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  • What is the self care pharmacy?

    Sep 19, 2014

  • Healthy breakfast for kids an essential part of the day

    Sep 19, 2014

  • Veteran, amputee gets 'leg up' with breakthrough prosthesis

    Sep 18, 2014

    Wounded warrior Edward Lychik worked with the professionals at the Center for the Intrepid to develop a first-of-a-kind leg prosthesis for people with hip-disarticulation amputations.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.

  • Prescription drug take back coming Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2014

    Army installations across the U.S. are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 27, 2014.

  • Five Soldiers selected for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

    Sep 18, 2014

    US Army Selects Five Soldiers for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

  • What is Relay Health?

    Sep 17, 2014

  • 100 days at the helm

    Sep 17, 2014

  • New Carson unit has 6-state responsibility

    Sep 17, 2014

    A new unit activated on Fort Carson Sept. 5 that is responsible for the health of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in six states. The Joint Task Force Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Community Care Unit is one of 13 units being established at 11 Army installations which will allow Soldiers to recover at home with the support of their families and communities. "We are very fortunate to have been one of the few Warrior Transition Battalions selected to receive a CCU," said Lt. Col. Aaron Termain, commander of Fort Carson's WTB. "This activation is in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the cadré and civilian staff of this battalion."

  • 618th Dental Company develops smiles in field clinic

    Sep 17, 2014

    Going to the dentist can be quite an experience for some. Whether it is a toothache, a need for a cleaning or to have a cavity filled, dental personnel with the 618th Dental Company are always "Ready to Fight Tonight." And with a dual mission, the training of newly arrived personnel takes top priority. One crucial part of the company's quarterly training is a Situational Awareness Exercise, commonly known as an STX. Soldiers from Area II recently completed their STX Sept. 16-18, 2014 at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea.

  • Army research team recognized at international nanotechnology conference

    Sep 16, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory received the best conference paper award at the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Toronto, Canada, Aug. 18-21.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • Giving a Voice to Care Givers

    Sep 16, 2014

    FORT GORDON, Ga. - When caregivers at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center want to improve procedures or suggest a change in policy they now use the Unit Practice Council to affect change at every level. Unit Practice Councils are the ground level of the Patient Caring Touch System (PCTS) and have given a voice to employees at every level of patient care in the Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

  • Simplifying Access to Specialty Care

    Sep 16, 2014

    At the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) there is a focus on helping beneficiaries lead a healthy lifestyle to avoid serious health issues but sometimes they need to use one of EAMC's specialty care services such as cardiothoracic, orthopaedic, or dermatology. A referral from your Primary Care Manager (PCM) is all that's required to see an EAMC specialty care provider.

  • Joint DOD/VA Partnership Benefits Veterans with Hearing Loss

    Sep 16, 2014

    The newly renamed GeorgiaLina Federal Healthcare Executive Council is making access to hearing aids for Veterans easier and faster by joint partnerships between Military Healthcare and the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

  • Competing to be the Best

    Sep 16, 2014

    At zero dark thirty, Friday Sept. 5, 2014 two medic Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division met their graders on Fort Polk's Honor Field to see if each one has what it takes to represent the Patriots at Joint Base San Antonio to win the title of "Best Medic."

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • Medics provide training to African forces

    Sep 15, 2014

    Combat medics from the 557th Medical Company, 421st Med. Battalion, 30th Med. Brigade, are in Africa training forces on new medical equipment as a part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic.

  • 2014 MSC September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

    Sep 15, 2014

    Members and friends of the Medical Service Corps gathered at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Sept. 11 to attend a wreath ceremony to remember and honor six Medical Service Corps officers who made the ultimate sacrifice defending this nation.

  • Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch Takes Over as Provost Marshal General, CID, ACC Commander

    Sep 15, 2014

    During a formal ceremony on September 12, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Parade Field, Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch assumed responsibility as the Provost Marshal General (PMG) of the U.S. Army and took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, and the Army Corrections Command (ACC).

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Programs, Child Youth Services hold first Teen Council meeting

    Sep 13, 2014

    Caleb Strother celebrated his 15th birthday Sept. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Readiness Programs' inaugural Teen Council meeting which took place in Sterling, Va., Sept. 5-7. Strother, whose father Woodson is a sergeant first class in the 94th Training Division, commends his parents for suggesting that he volunteer as a council member. "If I was home I'd probably just hang out, play Xbox, and maybe go out for dinner, but being here getting to know these new people is really fun," Strother said.

  • International medical leaders meet to share information, ideas

    Sep 12, 2014

    Military medical leaders from across Europe and NATO came together in Mons, Belgium Sept. 8 and 9 to share information and ideas in the spirit of international partnership.

  • Kenner expert discusses grief, resilience in wake of shooting

    Sep 12, 2014

    It is important to distinguish the difference between normal grief and depression. When an individual loses someone or something dear to them, it's natural to feel pain and grief. The grief process is normal, and most people go through it. But when grief takes over a life and an individual begins to feel hopeless, helpless and worthless, then it's time to talk to a doctor.

  • Body sensors to help Soldiers in future conflicts

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland.

  • USAPHC lab capabilities enhanced to improve health protection

    Sep 12, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command laboratories around the world will soon have additional molecular diagnostic equipment that strengthens their biosurveillance capabilities.

  • Pay attention for suicide prevention

    Sep 12, 2014

    Vigilant attention in our observations and interactions with others is key to preventing suicide. Caring for each other, knowing the clues, and taking action to help can make all the difference.

  • ORISE program benefits both Army and students

    Sep 12, 2014

    "There is no other summer internship opportunity quite like it," said Jacqueline Owens, management analyst and ORISE Program coordinator at the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

  • Steelhead Triathlon

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - "We had a total of 150 participants, including team members," said Leslie Woods, chief of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. Woods founded the triathlon, consisting of swimming, biking and running, in 1994, and has continued organizing the event every year since.

  • Assessing Army Safety

    Sep 12, 2014

    As the new director of Army Safety and commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, I look forward to working with Army leaders and safety professionals at all levels to preserve our Army's readiness through the prevention of accidental loss of our Soldiers, civilians, Family members and vital resources. First, however, I'd like to recognize some of those whose efforts have been so instrumental in turning the accidental loss arrow downward over the past few years.

  • Army Medical Service Corps remembers fallen comrades

    Sep 12, 2014

    US Army Medical Service Corps remembers it's fallen comrades

  • Soldier earns first medal in first Invictus race

    Sep 12, 2014

    The United States took home its first medal of the 2014 Invictus Games on its first opportunity in London, Sept. 11, 2014, as Sgt. Ryan McIntosh finished third in the 100-meter dash.

  • USAMRMC Receives First Motorcycle Mentor

    Sep 12, 2014

    In fiscal 2014, 29 Army motorcycle fatalities have occurred through Aug. 20, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. Three of those fatalities were U.S. Army Medical Command Soldiers during a three-week period in May and June 2014. After the MEDCOM safety director learned of the fatality trends, and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command chief of staff learned of the areas for improvement in current motorcycle mentorship programs, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Director Col. Dan Kral was selected as the USAMRMC's first senior motorcycle mentor.

  • Madigan Soldiers win regional Top Medic Team Competition

    Sep 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Ruck, train and workout -- that was the prescription for success for a team of medics from Madigan Army Medical Center who were named the Western Regional Medical Command's Top Medic Team in a ceremony Sept. 11 at the base.

  • Community-based WTU deactivates after 9 years

    Sep 12, 2014

    When the Soldiers walked onto the makeshift, grassy strip of a parade field in McClellan, Calif., they gathered together with current and past cadre members of the Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit-California to stand together one last time in formation. The CBWTU-CA held its deactivation ceremony near its headquarters on Aug. 13 to mark the end of a 9-year mission taking care of community-based wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • Community-Based Soldier Care Unit Closes Its Doors

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone has officially lost a tenant due to the Army's transformation. Redstone Arsenal's Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Alabama, which served wounded, ill or injured Soldiers convalescing with family in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi or Louisiana, closed its doors of service during an inactivation ceremony Friday.

  • Army medics shadow veterinarian at the Washington State Fair

    Sep 12, 2014

    A normal day for an Army medic usually includes assessing injuries, taking blood pressure or helping in-processing patients waiting to be seen by medical providers.

  • Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

    Sep 11, 2014

    The newest Intrepid Spirit Center officially opened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2014.

  • Wounded, Ill and Injured Army Athletes Will Fight for Gold at 2014 Warrior Games

    Sep 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) announces the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans representing Team Army at the 2014 Warrior Games. Army athletes compete in seven sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command teams September 28-October 4, 2014, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Record Number of Expert Field Medical Badge Candidates Attain the Badge

    Sep 11, 2014

    Record number of candidates successfully complete the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

  • Local volunteer celebrates 66 years of service

    Sep 11, 2014

    Patsy Skidmore has volunteered at the Andrew Rader Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for 18 years and she does not intend to stop any time soon.

  • Preventive medicine expert suggests lifestyle changes for resilient leaders

    Sep 11, 2014

    Dr. Dean Ornish, a leading expert on lifestyle and nutrition spoke to the Army War College Class here Sept. 9 as a component of the Senior Leader Development & Resiliency Program.

  • Madigan Community Care Unit activates

    Sep 11, 2014

    A Community Care Unit charged with oversight of Soldiers healing at home stood up in the Madigan Warrior Transition Battalion September 5.

  • SMA visits Natick on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2014

    On the 13th anniversary of a day etched in the nation's collective memory, the Army's highest-ranking NCO visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • TAMC Holds Remembrance Ceremony

    Sep 11, 2014

    HONOLULU - On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at 9:25 a.m. on the Generals Loop, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) staff and leadership took the time to reflect on the fallen and to remember the lives that were lost on that tragic day.

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB help promote suicide prevention in September

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, the command team from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the USAG Ansbach's Army Substance Abuse Program help promote September as Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Army cooks help fuel EFMB candidates

    Sep 10, 2014

    Deep in the woods of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, an Army medic runs smack into simulated enemy fire. He responds quickly by dropping to the ground and aiming his rifle toward a thicket of oak trees. Twenty yards in front of him, his battle buddy has taken a bullet to the leg and writhes in pain. The medic must make his way to his buddy, dress the wound and drag him to safety.

  • Tobacco Kills. Period.

    Sep 10, 2014

    In June Major League Baseball fans mourned the death of Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame outfielder and accomplished hitter. He died from salivary gland cancer, a form of oral cancer. Gwynn attributed his cancer to the smokeless tobacco that he used throughout his entire career. Most people know that tobacco can cause heart disease, stroke, cancer of the lung, liver, pancreas and bladder, and a host of other diseases. But most users don't consider what tobacco does to the site where they actually place it -- their mouth.

  • Army vice chief, surgeon general address future of Army Medicine

    Sep 10, 2014

    Army Medicine intends to reset and transform as operations wind down in Afghanistan, and how it will transform was the topic of a day-long professional development forum, Sept. 10, 2014, in Arlington, Va.

  • Fort Campbell Intrepid Center, third of nine completed nationwide

    Sep 9, 2014

    Members of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), along with senior Army leaders and dignitaries, dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Fort Campbell Center is the third of nine completed nationwide.

  • Army Reserve command sergeant major addresses 80th Training Command senior NCOs

    Sep 9, 2014

  • MEDDAC-Japan participates in disaster drill

    Sep 9, 2014

    Medical Activity Japan (MEDDAC-J) participated in the 35th annual emergency response exercise deploying a medical team along with medical supplies during the Sagamihara Prefectura Disaster Drill, Sept. 1, 2014 linking various local area agencies, subject matter-experts, equipment, and operation procedures together to best respond to a disaster in Japan.

  • Hawaii eMSM medical appointment policy

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Hawaii Enhanced Multi-Service Market (eMSM) formalized Show Time, No-Show and Late Show policies to ensure consistency across Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) within the Hawaii Market in a memorandum signed by Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Senior Market Manager for the Hawaii eMSM, dated July 29, 2014.

  • Dignity and respect: The mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe

    Sep 8, 2014

    Warrior transition units improve the lives of Soldiers who require complex medical care management. One such unit, the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, cares for all U.S. Army Soldiers in Transition in Europe.

  • Command Receives First Motorcycle Mentor

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center Director, Col. Daniel Kral, was selected as the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's first senior motorcycle mentor. Kral was chosen as the command's senior mentor to help improve the units' safety and motorcycle mentorship programs. This selection was based on his extensive motorcycle experience, including 37 years of riding, as well as his personal passion for reducing military casualties through mentorship.

  • Fort Detrick Celebrates Women's Right to Vote

    Sep 8, 2014

    Fort Detrick employees commemorated the 94th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement by attending an event for Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • TAMC's 9/11 Motocycle Remembrance Ride

    Sep 8, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a motorcycle ride on September 11, 2014 to honor the fallen and remember the lives that were lost while promoting Motorcycle Safety and Awareness.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

  • Army doctor fights to protect newborns

    Sep 5, 2014

    The wars are winding down but Army Maj. Ryan Mascio's mission is booming. He and four other pediatricians, along with three neonatal nurses, care for an average of 130 newborns a month at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia.

  • Program enables surgeons to save sawed-off thumb

    Sep 5, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, has launched a formal microvascular surgery program to better serve military and civilian trauma patients throughout the region.

  • Avoiding flu season's pain

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014-2015 flu-season will be here soon. Take care of yourself and your community and get vaccinated as soon the vaccine becomes available.

  • Back to the basics -- MACH Soldiers take Victory Tower

    Sep 4, 2014

    More than 30 MEDDAC Soldiers went back to the basics during a training exercise Aug. 21.

  • Wounded, ill, injured Army athletes join U.S. team at inaugural Invictus Games in London

    Sep 4, 2014

    Twenty-two wounded, ill and injured Army Soldiers and Veterans will join representatives from all branches of the United States military as part of the 100-member US Team at the inaugural Invictus Games in London, September 10-14, 2014. The Invictus Games were inspired by Prince Harry's visit to the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado where a British team joined U.S. military teams in archery, shooting, cycling, swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions.

  • Fort Carson set to take challenge

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Fort Carson Army Wellness Center is challenging everyone on post -- Soldier, family member and civilian -- to become healthier members of the community. And they have a tool to help you accomplish this. "The 26-Week Health Challenge is a way to enhance your sleep, activity and nutrition by using tips from Army Medicine's Performance Triad," said Maj. Danielle Nichols, the chief of the Fort Carson Army Wellness Center.

  • Evans lets moms-to-be soak it up during labor

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Mountain Post Birthing Center at Evans Army Community Hospital has a new way to help moms before they deliver their babies without the use of drugs. Starting in July, the hospital began water labor for mothers-to-be who are looking for a drug-free birthing experience. "My goal was to do natural child birth with no epidural or narcotics," said Brynn Sims, who gave birth to her son James Aug. 12, after using a water tub during labor. "It absolutely helped and I don't think I could have done it without drugs and without water."

  • Fires Center Clinic receives national accreditation

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. Sept. 4, 2014 -- The Fires Center Clinic, a Soldier center medical home housed inside Reynolds Army Community Hospital here, recently received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Sep 4, 2014

    As America wrangles daunting issues, no challenge is more urgent than protecting the health and well-being of our children.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital conducts Mass Casualty Exercise

    Sep 4, 2014

    121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise Aug. 14 - 29 at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, South Korea to enhance Soldier performance in a training environment.

  • Vicenza Army Health Center earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Vicenza Army Health Center has recently been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • MNBG-E enhances local healthcare through medical equipment donations

    Sep 3, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Surplus medical equipment that was no longer needed by Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical was donated by the U.S. Embassy's Civil Military Support Element in Kosovo to healthcare officials at Pristina's leading hospital during a ceremony, Aug. 27. An ultrasound and portable X-ray machines, valued at over $200,000, were turned into property management and taken off the military equipment property books, then were turned over to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo last November, but embassy officials wanted to commemorate the machines' repurposing, which have already benefited hundreds of patients.

  • USAHC Vicenza shines a blue light on skin cancer

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza recently received a photodynamic therapy machine as a donation from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862.

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC information management named IT Professionals, Team of the Year

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Fort Carson MEDDAC, Information Management and Information Technology professionals were named the FY13 AMEDD IM IT Professionals and Team of the Year. This was a multi-service collaborative effort to provide state-of-the-art hands free communications for the MEDDAC clinical staff.

  • Summer camp continues lessons learned at school

    Sep 3, 2014

    From time to time we all need a little help. That was one lesson 20 children learned during the Fort Carson's School Behavior Health Summer Camp. The two-week camp, for students from Fort Carson's elementary and middle schools, was designed with the kids needs in mind.

  • Natick labs gives kids hands on experience in science through GEMS

    Sep 2, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine once again sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Massachusetts.

  • Fort Lee to open doors to new wellness center

    Sep 2, 2014

    Fort Lee will join the Surgeon General in her National Prevention Strategy initiative aimed at promoting the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being with the grand opening of a new Army Wellness Center on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Motivated by the motto "prevention is the best cure," the center's goal is to educate the community to take on and value a holistic approach to health and wellness.

  • Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

    Sep 2, 2014

    Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • Nurse Anesthetist Fulfills Career Aspirations via U.S. Army Program

    Sep 2, 2014

    You never know who is watching. The eight year old girl was captivated as the Army Nurse assisted her mother at Fox Army Hospital at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., shortly after she had given birth to her sister some years ago. "I will never forget that nurse's wonderful spirit, her kindness to my mother, and her intelligence," Maj. Regina Daniels says. "I wanted to be like her; she always stuck out in my mind as the years passed." And so was born within Daniels a desire to care for others and to serve her country.

  • TAMC PEDS and SBHC SCMH earn national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Sep 2, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Pediatrics Clinic and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's (SBHC) Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH) have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day at Pocek, Slovenia, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • Army ROTC Cadet at Vanderbilt wins first place at medical scientist symposium

    Aug 29, 2014

    A Vanderbilt University Army ROTC senior Cadet was awarded first place for his research and oral presentation for a new to treatment for glaucoma during the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, August 23..

  • Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy's "6"

    Aug 29, 2014

    We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.

  • Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

    Aug 29, 2014

    National Recovery Month is observed in September to raise awareness and educate communities about the prevention, treatment and recovery resources available for mental and substance abuse.

  • Preventing rabies during deployment

    Aug 29, 2014

    September 28 is World Rabies Day, a time to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts.

  • 223rd Med. deploys in support of OEF

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers from Fort Carson's 223rd Medical Detachment, 10th Combat Support Hospital, will deploy to Kuwait to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Medicine engages Ambassadors

    Aug 28, 2014

    Army Medicine leverages use of Ambassadors to talk about health issues

  • Readiness training exercise strengthens capabilities of U.S., Burundi medical personnel

    Aug 27, 2014

    In partnership with Burundian National Defense Forces, U.S. Army Africa and medical personnel from 30th Medical Brigade and the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC) conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDRETE 14-6) at the Kamenge Military Hospital in Bujumbura, Burundi, Aug. 4-14.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Army Medicine participates in NFL hosted think tank on concussions

    Aug 27, 2014

    NFL think tank wraps its "head" around concussion diagnosis, research and management.

  • Loss of arm doesn't curtail Soldier's spirit

    Aug 27, 2014

    A hit and run driver robbed Staff Sgt. Michael Smith of his arm and nearly his life, but failed to impact his single-minded determination.

  • Schertz Medical Home earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Aug 27, 2014

    After three years and six months of hard work, Schertz Medical Home has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

    Aug 27, 2014

    The staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help them lose weight but also helping identify the underlying issues associated with obesity.

  • Army Reserve Medic follows parents' footsteps in military career

    Aug 27, 2014

    As the sounds of a UH-60M Blackhawk rotor blades cutting the humid central Florida air could be heard behind a distant tree line, a small team of Army Reserve Soldiers prepared a casualty for a 100-meter trip to an awaiting air ambulance.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

    Aug 26, 2014

    U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.

  • Living resilient

    Aug 26, 2014

    Suicide is prevalent in our society, and keeping up with suicide awareness, the Army is teaching Master Resiliency Training to Soldier to help enable them to recover from adversities.

  • Army Medicine Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 25, 2014

    Labor Day is the holiday when we celebrate and honor this great Nation's workforce. CSM Brock and I appreciate your dedication and service to MEDCOM tremendously. It is time to take a day to relax and reflect upon your hard work because every mission completed contributes directly to the readiness of the Army.

  • Plastic surgery clinic offers patients an invaluable service

    Aug 25, 2014

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

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