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  • Recipe for a good night's sleep: Get ready to take on the day

    Jun 1, 2015

    Sleep is essential to good health, emotional well-being and performance.

  • 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?

  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

    May 1, 2015

    May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

  • What's the state of your air?

    May 1, 2015

    May is "Clean Air Month."

  • Make small changes to fit exercise into your day

    May 1, 2015

    May is National Physical Fitness and Activity Month

  • Public Health Command Best Warriors compete

    Apr 17, 2015

    Once a year, the 12 Best Warriors from each of five regions and the USAPHC headquarters come together to compete to become the command's Best Warriors.

  • Soldiers stay active in the PPPT program

    Apr 2, 2015

    Bright-colored yoga mats roll out across the floor at Health & Human Performance Center at Camp Casey, South Korea as female Soldiers of 2nd Infantry Division and their spouses practice yoga during the Pregnancy and Post-Partum Physical Training Program March 20.

  • Sexually transmitted infections: Are you at risk?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevention starts with communicating with intimate partners and taking charge of one's sexual health.

  • April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

    Apr 2, 2015

    Prevent Blindness America has designated April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month to help educate women about the steps that they must take to help prevent vision loss by making their own eye health a priority.

  • Can supplements improve your mood?

    Apr 2, 2015

    Ultimately, only you and your healthcare team (which may include your primary healthcare provider and a behavioral health specialist) can make the best decision regarding nutritional supplementation and treatment planning for mood concerns.

  • Young athlete inspires others at 2015 Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    At just 22 years old, Spc. Samuel Scudder has accomplished more for himself than some people achieve in a lifetime.

  • Soldiers discover dream job at Army Trials

    Mar 27, 2015

    Approximately 80 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and Veterans are at Fort Bliss to train and compete in a series of competitive athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials competition, March 29 -- April 2, is conducted by the Army Warrior Transition Command and hosted by Fort Bliss. Army Trials help determine who will get a spot on the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 Army Team in June at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

  • Army Study Program Management Office Recognizes Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 16, 2015

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. This has been a hot issue for the Army for years, as Soldiers return from theater with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from combat. TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability every year. The incidences of TBI in service members increased as the use of IEDs have become more prevalent on the battlefield. From the calendar year 2000 through the first quarter of 2011, over 200,000 service members had been identified as having sustained a TBI.

  • Keep gum disease at bay for you and your family

    Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Annual eye exams can prevent disease

    Mar 3, 2015

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

  • Clean up your diet in three easy steps

    Mar 2, 2015

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

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

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

  • Researchers investigate respiratory health of deployed personnel during operations

    Feb 19, 2015

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers say.

  • Pedaling through paragraphs: Sembach fifth-graders begin Read and Ride Program

    Feb 11, 2015

    Fifth graders at Sembach Middle School are combining exercise and academics in a recently-implemented "Read and Ride" pilot program designed to boost physical activity and reading time.

  • Presidents Day Holiday Safety Message 2015

    Feb 10, 2015

    This Presidents' Day we salute the leadership and achievements of all those who have held America's highest elected office, serving as our President and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. As we remember our former leaders and enjoy the holiday weekend, we must also integrate safety principles into all activities.

  • Will you make it past February 18?

    Feb 2, 2015

    Feb. 18 marks the day when most people abandon their New Year's resolution to lose weight and get more fit.

  • 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.'

  • February 19 is Great American Spit Out

    Feb 2, 2015

    On Feb. 19, join others across the nation in recognition of the Great American Spit Out, a time to quit the use of smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff, snus and dissolvable products (i.e., lozenges, strips, sticks) for a period of 24 hours or more.

  • Dailey shares ideas about leadership development, fitness, women in combat arms

    Jan 30, 2015

    The 15th sergeant major of the Army shared his thoughts regarding physical fitness, leadership development, women in combat, and an Army that must remain prepared during an interview before being taking office, Jan. 30.

  • 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.

  • Bringing the Dining Facility to the Soldier in Training: How They Do It in Korea

    Jan 22, 2015

    The Performance Triad--with its emphasis on adequate sleep, increased activity, and proper nutrition--is the right tool to enhance personal performance of Soldiers. But what do Soldiers do to stay properly fueled when training takes them away from the dining facility, and they have to grab food on the run?

  • Stepping Up the Performance Triad

    Jan 15, 2015

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

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

    Jan 14, 2015

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

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Safety Message 2015

    Jan 12, 2015

    Safety message for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • Public Health Command bids farewell to commander

    Jan 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko relinquished command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command and retired from the Army in a Jan. 6 ceremony at the Top of the Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

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

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

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

  • Test your home for radon, protect your health

    Jan 5, 2015

    January is National Radon Action Month.

  • Holiday Season Safety Message 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    Holiday Season Safety Message from Army Medicine

  • STEM Expo draws area students

    Dec 3, 2014

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

  • Be alert while shopping during the holiday season

    Nov 24, 2014

    The holidays were never meant to be marked by stress and anxiety. But all too often, the most wonderful time of the year becomes less about spending time with loved ones and more about protecting yourself from being a victim of identity theft.

  • 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

  • Surgeon General's Thanksgiving Safety Message

    Nov 21, 2014

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

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

    Nov 21, 2014

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

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

    Nov 17, 2014

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

  • Sleep: Your Mom Was Right

    Nov 14, 2014

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

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

    Nov 12, 2014

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

  • Going green, one installation at a time

    Nov 4, 2014

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce was trained on the importance of "greening" the Army mission during a recent green procurement training session in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Ebola Supplement from Army Medicine

    Nov 4, 2014

    Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Supplement from Army Medicine

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Pre-diabetes: Who is at risk?

    Nov 3, 2014

    It is important to find out early if you have pre-diabetes, because early treatment can prevent serious problems that diabetes can cause, such as loss of eyesight or kidney damage.

  • You can prevent the flu

    Nov 3, 2014

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

  • Prevent foodborne illness

    Nov 3, 2014

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick every year as a result of foodborne illness; 128,000 are hospitalized; and approximately 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • Army Surgeon General's Veterans Day Safety Message

    Nov 3, 2014

    On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of 1918, the world rejoiced and celebrated because a cease-fire agreement was signed with Germany, bringing an end to World War I. Since that day, 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.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • Public Health Command Region-Europe dedicates renovated labs

    Oct 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-Europe Commander Col. James Boles, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Commander Col. Matthew Tyler and Europe Regional Medical Command Commander Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots cut the ribbon officially opening the PHCR-E renovated laboratory facility on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Oct. 15.

  • USAPHC leads Army efforts for public health accreditation

    Oct 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command is working with representatives from across the Army to enable Army preventive medicine departments to have their work validated by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

  • Army Medicine Today and Tomorrow: Key Trusted Professional for the Army

    Oct 17, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, The Surgeon General, was the featured speaker at the Military Family Forum on Oct. 13. The forum was held during the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year's meeting was "Trusted Professionals--Today and Tomorrow."

  • Calling for "Communities of Care" to Support Military Children

    Oct 16, 2014

    When it comes to caring for children of military families who may also be suffering from the effects of their parents' service-related conditions, "what we need to do is treat them at the front line," says Col. Rebecca Porter.

  • Which hearing protection is right for you?

    Oct 1, 2014

    Tips are available for selecting appropriate hearing protection.

  • Prevent ergonomic injuries in the workplace

    Oct 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command's Ergonomics Program serves military and civilian personnel worldwide by reducing and preventing work-related musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Army helps moms maintain fitness before, after childbirth

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Army provides Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training, developed several years ago, to assist moms with staying healthy and fit.

  • Award for excellence presented at USAPHC

    Sep 23, 2014

    David Davis, USAPHC chief information officer, received the first annual Evelyn "Bell" Riley Award from Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko, commander of the U. S. Army Public Health Command, at a ceremony Sept. 18 in the Aberdeen Proving Ground South chapel.

  • USAPHC lab capabilities enhanced to improve health protection

    Sep 12, 2014

    U.S. Army Public Health Command laboratories around the world will soon have additional molecular diagnostic equipment that strengthens their biosurveillance capabilities.

  • ORISE program benefits both Army and students

    Sep 12, 2014

    "There is no other summer internship opportunity quite like it," said Jacqueline Owens, management analyst and ORISE Program coordinator at the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

  • Tobacco Kills. Period.

    Sep 10, 2014

    In June Major League Baseball fans mourned the death of Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame outfielder and accomplished hitter. He died from salivary gland cancer, a form of oral cancer. Gwynn attributed his cancer to the smokeless tobacco that he used throughout his entire career. Most people know that tobacco can cause heart disease, stroke, cancer of the lung, liver, pancreas and bladder, and a host of other diseases. But most users don't consider what tobacco does to the site where they actually place it -- their mouth.

  • Staff ride emphasizes spiritual fitness, resiliency

    Sep 3, 2014

    Army Public Health Command employees participated in a staff ride held Aug. 28 that included a tour of many USAPHC buildings with information about their history.

  • 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.

  • Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

    Aug 29, 2014

    National Recovery Month is observed in September to raise awareness and educate communities about the prevention, treatment and recovery resources available for mental and substance abuse.

  • Preventing rabies during deployment

    Aug 29, 2014

    September 28 is World Rabies Day, a time to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts.

  • Post Leaders Stand Up For Wellness

    Aug 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As both a government entity and an employer of a 37,000-member workforce, Redstone Arsenal and its tenants are on the front line of the Army's commitment to ensuring a ready and resilient workforce among civilian employees.

  • Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

    Aug 25, 2014

    Modifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

  • Scientists discuss strategies for making Soldiers stronger at international conference

    Aug 23, 2014

    Improving the health and physical performance of Soldiers across the globe was the featured topic of the 3rd International Congress on Soldiers Physical Performance held in Boston Aug. 18--21.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • Fostering Progress through International Collaboration

    Aug 21, 2014

    Advancements in Soldier physical performance, international collaboration and the sharing of ideas and priorities for the futureā€¦those were the topics on the agenda of the 2014 3rd International Congress on Soldiers' Physical Performance roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 19, in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • RACH dietitians offer tasty changes for diners

    Aug 15, 2014

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital dietitians made changes at the hospital dining facility to offer healthier nutrition choices.

  • Partnerships enhance public health

    Aug 8, 2014

    As a global command, the U.S. Army Public Health Command is developing partnerships with organizations to help create healthy communities by collaborating in areas of shared interests.

  • 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.

  • Back-to-school time calls for vaccinations

    Aug 1, 2014

    Immunization is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their children's health.

  • Protect yourself from new-to-U.S. virus carried by mosquitoes

    Jul 29, 2014

    A virus called "chikungunya" carried by mosquitoes that are common in the continental United States is likely to appear in locations where Soldiers, Army civilians and their families work and live.

  • 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.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 10, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Army Leader tests the Performance Triad

    Jul 3, 2014

    Lt. Col. Theresa Saville, deputy chief of the Patient Administration Division (PAD) with the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG), U.S. Army in Falls Church, Va., has been implementing the principles of the Performance Triad into her daily routine.

  • The Role of Partnerships in Health Risk Communication: Advancing Patient-Centered Care

    Jul 2, 2014

    Army Medicine has implemented health risk communication practices over the past year that have helped foster an environment of enhanced partnerships. The command position for health risk communication in 2014 will be to increase senior leader and subject-matter-expert understanding of, and support for, partnership-based risk communication and application of more evidence-based communication principles that benefit all patients, and supports the Army's vision of a more "Ready and Resilient" force.

  • Build safety into summer fun

    Jul 1, 2014

    Summer fun could be hindered by unintentional accidents if people do not make safety a priority.

  • Protect your eyes in sports--just like you do in combat

    Jul 1, 2014

    Players of any sport with potential to cause eye injury should wear protective eyewear designed for that sport.

  • Permethrin-treated uniforms protect against lethal diseases

    Jul 1, 2014

    The Army combat uniform with permethrin protects Soldiers from insect and tick-borne diseases while in garrison, training and non-combat deployed environments.

  • Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

    Jun 25, 2014

    Sugar is being called "the new tobacco." Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and other chronic diseases in the U.S.

  • USAPHC mentors prepare next generation of leaders

    Jun 11, 2014

    Public Health Command scientists mentor students from local high school.

  • Public Health Command employee enjoys unique opportunities in leadership development program

    Jun 11, 2014

    Jessica Brockmeyer is one of only 63 civilians from across the Department of Defense to complete the prestigious Executive Leadership Development Program, or ELDP. The program provides participants with a joint and interagency training and leader development experience.

  • Should I eat this? ECBC works to increase food safety

    Jun 10, 2014

    The US Army Public Health Command recently completed a project with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at APG to demonstrate the use of a Mass Spectrometry Proteomics Method to identify and classify bacterial pathogens in food.

  • 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.

  • Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    May 30, 2014

    A device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.

  • Fighting suicide: spotlight on male Soldiers

    May 30, 2014

    June is Men's Health Month and an opportunity to focus on our male Soldiers.

  • Protect your natural body armor this summer

    May 30, 2014

    You and your family can still enjoy the great outdoors this summer while protecting yourselves from excess risks associated with sun exposure if you simply take a few precautions.

  • Post-retirement weight gain--fact or fiction?

    May 30, 2014

    Approximately half of the Army retirees whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index that classified them as obese.

  • Be part of the System for Health

    May 29, 2014

    Health is personal and each of us defines it in our own way. Health is more than the absence of illness; achieving better health means taking a proactive approach to your well-being. This includes quality sleep, regular activity, and good nutrition. Combined, these elements make up the Army Performance Triad and can apply to everyone!

  • Army program encourages healthy lifestyles

    May 29, 2014

    Public Health Command is launching a new initiative to help Soldiers, family members, retirees and Army civilian employees develop healthier lifestyles.

  • Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system

    May 28, 2014

    Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.


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