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  • Aid stations at Campbell, Carson move from paper to digtal medical records

    Nov 17, 2010

    Replacing paper with electronic medical record systems, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., are the latest to join the growing list of units using MC4, a once battlefield-only system, to document Soldier care in garrison. This enables units to familiarize themselves with a system they will ultimately use down range.

  • Schweinfurt Chaplain attempts spiritual approach to PTSD treatment

    Nov 16, 2010

    One of the great long-lasting problems of war-long after peace treaties are signed and bombed bridges are rebuilt-is the plight of the Soldier. Post-traumatic stress disorder has been one of the most persistent problems for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and treatment with certainty has yet to come to the forefront of the Army community. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Dean Bonura hopes to implement something new within the existing canon of PTSD therapy. The product of years of research and the focus of his doctoral dissertation, his Strongheart Warrior program paves a path towards healing PTSD using the tenets of Christian spirituality.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Nov 15, 2010

    One of the ways Madigan is caring for Soldiers' teens is by transitioning to a medical home environment within the Adolescent Specialty Clinic. A medical home is characterized by comprehensive, holistic care within the department. The concept involves having the adolescent meet with a team in one location for all health care-related matters.

  • Soldiers receive realistic training on first-aid kits

    Nov 15, 2010

    The MTTP is a trailer outfitted with a computer-controlled mannequin that speaks, breathes and bleeds like a person. The platform was created to train Soldiers how to use their IFAK . The kit is often introduced but not often put into real-life training situations. Wounds simulated include amputations, sucking chest wounds and airway compromise.

  • Senior officer inducted into NCO ranks after waiting 36 years

    Nov 15, 2010

    After 36 years of waiting for his turn to walk under the crossed sabers signifying his transformation into a noncommissioned officer, Col. Neil Glenesk had that opportunity Oct. 22 during Madigan Healthcare System's NCO Induction Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • New mass notification system now at Madigan

    Nov 15, 2010

    Madigan's system has been named E-notify and is anticipated to be running by the end of November. It will be used in emergencies such as inclement weather and a recall. Madigan will appoint system administrators and managers who will activate contact through E-notify when necessary.

  • Madigan hosts behavioral health summit at McChord

    Nov 15, 2010

    A myriad of presenters spoke at Madigan Healthcare System's TBI and PTS Symposium Nov. 4 at McChord Field. Soldiers, Family members, and civilian employees participated in the symposium, which featured speakers on the inner workings of TBI, the options of treatment available and how to interact with someone suffering from TBI or PTS.

  • 'Mechanical mommy' helps train military baby doctors

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Mobile Obstetric Emergencies Simulator doesn't sound like something that is cutting-edge technology and can potentially save the Department of Defense millions of dollars in malpractice suits, especially when it only costs $20,000 to create.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldiers Guests of Austin IRS Veterans Day Ceremonies

    Nov 15, 2010

    Fort Hood Warrior in Transition Brigade soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Karl Pasco, was one of the guest speakers during Veterans Day Ceremonies at the IRS Submission Processing Building in Austin, Texas.

  • 'Hooping' For a Cause: Wheelchair Basketball Challenges Fort Hood Warriors in Transition

    Nov 15, 2010

    Fort Hood Warriors in Transition participate in wheelchair basketball game with local team to raise disability awareness during October's National Disability Employment Awareness month.

  • Natick Soldiers recognized at BoSox Club luncheon

    Nov 15, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - A group accustomed to applauding men in uniform did that again when it invited three Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center to lunch just before Veterans Day.

  • Seasonal flu vaccines still available

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Unlike last flu season, when people needed to get two vaccines (the 2009 H1N1 and the seasonal vaccine), this flu season only the seasonal vaccine is needed.

  • Tobacco Cessation: TAMC helps smokers quit

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Tobacco use in the Army is a high-profile issue and has a direct impact upon a Soldier's ability to accomplish the mission.

  • Secretary of the Army cuts ribbon for new WTU, Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Nov 15, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh called the grand opening of Fort Meade's Warrior in Transition Solider and Family Assistance Center facilities "a very unique achievement" during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 10.

  • First Lady Visits Staff, Patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 15, 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on Veterans Days as part of her overseas visit

  • TF Ivy talks suicide prevention

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from Task Force Ivy gathered at McMahon AudiA,Atorium Oct. 19 to reinforce the importance of suicide prevention awareness and the responsibility every Soldier has in taking care of his comrades in distress. Col. Todd Heussner, Task Force Ivy commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Shirley, the Task Force Ivy senior enlisted Soldier, brought the Soldiers together to provide information and stress the role Soldiers as leaders shared in suicide prevention awareness.

  • Domestic violence awareness training held at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    More than 100 community members gathered at Womack Army Medical Center's Weaver Auditorium Oct. 26, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a way to remember victims of domestic violence. A member of the hospital's Pediatrics Clinic staff conducted a session that explained what others can do if they or someone close to them is a victim of domestic violence. The class also included information about how domestic violence affects everyone and on what has become an increasing trend - teen domestic violence.

  • Bragg opens model Army Wellness Center

    Nov 10, 2010

    Chilly, misty weather didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 people who attended the Nov. 5 opening of the Fort Bragg, N.C., Army Wellness Center.

  • Keeping the pumps going - BMETs turn to learn at METC

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When a heart-lung bypass unit loses pressure during surgery - who does the surgeon call' The BMETs, of course.

  • First METC grads make history

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- It might have been a small group of Airmen graduating at the Medical Education and Training Campus Nov. 4, but they made a huge historical impact as the first course to complete training at the billion-dollar joint training campus that opened in June.

  • Resiliency Training Campus, Paving the Way for Prevention

    Nov 10, 2010

  • Army launches new website for wounded warriors

    Nov 10, 2010

    The Army Warrior Transition Command launched a new website covering issues identified in feedback from wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans.

  • FORSCOM and USARC Forward personnel get their H1N1 and seasonal flu shots

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers and civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Forward at Fort Bragg took preventive steps to protect themselves from seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses. Medics from the Womack Family Medicine Residency Clinic vaccinated FORSCOM and USARC personnel in order to reduce the chances of their falling ill as they set the conditions for the seamless transition of FORSCOM and USARC operations from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C. The move is in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation, which directed their current home, Fort McPherson to close not later than Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Medical trauma training at NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Nov. 2, at the National Training Center, here.

  • Secretary of the Army, CSA honor Fort Hood medical staff

    Nov 8, 2010

    On the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, medical personnel were recognized by the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for saving many lives.

  • III Corps and Fort Hood Remembrance Ceremony and Run to Remember

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Hundreds gathered at Fort Hood Nov. 5, 2010, to remember those who were killed or wounded in the Fort Hood shooting incident Nov. 5, 2009, and to thank the first responders who provided immediate aid and support. In the morning, III Corps and Fort Hood hosted an awards ceremony where the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and the Honorable John McHugh, secretary of the Army, presented 52 medals, including 10 Soldier's Medals. In the afternoon, the community attended a remembrance ceremony, honoring the fallen. Nov. 6, the community gathered for a Run to Remember.

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    Nov 5, 2010

    Mental health professionals talk about the stages Soldiers and families experience post-deployment, and provide advice on how they can grow stronger and form tighter bonds as they move through these stages.

  • Horseback riding program now provides certified therapy for wounded warriors

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A child with a severe cognitive disability suddenly giggles sitting atop a horse. A teen smiles broadly discovering he can control a 900-pound animal, though his legs were amputated. A spouse whose husband is deployed enjoys the backwoods trails on horseback.

  • Spotlighting success: Overcoming barriers, disabilities

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- During National Disability Employment Awareness Month each October, the Department of Labor and other federal agencies put a spotlight on the issues job-seekers with disabilities face, and how they can be overcome. At Fort Sam Houston, a luncheon was held at the Dodd Field Chapel Oct. 28 and a pair of speakers gave very different perspectives on living and coping with disabilities.

  • Patriotic volunteer inducted into Blood Donor Hall of Fame

    Nov 4, 2010

    On Oct. 20, 2010, Ronald Decker , a Robertson Blood Center donor and volunteer was inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame. This award, sponsored by a leading healthcare company focused on the development and marketing of products and services for the transfusion medicine industry, recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.

  • A patriotic community gets behind the blood drive

    Nov 4, 2010

    McGregor Texas High School ROTC sends blood donations and good cheer to deployed troops

  • Being immunized fosters a healthy workforce

    Nov 3, 2010

    For members of the Army Family - Soldiers, civilians and Family members - protection against seasonal influenza is a simple immunization - inhaling a mist or getting a flu shot.

  • Military progresses in identifying, treating brain, mental injuries

    Nov 3, 2010

    Nine years of conflict has revolutionized the way the military treats its combat wounded, Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr., the Navy surgeon general, told American Forces Press Service.

  • Collaboration improves treatment of unseen scars of war

    Nov 2, 2010

    Several times every week, a team of about 50 specialists gathers around a conference table at the National Naval Medical Center here to assess the progress of every wounded warrior undergoing treatment at the hospital.

  • Army increases support for suicide prevention

    Nov 2, 2010

    In an attempt to combat the rise in Army-wide suicides, efforts are being made to increase awareness of the risk factors and warning signs to prevent suicides. In addition, Army leadership across the board is stepping up to provide better assistance in mitigating causes linked to suicidal thoughts and actions.

  • Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life

    Nov 2, 2010

    October is the month designated, by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1982, as National Physical Therapy Month to celebrate physical therapy nationwide. This year's theme for National Physical Therapy Month is Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life.

  • CRDAMC hosts Retiree Health Fair

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hosted a Retiree Health Fair Oct. 30 in conjunction with Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs 36th annual Retiree Appreciation Day. Centrally located at the Thomas Moore Health Clinic, representatives from CRDAMC, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and TRICARE provided information to nearly 800 retirees. Additionally, medical staff was on hand to provide vaccinations and to test blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index. Physical therapy techniques and self-care classes were also taught to help lead visitors down a healthy path through retirement.

  • CRDAMC Residency program earns maximum accreditation

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center recently earned a maximum accreditation of five years from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

  • New addition to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center opening soon

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A 50,000-square-foot addition to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is nearly complete. The Women's Health Services facility, located on the east wing, is scheduled to begin patient care in the Spring of 2011.

  • What is gastroesophageal reflux disease'

    Nov 1, 2010

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also called "GERD," is a common condition that often occurs after meals. In some people, the reflux is related to a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter, a band of muscle fibers that usually closes off the esophagus from the stomach. If this sphincter doesn't close properly, food and liquid can move backward into the esophagus and may cause the symptoms. The risk factors for reflux include hiatal hernia, pregnancy, and scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease characterized by hardening of the skin.

  • Another reason to quit smoking: third-hand smoke

    Nov 1, 2010

    Tobacco smoke has added a new potential danger to its list of hazards: third-hand smoke. The term was coined in a study published in the medical journal, "Pediatrics," to describe the interaction of tobacco smoke with indoor surfaces.

  • Staying tobacco-free-making it last

    Nov 1, 2010

    Staying tobacco-free is not easy. Be proud of yourself as a person who no longer needs to depend on nicotine or be controlled by nicotine. First, you freed yourself from tobacco. Now, you start an important and sometimes challenging journey in your independence from nicotine.

  • Fox Commander Marks First 100 Days Of Command

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Each morning as the sun comes up, Col. Elizabeth Johnson greets the new day with gratitude. "Command is a privilege and I wake up every day feeling blessed," Johnson said.

  • BAMC: Bringing the cutting edge of Army medical care and services to San Antonio

    Oct 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center serves as a world-class medical center and is one of the Army's largest medical facilities, offering the highest quality of medical care for wounded warriors, service members, Family members, civilians and veterans.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center opens new primary care clinic

    Oct 29, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center opened its newest addition, the Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, during a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 21.

  • DOD unveils smart phone mental health application

    Oct 28, 2010

    A free smart phone mobile application that will help servicemembers, veterans and family members track their emotional health is now available, Defense Department officials announced this week.

  • WTU Soldiers, families hit the books: Partnership offers wounded warriors college credits

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The day after Cpl. Wiley White Jr. completed Advanced Individual Training in 2009, the infantryman realized something was wrong. When he woke up, one arm was numb. For the next few days he felt tingling sensations and pain in his arm.

  • Diet, exercise important for metabolism

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Anyone who is taking steps to improve his or her overall health is sure to continue to run across the word metabolism. So many of us blame our metabolism for our struggles with making that scale go down. To some degree it's true. But to a greater degree, it is not.

  • 'Wings of Lightning' Soldiers compete, earn EFMB

    Oct 27, 2010

    One hundred and forty-six Soldiers began the grueling, five-day competition to earn one of the Army's most coveted skill badges. By graduation day, only 20 remained, and were recognized for their accomplishment as they received the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB), at a ceremony held on Schofield Barracks' Sills Field, Oct 22.

  • Army medicine building circle of trust, says surgeon general

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Army's surgeon general announced a new partnership of trust between Soldiers and their Families and Army Medical Command, based on improved access and continuity of care, at the third Family Forum of the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting.

  • Two sets of twins has Combat Support Hospital seeing double

    Oct 26, 2010

    Two sets of twins currently serving in the 212th CSH - a very unique situation.

  • CRDAMC Physical Therapy Department opens its doors

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center employees and patients had the chance to test their limits during the Physical Therapy Department's open house Oct. 21.

  • Red Cross donates TRX equipment to Fort Polk's WTU

    Oct 25, 2010

    The TRX equipment and exercise program is a suspension training system that uses body weight to achieve fitness goals. The system is starting to gain attention in the Army. Thanks to the American Red Cross, the newest workout equipment on Fort Polk will not be found at any gym. Rather, it can be found at the Warrior Transition Unit.

  • Celebrate wellness during Massage Therapy Awareness Week, Oct. 24-30

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Massage Therapy is one of the many tools used at Fort Hood to decrease the symptoms of combat stress and to enhance health and well-being.

  • Darnall stresses infection prevention

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Just in time for Halloween, a room of horrors haunted staff at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

  • Twenty Soldiers awarded Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 24, 2010

    Twenty Pacific region Soldiers earned their EFMBs following an intense 11-day technical evaluation at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 22.

  • FORSCOM FRG leaders learn about survivor outreach services at annual training symposium

    Oct 24, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 23, 2010) - Survivor Outreach Services experts from Installation Management Command today encouraged the 470 Family Readiness Group leaders, attending the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command FRG Training Symposium here to educate themselves about the benefits of "SOS." Donna Engeman, Survivor Outreach Services survivor advocate and special projects coordinator for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the primary SOS instructor at the training symposium. She is also a survivor who lost her husband when he was killed by an explosively formed penetrating device May 14, 2006 in Iraq.

  • Family readiness group leaders tackle comprehensive Soldier fitness

    Oct 23, 2010

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 22, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted the second day of its third annual Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training Symposium Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Hotel by focusing on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness. The annual training event attracted 470 FRG leaders from Army units nationwide this year.

  • Family Readiness Leaders Get Tips on Health

    Oct 23, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 22, 2010) - Colonel Holly Olson, director of medical education in charge of all graduate professional health education at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, spoke to 470 Family Readiness Group (FRG) leaders here today, pertaining to maintaining their individual health. The FRG leaders, representing Army units nationwide, are gathered in the nation's capital to attend the third annual U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) FRG Training Symposium from Oct. 21 to 27.

  • Darnall respiratory therapists committed to saving lives

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - CRDAMC Respiratory Services provides 24-hour support throughout the hospital to emergency care, medical, surgical and neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, pulmonary, arterial blood gas and laboratory testing settings.

  • Dental staff announces new oral health care program

    Oct 22, 2010

    More than 184,000 Soldiers have been identified as needing at least one dental filling. Soldiers stationed at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem who have dental cavities can now receive treatment designed to meet their specific needs from the Lawrence Joel Army Dental Clinic. This High Caries Risk Program (HCRP) targets Soldiers who have high levels of tooth decay and is a unique program that aims to improve overall oral health.

  • Tobacco deadly in all its forms

    Oct 22, 2010

    Is chewing tobacco as bad as cigarettes' Yes. Both cigarettes and chewing tobacco are toxic to your body. You may hear more about the harm cigarettes do to the body, but chewing tobacco can also hurt your health. Chewing tobacco can cause sores and white patches in your mouth, as well as diseases and cancers of the mouth, gums and throat. Chewing can give you bad breath, discolor your teeth and cause tooth loss. One chew contains 15 times the nicotine of a cigarette, meaning the risk of addiction is much higher.

  • Free OTC medicine program saves money, time

    Oct 21, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-A viable benefit for servicemembers and their Family Members has gone unnoticed or forgotten by many. The Over-The-Counter Self Care Program offered at Winn Army Community Hospital and Tuttle Army Health Clinic is designed for active or retired servicemembers and their beneficiaries to receive free over-the-counter medications without a prescription or having to see a health care provider.

  • Malaria medication, valuable tool in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2010

    At least 38 cases of malaria have been diagnosed in troops serving in Afghanistan since January 2010.

  • 557th converts from Ground Ambulance Company to Area Support Medical Company

    Oct 21, 2010

    During the transformation ceremony in an airfield hangar, the 557th Medical Company, a nearly 70-year old medical company, publicly converted from a Ground Ambulance Company to an Area Support Medical Company - a change that became official Oct.16.

  • Stress no more, resiliency is here

    Oct 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Rail Gunners master resiliency team taught its 14th master resiliency training class at the Fort Hood Education Center, here, Oct. 12-15.

  • Army gathers brain data for deploying personnel through ANAM

    Oct 18, 2010

    All Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members, civilians and contractors deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan are mandated to take a 20-minute neurocognitive assessment test through the Department of Defense Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics center located near Madigan Healthcare System.

  • Army health care surveys prvide important data

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Surveys are a 24-question, confidential survey given to patients selected on a random basis by a contractor via U.S. mail. They are designed to provide Madigan's command staff and providers with unique information about how our patients feel about their providers, the services at the hospital and clinics and access to their health care needs. Those surveys have allowed Madigan to enhance, increase, adjust and continue to provide world-class military medicine for all our beneficiaries.

  • Breast cancer awareness: my Family's story

    Oct 18, 2010

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. America brings out pink ribbons and commercials about the most common cancer found in women. Campaigns kick off and fundraisers move into a higher gear. All of these aim at defeating a cancer that is killing our nation's women. I do those things every month. Pink ribbons are not saved for October in our house.

  • Madigan first to train Army's new Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course

    Oct 18, 2010

    It takes a partnership throughout the medical community to train a good nurse. That's a lesson learned from the Army's Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course being held for the first time in Madigan Healthcare System and some of Tacoma's emergency rooms.

  • Wounded Warriors receive therapy through horses

    Oct 18, 2010

    The eight-week equine therapy program brings in Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers once a week to Serenity Farms to work with horses volunteered by their owners.

  • Madigan tests mass casualty response

    Oct 18, 2010

    A recent mass casualty exercise by Madigan Healthcare System highlighted the hospital's readiness for an active shooter and a large number of casualties. It came the day of an actual incident at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Md., where the real life situation mirrored the exercise at Madigan. The goals of the exercise were to test Madigan's implementation of the National Incident Management System for emergency management and to test the increase in security forces at Madigan's hospital and clinics.

  • JBLM Soldier Readiness Processing Center processes 18,000 Soldiers, twice

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Readiness Processing Center recently received accolades for maintaining efficient processes while deploying and redeploying the largest troop contingent since the Korean War.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Oct 18, 2010

    Eight teenagers joined practitioners from the Adolescent Specialty Clinic and participated in Madigan Healthcare System's second teen forum designed to provide them with an outlet to discuss how this war is affecting our Soldier's adolescents.

  • Release of Protected Health Information

    Oct 18, 2010

    If you seek help from the troop medical clinic for a medical condition, will your commander be told about your condition' Could this be embarrassing for you, perhaps even damage your career or lead to disciplinary action' Such concerns can lead a Soldier to avoid medical care, perhaps until a condition becomes a serious health hazard.

  • Lyster clinic officials urge patients to obtain flu vaccine

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As influenza season approaches, Lyster Army Health Clinic officials emphasize the importance of obtaining vaccinations early to protect against illness.

  • Southern Regional Medical Command stands up, merges two inactivated commands

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In a move designed to better serve the Army of the 21st century, the Southern Regional Medical Command was activated during a ceremony at the MacArthur Parade Field Oct. 8. At the same time, the Southeast Regional Medical Command and Great Plains Regional Medical Command were inactivated and their colors retired.

  • New course teaches innovative techniques for pain management downrange

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- New and innovative techniques using ultrasound for pain management were recently introduced in the Army Medical Department Center & School's first "Ultrasound Guided Nerve Block Course for Anesthesia Providers," offered through the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing last month.

  • Medic is Army All-Star

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After two tours to Iraq and non-stop training in between, Sgt. Windy Klein finally got a break. The medic, who now works at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, got to play softball for the All-Army Women's Softball Team.

  • American and British medical units conduct Joint Medical Training Exercise

    Oct 13, 2010

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 212th Combat Support Hospital and the United Kingdom's 208th Field Hospital (Liverpool), conducted Operation Starlight Oct. 2-6 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here. The joint medical training - the first of its kind between the two countries - enabled the units to exercise a 44-bed medical facility as they conducted joint medical interoperability operations. The training also serves to validate the units' training and readiness to support any future real-world missions.

  • Army Africa medical personnel attend revamped Tropical Medicine Course

    Oct 13, 2010

    To combat the affects of tropical diseases, and to ensure the health and safety of all Soldiers operating in the U.S. Africa Command operational area, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, in coordination with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has resurrected the teaching of its formerly defunct Tropical Medicine Course (TMC) and revamped it for the 21st century. The TMC was first taught in 1941 and discontinued in 1991, after 50 years. It was resurrected in 2010 in response to the operational needs of AFRICOM and the Special Operations Command.

  • General calls for better suicide prevention efforts

    Oct 12, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8, 2010 - The military must address the stress wearing down the force and work to end the stigma surrounding mental health care to combat rising suicide rates, the chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide said today.

  • WTU work program helps wounded warriors, KMC

    Oct 12, 2010

    In recent years Warrior Transition Units have become an important tool in helping wounded Soldiers. The WTU is a place where Soldiers can take time to heal and effectively manage their medical appointments. The WTU can also act as a transition point if a Soldier is going through a medical or physical evaluation board.

  • Body, mind and spirit

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Task Force Destiny Consolidated Aid Station provides top of the line medical care and training to all its Soldiers deployed here in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while increasing morale and pride within the unit.

  • Body, mind and spirit

    Oct 11, 2010

    The Task Force Destiny Consolidated Aid Station provides top of the line medical care and training to all its Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while increasing morale and pride within the unit.

  • Makeover turns dated clinic into space-age facility

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-A 13-month renovation project has transformed the Col. Boyd Lee Smith Dental Clinic from a drab retro 1970s eyesore into a shiny, high-tech futuristic facility. Mountain Post and U.S. Army Dental Activity Fort Carson leadership celebrated the clinic's $10.8 million complete renovation, which included stripping the dAfAcor from its walls and replacing outdated equipment with the most-advanced dental technologies available, with an official grand reopening ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 22.

  • Clinic changes name, but not mission to help Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2010

    A significant event in the closure of Fort McPherson took place when the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic was re-designated as the Lawrence Joel Army Troop Medical Clinic (LJATMC) Oct. 1. "Today's transition is important," said Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, LJATMC commander. "It is the first major milestone in closing the clinic."

  • Army begins phase two of five-year study on suicide, prevention

    Oct 7, 2010

    This fall the Army, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, will begin surveying about 90,000 active-duty Soldiers to collect data for the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members.

  • Darnall celebrates Hispanic Americans in medicine

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Diversity was celebrated Oct. 1 at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center during the annual Hispanic Heritage Month equal opportunity program.

  • CRDAMC recognizes deployed Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Darnall Army Medical Center's deployed Soldiers received new recognition by hospital leaders Sept. 29 at the Deployed Warrior Wall presentation.

  • Casey honors Tripler life savers

    Oct 5, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented an Army Achievement Medal and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award to two men whose quick actions back in January saved a life at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Stay healthy at your workplace

    Oct 5, 2010

    Surviving the move into a cubicle city takes a good sense of humor and creativity. As with any move, a new environment brings new challenges. Conditions in our work area undoubtedly influence our mood, physical health, productivity and sense of calm.

  • What's your dental IQ'

    Oct 5, 2010

    Dental health is a key element of health. The health of one's mouth impacts overall health and readiness. October, which is National Dental Hygiene Month, is a good time to refresh basic knowledge of dental health and hygiene.

  • Parents can help combat childhood obesity

    Oct 5, 2010

    The last two decades have shown a rise in childhood obesity, including children in Army families. As obesity numbers in children continue to climb, so do conditions associated with obesity, for example Type 2 diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea and high cholesterol. Early detection and treatment can reduce the likelihood of these health problems from occurring. Parents need to advocate for their children by asking questions during annual well visit check-ups with their child's healthcare provider and by establishing healthy habits at home.

  • New website offers public health, healthy living info

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) launched its new Web site today, making Army-related public health information more accessible to Soldiers and retirees, their families, Army civilians, and medical and other professional colleagues.

  • Red-carpet treatment: WTB Soldiers visit Seattle Seahawks

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - For Soldiers and family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion, a trip to watch the Seattle Seahawks practice yielded memories of a lifetime. Fifty-five Soldiers assigned to the WTB were given special access to visit the team during a practice September 22. Family members and service animals were also welcomed as the Seahawks unrolled the red carpet.

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Wounded veteran shares stories of resilience

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