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  • Sill doctor delivers for 22 years

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Alcohol and drunk driving put lives at risk

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • STDs cause serious illness, even death

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Less salt please

    Mar 28, 2013

    Tips for reducing salt intake

  • RWBAHC consistent with IDES success

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Kenner Earns recognition

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Team CBRNE leverages technology to advance, protect warfighters

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Brandon student earns medical scholarship

    Mar 27, 2013

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

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Impacts Victim's Family, Too

    Mar 27, 2013

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

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

    Mar 27, 2013

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

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

    Mar 27, 2013

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

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

    Mar 27, 2013

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

  • March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • Army Medicine Civlian Corps Anniversary Video

    Mar 26, 2013

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

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

    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • Army Medicine realigns medical readiness divisions

    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • Wounded warrior "shoots some birds" in Iowa

    Mar 26, 2013

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

  • Lewis-McChord Veterinary Detachment assumes duties in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • Tick tactics

    Mar 25, 2013

    Keeping ticks at bay prevents serious diseases

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

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • Army veterinarians return home

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • Tripler promotes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • Three Soldiers among a sea of Airmen

    Mar 24, 2013

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

  • SecArmy: Strong safety culture results in accident reduction

    Mar 22, 2013

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

  • Medical center at Fort Bragg hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 22, 2013

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

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 22, 2013

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

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

    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • Addressing TBI: How to live after redeployment

    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • Research center partners with Army Health Clinic

    Mar 21, 2013

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

  • New unit crest designed for the Public Health Command

    Mar 21, 2013

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

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

    Mar 20, 2013

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

  • Burn Center Holds Remembrance Ceremony

    Mar 20, 2013

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

  • BHT hosts 'Innovation Day' for San Antonio

    Mar 20, 2013

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

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

    Mar 20, 2013

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

  • Complexities of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

    Mar 20, 2013

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

  • Recruiter Helps Stop Suicide Attempt

    Mar 19, 2013

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

  • National Patient Safety Awareness Week

    Mar 19, 2013

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

  • 189th IN partners with civilian air ambulance for training

    Mar 19, 2013

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

  • Eye doctors teach combat trauma management

    Mar 18, 2013

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

  • Redeploying Safely

    Mar 18, 2013

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

  • SAMMC Bone Marrow Program saves lives worldwide

    Mar 18, 2013

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

  • Emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury awareness

    Mar 15, 2013

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

  • Womack hosts Soldiers, Families, babies at Maternity Fair

    Mar 15, 2013

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

  • Soldiers support deployed service members with monthly blood drives

    Mar 15, 2013

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

  • Replacing the Images of War With Beauty of Nature

    Mar 15, 2013

    Photography helped Recruiting Command NCO overcome PTSD.

  • Team captain overcomes cancer, returns to training

    Mar 14, 2013

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

  • Fort Sill's largest dental clinic reopens

    Mar 14, 2013

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

  • Kenner Celebrates the Enlisted Medical Corps 126th Anniversary

    Mar 14, 2013

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital expert weights in on TBI

    Mar 14, 2013

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

  • Operation War Fighter in Tulsa District

    Mar 14, 2013

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

  • Combat Medics are always in the fight

    Mar 14, 2013

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

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

    Mar 13, 2013

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

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

    Mar 13, 2013

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

  • Furloughs to affect Army's behavioral health care

    Mar 13, 2013

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

  • Future innovators exhibit talents at Maryland JSHS

    Mar 12, 2013

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

  • Book Discusses Medical Management of Radiological and Nuclear Casualties

    Mar 12, 2013

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

  • A Surviving Spouse Becomes a Leader in Army Resilience

    Mar 12, 2013

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

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

    Mar 12, 2013

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

  • Military working dog takes flight

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Beware of extreme conditioning

    Mar 11, 2013

    There are no short cuts to safe conditioning.

  • ROC Drill shapes the future of sustainment

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Medics prepare for upcoming expert field medical badge qualification

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • Study finds Soldiers' PTSD diagnoses accurate

    Mar 9, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • Kenner offers special post-deployment therapy

    Mar 8, 2013

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

  • Funding for tuition assistance stops

    Mar 8, 2013

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

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

    Mar 8, 2013

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

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

    Mar 7, 2013

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

  • Positively 'purrfect' therapy

    Mar 7, 2013

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

  • Soldier helps to save life of restaurant patron

    Mar 7, 2013

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

  • Army's first 'VO2 Max Competition'

    Mar 7, 2013

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

  • Choosing a healthy diet has many benefits

    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • Missed appointments cost hospital

    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • Surveys affect funding

    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • Operating Room Nurse Joins Army Reserve

    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • Medical hardship doesn't have to end Army service

    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • Saving Money in Fiscally Constrained Times

    Mar 5, 2013

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

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

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

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

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

    Mar 5, 2013

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

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

    Mar 5, 2013

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

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

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • AMEDD Regimental Affiliation Day for Civilians

    Mar 5, 2013

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

  • Dermatologist cautions naysayers on risks associated with indoor tanning

    Mar 4, 2013

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

  • An Ounce of Prevention

    Mar 4, 2013

    Preventive Health Conference, Bagram Air Field, tackles health issues

  • New Multi-Service Clinic meets patient demand

    Mar 4, 2013

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

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps Celebrates 126 Years of Faithful Service

    Mar 4, 2013

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

  • Dental Corps Celebrates 102nd Anniversary

    Mar 4, 2013

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

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

    Mar 3, 2013

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

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

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

  • Ask the Dietitian: March 2013

    Mar 1, 2013

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

  • Brushing up on the basics

    Feb 28, 2013

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

  • Invisible wounds of war

    Feb 28, 2013

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

  • Lyster system provides 24/7 communication

    Feb 28, 2013

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

  • WTU Soldiers learn to cook smart

    Feb 28, 2013

  • Eat right, your way, every day

    Feb 28, 2013

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

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

    Feb 28, 2013

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