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  • What's your dental IQ'

    Oct 5, 2010

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

  • Parents can help combat childhood obesity

    Oct 5, 2010

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

  • New website offers public health, healthy living info

    Oct 5, 2010

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

  • Red-carpet treatment: WTB Soldiers visit Seattle Seahawks

    Oct 4, 2010

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

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Wounded veteran shares stories of resilience

    Oct 2, 2010

    Dave Roever and his son Matthew began a tour of United States Division-South with a presentation at the USD-S Resiliency Campus Sept. 29, followed by a prayer breakfast and a visit to the RIVRON Navy river patrol unit Sept. 30.

  • Casey promises sustained Soldier, Family programs

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spent Sept. 30 with U.S. Army, Pacific troops in Hawaii where he presented two prestigious awards and reassured Soldiers and Families that the promises made in the 2007 Army Family Covenant will not suffer when Department of Defense budget cuts are made.

  • New technology at Fort Hood supports the fight against breast cancer

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Radiology Department at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center unveiled the Hologic Selenia 2D Digital mammography unit in September that can help save lives.

  • Fisher House Celebrates 20 Years

    Sep 30, 2010

    Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated the 100th anniversary of Zachary Fisher's birthday and 20 years of the Fisher House program Sept. 24 with a barbecue, entertainment and food for wounded warriors, their Families and BAMC staff.

  • BAMC introduces a new approach for Families visiting inpatients

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center recently implemented new patient visitation guidelines for Families and visitors of all BAMC inpatients.

  • RACH gets new mammography machine

    Sep 30, 2010

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Reynolds Army Community Hospital is celebrating with a new mammography machine in radiology.

  • Athletes compete in Paralympics Warrior Sports Series

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Teams from Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion, the Center for the Intrepid, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Naval Medical Center San Diego competed in wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

  • Army, Families will benefit from recent AFAP conference, discussion of issues

    Sep 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- More than 54 issues were discussed and prioritized from Family Readiness Groups, ranging from parking for barracks residents, to a post kennel facility for Family pets, during the Fort Sam Houston's Army Family Action Plan Conference Sept. 21-23 at the Sam Houston Club.

  • RACH promotes healthy lifestyle

    Sep 30, 2010

    Obesity is a growing condition in the United States that affects millions of people, according to the Centers for Disease Control. "American society has become 'obesogenic,' characterized by environments that promote increased food intake, nonhealthful foods and physical inactivity," explained the CDC.

  • 'Tooth fairy' visits pre-k students

    Sep 30, 2010

    On Sept. 22, children at the Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten (pre-k) class got a visit from the "tooth fairy." Rather than leave money, the tooth fairy - played by Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic (LJTMC) registered dental hygienist Lorraine Lobos - left the children with lessons on taking care of their teeth.

  • Army observes National Depression Awareness Month

    Sep 30, 2010

    The Army marks National Depression Awareness Month in October, with a theme of "Depression is Treatable - Get Screened - Seek Care."

  • National Depression Awareness Month

    Sep 30, 2010

    The Army marks National Depression Awareness Month in October, with a theme of "Depression is Treatable - Get Screened - Seek Care."

  • Iraqi medical professionals complete disaster health management course

    Sep 30, 2010

    Twenty-two health professionals from Iraq's Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior and Civil Defense completed a course in disaster health management conducted in the Ministerial Training Development Center here Sept. 22.

  • American paramedic committed to health care for all on Basra

    Sep 29, 2010

    Arriving in a foreign country with limited medical supplies and equipment, one nurse, no facility, and a number of unforeseen obstacles, one man pressed on to create a professional medical operation and provide health care to the hundreds of non-U.S. employees living on Basra Air Field.

  • Army hospital shelves paper processes for digital supply system in Afghanistan

    Sep 29, 2010

    In August, the MC4 program and 6th Medical Logistics Management Center teamed up with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan to arm them with a digital medical supply system, making them the Army facility to utilize it in theater.

  • Warriors in transition share experience

    Sep 27, 2010

    To give community leaders a sense of what the Warrior Transition Battalion is all about, Soldiers from the unit hosted a "Warriors Give Back" event Sept. 10. The event was designed to give guests an insider's view of the Army and also to explain the mission of the WTB and how the unit is helping wounded warriors make their individual transitions.

  • Tapping method eases stress in many

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Emotional Freedom Technique, or "tapping" as it is commonly referred, offers clinicians a useful tool and patients an uncomplicated self-help strategy in combating the emotional effects of PTSD and other disorders.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Training offers tips

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Suicide prevention training Sept. 14 at the Family Readiness Center taught warning signs and intervention techniques to those with close contact to Soldiers who may be contemplating taking their own lives. The training was attended by Family readiness support assistants, Family readiness group leaders and Family members, according to Valarie Adams, FRSA for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Fort Hood's New Wounded Warrior Fitness Facility Opens

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Hood WTB opens new dedicated fitness facility, thanks to a $48,000 USO donation.

  • <b>Next-Generation Prosthetic Knee Passes Ocean Test</b>

    Sep 24, 2010

  • <b>Soldiers Clamor for CASEVAC Kits</b>

    Sep 24, 2010

    CASEVAC kits aid in the fast evacuation of injured Soldiers and include spine boards, spine board restraint system, and litter straps.

  • Future physical therapists, dieticians sworn in as Army officers

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Twenty-nine civilians raised their right hands and became officers in the U.S. Army in a commissioning ceremony at the Army Medical Department Center & School Sept. 20. The new officers are heading to two different U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps programs.

  • Combat Stress unit recovers from tragedy to help others in Iraq

    Sep 24, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq -An Army medical detachment hit hard by the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, last November, is now in Iraq providing mental health support to deployed Soldiers.

  • Suicide preventable, though third leading cause of death among Army personnel

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Suicide is alive and breathing, just like me and you," Sgt. Kemosi Evans said during a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Open House Sept. 20 at Army Community Service.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: one falls, we all fall

    Sep 24, 2010

    Every Soldier, Family Member and Army Civilian is responsible for preventing suicide. We are part of one Army, one Family.

  • WTU Soldiers, families work toward resiliency

    Sep 24, 2010

    Resiliency isn't just the latest Army buzzword or online training subject. For some units - like the Warrior Transition Unit, Vilseck - building resiliency is a goal worth achieving.

  • Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic to get new name

    Sep 23, 2010

    It's all in the name. Recognizing that a name can best reflect the qualities of a place or object, the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic (LJAHC) on Fort McPherson will be changing its name to better describe itself and its role in the months leading to the closure of the installation. On Oct. 1, during a 9 a.m. ceremony on its front entrance lawn, the LJAHC will officially transition from an Army health clinic to the Lawrence Joel Troop Medical Clinic.

  • Reserve Medical Soldier Earns MacArthur Award

    Sep 23, 2010

    An Army Reserve Soldier with the Southeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group (SE-MARSG) is one of twenty-eight of the Army's finest Soldiers earning the MacArthur Leadership Award.

  • Officials announce Warrior Games 2011

    Sep 23, 2010

    Some 200 disabled active-duty servicemembers and military veterans will compete in the second annual Warrior Games, scheduled to be held May 16 to 21 in Colorado Springs, Colo., officials announced today.

  • The weigh it is: Check local grocer for fast food options

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- On-the-go eating doesn't have to send the busy person to his or her local drive-in for a quick burger and fries, the all-you-can eat Chinese buffet or a fried chicken snack box. I am challenging people to view the grocery store as a convenient spot to get their fast food on a healthy level.

  • Military progresses in identifying, treating brain, mental injuries

    Sep 23, 2010

    The past years of conflict have witnessed improved battlefield care and well-oiled medical evacuation and trauma-care networks that are saving lives that in past wars would have been lost. There have also been huge advances in treating amputations and spinal-cord injuries.

  • 1st Amrd. Div. surgeon teaches critical lifesaving skills for first responders

    Sep 23, 2010

    Nineteen students from various medical backgrounds, including some in the Iraqi Security Forces, learned medical techniques that can be used to treat wounded people in a mass casualty scenario.

  • Seasonal flu vaccine now available at Fort Hood's Darnall clinics

    Sep 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - To ward off the flu, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood is currently vaccinating military beneficiaries in their primary care clinics.

  • Suicide Prevention - we don't have to be experts, we just have to care

    Sep 20, 2010

    I've stared at this blank canvas -- the open page on my word document program -- on and off for hours.

  • Training combat lifesavers

    Sep 20, 2010

    In an effort to lower combat deaths by wounds the Army established Medical Simulation Training Fields for field medical personnel to develop skills associated with medics and Combat Life Savers in order to decrease death by wound rates. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Medical Simulation Training Facility features a field training environment where medics utilize their combat life saving skills in a simulated combat scenario.

  • Expecting parents have valuable resource at McChord Clinic

    Sep 20, 2010

    Staff members at the McChord Clinic have developed a great resource available to Soldiers and Airmen expecting their first child. The Becoming Parents Program is an eight-week course for expecting parents that strengthens Family relationships and communication, leads to better outcomes for children and helps for a more stable Family, according to program director Cyndi Mellor.

  • Don't be embarrassed to get screened for prostate cancer

    Sep 20, 2010

    Prostate cancer was the most highly diagnosed non-skin cancer at Madigan Healthcare System last year. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. Since September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there isn't a better time to not only discuss something most men are not knowledgeable about, but also inform men about the recent changes in prostate screening.

  • Fly Tying and Fishing: Wounded Warriors 'Fish' Tails

    Sep 20, 2010

    Twice a month, volunteers from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing ourney to Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade to set up shop at WTB's 2nd Battalion Conference Room where amidst the array of colorful rooster and pheasant feathers, deer tails, vises, bobbins, chenille, scissors and thread, wounded Warriors are making grasshoppers, minnows, dragonflies, ants and larva.

  • North Dakota Guardsmen deliver medical care in Congo

    Sep 20, 2010

    Crowds gathered, some with pre-registered tickets in hand, others with just a hope of being seen by a healthcare professional.

  • MEDFLAG 10: Providing dental treatment to Kinshasa residents

    Sep 20, 2010

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo Aca,!" Taking a vacation or going home for the holidays brings to mind a picture of having fun and spending time with family.

  • MEDFLAG 10 delivers humanitarian assistance to 2,000 in Kinshasa

    Sep 20, 2010

    Crowds gathered, some with pre-registered tickets in hand, others with just a hope of being seen by a healthcare professional in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 9. "I saw a crowd of people and asked what was going on," said Ousmane Kalotho Mutuala, a Kinshasa resident. "When they told me it was for medical care, I immediately went and got my friend who can barely see because his eyes are so bad and came back to try and get in." Congolese and American military medical personnel saw approximately 2,000 patients during four days of outreach as part of MEDFLAG 10, a joint exercise that took place Sept. 6-18.

  • U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers train during mass casualty scenario

    Sep 19, 2010

    Leaders evaluated the 10th Iraqi Army on a mass casualty scenario to see what they had learned after three months of Iraqi Army led medical training, advised by the 64th BSB.

  • Army Resiliency Video 4th BCT 1AD, FT BLISS, Texas

    Sep 19, 2010

    Resiliency Video created by 4th BCT 1AD FT Bliss TX to inform Soldiers, Families, on Resiliency and programs available to them and they are not only limited to just on base care it informs individuals on how the Ft Bliss is also partnered with the Community of El Paso with the Soldiers Mansion as an available resource available to those who need them.

  • Combat Stress Clinic dedicated to fallen Soldier

    Sep 18, 2010

    The new Combat Stress Clinic on the American base at Basra International Airport was named in honor of Sgt. Brandon Maggart in a ceremony Sept. 10.

  • Operation Lone Star, motorcyclists, donate blood

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Operation Lone Star - Texans Supporting Our Troops, a Houston-based group, sponsored a blood drive at the Akeroyd Blood Donor Center Sept. 11.

  • Consultants assigned to local schools to improve mental health of military children

    Sep 17, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Military Family Life Consultants, each a certified mental health professional, have been assigned to five Liberty County schools whose enrollment includes a large number of military-connected students.

  • Free medical clinic builds ISF legitimacy in Karmah

    Sep 16, 2010

    KARMAH, Iraq - Hundreds of Karmah, Iraq, residents received free medical care during a combined medical engagement between Iraqi and U.S. forces, Sept. 7.

  • Lyster Army Health Clinic patients receive urgent care in local area

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic is making urgent care faster and more reliable for patients, clinic officials said.

  • Injured Soldiers certify as divers, find healing in water

    Sep 16, 2010

    Six months of underwater scuba training culminated in diver certification for five Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe at a ceremony held here on Ledward Barracks.

  • Suicide prevention: We all share responsibility

    Sep 15, 2010

    It's great to see that Fort Leonard Wood has recently welcomed a Suicide Prevention Program manager. Ernest LaMertha, a retired colonel and chaplain, will be a welcome asset in the fight to prevent suicides. But having a manager to help prevent suicides is only one part of the fight. We all share the responsibility to stop these untimely deaths.

  • 'Shoulder to Shoulder - I will Never Quit on Life'

    Sep 15, 2010

    Taking care of our own is part of our military culture and ethos, and has never been more applicable than it is today - not only on fields of combat, but also in the peace of an office environment. After all, even in the quietest settings, looking out for each other can mean the difference between life and death. "Shoulder to Shoulder - I will Never Quit on Life" is the theme for this month's Suicide Prevention Month campaign. The theme promotes the dual responsibilities of suicide prevention - our pledge to be there for each other and our obligation to do everything we can to help ourselves.

  • Army hospital saves time with medical record system upgrade in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2010

    Using a major software upgrade to their medical records system, an Army Reserve hospital in Afghanistan leveraged Lean Six Sigma tools to streamline patient documentation, reduce steps for staff and save time.

  • Warriors prove no obstacle too great

    Sep 14, 2010

    Six Soldiers and one Marine from Walter Reed Medical Center visited West Point to test their abilities on a challenging set of obstacles Sept. 10. The Indoor Obstacle Course Test is a rite of passage for all West Point cadets as a testament to their physical fortitude. Being able to muster through this intense test of balance, strength and stamina is hard enough, given months of practice and training. But for the wounded warriors, with only hours of preparation, the test was an inspirational example of warrior ethos and human perseverance, said Col. Gregory Daniels, Master of the Sword.

  • Warriors prove no obstacle too great

    Sep 14, 2010

    Six Army Soldiers and one Marine from Walter Reed Medical Center visited West Point to test their abilities on a challenging set of obstacles on Sept. 10. The Indoor Obstacle Course Test is a rite of passage for all West Point cadets as a testament to their physical fortitude. Being able to muster through this intense test of balance, strength and stamina is hard enough, given months of practice and training. But for the wounded warriors, with only hours of preparation, the test was an inspirational example of warrior ethos and human perseverance, said Col. Gregory Daniels, Master of the Sword.

  • Army geneticists map Xs and Ys to enhance patients' care

    Sep 13, 2010

    The doctor explained the risks and certain words started to stick out. Surgery...cancer... children. It's difficult to imagine what it would feel like to have cancer at a young age with children at home. However, genetic testing can offer patients a chance to avoid that situation and it could make all the difference in the world for their health care.

  • Fruits, veggies are essential to health

    Sep 13, 2010

    September is Fruit and Vegetable month! This is a great time of year to find a wide variety of produce at farmer's markets and grocery stores. Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake doesn't have to be difficult, and it's worth it due to the many disease-preventing virtues.

  • New training lane enhances lifesaving skills

    Sep 13, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson's newest training lane provides a realistic environment for Soldiers to hone their first-aid skills at home to improve their lifesaving capabilities on the battlefield. The Mountain Post Medical Simulation Training Center Tactical Combat Casualty Care training lane officially opened Sept. 2 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the training area adjacent to the MSTC facility, building 2130, on the corner of Specker Avenue and Khe Sanh Street.

  • Two fathers use own tragedies to teach suicide prevention

    Sep 13, 2010

    Two fathers belong to a club that is growing every day.

  • Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers Honor 9/11 Victims as part of Killeen-area America sup

    Sep 10, 2010

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  • JBLM partnership with local schools focuses on student needs

    Sep 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a culture where students rotate in and out of schools, teaching children on a military installation adds to the everyday challenges of being a teacher. A partnership among schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Madigan Army Medical Center is helping ease some of that stress.

  • 710th BSB medics test skills during mass casualty exercise

    Sep 10, 2010

    Medics in 710th Brigade Support Battalion conducted a mass casualty exercise Aug. 27 during a battalionwide field training exercise to prepare Soldiers for the brigade's upcoming rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La.

  • New campus in Basra to strengthen Soldier resiliency

    Sep 10, 2010

    With the opening of a resiliency campus on COB Basra, Iraq, the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters is working to improve the resilience of personnel in United States Division-South while they are still operating in a combat zone.

  • Second Sikh doctor allowed to wear articles of faith; enlisted Soldier in training

    Sep 9, 2010

    Standing at attention deep in the ranks of the Soldiers in crisp ACUs and combat boots, Capt. Kamaljeet Kalsi was just like every other officer there - proud of his achievements and ready to graduate from Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-105.

  • Full service VA clinic opens on Fort Rucker

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Veterans in need of care in the Wiregrass area no longer have to drive to Montgomery, Ala., for treatment.

  • Husband and wife partner to save lives

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Cargo Specialist, assigned to the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, part of 13th Sustainment Command, volunteered to help his wife, Margaret, as she shepherded a blood drive for the two villages she serves as mayor in. For three days, from August 23d to August 25, 2010, the pair signed people in and recruited more to support the military blood drive held at the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • New clinics bring health care to families

    Sep 9, 2010

    Active-duty family members who live near some Army installations soon will have an additional option for health care, without traffic, waiting time, expense and frustration that may sometimes be involved with going to on-post medical facilities or TRICARE network providers.

  • Preventive medicine keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Sep 9, 2010

    The unforgiving terrain of the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Konar and Laghman provinces in eastern Afghanistan hosts hoards of insects and wildlife that create quite a hairy situation when it comes to cohabitating with troops; however, the Soldiers of the preventive medicine section of Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Bastogne, see "combat" with these creatures on a daily basis.

  • MEDFLAG 10 medical training exercise under way in Kinshasa

    Sep 8, 2010

    U.S. Armed Forces and their Armed Forces of Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) counterparts have begun a 12-day, joint medical exercise at the Command and Staff College in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster response training. MEDFLAG 10 will continue through Sept. 18.

  • New clinics bring health care to Families

    Sep 7, 2010

    Active-duty family members who live near some Army installations soon will have an additional option for health care, without traffic, waiting time, expense and frustration that may sometimes be involved with going to on-post medical facilities or TRICARE network providers.

  • VA official visits fellow Wounded Warriors with Georgia Senator

    Sep 7, 2010

    Tammy Duckworth apologized for making family members cry at a luncheon at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Monday. The Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs said she often gets a positive tearful response when she asks how well family members have been taken care of as they seek to care for the nation's heroes.

  • MEDFLAG 10 gets under way in Congo

    Sep 5, 2010

    MEDFLAG runs through Sept. 18 and brings together U.S. military personnel with counterparts from Africa to facilitate an exchange of medical information and techniques.

  • Top medical officer mentors officers in Iraq

    Sep 4, 2010

    In a quaint wooden building on Contingency Operating Base Adder, 13 Medical Service Corps officers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division hovered in anticipation to speak to Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, Medical Service Corps branch chief, via video teleconference.

  • Fort Carson WTB complex breaks ground

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The Mountain Post held a ground-breaking ceremony marking construction on Fort Carson's new Warrior Transition Battalion Complex Aug. 26. The complex, which will include the recently opened Soldier Family Assistance Center, will be located on the corner of Titus Boulevard and Cochrane Circle, close to Evans Army Community Hospital, for improved Soldier access to care.

  • 'The Warrior Pose': Army considers yoga to treat Soldiers' pain

    Sep 3, 2010

    If Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has his way, yoga and other alternative therapies would be integrated into Army medicine to treat the pain of wounded Soldiers.

  • WTU primary care chief named osteopath top doc in Maryland

    Sep 3, 2010

    Dr. William Swann, primary care director for the Fort Meade Warrior Transition Unit at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, was named Physician of the Year on July 31 by the Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians. An osteopath, Swann was recognized for his care of injured Soldiers and of Maryland's uninsured.

  • Country artist John Conlee says thanks at Warrior and Family Support Center

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With a perspective borne from personal experience, longtime country artist John Conlee and his band stopped by the Warrior and Family Support Center Aug. 27 to say thanks to those serving in the military.

  • Study focuses on use of animal assisted therapy in Warrior Transition Battalion

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A study to measure the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy using dogs is in the final stages at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Dreams, sleep important facets of resiliency issues for health care providers

    Sep 2, 2010

    "What are dreams' Inside the Sleeping Brain," was recently shown at Brooke Army Medical Center as an opportunity for staff to learn about the science behind sleeping and dreams.

  • APPD helps maintain balance in force structure

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One of the key components of the "Center" in the Army Medical Department Center & School is the Army Personnel Proponent Directorate. "APPD looks at what's going on in the generating force and the operating force," explained Col. Kaylene Curtis, director, APPD.

  • Civilians can join Army-sponsored fitness program

    Sep 1, 2010

    DoD is in the middle of a civilian employee fitness campaign called "Leap into Fall" that challenges employees to log 1.5 million hours of physical activity.

  • Diagnosing and treating prostate cancer

    Sep 1, 2010

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men, but is rarely found in men under age 40. This cancer starts in the prostate gland, a walnut-sized structure that wraps around the urethra and produces fluid for semen.

  • Make fruits and veggies the star attraction

    Sep 1, 2010

    Did you know that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we eat more fruits and vegetables than any other food group' It might be surprising, but fruits and vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse. They are a natural source of energy and are rich in several nutrients, including vitamins A and C, fiber, folate and potassium. They also contain phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring substances in foods that benefit health.

  • 'Ask, Care, Escort' can save lives

    Sep 1, 2010

    Sgt. Dan Smith is a 25-year-old active-duty Soldier. He was in his third month of a second deployment. This deployment triggered terrible memories from his first deployment.

  • ACE suicide prevention program wins national recognition

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army ACE Suicide Intervention Training Program, developed by U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional) behavioral health experts, was evaluated by a panel of suicide prevention experts and is now listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and American Foundation Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention.

  • Warrior Transition Command welcomes new commander

    Sep 1, 2010

    The Army's Warrior Transition Command celebrated its first change of command since its inception nearly 17 months ago in the Pentagon courtyard Aug. 26.

  • Study focuses on use of animal assisted therapy in Warrior Transition Battalion

    Aug 31, 2010

    A study to measure the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy using dogs is in the final stages at the Warrior Transition Battalion at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Double amputee 'drops' into TAMC

    Aug 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - If it's true that actions speak louder than words, than retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, "roared" as he parachuted onto the grounds of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, Aug. 19, bringing with him an American flag, captain bars and commander coins.

  • Working at IACH has become Family affair for many employees

    Aug 27, 2010

    The medical home team concept is a family-oriented model Irwin Army Community Hospital follows. Some IACH employees also bring their work home, literally.

  • Wide awake drunk: Are Soldiers fueled or fooled on newest craze of alcoholic energy drinks'

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With long hours and physically demanding workloads, Soldiers are increasingly using sports and energy drinks to refuel. The newest craze to hit the market is alcoholic energy drinks which combine the effects of alcohol, a depressant, and stimulants.

  • 'This Emotional Life' series looks at depression, anger, PTSD and more

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With a series of DVDs titled "This Emotional Life" being shown at Brooke Army Medical Center, one psychiatric clinical nurse specialist is looking to provide an opportunity for BAMC staff to learn about the science and real lives being impacted by emotions.

  • Gold Griffin medics conduct casualty evacuation training

    Aug 27, 2010

    Honing their skills in casualty evacuation, route reconnaissance, communication, triage and treatment of patients, medical personnel with Company C, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted casualty evacuation training over the course of three days.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warrior returns to duty as a military working dog handler

    Aug 27, 2010

    December 26, 2007 is a day Sgt. Chris Burrell, a military working dog handler from the 108th Military Police Company, 16th MP Brigade, will never forget. During a tour in Iraq, three explosively formed penetrators pierced his vehicle, one of them severing his left leg above the knee during a patrol in Baghdad. Now he has a new date to remember - July 8, the day he reported back to duty at the Fort Bragg kennels and to the job he loves.

  • DOD funding military construction projects, Knox building Warrior Transition Complex

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - According to the Warrior Transition Command, the Army continues to work with the Department of Defense leadership and Congress to fund military construction projects.

  • 'Give us your Soldiers with a problem': CATEP comes to Fort Carson

    Aug 26, 2010

    Dr. Lester McFarling, with Army Personnel at headquarters, Department of the Army, said this was too late. Those 400 were referred because of a serious incident - either driving while under the influence, abuse of a Family member or the like. What the Army would like to happen is that Soldiers seek help before drinking becomes a serious problem. A possible solution is the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Pilot program currently being tested. McFarling, along with Wayne Stramer, Dr. Wanda Kuehr and Linda Martinez of the Army Installation Management Command, came to Fort Carson Aug. 23 to brief commanders and Soldiers about the program, which starts Aug. 30 on post.

  • Traumatized: Facility offers realistic medical training

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An improvised explosive device is detonated in a crowded marketplace, causing severe trauma to the lower body of a Soldier sitting in his Humvee. Moments later, a team of Soldiers arrives to provide life-saving first aid and get the wounded Soldier out of harm's way.