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  • Farmers markets offer healthy choices to Soldiers and families

    May 22, 2014

    As part of the Department of Defense's Healthy Base Initiative, some military posts have introduced farmers markets to encourage healthy eating.

  • West Point Warrior Transition Unit deactivates after helping more than 1000 Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    The Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at West Point, New York, marked its official closure during a deactivation ceremony at the prestigious United States Military Academy Library May 8.

  • From wheelchair to Ironman, 10th RSG NCO owns resiliency

    May 21, 2014

    From a wheelchair to the finish line, Sgt. 1st Class Raul Otero knows what it is like to keep fighting to stay in the fight. Soldiers train regularly on how to be resilient, on how to bounce back from stressful situations to maintain their statuses as good Soldiers or otherwise good citizens. In some cases, those same Soldiers training might well ask "what does a resilient Soldier look like?"

  • 30th Med. Bde. hosts change of command ceremony

    May 21, 2014

    Col. Koji D. Nishimura relinquished command of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade to Col. Scott Dingle during a change of command ceremony here at Sembach Parade Field May 21.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary holds annual Welfare Reception

    May 21, 2014

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their annual Welfare Reception in San Antonio Military Medical Center on May 2. Every year, a reception is held to recognize and honor dedicated Auxiliary volunteers and the Welfare committee for their hard work to help raise funds throughout the year to support BAMC's service mission. It is also when grants are distributed to BAMC and the Fisher House.

  • Charles Barkley visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    May 21, 2014

    Charles Barkley, in town for the NBA Playoffs, visited Brooke Army Medical Center on May 20.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Safety Day makes bikers better

    May 20, 2014

    Motorcycle Safety Day hones riders' skills on the road

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • Tripler staff member wins top Army award

    May 20, 2014

    CW3 Deanna Swords is the recipient of the 2013 Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership Award. Swords, Chief of Healthcare Equipment Management Branch, Logistics Division at Tripler Army Medical Center, earned the top Army honor for consistently demonstrating an exceptionally high degree of professional excellence.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: Part III - Beating Cancer

    May 20, 2014

    The future is bright for SSG Miguel Leon, a Soldier who battled cancer for a year. Leon shares his plans for the future. This is the last video of a three part series. Available in High Definition.

  • Optometrist keeps an eye on Daegu's healthcare needs

    May 20, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea - The lone optometrist serving USAG Daegu and Area IV happily takes on the challenge of keeping eyes of the community healthy.

  • Natick takes protective eyewear into future

    May 19, 2014

    When it comes to the very best in vision protection for the warfighter, researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center make sure the eyes have it.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • Research Resource

    May 19, 2014

    Rapid detection devices for pathogen vectors are case study in leveraging small business innovation funding. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Hohenfels 'joins the fight' against cancer

    May 16, 2014

    HMC stages its first 'Relay for Life' event.

  • On Cracking the Nut of Food Allergies

    May 16, 2014

    It's almost become a routine question at events such as birthday parties: "Who is allergic to nuts or other other foods?"

  • A Memory Lives on and Brings Peace to Families

    May 16, 2014

    A special new room has been added at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, to assist beneficiaries and their families in one of the most trying of times.

  • Medical Cost Avoidance Model demonstrates value of prevention

    May 16, 2014

    The USAPHC Health Hazard Assessment Program has developed the Medical Cost-Avoidance Model--a series of tools that can help demonstrate the cost of failing to prevent adverse health consequences.

  • Hospital enhances patient experience with customized care

    May 16, 2014

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center beneficiaries can receive customized and coordinated health care through their Primary Care Team under the Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Order of Military Medical Merit inducts newest member from Army North

    May 16, 2014

    Maj. John Nguyen received the Order of Military Medical Merit from Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle during Doyle's visit to speak with medical service officers May 1 at the Army Medical Department Center and School's Blesse Auditorium. Nguyen, the medical plans and operations officer for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), was nominated for admission into the order because of his commitment to the betterment of Army medicine, dedicated application of his talents, efforts and spirit and his selfless service to the Nation. Doyle is the chief of the Army Medical Service Corps. The Order of Military Merit is a unique, private organization founded in April 1982 to recognize excellence and promote fellowship and esprit de corps among AMEDD personnel.

  • Editorial: Contracting senior enlisted relevant, resilient, ready to serve at strategic level

    May 15, 2014

    As our Army continues its transformation following more than 13 years of continuous war, it increasingly relies on its senior enlisted leaders to advise in the management and strategic development of the most talented and superior Soldiers to serve as the next generation of leaders.

  • One-chair approach streamlines Logan Dental Clinic

    May 15, 2014

    For patients of the new Logan Dental Clinic, all their needs can be met in just one chair thanks to technological upgrades at the brand-new facility that officially opened Friday after more than five years of planning. Dignitaries, staff and guests officially dedicated and opened the state-of-the-art dental clinic located behind the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

  • Training the trainer: exercise course teaches Army's new fitness approach

    May 15, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2014) -- Forty-nine Fort Lee Soldiers are in the midst of a training course that aims to provide them with the expertise and know-how to advise commanders on the administration of the Army's newest physical fitness program.

  • 'The best' step forward - Best Warrior Competition returns for 2014

    May 15, 2014

    Year after year, competitions come and go where Soldiers from different units across the Army vie against each other to see who is truly the best Soldier or noncommissioned officer of them all. What seems truly amazing is there almost never seems to be a shortage of men and women who accept this challenge and step forward to compete. For four of the senior commands at Fort Sam Houston -- Installation Management Command, Medical Command, U.S. Army South and U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) -- 35 Soldiers took three days to find out who would come out on top in the 2014 Best Warrior Competition from May 4-7 at Camp Bullis.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety Message

    May 14, 2014

    American Soldiers have performed heroically in combat and many have given their lives in service to our great Nation. We owe these Soldiers a debt of gratitude. I encourage you to pause for a moment to remember those who have fallen as well as to give thanks for the freedoms their sacrifices have provided.

  • BAMC CFI receives Wolf Pack Award

    May 14, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center's was recently awarded the 3rd Quarter Army Medical Command Wolf Pack Award.

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week

    May 14, 2014

    National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014 runs from May 25th through May 31st.

  • PRMC to launch performance triad kick-off week

    May 14, 2014

    The Surgeon General's Performance Triad initiative will officially kick off June 2nd though June 6th at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic.

  • Smartphone app aids victims of sexual assault

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recently developed a "We Care" app that can be used by victims of sexual assault, those who witness sexual harassment or assault, and those in need of suicide prevention help.

  • JBLM opens new Soldier Centered Medical Home

    May 13, 2014

    Infantry Soldiers on Lewis North are now just a short walk away from getting comprehensive medical care, thanks to the new Soldier Centered Medical Home now located at Okubo Family Medical Clinic. The hope is that with more convenient medical care, along with increased levels of immediate care available, Soldiers will get help and get back to their units quicker.

  • USARIEM Soldier named Army Medicine's Soldier of the Year

    May 13, 2014

    Spc. Travis Crook, a Biological Science Specialist with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, won the MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition that took place the first week of May.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Medical Center Focuses on ServSafe Training

    May 12, 2014

    The Nutrition Care Division at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center completed its first internal ServSafe food and beverage safety training course on March 28, 2014.

  • JMATT members get PRMC Commander's Coin

    May 12, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General for Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), presents Capt. Gina Healy and other staff with a commander's coin on May 6, 2014 in recognition of a job well done as part of the Joint Medical Air Transport Team (JMATT). JMATT is a shared mission between the Army and Air Force, fulfilling the need of transporting critical patients throughout the Pacific Rim. From April 2011 to May 2013, over 33 missions and 100,000 miles were logged in support of the mission.

  • Good Samaritans return valuable lost and found item at Tripler

    May 12, 2014

    When spending a large amount of money on a wedding ring set, the last thing you'd expect to happen is for it to go missing.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day: "Military Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG"

    May 9, 2014

    Congress officially made Military Spouse Appreciation Day part of National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This year the commemoration falls on May 9, 2014, and the theme is Army Spouses: Keeping Army Families STRONG.

  • 4th MEB readies for EFMB competition

    May 9, 2014

    Medics, veterinary technicians and a physician assistant from the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have spent the last few weeks training on various physical and mental tasks as they ready themselves for next month's 1st Infantry Division Expert Field Medical Badge competition.

  • MEDCOM announces winners of Best Warrior Competition 2014

    May 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announced the winners of the Best Warrior Competition 2014 during a reception at Fort Sam Houston, Texas May 9.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 8, 2014

    Each year, Mother's Day serves as a reminder to "Get Healthy" by focusing on the importance of managing individual health, getting simple preventive tests done, and working with health professionals to identify tests that can enhance women's health.

  • Learning to run

    May 8, 2014

    Many Soldiers have heard the phrase crawl, walk, run before. It's a phrase used to describe a series of training events and the skill and speed which they will be carried out. Soldiers of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade skipped the crawl and walk phases and went directly to run at a running clinic held at the Hunter Army Airfield Theater May 2. Sandra Elliott, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia Game Changers running company, was the keynote speaker for the event.

  • Committee recognizes hospital's patient care

    May 8, 2014

    The "Leonard Wood Medical Home" has received the highest category of recognition for Patient-Centered Medical Home program care by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • BAMC goes full force with VPP

    May 8, 2014

  • Interactive Sexual Assault Awareness Training

    May 8, 2014

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

    A much-used trip-planning tool has received a facelift that improves user capabilities.

  • Tripler honors excellence in nursing during awards ceremony

    May 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) awarded eight staff members for excellence in nursing during a National Nurses Week ceremony at TAMC May 8, 2014.

  • Warrior Care at Fort Knox ushers in new era

    May 7, 2014

    The Northern Regional Medical Command opened a Community Care Unit (CCU) at Fort Knox May 1 as part of fiscal year 2014 Warrior Transition Unit force structure changes. The Fort Knox CCU replaces the former Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, headquartered in Illinois.

  • 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."

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