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  • Chaplain brings 'wild hope' to Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2015

    Chaplain (Maj.) George Wallace doesn't always reach Soldiers through traditional sermons, prayers or group discussions. Sometimes, a simple little nudge will do.

  • Madigan named 'Most Wired' hospital

    Jul 23, 2015

    Madigan Army Medical Center earned the honor of being named one of the Most Wired hospitals in 2015 thanks to its use of technology across the board to positively impact patient care.

  • Tripler NCOs train federal marshals in Army style (Combatives)

    Jul 20, 2015

    Members of United States Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents practiced the techniques taught by TAMC NCOs during the Modern Army Combatives Program training.

  • New Madigan SCMH brings care to Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2015

    The newest Soldier-Centered Medical Home under Madigan Army Medical Center opened its doors in May, serving about 4500 Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division right in their backyard.

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

    Jul 7, 2015

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

  • RWBAHC welcomes new top doc to command

    Jul 7, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015. After two years, Col. Lance Raney relinquished his command to Lt. Col. Edgar Arroyo in an early morning ceremony on the storied parade field.

  • Evans stand down battles chronic pain

    Jul 7, 2015

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

  • The Army Surgeon General meets with U.K. Military Medical Department

    Jun 30, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General met with the Director General Army Medical Services, United Kingdom Maj. Gen. Jeremy Rowan

  • Army dentist retires after 30 years of active, Reserve service

    Jun 30, 2015

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- An Army dentist's 30-year career came full circle when two general officers wished him congratulations on the occasion of his retirement June 27. Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel Jr., commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command, and chief, Army Dental Corps, presided over the retirement ceremony at Pierce County Airport for Col. David Thomas, who was retiring from the U.S. Army Reserve.

  • Health center welcomes new leadership

    Jun 29, 2015

    Soldiers, family and friends gathered at Brown Parade Field at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., for the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center change of command ceremony June 29, 2015.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • Independence Day Holiday Safety 2015

    Jun 26, 2015

    We are proud to call America our home and blessed to live in a Nation of unmatched freedom and opportunity. I encourage you to reflect on the values we hold and the freedoms we cherish as we celebrate our Nation's 239th Birthday.

  • Team Army sails to victory on and off the court

    Jun 26, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va - For Catrin Lara, every father's day is special.

  • Madigan bridges gap for behavioral patients

    Jun 26, 2015

    For some, war memories tumble out without warning, disrupting otherwise normal moments in their lives. Others need the tools to change how they're approaching the world, since their current approach just isn't working. Yet others still need a spiritual nudge, a reminder that there may be room in their spiritual beliefs for forgiveness, if needed, and that the spirit can provide inspiration and hope to heal the mind.

  • Madigan earns environmental honors

    Jun 26, 2015

    The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center earned it the honor of being awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award in May.

  • Trauma registry yields significant increase in traumatic injury survival rates

    Jun 23, 2015

    Trauma care, within the Department of Defense, is a continuous and enduring mission in peacetime or wartime. Recent improvements in the delivery of trauma care in-theater have resulted in a case fatality rate of less than 10 percent.

  • Team Army Continues Winning Ways in Wheelchair Basketball

    Jun 22, 2015

    The Team Army wheelchair basketball team closed out its first day at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games by beating the team from the United Kingdom, 31-23. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • Team Army Rebounds Against Special Operations Command in DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 22, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- The Team Army wheelchair basketball team showed its resilience by beating Special Operations Command, 39-22, in their fourth game at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Saturday's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, was held on June 20.

  • WRMC joins veterans, Korean communities commemorating 65 years of partnership

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 300 people from the local veteran, military and Korean communities turned out Saturday, June 20, here to recognize the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between two countries.

  • Army Wheelchair Team drops game to Marines at DoD Warrior Games

    Jun 20, 2015

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Team Army ran into a roadblock falling to the Marines 52-30 in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games. Today's games determine seeding for the final tournament. The competition at Marine Corps Base Quantico was held on June 20.

  • Physical therapists part of interdisciplinary team helping DOD Warrior Games athletes

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The athletes and coaches have arrived. Team Army is ready for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, and by their side is a robust team of support staff, including physical therapists.

  • Archery propels Army reservist towards successful life trajectory

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nothing external to you has any power over you." It's a lesson in personal growth that Capt. Joe Colón Jr., parachute rigger out of Fort Bragg and archery finalist in the June 19-29 Warrior Games, learned bit by bit over the course of transitioning after a jump injury.

  • Cox targets gold during Warrior Game

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army Spc. Laurel Cox often describes herself as a free spirit, but a few minutes with her, and her self-description seems anything but that.

  • Three head east in search of gold at Quantico

    Jun 16, 2015

    Three Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion have headed east in search of gold during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. The Warrior Games showcases the skills and celebrates the triumphs and personal courage of 270 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from all military branches and our partners in the British Armed Forces. The games are being held June 18 to 28 at Marines Corps Base Quantico, Vir.

  • Sergeant seeking more than medals during Warrior Games

    Jun 11, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- He's often found with a smile on his face, giving a high five as others pass by or lending a helping hand to a fellow athlete. So it's no surprise that Sgt. Nicholas Titman, assigned to the Fort Carson, Colorado, Warrior Transition Battalion, won the Pride Award at the Army Trials in April for his sportsmanship and motivation.

  • Evans command gets Hart

    Jun 10, 2015

    During a change of responsibility ceremony at Evans Army Community Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. William Rost relinquished responsibility of the Medical Department Activity to Command Sgt. Maj. Theon Hart, June 5. "No matter what I say, I will fall short in giving proper recognition and honor to Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Rost and all that he has done for our organization," said Col. Dennis LeMaster, MEDDAC commander. "He brought us three things: Leadership, wisdom, and a Soldier who was a stellar example to follow."

  • Nursing team first to take part in national program

    Jun 10, 2015

    Four junior nurses here are trying to make a big difference in how doctors, nurses, and other medical staff talk to each other and to patients.

  • Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

    Jun 7, 2015

    "It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associated complications, it was a non-medical complication, which was among the hardest.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps experts on cutting edge of limb-loss care

    Jun 5, 2015

    Approximately 100 medical experts from the DoD and VA attended the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21. Leading experts and health care professionals of these two federal healthcare systems joined in a collective effort to share information and collaborate on how to best care for service members and veterans who have sustained limb-loss or other traumatic injury.

  • Spousal/Caregiver Programs Crucial in Soldiers' Healing

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit's spousal transition workshops, marriage retreats, career workshops and Soldier and Family Assistance Center's resources and counseling services, as well as her Soldier in Transition husband's command team, gave former Army spouse Stephanie Booth direction when she felt everything was "proverbially dumped on the floor."

  • Evans, a high reliability organization: Working toward zero preventable harm

    Jun 4, 2015

    For companies around the world mistakes are often an inevitable part of doing business. Whether the mom and pop grocery store down the street or a world-wide conglomerate, mistakes will happen. These may result in a broken jar of pickles or a disastrous oil spill. The health care field is likewise not immune from mistakes, but the Evans Army Community Hospital staff is striving for zero preventable harm to their patients and to become a High Reliability Organization

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • Wedding crashers: Healthy habits before the big day

    Jun 3, 2015

    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season, which, in turn, is the unofficial start of wedding season. As brides and grooms debate over center pieces and floral arrangements, the stress and excitement of one of the most memorable days in a person's life can lead to unhealthy eating habits, potentially creating the starting point toward an unhealthy lifestyle. Looking perfect in their wedding gowns or tuxedos is near the top of the nuptials to-do list, and some people will go to the extremes to achieve that goal.

  • Prevention and early detection can improve men's health

    Jun 1, 2015

    Each June, the nation celebrates Men's Health Month to increase awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment for men and boys.

  • Take stock of your spiritual fitness

    Jun 1, 2015

    Whether you are a Soldier or Department of Army civilian, family member or retiree, taking stock of your health will reap great benefits. What about your spiritual fitness?

  • System allows a few patients to'BIPASS' ER waiting room

    May 28, 2015

    The new Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System or BIPASS makes booking an appointment faster, easier and more convenient at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • Carson WTB gets new commander

    May 26, 2015

    The Warrior Transition Battalion held a Change of Command ceremony May 19 at the Colorado National Guard's regional training center on Fort Carson. Lt. Col. Aaron Termain relinquished command to Lt. Col. David Laydon. "Warrior Transition Battalions are very, very special," said Col. Dennis LeMaster, Fort Carson's Medical Department Activity commander. "They serve as a healing refuge for our Nation's Soldiers whether they be wounded, ill, or injured." LeMaster said that due to the unique mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion "the very best cadre" are selected to lead and care for Soldiers assigned to the battalion.

  • Health center gets new enlisted leadership

    May 22, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Soldiers and staff of Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center bid farewell to their senior enlisted leader, Sgt. Maj. Douglas Noetzleman, in a retirement and change of responsibility ceremony here May 15.

  • $1 million study to focus on chronic pain

    Feb 5, 2015

    Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center will soon start studying new ways to address chronic pain thanks to a $1 million, three-year research grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • Show your heart some love

    Feb 2, 2015

    February is American Heart Month, a time to bring awareness to the risks of heart disease and ways to stay 'heart healthy.'

  • Baby Fair delivers education, confidence to new parents

    Feb 2, 2015

    Stroller parking, nutritious pregnancy foods, and the chance to meet their future pediatrics providers were just a few of the things that maternity patients and their supporters encountered at Madigan Army Medical Center's first Baby Fair on Jan. 24. More than 300 people attended the fair, which focused on providing education on subjects related to pregnancy and newborns as well as highlighting Madigan's obstetrics and pediatrics services.

  • Remote Soldiers come to post for Soldier review

    Jan 28, 2015

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

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

    Jan 28, 2015

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

  • Learning critical care

    Jan 27, 2015

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion recently conducted a combat first aid class during a field training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21.

  • Patient shuttle makes cents for military medicine

    Jan 27, 2015

    Three months after it began making eight runs a day between Naval Hospital Bremerton and Madigan Army Medical Center, a patient shuttle between the two military treatment facilities keeps gaining riders, saving money for the military health system and benefiting patients.

  • New plans help define life after cancer

    Jan 22, 2015

    Cancer patients can now expect to receive an even clearer understanding of their follow-up care plan at Madigan Army Medical Center, thanks to a new cancer survivorship program started here in January. Madigan's Cancer Committee is creating standardized follow-up care plans for types of cancers treated here to help patients remain in the best possible health after they complete their cancer treatment.

  • RWBAHC to adopt new nicotine use policy effective March 1

    Jan 16, 2015

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

  • Stepping Up the Performance Triad

    Jan 15, 2015

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

  • Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 15, 2015

    On January 19, 2015, we will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- a champion for the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent behavior. Dr. King's dream of equality, opportunity and justice, coupled with his contributions to the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, significantly impacted our American way of life. The freedoms he exercised, represented and sought are many of the same freedoms our Service Members defend today.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Madigan tackling diabetes earlier

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nearly one third of people with diabetes don't even know they have it. That's a statistic that locally Madigan Army Medical Center's Diabetes Care Center hopes to lower, according to Sean Smith, the center's program coordinator.

  • New Year's baby born at Madigan

    Jan 9, 2015

    Don Jr. Browne may have come into the world a bit earlier than expected, but the timing turned out to be just right to be a contender for the first baby born in the South Sound area in the New Year. The 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches newborn was born at Madigan Army Medical Center a few seconds after midnight on Jan. 1, although the recorded time was rounded up to 12:01 a.m.

  • Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola

    Dec 8, 2014

    When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, Liberia, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes. A new Ebola Treatment Unit will open in Tappita within the month.

  • How to make most of doctor's appointment

    Dec 1, 2014

    For some patients, going to the doctor results in getting the "white coat syndrome," in which blood pressure and heart rates go up just from being in a clinical setting. Likewise, many patients can find themselves being less self-advocating than they might normally be, especially if they don't quite understand everything the doctor is saying.

  • Evans training ground for future lab technicians

    Nov 24, 2014

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

  • Medics, helicopter crew train to save lives

    Nov 24, 2014

    Emergencies don't always happen in convenient spots and with the far-flung locations that the Army sometimes trains in, it is important that medical evacuations can happen quickly and safely.

  • Stay healthy during the holiday season

    Nov 24, 2014

    In order to remain ready and resilient, Soldiers, family members and civilians should aim to enjoy the holiday season while preserving their health and well-being.

  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter

    Nov 24, 2014

    Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter months

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

    Nov 21, 2014

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

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • Injured Veteran uses adventures to heal

    Nov 12, 2014

    In the deep black underwater, Kenneth Young found pain relief and a clearer head. On horseback, he did physical therapy to improve his ability to walk again properly. And while paragliding (tandem-style), he faced head on his fear of heights brought on by his accident.

  • You can prevent the flu

    Nov 3, 2014

    By taking just a few steps, you can prevent the flu.

  • New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2014

    The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder.

  • Army Commemorates Warrior Care Month, Honors Warrior Transition Command 5th Anniversary

    Oct 29, 2014

    This November, the Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans, their families and caregivers during Warrior Care Month. This year's theme is "Show of Strength."

  • "Always Smiling," Wheelchair Basketball Star Got His Start from Adaptive Reconditioning Activities

    Oct 29, 2014

    "He's bleeding, his hands are blistered, but he goes out there and gives it all he's got. He's a stand out guy," said Jermell Pennie, head coach for the Army team at the 2014 Warrior Games describing Staff Sgt. Brian Boone "He's always asking questions, trying to better himself. And he's always got a smile on his face."

  • BG Holcomb assumes command of SRMC

    Oct 8, 2014

    On a sunny fall morning, approximately 300 guests witnessed Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb assume command of the Southern Regional Medical Command on Oct. 8 from Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, presided over the change of command.

  • Childhood obesity: a preventable disease

    Oct 7, 2014

  • Army Medicine Columbus Day Safety Message

    Oct 6, 2014

    History holds remarkable examples of heroism and adventure, and the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, beginning in 1492, are great examples. Whether or not Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the New World of the Americas, his legacy of discovery and determination serve as an example for innovators and dreamers to pursue broader understanding and use of their talents to benefit humanity.

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • In the Lein of Duty: New Commander Arrives at USAMRMC

    Oct 6, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Brian C. Lein became the 26th commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick in a change of command ceremony on the Blue and Gray field Sept. 16. Lein comes to the USAMRMC from the Office of the Surgeon General, where he most recently served as the deputy surgeon general and deputy commanding general of operations.

  • Engineers, Scientists Participate in International Exchange Program

    Oct 6, 2014

    Employees from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participate in a professional exchange through the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program,which promotes international cooperation in military research, development, test and evaluation through the exchange of military and government civilian engineers and scientists.

  • Army wins Chairman's Cup at Warrior Games

    Oct 6, 2014

    Winning a total of 71 medals, the Army team took home the prestigious Chairman's Cup, Oct. 4, 2014, from the 5th annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Boy with leukemia inspiration behind Madigan's bone marrow drive

    Oct 6, 2014

    In the end, it all came down to a single stranger. When Judith Mang's eight-year-old son Lane needed a bone marrow transplant to rebuild his immune system and lower the chance his leukemia would return, only two potential donors were identified worldwide. After one donor dropped out, Judith and her family could only hope the final potential donor would work out... The difficulty in finding a donor was one of the reasons that Judith and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Mang, joined in Madigan Army Medical Center's bone marrow donation drive here Sept. 22 and 23. About 160 potential donors signed up with the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, which feeds into the National Marrow Donor Program.

  • Madigan expands School Based Health Centers -- more time saved, more patients seen

    Oct 6, 2014

    Starting the first week of November 2014, Madigan will open a new School Based Health Center at Woodbrook Middle School, located in Lakewood and part of the Clover Park School District. The expansion comes at a time when the SBHCs are experiencing an uptrend in the number of students seen and the percentages of those students who have received flu vaccinations and are current on their wellness visits. SBHCs are already located at Pioneer Middle School, Steilacoom High School and Lakes High School.

  • Southall May Be Used to Taking Home Gold, but Never Stops Testing Her Limits

    Oct 3, 2014

    For the first time in Warrior Games history, the Army women's shot put team swept the competition at Gary Berry stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This win, on top of a blowout in discus gave Veteran Monica Southall of Suffolk, Virginia, her fifth and sixth Warrior Games gold medals in field events, to add to her two golds from the inaugural Invictus Games in London last month.

  • Army Medicine employee earns Kenneth C. Raymer Award

    Oct 2, 2014

    The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief of Staff, Rick Fiore, presented the Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award to Cathleen Salas on Oct. 2 at MEDCOM Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Active Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier to retire

    Oct 2, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock is set to retire from the United States Army and transfer responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald C. Ecker in a ceremony at the United States Army Medical Command Headquarters (MEDCOM) in San Antonio on Oct. 24, 2014. Brock, who joined the Army in 1979, now holds the honor of being the Army's longest serving enlisted female Soldier still on active duty.

  • Which hearing protection is right for you?

    Oct 1, 2014

    Tips are available for selecting appropriate hearing protection.

  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • Desire to be resilient can sometimes mask underlying depression

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army culture is one of toughness and resilience, so seeking help for depression may be very hard for Soldiers to do, said Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey Grammer, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Psychological Health and Resilience Summit at Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia.

  • Army health officer: DOD, VA collaboration needed on mental health metrics

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs can collaborate to find metrics in mental health to better serve veterans, according to an Army officer, during a health summit, Sept. 19, 2014, in Falls Church, Virginia. .

  • Healthy breakfast for kids an essential part of the day

    Sep 19, 2014

  • New Carson unit has 6-state responsibility

    Sep 17, 2014

    A new unit activated on Fort Carson Sept. 5 that is responsible for the health of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers in six states. The Joint Task Force Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Community Care Unit is one of 13 units being established at 11 Army installations which will allow Soldiers to recover at home with the support of their families and communities. "We are very fortunate to have been one of the few Warrior Transition Battalions selected to receive a CCU," said Lt. Col. Aaron Termain, commander of Fort Carson's WTB. "This activation is in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the cadré and civilian staff of this battalion."

  • Joint DOD/VA Partnership Benefits Veterans with Hearing Loss

    Sep 16, 2014

    The newly renamed GeorgiaLina Federal Healthcare Executive Council is making access to hearing aids for Veterans easier and faster by joint partnerships between Military Healthcare and the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

  • Wounded, ill, injured Army athletes join U.S. team at inaugural Invictus Games in London

    Sep 4, 2014

    Twenty-two wounded, ill and injured Army Soldiers and Veterans will join representatives from all branches of the United States military as part of the 100-member US Team at the inaugural Invictus Games in London, September 10-14, 2014. The Invictus Games were inspired by Prince Harry's visit to the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado where a British team joined U.S. military teams in archery, shooting, cycling, swimming, track and field, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions.

  • Fort Carson set to take challenge

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Fort Carson Army Wellness Center is challenging everyone on post -- Soldier, family member and civilian -- to become healthier members of the community. And they have a tool to help you accomplish this. "The 26-Week Health Challenge is a way to enhance your sleep, activity and nutrition by using tips from Army Medicine's Performance Triad," said Maj. Danielle Nichols, the chief of the Fort Carson Army Wellness Center.

  • Evans lets moms-to-be soak it up during labor

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Mountain Post Birthing Center at Evans Army Community Hospital has a new way to help moms before they deliver their babies without the use of drugs. Starting in July, the hospital began water labor for mothers-to-be who are looking for a drug-free birthing experience. "My goal was to do natural child birth with no epidural or narcotics," said Brynn Sims, who gave birth to her son James Aug. 12, after using a water tub during labor. "It absolutely helped and I don't think I could have done it without drugs and without water."

  • Fort Carson MEDDAC information management named IT Professionals, Team of the Year

    Sep 3, 2014

    The Fort Carson MEDDAC, Information Management and Information Technology professionals were named the FY13 AMEDD IM IT Professionals and Team of the Year. This was a multi-service collaborative effort to provide state-of-the-art hands free communications for the MEDDAC clinical staff.

  • Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

    Sep 2, 2014

    Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy's "6"

    Aug 29, 2014

    We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.

  • 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.