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  • Resiliency Training

    Mar 15, 2015

    Medical Department Activity- Japan (MEDDAC-J) conducts resiliency training through paintball.

  • Don't Be Controlled by Stress

    Mar 13, 2015

    What is Stress? Stress is "wear and tear" that can impact one's mental, physical, and emotional health as they adjust to a changing environment and the effects can either be positive or negative. Take a look at the positive side of stress: It can help compel you into action and sometimes add excitement to life. Negative stress can cause a person to experience distrust, rejection, anger, depression, and anxiety.

  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC Promotes Patient Safety

    Mar 13, 2015

    Throughout the week of March 8-14, Fort Drum MEDDAC promoted the importance of Patient Safety.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center wins Army Medicine's Wolf Pack Award

    Mar 13, 2015

    Gregg Stevens, the Army Medical Department Civilian Corps chief, presented the 1st quarter Wolf Pack Award on behalf of Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general, to a group of 19 military and civilian employees at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) and the Lyster Army Health Clinic (LAHC) on March 13, 2015. The Wolf Pack Award was designed to recognize exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian members and the Radiology departments at both EAMC and LAHC envisioned a patient-centered and fiscally-responsible cooperative tele-radiology program where EAMC would interpret radiology examinations performed at LAHC.

  • Medics Strengthen Bonds, Solve Challenges

    Mar 12, 2015

    One could argue the best friendships are forged through shared experiences and, sometimes, challenges. War is often a source of bonds between Soldiers that is sometimes explained as an experience that one can only realize first hand. Prior to war, the experiences that can build a military unit's cohesion frequently are presented during training. Soldiers assigned to the 121st Combat Support Hospital recently had an opportunity to strengthen friendships and hone skills during an exercise on Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC offers Well Woman Saturdays

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Fort Drum MEDDAC Primary Care Clinic staff recognizes that many female patients find it difficult to schedule their Well Woman exam during the week because of work, school and child care responsibilities.

  • Fort Drum TBI Clinic observes National Brain Injury Awareness Month with educational campaign

    Mar 12, 2015

    March is designated as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. From a DOD standpoint, the goal is to educate Soldiers, leaders, Family Members and retirees on ways to mitigate these types of injuries, as well as the symptoms, diagnostic measures and treatments associated with traumatic brain injury.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC looks to improve patient experience through new council

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Fort Drum MEDDAC is looking to collect suggestions and concerns through a new Patient Family Advisory Council, which is set to hold its first meeting April 23.

  • American Heart Associate recognizes Horoho for Performance Triad

    Mar 12, 2015

    The American Heart Association recognized Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command, with its Heart Hero award at the annual Heart Ball.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Conducts Live Surgery in the Field

    Mar 12, 2015

    During the recent peninsula-wide exercise known as Key Resolve 15, clinicians, technicians, and highly trained professionals from 121st Combat Support Hospital performed live surgical procedures in a field environment providing the same quality of care that is normally given at the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital. The only difference was it was conducted in modular field tents under battlefield conditions.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony

    Mar 10, 2015

    Fort Drum Medical Department Activity contines to promote time honored Army traditions and provide leadership and high quality healthcare.

  • Am I Healthy? A Closer Look at the Meaning of Well Being

    Mar 10, 2015

    Most people view 'being healthy' as desirable, sought after, and often elusive. There are many definitions of healthy, leading to quite a bit of dispute over what it is to be healthy. Exploring what the 'healthy' label might imply may shed light on our individual understanding of what health means to us, and better help us reach our personal health goals.

  • TBI can occur in battle, garrison -- awareness important

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Traumatic brain injury, TBI, has been called the "signature wound" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Medical battalion conducts tactical deployment to support EFMB

    Mar 5, 2015

    Talk about an early wake-up call - 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Soldiers from Headquarters, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), received an "alert to deploy" to conduct Expert Field Medical Badge operations in Vilsek, Germany - more than 460 kilometers from their Baumholder home.

  • Nutrition remains important for brain health

    Mar 5, 2015

    In recognition of National Nutritional Awareness Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is offering nutritional information for that grey matter between everyone's ears - the human brain.

  • Vietnam memories: Former medical corpsman overcame hurdles

    Mar 4, 2015

    Mary Krisanda started her journey as a contract specialist with the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal in November 2003. Krisanda has been married for nearly 46 years and has two adult children and one grandson. She tried to go back into the military when terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001 but was turned away because of her age.

  • Searching for clues to the hospital chapel's history

    Mar 4, 2015

    There is a small panel in the stained glass window in the chapel at the Ireland Army Community Hospital dedicated to a fallen Soldier named Pvt. John F. Bush who died at the age of 20 in 1966. There is no further inscription or historical marker explaining who Bush was, why he was commemorated, and equally important, who designed the window. The symbolism behind the windows is apparent----military images, including a nurse and two Soldiers, all of whom are dressed in Vietnam- era fatigues. But what's not obvious is the story behind the design

  • The Dream Team--Our Nurses: Patient advocacy tops OR nurses' priorities

    Mar 4, 2015

    When we see them on television and in movies it's usually in support roles. And while we can identify them by their uniforms when we see them in public, we don't usually give them much thought--they are just people standing with us in the grocery line or getting gas. But these are nurses, and nurses are anything but support personnel--especially when they are operating room nurses.

  • Treating all creatures great and small: Quality staff gives quality care to Knox's animals

    Mar 4, 2015

    In 2011 Fort Knox moved its veterinarian clinic to a renovated building that brought the facility into the 21st Century. It now has top notch equipment, in-house blood analysis capabilities, new operating and prep rooms and has upgraded its paper medical files to electronic data files. But the one thing it did not replace--could not replace--were the dedicated and devoted employees who consider their patients to be one of their own.

  • Army Medical NCO achieves national recognition in cytotechnology

    Mar 4, 2015

    Army NCO and cytotechnology instructor, Staff Sgt. Kevin Atiase, assigned to Bravo Company, 264th Medical Battalion, was one of only two individuals from across the United States to be certified by the International Academy of Cytology in 2014.

  • US Army MEDDAC Stewart-Hunter patients honor Winn Staff during Patient Appreciation Month

    Mar 4, 2015

    In a month that is typically designated for patient recognition and care, tables were turned on several staff members of US Army Medical Activity at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • TAMC welcomes a new Company Commander

    Mar 4, 2015

    Company A, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), conducted a Change of Command ceremony where Capt. David Delgado relinquished command to Capt. Janessa Moyer in an outdoor ceremony held at Troop Command lawn, TAMC, Hawaii, on Mar. 4, 2015. Col. Eric Bailey, Commander, Troop Command, TAMC, hosted the event which was attended by U.S. Army leaders based in Hawaii.

  • Keep gum disease at bay for you and your family

    Mar 3, 2015

    Take care of your teeth and your children's teeth, to keep gum disease at bay for you and your family!

  • Annual eye exams can prevent disease

    Mar 3, 2015

    Early disease detection allows early treatment which results in better outcomes, so even if you feel you have perfect vision and do not need an eye exam, think again.

  • Forward surgical team prepares for rapid response deployment

    Mar 2, 2015

    By Maj. Gustavo Moreno Commander, 160th Forward Surgical Team MIESAU, Germany - The 160th Forward Surgical Team held Operation Frozen Shadow here Jan. 26-30 to exercise rapid deployment and operational capabilities in conjunction with German and U.S. Air Force medical partners.

  • Clean up your diet in three easy steps

    Mar 2, 2015

    Celebrate this year's theme for National Nutrition Month--Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle--by committing to cleaning up your diet (and your palate) with these three easy steps:

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 128 years of excellence on March 1

    Feb 27, 2015

    This year marks the 128th Anniversary of the AMEDD Enlisted Corps and it's fitting to pause to recognize and celebrate our outstanding troops. The contributions our enlisted Soldiers make to the AMEDD and the United States are immeasurable. Our Enlisted Corps has saved numerous lives on the battlefield and in the hospitals and clinics around the globe. Our enlisted Soldiers are the backbone of the AMEDD, having served our Army and Nation faithfully since 1887.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leadership recognize regional trial athletes

    Feb 23, 2015

    After days of intense Army Regional Trials competition, about 50 warrior athletes from across the Northern Regional Medical Command gathered Friday for one final event hosted by the NRMC Warrior Transition Office.

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

  • USAMRMC Wins Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Office of Research and Technology Applications, or Medical Technology Transfer Office, will receive recognition for the successful technology transfer of the ArmedXpertâ„¢ DNA deconvolution software.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command leaders discuss priorities at training event

    Feb 20, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- Command teams and civilian leaders from throughout the Northern Regional Medical Command converged on Fort Belvoir Feb. 10 to attend NRMC's second senior leader training event for fiscal 2015. The four-day event focused on access to care and access to professional development, two top priorities of NRMC Commander Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet and Command Sgt. Major Robert A. Velarde.

  • Focus on fitness, health

    Feb 19, 2015

    By now, the allure of New Year's resolutions is gone and the beginning of self-deprecation is starting. Do not fret about it now; start today with focusing on goals to maintain fitness and overall physical health.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • SBHC opens its newest service

    Feb 17, 2015

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) opens the Child & Family Behavioral Health Services, on Feb. 13, 2015.

  • MDARNG aviation unit facilitates casualty care exercise

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Maryland Army National Guard's C Co., 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment collaborated with active duty Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) instructors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) during a medic sustainment training event held at Weide Army Airfield in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and at other locations in the Edgewood area from Feb. 5-6, 2015

  • Fort Detrick's Soldier Family Assistance Center Provides Unwavering Support for Wounded Warriors and

    Feb 11, 2015

    The Fort Detrick Soldier Family Assistance Center, located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland provides support service members during their transition time from the Warrior Transition Unit.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • TAMC's Got Talent

    Feb 6, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) holds a talent show to showcase Soldiers, Civilian staff, and Family Members in TAMC's Kyser Auditorium, on Feb. 5, 2015.

  • TAMC Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Feb 6, 2015

    Six Soldiers, both Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Junior Enlisted, compete for the title of Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Best Warrior Feb. 2-6, 2015.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • TAMC Celebrates 114 years of Army Nursing

    Feb 3, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the Army Nurse Corps 114th Anniversary, with the theme "Demonstrating the Courage to Care, Connect, and Change for 114 Years," held on Feb. 2, 2015 at TAMC on the Commander's Lanai.

  • USAMMDA Weighs in on Healthy Living

    Jan 30, 2015

    Employees at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity challenged themselves over the holidays with a competition to maintain or lose weight.

  • Pacific Command Senior Medical Military Delegation visits the People's Republic of China

    Jan 30, 2015

    Pacific Command (PACOM) Senior Medical Military Delegation, which included Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, PACOM Surgeon and Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Surgeon/Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), along with other PACOM component surgeons, conducted a visit to the People's Republic of China, Jan. 5-12, 2015.

  • Remote Soldiers come to post for Soldier review

    Jan 28, 2015

    When the Soldiers in your command are spread out over six states you don't get to see them on a regular basis. That is the case for the commander of the Fort Carson Community Care Unit. To meet the challenge, Capt. Jennae Pitts, CCU commander, has instituted a biannual Soldier Readiness Review.

  • Non-battle injuries result in more medical evacuations than combat

    Jan 28, 2015

    The primary health threat to troops for more than two decades has been common muscle, joint, tendon/ligament and bone injuries like knee or back pain that are caused by running, sports and exercise-related activities such as basketball and weight-lifting.

  • Womack Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Camp LeJeune partner to provide pediatric cardiology care

    Jan 26, 2015

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The care of many Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL) patients begins in the womb. The hospital delivers approximately 2,000 babies each year which may be a significant number in the area. The growing number of service and family members continue to climb in the coastal geographical region. As those numbers rise, the access to specialty care becomes greater.

  • Personal account highlights importance of the upcoming Pacific Regional Campaign Strategy

    Jan 26, 2015

    Lt. Col. George Corbari, U.S. Army Pacific Command shares his personal experiences with Army Medicine at the Pacific Regional Medical Command Strategic Offsite held at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Pacific Army Medicine Support Plan Strategic Offsite

    Jan 23, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command hosts its 2015 Strategic Offsite on Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, regarding the Pacific Army Medicine Campaign Support Plan to transform PRMC to a "Medical" Theater Enabling Command in Support of United States Army Pacific, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • TAMC Holds Women's Health Fair

    Jan 22, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Public Health Nursing held a Women's Health Fair in the Oceanside front lobby where patients and staff were able to ask questions and receive information on Jan. 22, 2015.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan visits the Pacific Regional Medical Command

    Jan 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, United States Army Medical Command, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, pays a site visit to the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Headquarters to discuss PRMC's upcoming tranformation to the Regional Health Command-Pacific, Jan. 22-23, 2015.

  • DCGS-A supports 101st global efforts to contain spread of Ebola

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, AZ -- The Army's primary intelligence weapon system is supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), deployed as the headquarters unit for the military mission in Liberia to help contain, track and stop the spread of Ebola in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • RWBAHC to adopt new nicotine use policy effective March 1

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - On March 1, a new smoke-free and nicotine use policy will become effective for all Medical Command medical, dental, Soldier and veterinary clinics throughout Fort Huachuca.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade leadership changes hands

    Jan 16, 2015

    Naval Support Activity-Bethesda, Md.--In a gymnasium filled with Soldiers, Family, civilians and friends, Col. Dana S. Tankins said farewell to the unit he led for nearly two years when he relinquished the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region flag to Brig. Gen. Robert D. Tenhet, Northern Regional Medical Command commanding general, during a change of command ceremony January 15.

  • Time critical when coping with matters of the heart

    Jan 15, 2015

    A General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital performance improvement project has shaved valuable minutes off the helicopter evacuation time needed to transfer patients identified as having heart attacks to a facility for specialized treatment.

  • Stepping Up the Performance Triad

    Jan 15, 2015

    It's time for Soldiers to step it up with the Performance Triad goals. Literally. During FY 2014, the Performance Triad Pilot Program was conducted in three separate active-duty battalions. The data from the pilot program provided a picture of the sleep, activity, and nutrition behaviors of Soldiers in the pilot at baseline and throughout the six-month program.

  • Becoming a High Reliability Organization: Army Medicine Foundation for Patient Safety

    Jan 14, 2015

    The Army Medical Department also faces the challenges of high-costs; however, chief in the mind of Lt. Gen Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General of the Army, is keeping the confidence of Soldiers, families, and all of America that Army Medicine is the safest and most reliable healthcare organization in the world. "We will not be satisfied until we have zero preventable harm," she said.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message 2015

    Jan 12, 2015

    Safety message for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • Soldier gives back to homeland

    Jan 9, 2015

    MEDDAC Soldier and Ghana native son gives back.

  • Fort Knox conducts community listening as Army plans for cutbacks

    Jan 7, 2015

    Representatives from local and Kentucky state governments as well as local community leaders, educators, and citizens, gathered before representatives of the Headquarters Department of the Army to layout their concerns for any further reductions and cutbacks at Fort Knox that might occur as the Army prepares to downsize. They also provided ideas, facts and possible plans for the Army to save money by utilizing more of the installation.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

    Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new winter sport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration

  • Test your home for radon, protect your health

    Jan 5, 2015

    January is National Radon Action Month.

  • AMEDD Center and School Hosts Annual Graduate School Research Day

    Jan 2, 2015

    The Academy of Health Sciences Graduate School held the 4th Annual Research Day in Blesse Auditorium, Dec. 10. Dr. Sunil Ahuja, professor, Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provided the keynote address.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Fort Belvoir Warrior Clinic and Pavilion Receives Trailblazer Award

    Dec 22, 2014

    The Mid-Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum's "Medi" Awards recognize people and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advance the quality and access to healthcare through grass roots collaborations.

  • WTB-NCR Holds First Caregivers Appreciation Ceremony

    Dec 19, 2014

    "Caregiving is about making someone's life easier," said USO Warrior and Family Center Director Pam Horton and a local caregiver at Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB). "A lot of the [service members] are going through difficult times for a whole host of different reasons. It's about being able to try and make a difference in their lives, lifting their spirits a little bit and being a morale booster.

  • Kenner staff offers legal help during evaluation boards

    Dec 18, 2014

    It's a fact of Army life that some Soldiers will develop medical issues during their careers. Occasionally, they are severe enough to interfere with the Soldier's ability to serve, and for some, ultimately cause them to leave the military. Soldiers at Fort Lee who find themselves going through the medical board process need to look no further than the Office of Soldiers' Medical Evaluation Board Counsel for assistance.

  • AWC staff members earn certifications

    Dec 18, 2014

    Two Army Wellness Center employees have earned health speciality certifications to increase the robust repertoire of knowledge and skills they offer to Fort Lee clients.

  • NRMC Welcomes New Enlisted Leader

    Dec 18, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin H.S. Scott, Jr., Northern Regional Medical Command senior enlisted leader, transferred responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Roger A. Velarde, in a Change of Responsibility Ceremony, Friday at Fort Belvoir's Thurman Hall in front of an audience of Family and friends from across the nation.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    Holiday Season Safety Message from Army Medicine

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • MEDDAC chaplain assistant provides extra care in hospital

    Dec 9, 2014

    Within the walls of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, thousands of Fort Campbell Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civilians have come and gone -- receiving every type of diagnostic and preventative care one could imagine. On Zero Floor, there is a different type of care being administered, and it all starts within the small, inviting hospital chapel.

  • December is 3D month

    Dec 4, 2014

    December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time when communities join a national coalition to conduct public awareness and enforcement campaigns to prevent impaired driving.

  • Former Kenner hospital commander passes away

    Dec 4, 2014

    Dr. Seymour Levine, a retired Army colonel who served as the Kenner Army Community Hospital commander from 1983-1987, died Nov. 15 at his home in Potomac, Md. He was 81, and served 50 years in a number of command medical assignments.

  • STEM Expo draws area students

    Dec 3, 2014

    More than 250 students from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties learned a lot about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that fuels what goes on inside the gates of Aberdeen Proving Ground South during the 2014 STEM Expo.

  • Simple tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Nov 26, 2014

    In the interest of improving and maintaining the health of the Fort Lee community, the Kenner Army Health Clinic wellness team invites you to check out the following list of recommended do's and don'ts. Many of the tips are simply changes in the approach to eating, which has a direct impact on overall calorie intake not only during the holidays but anytime throughout the year. Of course, there's no shortcut or substitute for regular exercise, so that's on the list as well.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Evans training ground for future lab technicians

    Nov 24, 2014

    Patients visiting Evans Army Community Hospital's laboratory are doing much more than helping their doctor diagnose their health issue. The patient is also helping to train the Army's future laboratory technicians. The year-long Advanced Individual Training sites for 68Ks -- laboratory technicians -- is split into two phases, the first six months is at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where the students are taught the basics of lab work. For their second six months the students attend one of 21 Army military treatment facilities for Phase II and hands on training.

  • Surgeon General's Thanksgiving Safety Message

    Nov 21, 2014

    The Thanksgiving tradition can be traced back to the arrival of the first colonists who held a feast in 1621 to convey their gratitude for a bountifulharvest with Colonial Governor William Bradford proclaiming a day of thanksgiving. Subsequently, on 3 October 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the fourth Thursday of November as a national Thanksgiving holiday. Today, Thanksgiving is a cherished national tradition with Family gatherings, proclamations of thanks for the good fortunes of the past year and sincere offerings of charity to those in need.

  • The "New" Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Regimental Distinctive Insignia

    Nov 21, 2014

    The change in the AMEDD Regimental Distinctive Insignia is based on an old design, in fact, one of the oldest coats of arms used by the United States Army. Developed during the Civil War and approved by Surgeon General William Hammond, the symbolism of the Medical Corps Coat of Arms was selected to symbolize the medical profession, the Union, and the year of the Medical Department's creation, 1818. The coat of arms was placed on items that had been inspected and approved for use by departmental personnel, such as medicine bottles and medical textbooks.

  • JBM-HH command talks Ebola, employee concerns during town hall

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson addressed the concerns of employees and the installation's preparedness for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during a town hall Nov. 12 in Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Much media attention has been given to the massive outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and the few cases that have popped up in the United States.

  • Access to care at Wilkerson Pediatice Clinic available

    Nov 20, 2014

    After several months of extreme understaffing, the Wilkerson Pediatric Clinic is back to full strength with providers to meet the need of the community's youngsters. We want the community to know we are fully staffed again and have plenty of access to meet their needs

  • Sleep: "Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder" proposed by Army medicine researchers

    Nov 20, 2014

    Trauma, the kind a Soldier may have faced in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, has effects beyond physical wounds and traumatic brain injury. Disturbances in the ability to get a good night's sleep following traumatic incidents are a real consequence of deployment for Soldiers. Army Medicine researchers are helping to focus on this issue.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • The Great American Smokeout--Be smoke free for a day

    Nov 17, 2014

    Although the Great American Smokeout encourages you to quit for one day--November 20th, quitting this day can be the first day of being tobacco free for life

  • TBI survivor overcomes obstacles, mentors others

    Nov 14, 2014

    Randall Davis was out firing a rifle with friends in the California desert when he was accidently shot twice in the head, nearly ending his life and halting his dreams of serving his country. His friends drove him to the hospital in the back of a pickup truck while the teenager applied first aid to himself, not knowing that one of the bullets had entered his right temporal lobe. He said he was screaming to God that he wasn't ready to die. He walked into the hospital, covered in mud and blood. A few weeks later he walked out with a second chance at life.

  • Sleep: Your Mom Was Right

    Nov 14, 2014

    Turns out your mom was right all along. Army Medicine asks you to remember what Mom said and create better sleep habits for your family and to start with your children.

  • Kenner holds smoking 'stand down' along with Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2014

    Quitting a romance with tobacco is no small task. Ask someone who has quit more times than they want to admit. On Nov. 20, during this year's Great American Smokeout, join KAHC in supporting and celebrating those who have decided to take that first step to freedom from nicotine addiction.

  • Spotlight on a Winner: Louise R. Graham, KAHC Employee

    Nov 13, 2014

    As a smoker, Louise Graham had a multitude of reasons why she could not quit smoking. It wasn't until Kenner offered the "Not Today" campaign, November 15, 2012 that she made up her mind for good. This was the day!

  • 2014 Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2014 Army Best Medic Competition was held at Camp Bullis, Texas Nov 3-7 2014.

  • Acting U.S. Surgeon General visits Army Public Health Command

    Nov 12, 2014

    Two leaders hope to join forces to increase the impact each of their organizations has on reducing preventable deaths in the United States.

  • Risk of contracting EVD is extremely low

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many communicable illnesses are present at this time of year such as common colds and coughs, sore throats and the flu or flu-like ailments. Since a number of these infections have similar symptoms as the Ebola Virus Disease -- fever, diarrhea and vomiting -- Kenner Army Health Clinic medical personnel and Army Medicine want to emphasize that the risk of contacting EVD in the United States is extremely low.

  • Managing pre-diabetes

    Nov 6, 2014

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators are encouraging patients to learn more about this harmful medical condition as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • 9 tips to manage diabetes

    Nov 6, 2014

    Tips to manage the diabetes disease

  • From being on life support to providing support

    Nov 4, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Improving the health and welfare of 700 employees is a tall order for the Watervliet Arsenal's small health clinic, especially when the clinic was nearly on life support itself this past year. But in the matter of one month, the clinic has regained its strength and in doing so, the health care for more than 700 employees has also been strengthened.

  • Ebola Supplement from Army Medicine

    Nov 4, 2014

    Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Supplement from Army Medicine

  • Army Medicine's Total Force Engagement to Protect Beneficiaries

    Nov 4, 2014

    "We are prepared, capable, and composed to address the Ebola threat and deliver rapid response." Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) staff and Army Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) personnel are trained, equipped, and prepared to ensure Service Members, Families, Civilians, Contractors, and community stakeholders are informed, engaged, and ready to respond to a potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient arriving at any one of our treatment facilities.