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  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Spc. Laurel Cox often describes herself as a free spirit, but a few minutes with her, and her self-description seems anything but that.

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

    Three Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion have headed east in search of gold during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games showcases the skills and celebrates the triumphs and personal courage of 270 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces. The games are being held June 18 to 28 at Marines Corps Base Quantico, Vir.

  • Celebrity Chef Irvine inducted into Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3)

    Jun 15, 2015

    The host of the reality television show Restaurant Impossible, Chef Robert Irvine, served as guest of honor and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) by the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, during the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Army Birthday Ball held in San Antonio, Texas on June 13.

  • 'Daughters of the American Revolution' recognize MCAHC leader

    Jun 14, 2015

    Outstanding Soldier gets recognized.

  • Celebrating 240 Years of Selfless Service

    Jun 12, 2015

    Lisa Weatherington, retired Army colonel and NRMC G-1 Deputy Director, and Sgt. Derick Omburo, NRMC Commanding General Driver, represent Soldiers and Army Civilians during the Northern Regional Medical Command Headquarters Army Birthday Celebration June 12 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Getting the scoop on cholesterol numbers

    Jun 11, 2015

    It is important to understand how to read a cholesterol levels. hile most people only pay attention to their total cholesterol level, it is actually more important to understand all four of the main areas which include your total cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level, HDL cholesterol level and triglycerides.

  • New Soldier health care facility provides one-stop shop

    Jun 11, 2015

    A new health care facility that will focus solely on providing health care to Soldiers is set to open this month. The new Troop Medical Clinic 2, or TMC2, located across from Conner Troop Medical Clinic, will be the primary health care facility for Soldiers assigned to the Mountain Home Team under the Soldier Centered Medical Home, or SCMH, model.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    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.

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure. It's an apt descriptor for a Soldier, especially in today's harried world. Endurance is a necessity for everything Soldiers do.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • BAHC Donates to Local Shelter

    Jun 9, 2015

    Staff members of the Fort Detrick Barquist Army Health Clinic donate items to a local shelter, Heartly House, in recognition of the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Month during the month of April. Heartly House serves Frederick County residents who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. For more information about Heartly House, call (301) 662-8800.

  • Exercise tests capabilities of hospital, clinic staff

    Jun 9, 2015

    For Womack Army Medical Center, June 5 was a bad day to be at Fort Bragg. It started after lunch, when shots echoed throughout the WAMC Health and Support Center, Troop and Family Medical Clinic, Clark Health Clinic, Joel Health and Dental Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic, Hope Mills Medical Home and Fayetteville Medical Home as screams filled the air.

  • Hawaii Wounded Warrior heads to Games

    Jun 9, 2015

    A decorated combat veteran, Bortle never pictured his Army career ending as a Soldier inTransition. However, throughout his transition, Bortle has strived to transplant his warrior spirit from the battlefield to the athletic field. Bortle will represent Hawaii and the Army at DoD's Warrior Games 2015 which take place June 19-28 in Quantico, Virginia.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center among the safest in the Nation

    Jun 9, 2015

    The Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) ranks in the top ten percent of the Nation in patient safety according to recent data by the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP).

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps experts on cutting edge of limb-loss care

    Jun 5, 2015

    Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury.

  • Spousal/Caregiver Programs Crucial in Soldiers' Healing

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's spousal transition workshops, marriage retreats, career workshops and Soldier and Family Assistance Center's resources and counseling services, as well as her Soldier in Transition husband's command team, gave former Army spouse Stephanie Booth direction when she felt everything was "proverbially dumped on the floor."

  • Evans, a high reliability organization: Working toward zero preventable harm

    Jun 4, 2015

    For companies around the world mistakes are often an inevitable part of doing business. Whether the mom and pop grocery store down the street or a world-wide conglomerate, mistakes will happen. These may result in a broken jar of pickles or a disastrous oil spill. The health care field is likewise not immune from mistakes, but the Evans Army Community Hospital staff is striving for zero preventable harm to their patients and to become a High Reliability Organization

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital supports unified combat arms training at Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 3, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital continues to treat simulated casualties evacuated from combat forces training at Exercise Combined Resolve IV May 29.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Saving life while giving life

    Jun 2, 2015

    Cord blood donation program at Womack Army Medical Center provides pregnant mothers the ability to donate a cord blood, something previously viewed as medical waste, and potentially save someone's life.

  • Europe Medical Brigade hails new command team

    Jun 1, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Sembach Kaserne May 18. During the ceremony Col. R. Scott Dingle, who served as the brigade's commanding officer for the past year, relinquished command of the 30th Med. Bde. to Col. W. Mark Stubbs.

  • Have it your way - Medical battalion food servers compete for award of excellence

    Jun 1, 2015

    "In a field environment, the first interaction you most likely come across is your breakfast, and that interaction can really make or break your day," explained Master Sgt. George Deloatch, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's senior food advisor noncommissioned officer and one of two judges in the 21st TSC 2016 Philip A. Connelly Army Food Services Award competition.

  • Prevention and early detection can improve men's health

    Jun 1, 2015

    Each June, the nation celebrates Men's Health Month to increase awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment for men and boys.

  • System allows a few patients to'BIPASS' ER waiting room

    May 28, 2015

    The new Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System or BIPASS makes booking an appointment faster, easier and more convenient at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC focuses on becoming'high reliability organization' to boost patient safety

    May 28, 2015

    A "high reliability organization" is defined as one that has succeeded in avoiding a catastrophic event in a setting where normal accidents can be expected due to complexity and risk factors.

  • Take time to learn about threat of ticks

    May 28, 2015

    Like many things, getting outside and enjoying the nice weather comes with some risks. Warmer weather in the North Country brings about insects that may be capable of causing illness.

  • Expeditionary opto-fabricators help Europe see their importance

    May 28, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore 30th Medical Brigade Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "These glasses are clearer than the pair I gave them for the prescription!" Capt. Jessica Cowles exclaimed as the visually impaired 30th Medical Brigade officer dons her new pair of prescription glasses. Right now, brand new spectacles can be fabricated inside an up-armored, containerized optical laboratory mounted on to the back of a light medium tactical vehicle, or LMTV, parked on an unimproved helicopter landing zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Europe Medical Brigade leader retires after 30 honorable years

    May 28, 2015

    "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," - Confucius Following a 30 year career of honorable and dedicated service, Command Sgt. Maj. George Grace Jr. credits the Army for providing him 30 years of jobs he loved. "I loved being a soldier, and I am going to miss it," he said during his retirement ceremony in front of a packed theater, May 14 at Sembach Kaserne.

  • Working together to save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment join their Romanian, Canadian, and British allies in transporting a casualty from a helicopter to an ambulance during a CASEVAC training exercise, Brasov Garrison, Romania, May 23. The joint training exercise increased the ability for the counterparts to work together during a medical evacuation, transporting a patient from Cincu Training Area, to Brasov Military Hospital via aviation and land assets. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • B4Stage4: Changing the way we think about mental health

    May 27, 2015

    When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don't wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4 -- we begin with prevention.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Although many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 26, 2015

    Many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training. Kenner Army Health Clinic medics and heatlh care specialists are leading the way in Combat Livesaver Training

  • Health center gets new enlisted leadership

    May 22, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony here May 15.

  • Army Military Treatment Facilities Honored for Sustainability Excellence

    May 22, 2015

    Several Army military treatment facilities (MTFs) were honored for their sustainability achievements and practices at the CleanMed 2015 Conference held recently in Portland, Oregon.

  • REBOOT offers combat recovery

    May 22, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Soldier and Family Assistance Center will host the next session of REBOOT Combat Recovery, June 1. Sessions are held from 6 until 8 p.m., every Monday for 12 consecutive weeks. Dinner is served at each session and child care is provided through Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Breaking bad: Seeking help from addiction

    May 21, 2015

    For the last two weeks Breaking Bad brought to you the story of Mike Anderson and Clayton Johnson, two men with a substance abuse problem. Anderson came to a breaking point when he was in a car accident with his two children while intoxicated. He sought help and learned to speak about his past. Johnson was encouraged by his wife to seek help after he developed changes to his mind and body. He enrolled in a 30-day program and returned with new determination. This is part three of the three-part story.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Combat Medic 10k draws more than 150 runners, walkers

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - More than 150 runners and walkers took off from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k Saturday.

  • Reasonable accommodation helps foster productive work environment

    May 18, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center hosted a training event inviting representatives from other agencies across Fort Bragg to learn more about reasonable accommodation and how to help all employees be fully participating members of the team.

  • Cutting-Edge Intensive Care Unit opens at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    May 15, 2015

    The modern Eisenhower Army Medical Center ICU design and new technology, allows the staff to provide improved comfort and care for truly sick patients and their families, as well as a coordinated team approach to care for patients when they need us the most.

  • Dignity, respect training drives customer service improvements

    May 15, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Northern Regional Medical Command senior leadership attended a full-day of dignity and respect training May 13 to improve staff relationships and promote teambuilding as a means to improve customer service.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Wounded Warrior uses adaptive sports for change

    May 15, 2015

  • Initiative educates patients on prescription process

    May 14, 2015

    Kenner wants to ensure that everyone's medication reconciliation process is completed to ensure safe care is provided. The clinic has a process in place in which a health care provider reviews with patients the medications they are taking. It includes all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements an individual is currently taking along with new medications.

  • Officials encourage Army community members to seek treatment for behavioral health conditions

    May 14, 2015

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Organizations and communities across the U.S. will join together to educate people about the various signs and symptoms of mental health resources.

  • Wounded Warriors get hands-on experience during archaeological hike

    May 14, 2015

    A pocket knife dating back to the 1870s, a part of a bayonet from the early 1900s, and a wagon's metal wheel tire from the late 1800s were just some of the findings dug up by Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion, at the encampment site of Camp Hughes, the birthplace of what is now Fort Drum.

  • A special Mother's Day invitation: Fort Drum spouse visits White House

    May 14, 2015

    For Mother's Day this year, one Fort Drum spouse was given the opportunity of a lifetime: an invitation to attend the annual White House Mother's Day Tea, which took place Friday.

  • PRMC re-launches Facebook page

    May 14, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) has re-launched its Facebook page with an energetic campaign to increase information about the Army's largest geographical medical region.

  • Compound prescription medications - what are they?

    May 13, 2015

    Costs associated with compounded pharmaceutical products have risen dramatically over the last several years. According to a Military Times article published in February 2015, The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $746 million in 2014, up from $259 million in 2013.1 The article references DoD provided data indicating that DoD expenditures for compounded prescriptions amount to $6 million per day.1

  • MEDCOM announces winners of 2015 Best Warrior Competition

    May 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announced the winners of the 2015 Best Warrior Competition during an award ceremony held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 8. MEDCOM's chief enlisted officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Ecker extended congratulations to Sgt. Felipe Montoya, Dental Command (Noncommissioned Officer of the Year) and Spc. Jordan Mejia, Western Regional Medical Command (Soldier of the Year).

  • GLWACH welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 11, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams assumed responsibility as the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Command Sergeant Major, replacing outgoing Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams heads to Germany. Hospital Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, welcomed the new Command Sergeant Major and assured him that this was going to be a great tour for him and his family. "This is an outstanding hospital--the best hospital in the AMEDD," Nielsen said. "Thank you very much for what I know you're going to do on behalf of our staff, our patients and our community." Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams spoke about his life's journey and what this assignment has meant to him. "First, I want to thank God because he has taken me from a little kid back in Alabama and New Orleans to the pinnacle and one of the best jobs I've had in the Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams. "One of the things I will miss about this special place are the relationships that I have gained over the last 22 months," Williams said. "I cherish the relationships and comraderies I've gained throughout the hospital and the community. They have become priceless to me and my family." During his time at GLWACH, Williams saw many new first-time services initiated here such as the first civilian/military Electronic Intensive Care Unit established in an MTF, and the first ever VA inpatient sharing agreement with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital to provide local veterans with healthcare closer to their homes. "What great lengths our staff goes through daily to take great care of our nation's sons, daughters, family members and retirees. What a great team of teams we have. I am humbled to have been a part of this impressive team," Williams said. Several exclusive GLWACH-only services initiated by staff members have advanced medical practices within both Army and civilian medicine alike such as the "Stemi hot load" cardiac patient transport procedure which ultimately saved the lives of five patients during the first few months since the procedure went live. "So, what makes GLWACH so great?" asked Williams. "It is truly about the people. I can unequivocally say that it is the Soldiers and civilians who roll up their sleeves every day and make magic happen." People will forget what you say and what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel, Williams said. "I look out over the crowd and I see faces. Faces that greeted me every morning with a bright smile and a warm hello as I walked throughout the facility, Fort Leonard Wood, and the civilian community on a daily basis. You in the audience are what makes this place so special to my family," Williams said. Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams remarked that it was both a privilege and an honor to be selected for his new position here. "As the Army and Army Medicine transforms, I will ensure that our beneficiaries and the local community receive the highest quality healthcare possible. That's my pledge to you, Fort Leonard Wood Community," said Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams. "I pledge to the Soldiers these things: their ultimate welfare, training, development and mentorship." "These are both fine, outstanding Sergeants Major," Nielsen said. "This is a bitter-sweet day." (Editor's note: John Brooks is the marketing and public affairs officer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital)

  • 2015 Alamo Federal Executive Board Winners

    May 11, 2015

    Several Army Medicine employees were recognized by the Alamo Federal Executive Board recently for their accomplishments and achievements during the 2015 Federal Recognition Awards ceremony held at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.

  • Nurse Case Managers, the Quarterbacks of Care

    May 11, 2015

    BETHESDA, Maryland -- Just as a quarterback leads play for his team, a nurse case manager (NCM) plays a central role in the care and rehabilitation of wounded, ill or injured Soldiers at warrior transition units all over the country. At the Warrior Transition Battalion at Bethesda, Maryland, Warrior Transition Units at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the Fort Meade, Maryland, there are almost 60 nurse case managers caring for Soldiers, including 31 military nurses, both active duty and Reserve/ National Guard, and 28 civilians. In honor of National Nurses Appreciation Week, May 6-12, 2015, the WTB NCMs celebrated with a luncheon and cake cutting.

  • NRMC logistics professionals recognized for steller support

    May 8, 2015

    Two NRMC medical logistics professionals were among six Soldiers and Army Civilian winners of the 2014 Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership and Civilian Awards.

  • Are We Addicted to Food?

    May 8, 2015

    Are Americans addicted to food? America's weight problem is likely due to a number of factors, one of which is our relationship with food.

  • Program provides a different way for expectant moms to receive care

    May 7, 2015

    Expecting a baby can be an exciting time in a woman's life. For active-duty military members and Family Members, that joy can sometimes be overshadowed by being far away from home or having a deployed spouse.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 7, 2015

    Natioinal Women's Health Week is a great time to remind women about the importance of preventive health screenings to help them take steps for longer, healthier, happier lives.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital Honors Month of the Military Child

    May 7, 2015

    By Capt. Daniel Boone and Capt. Mary Andrea Ugaddan 212th CSH Public Affairs MIESAU, Germany - 400 Family Members and Soldiers converged at the Live Surgical Exercise training site on Miesau Ammo Depot as the 212th Combat Support Hospital opened its gates to welcome children and spouses to a Family Day April 19 in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Patient-centered care in NCR top priority

    May 7, 2015

    Medical professionals gathered at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 28 to discuss quality and patient-centered care during the National Capital Region Quality Conference: Perfecting Patient Care.

  • Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

    May 5, 2015

    Tai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country.

  • Going beyond quality care

    May 4, 2015

    Janet Wait has had the cards stacked against her since birth. She was born with cerebral palsy, syphilis, gonorrhea and other diseases. Her spine was closer to cartilage than bone and required her to get metal rods placed in her back for stabilization and to enable her lungs to fill with air. Even then, she could only breathe using a trachea tube. She was blind and deaf. She would require around the clock care in order to survive.

  • 94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen

    May 3, 2015

    Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.

  • 80th Training Command familiarizes new leaders with The Army School System

    May 3, 2015

    After spending a week attending The Army School System Leader Course hosted by the 80th Training Command, Sgt. 1st Class Howard Dennis, who has spent the majority of his Army career in the operational and functional environment, said the class has given him a better understanding of TASS. The course, conducted quarterly, familiarizes leaders who transfer from the operational and functional environment with TASS policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation 350-18.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Leaders tour SHARP Resource Center

    May 1, 2015

    On Thursday, April 23, Leaders from across the Fort Drum MEDDAC visited the Fort Drum SHARP Resource Center to learn more about the services provided and how they can help a victim of sexual assault.

  • Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility provides training to Medics

    May 1, 2015

    Fort Drum Veterinary Services has partnered with the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) to provide Mountain Medics with a one hour block of instruction on emergency care for Military Working Dogs (MWDs).

  • 557th Medical Company (Area Support) medics provide first responder training for Bulgarian soldiers

    May 1, 2015

    The 557th Medical Company, 421st Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade conducted a first responder course from March 24-26 2015 at Vasil Levski National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to prepare Bulgarian land forces for a deployment to support Operation Resolute.

  • Europe's veterinary partnership initiated

    May 1, 2015

    By Maj. Jodi Sangster On Feb. 27, 2015, service members from the 64th Medical Detachment, based in Baumholder, Germany, began a partnership with Public Health Command District Northern Europe to provide veterinary clinical and technical support to operations at Dog Center Europe, the flagship veterinary facility of the district, at Pulaski Barracks.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital exercises medic readiness, proficiency and interoperability

    May 1, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital validated its readiness, proficiency and interoperability during a live surgical exercise April 13 - 24 at Miesau Ammo Depot.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • What's the state of your air?

    May 1, 2015

    May is "Clean Air Month."

  • Make small changes to fit exercise into your day

    May 1, 2015

    May is National Physical Fitness and Activity Month

  • Nurses Week celebrates caregivers' multi-faceted role

    Apr 30, 2015

    National Nurses Week is an opporunity for the nation to say thank you to nurses for their dedication and passion to thier multi-faceted role in health care.

  • 10th CAB psychologist earns board certification

    Apr 30, 2015

    Capt. Stacy A. Krauss, behavioral health officer and clinical psychologist with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, recently became one of three military psychologists on Fort Drum to obtain certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology.

  • New breastfeeding room born at GLWACH

    Apr 30, 2015

    A new breastfeeding room for moms opened at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital following a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. Hospital Commander and Board-Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician, Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen, severed the ribbon birthing the new "Serenity Room" located on the 6th floor. Room 612 is designed to be a serene, private space for patients and employees to breastfeed or pump at work. "We have an obligation as an organization that employs women and takes care of women to have a place to breastfeed," said Col. (Dr.) Peter Nielsen, GLWACH's hospital commander. "This is part of that effort."

  • Army Medical Command releases MERCURY, Special Edition on Women's Health

    Apr 30, 2015

    As part of its Women's Health Month observances, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) has released the first special edition of MERCURY, its official monthly publication, to report on recent women's health programs and women's health innovations in Army Medicine and across the military health system.

  • Rural healthcare really delivers!

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Thomson twins, Carlee and Addie, are one of three sets of healthy twins born here recently at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. "Twin pregnancies are by definition high-risk, but thorough discussion about what was best for both mothers and children, and close monitoring and supervision, that made it possible for these ladies to deliver vaginally, which was their preference," said Maj. (Dr.) Melissa A. Grant, MD, FACOG, chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at GLWACH. "These three sets of healthy twins highlight the extraordinarily safe, patient-centered care provided here." Practicing in a rural setting does not decrease GLWACH's standard of care and in many ways it improves care by enabling closer attention to patients, Grant said.

  • Education Key to Fort Hood WTU Soldier's Transitioning Success

    Apr 27, 2015

    An abundance of resources and leadership support at the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Hood, are helping Soldiers successfully transition. During his time at the WTU, Staff Sgt. Walter Bulter has earned four degrees, including a bachelor's degree.

  • MEDCOM Command Team host medical rountable at Schofield Barracks

    Apr 27, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Command Sgt. Major Gerald Ecker, Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army MEDCOM, hosted a roundtable event with key medical representatives from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 24, 2015. Local units/offices represented where: U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB), 25th Infantry Division Surgeon's Office, U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific (USAPHC-P), and 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). During the roundtable both Horoho and Ecker stressed the importance of medical readiness and the role that MEDCOM plays as stewards, charged with readying the force.

  • Clinic announces drug take-back drives

    Apr 24, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic will host two Prescription Drug Take-Back drives to address one of America's deadliest hazards -- unused, unneeded or outdated medications found in bathroom cabinets, kitchens and bedside tables in nearly every home across the country.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named Army's top female athlete

    Apr 20, 2015

    Capt. Jamie Pecha, Womack Army Medical Center, named the 2014 U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Quick actions save a life at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    Apr 20, 2015

    When the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) inpatient and support pharmacy refrigerators shut down due to a power outage, two Soldiers acted quickly and moved medication and vaccines to functioning refrigerators and saved over $1.1 million but also saved a patient's life.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Womack Residency Program wins award for outstanding research

    Apr 17, 2015

    The Womack Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program won the Outstanding Achievement Award in Scholarly Activity for the second year in a row.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • Kenner Laboratory Services to undergo inspection

    Apr 16, 2015

    Kenner Army Health Clinic is set to undergo inspection by the The College of American Pathologists, the inspection of lthe laboratory by the CAP promotes better patient care by constantly challenging labs to improve at a rate keeping pace with the speed of technological advances.

  • Occupational Nurses lead the way

    Apr 16, 2015

    Most people understand the function of a nurse in a clinical setting but not everyone is aware of the specific functions of occupational health nursing. Occupational health nursing is als known as "industrial nursing;" evolving during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the practice of occupational health is focused on promotion, restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work related hazards.

  • Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety

    Apr 14, 2015

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Trains for Simulated Ebola Case

    Apr 13, 2015

    Medical personnel from the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) along with the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) recently participated in a Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise on March 31, 2015. The exercise provided Republic of Korea and US interagency and military participants the necessary training on how to respond to a simulated Ebola case.

  • Midwives's bond with patients brings labor of love

    Apr 10, 2015

    Mothers cherish the time spent bonding with their newborn after the delivery. Yet, before the delivery, the bond developed between a mother and her nurse midwife can become just as memorable.

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

    The US Army Medical Command takes Brain Health seriously. So much so, that it hosted the third brain health workshop at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) located at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) March 19 - 20.

  • War hero revisits road to healing

    Apr 10, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Philippine Army G3, visited Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • Medical Unit Earns Zero Alcohol Incidents Streamer

    Apr 9, 2015

    Soldiers from Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 65th Medical Brigade, were awarded the very first unit Zero Alcohol Incidents streamer on the Korean Peninsula, on April 9, 2015, for completing 119 days without experiencing an alcohol related incident.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Soldier heading to medical school

    Apr 9, 2015

    When Spc. Jared Seaman was a teenager, he was a self-proclaimed "science nerd" -- the type of kid who would watch hour after hour of the Discovery Channel. Now, Seaman is taking that love for science to the next level as he prepares to head to medical school.

  • Nurse Advice Line offers health care solutions to beneficiaries by phone

    Apr 9, 2015

    Did you know that if you are a TRICARE beneficiary who rece-ives care at Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic, you are eligible to use the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line?