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  • Families honor those lost with Christmas wreaths

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "We are here to remember our fallen, to honor them and we are here to teach our children that our freedom is never free," said Judy Carlile to the nearly 400 people gathered Dec. 11 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery's new assembly area.

  • Spurs lift spirits with Center for the Intrepid visit

    Dec 16, 2010

    San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili talks with wounded warriors receiving treatment and therapy at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7.

  • JBSA hammers out energy conservation management strategies at summit

    Dec 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO -- Experts from the Department of Defense, Air Education Training Command and Joint Base San Antonio kicked off an energy conservation summit at Fort Sam Houston Dec. 7 to construct a Strategic Energy Management Plan for Fort Sam Houston and Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases.

  • Health Center Renovations Near Completion

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Pardon their mess - they're busy creating the wow factor for the sake of wellness

  • Fort Hood breaks ground for new Army medical center

    Dec 13, 2010

    A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Dec. 13, for the new $534 million Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center that will be constructed to replace the current 45-year-old building.

  • BJACH works to perfect reactions to mass casualty situations

    Dec 13, 2010

    Emergencies and disasters are in the news every day. Preparing for them can make the difference between life and death. That's why Fort Polk's Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital held an all-day multi-situational mass casualty training Dec. 2.

  • New PT program develops battle skills, warrior tasks

    Dec 13, 2010

    The winds of change are blowing through the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program and Fort Polk is taking the initiative to stay ahead of the storms that are sure to follow in its wake.

  • Combat Wounded Warriors Gain Closure with 'Operation Proper Exit'

    Dec 12, 2010

    Combat Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to gain closure as part of Operation Proper Exit, hosted by the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Division -Center, Dec. 10.

  • Wounded warriors, surviving family enjoy Patriot Hunt

    Dec 10, 2010

    When Rachaelle Langmack's husband died in the line of duty, his absence left a hole in her son's life that she couldn't fill, until she heard of Patriot Hunts.

  • Army medics help boy back on his feet

    Dec 10, 2010

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The fair-skinned blonde medic cradled the Afghan boy in her arms as she entered the coffee shop here. A Soldier and another young woman followed them inside. The boy's legs were wrapped in blankets and people inside the shop turned their heads to gaze at the boy as the group came in.

  • Fort Bragg doctor continues Family history of military service

    Dec 9, 2010

    Capt. Kamal Kalsi marks the fourth generation of serving in the military, with his great-grandfather having served in the Royal British army and his grandfather and father having served in the air force in India. Kalsi is a Soldier in the United States Army, assigned to Womack Army Medical Center's Emergency Department. Kalsi is a Sikh, which has been classified as the fifth largest religion in the world.

  • Military impact significant in local health care and bioscience industry

    Dec 9, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of every six San Antonio employees works in the health care and biosciences industries and the industry impact is approximately $24.5 billion, according to a report released by the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce Nov. 30.

  • Diabetes Represents Equal Opportunity Epidemic

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been five years since Marj Ogles, a volunteer at the Thrift Shop, began getting dizzy and noticed her balance was a little off. But when she went to the doctor, the diagnosis wasn't quite what she expected - diabetes.

  • ANP recruits learn first aid from Stryker medic

    Dec 5, 2010

    For the new ANP recruits, familiarity with basic first aid skills can mean the difference between life and death. Each recruit at the Afghan National Police Training Center is required to attend combat-injury focused medical training prior to graduation.

  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center observes World AIDS Day

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Testing her knowledge on HIV and AIDS, Fia Leiato (right) fills out a quiz created by Carl R. Darnall Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs Public Health Nursing department, as part of its observance of World AIDS Day Dec. 1.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors receive scholarships

    Dec 3, 2010

    Each year, 25 wounded warriors and their spouses receive full scholarships to attend Colorado Technical University, awarded by the Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program.

  • Digital mammography helps Fort Bragg medical technicians get closer look

    Dec 3, 2010

    Breast cancer screening has upgraded to the digital age at Womack Army Medical Center's Mammography Section. The department recently renovated to include a $1 million digital mammography imager with high resolution reading stations, equipment and a biopsy room.

  • Womack Army Medical Centeroffers tips to reduce risks of infant deaths

    Dec 3, 2010

    Colonel Jeffrey Kingsbury, chief, Preventive Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg said the difficultly in preventing sudden unexplained infant deaths and sudden infant death syndrom is that there is no clear reason as to why or how the baby died. He provided tips and measures parents can use to reduce the risk.

  • New patient appointment system offers improved service

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 2, 1010) -- A top Army Family Action Plan recommendation by Team Lee is about to become a reality at Kenner Army Health Clinic when the facility opens its new Patient Appointment Center for scheduling medical exams and other in-house services.

  • Army fielding app upgrades to improve mild TBI reporting on battlefield

    Dec 2, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of fielding a massive software upgrade to medical units on the front lines, delivering improved methods for capturing and reporting mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) data, as well as better tools for managing medical supplies, and better visibility of in-transit patients and equipment.

  • Horses help heroes in healing: WTU Soldiers participate

    Dec 2, 2010

    For decades, horses have charged into battle carrying cavalrymen, pulling artillerymen's caissons and serving as vehicles for mounted military police. Today, horses are helping wounded warriors by guiding them along the road to resiliency.

  • Study of brain hot topic at Army Science Conference

    Dec 1, 2010

    Hundreds of Army medical, science and technology experts gathered to discuss neuroscience and its role in training and materiel development at the third day of the 27th Army Science Conference Dec. 1.

  • Moroccan medical officers tour Fort Detrick, observe CBRNE emergency response methods

    Dec 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's Command Surgeon office conducted a familiarization visit for two Moroccan military medical officers to Fort Detrick, Md., and several nearby sites Nov. 14-19.

  • Army medical simulation scientists developing tools to give realistic training

    Dec 1, 2010

    Medical simulation technologies are being developed to give medics and combat lifesavers more realistic training that could result in lives saved on the battlefield.

  • Army's first community-based medical clinic now open

    Nov 30, 2010

    The first of 17 planned off-base Army medical clinics opened today outside Fort Campbell, Ky., as part of an initiative that is aiming to free up health care access for Active Duty Soldiers on installations.

  • Healing through sports

    Nov 30, 2010

    IT'S about the ability, not the disability." That was the refrain echoed over and over again by wounded, ill and injured servicemembers who participated in the first-ever Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., last spring. Most said it while shrugging their shoulders and trying to downplay their achievements, as though participating in an intense Paralympic-sponsored sports competition mere months after sustaining catastrophic injuries happens every day.

  • 25th CAB trains, certifies combat lifesavers

    Nov 29, 2010

    The first forty-nine 25th CAB Soldiers participated in the CAB's CLS training and qualification program since returning from Iraq, and earned their CLS certification at Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF), Nov. 18.

  • Saving Lives Under Fire

    Nov 29, 2010

    Researchers are developing a remote robotic triage system to help medics determine when to leave cover to attend to battlefield casualties.

  • Darnall's Pharmacy Department and staff win prestigious awards

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Pharmacy Department picked up two prestigious awards at the 2010 Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar held in October in Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • 'Windtalker' provides view into WWII

    Nov 29, 2010

    One might think that Dr. Barney Old Coyote's service in the Army Air Corps during World War II was breaking traditions of sorts. In reality, he was doing what his ancestors had always done by enlisting to fight alongside the white people.

  • The Smallest Solution to Large Problems

    Nov 29, 2010

    Nanoparticles may hold the answer to treating a wide array of medical problems. The military is leading the way in exploring their potential and safety.

  • Hospital staff and volunteers recognized for good deeds

    Nov 29, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Two Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff members were among several Fort Hood Soldiers and civilians and local community members who received awards at the recent "Hood Heroes" award ceremony held Nov. 16 at Club Hood.

  • 'Strings' of Peace Soothing Fort Hood Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2010

    As part of Warrior Care month, Fort Hood's WTB is sponsoring numerous activities and event for soldiers and their families.

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

    Nov 26, 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.

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

    Nov 26, 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.

  • Fort Hood WTB Receives Retention Honors

    Nov 26, 2010

    WTB receives retention honors for most reenlistments for a Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Facebook friends travel to BAMC Fisher House to volunteer

    Nov 26, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Who knew sharing thoughts about a book with complete strangers would lead to a trip to the Brooke Army Medical Center Fisher House' That's what happened to seven women who connected through Facebook and met to volunteer at the BAMC Fisher House Nov. 1.

  • Beat the Mental Health Stigma

    Nov 26, 2010

    A commentary about how it's important to overcome personal stigmas against mental health care so you can get help when you need it.

  • Street Smart's graphic safety demo pulls no punches about bad choices

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 200 pairs of eyes were focused like laser beams on the graphic images shown on the screen. The rapid-fire delivery of photos and videos taken from the aftermath of deadly auto accidents lasted just a few minutes; but its effect would last much longer for the Soldiers, Airmen and civilians gathered for the Street Smart safety presentations at the Roadrunner Community Center Nov. 19.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • Medical clinic at Fort Hood renamed after National Guard medic

    Nov 24, 2010

    A National Guard combat medic killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom was memorialized Nov. 23 when Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's West Fort Hood Health Clinic was renamed in his honor.

  • Laughs a plenty on serious subject

    Nov 24, 2010

    Safety expert/speaker Steve Verret tosses out a little taste of his home state of Louisiana in the form of shrimp-flavored noodles to Jimmy Carpenter, Fort McPherson golf course employee, Tuesday at the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Oral hygiene important during pregnancy

    Nov 23, 2010

    Bacteria from a mother's mouth can be transmitted through the blood and amniotic fluid in the womb to her unborn child. This can contribute to the risk of premature delivery, low birth weight and the premature onset of contractions or infection of a newborn child.

  • Texas Honor Ride thanks wounded veterans, Families

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Close to 800 motorcycles and support vehicles traveled from Houston and other Texas cities to salute wounded warriors and Families during the Texas Honor Ride Nov. 13 with Salado Creek Park as the final destination.

  • Risk factors focus of 'Tell a Friend' breast cancer awareness luncheon

    Nov 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- Breast cancer awareness committees from Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center and The American Cancer Society collaborated to present an 11th annual "Tell a Friend" luncheon at the San Antonio Country Club Oct. 29.

  • Christmas comes early for 100 wounded warriors

    Nov 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO -- Christmas came early for 100 active duty and retired wounded warriors on Veterans Day. However, the gifts weren't presented by the usual jolly person in a red suit and white beard, but by angels.

  • Buffalo Soldiers honor veterans, their history

    Nov 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Dressed in period uniforms, members of the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association honored veterans Nov. 11 at the San Antonio National Cemetery during the Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Commemorative Ceremony.

  • Robots to rescue wounded on battlefield

    Nov 22, 2010

    A robot now being tested may soon be used to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives.

  • Rwandan medical officers visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 21, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) conducted a familiarization visit for two Rwandan military medical soldiers at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, November 1-4, 2010.

  • Army aims to better track injured Soldiers

    Nov 19, 2010

    The Army is using a new computer-based tracking system in order to provide more consistent care for injured Soldiers called e-Profile.

  • Veterans counseling center moves into new $300K facility

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Soldier Services Counseling Center celebrated its move to Building 2751 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

  • First amputee completes Carson WLC

    Nov 18, 2010

    Sgt. Charles Berninghausen became the first amputee to complete the Warrior Leader Course at Fort Carson Nov. 12, almost four years after an improvised explosive device in Iraq nearly killed him.

  • Terrain-Sensing Technology Moves from Robots and SUVs to Wheelchairs

    Nov 18, 2010

  • Medical Robotic Technologies Take a Step Closer to the Battlefield

    Nov 18, 2010

    Robotics in the battlefield.

  • Resilient vet tells hopeful story

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Departing and arriving Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Unit met a retired Soldier well versed in overcoming difficult circumstances during the unit's monthly hail and farewell luncheon Nov. 12.

  • Double amputee speaks to ASC about leadership

    Nov 18, 2010

    When former Cpl. Robert "B.J." Jackson walks into a room and starts talking about what people need most from their leaders, the audience tends to listen. Even more so when they realize he walked in on two prosthetic legs and the marks on his hands and forearms are burn scars. As he stood in front of the dozens of Department of the Army civilians and Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island Arsenal's Black Hawk Conference Room on Nov. 9, those in attendance instantly recognized him for what he was and what he represented.

  • Groundbreaking for new medical center set for Dec. 13

    Nov 18, 2010

    Groundbreaking for Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's new hospital is scheduled for Dec. 13, signaling the start of a $534 million project that will consolidate services and enhance access to medical care for thousands of Fort Hood Soldiers, family members and retirees.

  • 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.

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