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  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Medics grow alongside Afghan partners

    Aug 1, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army medics have treated many ailments and traumas while stationed at Destroyer Aid Station, Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, but one challenge they didn't expect was training and working alongside the Afghan National Army medics.

  • Flu shots: Are your children prepared?

    Aug 1, 2014

    The best way to protect your children from contracting the influenza virus is to ensure they--and you--receive an annual influenza vaccine.

  • Why am I still thinking about deployment?

    Aug 1, 2014

    If the memories of a traumatic event are causing serious problems in your life, talk with a medical professional, behavioral health provider or chaplain.

  • Stress management and the Performance Triad

    Aug 1, 2014

    While attempting to eliminate stress from one's life may not be realistic or even healthy, we can expect improvement in coping with life's stressors if we apply Performance Triad principles. The Army's comprehensive plan to strengthen our readiness and increase resilience is called the Performance Triad. The triad promotes engaging in activity, improving nutrition, and getting quality sleep.

  • Standing down with helping hand for Monterey County homeless veterans

    Aug 1, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., -- The Monterey County Veterans Stand-Down event runs through Aug. 3. Organizers set up a temporary village to process homeless veterans into the Veterans Affairs system as well as provide other needed assistance.

  • Combat Lifesaver Course trains Soldiers to save lives on, off battlefield

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In the event of an emergency, Army combat medics play a critical role by applying first aid and trauma care to wounded Soldiers, but in some situations the first person to assist isn't always a certified medic.

  • MEDCOM both a Generating and Operating Force, Sargent Tells CGSC Students

    Jul 25, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, deputy chief of staff for of operations for the Army Medical Command, is calling on its future leaders to "seize every opportunity to increase your understanding of the Army and Army Medicine." This is because "you are the greatest representative and spokesperson for health and its vital impact on the readiness and resilience of the Total Army Force," Sargent told students at the Command and General Staff College campus at Fort Belvoir, Va. on July 23rd.

  • Public Health Command Welcomes New Leader

    Jul 24, 2014

    Col. Jacqueline Chando assumed command of the Public Health Command Region-North in a 30-minute change of command ceremony July 16 at McGill Training Center.

  • New mosquito-borne virus appears in United States

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. (July 24, 2014) -- For several years, the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus often show up during summertime around Southwest Oklahoma.

  • Download This! The Performance Triad App (version 1.0)

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in Falls Church, Va., has launched a Performance Triad app (version 1.0) for iPhone and Android devices. The app is available as a free download by searching "Performance Triad" on your smartphone.

  • Public Health Command tracks new mosquito-borne disease

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command is responding rapidly to an emerging viral infection that is threatening the United States.

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • Body Mechanics offers retreat from stress

    Jul 17, 2014

    The stress of Army life, whether for Soldiers, Family members or the civilian workforce, can become overwhelming, but Fort Rucker offers a way that people on the installation can pamper themselves and find relief.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • Nielsen new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander

    Jul 10, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is under new leadership after its change of command ceremony Tuesday.

  • Hospital gets 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award

    Jul 10, 2014

    The hospital's safety department has earned the National Patient Safety Foundation's 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award through an initiative called "the MED Zone," designed to decrease medication-related errors. The award recognizes an organization's successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. It is one of only two presented by the NPSF this year. "The MED Zone," also known as the "Must Eliminate Distractions" zone, consists of two elements.

  • Sweet drinks leading dental damage determinant

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Candy is officially taking a backseat as the leading culprit for causing cavities. Now sweet snacks and sugary drinks are driving dental emergencies and Fort Sill Dental Activity Soldiers are on the forefront of the battle.

  • Symposium focuses on TBI

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's first Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, held Friday, spanned from telling attendees what TBI is to how technology plays a role in learning how to avoid them.

  • USAPHC mentors prepare next generation of leaders

    Jun 11, 2014

    Public Health Command scientists mentor students from local high school.

  • Baby steps, putting one foot in front of the other

    Jun 10, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Allen Armstrong suffered an injury to his leg after a motorcycle accident in South Carolina in 2014, leaving the Soldier with an injury that would cause him to learn how to walk again at an older age. It starts with baby steps, putting one foot in front of the other.

  • Wheelchair racing kicks off the 2014 Army Warrior Trials training week at West Point

    Jun 10, 2014

    WEST POINT, NY -- Retired Army Staff Sgt. Chanda Gaeth is one of the more seasoned wheelchair racers at today's 2014 Army Warrior Trials training with three years of competition under her belt.

  • Soldier rebuilds self-worth through adaptive reconditioning

    Jun 10, 2014

    Two years ago, Isaac Rios found himself isolating from everyone, cocooning in his room with just his couch, his television and his thoughts.

  • Sgt. Adam Miller sets a ball during sitting volleyball practice at the Warrior Trials

    Jun 10, 2014

  • 'Performance Triad' fuels Soldiers' IRONMAN finish

    Jun 9, 2014

    The Army Medical Command recently rolled out the Performance Triad at bases throughout the Army in order to stress the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

  • Army Staff Sgt. Allan Armstrong stretches prior to track practice at the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 9, 2014

  • Fort Riley Public Health seeks first DOD accreditation

    Jun 5, 2014

    Irwin Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health is leading the way in meeting national standards set for public health departments, forging process improvements and enhancing preventive care and wellness initiatives in Army Medicine.

  • JBLM opens new Soldier Centered Medical Home

    May 13, 2014

    Infantry Soldiers on Lewis North are now just a short walk away from getting comprehensive medical care, thanks to the new Soldier Centered Medical Home now located at Okubo Family Medical Clinic. The hope is that with more convenient medical care, along with increased levels of immediate care available, Soldiers will get help and get back to their units quicker.

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 9, 2014.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Motorcyclists urged to drive defensively

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Motorcyclists across the region are celebrating the warmer weather by hitting the road. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an educational campaign to prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries.

  • Youth health fair promotes healthy living, habits

    May 8, 2014

    Childhood obesity is an epidemic sweeping the nation, but Fort Rucker is taking the fight to the front by teaching its youth healthy habits early on.

  • Army Medicine's Brain Health Consortium just a beginning

    May 6, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the inaugural Brain Health Consortium April 10-11, 2014, at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 2, 2014

    The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month.

  • Acupuncture helping reduce use of pain killers in Army

    May 2, 2014

    Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service's assistant surgeon general said.

  • Health screenings; adequate sleep, activity, nutrition vital to Soldier readiness

    May 1, 2014

    May 11--17 is National Women's Health Week. While male and female Soldiers share some basic health requirements for readiness, female Soldiers require health screenings that are unique to the health of women.

  • Local health care leaders visit Army medical home

    Mar 18, 2014

    Leaders from Group Health's Puyallup Medical Center, one of the largest civilian health providers in the area around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, visited Madigan Army Medical Center's Puyallup Community Based Medical Home March 14.

  • WRMC CG visit brings insight into future Army Medicine

    Mar 7, 2014

    Brig. Gen. John Cho, commanding general at Western Regional Medical Command, spent Thursday and Friday visiting several General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital clinics, facilities and patients here. Cho spoke about meeting the needs of patients, enrollment, efficiency, and the future of the hospital and Army Medicine, during several facility tours and Town Hall meetings with staff and patients here.

  • TSC walk-in service ends April 1, 2014

    Mar 6, 2014

    Walk-in service is ending at Fort Leonard Wood's TRICARE Service Center on April 1, 2014, along with all other stateside TRICARE service centers.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 127 years, promotes "Trust"

    Feb 27, 2014

    At 127 years old we are one of the oldest corps in the Army Medical Department.

  • Local Lean Six Sigma course graduates asked to look for change

    Feb 18, 2014

    Sixteen military and civilian personnel from across the Western Regional Medical Command recently graduated from a four-week Lean Six Sigma Program and became the Army Medical Department's newest black belt candidates.

  • Ready, set, resilient

    Dec 5, 2013

    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.

  • Officials warn of holiday hazards

    Dec 5, 2013

    Getting caught up in the hectic holiday festivities can cause many people to get careless, but by staying alert and aware people can ensure that their gatherings and merriment will be full of comfort and joy, not ending in a holiday tragedy.

  • Army Wellness Center increases services

    Dec 4, 2013

    Center offers a holistic approach to health for the community

  • Special care, treatment available to sexual assault victims

    Dec 3, 2013

    Short- and long-term medical care and counseling are available to victims of sexual assault.

  • 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.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • 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.

  • Emergent, urgent or routine - when to visit the Emergency Department

    Sep 6, 2013

    It's 2 a.m., and your 2-year-old is congested, running a fever, has some sort of rash and can't sleep. You're considering a trip to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Emergency Department, but is it necessary? All beneficiaries find themselves in this, or a similar situation at one time or another. When is the right time to go to the Emergency Department? Do you need emergent, urgent or routine care, and what's the difference anyway? It's all the same medical system, right?

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • 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.

  • Army Surgeon General Calls a Stand-Up for Health Training Day

    Sep 3, 2013

    Last month, 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.

  • Defense Health Agency leans forward to change

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the military, pomp and ceremony usually denotes an end to a new beginning . On October 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, there will be the casing of the colors of the Tricare Management Activity (TMA) and the raising of a flag to celebrate the creation of a new activity called the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

  • 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.

  • Army Medical Program Prepares to Upgrade EMR System

    Aug 28, 2013

    Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4), the current Army electronic medical record (EMR) system, is in the final stages of preparation for a major upgrade that will better support all EMR users, Soldiers and veterans whose care is electronically documented. Testing of the updated MC4 EMR system for fielding concluded in June. The next iteration of the MC4 software suite, known as EMR 2.2.0.0, will also include an operating system upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 and in conjunction with the new EMR, significant enhancements for medical logistics (MEDLOG). MC4 customers will receive the new suite during system fielding scheduled from November 2013 through April 2014. All customer support will continue during and beyond fielding.

  • Resiliency Training at MDW

    Aug 26, 2013

    Resiliency is a transferable skill that transcends both the work and personal environment. All U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW) staff has been taking part in mandatory resiliency skill training at Fort McNair. For the next 12 months MDW will run mandatory resilience skill training on various topics relating to resiliency. Each month has a different focus.

  • 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.

  • TRICARE moves forward with Prime service area reductions

    Aug 14, 2013

    The Defense Department will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Army medicine, VA share focus on behavioral health concerns

    Jul 15, 2013

    Both the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs share a concern for Soldier behavioral health, and are working together to further mutual goals.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign Update

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign reinforces the demonstrated resilience of the U.S. Army Soldiers, civilians and families over the past 12 years.

  • 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.

  • Beat the Heat

    Jul 8, 2013

    Summer is a beautiful time of year; however, we should always be aware of the associated dangers lurking around the corner.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stand Down teaches troops to prevail in battle against sexual harassment and assault

    Jul 1, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- 402nd Field Artillery Brigade held a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Stand Down June 26 at Biggs Park here, featuring guest speakers and blocks of training supporting the Army's fight against sexual assault.

  • Army Medicine's Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

    Jun 28, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • Adaptive sports aid Soldier's recovery, help prepare for 2013 Warrior Games

    Apr 26, 2013

    When service members deploy, their mentality is to stay focused with determination and courage to succeed in their given mission. However, when they are injured in combat -- to stay focused is not about the mission, it's about getting back confidence that is sometimes lost.

  • Ways to engage your family to eat nutriously

    Apr 26, 2013

    Good nutrition is a family affair, whether one member has a few pounds to lose or if everyone just wants to have good health and the energy to do the activities they love. There are a number of things you can do to engage your family in food-related matters so that meals and snacks can be both nutritious and delicious.

  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

    Apr 25, 2013

    The week celebrates laboratory medicine and recognizes the professionalism of lab personnel and their efforts. Since the development of this field in the 1920s, the laboratory science professional has played a progressively more critical role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease.

  • Effects of mTBI on marksmanship abilities, weapons utilization tasks

    Apr 25, 2013

    Approximately 90 percent of acute mild traumatic brain injury patients and 80 percent of chronic mTBI patients display vestibular disorders, such as vertigo, dizziness, and disequilibrium. In addition, reports from occupational and physical therapists indicate that Soldiers recovering from mTBI experience balance-related difficulties with weapons utilization.

  • Chaplain, combat medics, sharpen skills during mass casualty exercise

    Apr 23, 2013

    The "Mass Casualty" alarm could be heard over loud speakers throughout Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, April 8, 2013.

  • Adaptive sports boost wounded warriors' confidence

    Apr 22, 2013

    Several wounded warriors suited up with pads, helmets and gloves, as they learned the ins and outs of adaptive lacrosse during a clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., April 11, 2013.

  • Mass casualty exercise prepares Task Force Jaguar for mission in El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Joint Task Force Jaguar recently tested itself by conducting a mass casualty exercise here as it prepares for Beyond the Horizon 2013 mission.

  • Latest Report Indicates Autism is on the Rise

    Apr 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The likelihood of a school-aged American child receiving a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related developmental disorder is on the rise. In 2006, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated one in every 110 children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. That number has risen to 1 in 50, according to an analysis of a phone survey of parents released in March 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day observed April 27

    Apr 5, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be observed locally and nationwide April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Army kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the courtyard of the Pentagon, April 5, 2013, with the announcement of a new theme meant to convey how the service hopes to eradicate sexual assault within the ranks.

  • Month of the Military Child: Children First

    Apr 5, 2013

    What do all of us have in common when it comes to children? Protecting them.

  • Army Announces 2013 Warrior Games Team

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Warrior Transition Command announced the Army team for the 2013 Warrior Games, April 3, 2013, in Alexandria, Va.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back, April 27

    Apr 3, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: We own it...We'll solve it...Together

    Apr 3, 2013

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month across the Army and is part of a national initiative that designates the month of April to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

  • Army Medic Named 2013 DA Exceptional SARC of the Year

    Apr 3, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons has been selected the Department of the Army Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) of the Year for 2013. Simmons, a Medic assigned to U. S. Army Forces Command, was one of several candidates to make it as a nominee for the DA title.

  • Army Dentistry Introduces "Going First Class"

    Apr 3, 2013

    Do you want to get a cleaning with your annual dental exam? If you had a cavity, wouldn't you like to take care of it the same day, too?" In an effort to enhance the command functioning as an operating company model and create a consistent patient/employee experience, the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM) continues the planning stages of the Army Dentistry Go First Class (GFC) Initiative.

  • SecArmy reviews new tools to improve behavioral health

    Feb 6, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh stepped into a high-tech world of psychology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Army recognizes patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 5, 2013

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital command and staff joined Army Medicine worldwide in honoring patients during Patient Recognition Month.

  • SecArmy orders 'Ready and Resilient Campaign'

    Feb 5, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh Feb. 4, 2013, directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging "Ready and Resilient Campaign" plan, which will launch later this month.

  • February Children's Dental Health Month activities held by DENTAC

    Feb 3, 2013

    Children's Dental Health Month activities will be held by the Fort Leonard Wood Dental Activity staff for children at post elementary schools, child development centers, and libraries throughout the month of February. Dentists and dental healthcare workers across the country traditionally visit schools, daycares, and public healthcare centers to promote oral health to children during this annual observance, and it's no different on a military installation. DENTAC staff will be out in full force to reach as many children as possible and perform skits, read stories, and have classroom question-and-answer fun for both children and parents.

  • Army surgeon general dons new female body armor

    Feb 1, 2013

    Officials with PEO Soldier reviewed and discussed the improvements of the new female specific tactical vest with Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Jan. 31, 2013.

  • Handwashing: The 'do-it-yourself' vaccine

    Feb 1, 2013

    Handwashing with soap is an affordable "do-it-yourself" vaccine that effectively prevents disease.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • So what's the big deal about hand-washing?

    Jan 16, 2013

    It's easy to wash your hands, but also easy to do it wrong, or ineffectively. Proper hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of illness and disease. Documented studies show that normal human skin is colonized with two types of bacteria. One is the resident germ that works to keep you healthy; the other is the transient germ that's picked up from others and can cause you to get sick. Performing hand hygiene removes germs through friction. You can perform hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water or by using an alcohol hand sanitizer.

  • BG (P) Caravalho takes reins of Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick changed command Jan. 11, with Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman turning the reins over to Brig. Gen. (promotable) Joseph Caravalho Jr., in a ceremony at the Odom Fitness Center.

  • Northwest service members celebrate holidays

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Medical Department Holiday Ball was held on a cold, blustery and magical Dec. 15 evening full of tradition and ceremony. Ball attendees ranged in rank and title from flag officers to privates and civil servants accompanied by family members and special dates.

  • Wounded Warrior Event Set to Start Friday

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 13, 2012) -- A deep commitment to wounded warriors and a growing concern for suicide prevention has led to a first-time Army Logistics University event that serves to raise awareness for both.

  • Surviving the holidays, nutritionally speaking

    Dec 13, 2012

    If you fear weight gain this holiday season, surviving your holiday spread may be easier than you think. In fact, if it's your goal, you can even lose weight with a few simple steps!

  • Madigan team delivers Christmas gifts for Soldiers

    Dec 13, 2012

    The staff at Madigan Army Medical Center gathered to collect gifts to spread some holiday cheer to deployed Madigan team members, filling boxes to be sent to deployed Soldiers with items like baby wipes, books, snacks, movies, gift cards and decorations that vendors and others had generously donated.

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