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  • Educators, City Officials and JSOTF-P Dedicate Birthing Clinic

    Jan 21, 2010

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines- Representatives from Mein College, government officials and members of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines gathered to celebrate the dedication of Mein Gentle Births, a maternity and birthing center in Zamboanga City Jan. 14.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • Division medical officers follow 'Hawkeye's' steps

    Jan 20, 2010

    Lt. Col. Henry Blake wasn't available for an in-brief or a complimentary glass of bourbon, but around a dozen 2nd Infantry Division medical officers toured the site of the last Korean mobile army surgical hospital during an officer professional development event conducted Dec. 17.

  • U.S. troops provide medical aid in Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers with the the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, provide medical assistance in support of the earthquake relief effort in Haiti.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to combat PTSD

    Jan 19, 2010

    Behavioral health providers have treatment options for Soldiers dealing with serious examples of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but one in particular is receiving lots of attention in the medical community -- Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy.

  • Army opthalmology residents receive'visionary' training with virtual reality

    Jan 19, 2010

    As part of Madigan's drive to be on the cutting edge of technology and patient safety improvement, the Ophthalmology Clinic has a virtual reality simulator to ensure that its staff and students are always on top of their game.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program Extended to Family Members

    Jan 19, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Family members play a significant role in a Soldier's life by supporting their resilience and well-being. This is why family members now have the opportunity to participate in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program by taking the Global Assessment Tool and self-development modules. CSF is a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians that is designed to enhance performance and build resilience. Participation in the CSF program begins with the Global Assessment Tool, an online, confidential survey that measures a person's level of strength in four dimensions: social, spiritual, emotional and family.

  • New medical home initiative to provide better access to care for patients

    Jan 19, 2010

    The Washington state Patient-Centered Medical Home Collaborative is a two-year test project that strives to deliver primary health care through a "team partnership" between the primary care provider and the Family, to ensure health care services are provided in a high-quality, cost effective and comprehensive manner. Thirty-two primary care practices throughout the state participate in the program, including Madigan's Family Medicine Clinic.

  • Support videos for military children marks major milestone

    Jan 19, 2010

  • DoD, VA realign disability ratings claims process

    Jan 19, 2010

    Soldiers being medically released from the Army will soon benefit from a more streamlined disability evaluation system, due to a program aligning the Department of Defense's and Department of Veterans Affairs' disability evaluations.

  • 'We also serve': Recognizing deployment impact on all members of the family

    Jan 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The camera flash catches the teens by surprise. They stop, smile abruptly and begin again romping about the Wiesbaden Middle School gymnasium. Another flash, another smile. They laugh as they try on Soldier garb, an eight-pound helmet and flak jacket, and stand in front of a sign that reads "We also serve."

  • Army programs to battle increase in suicides

    Jan 15, 2010

    Statistics for December suicides in the Army were released today, and show as many as 10 potential suicides amongst active-duty Soldiers.

  • 926th Preventive Medicine prepares for deployment

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The size of the 926th Preventive Medicine Detachment stands in stark contrast to the magnitude of its mission.

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg adds 7 beds

    Jan 15, 2010

    The staff of the Emergency Department at Womack Army Medical Center held a grand-opening ceremony Dec. 18, which marked the addition of seven acute care beds.

  • Lyster Clinic staff encourages beneficiaries to receive H1N1 vaccines

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Department of Health and Human Services has designated this week as National Influenza Vaccination Week. The staff at Lyster Army Health Clinic encourages all military beneficiaries to take this opportunity to get vaccinated against H1N1. The H1N1 Influenza has shown a significant decline in the number of cases that are being reported in the past two months, according to Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kathleen Sebelius. Between April and mid-November 2009, there were about 47 million cases of H1N1 flu with more than 200,000 hospitalizations and nearly 10,000 deaths. The vast majority of deaths occurred in children and non-elderly adults.

  • KFOR Soldiers train to provide quick and decisive action anywhere in Kosovo

    Jan 15, 2010

    Soldiers from Multi-National Task Force - East's (MNTF-E) Quick Reaction Force tested their skills in a day of exercises near Biti e Poshteme/ Donja Bitina and Crep/ Crepana, Kosovo, Jan. 13. The exercises were designed to ensure that KFOR Soldiers stay ready to face the unexpected incidents they could encounter as part of their QRF duties in responding quickly and decisively anywhere in Kosovo.

  • Provider medics teach Iraqi officers combat medicine

    Jan 15, 2010

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - U.S. military medics held a three-day class in first aid and combat medical assessment for Iraqi Army medical officers, starting Jan. 12 at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • A new course: resilience school to open on Fort Jackson

    Jan 14, 2010

    When Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, discussed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness during his visit to Fort Jackson in July, he said the installation had great potential to be an important part of the program.

  • Eliminating stigma key to suicide prevention

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army's director of behavioral health proponent said until the service changes policies that perpetuate stigma, many potentially suicidal Soldiers will avoid seeking help.

  • The Power of Blood Belongs to Donors

    Jan 12, 2010

    The Armed Services Blood Program honors donors in January for National Blood Donor Month.

  • 'Real Warrior' describes post-traumatic stress

    Jan 12, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Megan Krause returned home from a deployment in Iraq in 2006, she thought the scariest moments of her life were over.

  • EACH promotes nutritional health

    Jan 11, 2010

  • 9/11 survivor helps Families of wounded Soldiers

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - In 2005, the Birdwells donated $5,000 to the Child Development Center; another $2,500 was donated in 2007. And on Thursday, Dec. 16, the Birdwells made a third donation of $2,500.

  • U.S. Army Africa medical officers share ideas with Moroccan counterparts

    Jan 11, 2010

    RABAT, Morocco - A U.S. Army Africa medical team spent a week sharing casualty evacuation procedures with members of the Moroccan military.

  • Evans Army Hospital delivers first Fort Carson 2010 baby

    Jan 8, 2010

    Evans Army Community Hospital delivers the first Fort Carson baby of 2010.

  • Wounded warriors compete with student athletes

    Jan 8, 2010

    The best high school athletes in the nation took to the field for pre-game competitions Jan. 6 side-by-side with some VIP sponsors -- wounded Army warriors.

  • Soldier's life altering injury turns into unique war love story

    Jan 8, 2010

    When Capt. Sam Brown was injured in Afghanistan, he saw everything he had planned for his future disappear. Little did he know that what he went through, in fact, helped him discover one part of his life he thought he would never find.

  • Army to increase medevac support, add new CAB, more UAVs

    Jan 7, 2010

    The Army G3 and former director of the Army aviation task force said not only will the Army add a new combat aviation brigade to the warfight, the Army will increase the number of aircraft in its medevac companies.

  • Injured instructor resumes career with robotic hand

    Jan 7, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Luis Elias considers the last six months as just a bump along lifeAca,!a,,cs road. Aca,!A"Adapt and overcome is the name of the game. ItAca,!a,,cs just something that happened,Aca,!A? said Elias, a Fort Benning drill sergeant, who lost his right hand in a training accident on June 30.

  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • NCO taps into medical database to process Soldier claims faster

    Jan 5, 2010

    A senior NCO at a warrior transition unit discovers access to the deployed medical records database and saves time processing Soldiers' medical claims.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • West African nations collaborate in pandemic flu planning workshop

    Dec 29, 2009

    During a recent pandemic influenza (flu) planning workshop, representatives from 16 West African nations joined with personnel from the United Nations (UN), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, World Health Organization (WHO), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to discuss pandemic contingency disaster response planning, December 7-11, 2009 in Accra, Ghana.

  • Medical NCO offers her expertise in Liberia

    Dec 28, 2009

    When villagers near Camp Sandi Ware told medics that a six-year-old boy was severely burned by pot of boiling water, Sgt. 1st Dedraf Blash joined Armed Forces of Liberia medics to assist.

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    Dec 28, 2009

  • TF Hammerhead MEDEVAC Soldiers fly to save lives

    Dec 26, 2009

    In United States Division-North, medical evacuation Soldiers of Company C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Hammerhead, deploy Forward Support Medical Teams (FSMTs) to ensure that injured Soldiers receive treatment and evacuation to a higher level of medical care within that critical time period.

  • New MRI suite opens at Brooke Army Medical Center

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The new magnetic resonance imaging suite on the first floor of Brooke Army Medical Center is the first project completed there as part of Base Realignment and Closure recommendations.

  • Motorcyclists bring Christmas to wounded warriors, Families

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Santa and sixty of his elves from around the state of Texas arrived on motorcycles, in a combined effort between the Adopt a Hero for Christmas organization and the American Legion, to visit the Warrior and Family Support Center, Dec. 19 and donate all sorts of goodies and gifts to wounded warriors and their Families.

  • Exercise is important for good health

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Don't wait until the New Year to get fit. Regular physical activity is important to maintain good health; not just for weight loss.

  • E911 system provides faster responses for Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 21, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In the United States, 911 has been the universal emergency number for all telephone services, and a key component of the country's emergency response and disaster preparedness system, for more than 40 years. However, the advent of wireless- and Internet-based phone systems has meant the old standby needed an upgrade.

  • TRICARE Online

    Dec 20, 2009

    TRICARE Online (TOL) is a secure Web portal designed to increase access to care for authorized TRICARE beneficiaries and access to information for designated TRICARE physicians and support staff. TOL was developed by the Department of Defense (DOD) in response to beneficiary requests for greater access to health and wellness information, online appointments and prescription refills.

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 18, 2009

    In 2008, the Army experienced for the first time, suicide rates higher than the civilian population. In the same year, the Army entered an agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health to find out why.

  • Doctors perform groundbreaking surgery at Walter Reed

    Dec 17, 2009

    In an unprecedented surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the University of Miami collaborated to perform the first pancreas islet cell transplant Thanksgiving Day on an airman whose pancreas was injured so severely in Afghanistan it had to be removed.

  • Wounded Soldier gets brand new home

    Dec 17, 2009

    The "Build Brigade" from Homes for our Troops and more than 50 volunteers gathered at day break Dec. 4, to help erect a home during the weekend for a local Soldier injured in an explosion in Iraq. But this is no ordinary Soldier. Staff Sgt. Maurice Craft is a decorated Army veteran who deployed to Iraq from Fort Bragg six years ago. He lost his left leg and suffered multiple injuries to his right when a bomb was detonated close to him during a mission. He spent two years in rehab and has now returned to North Carolina with his mother and two daughters.

  • Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat Program

    Dec 16, 2009

    What is it' The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat (JTAPIC) Program is a partnership among DOD intelligence, operational, medical and materiel development communities that collects, integrates and analyzes injury and operational data with the goal of improving our understanding of our vulnerabilities to threats and enabling the development of improved tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries. The JTAPIC program was established at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), Fort Detrick, Md., in July 2006 to fulfill the joint database and information sharing intent outlined in Section 256 of Public Law 109-163, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 and in Department of Defense Directive 6025.21, Medical Research for Prevention, Mitigation and Treatment of Blast Injuries.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • Army sponsors world's largest HIV vaccine study

    Dec 14, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army sponsored the world's largest HIV vaccine trial, recently conducted in Thailand that tested a "prime-boost" vaccine strategy comA,A!posed of two investigational vaccines, ALVAC and AIDSVAX B/E. This successful international collaboA,A!ration involved officials from Thailand, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the U.S National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, private and commercial companies and more than 16,000 Thai volunteers who were HIV-negative.

  • Madigan marks 2009 as 'Year of the NCO' with celebration, quarterly events

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Madigan's dual mission: support locally, globally through PROFIS

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Substance abuse help available for health care providers

    Dec 14, 2009

  • Madigan's CenteringPregnancy Program offers alternative prenatal care

    Dec 14, 2009

  • 'No-shows' cost hospital millions

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--In fiscal year 2009, many people took advantage of health care at Reynolds Army Community Hospital by not showing up to doctor's appointments and not calling ahead of time. How many people' 17,000. These people cost the hospital $1.2 million.

  • WTB squad leader dedicates self to job, Army

    Dec 14, 2009

    The role of a Warrior Transition Battalion squad leader is similar, but requires a slightly different approach and complete devotion to the job. Staff Sgt. Jamika D. Coats, a squad leader in Company A, WTB, has that devotion. Coats has been a squad leader at the WTB for slightly over two years. She arrived at the WTB in the early days of the unit becoming established and has watched operations change and improve over the years.

  • Holidays add to deployment stress

    Dec 14, 2009

    Holiday joy and holiday stress go hand in hand, especially for deployed servicemembers and their families.

  • Medical officers host Silver Caduceus Society Call at Taji

    Dec 14, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION TAJI, Iraq - Medical service corps officers at Contingency Operating Location Taji, Iraq, hosted a Silver Caduceus Society Call Dec. 5 to facilitate the professional development of the unit's Soldiers.

  • U.S. Soldiers facilitate malaria laboratory training in Tanzania

    Dec 13, 2009

    A team of U.S. Army instructors from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa provided malaria microscopy training to 20 Tanzanian medical laboratory technicians, November 23 - December 4, 2009.

  • SMA urges Master Resilience Trainers to share knowledge

    Dec 11, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians attending the Master Resilience Training course in Philadelphia, Pa., were challenged by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Thursday to take the lessons learned here back their units and share them with Soldiers and families.

  • MACH updates H1N1, seasonal flu information

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The H1N1 vaccination is mandatory for all active-duty personnel and will be administered en masse. The vaccinations will take place at sites on Sand Hill and Main Post and should be completed by Friday, Fort Benning officials said.

  • Warrior and Family Support Center anniversary marks milestone in meeting Soldiers' needs

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- One year and more than 81,000 visitors later, the "right thing to do" has meant the world to wounded warriors and their Families who frequent the Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Partnership helps injured Soldiers continue training

    Dec 11, 2009

    Athletic Training graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology at Auburn University are diagnosing, treating and preventing injuries in Soldiers as part of the Warrior Athletic Trainer Program, a pilot partnership program, with the 192nd Infantry Brigade on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army updates health promotion regulations

    Dec 10, 2009

    The Army has revised its regulations on health promotion and suicide prevention to provide an improved, comprehensive "how to" guide for commanders and Soldiers.

  • Patients at Walter Reed testing next-generation prosthesis

    Dec 10, 2009

    Several wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are testing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee.

  • Army undersecretary visits Fort Eustis WTU, hears Soldiers' concerns

    Dec 9, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Dr. Joseph J. Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, spoke with and listened to the concerns and thoughts of wounded warriors during a visit to the Fort Eustis Warrior Transition Unit Monday.

  • Air Cav medevac: Surge, drawdown

    Dec 9, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq-There are numerous sources where one can find the number of service members and civilians killed or injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom - a number many use to judge how well the war is going.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training Taught at Provider Chapel to 13th ESC Chaplains and Ass

    Dec 9, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, held an all 13th ESC Resiliency Counseling Training Conference for chaplains and chaplain's assistants at the Provider Chapel Dec. 1-4 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot Hosts Wounded Warriors Deer Hunt

    Dec 9, 2009

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky. - Drowned out by the roar of a dozen motorcycles from the Patriot Guard Riders, a police escort and the commander's Humvee, the Soldiers shouted and waved as they met their escorts just off of Interstate I-75 on a dark cold night on Nov. 19. Thirteen wounded warriors were then escorted to Blue Grass Army Depot for a free weekend of food, fun, deer hunting and camaraderie.

  • Soldier use movie spoof, laughter to address difficult topic

    Dec 9, 2009

    Members of the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade out of Shelbyville, Ind., put their own spin on the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," addressing suicide while making their audience laugh Dec. 4, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Shinseki discusses Sesame Street TLC initiative

    Dec 8, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2006, Sesame Workshop launched a groundbreaking, bilingual (English/Spanish), multiphase, multimedia initiative for young children and their military families called "Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC)."

  • MEDCOM Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year

    Dec 7, 2009

    Master Sgt. Matthew Crown was named the Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year for U.S. Army Medical Command on Dec. 4, during the command's Human Capital Distribution Plan conference in Washington, D.C.

  • Suicide intervention training aids JBB chaplains, assistants

    Dec 5, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers practiced conversing with suicidal Warfighters in mock scenarios during suicide intervention training Dec. 1 through Dec. 4 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • AFP and JSOTF-P Unveil Shrine and Conduct MEDCAP

    Dec 5, 2009

    SULU, Philippines- Hundreds of residents of Barangay (community) Danag now have a restored shrine and access to free medical care due to the collaborative efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 (MBLT-5), Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and local residents who partnered for both projects in the region Nov. 28.

  • Army updates suicide-prevention guidance

    Dec 4, 2009

    The Army has updated its suicide-prevention guidance, including the Army Health Promotion regulation (AR 600-63), Army Suicide Prevention pamphlet (PAM 600-24) and FM 6-22.5, the Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers.

  • Flu shots advised for pregnant women

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With flu season in full swing, Martin Army Community Hospital healthcare providers are encouraging people to take preventive measures seriously, especially pregnant women.

  • Family Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training

    Dec 3, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army created a Suicide Prevention Task Force in the ongoing effort to decrease the number of suicides in the Army. One of the goals of the task force is to increase the number of available training programs, to include families. This family training is strictly voluntary, which includes the challenges of getting the training to families. Research shows families are aware of this training, but some have not attended the sessions.

  • '90 Minutes' Is Message Of Hope And Healing

    Dec 3, 2009

    There's an old saying that "dead men don't talk." But this is a story about a dead man who did plenty of talking -- and living and breathing - after a car crash that became the impetus for his bestselling book "90 Minutes In Heaven - A True Story of Death and Life." Don Piper is, indeed, a walking miracle, even if some may find it hard to believe he actually went to heaven after a car crash with an 18-wheeler and then returned to life to share his story. That accident crushed nearly every bone in Piper's body, severed two of his limbs and caused emergency personnel to pronounce him dead at the scene. He shared his story with an audience of more than 100 at Redstone Arsenal's Bicentennial Chapel on Nov. 17. "I believe God answers prayers. I believe God is in the miracle business," Piper said. "I'm standing here at Redstone Arsenal because a lot of people prayed and God said 'Yes.' "Sometimes God says 'No.' Sometimes he says 'Maybe.' Sometimes he gives us more than we ask for. But no matter what, He wants to hear from us and that's what prayer is. Prayer is not just asking for stuff. It's about talking to God. God wants to hear from his children." Piper's story is riveting, curious, inspiring and, downright, heavenly. Piper, who grew up in a military family, captivated the Bicentennial Chapel audience as he recounted his experience of that fateful day in January 1989.

  • NCO Soldier wins 2010 AMEDDC&S Best Warrior competition

    Dec 3, 2009

    The 2010 Army Medical Department Center and School Best Warrior Competition winner, Sgt. 1st Class Hector Santiago-Perez, represented the Noncommissioned Officer Academy for the third year. Santiago-Perez is an instructor with the Senior Leaders Course.

  • New annex dedicated for Marine wounded warriors

    Dec 3, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the Marine Annex at Brooke Army Medical Center Nov. 23 for wounded, injured and ill Marine warriors, Family members and the Marine Patient Affairs Team as a place to call their own.

  • Army approves suicide-intervention training for leaders

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Army has approved two-day and five-day workshops for unit leaders on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, known as ASIST.

  • Early filing speeds VA ratings

    Dec 3, 2009

    In response to an issue raised during October's Army Family Action Plan conference, Army Career and Alumni Program staff encourages Soldiers to learn the Veterans Affairs' disability ratings process before they separate or retire from the service. During the conference, some Soldiers told AFAP committee members it took up to 18 months to receive their disability ratings, far too long in their opinions, ACAP Transition Services Manager Bryan Tharpe said.

  • Be a 'flu fighter' -- Handwashing key to staying healthy during cold season

    Dec 3, 2009

    The old phrase, "whistle while you work," can also apply to proper hygiene. Post health officials stress making cleanliness a priority during Handwashing Awareness Week, Monday through Dec. 12, and say humming a few tunes along the way can help.

  • Parting shots: MEDDAC steps up H1N1 vaccinations

    Dec 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's fight against H1N1 is in full swing, and all Soldiers are expected to be vaccinated against that strain of the flu virus by block leave, health officials said this week.

  • New spray may help stop battlefield bleeding

    Dec 2, 2009

    Researchers are developing a new, sprayable liquid wound dressing that forms a tough hydrogel in seconds.

  • Unit schedules its first all-female MEDEVAC team

    Dec 2, 2009

    In the three days before Thanksgiving, one of the on-alert crews for Task Force Keystone made history at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, as the first all-female MEDEVAC crew ever for their company.

  • Suicide prevention: Soldiers learning to help save lives

    Dec 1, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One suicide intervention program compares suicidal thoughts to a strong river current that can sweep people into dangerous drop-offs.

  • Department of Veterinary Science begins surveillance food laboratory manager's course

    Nov 30, 2009

    The Department of Veterinary Science, in conjunction with the Department of Defense Veterinary Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory launched the Surveillance Food Laboratory Manager Course Nov. 16. In development for more than two years, the week-long course intended for Veterinary Corps officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians, teaches laboratory managers how to oversee food testing laboratories and unit-level laboratory programs to make sure the laboratories are established and testing results support worldwide veterinary missions.

  • U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton visits Sgt. Daniel Biskey on Thanksgiving

    Nov 30, 2009

    U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) visits Army Sgt. Daniel Biskey on Thanksgiving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. Skelton and fellow Congressmen visited patients and shared Thanksgiving dinner at LRMC after presenting a Congressional tribute to LRMC staff members for their support to Wounded Warriors from Afghanistan and Iraq. Biskey, who was injured by an anti-personnel mine while on patrol in Afghanistan, is assigned to the 2-1 Infantry from Fort Lewis, Washington. LRMC is the largest American hospital outside of the United States, serving more than 245,000 U.S. military personnel and their families within the European Command. LRMC is also the evacuation and treatment center for all injured U.S. servicemembers and civilians serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Disabled Soldiers play golf

    Nov 25, 2009

    When retired Sgt. Maj. Juan Garcia left Fort Stewart in 2003, he never thought he'd return to a military installation to play golf as a double amputee. On Nov. 16 and 17, Garcia returned to Hunter Army Airfield's driving range for the "First Swing" workshop, offered by the National Amputee Golfers Association. Joining him were disabled Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit, along with about 20 golf professionals and occupational therapists, who came to learn how to encourage and teach the disabled to play.

  • Fort Hood shooting task force visit wounded Soldier

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Fort Hood Shooting Task Force Members Visit Wounded Soldier

    Nov 24, 2009

  • 120th Infantry Brigade trains and saves Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2009

    Leaders and trainers of the 120th Infantry Brigade at Fort Hood provide for the safety and security of other Soldiers every day by training them to perform their missions with a high degree of skill and professionalism. Beyond that mission, they provide for other troop's welfare with a well-rounded slate of community support activities. As autumn swept through Fort Hood, they helped save lives and limbs by conducting an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive.

  • Corps of Engineers builds facilities for 'Warriors in Transition' at Fort Drum

    Nov 24, 2009

    New barracks and facilities will benefit Warriors in Transition program that helps injured Soldiers returning from conflicts overseas.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: FORSCOM Fitting Families into the Equation

    Nov 24, 2009

    Army Family members will now be part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, a new Army-wide holistic initiative focused on building resilience.

  • Army joins with mental health institute to study suicides

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Army is collaborating with the National Institute of Mental Health to launch the largest study ever undertaken of suicide and mental health among military personnel.

  • Fort Hood's WTB Taking Care of its Soldiers

    Nov 23, 2009

    Warrior Care Month: Col. William Salter, commanding officer of Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade, chats with Carolyn Gillard, a certified nursing assistant at the Warriors in Transition Clinic, located inside the Thomas Moore Health Clinic. With Salter is Dr. Jose Aguero, the clinic's former officer in charge who accepted a position in Aviano, Italy. One of the benefits of Fort Hood's Warriors in Transition Clinic is that it provides a comforting and quiet environment for the Soldiers, and, with its own entrance, convenient access.

  • Warfighters on the move need meals on the go

    Nov 23, 2009

    Collaborations are huge within the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command. Case in point, meals on the go have just gotten better thanks to the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, co-located on the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center. The First Strike Ration and the MORE are new rations that some deploying units will start to see in their deployments in 2010.

  • Keeping Soldiers safe from Malaria

    Nov 23, 2009

    This story focuses on the relationship between USAMMDA, WRAIR, FDA, and Sigma-Tau Industries in developing a safe treatment for the severest form of the tropical disease malaria. Our troops are deploying in some regions where Malaria rates are high. It's the duty of the U.S. Medical Research and Materiel Command and its subcommands like USAMMDA to provide them with the best healthcare products.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in action at LRMC

    Nov 23, 2009

    Doctors and nurese from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany attend a newborn.

  • Stay Army Strong-Fight Novel A (H1N1) Influenza

    Nov 22, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Novel A (H1N1) influenza virus is a new strain of influenza virus that first appeared in Mexico and the United States in April 2009 and has since spread globally. Just like the seasonal flu, the H1N1 virus is contagious and can spread through respiratory droplets from person to person when a person coughs or sneezes; or touches something with the flu virus on it and then touches their own eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Doc makes journey from Vietnam to U.S. Army

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, many Vietnamese immigrants saw the United States as a beacon of hope as they escaped their war-torn nation.


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