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  • 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.

  • Breaking the budget: No-show appointments cost time, money

    Oct 1, 2013

    U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley and McDonald Army Health Center need help from their patients to ensure every dollar health care facilities spend goes towards the community's welfare by avoiding missed appointments.

  • THE TRANSFORMATION OF ARMY MEDICINE: MEDCOM Celebrates 19 Years of Organizational Resilience

    Oct 1, 2013

    On October 2, 1994, The United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) was established as part of efforts to reorganize and restructure Army Medicine. This came with the decommissioning of Health Services Command (HSC) after 21 years at a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Health Services Command (HSC) came into being in April 1973 under the command and control of Maj. Gen. Spurgeon H. Neel Jr.

  • Horoho Receives Red Cross Humanitarian Award

    Oct 1, 2013

    U.S. Army Surgeon General Patricia D. Horoho (right), is pictured with Joanne Patton (left), daughter-in-law of Army Gen. George S. Patton Jr., and Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the Massachusetts Red Cross after receiving the Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts at a ceremony held in Boston last month. Horoho, the Army's first female surgeon general, was recognized for the role she played as a nurse at the Pentagon during 9/11 where she saved dozens of lives by administering medical aid at the point of injury. (Photo courtesy American Red Cross of Massachusetts)

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month "Don't Wait - Early Detection Pays Off"

    Oct 1, 2013

    Army Medicine joins Military Health System (MHS) and other health system partners in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to increase the overall awareness and sharing of information among Soldiers, family members, and beneficiaries on the importance of breast cancer screening as well as communicating how a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating nutritious foods and staying physically active, are to maintaining, restoring, and improving breast health.

  • Surgeon Returns to Army Roots on 9/11/01 Anniversary

    Sep 30, 2013

    A prominent cardiothoracic surgeon takes the Oath of Office on the 9/11/01 anniversary, and returns to his Army roots.

  • Army Medical Students March to a Different Drum

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients enjoy paid tuition, fees and books, plus a monthly stipend, at some of the elite medical and dental schools across the country.

  • Flu shot or nasal spray vaccine -- which is better?

    Sep 30, 2013

    Studies comparing the flu shot to the nasal vaccine have shown the shot or inactivated vaccine to be more effective in protecting against influenza A in healthy adults. However, studies conducted in children have found the nasal spray or attenuated vaccine more effective in preventing influenza than the shot.

  • Protect your baby from sudden infant death syndrome

    Sep 30, 2013

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is responsible for nearly half of these deaths. SIDS is the leading cause of all deaths among infants under a year old, and it often occurs when babies are between 2 months and 4 months old.

  • Fort Meade Joins Healthy Base Initiative Demonstration

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- As one of 14 pilot installations in the Defense Department's Healthy Base Initiative, this Maryland post will share its best practices and lessons learned across DOD to promote healthier and more resilient service members, families, retirees and civilian employees, a senior defense official said today.

  • First 'Thought-Controlled' Bionic Leg Funded Through Army Medicine Research

    Sep 26, 2013

    Researchers unveiled the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg Sept. 25, funded through the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and developed by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Bionic Medicine.

  • Heroic efforts of Fort Carson MedEvac company save lives in Colorado floods

    Sep 24, 2013

    Three Army Medicine MedEvac crews from Fort Carson, Colo., deployed to flood areas this week to assist in evacuation and rescue efforts.

  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center Reopens Hyperbaric Chamber

    Sep 23, 2013

    After being without a doctor to oversee procedures for over a year the hyperbaric chamber at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center has reopened with four doctors trained to oversee procedures. The chamber is the only clinical multiplace chamber in the U.S. Army.

  • Touchdown for military appreciation

    Sep 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, prepares to toss a CASCOM coin to start the Virginia State University football game Saturday.

  • Accidents compromise mission success

    Sep 20, 2013

    For nearly 12 years, Soldiers and civilians have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. As units ramp up for deployment, sustain operations and then redeploy, there's an increased potential for accidents to happen.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command Chief Nurse wins prestigious fellowship

    Sep 17, 2013

    Col. Rachel Armstrong broke ground for all Army nurses when she was selected in August for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program.

  • Kenner to Host Family Volksmarch, Health Fair

    Sep 16, 2013

  • Army Medicine launches Performance Triad Pilot Program

    Sep 13, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 13, 2013) -- This week, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) officially launched the pilot program for Army Medicine's Performance Triad of activity, nutrition and sleep. "Army Medicine recognizes the integral role that activity, nutrition, and sleep play in optimal personal and unit performance, resilience and readiness. We believe a culture change in how we focus on these areas is critical to maintaining a healthy and ready force," said the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the MEDCOM, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • Kenner leads way in tobacco-free living

    Sep 12, 2013

  • Across the Battlefield and the Playing Field: Army involved in National Partnership for Head Health

    Sep 11, 2013

    BALTIMORE -- The NFL, Under Armour and GE on Sept. 4 launched Head Health Challenge II, and Army Medicine represented the Army as part of the continued effort with the NFL for Soldiers and athletes to ask for help if they've experienced a head injury. The goal of the program, guided by healthcare experts, is to improve the safety of athletes, members of the military and society overall. The Head Health Initiative is a four-year, $60 million collaboration to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury. Major League Baseball, Major League Lacrosse and the National Women's Soccer League are also partners in the challenge.

  • Sustaining drumbeat of 'Ready and Resilient' force through awareness, action

    Sep 10, 2013

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Department of the Army joins our nation and the world in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14, 2013, in the U.S. and the World Health Organization's World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, as part of efforts to promote awareness about suicide and empower individuals and communities to intervene and save lives by understanding the risk factors, warning signs, protective measures, and to take appropriate intervention actions when needed.

  • Pediatric Clinic shares benefits of patient-centered care model

    Sep 10, 2013

    The Patient Centered Medical Home approach to health care embraces several successful principles. At the core of these concepts is the idea that each patient has a personal and ongoing relationship with a provider.

  • Two Soldiers graduate from medical laboratory technician program at Keller

    Sep 10, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 6, 2013) -- Six months of intense didactic learning combined with six months of clinical rotations paid off as two Soldiers graduated from the Medical Laboratory Technician program Sept. 6 at Keller Army Community Hospital.

  • Cycle Mentorship Event Promotes Fun, Safe Riding

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Motorcyle Mentorshp Program is an operational link between unit commanders and their riders, coducsed on improving and sustaining safety.

  • Recipe for Safety

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Soldier mentality isn't one that usually sets a priority on safety. Most Soldiers instinctively realize that they'll be taking risks consistently throughout their career. Someone scared of risks traditionally isn't the type of person who would even think about joining the military. Col. Timothy Daugherty, brigade commander for the 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Sill knew this when he took command in June 2011. With more than 24 years experience, Daugherty knew the thought process of Soldiers, both young and old.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 3, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • A call to action in Stand-Up for Health Day

    Aug 29, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Aug. 29, 2013) -- Recently, the Army Surgeon General and commander U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho officially announced Army Medicine's System for Health and the Performance Triad during a MEDCOM-wide Stand Up For Health Training Day.

  • Labor Day Safety Message from Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho

    Aug 28, 2013

    Labor Day is dedicated to recognizing and honoring our Nation's workforce and also marks the traditional end of the summer season and a well-deserved holiday weekend. I salute the MEDCOM workforce for your service to our Nation; your dedicated service strengthens the AMEDD and enables Army readiness.

  • Fort Eustis WTU Soldiers discuss concerns at town hall meeting

    Aug 28, 2013

    WTU soldiers discuss concerns with leadership.

  • R2-D2 Visits McDonald Army Health Center

    Aug 28, 2013

    "May the force be with you"

  • Army Wellness Center director prepares for facility's grand opening

    Aug 26, 2013

    The AWC at Fort Drum is a combined initiative of U.S. Army Public Health Command, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, and Fort Drum's U.S. Army Medical Department Activity.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • DOD partners to combat brain injury

    Aug 16, 2013

    Experts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs gathered, Aug. 14, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Military Health System Research Symposium to discuss the future of research on mental health and traumatic brain injury.

  • Don't let the summer end without being beach ready

    Aug 15, 2013

    A lot of people wish they had a body fit for the beach during this time of the year. Some regret that healthy diet and exercise plan that never happened, and others wonder why those first fitness steps they took a while ago eventually wandered back into the same unhealthy habits.

  • "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign success includes fun with family and friends

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army Surgeon Gen., Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho's "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign is designed to help achieve a healthy lifestyle. She cares--and she wants to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. And since we're all in this together, taking consideration of family members and friends can complement, as opposed to complicate, working this program into our busy lives. A healthy lifestyle can actually be easier to achieve if we get our families and friends onboard. The key is to start small -- do something. Every little bit is a healthy improvement.

  • Device gets Soldiers back to work on their feet, preventing amputations

    Aug 15, 2013

    "Over the last two years, this limb-salvage device has saved me from doing at least 100 amputations," said an orthopedic surgeon who has amputated hundreds of Soldiers' limbs since 9/11.

  • Surviving with skin cancer: A way of life

    Aug 14, 2013

    How to survive with skin cancer.

  • August is Immunization and Influenza Awareness Month

    Aug 13, 2013

    Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong talks about the importance of immunizations for all beneficiaries.

  • Restful sleep third prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 13, 2013

    Going without sleep can make Soldiers feel more than just a little grumpy and groggy at work, said a sleep medicine consultant on the Army's Performance Triad program.

  • Laboratory earns full accreditation

    Aug 9, 2013

    The College of American Pathologists, created in the early 1960s, gave its full accreditation stamp of approval to the Clinical Laboratory Services at Kenner Army Health Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and the Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic following an on-site inspection May 9-10.

  • Kimbrough's satellite pharmacy cuts wait time to two minutes

    Aug 9, 2013

    A year ago, patients waiting to pick up a refill prescription at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center's pharmacy would have an average wait of 15 minutes.

  • Keeping Soldiers active first prong on Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    "As an Army we must be ready and resilient. We need to fully appreciate the impact that the Performance Triad has on our daily lives," said the Army's surgeon general.

  • Eating for health, performance second prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    Soldiers who switch to a healthier diet will notice an immediate change in how they feel and perform, said a registered dietitian.

  • Afghan medical providers increasing level of care

    Aug 8, 2013

    Afghan medical providers in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, will soon be on their own to provide quality care that was once provided by U.S. and other coalition forces.

  • Laboratory earns full accreditation

    Aug 1, 2013

    The College of American Pathologists, created in the early 1960s, gave its full accreditation stamp of approval to the Clinical Laboratory Services at Kenner Army Health Clinic, Troop Medical Clinic 1 and the Mosier Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic following an on-site inspection May 9-10. The CAP Laboratory Accreditation is recognized by the federal government as being equal to and, in many areas, more stringent than the government's inspection program.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Taming the dog days

    Aug 1, 2013

    The fact that the fiscal year coincides with the end of summer can be a cruel coincidence for those of us in safety. There's no buffer zone that allows us to bounce back from a bad fourth quarter, which traditionally is our Army's worst time of year for accidents. Slow and steady gains made throughout the year can be diminished quickly by just one or two bad months, and that could kill motivation to keep working toward safety goals. But thus far in fiscal 2013, it looks like we won't have that problem: With about two months left to go, accidental fatalities are still 20 percent lower than this time last year. That decline has held steady for several months now, but to keep it going, we'll have to stay on top of our game through August and September.

  • Sitting can kill you

    Jul 26, 2013

    Decisions made pertaining to daily life activities -- specifically nutrition, activity and sleep -- will make a greater difference to your health than the 100 minutes visiting your health care provider.

  • Patient advocates help facilitate WAMC system

    Jul 26, 2013

    Patient advocates of the Patient Relations Division work to help customers address concerns and issues with Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Lifestyle fitness: Proper preparation necessary before any workout routine

    Jul 19, 2013

    Approximately 115 deaths occur in gyms across the U.S. each year as a result of everything from weight-lifting incidents to heat exhaustion, according to the New York Times.

  • New lactation room opens

    Jul 19, 2013

    Kenner Army Health Clinic recently opened a Lactation Room for nursing mothers' comfort and convenience when visiting or working in the facility. The new room is part of a Northern Regional Medical Command initiative to provide a workplace lactation room and program to lower absenteeism rates and improve employee morale.

  • Porter assumes command of 'best in the Army' team at Dunham Clinic

    Jul 12, 2013

    First nurse and first woman to command the Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic, Col. Stephanie Wilcher was honored by the military community here today as she passed to the incoming commander a healthcare campus that has achieved more access to care, more types of healthcare and wellness programs, and more efficiency.

  • Army Initiating Collaborative Effort to Address TBI, PTSD

    Jul 12, 2013

    "The invisible wounds - post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury - are just as damaging as the visible ones. They impact the families as well as the Soldiers," said Brig. Gen. John M. Cho, a doctor, and deputy chief of staff for operations with Army Medical Command.

  • USO Healing Gardens provide therapy for WTB Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Soldiers at Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Battalion will soon have another stress-release activity available to them at the Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Care Center.

  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis updates hospital operating rooms with new capabilities

    Jul 12, 2013

    Approximately 1,500 surgeries were performed at Fort Eustis, Va., in 2012. This year, the McDonald Army Health Center plans to perform another 2,000 -- and that's the lowest estimate.

  • Client-centered clinics: Medical 'homes' for Soldiers

    Jul 5, 2013

    "The whole purpose behind PCMH is to improve quality of care," said Samara Walker, McDonald Army Health Center PCMH project manager. "I consider continuity of care fundamental to that purpose."

  • Region receives new leader of Human Resources

    Jul 1, 2013

    No one likes change, but chicken biscuits help. On Monday, June 24, 2013, the Northern Regional Medical Command G-1 (Personnel) section welcomed the new Assistant Chief of Staff for Human Resources (ACHSR), Col. Jacqueline Chando, with a breakfast of biscuits, bagels, cereal and assorted fruits and berries.

  • Protect your eyes from ultraviolet light

    Jul 1, 2013

    July is Ultraviolet Light Safety Month, and anyone who has been sunburned in the past knows the effects of too much sun and UV light exposure.

  • Troop Command-North gets new commander

    Jul 1, 2013

    BETHESDA, Md. -- On the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Lt. Col. Richard A. Villarreal took command of Troop Command-North June 27 from Lt. Col. Eric Bailey, who has served as the unit's commander since 2011.

  • Children can eat healthy while on-the-go

    Jul 1, 2013

    Finding easy, creative ways to add more fruits and vegetables in place of other foods may be important in reducing risk for child and youth obesity.

  • Knowing your headache provides relief options

    Jul 1, 2013

    Eighty-five to 90 percent of the world's population experiences headaches throughout their lifetime.

  • USAMEDDAC Fort Knox and Ireland Army Community Hospital welcomes new commander

    Jul 1, 2013

    United States Army Medical Department Activity Fort Knox and Ireland Army Community Hospital welcomed a new leader and bid farewell to its former commander in a Change of Command Ceremony Thursday morning at Brooks Field.

  • New commanding general takes charge of Northern Regional Medical Command

    Jun 21, 2013

    The new commanding general of the Army Medicine's northern region pledged to focus on creating a healthcare system that keeps Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries healthy.

  • Boston Marathon bombing victim inspired by wounded warriors

    Jun 19, 2013

    Recovering amputee patients met with Boston Marathon bombing victim J.P. Norden at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., June 12, 2013, to encourage him on his road to recovery.


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