Archive: Army Medicine

Showing 4600-4700 of 7743 items, Subscribe to RSS Feed
 
  • Lyster Health Clinic prepares for construction

    Aug 30, 2012

    The main entrance to Lyster Army Health Clinic will not be accessible after September 1 as a result of construction to install a revolving door, but several alternate entrances to the building will open for staff and patients.

  • New equipment helps wounded warriors hunt

    Aug 30, 2012

    With deer hunting season around the corner, Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation is making sure that everyone, including wounded warriors, has the opportunity to enjoy its almost 50,000 acres of hunting grounds.

  • Army Chief of Staff, NFL commissioner sign joint TBI initiative

    Aug 30, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2012) -- The U.S. Military Academy hosted a joint panel discussion with the Army and the NFL Aug. 30 to promote cultural change on traumatic brain injury, Soldier-athlete awareness and reducing the stigma caused by seeking treatment for concussions and other brain-related injuries.

  • Fort Bragg research examines value of virtual reality as PTSD treatment

    Aug 29, 2012

    Professionals from the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services are at Fort Bragg, N.C., conducting a study to see if the use of virtual reality therapy will help service members coming home from combat environments combat post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Over-the-counter medications available at clinic pharmacy

    Aug 29, 2012

    Over-the-counter medications are a free benefit for Soldiers, family members and retirees.

  • Labor Day Safety Message from the Surgeon General

    Aug 29, 2012

    Labor Day is dedicated to recognizing and honoring our Nation's workforce; it also marks the traditional end of the summer season. CSM Brock and I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your dedicated service to our Nation. Your service continues to strengthen the health and readiness of our AMEDD and Army Family.

  • USAHC-SB celebrates women's equality

    Aug 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The staff at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks held a Women's Equality Month observance, Aug. 24, here.

  • September Army-wide stand down to support suicide prevention

    Aug 28, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered an Army-wide suicide "stand down," scheduled for Sept. 27, 2012, as a way to empower leadership to prevent further loss of life due to suicide.

  • Wounded Warriors attend London Paralympics

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Olympic games may be over, but there is still a group of international athletes competing for gold in London and a select group of Soldiers are on hand to see the competition.

  • MEDEVAC crews fit into tight spaces

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers are great at what they do, but they don't always make it through the mission without injury or Mother Nature getting in their way. To aid their injured battle buddies, the Medevac aviation crews with the Company C "Eagle Dustoff," 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, attached to Task Force Wings, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare for those unfortunate circumstances by combat hoist training operations.

  • Special Troops Battalion celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 27, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - There is no mistake that all soldiers, male or female, sacrifice a great deal in order to serve their country. Paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division especially are required to get down and dirty and devote long hours in field environments to go above standards. U.S. Army soldiers are generally viewed as males who leave their families to make necessary sacrifices for their country. What about the women who serve? Society often asks, "Why would women want to serve? Why would they want to leave their children and travel into dangerous areas of the globe and fight?" Their hard work and dedication often goes unnoticed.

  • National Guard units in Southeast on alert for Isaac's impact

    Aug 27, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard elements throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • New Wellness Center supports resiliency, holistic practices

    Aug 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels recently unveiled a new facility designed to provide the tools and the training to increase resiliency in both the Soldier and the community.

  • Kimbrough announces mass influenza vaccination dates

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated against the flu each year.

  • Whitmer takes command of USARIEM

    Aug 24, 2012

    On a sunny day 777 days ago, Maj. Gen. James Gilman, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, took the unit colors from Col. Kevin Keenan and presented them to Col. Gaston Bathalon as the 17th commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Today, Gilman took the unit colors from Bathalon and handed command to Col. Deborah Whitmer as the 18th USARIEM Commander.

  • DoD officials monitor West Nile virus increase in mosquitoes

    Aug 24, 2012

    Mosquitos mean West Nile virus

  • Trinkle assumes command of Andrew Rader Clinic

    Aug 24, 2012

    Lt. Col. Laura R. Trinkle assumed command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic from Interim Commander Lt. Col. Stacy U. Weina during an Aug. 21 ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Club.

  • Tripler, DOE, Queens collaboration enables more behavioral health services for children

    Aug 24, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Wahiawa Elementary School hosted a dedication ceremony of its new school-based behavioral health building, Aug. 22, here.

  • Sustainers Focus on Resilience

    Aug 23, 2012

    "The greatest commodity the Army has is the human being. I say that because without the Soldier you can't fight the war," said Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts. "As long as a human being is properly trained and has all the necessary tools to perform the mission, when issues come the resiliency will kick in - they will not breakdown."

  • Workshop teaches parenting skills, helps save time

    Aug 23, 2012

    Learning better parenting skills isn't something many people associate with saving time, but the methods and techniques taught at the Bavaria Parent University Workshop here Aug. 14 -16 are not only saving parents time, it is enhancing the quality time spent with their children.

  • West Nile Virus: How to Avoid It

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Bliss is keeping a watchful eye for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. Since April, the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine has been conducting a mosquito surveillance program -- intended to actively trap mosquitoes and test for the virus. Areas of surveillance include all of Fort Bliss property, Biggs Air Field, Oro Grande Base Camp, Donna Anna Base Camp and McGregor Range training areas.

  • Fort Sill mitigates mosquito threat

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The West Nile virus has made a comeback in the United States this year with the biggest surge in cases since 2004. There have been 1,118 cases reported across the country, with at least 41 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Texas has had about half of those cases. Oklahoma ranks fourth with 68 cases and three deaths as of Aug. 22.

  • FH alcohol offenses on decline

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Heading into the fourth quarter, the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, staff has been reviewing the high risk behavior data for the current year. Currently there has been a steady decline over each quarter with detection of alcohol offenses amongst Soldiers. For the first through third quarter there have been 24, 19, and 16 offenses reported to the Fort Huachuca ASAP respectively. This decline, over the first nine months of the fiscal year, is due to a collection of factors working together. It is the culmination of the service providers and the community members working to deglamorize alcohol abuse. ASAP officials here want to call on the community, and the agencies that support it, to keep up the good work. A decline in alcohol abuse will impact several other high risk behaviors.

  • Public Health Command examines air in Southwest Asia

    Aug 23, 2012

    Air, and the potential health effects from breathing it, may be the environmental health question of most interest to emerge from the last 10 years of operations in U.S. Central Command. With partners in the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, other government agencies and academic institutions, U.S. Army Public Health Command has been involved since the first Gulf War in characterizing the air in Southwest Asia.

  • 62nd Medical Brigade CSM reflects on 30-years of service

    Aug 23, 2012

    As a bright eyed 17-year-old, entering the Army was Eugene Jeffer's first serious occupation outside of having a paper route and picking produce for a local farmer in Syracuse, Ohio.

  • Behavioral health study aims to improve health of the force

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the second phase of an ongoing behavioral health study taking place within the Third Infantry Division, Aug. 13-17, 2012, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Resiliency program designed to help before issues develop

    Aug 23, 2012

    Everyone has heard this old wife's tale, no matter if they have given it any lingering thought or not. For Soldiers preparing for combat, that saying is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to mental resilience.

  • More than 100 PRMC staff recognized at SKILLS ceremony

    Aug 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 staff members from across health care specialties were recognized in a ceremony at Soldiers' Pavilion, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Aug. 17, here.

  • Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

    Aug 23, 2012

    More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Student School Screenings at Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Aug 22, 2012

    In order to ease the process on military families, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center holds three Saturday all-day events referred to as "School Screening Days" where students can go through every step of the process in individual stations in order to meet all of the requirements and to ensure they have all the necessary paperwork to register with Georgia public schools.

  • Medic! Combat medics battle to represent division at Army competition

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fifteen combat medics from across 10th Mountain Division (LI), including six from 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Polk, La., showed their skills Aug. 14-17 during the Best Medic Competition.

  • Callison named occupational therapy consultant

    Aug 22, 2012

    Col. Myrna Callison was recognized as the occupational therapy consultant to the Army surgeon general in an Aug. 17 ceremony at the U.S. Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Changes to Comprehensive Soldier Fitness focus on families

    Aug 22, 2012

    Reflecting changes to the newly renamed "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness" program, 32 Army spouses are now qualified to serve as master resilience trainers after completing a pilot course at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Olson ready to make Paralympic history

    Aug 22, 2012

    Years of determination, hard work and resilience have led Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson to the cusp of making history at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

  • Participants needed for PTSD study

    Aug 22, 2012

    Researchers with the Dorn VA Hospital and the University of South Carolina are conducting a study of physical activity for veterans with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder.

  • West Nile Virus symptoms, precautionary measures explained

    Aug 22, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Nationwide West Nile Virus has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does not have any known activity from WNV.

  • Know the signs, save Soldiers' lives

    Aug 22, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The Army is changing the way leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals receive seasonal safety information, and also are asking that everyone keep their eyes open for the signs they or their buddy might be at risk of an accident.

  • IDES Customer Service Training

    Aug 21, 2012

    Col. Christopher Castle, the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center Commander, addresses the PEBLOS and IDES Leadership at the beginning of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System Customer Service Training at DDEAMC on...Fort Gordon, Ga. which is presented by the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army training team on August 20, 2012. IDES combines the Army Medical Board process and the Veterans Affairs process for disability evaluation to allow the Soldier to complete both processes so that care and compensation are ready for the wounded veteran once they leave Army service. (DoD Photo by Wesley Elliott, DDEAMC Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Army/Released)

  • Diabetic beats odds, takes on Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 21, 2012

    On his third attempt, Staff Sgt. Shane Giltner, a diabetic Ear, Nose, and Throat technician at Schofield's Audiology Clinic, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge at Warrior Base, South Korea, near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • U.S. service members share Medical First Responder course with Mongolian counterparts

    Aug 20, 2012

    U.S. service members conducted the Medical First Responder course for Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia.

  • Mountain medics battle it out to see who's best

    Aug 17, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Combat medics from across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in the annual "best medic" competition this week at the Medical Simulation Training Center, all vying for a spot in a national competition held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in November.

  • New eco-friendly campus to provide world-class care to wounded warriors

    Aug 16, 2012

    Construction is underway on a new Warrior in Transition Campus at Fort Eustis, Va., which will greatly improve the recuperative process for wounded warriors assigned to the post's Warrior Transition Unit.

  • Adding realism to combat lifesaver training

    Aug 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As smoke, moans and the sounds of gunfire pour out of a hangar door on Clay Kaserne July 28, they're accompanied by teams of German Soldiers and secret service police officers anxiously engaged in rescuing injured comrades.

  • Sembach Soldiers 'Kick Back' at New Warrior Zone

    Aug 16, 2012

  • Generation appreciation

    Aug 16, 2012

    If you're a dentist, everyone that sits in your chair has a story. Sometimes, it's more than what they saw on TV, or the ball game. Sometimes, the story can span back 70 years ago to a time of a world at war. Sixteen million, one hundred twelve thousand five hundred and sixty six individuals wore our nation's uniform at the conclusion of this major conflict, and the numbers are quickly dwindling. Someday, they won't be with us anymore. That makes the veteran patient in your dentist chair very unique.

  • Playing the coping card to prevent military suicide

    Aug 16, 2012

    The protection and treatment of warfighters is a primary focus of the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium being held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and this concern for the men and women in uniform extends far beyond their time on the battlefield. The prevention of suicide among military personnel both during active duty and upon return is of paramount importance for the researchers and attendees of this year's conference.

  • Defining moments: retired major general continues service as volunteer surgeon

    Aug 16, 2012

    Carla Hawley-Bowland stands outside an operating room in the Labor and Delivery Department at William Beaumont Army Medical Center here. The 60-year-old doctor is clad in green scrubs. Bright red shoes -- a gift from the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center -- are hidden beneath a pair of blue booties. She is a surgeon waiting for her patient. Hawley-Bowland is also a retired Army maojr general, and the first female general officer in the Army Medical Corps.

  • Fort Sill DENTAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (16 Aug. 2012) -- The Fort Sill Dental Activity welcomed a new commander during its change of command ceremony Aug. 9 at the Graham Resiliency Training Center here.

  • Whooping cough: Officials warn of old enemy's return

    Aug 16, 2012

    Pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough, used to be considered a disease of the past, but over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of this disease.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down set for Sept. 27

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's first Suicide Prevention Stand Down will be Sept. 27. A culminating activity for Suicide Prevention Month, the stand down will encompass the duty day and include a range of educational and recreational activities geared toward enhancing individual resilience.

  • Research Moves Forward as MHSRS 2012 Comes to a Close

    Aug 16, 2012

    Closing out another year of medical advancements for the nation's warfighters, the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium wrapped up its annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Aug. 16.

  • Vaccines protect family pets from wildlife, rabies risk

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Fort Meade Veterinary Treatment Facility strongly recommends pet owners keep their animals current on their rabies vaccines and always maintain a safe distance from wildlife.

  • Combat medics receive battlefield stress training

    Aug 15, 2012

    Five combat medics with the 10th Sustainment Brigade attended a battlefield stress brief, Aug. 7, 2012, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to help Soldiers combat stress on and off the battlefield.

  • 30th Medical Command Headquarters Settles in Sembach

    Aug 15, 2012

  • Army scientist reflects on 43 years of service

    Aug 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four decades of scientific inquiry and leadership with the U.S. Army, Jim Baker considers his colleagues to be a second family. "Working at [Edgewood Chemical Biological Center] has been a wonderful experience for me," he says. "I'd like to leave here and [have] people say, 'I knew Jim Baker, and he was a really nice guy. I really enjoyed working with him. He seemed like a fair and honest individual.' It's a great place to work."

  • Fort Drum WTU paves way toward recovery through Wounded Warrior Triathlon

    Aug 15, 2012

    Soldiers of varying abilities and complex medical issues recently stepped up and fed their desire to compete in Fort Drum's first Wounded Warrior Triathlon.

  • Organizers declare EFMP Mountain Camp 'huge success'

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 75 volunteers in the Fort Drum community helped children come out of their shells, bond with camp "buddies" and connect with their peers last week during Fort Drum's fifth annual EFMP Mountain Camp.

  • Medical Training Task Force Soldiers conduct combat lifesaver training for Division West Reservists

    Aug 15, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Many Army Reserve Soldiers stationed here in a subordinate unit of Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade actually spend a lot of their time at Fort Hood, Texas. They are experts in convoy live fire and mounted gunnery training, and they go to Fort Hood to train Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers for mobilizations. Because of the risks associated with live-fire training, they must be certified Combat Lifesavers. It can be difficult to get that certification, though, so another 479th Field Artillery Brigade unit recently stepped in to make the Soldiers of the 3rd Training Support Battalion, 290th Regiment, mission-capable.

  • Paintball, proverbs helps build camaraderie, communication among PRMC staff

    Aug 15, 2012

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff from Pacific Regional Medical Command met for a day of paintball and proverbs, Aug. 8, at Bellows Air Force Station, here.

  • FORSCOM CG discusses TBI, leadership, service, with "America's Team"

    Aug 15, 2012

    OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) -- The leader of the Army's largest command shared a message about service, sacrifice and leadership with one of professional football's most storied organizations during team training camp activities, here.

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • McDonald nurse among 'unsung heroes' to receive DAISY award

    Aug 14, 2012

    MCDONALD ARMY HEALTH CENTER, JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA -- Valerie L. Hicks was recently honored as one of the Health Center's top nurses.

  • Military partners with civilians for trauma care

    Aug 14, 2012

    At the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium, an overriding philosophy is that strong partnerships lead to successful research.

  • Saving Face

    Aug 14, 2012

    At the 2012 Medical Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., high-tech programs and products are being discussed by a multitude of researchers focused on translating futuristic technology into modern-day practice.

  • Disability review method changed

    Aug 13, 2012

    Senior leaders from I Corps, the Western Regional Medical Command and Madigan Army Medical Center participated in a press conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to address questions regarding the Army's recent announcement about changes to how post-traumatic stress disorder cases are processed, the reinstatement of Col. Dallas Homas as commander of Madigan, and the way ahead for the base's medical community.

  • Former Army dentist visits DENTAC, shares artifacts with Stone Clinic

    Aug 13, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Aug. 13, 2012) -- U.S. Army Dental Activity's Stone Clinic recently played host to a special visitor, who donated artifacts on behalf of DENTAC and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum Soldiers it serves.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • Lifelong calling brings Fox's new commander

    Aug 10, 2012

    Col. William Darby never meant to be a Soldier.

  • Keller NCO rescues motorcyclist from terrible accident

    Aug 10, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 7, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Pinkston was taking a leisurely morning drive with his wife Alexandra on Interstate 87 and noticed a passing motorcycle. Within 30 seconds, vehicles were stopping and Pinkston realized the motorcyclist had crashed and slid 300 feet into a steel guardrail.

  • Tripler junior officers host meet and greet with DCN

    Aug 10, 2012

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The Tripler Army Medical Center Junior Officer Council held a "Meet and Greet" Officer Professional Development luncheon with Col. Glenda Lock, deputy commander for nursing, Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, June 23, at the Seven Palms Bar and Grille at the Navy-Marine Clubhouse, here.

  • 8 Years Later, Wounded Warrior Returns for LRMC Visit

    Aug 9, 2012

    A Wounded Warrior who lost an arm and both legs in a mortar blast returned to the Army hospital in Germany where he was treated eight years ago, but has no memory of being a patient there.

  • Bathalon says goodbye to USARIEM

    Aug 9, 2012

    Thirty years can pass quickly when you have been blessed to do something you love. Just ask Col. Gaston Bathalon, who will put the finishing touches on his three-decade Army career Aug. 24, the date he relinquishes command of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • B Battery, 2-6th ADA Soldiers hold first blood drive

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- When Sgt. Gregory Kucz was a student at Jacobs High School one of his classmates was diagnosed with leukemia. The Algonquin, Ill.-based high school held a blood drive for the stricken student, and Kucz donated for the first time. He continued to donate blood through his senior year.

  • Fort Sill Red Cross expands volunteer assistance

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- In June, the American Red Cross at Fort Sill expanded some of its offices from Reynolds Army Community Hospital on the third floor to the third floor of the Welcome Center in Building 4700.

  • Immunize now for school, flu season

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- August begins a busy time of transition. Summer vacations are coming to an end, and school will soon start.

  • Surgical Chloe challenges surgeons at Vibrant Response exercise

    Aug 9, 2012

    Surgical Chloe, a full-body surgical simulator, debuted at this year's Vibrant Response training exercise hosted by Army North, as a training force-multiplier for the Army's Forward Surgical Teams.

  • Volunteers help community smile

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- For most volunteers in Korea, when they return to the states they will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped others in their community and may have been formally recognized for it.

  • Europe public affairs officer goes out of this world to help veterans

    Aug 8, 2012

    Being an Army public affairs officer often means working irregular hours and constantly providing high-quality content for everything from newspapers to social media. While it is a demanding, high visibility profession, most PAOs could not imagine serving our Nation any other way. But for one civilian public affairs officer at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, keeping Servicemembers and their families informed in Belgium and the Netherlands is not enough. He reaches for the stars.

  • Continuing support

    Aug 8, 2012

    Imagine you are part of a medevac crew and just started your 24-hour work day. A crackle of the radio causes the crew to tense as they expect to hear three words come over the radio, "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!" Once the call comes in, adrenaline starts pumping and now they have someone else

  • MHSRS Conference Kicks Off for 2012

    Aug 8, 2012

    The 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium welcomed hundreds of participants to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for its opening day to discuss the latest advancements in healthcare for warfighters Aug. 13.

  • Two Tripler DACP officers awarded coin for quick action

    Aug 8, 2012

    Police Officer Jarett Kaupiko (center) and police Lt. Edmund Thompson (center right), Department of the Army Civilian Police, Tripler Army Medical Center, were awarded a commanding general's coin from Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher (center left), commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, Aug. 6, for quick action in the line of duty.

  • LRMC Receives 2012 VFW Armed Forces Award

    Aug 7, 2012

    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) joined the ranks of Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell, The Prisoners of War (in absentia), and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Rhonda L. Cornum on July 23 when it received the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Armed Forces Award.

  • Surgeon General meets with Montel Williams

    Aug 7, 2012

  • You posted what on Facebook?

    Aug 6, 2012

    With the 2012 Presidential election less than 90 days away, there are a number of things Soldiers and government employees need to keep in mind when it comes to being in military or government service and being involved in political activity.

  • New imaging technique detects changes in veins that may better illuminate brain injury

    Aug 6, 2012

    A new dimension in imaging technology detects minute levels of vascular damage in the form of bleeding, clots and reduced levels of oxygenation that may better illuminate our understanding of brain injury, particularly related to trauma.

  • New substance abuse program seeks better outcomes for 'nation's heroes'

    Aug 6, 2012

    Though an average civilian substance abuser requires six to seven admissions to a treatment facility before achieving sustained sobriety, a new military addictions program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital aims to expedite that process and yield better, more long-lasting results.

  • Cadets train with 212th Combat Support Hospital

    Aug 6, 2012

    Eight Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from colleges and universities around the country are taking part in Cadet Troop Leader Training with the 212th Combat Support Hospital in Miesau, Germany, for several weeks in July and August.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital hosts second mass school physical day

    Aug 6, 2012

    ABC's, 123's, crayons, balloons and lots of children having fun. That describes the atmosphere at Keller's mass school physical day, Thursday, Aug 2. Approximately 161 children from the West Point community received their annual school and sports physical during a kid friendly, back-to-school hospital party.

  • Army healthcare leaders meet to discuss better care for Soldiers, Families and Civilians

    Aug 6, 2012

    More than 60 members of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), representing Army Medicine activities worldwide gathered at the Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson, Arkansas for a two-day MEDCOM Commander's Conference, July 30-31, to discuss Army Medicine's strategy to become a global leader in health-related activities and to improve the health of Army Soldiers, Families, and the civilian workforce.

  • PTSD: The dreaded four letters you don't have to fear

    Aug 6, 2012

    PTSD. These four little letters have been the source of much confusion, misunderstanding, pain, and now hope. Yes, you read that correctly, hope. PTSD, which stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a reaction to experiencing or witnessing one or more terrible events. The one, sure-fire way to prevent PTSD is to avoid seeing or being involved in any horrible event or scene that may cause you distress. This is easier said than done, especially for service members in times of war.

  • Sports injuries in the Army: Don't get sidelined

    Aug 6, 2012

    Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured due to participation in sports, exercise and recreational activities. As an indicator of the impact of these injuries on Soldiers and unit readiness, 72 percent of Soldiers with an injury had two or more days of limited duty, and nearly 40 percent had 15 or more days of limited duty.

  • Immunizations vital to keeping children safe in school

    Aug 6, 2012

    For many, the month of August symbolizes the end of summer and the start of a new school year for most of the nation's children. Parents, eager to ensure their child has a safe and successful school year, scramble to fulfill school supply lists and face long lines at the mall to purchase new school clothes. Immunizations are a vital piece to children's safety and protection at school.

  • One week at this academy can change spouses' lives

    Aug 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -I am not going to lie. The thought of being away from my routine for five days was troubling. Although I would just be on post, I prepared for my hiatus from continuity by gathering my favorite notebook, pens and iPad. I figured a week-long, nearly full-day program implied an academic mindset was expected.

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Odierno visits wounded warriors, family members at Walter Reed

    Aug 3, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited wounded warriors, family members and staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Aug. 2, 2012.

  • Finding the time to quiet the mind

    Aug 3, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Dr. Cynthia Hamilton bobs slightly on an exercise ball as she taps out a few key strokes on her computer. Her quirky office chair matches the informal space -- sprawling art hovering over her work station and sounds of bubbling water brimming from a fish tank. Her office at the Soldier Family Medical Center on Fort Bliss is dark. The shades are closed, and cooling air helps to give the provider a respite away from the fluorescent-lit halls of the clinic. Hamilton smiles. This is where it happens, she says. In this small, dark, cool room is where she leads Soldiers and family members in group exercises meant to calm the mind. "Just sitting down and relaxing. Just sitting and relaxing," said one Fort Bliss Soldier, a member of a TBI group that meets with Hamilton for mind-body medicine skills.

  • Future Army nurses spend time at WBAMC

    Aug 3, 2012

    For eight weeks this summer, nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center are getting a glimpse of the Army's future. Fifteen Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps senior nurse cadets from universities across the country -- including John Hopkins, University of Maine and Norwich University in Vermont -- were selected to complete a Nurse Summer Training Program at WBAMC.

  • VIDEO: Spiritual Hydration

    Aug 2, 2012

    What's more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot summer day at Fort Chaffee? Spc. Mark O'Rear tells us what one ministry did for Soldiers during Operation River Assault.