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  • 101st Airborne celebrates 101st baby of the month

    Sep 24, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY. -- Sgt. Timothy and Brooke Collins are the proud parents of Fort Campbell's 101st Baby of the month born at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Wed., Aug. 19.

  • Clarksville helps transition for WTB troops

    Sep 24, 2015

    In an increased effort to assist transitioning Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., the City of Clarksville Tenn. recently opened its doors to troops from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion for a pilot program that included OSHA 30 certification.

  • Fort Campbell offers Drug Take Back event Saturday, Sept. 26

    Sep 24, 2015

    Fort Campbell hosts a Drug Take Back event Saturday, Sept. 26 inside the Post Exchange mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community is encouraged to turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal.

  • Fort Campbell patient compliments her patient experience at BACH

    Sep 24, 2015

    An Army Nurse shares her personal story of how a medical team at Blanchfield helped ease her patient care experience.

  • Army Medical Command supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Sep 22, 2015

    Army Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries may be at risk when unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications are present in the household.

  • Enlisted Joint Medic Panel kicks off Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    Medics are jointly working together in the field right now. This was the basis of the presentation, "Role of Medical Non-Commissioned Officer Panel" at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in Da Nang, Vietnam on Sept. 14, 2015.

  • Vietnam welcomes first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    The first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) opened in Da Nang, Vietnam on September 14, 2015.

  • Fort Hood medics demonstrate toughness, earn excellence

    Sep 22, 2015

    It was 4:30 a.m. Even the sun was still tucked away when 65 weary bodies began a grueling trek of 12 miles or 19.3 kilometers, or 63,360 feet, or 760,320 inches - tough no matter how you measure it. It was the final leg of an 11-day journey - a journey on which many embark and few achieve - the Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • Mural project reflects healthy lives

    Sep 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Japan staff members celebrated the completion of a mural project during the reveal to the community Sept. 1 inside the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic on Camp Zama.

  • Womack Optometry Clinic receives national awards for superior performance

    Sep 21, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, NC-- Greatness walks among the halls of Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and its outlying clinics every day. For three consecutive years, a WAMC optometrist has earned the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS), Army Optometrist of the Year award. The 2015 awardee, Maj. Grace Dumayas, Robinson Optometry Clinic chief, was recognized for significant contributions to the advancement of AFOS and Optometry.

  • Former student begins rewarding career at Army Public Health Center

    Sep 21, 2015

    A brand new epidemiologist, Dr. Caitlin Rivers, has joined Army Public Health Center through the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation, or SMART Scholarship Program.

  • Why Can't I Access My Child's Medical Records?

    Sep 21, 2015

    Being a step-parent does not automatically give you rights to access medical care for your step-child. What does it take then?

  • New system will securely share health records with partner providers

    Sep 17, 2015

    Later this month, the Fort Drum Medical Department Activity will implement use of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Exchange, or VLER-H/E, Initiative.

  • Dark journeys need company, support, encouragement

    Sep 17, 2015

    His journey as a chaplain started at Fort Irwin, California. It didn't take long for him to learn that phone calls after midnight were never good. Arriving at a home after a 2 a.m. phone call, he stepped up to the screen door and looking into the house. He could see the arms a spouse were wrapped in towels and blood soaked. Seeing him, she stood up. She looked him right in the eye and said something like, "You can keep me from bleeding, but you can't keep me from dying." And then collapsed unconscious on the floor.

  • Making end of life decisions helps you, your Family

    Sep 17, 2015

    With the fast pace of life and society today, we often have our days planned out down to the minute on what we need to do, where we need to be and what we're going to eat. One of the things we often neglect to plan for are our future healthcare choices.

  • Winn ACH Hospital Staff Delivers Baby on the Front Lawn

    Sep 17, 2015

    When Master Sgt. Carl Holt came back to work at Winn Army Community Hospital, he had no idea he would be delivering a baby. As he walked toward the hospital main entrance, he noticed a woman on the ground and his training as a Soldier kicked in and he engaged the situation.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • Army officer to participate in 6th Military World Games

    Sep 14, 2015

    Army Colonel Shauna Snyder has been selected to participate in 6th Military World Games Oct. 2-11 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • Accident teaches life lessons-first aid a must

    Sep 11, 2015

    Fort Knox Community Relations Officer John Campbell and his family, were on the way home from a baby shower in Louisville when the family came upon a deadly accident. They were the first vehicle on the scene. The retired Army first sergeant and cavalry scout rushed to aid victims trapped in one vehicle while his wife, a certified medical assistant, worked on the other. Call it "paying it forward" or call it "looking out for your fellow person" but John said if the situation was ever reversed he prays that someone wouldn't just drive past him or his family but would stop to do all they could to save them.

  • Local Warrior Games Trials complete at Bragg

    Sep 11, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, NC -- The Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) successfully completed the Local Warrior Games Trials here, Sept. 9.

  • Army Wellness Center helps Fort Drum community members shed extra pounds

    Sep 10, 2015

    It has been two years since Fort Drum's Army Wellness Center first opened and began its mission to promote a healthier community. Ever since, people have visited with different needs and motivations to improve their well-being.

  • Keller staff named 2015 NATA Fellow

    Sep 10, 2015

    Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, Keller Army Community Hospital's Director of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Research, was named a 2015 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Fellow, in June, at NATA's National Convention in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Cameron was one of two candidates selected to be recognized as NATA Fellows in 2015.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier recovers from life's curveballs

    Sep 9, 2015

    Typically, a story about Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers brings to mind images of servicemen and servicewomen recovering from trauma and events on distant battlefields. For Staff Sgt. Kimberly McLaughlin, her battles have been fought closer to home.

  • Commentary: Reflection on stolen memories, time, what the next generation won't hear

    Sep 8, 2015

    I hate Dementia. She is time intensive, needy, steals and no one invited her. And she keeps too much time with my mother. My mother "magically" made Popsicle sticks disappear when I was three. She pulled bee stingers from my feet because I liked to run barefoot in the summer, and fed me Jell-O when I my tonsils were removed. Now, she wants to know who stole her purse, she shouldn't cook, and shouldn't drive.

  • Warriors receive therapy through service dog training program

    Sep 8, 2015

    Wounded, ill, and injured warriors seeking to treat many of the unseen symptoms of stress have an internship at their disposal designed to help them face those challenges through interaction with a few eager canine companions.

  • Illesheim Army Health Clinic trains for battle

    Sep 4, 2015

    Illesheim Army Health Clinic trained in simulated battle conditions at Storck Barracks Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • JBM-HH pharmacist prevents prescription drug abuse

    Sep 4, 2015

    Since joining the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic staff eight and a half years ago, pharmacist Henry Tran has dealt with customers from all walks of the military community.

  • Fort Campbell's art center hosts crafty sundae family time for Wounded Warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    As temperatures hovered in the 80s outside, several Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and their Families indulged in ice cream sundaes inside the Soldier and Family Assistance Center. Located on Indiana Avenue, the SFAC is an on-post facility that serves as a catch-all support hub for Soldiers who have been wounded in battle or are ill.

  • Football Camp Makes Good Impression on LRMC TBI Nurse Educator

    Sep 3, 2015

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Keller member, wife complete Peer-2-Peer training for Veterans

    Sep 2, 2015

    Keller Army Community Hospital's Maj. Brian Johnston and, his wife, Kaymie, graduated from 'Peer-to-Peer Training for Veterans with PTSD and/or TBI,' during a Monday ceremony at the Rockland Independent Living Center, New City, N.Y.

  • Suicide prevention starts with you: Learn to identify and act on warning signs

    Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide prevention starts with you and your attention to the Soldiers you know best.

  • Beware the blister: a 'minor injury' that can slow you down with serious pain

    Sep 2, 2015

    As one of the most common injuries among active duty military, friction blisters can have a notable adverse impact to military readiness.

  • Add fruits and veggies to diet for better nutrition

    Sep 2, 2015

    According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables should be consumed more than any other food group because of their many benefits.

  • New effort extends portability, durability of life-saving product for service members

    Sep 1, 2015

    To help medics in remote locations without ready access to standard blood products, the Army Blood Program, a service component of the tri-service Armed Forces Blood Program, is providing support by collecting plasma that will be freeze dried for use on the battlefield. The product will allow for earlier use by physicians and medics to manage life threatening injuries with severe hemorrhaging.

  • Keller assists with saving young man's life

    Sep 1, 2015

    Team West Point, consisting of West Point Elementary and Middle School staff, Military Police, EMS and the Keller Army Community Hospital staff, play a roll in saving a young man's life.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month

    Aug 31, 2015

    It is good that more and more service members are pursuing behavioral health care. Much of this change is a result of the concerted efforts to destigmatize seeking help, constant encouragement by fellow service members and family members, and increased Command emphasis. There are signs that concerned individuals can pay attention to in order to provide assistance to the person at risk. The American Association of Suicidology recommends using this easy-to-remember phrase: "IS PATH WARM."

  • Keller Army Community Hospital's (KACH) PT Fellowship receives accreditation

    Aug 28, 2015

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE), the American Physical Therapy Association's accreditation body, has approved the KACH Division I Sports Fellowship, as an ABPTRFE-accredited Sports Division I physical therapy fellowship program.

  • Army Reserve brigade exchange ideas with Canadian counterparts

    Aug 27, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class John Reyes' passion for teaching was evident during the two weeks he spent at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in New Brunswick, Canada. Although he was there to observe and advise, Reyes could not resist giving on-the-spot instruction to students training to be military engineers. For example, while the students were setting up Mobile Floating Bridges and rafts, similar to the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge, he offered some quick safety tips, which they adopted.

  • NY National Guard Combat Life Saver instructor is passionate about her job

    Aug 27, 2015

    When it comes to teaching combat lifesaving skills to her fellow New York Army National Guard Soldiers, 1st Lt. Christine Kalafut is passionate about it. "I have seen many of these techniques save lives in the hospitals. I work in emergency medicine and I also ride as an emergency medical technician, and I have used almost every one of the techniques taught in CLS as an EMT," said Kalafut, a physician assistant for the 369th Special Troops Battalion.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Surgeon General's Labor Day Safety Message 2015

    Aug 24, 2015

    Labor Day is an annual tribute to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our Nation and also marks the traditional end of the summer season with a well-deserved holiday weekend. CSM Ecker and I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation. Your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 21, 2015

    NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BETHESDA, Md. -- Life as a wounded, ill or injured military service member isn't easy. The road to recovery for these warriors is sometimes paved with hardships complicated by changes to their mobility, their thought process due to prescribed medications after surgery and other issues caused by major conditions such as cancer, post-traumatic stress or a traumatic brain injury.

  • Safety officers earn certification, learn risk mitigation techniques

    Aug 21, 2015

    When it comes to safety, everyone is a member of the team. That's why Womack Army Medical Center invited subject matter experts from N. C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., to Fort Bragg to give a class to additional duty safety officers this month at the Bragg Training and Education Center.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 12. Col. Matthew Mattner relinquished command to Col. John McMurray during the ceremony, which was hosted by Brig. Gen. Robert Tenhet, Regional Health Command - Atlantic (Provisional) commander.

  • Performance Triad a tool for better grades

    Aug 20, 2015

    The back to school season can overwhelming: there are lots of things to do to prepare for the upcoming year; Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends establishing a morning routine to ensure better grades and a successful new school year.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 12.

  • The new boss: Army welcomes Milley on JBM-HH and says goodbye to a 'moral giant'

    Aug 20, 2015

    The United States Army bid farewell to its former chief of staff and welcomed his successor during a ceremony under the hot sun on Summerall Field at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Aug. 14.

  • Veterinary Treatment Facility provides training for Military Working Dog Handlers

    Aug 20, 2015

    Today, staff from the Fort Drum Veterinary Treatment Facility provided training for the Military Working Dog Handlers of the 91st Military Police Battalion.

  • Helping 'hands': Robot assisted surgery comes to Womack

    Aug 19, 2015

    The operating room at Womack Army Medical Center always moves with robotic precision, but now they have the robot to back it up.

  • Public Health Command rehearses reorganization

    Aug 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Reorganization Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill was held Aug. 4-6 at the Mallette Training Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Fort Eustis Celebrates ACS' 50th birthday

    Aug 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Community Services turns 50

  • Warrior Transition Battalion cadre provide backbone to mission success

    Aug 13, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion Fort Drum is charged with helping wounded, sick and injured Soldiers transition out of the Army or back to their unit once their medical treatment is complete.

  • Non-medical attendants help ease stress of recovery for wounded, ill, injured

    Aug 13, 2015

    In such cases where severely wounded, ill or injured troops are incapable of fully managing their day-to-day affairs on their own, the military offers the option of non-medical attendants, who serve as live-in caregivers to help these troops as they continue treatment and work to recover.

  • Immunizations and your Army medical home

    Aug 13, 2015

    The readiness of our force is impacted by their immunization status.

  • Let's make it work: Lactation consultants help working moms continue to breastfeed

    Aug 12, 2015

    Life as a new parent is full of difficult choices. One of the hardest choices for a mom to make is the decision to return to work after the baby is born. When mom is breastfeeding, it can make the choice to return to work even more difficult when faced with the additional challenge of how to continue to feed their child.

  • Womack Day celebrates hospital's mission, history

    Aug 11, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center celebrated 57 years of service and 15 years in the current facility during Womack Day, Aug. 7.

  • Soldier changes lives through fitness, spirituality

    Aug 11, 2015

    Sometimes you find your calling in life. Sometimes your calling finds you. The question remains as to whether Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley's calling found him or if he found it, but he knows what he's meant to do -- help wounded warriors.

  • What Soldiers should know about the Qualitative Management Program

    Aug 11, 2015

    The following article provides an overview of the QMP process, explains why the Army has such a program, to whom it applies and to whom not, and provides a few tips on how to respond to notifications.

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Individual Mobilizaton Augmentees play critical support roles across the Army

    Aug 10, 2015

    Highly skilled and experienced Soldiers across the Army are discovering the opportunity to extend their career and service through the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program, which comprises 73 active component Army agencies worldwide. With enlisted positions starting at E-5 thru E-9 and officer slots starting at O-3 thru O-6, the IMA program targets seasoned Soldiers with the training and experience to contribute to a unit's success.

  • Training safely with CrossFit

    Aug 6, 2015

    CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. With any fitness program there is an increased risk for injury. The Kenner Army Health Clinic Physical Therapy Clinic is wants to help with functional movements, injury prevention and rehabilitation. If individuals decide to start an additional physical training program and are injured, see the staff here sooner than later.

  • Doctor finds military career immensely rewarding

    Aug 4, 2015

    Col. (Dr.) Michael Alperin is a family practice physician in the U.S. Army Reserve and serves as Clinical Director, Primary Care Division, Department of Veterans Affairs. He feels his career in the military gives him a unique perspective for his position in the VA.

  • Womack holds Unified Professional Education Commencement

    Aug 4, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center and Fort Bragg Dental Activity held their Unified Professional Education Commencement ceremony at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center, June 12.

  • Pregnant, post-partum program makes mark at Bragg

    Aug 4, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center's newly-revamped Pregnancy/Post-partum Physical Training program is making an impact on pregnant and post-partum Soldiers at Fort Bragg.

  • Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic opens, reduces barriers to care

    Aug 4, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center opened the new West Bragg Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic after the ribbon-cutting ceremony here, June 30.

  • Protection against infectious diseases

    Aug 3, 2015

    Vaccines against disease are said to be one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century. Although these are seen as major achievements in health and wellness around the world, the discussion about vaccines continues.

  • Keep in step to stay active and healthy

    Aug 3, 2015

    As the summer season ends, do not let the changes in weather and daylight keep you from staying active. Commit to maintaining your health through regular activity during all the seasons of the year by not limiting your idea of physical activity.

  • GLWACH's "BIPASS" catches fire Army-wide

    Aug 3, 2015

    An appointment scheduling system that meets patients' needs to the maximum degree possible, in concert with maximum potential use of hospital resources, was bound to spread like wildfire throughout Army Medicine. After five months in development, and another five in operation, key leaders from the Army Office of the Surgeon General, Army Medical Command, and General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital met July 29 to begin planning for Army-wide system implementation. The Beneficiary Instant Provider Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows Emergency Room visitors to be seen by any provider in the facility with an open appointment, bypassing a long wait in the Emergency Room waiting room.

  • "STEMI-hot load" helicopter patient transport procedure 68 percent faster

    Aug 3, 2015

    A new protocol used to transfer heart attack patients via helicopter from the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital has safely and significantly reduced overall patient transfer time via helicopter. Called "STEMI-hot load," (segment elevation myocardial infarction) the practice gets heart attack patients to a facility capable of performing cardiac catheterization 68 percent faster.

  • 94th Training Division conducts Master Fitness Trainer Course at Fort Knox

    Aug 1, 2015

    Fort Knox, Ky. -- In order to maintain an agile and ready force, Soldiers are required to be physically fit. The 94th Training Division's two-week Master Fitness Trainers Course at Fort Knox, Ky., teaches all aspects of the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program.

  • Ticks: Reducing exposure best defense

    Jul 30, 2015

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Patient experience top priority for MEDDAC

    Jul 30, 2015

    Providing Soldiers and their Families with a level of health care equal to the sacrifices they have made is a top priority for the Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • Experts recommend breastfeeding as best choice for mother, baby health

    Jul 30, 2015

    The focus of World Breastfeeding Week during August 1-7 is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months because of the many health benefits linked to breastfeeding. Many military moms find breastfeeding difficult when they return to work and some active duty mothers do not think it is even possible. But there are some useful suggestions passed on by military moms that have been successful.

  • Running to Home Base and saving lives

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 2,000 runners laced up their sneakers July 25 for a 9-kilometer run on a sunny Saturday morning in Boston. The goal at the end was to step on home plate at Fenway Park and help the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program treat the silent wounds of war.

  • Robotic da Vinci arrives at Evans

    Jul 28, 2015

    In the late 15th Century Leonardo da Vinci created anatomically correct drawings of humans that assisted doctors for centuries. Now in the 21st Century a new da Vinci has arrived at Fort Carson to assist Evans Army Community Hospital's doctors. The da Vinci is a robotic surgical system that will allow the doctors to perform less invasive surgery than before. The device allows for much smaller incisions in patients than those required for traditional surgery.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Welcomes New Command Sgt. Maj.

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup relinquished responsibility as the Garrison's senior enlisted advisor to Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Jordan at Fort Detrick, Maryland, July 23.

  • WRAIR Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    Col. Steven E. Braverman relinquished command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to Col. Dana K. Renta July 13 during a change of command ceremony at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Commissary tour provides tips on selecting healthiest foods at grocery store

    Jul 23, 2015

    Have you ever gone to the grocery store only to find yourself completely overwhelmed with the choices? Do you want to make healthy choices when you shop but find you get distracted and end up with a cart full of junk food?

  • MERS a serious threat

    Jul 23, 2015

    Signs and symptoms of MERS infection and some of the serious complications that can occur with illness.

  • Unique program addresses behavioral and social health issues across the Army

    Jul 22, 2015

    BSHOP was created in 2008 in response to Army leader's concerns about suicide, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and other potentially harmful behavioral health concerns.

  • Army scientists invade Havre de Grace High School

    Jul 22, 2015

    Students in the Havre de Grace High School, Maryland, Biomedical Program got a personal look at public health in the military during National Public Health Week. U.S. Army Public Health Command experts celebrated National Public Health Week by teaching 44 ninth and 10th grade students about a variety of public health-related careers.

  • USAPHC retired commander returns

    Jul 22, 2015

    Retired Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, former commander of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, returned to Aberdeen Proving Ground May 18 to share some insights with members of his former command. He addressed about 100 USAPHC technical experts along with Brig. Gen. John Poppe, OTSG deputy chief of staff for public health, Col. John V. Teyhen, III, current USAPHC commander, John Resta, USAPHC deputy for public health and Dr. Amy Millikan-Bell, USAPHC medical advisor.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC offers resources to ensure beneficiaries stay informed

    Jul 16, 2015

    Learning to navigate the military health care system can sometimes be a daunting task. But the Fort Drum U.S. Army Medical Department Activity wants to ensure beneficiaries here have all essential information they need.

  • Protection from sunlight among measures to combat melanoma

    Jul 16, 2015

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. To lower your risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.

  • Army entomologists release video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home

    Jul 15, 2015

    To better educate Army personnel on what they can do to protect against mosquito-borne disease, the Entomology Program of the Army Institute of Public Health has released a video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home.

  • TRICARE provides new benefits for breastfeeding moms

    Jul 15, 2015

    TRICARE recently updated their breast pump policy to provide breast pumps and breast pump supplies at no cost to new mothers.

  • Medical Support Unit-Europe, new commander

    Jul 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers, Families and friends of the Medical Support Unit Europe welcomed Lt. Col. Bidemi Y. Olaniyi-Leyimu during a July 11 change of command ceremony at Daenner Kaserne.

  • Blood recipient shares importance of giving blood

    Jul 9, 2015

    Maj. Ivan Castro stopped by the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center June 23 to remind the phlebotomists and staff how important their jobs are when it comes to the lives they help save.

  • What to know about Legionnaires' Disease

    Jul 8, 2015

    There were 129 cases of Legionnaires' disease reported in Virginia in 2014 according to the Virginia Department of Public Health. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. This bacterium is found naturally in the environment. The bacterium grows best in warm water like the kind found in cooling towers, hot water tanks, large plumbing systems, decorative fountains, or hot tubs to name a few.

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Evans stand down battles chronic pain

    Jul 7, 2015

    Chronic Pain is a common condition that affects over 116 million U.S. adults at a cost of $560 to 635 billion annually. Evans Army Community Hospital is working to battle this problem by educating its staff during a Pain Stand Down Day, June 18. The day included two 3-hour sessions led by guest lecturers for Evans healthcare teams, as well as providers from the Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base.

  • Vicenza bids farewell to Health Center commander, welcomes new leadership

    Jul 2, 2015

    United States Army Health Center -- Vicenza welcomed their new commander during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field in Vicenza, Italy. Outgoing commander Col. Andrew Barr turned relinquished command to Lt. Col. Brian Bender. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Commander Col. James Laterza oversaw the ceremony.

  • It's not fiction: Protecting your children from Internet predators

    Jul 2, 2015

    "Everyone needs that face that they can attach to the story," said Alicia Kozakiewicz. "Like my face and my story. That's what makes it real."

  • Water therapy

    Jul 2, 2015

  • Protect yourself from insect and tick-borne diseases

    Jul 1, 2015

    Many insect-borne and tick-borne diseases can be prevented using a few simple protective measures.