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  • Putting Veterans On Path Of Independence

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chris Crocker is living the dream.

  • The TRICARE Service Center may be gone but Beneficiary Services is still here to help

    May 7, 2014

    When the TRICARE Service Center at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center was closed, many beneficiaries didn't realize that the Beneficiary Services Office is still open to help them.

  • Nation recognizes service of nurses

    May 7, 2014

    Each year our nation recognizes the dedicated service of our nurses with National Nurses Week, which is observed from May 6 until May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

  • Ticks: Be aware, be prepared

    May 7, 2014

    It's the season for being outdoors, wearing shorts and playing with animals but that also means it is the season for ticks and here are ways to protect yourself.

  • Wounded Warriors receive donations from the community

    May 7, 2014

    The Warrior Transition Battalion received several donated items for the occupational therapy program on Monday, including musical instruments, diving equipment, seating and entertainment equipment for the wounded warrior barrack's common area.

  • Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium just a beginning

    May 6, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the inaugural Brain Health Consortium April 10-11, 2014, at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.

  • Tripler honors nurses with weeklong celebration

    May 6, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) celebrates National Nurses Week, an annual weeklong celebration beginning May 6th and ending May 12th, where the hard work and dedication of all nursing professional is honored.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Army Performance Triad Kickoff set for May 7 at APG

    May 5, 2014

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Army Performance Triad Kickoff celebration is set for May 7, with several free events planned throughout the day. The Performance Triad is a pilot program launched by the Office of the Surgeon General and Army Medicine. The three pillars of the Performance Triad are sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Five finalists named for Gold Headed Cane

    May 5, 2014

    Five San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) faculty have been named finalists for the 2014 Gold Headed Cane award.

  • Culture, language skills position future leaders for success

    May 5, 2014

    U.S. Army ROTC Cadets are participating in the ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, designed to immerse ROTC cadets in various languages, cultures and socio-economic situations so they can learn, through personal experience, that theirs is not the only culture in the world.

  • Motorcycle safety: not just for May

    May 5, 2014

    While Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, Army officials are urging leaders across the force to treat rider safety as a year-round imperative in response to rising PMV-2 fatalities

  • Post to conduct antiterrorism exercise

    May 5, 2014

    Fort Campbell will conduct a full-scale antiterrorism and emergency response exercise May 8. More than 20 on-post agencies will respond to several notional scenarios throughout the morning, designed to help evaluate the installation's first responders and support organizations' emergency response procedures. The post-wide exercise will kick-off around 8:30 a.m. with an active shooter scenario, followed by a resident search in the afternoon, according to Jay Fangman, exercise director, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Agencies participating include installation First Responders and other support organizations that have an emergency role or responsibility. "The senior leadership at Fort Campbell is fully engaged in the entire emergency management plan," said Brian Carrigan, DPTMS. "The protection, well-being and safety of all Soldiers, civilians and Families are a priority. Even though this full scale exercise concentrates mainly on an active shooter scenario, it exercises several other elements of protection."

  • MEDCOM Team Receives Army Financial Management Award

    May 5, 2014

    Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM's) Integrated Resourcing & Incentive System (IRIS) Development Team is the winner of the FY13 Outstanding Resource Management Team Award (Above ACOM) presented by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller) or ASA(FM&C). The award recognizes the exemplary efforts of MEDCOM's Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff Resource Management /G8, for their multidisciplinary team effort resulting in an integrated resourcing system to support Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) cost management while maximizing the value of patient care services.

  • Army Medicine Congratulates Newest PCMHs

    May 5, 2014

    Army Health Clinic Grafenwoehr has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

  • 2ID dominates EFMB on the DMZ

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division dominated the annual 2014 Eighth Army Expert Field Medical Badge qualification at Warrior Base, South Korea, May 2.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 2, 2014

    The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month.

  • The realities of Army motorcycle accidents

    May 2, 2014

    I don't like to start these columns, or any of my correspondence to the field, with bad news. Truthfully, our Army is still doing very well overall with regard to safety; as of April 28, total accidental fatalities were down four percent from fiscal 2013. That's a great accomplishment, and I don't want to take away from it by focusing on the negative. But, I think it would be a disservice to you and our Soldiers to gloss over the fact that motorcycle fatalities are up sharply from this time last year, that indiscipline is still their leading cause, and that NCOs continue to make up a disproportionate share of the deaths.

  • Acupuncture helping reduce use of pain killers in Army

    May 2, 2014

    Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service's assistant surgeon general said.

  • Soldiers, Sailors join forces to keep MK healthy

    May 1, 2014

    When a service member gets sick or injured while stationed or passing through this airbase in Romania, their first stop is a small aid station for treatment. Once inside, they see that Soldiers are not the only ones providing medical services in the Army-run building. Standing alongside their Army counterparts are Navy corpsmen.

  • Nation celebrates nurses' role in health care arena

    May 1, 2014

    National Nurses Week is celebrated annually in conjunction with the May 12 birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year's theme, "Nurses: Leading the Way," recognizes nurses as leaders at the bedside, in the boardroom, throughout communities and in the halls of government. The nursing profession is held in high regard by the community and is viewed as a trusted advocate for patients. For the past 12 years, the public has ranked nursing as the top profession for honesty and ethics in an annual Gallup survey.

  • Health screenings; adequate sleep, activity, nutrition vital to Soldier readiness

    May 1, 2014

    May 11--17 is National Women's Health Week. While male and female Soldiers share some basic health requirements for readiness, female Soldiers require health screenings that are unique to the health of women.

  • Many strategies available to cope with hearing loss

    May 1, 2014

    During May, national Better Hearing and Speech Month, learn about hazards of noise exposure.

  • GEMS for Teachers ignites a passion for science in Natick

    May 1, 2014

    Teachers from a variety of school districts throughout Massachusetts in grades six through nine participated in GEMS for Teachers, which was created as a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Three Fort Drum Soldiers credited with rescuing woman from Black River

    May 1, 2014

    What had been planned to be an evening of fishing for three 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers turned into a courageous, yet bittersweet, rescue of a young woman from a frigid river.

  • From water & into the air: indoor pollutant poses health risks

    May 1, 2014

    May is Clean Air Month.

  • Tripler remembers Holocaust with moving ceremony

    May 1, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center pauses to remember lives lost during the horrific atrocities of the holocaust during at National Day of Remembrance ceremony on May 1, 2014 at the hospital.

  • 2nd BCT Paratroopers wear denim jeans in protest of sexual assault

    Apr 30, 2014

    In 1997, an 18-year-old girl was picked up for her first day of drivers training by her 45-year-old instructor in Rome, Italy. The instructor then sexually assaulted the student. After threatening to kill her if she reported his actions to anyone, he abandoned the girl in an alley, leaving her to find her way home. That night, the victim told her parents about the sexual assault and they pressed charges against the instructor. The instructor was convicted and sentenced. A year later, the Italian Supreme Court overturned the sentence stating that because the young girl wore tight jeans, there was no way the instructor was able to take them off without the help of the victim, therefore, making the act consensual. The Italian Supreme Court decision and statement caused outrage and protest in Italy. Women of the Italian Parliament showed their support for the victim by wearing jeans to work. Since then, Denim Day has become an annual event for many around the world.

  • Tripler welcomes Royal Thai Army Officials

    Apr 30, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center leaders hosted Lt. Gen. Teerayudh Sasiprapha, Surgeon General of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Medical Department and members of his staff during a visit to the hospital April 29, 2014. Pacific Regional Medical Command Chief of Staff, Col. Lawrence Connell gave a mission and capabilities brief as well as a tour of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the distinguished visitors. The visit was part of a larger stop to the Pacific where RTA officials met with local military leaders to maintain a strong alliance and partnership while promoting regional security and stability in the region.

  • TRICARE delivers Nurse Advice Line to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Apr 30, 2014

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • TRICARE "Blue Button" gives patients easy access to their health information

    Apr 30, 2014

    It's now easier than ever for TRICARE patients across the island of Oahu to securely access their lab results, x-ray findings, and refill information for medication.

  • Better Speech & Hearing Month PSA Transcript

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Religious community working together to combat Moral Injury

    Apr 29, 2014

    Caregivers including clergy have always helped service members manage moral injury as they continue to fight personal battles after returning home from war. But as more and more Veterans begin to reintegrate back into civilian life after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is continued interest in moral injury within the medical and religious fields. This article discusses the concept of moral injury to include religious approaches to caring for affected Veterans.

  • National Nurses Week May 6-12, 2014 Transcript

    Apr 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, congratulates Army Nurses for their dedication and selfless service as they celebrate National Nurses Week 6-12 May 2014. Available in high definition.

  • Mental Health Month May 2014

    Apr 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, talks about the importance of Mental Health Month and the need to eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help.

  • Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

    Apr 29, 2014

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

  • On Cracking the Nut of Food Allergies

    Apr 29, 2014

    It is important for people to not only be personally aware of food allergies among our population, but to reach out and educate others on the importance of knowing the basics when allergies are concerned.

  • Expectant VMC mothers tour San Bortolo Hospital

    Apr 28, 2014

    Expectant mothers in the Vicenza Military Community learned what to expect when expecting at the San Bortolo hospital in downtown Vicenza during a tour April 14. The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza organized the tour after announcing the closure of its Birthing Center.

  • Army Develops and Delivers Noise-Immune Stethoscope

    Apr 28, 2014

    A noise-immune stethoscope (NIS), able to accurately detect heart and lung sounds in even the loudest battlefield environments, has been developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Md. The device has been successfully tested, cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, and will be fielded to military medical teams in 2014.

  • Army Develops and Delivers Mobile Device for Burn Patients

    Apr 28, 2014

    A mobile device to help nurses and doctors manage fluid resuscitation of severely burned patients will be fielded this year by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Help Your Children Recharge through Sleep

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sleep is critical to a child's growth and development. Putting children to bed every night at the same time helps them grow up happy and healthy. From the moment they wake up to the moment they fall asleep, children exert a lot physical and mental energy, parents can attest. Many military children also have to deal with the stress of having a deployed parent (or parents), who may then be injured, and frequent moves, which mean saying goodbye to friends, as well as having to start a new school and make new friends. (Service members and their children have proven to be very resilient despite all the challenges.)

  • Tripler leaders set sights on new strategy

    Apr 28, 2014

    Department heads from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) gathered on April 23, 2014 for a daylong strategic planning workshop with the goal of finalizing the hospital's roadmap.

  • Sleep an important part of both physical and emotional well being

    Apr 25, 2014

    Not getting enough sleep? It could be doing more to you than just making you tired during the day.

  • USARIEM Soldier finishes second Boston Marathon

    Apr 25, 2014

    Capt. Craig Thompson, a Medical Logistics Officer for the U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, may have run his second Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014, but this was the first one he ran in Boston.

  • Best Warrior Competition sharpens Soldiers' skills

    Apr 25, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz and Spc. Stephen Murray were named as the USAPHC Best Warriors during an April 18 award ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • USAPHC moves closer to becoming tobacco-free workplace

    Apr 25, 2014

    A new U.S. Army Public Health Command policy directs USAPHC personnel and visitors to avoid using tobacco products while on USAPHC campuses, with the intent of creating a healthier workplace and workforce.

  • Army Nurse Corps Collection Finding Aid

    Apr 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ANC) was established in 1901 as a permanent corps within the U.S. Army Medical Department. Because of the efforts of Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee and advocates for a professional nursing element within the U.S. Army, legislation was included into Section 19 of the Army Reorganization Act and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate with some modification on February 2, 1901. Prior to the formal and legal recognition of nurses within the Army Medical Department, individuals had been providing care to sick and wounded soldiers as early as 1775.

  • Living with autism: the early years

    Apr 25, 2014

    It is 4:30 a.m. Melinda Waller is awakened by her 4-year-old son wanting to watch videos on the computer. "Momma, dragon turtle, dragon turtle," he said as he tries to shake her awake. He grabs her hand and pulls. "Come on, dragon turtle." She slowly opens her eyes -- for what seems like the millionth time in the last few years -- and pulls him close and mumbles. "I sure do love you, son."

  • Community Care Unit opens at Fort Belvoir

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Northern Regional Medical Command opened a Community Care Unit at Fort Belvoir April 15 as part of fiscal year 2014 Warrior Transition Units force structure changes. The CCU will support Soldiers from 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states from Maine to Maryland.

  • Nutrition: eat right evryday to achieve healthy results

    Apr 24, 2014

    The military is in a precarious situation. The health of service members is the cornerstone of the country's war-fighting mission capabilities. Yet, the mission is threatened by data that shows an increasing number of service members are overweight, obese, and plagued with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Students visit health fair at Pinckney

    Apr 24, 2014

    Army Public Health Nursing partnered with C.C. Pinckney Elementary School officials to sponsor a mini health fair Monday in the school's gymnasium.

  • MACH's blood bank gets accreditation

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Department of Pathology's blood bank at Moncrief Army Community Hospital was granted American Association of Blood Banks re-accreditation, said Dr. Daniel Massi, medical director, Department of Pathology. The blood bank has been consistently accredited by AABB since 1963.

  • 5th Signal Command first sergeant uses Army training to save local boy's life.

    Apr 23, 2014

    The following is a first-person account of events that transpired on April 20, 2014. MONS, Belgium (Apr. 20, 2014) -- On Easter, April 20, 2014, my wife and I planned on taking our three sons to the Jemappes Park just outside of Mons. They were supposed to have an Easter Egg hunt for the local children. When we awoke that Sunday morning it was fairly cool outside with a forecast of scattered showers so we were undecided whether we would go to the park or not. At about 1 p.m. we decided that we would go, although the Easter Egg hunt was over.

  • Repaying Debt For Service, Sacrifice

    Apr 23, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs firmly took a stand on the front line of health care for the area's veterans on April 17 when its leadership was joined by federal, state and local officials to break ground for a $39.5 million Huntsville Outpatient Clinic.

  • Forum Makes Call For Help With Veterans Benefits

    Apr 23, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- At the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library, in a room full of veterans -- many disabled from living through a combat zone -- and family members, the hurt and anger was palatable.

  • Fox nurse practitioner leads national association

    Apr 23, 2014

    Nurse practitioner Dr. Cindy Cooke is taking her passion for patient care to the next level -- as future president.

  • Capitalizing on experience: Green to Gold Soldiers attend George C. Marshall

    Apr 23, 2014

    As 170 of the Army's top Cadets assembled in Lexington Va., April 13-16 for the 2014 George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar, several of them did so from a unique vantage point. They were enlisted Soldiers whose next career steps are to capitalize on their experience and take on more expansive leadership roles by becoming officers.

  • 5 question minimum - Army Chief of Staff hosts Fort Sam Houston Town Hall

    Apr 23, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno hosted a town hall session for the Fort Sam Houston community April 23 in the Fort Sam Houston Theater. The town hall was open to all Soldiers and civilians within any of the Army commands and organizations on the installation and Odierno gave out a lot of information on the current situation within the Army, particularly on topics such as the drawdown, budget cutbacks, retirement and the Army profession overall.

  • The 30 Year Plan: Planting the seeds for the U.S. Army's future and trying to predict the future are

    Apr 22, 2014

    The theme of newest edition of Army AL&T magazine looks 30 years in the future to develop a plan--albeit one that will have to be broken, changed and modified to meet the operational needs of the future--in the April-June issue available online now.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) focuses on important topics during family fun run, walk

    Apr 22, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) raised awareness of the Health Promotion and Risk Reduction/ Suicide team, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program, and the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General's performance triad with a Family fun run, walk on Fort Shafter, April 12, 2014. This event was a fun way to inform Soldiers and Family members about Army programs and resources available to them.

  • New deployable kennels for military dogs mitigate temperature extremes

    Apr 21, 2014

    To keep the working dogs healthier and more comfortable during deployments, Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers from Picatinny and Rock Island are developing kennels for environments with temperature extremes.

  • Mountain Division runs Boston 'Shadow' Marathon

    Apr 21, 2014

    Department of State's Josh Peterson beat out nearly 600 other runners with a highly regarded time of 2 hours and 39 minutes to claim top honors in both the overall and men's finisher categories, while U.S. Army Capt. Daniella Mestyanek, a member of "Task Force Lift," 159th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., won the women's field with an impressive time of 3 hours and 12 minutes, during the Boston Marathon Shadow Run at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, located in Parwan province, April 18, 2014.

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Loses in Effort to Shape Up

    Apr 21, 2014

    As part of the Army Surgeon General's Performance Triad, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center spent 10 weeks focused on nutrition, sleep and healthy activities, and had to tighten its belt a few notches as a result.

  • Burn center addition helps patients acclimate to independent living

    Apr 21, 2014

    Personnel at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center discharged their first patient to use their Activities of Daily Living skills room designed to prepare recovering wounded warriors for independent living, March 27, 2014.

  • Post hosts Warrior Games trials

    Apr 21, 2014

    More than 200 Wounded Warriors and Veterans from all military branches will gather at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., this September to vie for top honors at the Warrior Games. But before the seven-sport competition can commence, the Warriors must be chosen. This year, Fort Campbell was tapped to host the South East Regional Medical Command-East regional trials -- which began Monday morning and wrapped up today. Wounded Warriors and Veterans who completed level one trials had the opportunity to compete against fellow athletes from Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart, Ga. "We're happy to be able to host our sister WTBs from Georgia and show them how we do business here at Fort Campbell," said Rebecca Murphy, physical therapy supervisor for the Fort Campbell Adaptive Reconditioning program. "It's been so awesome to see how excited our Soldiers are to be out here competing."

  • Community volunteers give Tripler Fisher House a fresh look

    Apr 21, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, along with spouse, Lisa Doyle, say thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler's Fisher House One, a "home away from home" for military families and patients receiving medical care, on Saturday April 19, 2014.

  • Pacific Regional Medical Command Soldiers Compete for the Title of Best Warrior

    Apr 21, 2014

    Soldiers from Pacific Regional Medical Command compete for the title of Best Warrior during a weeklong competition beginning April 21 and ending April 25, 2014.

  • Corps workers stay spiritually fit with fellowship

    Apr 18, 2014

  • Soldier Feedback Helps Improve First Aid Kit and Save More Lives

    Apr 18, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity worked with the Program Executive Office Soldier to develop a more compact and better equipped first aid kit in direct response to Soldier feedback.

  • Army Leaders assess the fight in Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Brad R. Carson and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell recently traveled to Afghanistan to receive more situation awareness about the fight as well as to talk to the troops. (U.S. Army photos by CJTF-10 and Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • Didn't you know? Sleep critical to healthy living

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sleep is probably the most underrated aspect of our lives even though we spend about a third of our time doing it. Research continues to show that inadequate sleep (usually indicated by chronic sleepiness at inappropriate times), may contribute to the onset of chronic health conditions and other maladies including difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy, and emotional instability. According to the National Institute of Health's Sleep Disorders Research Center, people who are chronically sleep-deprived are at higher risk of drowsy-driving crashes as well.

  • April is child abuse prevention month

    Apr 17, 2014

    Are you interested in getting involved in the prevention movement? One of the simplest ways of increasing awareness of child abuse and child well-being is through the media -- whether on a large or small scale.

  • Emergency room transitions to urgent care center at Reynolds Army Community Hospital

    Apr 17, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital's emergency room will transition to an urgent care center July 1, according to the Fort Sill Medical Activity commander.

  • What did you say? Fort Sill talks hearing loss

    Apr 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Hearing loss and tinnitus are among the top medical complaints, and most widespread injuries, being reported by U.S. service members returning from the recent conflicts overseas, and by post 9/11 veterans.

  • From Wounded Warrior To Successful Federal Employee

    Apr 17, 2014

    Retired Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts is a two-time Warrior Games medalist, a father of two, a federal employee and a proud member of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).

  • Presidio of Monterey Pediatric Clinic staff welcome patrons at open house

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic officially re-opened the doors of its pediatric clinic in downtown Monterey following a reception and open house held April 1.

  • Sandhurst competition creates environment for leadership training

    Apr 17, 2014

    Cadets from all over the world came together to see who was the best of the best at the 2014 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • 'I'm still here': Soldier beats odds of survival

    Apr 17, 2014

    Four cardiac arrests. A severe traumatic brain injury. Soaring temperatures and blood pressure rates. Tony Truong simply wasn't expected to live. "I really was supposed to die. The doctor said a five percent chance of living," said Truong, now a sergeant with Bravo Company.

  • Army lab teams up with Boston Marathon to prevent heat injury

    Apr 16, 2014

    Since 2012, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has been an official course weather monitoring authority for the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon.

  • Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium Just a Beginning

    Apr 16, 2014

    We have more than 70,000 thoughts a day. One person's brain generates more electrical impulses each day than all the telephones in the world combined. Army Medicine has taken a major first step in partnering with academia, the health care industry and a variety of thought leaders to better understand brain health for Soldiers, the Army family, and society as a whole.

  • US Army Marksmanship Unit offers wounded, ill and injured Soldiers opportunities to serve and compet

    Apr 16, 2014

    When you think of an Army unit, most of the time the thought of an artillery unit or infantry unit comes to mind, but the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Paralympic Section wants to change that thought process by showing the military contains a multitude of diversity in units and Soldiers.

  • Vulnerability key to emotionally coming home from warzone

    Apr 16, 2014

    Watch a buddy barely survive an accidental vehicle rollover. Put that emotional rock in the rucksack. Live through yet another improvised explosive device on a route clearance. Another one goes in. Attend one too many memorial services for brothers in arms. Push that emotional boulder in too. The emotional burdens of war can pile up quickly. Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin likens these stressful experiences as rocks that Soldiers put into imaginary rucksacks. When Soldiers come home those emotional rucksacks often stay on, however, and can create emotional distance with friends and family.

  • Medical specialists garner coveted Army Medical Badge

    Apr 15, 2014

    After nearly 15 days of challenging and exhaustive challenges, 45 Soldiers received the Army's prestigious badge known as the Expert Field Medical Badge on April 3.

  • Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

    Apr 15, 2014

    Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them against it.

  • Surgeon general: Advances in brain health to help Soldiers, nation

    Apr 15, 2014

    The medical community is on the "precipice" of great advances in regards to brain health, said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Leisure -- Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 14, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea -- A team of 54 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment ran the Seoul International Marathon March 16.

  • Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

    Apr 14, 2014

    The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

    Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander.

  • SHARP from the Soldier perspective

    Apr 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective?

  • NRMC NCO excels in equal opportunity career

    Apr 11, 2014

    Army NCO plays key role in support of joint service equal opportunity mission.

  • Garrisons partner with DEA for Take-Back Day April 26

    Apr 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies April 26 in support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury team explores vehicles at the Integration Motor Pool

    Apr 11, 2014

    To gain a better understanding of injuries Soldiers sustain when collisions occur within various military vehicles, a team of medical experts from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, El Paso VA Health Care System, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) visited the Integration Motor Pool (IMP) on 10 April at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Ergonomics meets munitions--keeping workers safe

    Apr 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command ergonomists went to Anniston, Ala., in January to survey facilities, evaluate work processes and provide training to local industrial hygienists and safety personnel--all to help enhance the working environment at the facility.

  • TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and Doctrine Command.

  • KAHC to celebrate Occupational Health Nursing Week, April 22

    Apr 10, 2014

    Fort Lee's occupational health nurses serve active duty members and federal employees at Fort Lee focusing on personnel in hazardous positions such as those exposed to excessive noise, working in eye hazard areas, respiratory protection and pregnancy surveillance.

  • The magic pill: physical activity

    Apr 10, 2014

    Physical activity is essential to a healthy and happy lifestyle. Along with nutrition and sleep, it is one of the key components of the Army Surgeon General's "Performance Triad" initiative.

  • Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

    Apr 10, 2014

    Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as always, were the emergency responders who charged into the disorder and confusion to save lives.

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