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  • New rehab handbook to assist Warrior Transition leaders

    Nov 21, 2011

    A new handbook was hot off the presses Nov. 17, 2011, for leaders of the warrior care and transition program.

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Medical Simulation Center in Hawaii recently achieved the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

  • WTB at Schofield Barracks celebrates Warrior Care Month

    Nov 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and leaders from the Warrior Transition Battalion came together, Nov. 10, to celebrate Warrior Care Month, here.

  • Fort Campbell officially opens WTB barracks

    Nov 18, 2011

    Fort Campbell ushered in a new level of care for wounded warriors Tuesday as the community gathered for the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex's ribbon cutting ceremony. The completed facility, which houses barracks, headquarters buildings for the battalion as well as two companies and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, is designed to help wounded Soldiers with resources and medical care as they make the decision to continue active duty service or enter into civilian life. The 15,000-square-foot SFAC opened in July 2010, and is located across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • Army expanding successful embedded behavioral health program

    Nov 17, 2011

    The Army is expanding a stress reduction program for Soldiers and families piloted at Fort Carson, Colo., that embeds behavioral health providers in units to seven additional installations in fiscal year 2012.

  • Soldiers able to transition, heal through WTU internships

    Nov 16, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Because many Soldiers fighting in today's wars were once high school seniors who swapped graduation gowns for battle dress uniforms, professional warriors who are wounded in the line of duty often lose the only livelihood they have ever known. In addition to wrestling with redefining their careers, some of these Soldiers also face a depressed economy and uncertain future.

  • Rangers earn Best Medic title

    Nov 16, 2011

    Medics with 75th Ranger Regiment win Best Medic title

  • Adaptive sports training aims to impact wounded warriors, community members

    Nov 15, 2011

    Instructors from the United States Olympic Committee's Paralympic Military Program led an adaptive sports clinic at the Kleber Gym and Fitness Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Nov. 7-10, 2011, for Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers, cadre, and Army Morale Welfare and Recreation staff.

  • Behavioral Healthcare benefits affect Soldiers' quality of life

    Nov 14, 2011

    This article discusses the quality and availability of military behavioral healthcare compared to civilian behavioral healthcare. There are many benefits to being a Soldier when comparing military and civilian career options, one being free health care (part 1 of a 3-part series). The rigors of combat and deployments can cause a lot more stress than what the average civilian faces, and creates an increased need for behavioral healthcare among the military population. Worrying about paying for behavioral healthcare is a stressor Soldiers and their families don't need.

  • Soldiers compete for Army's best medic title

    Nov 10, 2011

    Sixty-two Soldiers from across the Army competed in a grueling 72-hour two-Soldier team competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Nov. 4-6, 2011, to earn the title of best medic.

  • Arctic paratroopers save lives in the tropics

    Nov 10, 2011

    The 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, recently spent two weeks in Miami training at the Army Trauma Training Center.

  • Leaders cut ribbon on Fort Carson WTB barracks

    Nov 10, 2011

    Fort Carson officials cut the ribbon on the $28 million Warrior Transition Battalion barracks Monday.

  • MEDCOM increasing hiring of disabled employees

    Nov 10, 2011

    As Army Medicine continues to seek highly qualified talent to join its civilian work force, a new member of the Army Medical Command team is promoting employment opportunities for people with targeted disabilities.

  • Leaders share views on combat stress

    Nov 10, 2011

    During deployment, service members can undergo a massive amount of stress. The military deploys combat stress teams and behavioral health professionals with military units to help these Soldiers work through the emotional problems they face and keep them in the fight.

  • Commentary: Re-naming of Bethesda hospital conjures memories

    Nov 10, 2011

    Nearly 71 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone on the tower in Bethesda, the ribbon-cutting on the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center brought back memories.

  • Great American Smokeout: Stay away from tobacco for a day

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Great American Smokeout challenges people to lead healthier lives by quitting smoking. Every year on the third Thursday in November, smokers are encouraged to earmark this date and make a plan to quit smoking.

  • Dave Roever delivers message of hope to Soldiers, civilians at Camp Zama

    Nov 8, 2011

    An Army resiliency coach and Vietnam War veteran spoke to community members at Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 2, 2011, in hopes of imparting to them a message of hope, inner strength, and facing life's challenges head on.

  • Mild traumatic brain injury experts address athletic trainers

    Nov 7, 2011

    Whether it's a Kevlar or a helmet, a battle field or playing field, Soldiers and athletes try to avoid concussions, but they can be a reality for both populations.

  • Darnall medics prove themselves at Air Assault School

    Nov 4, 2011

    Six Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center medics overcame two weeks of mental and physical challenges to earn the coveted Air Assault wings in a ceremony here Oct. 28.

  • Fort Campbell names new clinics for fallen Soldiers

    Nov 4, 2011

    Surnames -- we all have them -- some more than one. But, behind every surname is a story, however, few have the story of Adkins and Byrd at Fort Campbell -- two names that will be forever attached to the newly dedicated dental and medical clinics just inside Gate 10.

  • Wireless Vital Sign Monitor Approval Enters Final Phase

    Nov 3, 2011

    Combat medics could soon have a new vital signs monitor device added to their first aid kits to help them accurately evaluate and track the condition of wounded warriors from the point of injury on the battlefield and throughout the medical evacuation process to an emergency room. The FDA-approved Wireless Vital Signs Monitor (WVSM), designed by a partnership of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, and Athena GTX, began the final phase of approval in September with clinical trials at the Memorial Herman-Texas Medical Center emergency department and on the Life Flight air critical care medical transport service, both located in Houston, Texas.

  • Darnall's Retiree Health Fair never grows old for area retirees

    Nov 3, 2011

    More than 800 retirees from the greater Fort Hood area attended Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's annual Military Retiree Health Fair at Thomas Moore Health Clinic, Oct. 29.

  • MEB, PEB processes aided by Counsel

    Nov 3, 2011

  • Senior Leaders' Training Course focused on Regional priorities, Soldier Services

    Nov 1, 2011

    Last month, commanders and their senior enlisted advisors from the 11 Military Treatment Facilities in the Western Regional Medical Command, to include several general officers, came together in Fairbanks, Alaska for a week-long Senior Leaders' Training Course (SLTC) that focused on the Region's medical readiness priorities and strategies for the way ahead.

  • USAMRMC protects Soldiers against unseen enemy

    Oct 31, 2011

    USAMRMC announced that the new adenovirus vaccine was shipped to basic training sites Oct. 18, 2011.

  • Pink Heals Tour makes first appearance at Fort Hood

    Oct 31, 2011

    The Pink Heals fire truck tour made its first appearance at Fort Hood, Texas, when it was welcomed by cheers and tears at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Oct 25. Over 500 people came out to honor the survivors, victims and families of those who have fought breast cancer.

  • Be good to your diabetic feet

    Oct 31, 2011

    Diabetes sufferers may have many negative health effects, and foot problems are among the issues that affect this population. Conditions like nerve damage (also called neuropathy), skin changes, calluses, foot ulcers and poor circulation can lead to a host of other health complications and even result in amputation of the leg or foot. Ensuring proper foot health is essential in effectively managing diabetes.

  • Deskside Snacking: Eating well in the workplace

    Oct 31, 2011

    It's been a long day at the office. Visions of the vending machine flash through your mind. Caffeine and sugar are calling your name -- STOP!

  • Live healthier through humor

    Oct 31, 2011

    Most have heard the saying, "Laughter is the best medicine." Many times medicines can improve our illness, but addressing the whole person calls for something more. There is an increasing interest in studying how humor and laughter can lead to increased health and better immune function.

  • Developing your spider sense

    Oct 31, 2011

    For some, autumn triggers a sort of spider sense. The hair on the back of the neck rises in response to sightings of brazen spiders in the middle of a room, or the sensation of something crawling on your skin. Ultimately, this can conjure the belief that spiders have invaded dwellings and infested belongings. Contributing to the anxiety can be the knowledge of potentially dangerous species known to occur not just in the 20-state area supported by U.S. Army Public Health Command Region--West, but all over the country.

  • Airborne medical unit cases it guidon for deployment

    Oct 31, 2011

    The leaders of the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) cased the unit guidon during a ceremony at the Miesau Fitness Center October 28, as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November.

  • Army Observes Warrior Care Month in November

    Oct 31, 2011

    In November, the Army will observe Warrior Care Month. The theme is "Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit: Unlocking Unlimited Potential". "Taking care of Soldiers is something we do every day, said Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Commander, Warrior Transition Command. "Observing Warrior Care Month allows us to highlight the significance of keeping Soldiers healthy and safe and taking care of them when they become wounded, ill or injured. At the Warrior Transition Command we are in the business of caring for the Army's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers from the Active, Guard and Reserve.

  • Army flight medic sets example at Red Ribbon Run

    Oct 28, 2011

    Snapping the Red Ribbon Run finish line, Sgt. Joseph Campbell honored a personal commitment to his family and his community -- leading a healthy, drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Campbell, 32, a flight medic with the Landstuhl-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, missed U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Red Ribbon Run last year when his unit was deployed to southern Afghanistan. He was among 3,525 people who attended the Oct. 22 event at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, including more than 1,060 runners, 900 walkers and dozens of dogs.

  • Fort Bragg rededicates health and dental clinic to war hero

    Oct 28, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Lawrence Joel Health and Dental Clinic opened its doors Friday for a rededication ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence Joel of 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Joel, a medic, was awarded the Silver Star and Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in South Vietnam aiding his fellow Soldiers during an ambush by a Viet Kong battalion.

  • Darnall earns its highest patient satisfaction rating

    Oct 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center earned an overall patient satisfaction rating of 93.5 percent for September, its highest on record, according to the monthly Department of Defense and Army surgeon general's Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).

  • New Belvoir hospital cuts ribbon, celebrates project

    Oct 28, 2011

    After five years of complex interagency and interservice collaboration, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital officially cut the ribbon today to celebrate completion of one of the largest and most involved medical BRAC projects.

  • APHN: Don't shake your baby

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- You knew your baby would cry. But picture yourself up for the 10th night in a row with a crying, inconsolable infant. The baby isn't sick, wet, cold or hungry.

  • Army surgeons operate on Soldiers in field environment

    Oct 27, 2011

    The medical professionals of the 250th Forward Surgical Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., set up their surgical tents and perform real, scheduled operations in field settings.

  • New kiosks educate patients on breast cancer awareness topics

    Oct 26, 2011

    Two breast cancer awareness kiosks have taken their place at Madigan Army Medical Center in the main Pharmacy and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic. Those kiosks, dedicated to Nancy Dickson a breast cancer survivor, were placed there in Dickson's honor and to increase awareness about breast cancer for all of Madigan's patients.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion goes green with new hydrogen bus

    Oct 26, 2011

    From the outside, and, well, from the inside too, it looks like almost any other city bus-- with bright designs, individual passenger seats, and handicapped-accessible features. But the Warrior Transition Battalion's newest bus, to begin running shuttles this month, is remarkable in what makes it run-- an electric battery whose life is extended by a hydrogen fuel cell. In other words, the WTB is getting a lot more environmentally-friendly by using an alternatively-fueled bus, as part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency for the Hydrogen Demonstration Project.

  • Disabled Civilian, still able

    Oct 26, 2011

    In the fall of 2002, 17-year-old Jamie Allen didn't have a care in the world. The high school senior liked two things -- playing football and being outdoors. Life was great. However, in a split-second it all changed.

  • Rabies: Rare but fatal disease

    Oct 25, 2011

    Officials at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have been working aggressively to prevent additional cases of rabies in Army personnel following the death of a Soldier Aug. 31, 2011. The Soldier contracted the disease while deployed to Afghanistan. This death was the first documented case of rabies in the DOD since 1967.

  • Army recruiters excel in medical, special missions in 2011

    Oct 25, 2011

    Recruiting Command's Medical Recruiting Brigade achieved a record number of medical specialty missions in fiscal Year 2011.

  • Medical clinics in Mannheim officially inactivate

    Oct 24, 2011

    In the days after World War II until May 31, 2011, when the garrison closed, the U.S. Army Health and Dental Clinics of Mannheim provided a wide range of health care for service members, families, civilians and local nationals. While clinics were officially deactivated during a ceremony Friday at the Mannheim Sports Arena, leaders said just because military medical services are no longer available in the immediate area, community members remaining in Mannheim are not forgotten.

  • National Guard MEDEVAC team ready for action in Iraq

    Oct 23, 2011

    Every morning flight crews from the South Dakota and Montana Army National Guard, meticulously prepare their Black Hawk helicopters for a mission they hope they will never have to perform.

  • Army hospital fair offers Soldiers and Families the keys to early detection during Breast Cancer Awa

    Oct 21, 2011

    One in eight. According to the American Cancer Society, those are the odds of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.

  • Army deputy surgeon general, congressmen visit FOB Pasab

    Oct 20, 2011

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Brigade medical personnel with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, (Combined Task Force Spartan), hosted a congressional visit led by Tennessee Congressman Phil Roe and escorted by Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army deputy surgeon general, here Oct. 9.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team hosts first Best Medic Competition

    Oct 20, 2011

  • 32nd Medical Brigade selects entrants for All-Army Best Medic Competition

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Fourteen brigade Soldiers competed in the Expert Field Medical Competition from Oct. 4 to 6. Divided into two-man teams, the seven teams competed in various categories testing their physical, mental and leadership skills.

  • 68R Veterinary Food Inspection Specialists help protect service members, families

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Army Veterinary Food Inspection Specialists or Military Occupational Specialty 68 Romeos, approve all vendors and inspect all food purchased by the Defense Department.

  • Assessing brain injury: Virtual reality may hold answer

    Oct 18, 2011

    Participants at a national workshop on the biological assessment of brain dysfunction held in spring 2011 discussed recent advancements in neurocognitive testing, including the use of virtual reality.

  • Full-Spectrum Training Environment tests medical support, ground forces together

    Oct 17, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command is providing a realistic training environment for 30th Medical Command and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Soldiers taking part in a Full-Spectrum Training Environment rotation Oct. 3-24, 2011.

  • MEDCOM aims to apply 'Medical Home' model worldwide

    Oct 17, 2011

    The Army Medical Command is working to improve care by focusing on creating clinics based on small-group family practices.

  • KCA signs Army Community Covenant

    Oct 17, 2011

    Kansas chiropractors pledged their commitment to service members in a community covenant signing here Oct. 15 at the 100th anniversary celebration and fall convention of the Kansas Chiropractic Association.

  • Soldier ranks tops in All Army and Armed Forces golf

    Oct 17, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) officer finishes first overall in All Army golf trials and top for the Army women in the annual Armed Forces golf championships held this year at the Wildcat golf course on Fort Jackson, SC Sept. 28 - Oct. 1.

  • Medics become experts at the MCoE

    Oct 14, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence is a place of many graduations. From Initial Entry Training to Ranger School, Airborne qualification to Maneuver Captains Career Course, almost every day is graduation day at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Congressional Staff Breakfast at AUSA

    Oct 13, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, Army Surgeon General and U.S. Army Medical Command commander, and other Army senior leaders attended the 2011 Association of the United States Army Congressional Staff Breakfast Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This event presented an opportunity for Army senior leaders to educate congressional staff members on current Army programs and initiatives. The keynote speaker for the event was Secretary of the Army John McHugh. Immediately following the breakfast attendees were invited to tour the AUSA Exhibit Hall, a venue where many presentations of Army assets and their industry counter parts were on display.

  • Civilian EMS workers get a dose of Army medic life

    Oct 13, 2011

    Local New York civilian emergency medical services workers watched medics respond to and work through a mass casualty scenario at the Medical Simulation Training Center on Fort Drum, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2011

  • ACSIM ILW Panel

    Oct 13, 2011

  • MEDCOM Warrior's Corner Presentation

    Oct 13, 2011

  • Suicide prevention hotline now available in Europe

    Oct 12, 2011

    Installation Management Command Europe officials announced toll-free European access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Line on Oct. 5, 2011.

  • AUSA Our Leaders' challenge: Taking care of Soldiers and Families in an Era of Persistent Conflict

    Oct 12, 2011

    WASHTINGTON (Oct. 12, 2011)-- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli hosted a Family forum session Oct. 10, to educate and increase awareness among Soldiers and Army Family members of the unique challenges facing the force as we prepare to transition from a war time Army to a peace time Army. Discussion addressed Resetting the Army's Readiness, Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, Transitioning Soldiers to Civilians and Sustaining the Reserves and Army National Guard. Any member of the Army Family in attendance was able to ask questions that addressed issues Army Families are facing in light of the issues discussed in the forum. Members of the panel shown is this photo are Dr. Fernando O. Rivera, representing the Veterans Administration, Gen. Chiarelli, and Dr. Kathleen Chard, director of the PTSD and Anxiety Disorders Division at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

  • TRICARE investigates beneficiary data breach

    Oct 11, 2011

    The TRICARE Management Activity is reviewing its data protection policies and procedures in the wake of a data breach involving personal health information of an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital patients.

  • Army leaders cite acquisition improvements

    Oct 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army is making substantial progress with numerous ongoing efforts designed to improve the acquisition process, service leaders told reporters Oct. 10, 2011, at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Army wants more Soldiers back on deployable status

    Oct 11, 2011

    Decreasing the number of Soldiers who are medically unfit for deployment has become a major focus of the U.S. Army Medical Command and a topic of discussion at AUSA.

  • Culture of Trust Initiative: Actively Enhancing Trust at Fort Drum

    Oct 11, 2011

    The Culture of Trust initiative is moving forward at Fort Drum's two pilot sites - Fort Drum MEDDAC and DENTAC.

  • Intensive outpatient treatment program helps Soldiers with behavioral health, addiction

    Oct 10, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center officially opened its Intensive Outpatient Program Day Treatment Center for active-duty Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 30, 2011.

  • Runners 'pay it forward' to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2011

    The 27th annual Army Ten-Miler brought 30,000 registered runners, but more than that came out to support the nation's military, especially those in the Warrior Transition Command.

  • Belvoir Hospital delivers its 100th baby

    Oct 7, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital OB/GYN department delivered its 100th baby last week, one month after the opening of the new facility. FBCH had 108 deliveries total for September, making it one of the busiest months since last October.

  • West Point partners with VA for servicemember support

    Oct 6, 2011

    West Point Superintendent, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., looks on while Gerald Culliton, Director of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care Services, signs a Memorandum of Agreement on Oct. 5, establishing the first joint Individual Disability Evaluation System (IDES) in the country. The IDES program at the VA's Montrose Campus will have medical personnel from West Point and the Department of Veterans Affairs working together to streamline the process of servicemembers being medically evaluated as they leave the military.

  • Warriors in transition: Education, training program paying dividends

    Oct 6, 2011

    What does a Soldier do when he can no longer be a Soldier?

  • Serving Up Support For Military Families

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Richmond Fisher House is truly a "home away from home" for families of service members and veterans receiving care at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center. The kitchen is the heart of the facility as family members gather to talk about their loved ones, share information on programs and grab a bite to eat in between trips to the hospital. Most days, residents of the Fisher House must either rely on their own skills in the kitchen or get meals from local restaurants. But on a recent Saturday, Advanced Culinary Course students and instructors from the Joint Center of Culinary Excellence, Quartermaster School volunteered to prepare a brunch designed to nourish their bodies and spirits.

  • Herschel Walker shares personal adversity with Top Guns

    Oct 6, 2011

    Oftentimes people feel alone in life due to circumstances beyond their control and Soldiers are not exempt from feelings of isolation, depression and despair. The Army encourages Soldiers and their Families to seek proper medical help and attention when needed and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, offers assistance at all times, sometimes with the help from well-known celebrities.

  • Wellness Center assists servicemembers with fitness goals

    Oct 4, 2011

    For a few Soldiers, weight control is a constant struggle and can be challenging for someone who is trying to maintain military height and weight standards.

  • USARIEM Soldiers look at military history

    Oct 4, 2011

    As the saying goes, you can't tell where you're going until you know where you've been.

  • Army Surgeon General visits USAMITC

    Oct 3, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, recently visited the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) to get a first-hand look at the upcoming technologies that USAMITC is testing prior to implementation in Army Medicine. This also gave him a chance to see how many advances USAMITC has made and how many successes the command has counted since he first assumed the position of Surgeon General in 2008.

  • Think P.I.N.K. this October to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

    Sep 30, 2011

    October brings with it many great things--the start of autumn, beautiful foliage, football games, candy corn, pumpkin lattes at Starbucks … and a lot of pink. In October, we see pink ribbons, pink candies, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink sneakers. In recent years, we have even seen hot pink accents on our favorite NFL players.

  • Coping with deployment separation

    Sep 30, 2011

    Separation from a loved one who is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan can be an emotionally difficult time for all family members. The emotions can vary from low energy levels, feelings of sadness, anger, excitement, restlessness, tension, frustration, resentment and depression. Additionally, there are many challenges for military families to overcome during deployments. It is important to recognize and understand these challenges in order to effectively cope with the separation during deployment.

  • Women's Health: A Case for Preconception Care

    Sep 30, 2011

    Women's Health Month provides an opportunity for women to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices. Having a healthy lifestyle is important for women who plan to get pregnant and have a baby.

  • OT clinic helps people regain mobility

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2011) -- People fill their days with a variety of activities, both physical and mental, and when something disrupts their ability to enjoy those pursuits chances are good occupational therapy can help.

  • Behavioral health makes difference in Soldiers' lives

    Sep 29, 2011

    The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center behavioral health department and traumatic brain injury clinic offer comprehensive services for those with mild depressive issues to severe psychosis, and everything in between.

  • Third Army helps service members get their 'fur fix'

    Sep 28, 2011

    After the recent death of a Soldier from rabies, many commands are reminding deployed service members to stay away from stray animals on and off post.

  • Darnall behavioral health makes a difference in Soldiers' lives

    Sep 28, 2011

    --"We do make a difference in their lives," said Lt. Col Sharette Gray, chief of behavioral health at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, referring to the more than 600 patients a day coming to the various Behavioral Health treatment clinics.

  • Preserving the Army's most valuable resource--its people

    Sep 28, 2011

    FALL CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 28, 2011)--September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The Army however, promotes Suicide Prevention Awareness--not only in September--but throughout the year to enhance resiliency in our Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians and providing education and tools necessary to recognize and reduce the high risk behaviors related to suicides and accidental death. "Army Medicine has an integral role in keeping the Army strong," said Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army Surgeon General and US Army Medical Commander. "We do this by meeting the health needs of our Warriors and their Families from battlefield injuries and illness to preventive health."

  • This heart beats purple: Despite wounds, medic responds quickly to aid fellow Soldiers

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three people were injured after the Stryker in which Sgt. Castillo Sanchez was riding hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Sanchez, a medic, immediately began treating two of the wounded, and he was so concerned about taking care of the others it was not until later he realized he had received injuries himself.

  • New mobile-ready guide for medical recording released

    Sep 27, 2011

    A new interactive guide to aid deployed medics, nurses and commanders in recording medical information is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices, according to the Combined Arms Center-Training.

  • Early detection, regular check-ups key to fighting breast cancer

    Sep 26, 2011

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month For years women and men have united under a pink-ribboned campaign to fight breast cancer, but despite miles walked, yogurt tabs saved or monetary donations made approximately 40,000 people in the United States still die annually from breast cancer.

  • Madigan study strives to predict musculoskeletal injuries in Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2011

    Madigan researchers are currently testing the flexibility and coordination of 1,500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers as part of a study targeted at predicting musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Medics maintain skills during deployment

    Sep 23, 2011

    Continuing education is more than a concept for Soldiers with the 256th Combat Support Hospital serving at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Every week, they hold training exercises that simulate treating Soldiers in an emergency situation. The Army Reservists from Ohio take time to maintain, refresh and improve their medical skills so that they are prepared for the many possibilities that deployments bring.

  • Fort Bragg hosts first responders training on changes in drug culture

    Sep 23, 2011

    On Sept. 13, Army Community Service, in conjunction with Family Advocacy and Alcohol and Substance Abuse programs, hosted first responders training involving drug and substance abuse -- just in time for Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month in September. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the use and mental and physical effects of recreational and prescription drug abuse.

  • 911 dispatcher helps Fort Bragg Soldier deliver baby over the phone

    Sep 23, 2011

    On Friday, a Fort Bragg Soldier and his Family met the 911 dispatcher who coached the father via phone as his wife delivered their daughter in the bathroom of their home. Fort Bragg 911 emergency call dispatcher, Beth Bivins walked a frantic Spc. Nathan Perez, a paralegal with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 18th Fires Brigade, through the delivery of the new addition to the Perez Family.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations begin at hospital

    Sep 23, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital launched its 2011-2012 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign Sept. 20, administering vaccinations to medical staff and its beneficiaries.

  • Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital

    Sep 22, 2011

    Picture someone you trust. Now picture someone you trust at work. Are those trust levels the same? The opening exercise of the Culture of Trust training at Irwin Army Community Hospital helped civilian and military staff put into perspective how they view trust in the workplace.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier helps area vets through VA internship

    Sep 21, 2011

    Spc. Alfred Newman is one of the many Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood taking part in Operation Warfighter internships at Department of Defense organizations around the state.

  • Army Medicine Seeks To ID, Treat Soldiers Potentially Exposed to Rabies Virus

    Sep 21, 2011

    A Fort Drum, N.Y. Soldier, who recently returned from Afghanistan, died from rabies after contracting the disease from a feral dog while deployed. The Army has initiated an investigation to ensure that other service members who may have been exposed to rabies are identified and receive preventive treatment, if needed.

  • "Go for Green" makes nutritional choices easier

    Sep 19, 2011

    Soldier Fueling Campaign sets standardized menu options for dining facilities under Initial Military Training.

  • "Project Healing Waters" helps Spartan's wounded Soldiers through unique handicraft instruction

    Sep 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have multiple avenues to recover from and relieve stress. Those in the United States, have a wide range of options available to them, along with the continuous support of their fellow Soldiers and leadership. While deployed, however, those who are still recovering from battle injuries in Afghanistan have support and resources available to them through the new Spartan Resiliency Center located at Forward Operating Base Pasab, as well as an initiative known as Project Healing Waters.

  • Norwegian Army Chief of Staff visits ERMC

    Sep 16, 2011

    Brig. Gen Nadja Y. West, commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, Maj. Gen Patricia D. Horoho, current special assistant for medical affairs to the commander of International Security Forces Afghanistan Joint Command, and Norwegian Army Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen Per Sverre Opedal, together during a visit to ERMC in Heidelberg, Germany, September 16, 2011.

  • 101st Soldiers compete for Best Medic

    Sep 16, 2011

    Nine medics from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition Sept. 8-9 to decide who will proceed to the Armywide Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November.

  • Helping an Ethiopian community survive severe drought

    Sep 16, 2011

    More than 25,000 cattle, camels, chickens and other animals received necessary veterinary treatments Aug. 16-24 in an effort to help livestock in the Miesa and Siminto, Ethiopia, region survive the current drought.

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