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  • Sugar Wars: Why is sugar so harmful to your mouth?

    Feb 9, 2016

    February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The observance promotes good oral health for military children and adults in the war against sugar.

  • Burn Center Fills Gaps Between BICU, Progressive Care

    Feb 9, 2016

    A few days after having a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new Close Observation Bay at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center Progressive Care Unit at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, burn patients were admitted to put the new capability into action. The new COB will be manned by two nurses around the clock and will serve as a step-down unit for the Burn Intensive Care Unit where patients will be closely monitored and provided care when needed.

  • USAMRMC Receives Training Update on Army Human Subjects Protection Regulations

    Feb 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command personnel who support research involving humans received a briefing on the forthcoming update to the Army's Human Research Protections Regulation from the Director of the Army Human Research Protections Office Col. Molly Klote at Fort Detrick, Maryland, Jan. 8.

  • Soldiers manage health digitally with TRICARE online

    Feb 8, 2016

    Soldiers arriving at Fort Sill attend the new patient orientation at Reynolds Army Community Hospital as part of Start Right. There, Soldiers hear from Col. Kenneth Lemons, RACH commander, who talks about the benefits of TRICARE Online and secure messaging in his Tuesday morning talks.

  • BAMC now tobacco-free medical campus

    Feb 8, 2016

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center became a tobacco-free medical campus Feb. 1, joining an effort that's sweeping medical facilities across the city, state and nation.

  • WACH stands up Safety Awareness Day 2016

    Feb 8, 2016

    WACH Commander Jason Wieman: "You, know, months ago when I asked Dan Whittemore (hospital Safety Manager) the best way to get the highest numbers of attendees without interrupting hospital operations he said, 'Let me come back to you with a plan after I talk to the various divisions. I think I can do this without our patients even knowing it's happening.' And now, after the fact, I am really impressed, because that is exactly what happened." he said.

  • Outstepping Your Colleagues

    Feb 5, 2016

    Liz Harrell is determined to outstep her rival who bears the same first name Lizzie Gutierrez. Since Irwin Army Community Hospital launched an internal Performance Triad challenge in October that happened only once.

  • FH offers programs to help the community keep 2016 fitness goals

    Feb 5, 2016

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Various sources on the Internet report that halfway through January, about 60 percent of those who've made New Year's resolutions this year had already broken them. However, it's still not too late to get back on track or to make new resolutions to get healthy through various programs offered by Fort Huachuca organizations. Authorized patrons can find programs that cover nutrition basics, physical fitness, balanced lifestyles and financial health.

  • USAMEDCOM announces BCAC, DCAO winners for 2015

    Feb 5, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC) and Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO) of the Year Awards are two honorary awards given annually by MEDCOM to recognize two individuals for outstanding contribution as a BCAC and DCAO.

  • New Medical Vital Signs Simulator 'Lightens the Load' for Army Equipment Specialists

    Feb 5, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) has selected and begun fielding a new Medical Vital Signs Simulator (MVSS) for testing, calibrating and repairing medical equipment such as vital signs monitors and pulse oximeters. The MVSS performs the functions of three instruments, providing a lighter load of gear for biomedical equipment specialists in the field.

  • Deployments make Guard doctor better hometown physician

    Feb 5, 2016

    Ebola and malaria aren't diseases doctors working in the hometown of the Baseball Hall of Fame expect to deal with. But Dr. William LeCates, a kidney specialist and medical director of Bassett Healthcare Center here, has experience with these diseases, as well as battlefield medicine, as a result of his other career as Lt. Col. William LeCates, a New York Army National Guard doctor.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • WTB program plenty busy after drawdown

    Feb 5, 2016

    Despite decreased numbers of service members in battle and fewer suffering combat injuries, the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is still busy with a diverse adaptive sports program beneficial to all injured and ill service members.

  • White Sands Missile Range to host annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 5, 2016

    The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 20. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance.

  • Good Health Symposium

    Feb 4, 2016

  • Retired SFC receives Bronze Star for 1971 combat role in Vietnam

    Feb 4, 2016

  • Silent disease steals vision

    Feb 4, 2016

    The Eagle Vision Clinic, Kenner Army Health Clinic, staff takes glaucoma seriously. The clinic has the most up-to-date "early warning" technology available. Every patient seen is screened for glaucoma. Those patients who are at a higher risk because of age, race, family history, high-eye pressure or suspicious looking optic nerves will have their eyes dilated and be evaluated with state-of-the-art instruments. The exam is painless for patients.

  • Is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Related To Heart Disease?

    Feb 4, 2016

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a chronic condition where acid reflux occurs more than twice a week for a few weeks. Many people have GERD, 93 million people in the U.S. to be exact.

  • Clinic moves to 1-800 appointment line number only

    Feb 4, 2016

    Recently, some beneficiaries have encountered busy signals or dropped calls when calling the local LAHC phone number. For this reason, beneficiaries will now be directed to call 1-800-261-7193 to cancel or make new appointments.

  • Lyster begins new patient onboarding process

    Feb 4, 2016

    When Soldiers and their families relocate to a new installation, initiating their healthcare should be hassle free. For this reason, Lyster Army Health Clinic has taken steps to improve how incoming beneficiaries are welcomed and medically in-processed to the clinic by offering a new centralized process.

  • Clinic observes American Heart Month in February

    Feb 4, 2016

    Lyster Army Health Clinic reminds everyone to keep hearts on their minds as February begins -- and not just the Valentine's Day kind.

  • February is Heart Health Awareness Month

    Feb 4, 2016

    February is also Heart Health Awareness Month. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women?

  • WBAMC graduates new LVNs

    Feb 4, 2016

    In the mid-19th century during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale, known as "The Lady with the Lamp," was so dedicated to nursing that she would tend to wounded troops by candlelight at night.

  • ASBP recognizes top donors

    Feb 4, 2016

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center's Armed Services Blood Program honored Fort Bliss units and individual blood donors at a recognition ceremony at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Jan. 28, as part of National Blood Donor Month.

  • 121st Combat Support Hospital Celebrates 115 Years of Army Nursing

    Feb 4, 2016

    The nurses and medical staff of the 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) gathered for a ceremony and cake cutting on February 2, 2016, which was televised via Video Teleconferencing (VTC) throughout Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, to celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps.

  • Yongsan Medics Conduct Live Surgery Exercise

    Feb 3, 2016

    For the Soldiers and medical personnel assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH) Yongsan, South Korea, being able to transition to their wartime mission, in the event of potential hostilities, means an abundance of training. On January 28, 2016 the 121st CSH conducted a Live Surgery Exercise within the confines of its Critical Care Corridor.

  • Heart Health

    Feb 3, 2016

    Cardiovascular disease prevention is important for the readiness of the U.S. Army. According to the Department of Defense's 2008 Survey of Health Related Behaviors, approximately 17 percent of Soldiers have been diagnosed with hypertension since they entered the Army.

  • International partnerships: Ukrainian surgeons visit Army Medicine in Europe

    Feb 3, 2016

    Four Ukrainian military surgeons, the first group of physicians to do such a rotation in several years, recently visited Army Medicine in Europe for a firsthand look at U.S. wounded warrior care.

  • GLWACH's DoD-VA healthcare agreement expands statewide

    Feb 3, 2016

    Veterans assigned to all five Missouri Veterans Administration Medical Centers and hospitals may now receive specialty care at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital according to an agreement signed Wednesday, Jan. 27. Veterans interested in receiving care at GLWACH should contact their VA primary care teams. VA primary care teams are the approval authorities for specialty inpatient and outpatient services for Veterans who live within their VA facility's catchment areas according to the agreements.

  • KACH employees recognize health hazard at West Point security gate

    Feb 3, 2016

    Ms. Cherrie Argoe, Mr. Rafael Giordano and Mr. Kent Webb, all civilian employees at Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH), were recognized for their prompt reporting, immediate action, and follow-up of a noxious odor and health issue at West Point's Washington Security Gate.

  • Spending time with newborns important, Soldiers say

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's important for mothers and fathers to have time to bond with their infants following birth, said two Soldiers with newborns who are pleased with the Department of Defense policy change that lengthens maternity leave.

  • CDC Travel Health Notice for countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

    Jan 29, 2016

    While some travel related cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Europe, no cases have originated here. The virus can only be spread by being bitten by an infected mosquito and the type of mosquito that can spread the disease is not found in Europe.

  • Home delivery saves time when refilling prescriptions

    Jan 29, 2016

    If you're on a maintenance medication, stopping by the pharmacy to pick up your refills every couple of months can get a little tedious.

  • Zika Virus: What you need to know and do

    Jan 29, 2016

    The Zika virus was first discovered in Uganda in 1947. It spread to Brazil in early 2015 and by Jan 27 was in 22 countries in the Americas. People who contracted Zika infection overseas have been found in Texas, Arkansas, Hawaii, and Virginia, but there has been no transmission in the US. Bites from certain types of mosquitos found in the southeastern United States transmit the virus. Fortunately, dropping temperatures decrease virus transmission and freezing temperatures kill the mosquitos.

  • Ten things to know around DoD in February

    Jan 29, 2016

    Family scholarships are available; TRICARE pharmacy copays change Feb. 1; new requirements for those seeking to use Marine Corps tuition assistance - there's a lot of changes and news for February 2016.

  • Natick scientists collaborating to create 'second-skin' protection

    Jan 28, 2016

    NATICK, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2016) -- Collaboration has long been second nature for researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and now a partnership is being applied to developing "second-skin," chemical-biological protection.

  • Clinic Talk

    Jan 28, 2016

  • The Army Nurse Corps: Celebrating Over 115 Years

    Jan 28, 2016

    Kenner Army Health Clinic will join the Army to celebrate more than a century of the Army Nurse Corps service, dating back to 1901. It is the Nurse Corps motto "Embrace the Past -- Engage the Present -- Envision the Future' that keeps the Nurse Corps dedicated to serve America's sons and daughters and their families.

  • Fort Detrick celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan 28, 2016

    More than 100 people were in attendance to commemorate the life, legacy, and dream of one of our most respected African-American civil rights leaders in history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Fort Detrick Auditorium Jan. 14.

  • Free program leads to dental career

    Jan 28, 2016

    Military ID card holders will have an opportunity to participate in an orientation aimed at earning credentials as a dental assistant through the American Red Cross and U.S. Army Dental Activity-Fort Bliss, Feb. 3.

  • Madigan opens substance abuse facility

    Jan 28, 2016

    Madigan Army Medical Center opened a new substance abuse residential treatment facility here on January 21.

  • Useful tools are available to access Army medicine from anywhere

    Jan 28, 2016

    The Army medical system offers some easy to use tools to help manage your health care needs from home or while on the go. "The Military Health System has developed several programs over the last few years that can assist you and your family obtain the medical care they need," said Army Maj. Renee Zmijski, chief of the Clinical Operations Division at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • RACH asks for patience with longer pharmacy wait times

    Jan 28, 2016

    As Reynolds Army Community Hospital increases its patient load, so waits for prescriptions increase.

  • Center promotes healthy lifestyle changes

    Jan 28, 2016

    With many people making fitness goals as part of their New Year's resolutions, they may want to take advantage of the free health screenings and wellness education offered by the Fort Sill Army Wellness Center. The center is to open active-duty service members, family members, DoD civilians and military retirees. Family members younger than 18, must be referred to the facility by Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH).

  • Support group helps to hear beyond the ringing

    Jan 28, 2016

    Bonnie Pendleton, audiologist at Reynolds Army Community Hospital at Fort Sill, Okla., talks about tinnitus during a support group, Jan. 22, 2016.

  • "Victory Medics" Prepare for MEDSHOCK Exercise

    Jan 27, 2016

    SEMBACH, Gemany -- A "no-notice" alert put medical support leaders and Soldiers to the test as elements of the 30th Medical Brigade mobilized Jan. 23- 26 for "MEDSHOCK," an exercise designed to test readiness capabilities and medical interoperability with Bundeswehr Airborne Role 1 and Bundeswehr Sanit├Ąt (medical branch) Role 2 medical assets.

  • New moms give high marks to SAMMC for labor, delivery care

    Jan 26, 2016

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- San Antonio Military Medical Center remains the Defense Department's highest-rated facility for maternal-child satisfaction, according to TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Surveys.

  • New mothers to see changes at WAMC

    Jan 26, 2016

    In February, new moms who deliver at Womack Army Medical Center will no longer have to share a room with other new parents during their recovery.

  • Assistant Secretary of Labor visits Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Battali

    Jan 26, 2016

  • Maj. Gen. Tempel visits Ft. Irwin to talk to WACH, NTC Soldiers and families

    Jan 25, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr, commenting upon departure from a three-day visit to Fort Irwin Jan 19-21: "The MEDDAC personnel working so hard here on Fort Irwin have one of the highest patient satisfaction rates anywhere in the U.S. Army and I'm overwhelmingly proud of them and what they are doing."

  • Tripler Soldiers provide medical support to U.S. Army Reserve Pacific Command

    Jan 25, 2016

    On January 9, 2016, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Soldiers supported the U.S. Army Reserve Pacific Command Support Unit during an M16 qualification range training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Get to Know: East Bliss Health and Dental Clinic

    Jan 25, 2016

    Soldiers and units on the East side of Fort Bliss, Texas, have options for health care that doesn't include a long haul away from their units.

  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Jan 22, 2016

    No woman should die of cervical cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • 'Thunder' medics conduct medical evacuation training

    Jan 21, 2016

    The health care specialists, assigned to the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea-U.S Combined Division, recently conducted a medical evacuation training at the helicopter pad near Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Casey, South Korea, Jan. 7-8.

  • Cervical cancer widely preventable

    Jan 21, 2016

    January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and the medical home team at Kenner Army Health Clinic wants to raise awareness of the changes to recommended cervical cancer screening. Cervical cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for cervical cancer and vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer, are available. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and associated with long survival and good quality of life.

  • LAHC begins implementation of tobacco-free campus

    Jan 21, 2016

    In a move to demonstrate its commitment to promote healthier lifestyles, Lyster Army Health Clinic has begun the implementation process of moving toward becoming a tobacco-free campus.

  • New Madigan clinics open in community schools

    Jan 21, 2016

    More teenaged military dependents can now get their healthcare needs taken care of right in their schools thanks to the recent opening of three more School Based Health Centers. Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., paired up with Clover Park School District and the Puyallup School District to open part-time Madigan clinics at Harrison Preparatory School and Mann Middle School in Lakewood on Jan. 14 and at Rogers High School in Puyallup on Wednesday.

  • Army physicians use creative solutions to treat child

    Jan 21, 2016

    Doctors at Reynolds Army Community Hospital treated a child with a rare genetic disorder.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • U.S. citizens released from Iranian prison recover at LRMC

    Jan 20, 2016

    Three U.S. citizens recently released from detention in Iran arrived at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center late evening January 17 and have begun their reintegration process.

  • Recommended restrictions eased for MRSA Occurrence at German Hospital in Wiesbaden

    Jan 20, 2016

    After consultations between the Horst Schmidt Kliniken in Wiesbaden and TRICARE International SOS about the recent occurrence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the German hospital, recommended restrictions for U.S. patients at the facility have been eased.

  • Kenner Army Health Clinic Commander Keynote Speaker

    Jan 19, 2016

  • Make sure your winter fun is not a wipe out

    Jan 19, 2016

    Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding and ice-skating provide fun, excitement, fresh air and good exercise for all ages. Unfortunately, every year these winter activities result in hundreds of thousands of injuries as well as many deaths in the U.S. Injuries occur in both recreational and professional athletes alike.

  • Losing weight in 2016 is just an arm's length away

    Jan 19, 2016

    Each of us makes over 200 subconscious decisions about what and how much to eat every single day. Even those of us with the best intentions will find it difficult to lose weight when food is visible, plentiful and accessible.

  • Flowers, School of Aviation Medicine partner

    Jan 19, 2016

    It's often said that it takes a village to raise a child, and, at times, the concept also applies to training Soldiers.

  • It's all in the delivery

    Jan 19, 2016

    Army small business director Tommy Marks seeks to build on a strong foundation with four program pillars--mission, compliance, outreach and training--in line with Better Buying Power principles. The objective: to cultivate and sustain a broad and diverse base of small businesses that can deliver needed capabilities to the warfighter.

  • Evans trains future physician assistants

    Jan 19, 2016

    Physicians at Evans Army Community Hospital have a primary mission of caring for today's Soldiers, retirees and family members who live in the Colorado Springs area. Their secondary mission, however, helps ensure that tomorrow's warriors, veterans and their families will be well cared for as well. Evans is one of 22 Department of Defense healthcare centers that is a Phase 2 Interservice Physician Assistant Program site. Each year 240 students from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard start Phase 1 of IPAP at Joint Base San Antonio. There they spend 16 months in basic medical science courses such as anatomy, pharmacology, radiology and hematology.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion-Hawaii conducts a Change of Command Ceremony

    Jan 19, 2016

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Warrior Transition Battalion-Hawaii honored Lt. Col. Brian Peterson during a change of command ceremony at Schofield Barracks. Col. David Dunning, Commander, TAMC, thanked Peterson for his service, leading the WTB-Hawaii and officially welcomed Maj. (P) Darrin Cox as the incoming commander.

  • Lactation room available for visiting, working mothers

    Jan 15, 2016

    Kenner Army Health Clinic offers a lactation room for nursing mothers' comfort and convenience when visiting or working in the clinic. Kenner Army Health Clinic wants nursing moms to have a comfortable place where they can breast feed that is private and free from intrusion.

  • Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

    Jan 15, 2016

    When most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.

  • MRSA Outbreak at German Hospital in Wiesbaden Prompts TRICARE Alert

    Jan 15, 2016

  • Anthony named MEDCOM Career Counselor of the Year

    Jan 15, 2016

    On Jan. 4-5, the best of the best Career Counselors from across the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) converged on Fort Sam Houston to compete in the fiscal year 16 Career Counselor of the Year Board. This board, unlike others, was a test of every aspect of the basic competencies of being a Career Counselor.

  • Military tuition assistance: Benefits and limits

    Jan 15, 2016

    Military tuition assistance covers many education expenses for those in uniform seeking higher education, but there are limitations to the benefit, according to education counselors on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Already encountering the winter blues?

    Jan 15, 2016

    Professionals: Behavioral health treatment strengthens, not weakens, service members' resilience, readiness

  • Fort Hood's Community Care Unit for wounded, ill Soldiers expands Family bonding

    Jan 15, 2016

    Fort Hood's Community Care Unit (CCU) was activated in 2014 and is one of 11 units on an Army installation. While assigned to a CCU, Soldiers primarily use the TRICARE network and heal in their home communities with the support of their Families and communities. They also continue to receive the benefits of a dedicated unit of cadre, triad of leadership, medical treatment facility (MTF) staff and WTU staff.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Goes Tobacco Free Feb. 1

    Jan 14, 2016

  • Don't Know Where to Turn For a Sick Child? Call TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line

    Jan 14, 2016

    It's late at night and your child has a fever or ache. Deciding what kind of care they need can be confusing. As a TRICARE beneficiary, you have a resource that can help decide the best course of action. TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line (NAL) is available at no cost to TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. The NAL is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and choose option 1.

  • Late arrival first Fort Sill baby of 2016

    Jan 14, 2016

    Babies have their own way of surprising their parents, such as being conceived unexpectedly. But little Everett Thomas Fouts managed to not only be the first child of Staff Sgt. Ian Fouts and his wife, Carole, who wasn't conceived in a petri dish, he was also the largest at birth, and has the most propitious birthday. Everett was born at 1:01 p.m. on Jan.1 at Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill's first baby of 2016.

  • 'Go First Class' embodies 'Health Powers Readiness'

    Jan 13, 2016

    Anybody looking for proof that "Health Powers Readiness" need look no further than Dental Command-Europe's Go First Class program.

  • FORSCOM, USARC observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

    Jan 13, 2016

    U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program in Gen. George C. Marshall Hall Jan. 12. Toni S. King, North Carolina District Court Judge from Cumberland County, was the guest speaker. The event was hosted by FORSCOM Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Jimmie Jay Wells.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Safety Message 2016

    Jan 13, 2016

    On Jan. 18, our Nation will remember and celebrate the life of one of our most respected leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When we celebrate this holiday, we are celebrating the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to our Nation; we honor the values he exemplified and remember his teachings of courage, truth, respect, integrity, humility, and service.

  • Thinking about having a baby? Tripler offers a new Preconception Health Class

    Jan 13, 2016

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) outpatient clinic is now offering a new preconception health class for families who are thinking about starting or expanding their family, but are not currently pregnant.

  • IACH Awarded Hospital Accreditation

    Jan 12, 2016

    Irwin Army Community Hospital received its coveted Gold Seal of Approval in December.

  • The Army's big business of small business

    Jan 11, 2016

    With billions in contracting dollars going to small businesses for both products and services, there's no question that small companies are big business for the Army. That's why the January -- March issue of Army AL&T magazine is dedicated to small business, online now.

  • Womack welcomes new commander

    Jan 11, 2016

    The gym at Tolson Youth Activities Center was filled the morning of Jan. 8 as Womack Army Medical Center welcomed its new commander, Col. Lance C. Raney, during a change of command ceremony.

  • RHCE CG receives France's highest award

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Regional Health Command Europe commanding general received France's highest award during a ceremony Jan. 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • JTAPIC Plans for 2016

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program held its annual meeting in Point Loma, California, Dec. 8-10. The meeting provided the JTAPIC program and its partners an opportunity to review the past year and plan for the future.

  • Army Medical Prepositioned Stockpiles: Ready for Action

    Jan 8, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency mission is to ensure initial medical operating capability and certain follow-on requirements are available globally, as needed, by combatant commands. The USAMMA is the responsible agent charged with budgeting, accounting, storing, maintaining and issuing Army Prepositioned Stocks for medical materiel in support of deploying medical units.

  • New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

    Jan 7, 2016

    The Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, health coaching, biofeedback (stress reduction), general wellness classes, unit briefings and unit assessments.

  • Healthy Living in 2016 - 6 Tips to ensure New Year's resolutions stick

    Jan 7, 2016

    How can you make your New Year's resolutions last the whole year? Kenner Army Health Clinic has some tips that can help ensure your resolutions stick in 2016.

  • BAMC welcomes first baby of New Year

    Jan 7, 2016

    A few hours after the ball dropped in Times Square, Evelyn Rose Prochaska made an appearance at 6:24 a.m. on New Year's Day, marking San Antonio Military Medical Center's first delivery of 2016.

  • Family makes working at Madigan a tradition

    Jan 7, 2016

    When the Shelton family leaves each day for work, there's a good chance they'll see each other before their days are through. That's because all four members of the family -- dad Glenn, mom Jacinta, son Brian and daughter Crystal -- work at Madigan Army Medical Center. The family tradition got started when Glenn joined the Madigan team in 2010.

  • 10 things to know around the DoD for 2016

    Jan 7, 2016

    2016 will be a busy year throughout the Department of Defense. Staff writer Julia LeDoux shows us by providing this list of 10 things to know around the Defense Department in the New Year.

  • TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

    Jan 6, 2016

    Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at home delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.

  • Research consultant named Seattle 'Innovator of the Year'

    Jan 6, 2016

    The Western Regional Medical Command's research consultant was recently recognized for his collaborative efforts in health care during an awards ceremony in Seattle.

  • WRMC researcher discusses health care collaboration with Army, startups

    Jan 6, 2016

    Col. David McCune, research consultant, Western Regional Medical Command, recently had an opportunity to showcase Army medicine's research program during an annual event in Seattle.

  • BAMC earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

    Jan 5, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center, which includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and its outlying clinics, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval� for accreditation. The Joint Commission accredited BAMC under two standards, the hospital standard and the behavioral health standard. The three-year accreditation award recognizes BAMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's standards for health care quality and safety.

  • New residential treatment program opens in San Antonio

    Jan 5, 2016

    Overcoming addictions is the mission of the new program on San Antonio Military Medical Center's 7W. Called the Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Program, the chief of the unit, Army Maj. Sandra Shelmerdine, explained the rigorous six-week program designed to help patients overcome their addictions to alcohol or illicit drug use.

  • Hospital leaders reverse cycle to better connect with staff, patients

    Jan 5, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center leaders are adjusting their schedules to ensure they're connecting with staff and patients from dusk till dawn.

  • CRDAMC welcomes first baby of 2016

    Jan 4, 2016

    It's been said, "It all starts with a kiss." Well, in the case of Capt. Michael and Jessica Brennan nothing could be truer as their son became the first baby born at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in 2016. Colin James Brennan arrived at 3:58 a.m. on January 1.