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  • Performance Triad promotes habits vital for proper sleep

    Feb 4, 2014

  • Avoid low vision--wear your Military Combat Eye Protection

    Feb 3, 2014

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision is a general term used to describe partial sight or sight that is not fully correctable by lenses, surgery or medication.

  • Does your child have a super smile?

    Feb 3, 2014

    By eating a healthy diet, avoiding added sugars, brushing and flossing, and having regular dental visits, children can avoid cavities and get a super smile.

  • 'Use by?' 'Sell by?' Is my food still safe to eat?

    Feb 3, 2014

    As consumers, we inevitably fall prey to the ambiguousness of the food labels placed on packaging by food manufacturers. The bottom line--if a food product does not smell, taste or look right, do not eat it!

  • Program offers recovery for injured Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2014

  • National Childrens Dental Health Month begins Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children's dental health.

  • Red Sox Medical Director meets with Army Surgeon General, MEDCOM Experts

    Jan 28, 2014

    Dr. Larry Ronan, medical director for the Boston Red Sox visited the Office of the Surgeon General on January 14, for a briefing on the Performance Triad and an update on progress made in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the Comprehensive Solder Fitness Program.

  • Enroll here for high-tech health care

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Enrollment Window is open at both the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and the Ozark Family-Centered Medical Home satellite clinic, located in the City of Saint Robert municipal building. "Today's new Army Medicine system is designed to encourage caring teamwork. "Patient-centered," "team-based," "medical homes" are all about providing a new friendlier, safer and reliable Army "System For Health," said Ingersoll.

  • Hospital ranks 1st for outpatient, 3rd for inpatient Care

    Jan 27, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital was ranked first in Outpatient Care efficiency within MEDCOM recently. "We're providing better quality at lower cost," explained Capt. Philip Kaberline, chief of Resource Management at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. But Inpatient Care here, currently ranked third by the MEDCOM study, could change dramatically with the addition of the hospital's Electronic Intensive Care Unit, launched for the care of Inpatients here Jan. 8, 2014. "That's what we're expecting," said Kaberline. The state-of-the-art eICU brings additional board-certified doctors and critical care nurses right into Intensive Care rooms here, electronically, and is the first-of-its-kind military-civilian partnership within DoD.

  • Care launches telemedicine, brings life

    Jan 27, 2014

    A connection was made here between General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's Intensive Care Unit and the electronic ICU at Arkansas' Baptist Health hospital Jan. 7. The team from Little Rock drove all the way here battling the final throws of a cold winter storm to commemorate the warm coupling of our eICU with their eICU. Ironically, our staff could have just pushed the button without exposure to the deadly storm, which is the point of bringing life to telemedicine here. But as the flurries wound down, the touch of the button spun up a warm, high-resolution smile from Jack Griebel, MD, Baptist Health eICU medical director, for the group of staff and contractors gathered here for the system demonstration. The occasion defined the official launch and unique military-civilian partnership, but also revealed the greater team now formed through successful system startup.

  • Pharmacists are medication experts in your health care team

    Jan 25, 2014

    In the last quarter century, pharmacists have expanded their role in health care delivery systems. And the pharmacists' role as a highly valued member within your personal healthcare team is highlighted under the Army's new Patient-Centered Medical Home "System For Health." They are medication experts who work to ensure your health and safety in today's team-based PCMH System For Health.

  • Stress

    Jan 25, 2014

    Stress is a response to signals called "stressors" that your brain interprets as a call to prepare for action. When this happens, adrenaline and stress hormones are released that activate your body and affect your actions, thoughts and emotions. These actions, thoughts and emotions are also referred to as "fight or flight," or "numbing out." Stress helps to protect you, but it can be unhealthy if it continues for a long time.

  • Insomnia

    Jan 25, 2014

    Is this as good as my sleep is ever going to be? This is a question many Americans are asking. Nowadays, millions of Americans suffer from insomnia.

  • Quality Patient Services, Competent Staff

    Jan 25, 2014

    Medical staff service professionals ensure the accreditation of physicians and nurses and play an important role in our Nation's health care system. To ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Credentials Office administers rules and regulations, ensures accreditation compliance, and provides a wide range of support to practitioners here.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command unveils Distinguished Unit Insignia at command headquarters

    Jan 24, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong, the Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC) Commanding General, presented the newly acquired Distinctive Unit Insignia (DUI) to all enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Northern Regional Medical Command Headquarters during a ceremony Jan. 24.

  • NRMC recognizes importance of National Blood Donor Month

    Jan 24, 2014

  • New commander takes charge of Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region

    Jan 23, 2014

    Bethesda, Md. -- The Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region (WTB-NCR) held a change of command ceremony January 17 recognizing Col. Michelle M. Fraley's accomplishments and wished her Godspeed, while welcoming Col. Dana S. Tankins as the new commander of the WTB.

  • Women leaders serve as role models, whether they realize it or not

    Jan 23, 2014

    Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho and Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, spoke Jan. 22, 2014, before the Women Mayors' Caucus in Washington, D.C.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • NRMC commander reemphasizes continued support of healing process

    Jan 21, 2014

    NRMC commander visits Community based warrior transition unit.

  • Still not too late to get the shot

    Jan 16, 2014

    As the holidays fade into the months of winter, we enter the period commonly characterized as "cold and flu season," which usually peaks in January and February.

  • Fewer wounded Soldiers prompt Fort Dix unit closure

    Jan 15, 2014

    FORT DIX, N.J. (January 15, 2014) -- On February 9, the Army announced the closure of the Fort Dix Warrior Transition Unit as one of several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. These changes include: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) organizational modifications, some other WTU inactivations, and a shift in how the Army manages care and transition for Soldiers who are healing in their home communities.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command to open Community Care Units at Fort Belvoir

    Jan 14, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- On January 9, the U.S Army announced opening of two community care units at Fort Belvoir as part of a restructuring of its Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of combat wounded.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message

    Jan 14, 2014

    On 20 January 2014, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we honor the contributions he made to the American Civil Rights movement that significantly improved our American way of life.

  • Reducing battlefield deaths goal of medical fellowship

    Jan 13, 2014

    A physician who was a former Army Special Forces combat medic designed a fellowship program, which he hopes will improve the survival of battlefield casualties.

  • Fewer wounded Soldiers prompt West Point unit closure

    Jan 13, 2014

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- On January 9, the Army announced the closure of the West Point Warrior Transition Unit as one of several changes to the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) designed to meet the evolving needs of the Army. These changes include: Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) organizational modifications, some other WTU inactivations and a shift in how the Army manages care and transition for Soldiers who are healing in their home communities.

  • ARMY WELLNESS CENTER TO HOLD OPENING CEREMONY

    Jan 10, 2014

    The AWC provides assistance to improve a Soldier's overall performance by assessing fitness and nutrition needs with the newest technology and by providing targeted training information to meet personal and Army goals such as weight loss and improved physical performance. All AWC programs and services are available to active duty Soldiers, retirees, their family members and Army civilian employees.

  • Gold Star parents do more than just support ROTC

    Jan 4, 2014

    Florida State University nursing professor Nan Cuchens and her husband Harry Chaires established a scholarship for military nursing students at FSU and they support the Wounded Warriors program, and the Injured Marine Fund. They do this through a small armed security company they established. They founded "One Brave Marine" to honor their son, Lance Cpl. Daniel Chaires who was killed in combat in 2006. They employ veterans who are returning to civilian life --because they know the difficulties with transition and the difficulties in finding employment.

  • Human papillomavirus: what it is and how to prevent it

    Jan 2, 2014

    The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, in the United States, with an estimated 79 million Americans currently infected and 14 million newly infected persons per year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Strategies to avoid office weight gain

    Jan 2, 2014

    We are not destined to work in "obesifying" office conditions and can make positive changes in our work world to manage our health and weight.

  • NATIONAL GUARD FLIES WOUNDED WARRIORS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    Dec 24, 2013

    The Puerto Rico Air National Guard flew a C-130 cargo plane into Augusta Regional Airport in Augusta, Ga., on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, to pick up 11 wounded Soldiers from the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion with families in Puerto Rico, and fly them home for the holidays. The pickup and return flights are training missions for the pilots and air crew of the PRANG that allow them to do something to honor the wounded Soldiers of Puerto Rico.

  • PTSD -- Is mental armor possible?

    Dec 20, 2013

    The goal of optimizing human performance and discouraging PTSD is the number one focus of the Army Study Program Management Office in the 2014 Army Study Program.

  • Task Force Patriot gives wounded warriors a proper exit

    Dec 20, 2013

    Task Force Patriot service members welcomed five wounded warriors who returned to theatre as part of Operation Proper Exit Dec. 19, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. The program brings closure to warriors who receive a chance to return to theatre and get the proper end of tour recognition and support from their fellow Soldiers. During the visit all of the wounded warriors were presented command coins, Certificates of Achievement and made honorary "Patriots" with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division combat patches.

  • Army and NFL Partner to Prevent Brain Injuries

    Dec 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell talk about the efforts being taken by both organizations to increase awareness of, treat and prevent brain injuries in soldiers and NFL players.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Message

    Dec 20, 2013

  • Walter Reed gets Level II Trauma Center verification

    Dec 19, 2013

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has joined an elite group of hospitals verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center.

  • Public Health Command employees move their feet while they meet

    Dec 18, 2013

    A group of personnel at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have discovered a way to incorporate fitness into the day by walking while they meet.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: A Fight for Life (Part I)

    Dec 17, 2013

    Staff Sergeant Miguel Leon, Calvary Scout with U.S. Army Installation Management Command, shares how his life was turned upside down and his journey back to normal. This is first part of a series.

  • New Wellness Techniques Empower Soldiers

    Dec 15, 2013

    Military chapels are places where Soldiers know they can go to learn coping skills for the challenges of life. At Enduring Faith Chapel on Bagram Airfield, Dec. 7, 2013, things were no different, except that they were very different.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2013

    Dec 13, 2013

    The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with Family and friends. As we begin this special time of year, I extend my appreciation to each and every Soldier, Civilian, Contractor and Family Member for your sacrifices, selfless service, and personal commitment to Army Medicine.

  • Prescription drug misuse - Is it worth it?

    Dec 13, 2013

    Medical Command Regulation 40-51 outlines the procedures for medical review officers to use when determining if a medical explanation exists for a positive urinalysis drug testing result.

  • Three family members graduate American Red Cross dental assistant program

    Dec 13, 2013

    Family Members, dental pro-viders and guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of three newly graduated dental assistants during a ceremony held Dec. 13 at Stone Dental Clinic.

  • Lyme disease: what is it, how is it treated?

    Dec 13, 2013

    This disease is caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this bacterium is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black legged ticks.

  • KACC patient no-shows are detrimental to unit readiness

    Dec 13, 2013

    A "no-show" is defined as an individual who misses or is late to an appointment without canceling or rescheduling. Kimbrough has one of the highest rates -- 9 percent -- of no-shows in Army Medical Command, which equates to more than 2,000 missed appointments per month.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Three physical therapists graduate doctoral program

    Dec 9, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2013) - Keller Army Community Hospital graduated three physical therapists from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Program during a Dec. 4 ceremony at the United States Military Academy's Haig Room in the Jefferson Library.

  • Combat vet in desperate search for gift of life

    Dec 6, 2013

    Soldiers are fighters trained to undertake difficult tasks and beat the odds. Some seem to have an innate store of composure, toughness and pride in themselves and their duty. That strength allows them to go the distance no matter the challenges. Retired Staff Sgt. Aretha H. Owens is such a Soldier. Fighting through three tours of duty in Iraq, she made it home to her husband (John) and children (Brianna, 15 and Jonathan, 7) only to find out that she had yet to fight the biggest battle of her life. That struggle -- the fact that she has lost the use of both kidneys --has defined her existence since returning from her last deployment.

  • BAMC SIM Center receives accreditation

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of simulation teaching/education, training, and research last month. The Center is only one of 33 to be accredited by the SSH, which oversees the quality of simulation centers around the world.

  • 101st Medics teach First Aid to ANA Infantry Officers

    Dec 4, 2013

    Army medics train Afghan officers on life saving techniques employed during battlefield siuations.

  • Tips for managing pre-diabetes

    Dec 3, 2013

    November is National Diabetes Month and health care professionals and educators are encouraging discussions about this disease as the first step to combating its damaging effects.

  • World AIDS Day focuses on zero new infections

    Dec 3, 2013

    The theme for this year's World AIDS Day observance is "Getting to Zero"-- zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero HIV/AIDS-related discrimination.

  • Beat the holiday blues

    Dec 3, 2013

    There are many ways to beat the holiday blues.

  • Ready, set, resilient

    Dec 2, 2013

    HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, Fort Wainwright, Alaska -- U.S. Army Alaska leaders, Soldiers, families and civilians had the opportunity to see, experience and learn about the plethora of resources and support available to help them bounce back from the rigors and stresses of a demanding lifestyle in the military, and specifically within U. S. Army Alaska.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command staffer receives Lt. Col. Karen Wagner Leadership Award

    Nov 26, 2013

    On Nov. 6, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, announced Capt. Kenneth Roberts of the Northern Regional Medical Command's (NRMC) Human Resources (G-1) as one of the four Army Medical Department (AMEDD) winners of the award.

  • Quality Patient Services through Competent Staff

    Nov 25, 2013

    Medical staff service professionals ensure the accreditation of physicians and nurses and play an important role in our Nation's health care system. To ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Credentials Office administers rules and regulations, ensures accreditation compliance, and provides a wide range of support to practitioners here.

  • Army Surgeon General's Thanksgiving Safety Message

    Nov 25, 2013

    For many of us, Thanksgiving means turkey, pumpkin pie, and an endless day of football, but more importantly, it means gathering together with family, friends, and loved ones while giving thanks for what we have in our lives. In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, make time to focus on holiday travel plans and manage the many associated risks especially when traveling by privately owned vehicle.

  • KAHC earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Nov 22, 2013

  • Hospital DFAC Launches "Go For Green" Healthy Eating Program

    Nov 22, 2013

    "Go For Green" is a nutrition education program developed to assist hospital dining facilities to simplify healthy food choices for patrons.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at U.S. Capitol

    Nov 20, 2013

    Fifty-two Soldiers re-enlisted, representing eight health-related commands across the National Capitol Region, on Capitol Hill, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 20, 2013

    Old Guard Soldiers transported 1300 lbs of food by foot to the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. ensuring that those seeking a warm meal would be able to get one.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Wounded warrior takes win in Food Network challenge

    Nov 14, 2013

    Army Wounded Warrior Program Veteran Robbie Myers won first place on the Military Salute Edition of the Food Network Show "Chopped," where he competed against military chefs from other services.

  • One suicide is one too many

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army wants to make sure all Soldiers know they have a responsibility to prevent suicide within their ranks.

  • Kenner kicks off Warrior Care Month

    Nov 14, 2013

    At Kenner, we have a new strategy called Army Medicine 2020. Instead of pills, procedures, and doctors visits, we are emphasizing the Performance Triad that focuses on the three pillars of wellness: eating right, being active and sleeping well.

  • Triple-amputee guest speaker provides resiliency training to Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers

    Nov 12, 2013

    In honor of Warrior Care Month in November, the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Battalion invited guest speaker, former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson, a triple-amputee, to conduct resiliency training Nov. 8, 2013, at Waybur Theater at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • Army Athletes Win Big at World Competition

    Nov 7, 2013

    Warrior Games' medalists Sgt. Ryan McIntosh and Spc. Elizabeth Wasil represented the U.S. Armed Forces and their country during first Open Integrative Conseil International du Sport Militaire European Championships in Track and Field in Warendorf, Europe, Sept. 9-16, 2013.

  • Wounded Soldier cites Ranger school lessons as source of resilience

    Nov 7, 2013

    An Army captain, severely wounded in Afghanistan, said lessons learned from Ranger School strengthened his resolve to heal, and kept him resilient through his recovery.

  • Kenner announces new APLSS slogan

    Nov 7, 2013

  • Seasonal flu vaccine now available at post clinics

    Nov 7, 2013

  • Road Weary

    Nov 6, 2013

    In the aviation community, we talk about safety all the time. It's evident that we put a greater emphasis on safety at work. For example, I would never start a flight across three states without first making arrangements to support the mission, such as knowing exactly where I was going to stop for fuel or stay overnight. Last summer, however, I took my family on a road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., and did just that.

  • Army DHAP PSA Video

    Nov 5, 2013

    PSA video in support of the U.S. Army Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) and the Army Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C).

  • The Surgeon General's Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 5, 2013

    After four years of bitter war, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day in 1918, November 11th has been set aside to honor America's Veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the many freedoms we hold so dear.

  • Courage to seek help, laughter offer relief from depression

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is joining organizations and communities across the nation to raise awareness about the dangers of depression. The Army's theme, "The Courage to Seek Help," emphasizes that depression is one of the most treatable behavioral health conditions.

  • Thirdhand smoke: a new tobacco hazard for families

    Nov 1, 2013

    Thirdhand smoke is considered a hazard because it contains toxic gases and chemicals (i.e. nicotine, tar, butane, paint thinners, arsenic, lead and carbon monoxide) that you cannot see. These chemicals pose a health risk because they combine with the air and other pollutants to make cancer-causing substances.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Beware of emotional eating

    Nov 1, 2013

    Understanding what we eat, and how our mood relates to our behavior are important ways to help improve our mood. A well-balanced diet and engaging in healthy activities can keep us feeling great more often.

  • Class plants seeds for better combat casualty care

    Oct 30, 2013

    Soldiers with Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, taught a CLS course to Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20-22.

  • October is time to recognize pharmacists, technicians

    Oct 30, 2013

    October is American Pharmacist Month, and in recognition of this observance, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center encourages beneficiaries to get to know your pharmacist and your medication. CRDAMC Pharmacy has some of the "top technicians" in the Army Medical Department. This year, Army Pharmacy's top clinical technician was CRDAMC's own Ms. Beth Rayman.

  • Army Honors Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers during Warrior Care Month Focuses on Building Readines

    Oct 29, 2013

    Across the Army during November events will be held honoring these men and women and highlighting their experiences in Warrior Transition Units with a focus on their resilience and the contributions they make to the readiness of the force.

  • Army Surgeon General delivers prescription for health

    Oct 28, 2013

    Attendees of the 2013 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Military Family Forum II received special health care, and it came with no deductible or copay.

  • Training trainers: Afghan police lifesavers practice medical skills to teach to comrades

    Oct 28, 2013

    Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gave a three-day class to show select Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers, each of whom has prior medical training and experience, new or different casualty care techniques for them to pass on to their teammates in ABP Zone 1.

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care sets, carries high standard for battlefield medical treatment

    Oct 28, 2013

    A demonstration of Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013. TCCC has three distinct phases -- care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation care -- which enable Soldiers to treat their wounded teammates with maximum efficiency and transport them to safety. Research compiled since World War II has indicated that many battlefield fatalities, particularly those due to blood loss from extremity wounds, tension pneumothorax (e.g., a collapsed lung) and airway trouble, are preventable with timely, focused care. TCCC, which was formulated in the mid-1990s, focuses specifically on such injuries. Since TCCC's introduction to the Army, the survival rate associated with the most common causes of preventable death has climbed significantly.

  • Warrior Transition Unit recovery: Soldier success story

    Oct 25, 2013

    The Army is committed to supporting wounded, ill and injured Warriors achieve success through a unit called the "Warrior Transition Unit."

  • A change to the skyline is on the horizon with the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

    Oct 23, 2013

    At approximately 60 percent complete, the new Darnall Army Medical Center is making a big scene on the Killeen and Fort Hood skyline. Currently over 1,200 skilled workers converge on the construction site daily to complete the many tasks comprising this monumental construction effort.

  • Army Physical Therapy -- A Proud History and Integral Force in Neuromusculoskeletal Care and Readine

    Oct 22, 2013

    The long and proud tradition of physical therapy in the United States was born out of necessity to meet the needs of American service members injured during World War I. The Army Medical Department recognized the need for a formalized physical therapy course of instruction in the early 1920s. This fall, the Army celebrates over 90 years of formal military physical therapy education and rehabilitative care for Department of Defense beneficiaries.1

  • Womack Army Medical Center physician receives recruiting excellence award

    Oct 21, 2013

    Col. (Dr.) Frank Christopher was presented the U. S. Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion at an Oct. 7 ceremony by Col. (Dr.) Steven Brewster, commander, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Maj. Sandra Petty, Officer in Charge of the Raleigh Medical Recruiting Center on behalf of Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, commanding general of U. S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC.)

  • Patriots put a twist on fitness

    Oct 17, 2013

  • Film workshop provides therapy to combat vets

    Oct 15, 2013

    Service members being treated at the Warrior Transition Unit, its cadre, as well as Soldiers and veterans on and off Fort Bragg, N.C., were provided an opportunity to use the art of film making to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Shocking Safety Tips

    Oct 15, 2013

    Electrical safety can mean many different things. It can include protection of outlets in your home to knowing that you can't submerge certain electrically charged items in water. No matter the task, taking appropriate safety measures is important

  • Eustis Army Health Center joins fight against childhood obesity

    Oct 15, 2013

    Kids Move is a twelve-week, family-based lifestyle program for children ages 6 to 17 with a body mass index over the 85th percentile.

  • McDonald Army health Center joins the fight against childhood obesity

    Oct 15, 2013

    McDonald Army Health Center is promoting the Kids Move program as a part of a national effort to eradicate childhood obesity.

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 11, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets this week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Surgeon General's Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 9, 2013

    As our Command prepares to observe Columbus Day and celebrate the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492, I salute all of the men and women in uniform as well as our civilian employees who proudly serve and protect the United States of America.

  • Military medical advances in combat can help civilians at home

    Oct 9, 2013

    I had the privilege to see firsthand the latest medical advances we have made in Afghanistan, that help us save more lives and return more service members to duty, and ultimately to their families.

  • Government shutdown still impacting Fort Lee

    Oct 9, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 9, 2013) -- While most of Fort Lee's recently furloughed Department of Defense civilians returned to work Monday, the government shutdown is still impacting installation services, activities and pay for furloughed employees.

  • Army Medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Soldiers with the 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital, from Utica, N.Y., perfected their medical teamwork skills at one of the nation's leading simulation centers.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

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