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  • CRDAMC rolls out text message appointment reminder program

    Dec 14, 2011

    CRDAMC has implemented the Text-Email Appointment Messaging System or TEAMS throughout the medical center. This program allows patients to receive text message and email appointment reminders 24 hours and two hours prior to an appointment.

  • Tips help parents choose kids' furry friends

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- This is a time of the year when Santa brings not only toys, but often a soft, fluffy four-legged animal as a new addition to the family. The topic of pet ownership, including the pros and cons, must be discussed with the real care providers -- the parents.

  • Soldiers, Families stay Army Strong by maintaining good health through nutrition

    Dec 14, 2011

    Because of their demanding lifestyle, Soldiers are expected to stay in good physical shape. For a strict exercise regimen to be successful, it must be partnered with the right fuel. This begins with a healthy diet. To help them sustain a healthy lifestyle through the proper diet, Fort Drum personnel work with Soldiers and Families to keep them in tip-top shape, ultimately making them Army Strong and Family Strong.

  • Secretary of the Army Visits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 13, 2011

    Secretary of the Army visits Wounded Warriors recovering in Germany

  • Train now, 'respond first' saves lives

    Dec 13, 2011

    Recently, the U.S. Army Africa Surgeon's Office and Headquarters Support Company medical section came together for a three-day First Responder's Course addressing some of the most important topics for travelers to Africa.

  • Caring personality in the pharmacy

    Dec 12, 2011

    As a deployed pharmacy technician, Staff Sgt. Bridgette Bankhead, the pharmacy non-commissioned officer in charge assigned to the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, runs an essential war fighting support system that keeps Soldiers healthy and ready for combat.

  • Third Annual Warrior Games announced

    Dec 9, 2011

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are currently training and competing to be one of 50 athletes who will represent the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated to take place from April 30 to May 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • ReportIt as official Army accident reporting tool

    Dec 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. David L. Putnam, Supply NCO, updates Charlie Foreman, 412TEC Safety Manager, about the status of safety measures implemented for the Supply and Arms Room Dec. 9, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Highest level of leadership ensures wounded warriors get help they need

    Dec 9, 2011

    --"We made a commitment to the men and women who volunteer and wear the cloth of this great nation to care for them in the event they become wounded, ill or injured in combat, and we're keeping that promise," stated Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff.

  • Keller pharmacist earns Armywide award

    Dec 8, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2011) -- Rhonda Hoffman has been an inpatient civilian pharmacist at Keller Army Community for 17 years and on Nov. 2, was honored for her service by receiving the U.S. Army Janet P. Hunter Civilian Pharmacist of the Year Award in Dallas.

  • Lyster renovations create more efficient patient primary care

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the coming months, several renovations will be made to the Lyster Army Health Clinic's primary care facilities in order to provide more efficient and quality care to patients of the clinic's four care teams.

  • Mail order pharmacy decreases wait time

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the past few months, many who fill their prescriptions at Lyster Army Health Clinic may have noticed longer lines and limited parking, a reality that Lyster officials hope to decrease by encouraging beneficiaries to utilize the Tricare pharmacy home delivery program.

  • Vetcom becomes Public Health Command

    Dec 8, 2011

    In a small ceremony at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club, members of the Rocky Mountain District Veterinary Command cased their colors and unveiled the colors of the newly formed Public Health Command District-Carson.

  • New brace salvages limbs, mobility, morale

    Dec 8, 2011

    A leading a prosthetist and developer at the state-of-the-art at the Center for the Intrepid developed the Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis, a streamlined, energy-storing brace that delivers nearly instantaneous results.

  • TAMC honors American Indian service members

    Dec 8, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center recognized National American Indian Heritage Month in the Kyser Auditorium here, Nov. 16.

  • DENTAC Soldiers take on Best Warrior challenge

    Dec 8, 2011

  • Losing Sleep: Army Doctors are Helping Soldiers Take Back their Night and Day

    Dec 8, 2011

    The number of Soldiers experiencing insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders has increased significantly in recent years. Poor sleep during deployment caused by combat stress and less-than-ideal sleeping conditions can carry over even when a Soldier returns stateside. Since chronic sleep problems have been shown to impact driving abilities and cognitive processes, exacerbate existing conditions like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and increase the risk of other health problems, Sleep Medicine has become an important and growing research focus for the U.S. Army.

  • National Industries for the Blind Helps Wounded Warriors

    Dec 8, 2011

    National Industries for the Blind and the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office work together under the Ability One Program to help employ people with disabilities.

  • Horoho takes oath as first nurse, female surgeon general

    Dec 8, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became both the first nurse and the first woman appointed as Army surgeon general in a ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Support center is 'oasis' for wounded warriors, families

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which was completely funded through civilian donations, offers wounded warriors and their families a place to connect and find emotional support, and to serve as a respite away from the rigors of recovery.

  • Darnall preparing to meet growing demand for behavioral health services for returning Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2011

    With more than 13,000 Warriors still expected to return to Fort Hood over the next few months, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is up to the challenge of an increasing demand for behavioral health care. Darnall's commander, Col. Patrick Sargent, said the medical center has been preparing for months to make sure Soldiers have access to behavioral health care.

  • USAMITC Employee Participates in the Army Civilian Intern Program

    Dec 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) employee has a lot to be thankful for in his professional career. USAMITC Information Technology Policy and Plans Specialist, Neftali "Nef" Ruiz, is the command's only participant in the Department of the Army Internship Program.

  • Horoho assumes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 5, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the first woman and the first nurse to command the Army's largest medical organization when she took command of the U.S. Army Medical Command during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 5, 2011.

  • National Interageny Confederation for Biological Research hosts student symposium

    Dec 3, 2011

    On Nov. 17, students from high school through graduate age, attended the National Interageny Confederation for Biological Research Exploring Science in a Scientific Environment hosted by the NICBR Education and Outreach Working group. The symposium was focused on students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with emphasis on medical, biological research and/or bio-defense.

  • USAPHC deploys air monitoring vehicle

    Dec 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command has a new weapon in its arsenal to keep Soldiers and retirees, their families, and Army civilians safe from airborne environmental hazards. Environmental health experts at the USAPHC have equipped a Mobile Ambient Air Monitoring System capable of rapid deployments to locations affected by air quality hazards such as Arizona, which experienced heavy smoke from recent wild fires.

  • MEDCOM change of command, Army Surgeon General swearing-in ceremony to be webcast

    Dec 1, 2011

    For the first time in Army Medicine History, the entire AMEDD Family will be able to watch live webcasts of two unprecedented events from the comfort of their office or personal computers on Dec. 5 and 7.

  • Hoops player rolls new game

    Dec 1, 2011

    An adaptive physical therapy program is helping a Soldier return to the game of his youth as he tries out for the All-Army Wheelchair basketball team.

  • Changes unveiled at Womack Army Medical Center

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Dental Command makes access to care in Hawaii easier

    Dec 1, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii--The Pacific Regional Dental Command has teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center to make access to dental care easier for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii. PRDC is automating the telephone system and offering dental text message appointment reminders.

  • Safety for the holidays

    Dec 1, 2011

    This season, choose toys that will make the holiday season a safe one. Toys should be a source of fun and learning for children. Too often toys with poor design, toys that are too old for a child, or a toy in bad repair can lead to serious, even fatal injuries. When choosing a toy, make sure to match the toy to the child's abilities. A toy that is too advanced or too simple for a child may be misused, which can lead to injury.

  • "0-0-1-3" -- A different approach to responsible drinking

    Dec 1, 2011

    A program called "0-0-1-3" is an alcohol abuse prevention program that promotes making responsible choices with regard to alcohol use. It supports the National Prevention Strategy to have a healthy and fit nation, by improving linkages between substance abuse, mental health, juvenile and criminal justice agencies to develop and disseminate effective models of prevention.

  • Tele-behavioral Health officially opens its doors in Hawaii

    Dec 1, 2011

    The culmination of a year-long endeavor came to fruition Nov. 28, 2011, with a grand opening ceremony as Pacific Regional Medical Command's Tele-behavioral Health (Tele-Medicine) officially opened its doors at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Tradition celebrated during Native American Heritage observance

    Nov 30, 2011

    Nearly 400 members of the Fort Stewart community gathered to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at a ceremony hosted by USA MEDDAC Nov. 22 in the Club Stewart ballroom.

  • 'I can hear you now': Sound exhibit tests hearing

    Nov 30, 2011

    The Army Hearing Conservation Program at Fort Stewart, Ga., assembled a hearing sound exhibit to help Soldiers and family members asses their hearing and learn about hearing health, Nov. 18, 2011.

  • Warrior care year-round commitment to Fort Hood's WTB

    Nov 29, 2011

    For the Soldiers, cadre and civilians of the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, warrior care is a year-round challenge, defined by its creed: Soldier's First; Soldiers Always.

  • The "Business" Side of Saving Lives

    Nov 29, 2011

    The USAMRMC's TATRC division has developed a handheld telemedicine device with real-time audio and video capability that can capture point-of-injury data while treating wounded soldiers in the field.

  • Wounded veteran receives key to new home, life

    Nov 28, 2011

    Homes for Our Troops gave retired Cpl. Jeffery Williams the keys to his brand new home, built just for him, in a key ceremony Saturday.

  • Leaders sign covenant on behalf of warriors in transition

    Nov 23, 2011

    Leadership of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity and the 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment (Provisional) -- Warrior Transition Battalion -- conducted an Army Medicine Covenant signing ceremony during a unit gathering Nov. 10 at Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Centers of Influence Become Medical Recruiting Ambassadors

    Nov 23, 2011

    After visiting Fort Sam Houston - the home of Army Medicine - to tour the San Antonio Military Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid, super centers of influence (COIs) return home as ambassors for medical recruiting.

  • Post Deployment Health Assessments -- be on time, be honest

    Nov 23, 2011

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center gears up to ensure approximately 24,000 returning Fort Hood Soldiers receive Post Deployment Health Assessments and Post Deployment Health Re-Assessments.

  • WTC hosts sitting volleyball tourney at Pentagon

    Nov 23, 2011

    Hosted by the Warrior Transition Command and in recognition of Warrior Care Month, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors came together to compete in a sitting volleyball tournament at the Pentagon Athletic Center, Nov. 21, 2011.

  • Horse therapy helps wounded Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Nov. 2011) -- Horseback riding can be fun recreation, and it is also great therapy for wounded warriors at Spirithorse Chisholm Trail Center near Comanche.

  • Rising Above the Flood: The Mission of AFRIMS

    Nov 22, 2011

    All work at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences located in Bangkok, Thailand, continues despite the worst flooding the region has seen in half a century.

  • Under SecArmy visits wounded warriors

    Nov 22, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, U.S. Army Europe Commander, Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher visit with wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

  • MEDCOM Chief of Staff Speaks at USAMITC Commander's Call

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief of Staff, Mr. Herbert Coley, spoke at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) Commander's Call held at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Wounded Warrior and Wife Speak to USAMITC about the Fisher House

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A Wounded Warrior and his wife spoke about the Fisher House at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call. This event took place at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston. On behalf of the Fisher House at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), and in an effort to help kick off the Combined Federal Campaign, Army Staff Sgt. Keith Dunn and his wife Kandi Dunn both gave heartfelt presentations on the Fisher House and on all it has to offer.

  • Belvoir hospital hosts Kenyan military officers

    Nov 21, 2011

    Two Kenyan medical officers recently shadowed doctors at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to observe how American medics manage hospital operations and medical care.

  • New rehab handbook to assist Warrior Transition leaders

    Nov 21, 2011

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

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 21, 2011

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

  • WTB at Schofield Barracks celebrates Warrior Care Month

    Nov 21, 2011

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

  • Fort Campbell officially opens WTB barracks

    Nov 18, 2011

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

  • Army expanding successful embedded behavioral health program

    Nov 17, 2011

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

  • Soldiers able to transition, heal through WTU internships

    Nov 16, 2011

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

  • Rangers earn Best Medic title

    Nov 16, 2011

    Medics with 75th Ranger Regiment win Best Medic title

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

    Nov 15, 2011

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

  • Behavioral Healthcare benefits affect Soldiers' quality of life

    Nov 14, 2011

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

  • Soldiers compete for Army's best medic title

    Nov 10, 2011

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

  • Arctic paratroopers save lives in the tropics

    Nov 10, 2011

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

  • Leaders cut ribbon on Fort Carson WTB barracks

    Nov 10, 2011

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

  • MEDCOM increasing hiring of disabled employees

    Nov 10, 2011

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

  • Leaders share views on combat stress

    Nov 10, 2011

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

  • Commentary: Re-naming of Bethesda hospital conjures memories

    Nov 10, 2011

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

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

    Nov 10, 2011

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

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

    Nov 8, 2011

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

  • Mild traumatic brain injury experts address athletic trainers

    Nov 7, 2011

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

  • Darnall medics prove themselves at Air Assault School

    Nov 4, 2011

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

  • Fort Campbell names new clinics for fallen Soldiers

    Nov 4, 2011

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

  • Wireless Vital Sign Monitor Approval Enters Final Phase

    Nov 3, 2011

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

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

    Nov 3, 2011

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

  • MEB, PEB processes aided by Counsel

    Nov 3, 2011

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

    Nov 1, 2011

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

  • USAMRMC protects Soldiers against unseen enemy

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Pink Heals Tour makes first appearance at Fort Hood

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Be good to your diabetic feet

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Deskside Snacking: Eating well in the workplace

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Live healthier through humor

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Developing your spider sense

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Airborne medical unit cases it guidon for deployment

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Army Observes Warrior Care Month in November

    Oct 31, 2011

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

  • Army flight medic sets example at Red Ribbon Run

    Oct 28, 2011

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

  • Fort Bragg rededicates health and dental clinic to war hero

    Oct 28, 2011

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

  • Darnall earns its highest patient satisfaction rating

    Oct 28, 2011

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

  • New Belvoir hospital cuts ribbon, celebrates project

    Oct 28, 2011

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

  • APHN: Don't shake your baby

    Oct 27, 2011

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

  • Army surgeons operate on Soldiers in field environment

    Oct 27, 2011

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

  • New kiosks educate patients on breast cancer awareness topics

    Oct 26, 2011

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

  • Warrior Transition Battalion goes green with new hydrogen bus

    Oct 26, 2011

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

  • Disabled Civilian, still able

    Oct 26, 2011

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

  • Rabies: Rare but fatal disease

    Oct 25, 2011

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

  • Army recruiters excel in medical, special missions in 2011

    Oct 25, 2011

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

  • Medical clinics in Mannheim officially inactivate

    Oct 24, 2011

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

  • National Guard MEDEVAC team ready for action in Iraq

    Oct 23, 2011

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

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

    Oct 21, 2011

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

  • Army deputy surgeon general, congressmen visit FOB Pasab

    Oct 20, 2011

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

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team hosts first Best Medic Competition

    Oct 20, 2011

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

    Oct 20, 2011

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

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

    Oct 20, 2011

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

  • Assessing brain injury: Virtual reality may hold answer

    Oct 18, 2011

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

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

    Oct 17, 2011

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

  • MEDCOM aims to apply 'Medical Home' model worldwide

    Oct 17, 2011

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


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