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  • Tripler partners with Boy Scouts to help students explore medical careers

    Feb 10, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The first Medical Explorer Post on Oahu held its initial organizational meeting, here, Jan. 28.

  • Tripler receives low-level trauma, strives for excellence in care

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center started receiving low-level trauma Department of Defense beneficiary patients, Jan. 25.

  • Brian D. Allgood remembered by friends and family

    Feb 10, 2012

    U.S. ARMY GARRISON-YONGSAN, Korea -- The Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital/121st Combat Support Hospital held a remembrance service for Col. Brian Allgood, Jan. 20, at the chapel, here.

  • Exercise delivers eye care, medical capability in Africa

    Feb 9, 2012

    A small-scale medical exercise under way in Tanzania is having a big impact on the local population and building strong bridges between the U.S. and Tanzanian militaries.

  • Wounded Warrior stands tall with fellow NCOs

    Feb 9, 2012

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- On Feb. 7, a little more than three years after the attack that took his leg, Sgt. Charles "Chas" Shaffer realized his goal of becoming a U.S. Army noncommissioned officer.

  • Passion takes your fitness plan to a new level, possibilities

    Feb 9, 2012

    One month of the New Year has passed, with eleven months left to achieve those goals which we were set on pursuing in 2012. Time is passing quickly, isn't it?

  • Hunting lets wounded warriors feel 'normal'

    Feb 9, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore knelt in the brush, sight set on the white-tailed deer. He pulled the trigger, sending the herd scampering. Ratcheting his high-powered rifle, Moore waited.

  • Fort Lee opens newly-renovated dental clinic

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) -- After several years of renovations, the Colonel Bull Dental Clinic is nearly ready for patients.

  • Bye bye BCGs: New glasses issued to trainees

    Feb 8, 2012

    Military recruits who wear glasses won't be issued S9s or "birth control glasses" anymore -- the nickname given to the iconic glasses because many service members believe that while wearing the frames, it is impossible to appear attractive.

  • Army looking to ensure PTSD diagnosis consistent

    Feb 8, 2012

    The Army's surgeon general told members of Congress that the service is investigating how post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed to ensure consistency at all hospitals.

  • NFL legend looks to help Army tackle behavioral health stigma

    Feb 7, 2012

    NFL legend. Heisman Trophy winner. Named as the best running back in college football history by ESPN. These all describe Herschel Walker, best known as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. However, many people may not know that there are other sides to Walker.

  • Research that is in the red

    Feb 7, 2012

    In an effort to improve the future of blood products, the Department of Defense, led by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, has established effective programs in the hopes of aiding both warfighters and civilians.

  • Soldier performs selfless act of generosity

    Feb 7, 2012

    Capt. Brendan Graham, a pathologist at San Antonio Military Medical Center donated half of the $47,602 he won on 'Jeopardy' to three charities.

  • New bioelectric bandage interests Army

    Feb 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has initiated steps to evaluate a new bioelectric bandage.

  • Seasonal flu likely to peak in coming weeks

    Feb 6, 2012

    With seasonal influenza in Germany set to peak in February, it's not too late for people to get a flu shot.

  • Surgeon General Signs Healthcare Covenant, Honors Excellence at Military Health System Conference

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Army Surgeon General and Medical Commander, LTG Patricia Horoho, asked Soldiers and Civilians in the audience to stand as she and Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock, U.S. Army Medical Command Senior Enlisted Advisor, signed a new Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant. The covenant signed 2 Feb., during the Army breakout and final day of the Military Health System Conference is leadership's commitment to the health, wellness and resilience of the Force and their Families.

  • Contractors meet and greet over new Fort Irwin hospital

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce, along with officials from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, held a day-long industry meet and greet and project overview for the Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital here Jan. 18.

  • Medical training builds partnerships, saves lives

    Feb 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Bundeswehr Soldiers from Germany's Armed Forces United Training Center were challenged physically and mentally at the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion's "Viper Pit" January 30 -- February 3, while conducting Combat Lifesaver training.

  • DOD testing program to screen for more prescription drugs

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Defense Department's drug-testing program is expanding to add screening for two additional prescription medications to the range of legal and illegal drugs it currently detects.

  • Warrior and Family Support Center presents Winter Wonderland

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A child sleds down a snow ramp Jan. 30 at the Warrior and Family Support Center's Winter Wonderland. Wounded Warriors and their Families threw snowballs, sledded down the snow ramp, danced in the snow and feasted on tamales.

  • Soldiers honored during Purple Heart ceremony

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents the Purple Heart to Pfc. Kevin Trimble, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, during a ceremony Jan. 31 at the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Fort Riley wounded warrior closes NASDAQ in New York

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The closing NASDAQ bell in New York City's Times Square normally represents the end of daily trading on the MarketSite, the largest electronic stock market in the U.S., but on Dec. 28, the ceremony's symbolism ran a bit deeper for Master Sgt. Kevin Walker and his Family when he was honored with the special task of officially closing the market.

  • Army Nurse Corps celebrates 111 years of caring, devotion

    Feb 2, 2012

    Today is a great day for the Army Nurse Corps. One-hundred, eleven years ago, Congress passed the Army Reorganization Act, which established the Army Nurse Corps as a permanent corps of the medical department.

  • WTB Nurses Continuing Army Nurse Corps 111-year Legacy Caring for Others

    Feb 2, 2012

    Three Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade nurse case managers are honored to continue the Army Nurse Corps' legacy of caring for others as it celebrates 111 years of "selfish service to our nation" Feb. 2.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 2, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East.

  • New first aid kit being developed at Natick

    Feb 2, 2012

    The new Individual First Aid Kit being developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center eventually will be carried by every Soldier in a combat environment.

  • 1/3 BSTB Medic practice saving lives under fire

    Feb 2, 2012

    Two Soldiers rushed to cover from 'enemy gunfire' as a firefight broke out. Moving behind an ancient piece of machinery they called out to where a Soldier lay on the ground, covered in 'blood'. Receiving nothing but groans of pain, the two Soldiers laid down suppressive fire as they moved up, checking the surroundings for any sign of threat as one kneeled to check the mock casualty's vitals. Within moments of the two medics determined the problem and after administering initial first aid, dragged the Soldier carefully to a safe location to be evacuated.

  • Dustoff crew wins Air/Sea Rescue award for mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 2, 2012

    An aviation crew with C Company "Dustoff," Task Force Phoenix, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, recently earned an Army Aviation Association of America National Award for a mission conducted in June 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • MEDDAC AND DENTAC STAFF ATTEND PARTNER-IN-TRUST PRACTITIONER COURSE

    Feb 2, 2012

    Twenty-nine command-selected individuals from MEDDAC and DENTAC attended the Partner-In-Trust Practitioner Course last week in Watertown; the first in a series of training that supports the Army Surgeon General initiative to build a Culture of Trust throughout Army Medicine.

  • The Army Today - Army veterinarian describing her job and why it's the best in the Army

    Feb 2, 2012

    Army veterinarian describing her job and why it's the best in the Army

  • Army Now - Wounder Warrior, Staff Sgt. (R) Harris meets with wounded Soldiers

    Feb 2, 2012

    Wounder Warrior, Staff Sgt. (R) Harris meets with and raises spirits of wounded Soldiers at Lanstuhl, Germany.

  • 'Revolution in Prosthetics' reports advancements, future of prosthetics

    Feb 2, 2012

    Civilian researchers and Army physicians gathered to discuss the progress and future of prosthetics for wounded warriors at the "Revolution in Prosthetics" session Jan. 31, 2012 during the Military Health System Conference held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • Regenerative medicine striving to grow human organs

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine is working with consortiums toward growing body parts for wounded warriors.

  • Army Medicine honors patients throughout month

    Feb 1, 2012

    With a theme of "We Are Patient Centered," Army Medicine is honoring patients and focusing on patient-centered care, access and customer satisfaction throughout Patient Recognition Month this February.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 1, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East. In November 2011 the pair implemented an online application for returning service members to register for health benefits during the demobilization process, rather than the traditional paper application. This online application is helping thousands of returning troops get health benefits faster.

  • Keenan takes command of U.S. Army Public Health Command

    Feb 1, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan became assumed command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command during a traditional military ceremony Jan. 27, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground-North, Md. She is the first two-star general to head the USAPHC or its predecessor organizations, the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine and the Army Veterinary Command.

  • Take care of your heart, and it will take care of you

    Feb 1, 2012

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in men and women. Heart disease affects millions of Americans. The American Heart Association estimates that about every 34 seconds someone will have a heart attack. Let's repeat that--every 34 seconds. So if you are a slow reader, that means several people had heart attacks while you were reading this article.

  • Beware of the risk of gum disease

    Feb 1, 2012

    Clean and healthy teeth and gums are more important than for just an attractive smile. Gum diseases are serious infections that can lead to tooth loss. Unfortunately the beginning stages of gum disease are not painful and often go unnoticed. Many people develop gum disease to a varying degree in early adulthood due to hormonal changes that persists depending on the health of the teeth and gums. Gum or periodontal disease begins when the bacteria in plaque, the sticky colorless film that is constantly being formed on the teeth, causes the gums to be infected and swollen. If the plaque is not removed, it turns into a hard deposit called tartar that is trapped at the base of the tooth and irritates the gums.

  • USACEHR employs fish to monitor water supplies

    Feb 1, 2012

    The aquatic biomonitor (available commercially as the Intelligent Aquatic Biomonitor System, or iABS) uses fish and their breathing patterns to detect the presence of potentially toxic substances in water.

  • Great American Spit Out: Quit for a day or quit for good

    Feb 1, 2012

    Do you know of someone who uses spit tobacco and has talked about quitting? If so, the Great American Spit Out on Feb. 23 provides an opportunity to quit for a day or, hopefully, quit for good. Let's look at some reasons to quit spit tobacco (also called chew, dip, snuff, smokeless tobacco).

  • Keller's first annual baby birthday bash

    Feb 1, 2012

    Cake…Punch…Balloons…Oh my! Keller Army Community Hospital celebrated babies born in the facility last quarter during its first Baby Alumni Birthday Bash, Thursday, Jan. 19. Several parents, families and friends from the most recent child birthing class joined Keller staff for an evening of fun, festivities and parenting advice.

  • LTG Horoho MHS 2012 Plenary Remarks

    Feb 1, 2012

  • DOD working toward fully functional prosthetic arms

    Feb 1, 2012

    A robotic arm, dubbed "Luke," after the Jedi with the mechanical hand, served as the centerpiece for a Jan. 31, 2012, discussion during the 2012 Military Health System Conference regarding advancements in prosthetics.

  • Army Nurse Corps: Celebrating 111 years of proud service

    Feb 1, 2012

    In 1899, the Army Surgeon General set criteria for a reserve force of nurses. The Spanish-American war proved that without a reserve force, there would be a nursing shortage during wartime. On Feb. 2, 1901, the Nurse Corps (female) became a permanent corps of the Medical Department under the Army Reorganization Act passed by Congress.

  • NFL players visit wounded warriors in Hawaii

    Jan 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Former National Football League player John Lynch and current player Calvin Johnson from the Detroit Lions met with wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion, at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, here, Jan. 27. The players were in Hawaii preparing for the all-star Pro Bowl game.

  • Tripler head, neck docs use robot to increase patients' quality of life

    Jan 31, 2012

    In May of 2011, the da Vinci Surgical System was embraced by two otolaryngologists at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. The robot, which was first purchased in 2009, has been used to support a variety of surgical specialties.

  • School Behavioral Health Team tests its expertise in the community

    Jan 31, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Since 2008, the School Behavioral Health Team from the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services, here, has been providing a comprehensive array of school-based behavioral health programs and services to support military students, families and community.

  • Military health in period of transformation

    Jan 31, 2012

    Healthcare to health was the topic of discussion at the opening plenary session of the 2012 Military Health System Conference Jan. 31, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • Hospital officially opens Traumatic Brain Injury department

    Jan 31, 2012

    The Department of Defense's new $1.03 billion hospital at Fort Belvoir opened the doors to a new, state-of-the-art Traumatic Brain Injury Department Friday.

  • Malaria vaccine developed at WRAIR ranks second among "Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2011"

    Jan 31, 2012

    The RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate, the result of a collaboration between the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and public-private partners, was recently recognized by Time magazine as the second most momentous medical breakthrough of 2011.

  • TSG MHS 2012 video- Injury to Recovery

    Jan 31, 2012

    TSG MHS 2012 video- Injury to Recovery

  • Military health system works to slow cost growth

    Jan 31, 2012

    The $50 billion military health system will plan for its future by slowing the growth rate of health care costs, strengthening partnerships and focusing on prevention, primary care and chronic disease management, the Defense Department's top health official said this morning.

  • USAPHC Ergonomics Program focuses on worker safety and comfort

    Jan 30, 2012

    Whether it's staying in a marriage, living in the same community, or raising a child, when people stick with something year after year, they demonstrate they are in it for the long haul. They learn to take the good with the bad. That's why David Alberth, a radiation safety expert at the U.S. Army Public Health Command, kept working for the Army for nearly 40 years. Although his office chair was uncomfortable, his computer screen was getting harder to see, and the space in his office was getting increasingly narrower, he hung in there because that's what he felt devoted employees do.

  • Through USAMRMC vision portfolio, injured Soldiers are able to see again

    Jan 30, 2012

    Under its vision portfolio, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center funded and investigated technologies for non-invasive vision sensory substitution and augmentation in order to allow wounded warriors to return to more normal social interactions.

  • Navy leaders sign Memo designed to help Fort Sam's Wounded Warriors get jobs

    Jan 30, 2012

    Army and Navy leaders signed a memorandum of understanding at Fort Sam Houston Jan. 18 designed to help wounded service members find jobs as they transition out of the military.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center saves lives, advances medicine

    Jan 27, 2012

    Medical-surgical teams at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center here save the lives every day of warriors wounded in Afghanistan and, until recently, saved troops wounded in Iraq. But that's only part of their success.

  • Project Odyssey helps Baumholder wounded warriors relieve stress

    Jan 27, 2012

    Soldiers of Alpha Company, Warrior Transition Battalion -Europe took part in a Project Odyssey January 24-26, at the Hambactal Activity Center and Resort. The 3-day event allowed the Soldiers to participate in various activities including rock climbing, fishing, archery, and golfing.

  • Go For Green to optimize health and fitness

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Go For Green program at Army dining facilities assists patrons with food choices by rating each food product. This program enables people to make better choices at each meal while going through the food line.

  • Fort Campbell Soldier has 'Healing Touch'

    Jan 27, 2012

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital nurse meets medical needs of Afghanistan's women and children.

  • Dental company commander brings lifetime of knowledge

    Jan 26, 2012

    After 21 years away from the Army and retiring from dentistry in the civilian sector, Daniel P. Alston returned to serve in the Army Reserve, and now commands the 143rd Dental Company (Area Support) Forward as a lieutenant colonel.

  • Commitment: Key to mind-body connection

    Jan 26, 2012

    The human body is an amazing machine, that we often take it for granted. As the Summer Olympic Games approach, we realize that we will be able to witness some of those amazing things that the human body can do. The world will watch athletes who will engage in a battle of wills, and who will display powerful determination as they compete with the world's best.

  • Behavioral health clinic nears completion

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic at Fort Carson, Colo., Evans Army Community Hospital's newest premiere medical facility, is slated to open in March.

  • Medical Noncommissioned Officers earn rite of passage

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers from health clinics in Bamberg, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Illesheim, Katterbach, Schweinfurt and here took an oath to uphold their duty as Noncommissioned Officers at an induction ceremony here at the Vilseck movie theater Jan. 20.

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units at four installations now have the option to learn valuable construction and engineering skills through internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • From Soldier to physician at Natick

    Jan 24, 2012

    Spc. Hedrick Porrata of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center realized his lifelong dream to become a doctor by passing the medical board recently in Worcester, Mass.

  • Military application of TXA in trauma emergency resuscitation study proves TXA's value

    Jan 24, 2012

    Military application of TXA in a trauma emergency resuscitation study proves TXA should be implemented into military clinical practice.

  • Study concludes Master Resilience Training effective

    Jan 24, 2012

    The Master Resilience Training aspect of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is working well. That's the conclusion an Army report, released last month, covering a 15-month period of statistical evaluation.

  • Army statement on MEDEVAC issue

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Army today responded to recent reports that putting red crosses on medical evacuation helicopters and not arming them is somehow putting injured Soldiers' lives at risk.

  • Commit to be Fit: Resolutions - winning mindset required

    Jan 20, 2012

    A new year can mean a fresh start; a renewed hope and a list of resolutions that you vow to keep in the coming months.

  • Wounded warriors gather for Army Warrior Games shooting camp

    Jan 20, 2012

    Twenty five wounded Soldiers came to El Paso and Fort Bliss, Texas, from different installations to participate in the Warrior Games Shooting Training Camp, Jan. 11-14, 2012.

  • Army releases Generating Health and Discipline in the Force ahead of Strategic Reset Report

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Army today released the Army 2020 Generating Health and Discipline in the Force, Report 2012, referred to as the Army Gold Book. The report serves as an update to the Army Red Book published in 2010.

  • Army Wellness Center shapes community

    Jan 19, 2012

    It's that time of year again, 2012 has rounded the corner and New Year's resolutions are in full swing. According to the Department of Health, the most reliable and repeated New Year's resolution is losing weight. After all, when the holidays are in full swing, so are our bellies, and thighs, and … well, you get it. An alarming 62 percent of active duty personnel are overweight or obese, according to Kim Waller, director of the Grafenwoehr Army Wellness Center.

  • USAISR Soldier Named MEDCOM Equal Opportunity Leader of the Year

    Jan 19, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery K. Jenkins from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research was selected as the 2011 Equal Opportunity Leader of the Year for the U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • New truncal tourniquet ready for battlefield use

    Jan 19, 2012

    After almost two years of research by the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the junctional tourniquet is ready for battlefield use.

  • USAISR Research Benefits Everyone

    Jan 19, 2012

    The research conducted on tourniquets at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research is proving to be beneficial beyond the battlefield.

  • Keenan pins major general: MEDDAC receives new commander

    Jan 19, 2012

    Col. John M. McGrath took the helm of Fort Carson Medical Department Activity from Col. Jimmie O. Keenan during a change of command ceremony at the Special Events Center Jan. 12.

  • Reduction of stigma to seeking help has begun, says Chiarelli

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Army released a study today on behavioral health and reported that the number of suicides decreased this past year and more Soldiers are seeking treatment for their problems.

  • Hospital staff, services ensure positive behavioral health experience

    Jan 18, 2012

    Taking care of and supporting military families is a national necessity, as outlined in the 2011 Presidential report, Strengthening Our Military Families.

  • Former players connect with transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    The Hub hosted a "Game Day" Sunday where Soldiers and Families met with four former NFL players to discuss common reintegration challenges facing servicemembers today.

  • Patient Centered Medical Home: Military medicine undergoes transformation

    Jan 18, 2012

    For most people, home is the place to see a familiar face, feel comfortable and talk about the things in life.

  • Wounded warrior receives Purple Heart from TRADOC commander

    Jan 18, 2012

    (Left to right) Sheryl Acosta, Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Spc. Edward Acosta, Lindsay and daughter Emmalyn Acosta, and Ernie Acosta pose after the Purple Heart ceremony Jan. 6 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Cone presented the Purple Heart Medal and certificate. Acosta was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, serving as a combat medic in Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting a route clearance mission Dec. 3, 2011, resulting in his combat injuries.

  • Early detection of glaucoma could help to prevent vision loss

    Jan 17, 2012

    National Glaucoma Awareness Month is in January and it was set aside to help educate people on the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.

  • Medic training provides real world skills

    Jan 13, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Combat medics from the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team participated in a 5-day Brigade Combat Team Combat Medical Readiness Training, held at Fort Stewart, Dec. 5-9.

  • In-school behavioral health aids students, families

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For more than 20 years, the Child Psychiatry Program at Tripler Army Medical Center has been a supportive element to school-aged military keiki, here, and most recently added Wahiawa Elementary School to its list.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • First Lady announces joint initiative to support veterans with TBI, PTSD

    Jan 12, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 11, 2012) -- First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to Soldiers and civilians gathered at Virginia Commonwealth University's Singleton Center for the Performing Arts to announce a joint iniative to enhance support for military members and veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Weight-loss resolutions require plan to succeed

    Jan 12, 2012

    Many of us make New Year's resolutions to improve our lives. Two areas that are often targeted are losing weight and increasing physical activity.

  • Team convenes to standardize Army's disability evaluation process

    Jan 12, 2012

    A team charged with establishing an Army-wide standardized disability evaluation system has convened to improve the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's Integrated Disability Evaluation System, through which it is determined whether or not service members are fit for continued service.

  • Another year closer to the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Jan 11, 2012

    Construction on the new 947,000 square foot Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hospital recently marked it's first year. While it might not seem like much has been done since the first shovel full of dirt was turned for the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center here, there's more going on than just some tractors pushing dirt around.

  • Military Medicine and JHU Carey Business School Team up to Speed New Technology to Warfighter

    Jan 11, 2012

    Student teams from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School Global MBA program presented commercialization plans for eight military medicine projects in December 2011, marking the first such Department of Defense/university technology transfer partnership.

  • MACH spotlights refractive eye surgery program

    Jan 11, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Martin Army Community Hospital has streamlined the application process for Soldiers seeking refractive eye surgery. Officials said active-duty service members looking to eliminate their dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses no longer have to apply through Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Ga. While the surgery is still performed there, MACH now manages the entire course of action, including preoperative evaluations and post-op care.

  • USARIEM NCO earns direct commission to officer

    Jan 10, 2012

    An NCO from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine became a second lieutenant in a commissioning ceremony Jan. 9, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • First Army uses simulator training to prevent deaths on battlefield

    Jan 10, 2012

    With blood loss being the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, First Army Division East is incorporating more realistic, up-to-date training to prepare the nation's deploying Soldiers for treating injuries on the battlefield.

  • Army Medicine focuses on medical readiness

    Jan 10, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army's individual medical readiness stands at just 85 percent while the Guard and Reserve deployability level is even lower at 70 percent, according to senior Army officials. Of those Soldiers unable to deploy, a growing number are unable to do so for medical reasons. Though the Army is overmanning brigade combat teams to ensure units are fully resourced, ready and capable at deployment, a smaller population of Soldiers available for deployment is a serious threat to overall Army readiness. To mitigate that threat, and to improve the medical readiness of the Army, the U.S. Army Medical Command is executing a coordinated, synchronized, and integrated comprehensive Soldier Medical Readiness Campaign Plan.

  • Community Based Medical Homes provide quality care

    Jan 10, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Since the first off-post Army medical clinic opened outside Fort Campbell, Ky., in December 2010, 12 more Community Based Medical Home clinics have opened near Army installations across the U.S. and plans for eight more sites are underway. The Army-run, primary care clinics serve mainly Family members of active-duty Soldiers and are located in the communities where Army Families live. The clinics are an implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home concept, a model of primary care delivery being adopted across military and leading civilian healthcare systems.

  • Future Army leaders making a difference for Soldiers today

    Jan 10, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital kicked off its support of the annual Armed Services Blood Drive Jan. 9, 2012, at Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where all academy Cadets are encouraged to donate blood.

  • Ranger medic named USASOC Medic of the Year

    Jan 10, 2012

    Courage, bravery, and compassion are all characteristics of an Army combat medic. This year's U.S. Army Special Operations Command Medic of the Year takes these traits to a whole new level.

  • Empowering wounded warriors to establish 'new normal'

    Jan 9, 2012

    Halfway along a 24-mile bike route through the German countryside of Rheinland Pfalz, Staff Sgt. Barry Homberg took a break from pedaling to refuel and reflect on a journey that had been longer than the 11 miles he'd already pedaled that crisp autumn day.

  • Vision center of excellence promotes eye-injury research, care

    Jan 9, 2012

    Next month will mark a major milestone in advancing care for wounded warriors suffering debilitating eye injuries with a ribbon-cutting at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • Spc. Justin Pfeiffer finds passion in helping others

    Jan 9, 2012

    Spc. Justin Pfeiffer, a medic with the 365th Engineer Battalion, was recently recognized by his leadership for spearheading a successful fundraising event to support the unit's Family Readiness Group. Pfeiffer is pictured with his mother, Jodie Miller, and Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command following the awards ceremony in Schuylkill, Pa., Dec. 11, 2011. (Photo: 2nd Lt. Renee Zimmerman)

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