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  • Vietnam welcomes first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    The first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) opened in Da Nang, Vietnam on September 14, 2015.

  • Fort Hood medics demonstrate toughness, earn excellence

    Sep 22, 2015

    It was 4:30 a.m. Even the sun was still tucked away when 65 weary bodies began a grueling trek of 12 miles or 19.3 kilometers, or 63,360 feet, or 760,320 inches - tough no matter how you measure it. It was the final leg of an 11-day journey - a journey on which many embark and few achieve - the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Mural project reflects healthy lives

    Sep 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Japan staff members celebrated the completion of a mural project during the reveal to the community Sept. 1 inside the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic on Camp Zama.

  • GLWACH Army Medical Home Serves to Heal

    Sep 21, 2015

  • Can Therapy dogs really play an important part in healing?

    Sep 21, 2015

  • GLWACH's eICU brings cutting edge technology to mid Missouri

    Sep 21, 2015

  • Hospital volunteers are Awesome!

    Sep 21, 2015

  • GLWACH applies true patient-centered practice

    Sep 21, 2015

  • It's flu season again--time to get vaccinated!

    Sep 21, 2015

  • Former student begins rewarding career at Army Public Health Center

    Sep 21, 2015

    A brand new epidemiologist, Dr. Caitlin Rivers, has joined Army Public Health Center through the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation, or SMART Scholarship Program.

  • Stay tuned--new GLWACH Wellness Center opens soon!

    Sep 21, 2015

  • Army-Baylor residents proud to call TAMC home

    Sep 21, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center is serving as home for the next generation of Army health care administrators. In August, two graduate students, Maj. Philip Durando and Capt. Charles Wyatt, from the Army-Baylor University Masters of Health and Business Administration (MHA/MBA), began their one-year administrative residency program at TAMC.

  • Why Can't I Access My Child's Medical Records?

    Sep 21, 2015

    Being a step-parent does not automatically give you rights to access medical care for your step-child. What does it take then?

  • Army Opens New Chemical Defense Research Institute

    Sep 18, 2015

    Six years to the day after the groundbreaking ceremony for new construction first took place, leadership at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 15 to open their new state-of-the-art chemical defense lab at the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

  • Job fair, career workshop keys to Fort Hood WTB transitioning success

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade sponsors numerous job and career fairs throughout the year to assist its Soldiers successfully transition to a career outside the military. Recently, the WTB hosted Northrop Grumman's warrior care employer recruiting program, Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition).

  • School receives 1st residents in aerospace medicine

    Sep 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine received its first residents in aerospace medicine -- a program that was previously handled only by the Air Force and Navy.

  • Cancer patient, nurse form special bond

    Sep 17, 2015

    When 2nd Lt. Rebecca Parrish walked into Margaret Krize's room last June, she already knew her patient was unique. After all, Margaret was a cancer patient on a cardiac floor. But with stage 4 cancer in her lungs, sternum and breasts, Margaret needed more oxygen than most oncology patients, so she went into the ward with more capabilities to administer it.

  • Madigan Informatics deputy chief recognized

    Sep 17, 2015

    A Madigan civilian informatics officer was recently named the 2014 U.S. Army Medical Department Mercury Awards for Information Management/Information Technology Civilian of the Year. Richard Barnhill, Madigan's Department of Clinical Informatics deputy chief, took home the individual award two years after the Madigan Informatics team won the unit award.

  • Making end of life decisions helps you, your Family

    Sep 17, 2015

    With the fast pace of life and society today, we often have our days planned out down to the minute on what we need to do, where we need to be and what we're going to eat. One of the things we often neglect to plan for are our future healthcare choices.

  • Health Center rounds out year in education lectures

    Sep 17, 2015

    The staff at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, hosted their final "lunch and learn" lecture at the health center Sept. 14, 2015.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific crowns their 2015 Best Medics

    Sep 17, 2015

    The Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) held their annual Best Medic Competition, September 15-17, 2015. The competitors represented units from throughout the RHC-P in hopes of being selected as the Top 2 candidates who will go on to represent the RHC-P during the United States Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Best Medic Competition, to be held October 28-30, 2015 at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).

  • Winn ACH Hospital Staff Delivers Baby on the Front Lawn

    Sep 17, 2015

    When Master Sgt. Carl Holt came back to work at Winn Army Community Hospital, he had no idea he would be delivering a baby. As he walked toward the hospital main entrance, he noticed a woman on the ground and his training as a Soldier kicked in and he engaged the situation.

  • Hispanic service members likely to find success in civilian life

    Sep 16, 2015

    Alexandria, Virginia -- During national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15) the U.S. Army celebrates the more than 236 years of support of the nation and securing of peace around the world by Hispanic Soldiers.

  • GLWACH installs new state-of-the-art CT scanner

    Sep 16, 2015

    The most advanced Computerized Tomography system in the world--and the only one in the Army today--is now installed and running at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. GLWACH's new CT scanning system is so advanced that it is able to produce a 3D image of the brain in less than a 1/3 of a second.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Nurses showcase innovations at triservice course

    Sep 16, 2015

    Several nurses from San Antonio Military Medical Center were selected to showcase their nursing research and evidence-based practice innovations during a joint military course in San Antonio.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • ATEC promotes healthy eating

    Sep 15, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (August 26, 2015) -- In support of the Army's Performance Triad initiative focused on sleep, nutrition and physical activity, members of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) have taken steps to lead healthier lives at work and at home and continuously highlights the importance of healthy eating as part of maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet.

  • Military, civilian health care executives aim for increased collaboration

    Sep 15, 2015

    A group of 35 senior military and civilian health care executives gathered at the Cedarbrook Lodge for the Puget Sound Health Care Executive Roundtable, Sept. 10-11.

  • Army officer to participate in 6th Military World Games

    Sep 14, 2015

    Army Colonel Shauna Snyder has been selected to participate in 6th Military World Games Oct. 2-11 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • TAMC, partners join to heal hearts

    Sep 14, 2015

    Five times a year, for one week each, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons from Tripler Army Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (Rady's), and Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children (Kapi'olani) collaborate in a 20-year tradition called Heartweek.

  • Pharmacy counter six, please

    Sep 11, 2015

    Influx of volunteers help keep Rader pharmacy at full speed.

  • Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded

    Sep 11, 2015

    A retired major general has high praise for the health care provider he oversaw more than two decades ago.

  • Accident teaches life lessons-first aid a must

    Sep 11, 2015

    Fort Knox Community Relations Officer John Campbell and his family, were on the way home from a baby shower in Louisville when the family came upon a deadly accident. They were the first vehicle on the scene. The retired Army first sergeant and cavalry scout rushed to aid victims trapped in one vehicle while his wife, a certified medical assistant, worked on the other. Call it "paying it forward" or call it "looking out for your fellow person" but John said if the situation was ever reversed he prays that someone wouldn't just drive past him or his family but would stop to do all they could to save them.

  • Local Warrior Games Trials complete at Bragg

    Sep 11, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, NC -- The Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) successfully completed the Local Warrior Games Trials here, Sept. 9.

  • Three mosquito testing sites on JBM-HH test positive for West Nile

    Sep 11, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has logged three positive tests for West Nile Virus so far this summer, according to the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Expert talks suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2015

    Service members, emergency responders and community members gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 1 for suicide prevention and awareness training as part of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign and Suicide Awareness Month.

  • "We Serve" 2015 Soldiers Show comes to Fort Irwin

    Sep 11, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve" presented by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command came to the Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness Center Gym Sept. 9. The popular show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical singing and dancing production that showcases the talents of Soldiers from across the Army. The event was attended by more than 400 National Training Center (NTC) Soldiers and their family members.

  • Ft. Irwin special Run for the Fallen "Night Glow Run" draws 300 participants

    Sep 11, 2015

    More than 300 participants, including Soldier and civilian runners from the Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) push themselves during a special Run for the Fallen 3.1 mile "Night Glow Run" held Aug. 28, 2015 on Fort Irwin. The run honors service members who lost their lives while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Gold Star families and the runners taking part are encouraged to wear blue in remembrance of the fallen.

  • Flight medic students get real: Exercise provides experience of saving lives in flight conditions

    Sep 10, 2015

    Treating severely wounded patients is a serious challenge under the best of circumstances, but trying to save lives in the back of an aircraft hundreds of feet in the air while getting buffeted by gale force winds in a cramped environment with loud noise all around can greatly complicate matters.

  • Keller staff named 2015 NATA Fellow

    Sep 10, 2015

    Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, Keller Army Community Hospital's Director of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Research, was named a 2015 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Fellow, in June, at NATA's National Convention in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Cameron was one of two candidates selected to be recognized as NATA Fellows in 2015.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier recovers from life's curveballs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Typically, a story about Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers brings to mind images of servicemen and servicewomen recovering from trauma and events on distant battlefields. For Staff Sgt. Kimberly McLaughlin, her battles have been fought closer to home.

  • Commentary: Reflection on stolen memories, time, what the next generation won't hear

    Sep 8, 2015

    I hate Dementia. She is time intensive, needy, steals and no one invited her. And she keeps too much time with my mother. My mother "magically" made Popsicle sticks disappear when I was three. She pulled bee stingers from my feet because I liked to run barefoot in the summer, and fed me Jell-O when I my tonsils were removed. Now, she wants to know who stole her purse, she shouldn't cook, and shouldn't drive.

  • Warriors receive therapy through service dog training program

    Sep 8, 2015

    Wounded, ill, and injured warriors seeking to treat many of the unseen symptoms of stress have an internship at their disposal designed to help them face those challenges through interaction with a few eager canine companions.

  • Surgeon General Visits Invincible Spirit Festival

    Sep 8, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General, visited the Invincible Spirit Festival, which was hosted by Sgt. Major of the Army Dan Dailey. The festival was put on by the Gary Sinese Foundation with support from the USO and celebrity chef Robert Irvine at Fort Belvoir, Va., on 3 Sept.

  • AMEDDC&S, HRCoE selects Best Medic Team

    Sep 8, 2015

    First Sergeant Robert Brannock and Sergeant First Class Steven Sic, Academy Brigade, US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, were among the nine candidates who competed as a team in the AMEDDC&S, HRCoE 2015 Best Medic Competition held at Camp Bullis on Sept. 2.

  • PAD deputy at TAMC receives prestigious Hatkoff Award

    Sep 8, 2015

    Capt. Timothy Dreyer, deputy chief, Tripler Army Medical Center's Patient Administration Division (PAD), received the prestigious Lt. Col. Paul Hatkoff Award, Aug. 12, for his efficient patient administrative and management abilities, and for his willingness to step up and serve in a time of need.

  • USAMRMC Research Supports Performance Triad's Goals

    Sep 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Military Operational Medicine Research Program's research portfolios support the Performance Triad's goal of maximizing warrior health, performance and fitness by developing evidence-based guidelines that can be incorporated into Performance Triad education and training materials.

  • USAMRMC Agencies Transition to Defense Health Agency

    Sep 7, 2015

    The National Museum of Health and Medicine and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System held special ceremonies recognizing their transition from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to the Defense Health Agency Aug. 28 and Aug. 31, respectively.

  • JBM-HH pharmacist prevents prescription drug abuse

    Sep 4, 2015

    Since joining the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic staff eight and a half years ago, pharmacist Henry Tran has dealt with customers from all walks of the military community.

  • Football Camp Makes Good Impression on LRMC TBI Nurse Educator

    Sep 3, 2015

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Army Medicine Carries Health Message to the Community

    Sep 3, 2015

    Good Soldiers are fit Soldiers, and Army Medicine is helping them to recognize smart choices in sleep, activity and nutrition. Army Medicine has developed The Performance Triad, within the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign, to promote healthy choices in sleep, activity and nutrition. These three components, when properly managed, improve the health and performance of Soldiers.

  • Submissions Requested for a Wounded Warrior Healing Arts Recognition Event

    Sep 3, 2015

    The Office of Warrior Care Policy, in coordination with the Military Services, is encouraging wounded, ill, and injured Service members to submit photos and descriptions of their personal artwork to determine possible participants in a Wounded Warrior Healing Arts recognition event scheduled to take place on November 12, 2015 at the Pentagon.

  • First Medical Service Corps Officer (70 Hotel) promoted to brigadier general

    Sep 3, 2015

  • USAMRMC Awards Contracts to Streamline Medical Acquisition Process

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command awarded four new contracts July 31 for the development of its military-relevant medical products including drugs, vaccines, devices and biologics.

  • Human Resources Command marks Army Suicide Prevention Month with Life Promotion events

    Sep 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command organized a week's worth of early morning runs, rides and resiliency reinforcement at it Fort Knox, Kentucky, headquarters Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 in support of the Army's 2015 Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Keller member, wife complete Peer-2-Peer training for Veterans

    Sep 2, 2015

    Keller Army Community Hospital's Maj. Brian Johnston and, his wife, Kaymie, graduated from 'Peer-to-Peer Training for Veterans with PTSD and/or TBI,' during a Monday ceremony at the Rockland Independent Living Center, New City, N.Y.

  • Suicide prevention starts with you: Learn to identify and act on warning signs

    Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide prevention starts with you and your attention to the Soldiers you know best.

  • Beware the blister: a 'minor injury' that can slow you down with serious pain

    Sep 2, 2015

    As one of the most common injuries among active duty military, friction blisters can have a notable adverse impact to military readiness.

  • Add fruits and veggies to diet for better nutrition

    Sep 2, 2015

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables should be consumed more than any other food group because of their many benefits.

  • Westover Medical Home staff eager to see more patients

    Sep 2, 2015

    The new Westover Medical Home located on the Northwest side of San Antonio opened Aug. 10 and the staff is ready and eager to see more eligible TRICARE beneficiaries.

  • Devine Assumes Role at USAISR

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. James L. Devine assumed duties as the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research senior enlisted advisor at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 3.

  • College Interns Complete Summer Internship Program at USAISR

    Sep 2, 2015

    After a 10-week summer internship at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, a group of undergraduate college students wrapped up their research with a poster presentation for the USAISR staff to highlight their work.

  • BAMC hosts post-wide celebration for Women's Equality Day

    Sep 2, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center hosted a post-wide event at the Fort Sam Houston Theater Aug. 26 to commemorate Women's Equality Day.

  • Army Medicine Study Looks at Optimizing Combat Casualty Care

    Sep 2, 2015

    Experts from the U.S Army Institute of Research presented data at the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 19 to introduce a five-year study evaluating utilization of Role 2 forward surgical capabilities, trauma care on the battlefield and highlighting possible ways to optimize care for Wounded Warriors.

  • JTS Working to Improve Data Request Processes

    Sep 2, 2015

    The Joint Trauma System at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research hosted staff members from the Office of Research Protections at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to conduct a staff assistance visit Aug. 10-12.

  • 25ID Soldiers First in Army to Earn EIB under New Standards

    Sep 2, 2015

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Young or old, enlisted or officer, vast experience or first duty station, during their careers, most infantry Soldiers will accept the challenge and attempt to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB).

  • 80th TC 2015 'Truck Rodeo' tests transportation, maintenance skills

    Sep 2, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Sgt. Michael Henry, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Cook, were the top performers during the 80th Training Command Logistical Training competition, also known as a truck rodeo, here Sept. 1-4, 2015. Henry placed first in the mechanic's category representing B Company 3/379th Logistic Support Battalion, and Cook took first place in the truck driver's category as a member of B Company 3/399th LSB.

  • Changes Coming to TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit

    Sep 2, 2015

    A new law going into effect October 1requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Active duty service members are exempt from the law's requirement.

  • Boston to New York ruck march continues to raise awareness of veteran suicides

    Sep 1, 2015

    Three Soldiers, who work at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, have completed 200 miles of a ruck march from Boston to New York to raise awareness of veteran suicides.

  • Helping a Hero to Heal

    Sep 1, 2015

  • Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer talks WO 2025 during Fort Knox visit

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer met with U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders and branch manager warrant officers during a visit to the Maude Complex Aug. 26. Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Williams was at Fort Knox to attend the 2015 Warrant Officer and Recruiting and Accessions Summit, hosted by U.S. Army Recruiting Command Aug. 25-26, which brought together a diverse body of warrant proponent stakeholders for a comprehensive discussion and review of procedures, guidelines and accession goals. Williams also met with HRC warrant career managers and provided a professional development session for warrants from units across the installation.

  • New effort extends portability, durability of life-saving product for service members

    Sep 1, 2015

    To help medics in remote locations without ready access to standard blood products, the Army Blood Program, a service component of the tri-service Armed Forces Blood Program, is providing support by collecting plasma that will be freeze dried for use on the battlefield. The product will allow for earlier use by physicians and medics to manage life threatening injuries with severe hemorrhaging.

  • Keller assists with saving young man's life

    Sep 1, 2015

    Team West Point, consisting of West Point Elementary and Middle School staff, Military Police, EMS and the Keller Army Community Hospital staff, play a roll in saving a young man's life.

  • Joint Combat Casualty Research Team Discusses Future Field Work

    Sep 1, 2015

    Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld, director of the En Route Care Portfolio for the Combat Casualty Care Research Program, sat at the front of a small conference room, flipping through slides on the projector. Up on the screen flashed pictures from the Middle East, various memories from a warzone, snapshots of team members gathered together in Afghanistan, Iraq, or some military base far from home.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • USAISR Researchers, Clinicians Attend Combat Casualty Care Symposium

    Sep 1, 2015

    Researchers and clinicians from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, were among the 2,005 attendees at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 17-20.

  • Integrating the SPO medical section into BCT medical planning and operations

    Aug 31, 2015

    Synchronizing brigade combat team medical support is achieved when medical units and officers are performing their intended functions.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month

    Aug 31, 2015

    It is good that more and more service members are pursuing behavioral health care. Much of this change is a result of the concerted efforts to destigmatize seeking help, constant encouragement by fellow service members and family members, and increased Command emphasis. There are signs that concerned individuals can pay attention to in order to provide assistance to the person at risk. The American Association of Suicidology recommends using this easy-to-remember phrase: "IS PATH WARM."

  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital's (KACH) PT Fellowship receives accreditation

    Aug 28, 2015

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), the American Physical Therapy Association's accreditation body, has approved the KACH Division I Sports Fellowship, as an ABPTRFE-accredited Sports Division I physical therapy fellowship program.

  • Warriors find healing through paddling competition

    Aug 28, 2015

    Saturday, Aug. 22, marked the sixth annual Na Koa Wounded Warrior Canoe Regatta at Fort DeRussy Beach Park where over 80 teams competed. Fourteen teams comprised of Soldiers, cadre and alumni represented WTB-Hawaii at the regatta this year.

  • Eat, move, sleep: Lyster hosts Performance Triad Health Event

    Aug 28, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has been busy spreading the word about the Army's Performance Triad by hosting a Performance Triad health event August 28.

  • Preventing Soldier suicides: One month of awareness won't fix the problem

    Aug 27, 2015

    Statistics on suicide in the military seem cold. Rational. Impersonal. But suicide itself is anything but cold and rational -- it's ugly and, even when you think you know what to do, it seems impossible to fight. The Army Medical Command calls suicide "the Army's unceasing enemy."

  • Fort Carson Veterinary Center earns accreditation

    Aug 27, 2015

    The Fort Carson Veterinary Center staff recently completed its accreditation, a voluntary step the center's staff made to improve their services for the installation community.

  • Innoculations best defense against Parvo

    Aug 27, 2015

    Vaccination is the key to helping stop Parvo.

  • Captain back from NATO tour

    Aug 27, 2015

    Capt. Mark Mateja, a physical therapist with Reynolds Army Community Hospital, recently returned from a nine-month deployment to the region. Stationed at Camp Bondsteel as part of the Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E), Mateja deployed attached to the 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.

  • NY National Guard Combat Life Saver instructor is passionate about her job

    Aug 27, 2015

    When it comes to teaching combat lifesaving skills to her fellow New York Army National Guard Soldiers, 1st Lt. Christine Kalafut is passionate about it. "I have seen many of these techniques save lives in the hospitals. I work in emergency medicine and I also ride as an emergency medical technician, and I have used almost every one of the techniques taught in CLS as an EMT," said Kalafut, a physician assistant for the 369th Special Troops Battalion.

  • Physician, nurse leaders carve out time for patient care

    Aug 27, 2015

    Army Col. (Dr.) Evan Renz, commander of Brooke Army Medical Center and a trauma surgeon, is among the top hospital leaders who carve out time each week to engage in patient care.

  • Military, civilians team up for National Disaster Medical System exercise

    Aug 27, 2015

    Members of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) conducted a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) tabletop exercise on Aug. 7. Forty participants representing 25 military and civilian medical centers and health care organizations gathered for the tabletop exercise in order to test the readiness of the organizations to respond to emergencies.

  • About face: Madigan docs treat patients with facial paralysis

    Aug 26, 2015

    Unfortunately for Proby, the expression on her face told a different story. As a result of facial nerve injuries after a car accident, the nerves on her right side of her face were less active than the ones on her left, making it appear as if one side was drooping. Her right eyebrow didn't raise, the outer corner of her right eye sagged and the right side of her neck was in spasm. Proby is one of many patients seen by Maj. (Dr.) Marc Hohman, a board-certified facial plastic and microvascular surgeon at the Madigan Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Clinic.

  • Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

    Aug 26, 2015

    During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Military Health System Research Symposium Highlights Importance of Infectious Disease Research

    Aug 25, 2015

    Experts attending the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 17-20, united to discuss the battle against the invisible enemy -- infectious diseases.

  • Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury with staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Aug. 7.

  • Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    A team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick, Maryland, are working to eliminate heat-related injuries to military service members.

  • Surgeon General's Labor Day Safety Message 2015

    Aug 24, 2015

    Labor Day is an annual tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our Nation and also marks the traditional end of the summer season with a well-deserved holiday weekend. CSM Ecker and I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation. Your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • Safety officers earn certification, learn risk mitigation techniques

    Aug 21, 2015

    When it comes to safety, everyone is a member of the team. That's why Womack Army Medical Center invited subject matter experts from N. C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., to Fort Bragg to give a class to additional duty safety officers this month at the Bragg Training and Education Center.