nutritional guidelines by using the Army MOVE! program.

  • Painless prescription options are still available

    Mar 27, 2012

    In June 2011, Walgreen Co., one of the largest commercial pharmacy corporations in the United States, chose not to renew a contract with Express Scripts, Inc., the administrator of the Tricare pharmacy benefit. The change went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, forcing many beneficiaries who got their prescriptions filled at the chain pharmacy to transfer prescriptions to other participating network pharmacies or to CRDAMC's Main Pharmacy, Lt. Col. Gwendolyn Thompson, chief of the CRDAMC pharmacy department, said.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Keller's $28.5 million construction project

    Mar 27, 2012

    Leaders from West Point and Army Medical Command gathered for a ground breaking ceremony, to officially commence construction additions to--and renovations of--Keller Army Community Hospital Clinic, March 15.

  • A pinch of SALT could save a life

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program is looking to help save lives through education and technology as it hosts the Save A Life Tour during Alcohol Awareness Month at the Post Theater, April 16-18, 2012.

  • Army partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Mar 26, 2012

    Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies, April 28, 2012, in support of the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Army senior leaders visit Lewis-McChord, reaffirm support

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Army's second highest-ranking officer arrived with a group of Army senior staff members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 23, 2012, to ensure its leaders had every available resource at its disposal.

  • Wheelchairs level playing field for wounded warriors

    Mar 26, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Basketball is a competitive sport, a sport where someone always has an edge. Maybe it's the guy who towers above the rest at 6-foot 5, or the short, lightning-quick guard who slices through opponents, nutmegging and no-look passing. But what if you take the height and fancy footwork out of the game? The Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe has done just that with an innovative way to level the playing field -- by adding wheels.

  • Positive perspective: Visiting veteran champions care for wounded warriors

    Mar 26, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- Dr. Rory Cooper, a man with more accomplishments than many presidents, has spent his distinguished career in the service of wounded warriors. A retired veteran, professor and chair at University of Pittsburg, senior researcher of rehabilitative science and author, Cooper has played an extensive role in revolutionizing wheelchair and prosthetic technology and making this technology easily available to veterans and VA hospitals. Cooper visited Grafenwoehr March 9 to discuss this improved technology as wells as his larger goal of enhancing the lives of injured soldiers through sports, medical care and personal development.

  • Army Leaders Visit Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 26, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord welcomed General Lloyd Austin, and other leaders to observe the post, and discuss topics of concern with JBLM leaders.

  • Soldier awarded Purple Heart, remains strong after IED attack

    Mar 26, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David L. Weeks, commander of 411th Engineer Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Krom traveled to Germany and presented the Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Stephen Gilmore at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Mar. 21, 2012. Gilmore was wounded when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device less than two weeks prior in Afghanistan.

  • Sharana medics open new MTBI recovery center

    Mar 26, 2012

    The Department of Defense estimates that 22 percent of all combat casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom are brain injuries. Of those, the majority are mild traumatic brain injuries. Victims of MTBIs don

  • As serious as it gets: Crunch time for 2-2 Inf. Div. medics as they train one last time before headi

    Mar 26, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- As Spc. Michael Gonzales tried to calm a dummy lying motionless on the ground, asking it questions and receiving no answers, he set the stage for a scene that might amuse the outsider. But there's nothing funny about saving a Soldier in combat, whether it's training or real life.

  • U.S., Gabonese medical teams unite

    Mar 25, 2012

    While working together during U.S. Army Africa-hosted Medical Accord Central 12 exercise March 5-16, 2012, U.S. and Gabonese military physicians were allowed the unique opportunity to learn and grow together, and through this process realized just how much they have in common.

  • Lessons from MEDREACH 11 strengthen U.S, Malawi partnership year later

    Mar 25, 2012

    MEDREACH 11, a U.S. Army Africa-sponsored exercise, took place at the Kumuzu Barracks in Malawi, May 2011. The exercise focused on increasing the combined readiness of medical forces to respond to humanitarian emergencies.

  • Systems program transfer at Craig Joint-Theater Hospital transparent to providers

    Mar 25, 2012

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Members of Task Force MED-Afghanistan, Task Force MED-East, and contractors from the Theater Medical Information Program -- Air Force, completed the transition of Craig JointTheater Hospital from the Army program Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care system to TMIP-AF, March 15.

  • AMEDD Civilian Corps Anniversary 26 March 2012

    Mar 23, 2012

  • Army Public Health: Empowering the Army to Achieve Optimal Health

    Mar 23, 2012

    There are 525,600 minutes in a year. In those minutes, we work, play, socialize, sleep and conduct all of the activities that make up our lives. The average Soldier or family member also spends 100 of those minutes with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider.

  • Realistic training at Fort Bragg produces positive results

    Mar 23, 2012

    Servicemembers train to hone their skills both on and off the battlefield throughout the year, testing their abilities to perform in different environments with various stressors. On March 14, Soldiers from the 28th Combat Support Hospital participated in a mass casualty training exercise at Fort Bragg.

  • Tripler, USAG-HI, community join forces to offer car seat safety check

    Mar 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thirty-three of the youngest members of the military ohana on Oahu are riding a little bit more safely after their parents had their car seats checked out, here, March 17.

  • Army senior leadership visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 23, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.- The U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff visited JBLM, Friday. General Lloyd Austin III and other Army leaders came to see firsthand the systems and processes that support Soldiers before deployment and upon their return.

  • Injured veterans 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Mar 22, 2012

    Lt. Col. Kimberley Norris-Jones had given up. She was exhausted after crossing a three-mile bridge on a recumbent tricycle, and was met on the other side of the bridge by harsh winds. Designed to offset physical disabilities, recumbent vehicles allow riders to pedal from a seated position.

  • Soldiers need to report contact with rabid animals

    Mar 22, 2012

    Soldiers preparing for deployment have many things to be aware of, but there is one potential danger many may not have considered -- the danger of rabies.

  • Wounded Warriors transition to new jobs

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Wounded warriors often have a difficult time transitioning from military to civilian life. One of the most difficult aspects of that transition is finding a job that they can do and will support them and their families. When they have been wounded or injured serving their country, they find that their lives are now different.

  • Specialized military medical unit shines at Korean exercises

    Mar 22, 2012

    DAEGU, Korea -- The 9th Area Medical Laboratory participated in two Republic of Korea-U.S. combined exercises here Feb. 27 through March 16 that showcased the unit's abilities to collect, analyze, interpret and communicate biological and chemical hazards on the battlefield. The 9th AML from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., played critical roles in Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, supporting both the Force Health Protection and Weapons of Mass Destruction elimination missions for U.S. Forces Korea during back-to-back exercises here.

  • Army focus on post-traumatic stress disorder shifts toward prevention

    Mar 22, 2012

    It's not enough to simply treat post-traumatic stress disorder any longer. The Army recognizes the importance of preventing it from happening in the first place.

  • DOD, VA partnership key in treating brain trauma

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury, representatives of both departments said March 19, 2012, during a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field.

  • Bridging the Gap: TATRC's technology transfer program speeds medical innovations to service members

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's technology transfer program may serve as a Department of Defense model for speeding viable medical innovations to the aid of our service members.

  • On target: Archers aim for spot on Army Warrior Games team

    Mar 21, 2012

    More than 12 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Army veterans traveled to Sumter, S.C., to train and compete for a place on the Army Warrior Games archery team March 12-16, 2012.

  • GLWACH welcomes new top NCO

    Mar 21, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Brooks relinquished responsibility of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital to Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha Gavia during a ceremony at John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex Friday.

  • Dog-gone good medicine: Four-legged volunteers lend a helping paw

    Mar 21, 2012

    Each month, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital receives two special visitors. Both visitors would rather lift spirits than play fetch -- Paisley, a Great Dane and Lela, a Labrador retriever, are Red Cross therapy dogs.

  • 100 percent fitness, wellness tests for new Fort Bliss Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2012

    Since January, every Soldier who in-processes at Fort Bliss must complete a full Comprehensive Soldier Fitness evaluation, with a physical fitness assessment and body composition test, at the Wellness Fusion Campus located near the corner of Cassidy Rd. and Jeb Stuart Rd.

  • Brain injuries don't end with Afghan drawdown

    Mar 21, 2012

    Even with the eventual drawdown in Afghanistan, traumatic brain injury will continue to be a problem for the Army.

  • Resiliency app nears 20,000 downloads

    Mar 21, 2012

    The CSF Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book has been download almost 20,000 times to either an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

  • Woman rescued by donated blood vows to save others

    Mar 21, 2012

    Recently, Beverly Wilkerson donated blood for the first time to the Armed Services Blood Program. For her, it was a long, life-changing road to the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center. But that didn't stop this administrative assistant at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital adjutant's office from vowing to help save lives, as she had once been saved.

  • Vicenza marks Traumatic Brain Injury Month

    Mar 21, 2012

    Officials at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza set up a display with important information that details the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

  • Why is MEDPROS important?

    Mar 21, 2012

    Why is MEDPROS important? Many Soldiers assigned to SWCS have probably heard this question throughout the hallways and training areas across Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall. While many may associate the term with white noise and PowerPoint slides, I'm here to ensure you that MEDPROS -- formally known as the Medical Protection System -- is subject to significant command emphasis across the military because it helps us ensure that our most vital weapons are in top condition: our Soldiers.

  • CERDEC directorate reorganizes its workforce to better emphasize integrated capabilities solutions

    Mar 20, 2012

    The CERDEC Command and Control Directorate, or C2D, has changed its name to Command, Power and Integration -- CP&I -- and has restructured its branches to better emphasize its core competencies and to ensure that these competencies are not split across divisions. The new organization name directly reflects the mission of the organization, which is to innovate and implement solutions in the specific core competencies of Mission Command Capabilities, Mission Command Computing Platforms, Power and Energy, and C4ISR Platform Prototyping & Integration.

  • Soldiers recovering from traumatic brain injury test combat skills

    Mar 20, 2012

    Soldiers recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury had the chance to see if they were ready to get "back to the fight" during simulated combat skills training held March 9, 2012, at the Warrior Skills Training Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • World Class Athlete Program athlete claims U.S. National Skeleton Championship title

    Mar 19, 2012

    Army World Class Athlete Program member Spc. Megan Henry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, won the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship in the women's category at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, March 4, 2012.

  • Army Now - The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK

    Mar 19, 2012

    The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK, discusses improvements to the first aid kit and how soon Soldiers will see the new kit.

  • Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

    Mar 19, 2012

    Pet over population is a sad reality in the U.S. Military families on the move should think carefully before taking in an animal to avoid contributing to this problem.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Mar 16, 2012

    Homes for Our Troops presented the keys to the 109th home built for a seriously-injured service member since the organization began building homes in 2004, to Staff Sgt. Millican, Georgia National Guard.

  • Army works to improve women's health

    Mar 16, 2012

    With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women, more women than ever before will be serving along the front lines, often in small, isolated locations, without access to running water or many hygiene products.

  • Tripler's pain physicians help geriatric patients relieve compressed lumbars

    Mar 16, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii " The Department of Integrative Pain Management, here, completed the first minimally invasive lumbar decompression in Hawaii, Jan. 20.

  • Tripler's Dept. of Social Work enhance well-being of beneficiaries

    Mar 16, 2012

    HONOLULU " The Department of Social Work, or DSW, at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, provides comprehensive social work services to all Pacific Regional Medical Command beneficiaries.

  • Commando Brigade medics train with simulated casualties

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM N.Y. -- Medics assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently participated in aircraft casualty load and unload procedure training at the flight line on Fort Drum.

  • Fort Drum veteran honored at dinner with VIPs for taking care of wounded warrior

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For service members, sometimes just being known as a loyal friend in the military community can lead to the most unexpected and extravagant of recognitions.

  • USAMRMC Team Celebrates Success of Adenovirus Vaccine

    Mar 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command celebrated the licensure and fielding of the Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine with a recognition ceremony held at Fort Detrick, Md., March 12.

  • Wounded warriors compete at Fort Meade

    Mar 15, 2012

    Nearly 50 Soldiers and veterans traveled to Fort Meade to compete for a spot on the Army team at the 2012 Warrior Games. The camp opened March 8 and continued daily until the closing ceremony Monday afternoon.

  • Registration for the 2012 GEMS program is officially opened!

    Mar 15, 2012

    Registration for the 2012 Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program is officially opened.

  • Clinic specializes in Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Mar 15, 2012

    The Victory Care Clinic formally opened its doors to patients Monday with a ribbon cutting at Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

  • New Fort Sill dental clinic opens

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Army's newest dental clinic opened with a ribbon cutting March 9 at Fort Sill. The Col. James J. Weeks Dental Clinic features 22 dental treatment rooms, its staff can perform all dental specialties, and patients will be assigned to a dental team and have their own dentist--all in an environmentally friendly building.

  • NFL great meets Sill Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Unit received a special visitor March 9 when Herschel Walker came to visit.

  • Secretary of the Army sees 'science behind the Soldier'

    Mar 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh got a look at what Soldiers wear, eat and carry during a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2012.

  • Bavarian dental, medical teams recognized for contributions

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 10 medical and dental units from Bavaria earned awards for contributions by its personnel to the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Bavaria Medical Department Activity, Warrior Transition Units in Vilseck and Schweinfurt, health clinics Hohenfels, Illesheim, Schweinfurt and Vilseck, and dental clinics in Ansbach, Katterbach and Vilseck, made enough of a contribution to be recognized at the U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command Europe Region annual awards ceremony for the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas here March 13.

  • New kiosks at clinics enhance patient access

    Mar 14, 2012

    TRICARE kiosks at health clinics in Bamberg, Hohenfels, Illesheim, Katterbach and Schweinfurt, Grafenwoehr and here are expected to give patients a more convenient way of scheduling medical appointments.

  • Health Clinic educates and pampers women

    Mar 14, 2012

    Most people know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. It affects one out every eight women. They may also know that regular mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths by more than 30 percent. Yet nearly one-third of all eligible women do not get screenings.

  • USAMITC Selects Employee of the Year for 2011

    Mar 14, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) recently selected their Employee of the Year for 2011. Joe Tolentino, a Project Manager in USAMITC's Sustainment Division, was awarded this year's honor recipient. Tolentino was also selected as Employee of the Quarter for October through December; a prelude to him being selected as Employee of the Year.

  • How to make your PCS move go smoothly

    Mar 14, 2012

    Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months. These shipments compete with private sector moves creating a phenomenon in the transportation industry called the "peak moving season."

  • Warrior Transition Command recognizes women's education, empowerment

    Mar 14, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Stefanie Mason suffered nine fractures to her head and traumatic brain injury as a result of a vehicle crash while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2010. Now she's competing for gold at the Warrior Games.

  • Darnall Nutrition Services patient embraces healthy eating plan; foregoes Lap Band surgery

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, TX -- We've all heard the late-night infomercial adds promoting miracle weight loss options guaranteeing you can lose 50 percent or more of excess weight in the first year, or live the life you want for as little as $8 a day. Think these promises are too good to be true? So do the dietitians at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center who warn there is no quick fix for losing weight. There is no 'magic pill', nor is surgery a simple solution.

  • Darnall dietitians offer top tips to help lose weight

    Mar 13, 2012

    Obesity is the second leading preventable cause of death in the US, with an estimated 112,000 Americans dying each year from obesity-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Nutrition Services staff has many programs in place to help beneficiaries with their weight loss struggles. Eating less and moving more are the keys to losing weight. Making small changes in your eating habits can definitely help you get to a better weight, according to Darnall dietitians, and they offer several tips and techniques to help.

  • Army volleyball players on road to Warrior Games

    Mar 13, 2012

    The final game for Soldiers vying for a spot on the Army sitting volleyball team was played at Fort Meade, Md., on the last day of a five-day clinic, held March 9-12, 2012.

  • Medical career-minded students visit 62nd Medical Bde.

    Mar 13, 2012

    Fourteen students from Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 9 to learn about careers in the medical field offered through the U.S. Army.

  • Natick division tests Soldier performance

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is trying to find better ways to measure Soldier performance than the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Medical Accord Central 12 helps build partnerships in Gabon

    Mar 12, 2012

    U.S. and Gabonese forces along with regional partners are training together during Medical Accord Central 12, March 5-16, 2012.

  • More than 280 service members offered third opinion on psych evals

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Army will offer 285 service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., a chance to have their mental health diagnoses re-evaluated -- a second time.

  • Army Under Secretary visits UT campus, tours research facilities

    Mar 12, 2012

    Army Under Secretary visits UT campus, tours research facilities

  • 'Vanguard' medic determined to serve

    Mar 9, 2012

    Sergeant Francis I. Fonseca said if you don't have determination you won't make it in the Army.

  • Raider spouse loses 140 pounds to become 'IronMom'

    Mar 9, 2012

    Jillian O'Malley is the image of an athlete. Trim and fit, devoted Army wife and mother of two, she is a seasoned triathlete and veteran of the Ironman Triathlon, a grueling race which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. She's a fixture at the swimming pool in Newman Gym, and runs on the track regularly. Yet just a few short years ago, Jillian could not run a single mile.

  • Shipping dangerous material, keeping people safe

    Mar 9, 2012

    A course on transporting biomedical materials might not be high on the list of required courses for everyone, but it was for more than 5,500 Department of Defense medical personnel around the world who have taken this class.

  • Fort Bragg addresses wounded warriors' concerns at town hall meeting

    Mar 9, 2012

    A panel of subject matter experts held a press conference March 9, 2012, to provide an update of the steps Fort Bragg, N.C., and Womack Army Medical Center have taken to address wounded warrior care.

  • Patient Caring Touch System at Fort Bragg assures patients receive quality care

    Mar 9, 2012

  • Marksmanship Unit adding wounded-warrior sections

    Mar 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is expanding with creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty.

  • Streamlined health benefit process partners First Army with VA

    Mar 8, 2012

    As Reserve and National Guard troops return from overseas deployments, Soldiers now register for their medical benefits via an online partnership established between First Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Eligibility Center.

  • Learn how to bounce back in resiliency training

    Mar 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Everyone deals with stress at some point, whether it is the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, serious illness or other traumatic event.

  • Students promote breast cancer awareness at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- A breast cancer awareness display stood in the Oceanside lobby, here, Feb. 21-24.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center's 68W sustainment program brings real combat experience to students

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The Department of Health Education and Training, here, completed another iteration of their 68W Sustainment Program, Feb. 28.

  • Support group for spouses deals with post-combat stress

    Mar 8, 2012

    A new, four-week support group helps spouses cope with the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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