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  • Army Research Institute develops app for acute mountain sickness

    Apr 25, 2016

    The Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness Management System app.

  • Following rape, 'runner' rather than 'victim' defines survivor's identity

    Apr 21, 2016

    Monika Korra was raped in December 2009, after leaving a party with her friends.

  • Green Beret returns to service after amputation

    Apr 19, 2016

    A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could strike a deadly blow against him and his team.

  • Giving all they can: Army Family boasts two Military Children of Year

    Apr 14, 2016

    For the past decade, the McIntyre-Brewer family has needed to be strong -- strong, resilient and hopeful. Strong as an Army family as Capt. Steven Brewer deployed for a total of 36 months. And strong emotionally as Brewer and his wife, Chelle, faced every parent's worst nightmare.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program

    Apr 11, 2016

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stands for Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- promotes garrison fitness and wellness programs available to Soldiers, Families, retirees and Civilians. This year's theme is "Trained. Willing. Able.," which highlights how the five campaign components enhance an individual's readiness.

  • Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

    Apr 6, 2016

    Retired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed conference room at Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit's open house, held in conjunction with March's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Her message: Resilience can help anyone get through something, especially catastrophic events.

  • Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

    Apr 4, 2016

    Since 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individual warfighters. Their goal is to create a 3-D full-anatomy avatar for any Soldier regardless of gender, shape or size.

  • Team Army set to excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games

    Mar 31, 2016

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) selected the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games. Army athletes will compete in eight sports against Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces teams June 15-21, 2016, at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Surgeon General shares secrets to leadership success

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen Nadja West, the highest-ranking female graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, says respect is a key to successful leadership.

  • Army's Research Institute conducts MRE study to improve gut health

    Mar 29, 2016

    USARIEM Military Nutrition Division's Meals, Ready to Eat and gut health study gives a whole new meaning to trusting your gut.

  • Tele-Behavioral Health, 'face-to-face' teleconferencing between health providers and patients

    Mar 28, 2016

    Following the Fort Hood shooting of April 2014, providers from the Warrior Resiliency Program sprang into action to provide crucial, immediate support to deal with the behavioral health concerns of Soldiers, civilians and family members directly impacted by the disaster. Without having to deploy providers to the scene, the WRP used video teleconferencing to bring providers "face-to-face" with those in need, providing more than 980 tele-behavioral health encounters, between April and June, for victims. This year, WRP reached an important milestone by exceeding 40,000 clinical TBH encounters since their 2010 program inception.

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • Health of Force report wakeup call for improving readiness

    Mar 22, 2016

    Obesity and overweight metrics, along with health indicators like tobacco use, injuries, substance abuse and the Performance Triad were among topics at a conference last week discussing the inaugural "Health of the Force" report.

  • Zika Virus and You

    Mar 22, 2016

    There is an ongoing outbreak of a mosquito borne viral illness called Zika in South America, the Caribbean and Central America, including the U.S. territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Honoring the Soldiers of the Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 20, 2016

    Over 6,600 marchers, including wounded warriors, a 10 year old and a 98 year old participated in the March 20 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, honoring those who endured the Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Performance Triad builds momentum, edges closer to Army-wide roll out

    Mar 14, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Getting Soldiers the proper equipment to fight the nation's wars takes considerable time and effort. The same is true when it comes to equipping them for the Performance Triad program, which continues to push toward an Army-wide roll out.

  • Army Soldier and Veteran Athletes Team Up for 2016 Invictus Games

    Mar 9, 2016

    The Army announced the Soldier and Veteran athletes who will represent the U.S. military and compete in the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, May 8-12. The Games will take place at the Walt Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured military personnel. The U.S. team will include active duty and veteran athletes from all U.S. military services and the Special Operations Command.

  • Wounded Warrior get on track at Army Trials

    Mar 7, 2016

    Twice a day more than 20 runners train at Fort Bliss' Stout Track where they push their bodies to run faster and farther preparing for the Army Trials set to take place here March 6-10.

  • A PTSD knockout

    Mar 7, 2016

    After firing off a medley of artillery rounds, a 19-year-old kid from Brooklyn, New York, set off with his convoy traversing the very area they had just fired on. It was during the Gulf War that Fuentes was first introduced to the realities of post-traumatic stress disorder, but it would be decades before he felt comfortable seeking help and finding an effective outlet for the barrage of intense thoughts and emotions. But in the beginning, it was a different Army then.

  • Army Trials athletes learn to manage energy, increase mental focus

    Mar 3, 2016

    Athletes need to achieve and maintain a certain level of energy to be able to compete and perform at their best when it matters most. Knowing how to manage your energy is even more important for the wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans participating in the 2016 Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Are you getting enough ZZZs? Sleep like a baby with these top tips

    Mar 1, 2016

    It is time to tackle the epidemic no one talks about - lack of sleep! There are many things YOU can change to naturally increase the amount and quality of your sleep.

  • Eating right, reduce the risk of chronic disease

    Mar 1, 2016

    Eating right is an important part of feeling and looking your best. Also, healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools you have to reduce your risk of chronic disease.

  • Soldiers getting junctional tourniquet designed to save lives

    Mar 1, 2016

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate command within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is fielding a new junctional tourniquet designed to save Warfighters from dying on the battlefield after injuries to the groin or armpit area. Since the devices are one-time-use items, the new junctional tourniquet can be supplied with the bag (NSN with molle bag: 6515-01-646-2617), or separately with the tourniquet on its own (NSN without molle bag: 6515-01-618-7475). Being able to order and field the tourniquet without the bag for those who already have a carrying case will help the Army avoid unnecessary costs and logistical burden.

  • Journey to Army Trials

    Mar 1, 2016

    Fort Bliss, Texas - For Spc. Stephanie Morris, participating at Army Trials 2016 is about more than just competition. It's a way for her to honor her friends and those Soldiers from her unit who died when they were hit by indirect fire in Afghanistan on June 18, 2013.

  • 'Never give up, never quit'

    Feb 29, 2016

    "Don't pity me," retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills told hundreds of Soldiers who came to listen to the 82nd Airborne Division Soldier who lost portions of both arms and legs and nearly his life in Afghanistan four years ago.

  • Corps of Engineers launches safety campaign, 'Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourn'

    Feb 23, 2016

    To heighten awareness for the use of life jackets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently launched a new water safety campaign titled "Life Jackets Worn ... Nobody Mourns."

  • Science is brewing at Natick - Early research sets foundation for advances

    Feb 19, 2016

    A chemical engineer is at the heart of NSRDEC's early research to improve Soldier health and performance.

  • Army scientists begin first MERS vaccine clinical trial

    Feb 18, 2016

    Army scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started vaccinations yesterday in the first clinical trial to test the safety and immune response in people of a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS.

  • Corps keeps public water clean naturally

    Feb 17, 2016

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has an inter-agency program in place that helps keep New York City's drinking water clean and safe. Recently one of the program's projects was successfully completed in the Town of Walton, New York. The project is protecting drinking water and also sustaining this rural community.

  • Researchers mitigate Soldier stressors with science

    Feb 16, 2016

    Army researchers are trying to better understand the types of stress Soldiers could encounter in combat that might cause degraded performance. They are also looking into ways to mitigate those stress factors, said Dr. Mike LaFiandra.

  • Marathon prep like training for war, says Olympian

    Feb 15, 2016

    "A marathon is like a war," said Maj. Dan Browne, a 2004 U.S. Olympic runner and member of the Oregon Army National Guard. There is a lot of planning, preparation and training, as well as qualifying races to compete in before the marathon. The amount of training is comparable to readying Soldiers for combat.

  • Army surgeon general receives third star

    Feb 10, 2016

    The Army formally welcomed the service's 44th surgeon general Tuesday and promoted Nadja Y. West to lieutenant general. She became the Army's first black woman to hold the rank and the highest-ranking woman of any race to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.

  • Army researches military retirees in ongoing weight-loss study

    Feb 5, 2016

    Making healthy New Year's resolutions is easy. Following them is hard. This year for military retirees, however, there's a new option for learning healthier lifestyles.

  • Zika Virus - What is it? What can you do?

    Feb 5, 2016

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than twenty-five other countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

    Jan 15, 2016

    When most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.

  • New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

    Jan 7, 2016

    The Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, health coaching, biofeedback (stress reduction), general wellness classes, unit briefings and unit assessments.

  • TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

    Jan 6, 2016

    Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most copays for prescription drugs at home delivery and retail network pharmacies will increase slightly.

  • New residential treatment program opens in San Antonio

    Jan 5, 2016

    Overcoming addictions is the mission of the new program on San Antonio Military Medical Center's 7W. Called the Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Program, the chief of the unit, Army Maj. Sandra Shelmerdine, explained the rigorous six-week program designed to help patients overcome their addictions to alcohol or illicit drug use.

  • Hospital leaders reverse cycle to better connect with staff, patients

    Jan 5, 2016

    Brooke Army Medical Center leaders are adjusting their schedules to ensure they're connecting with staff and patients from dusk till dawn.

  • Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

    Jan 4, 2016

    Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

  • U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

    Dec 29, 2015

    A career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more than two-and-a-half decades later.

  • 2015 marks enormous advances for women

    Dec 28, 2015

    Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first African-American female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties to women.

  • Fort Greely Army Medical Home opens

    Dec 28, 2015

    Fort Greely residents celebrated the official opening of the Fort Greely Army Medical Home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a standing room only crowd, Dec. 15.

  • 2015 banner year for Army medicine

    Dec 23, 2015

    Army medical researchers continued to make great strides during 2015 in new technologies designed to save lives, reduce injuries and improve Soldier physical performance.

  • Children graduate from Drug Abuse Resistance Education

    Dec 23, 2015

    Students, parents and teachers gathered in the gymnasium of Ware Elementary Dec. 16 to celebrate the pledge of a lifetime 5th grade students made to themselves and everyone. They pledged to stay drug free.

  • Medical experts look beyond drugs for sleep solutions

    Dec 21, 2015

    One in 20 active-duty Soldiers are on sleep medications, according to the Army Office of the Surgeon General "Health of the Force" report released this month. "These Soldiers are less likely to be medically ready to deploy," the report cautions.

  • Army Medical releases 'Health of Force' report card

    Dec 18, 2015

    This month, Army Medical Command released the first-ever Health of the Force report. The report provides a snapshot of the health of active-duty Soldiers on all major U.S.-based installations in 2014.

  • Rested Soldiers perform better in battle, experts say

    Dec 17, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Alonzo Howard said he has but one regret: that he didn't know the effects sleep deprivation have on combat effectiveness

  • Doctor comforts patients through music

    Dec 17, 2015

    The patient was just too agitated to stay in his bed. A World War II veteran with dementia, he kept changing out of his gown and trying to leave the inpatient floor. Capt. Edwin Choi, the doctor on call, couldn't give him a sedative - it wouldn't react well with the man's dementia - but what he could do was play the guitar for him. So he spent an hour strumming classical music tunes as well as the songs of John Denver, the Beatles, the Eagles, and the Penguins, until the 82-year-old veteran fell asleep.

  • Army directive provides more accommodation to breastfeeding Soldiers during field training

    Dec 17, 2015

    New Army policy provides more prescriptive guidance to commanders pertaining to their support of Soldiers who choose to continue breastfeeding or express milk upon returning to duty.

  • Researchers evaluate true effects of hearing loss for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    Army Medicine audiology researchers are studying how hearing loss affects Soldier performance on the battlefield, giving commanders a better understanding of real-world limitations, and helping create a new, more realistic, standard for hearing profiles.

  • Horoho relinquishes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 3, 2015

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho relinquished command of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dec. 3, after serving four years in command.

  • Soldiers take reins of their recovery

    Nov 19, 2015

    Transitioning warriors have a plethora of activities to choose from in the Soldier Adaptive Reconditioning Program, but only one involves a 1,000-pound animal.

  • Soldiers compete for spots on Team USA for Olympic rugby debut

    Nov 13, 2015

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are vying for spots on the Team USA rugby sevens squad, which will compete when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

  • Nurse-athlete conquers cancer, readies for elite marathon

    Nov 10, 2015

    Cancer may have taken her ability to run, but Capt. Kelly Elmlinger refused to let that slow her down.

  • Beating the battle of the bulge: Tips to avoid holiday weight gain

    Oct 29, 2015

    How can people beat this battle of the bulge? Kenner Army Health Clinic recommends gain knowledge, not weight, this holiday season. Check out the tips you can follow to avoid holiday weight gain.

  • Mobile health app helps Fort Rucker stay resilient, healthy

    Oct 22, 2015

    Do you know where to find running trails around Fort Rucker? How about where Bible studies are located? Did you know there is a 5K coming up soon? What about the operational hours for the post library? These are questions many may have when first arriving to Fort Rucker. Now there is a mobile app for your smartphone or tablet devices that can answer all of these questions and more.

  • Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers

    Oct 22, 2015

    Using illegal drugs puts a person in an immediate "life or death" situation, said George Suber, a prevention coordinator for the Army Substance Abuse Program on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • McHugh signs directive regarding breastfeeding, lactation support

    Oct 6, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh has approved Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy).

  • Cancer claims crusader against veteran suicides

    Oct 5, 2015

    A retired Army major, who had devoted the final months of his life to raise awareness of veteran suicides, died of colon cancer after a long, courageous fight.

  • Army Medical Command supports National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Sep 22, 2015

    Army Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries may be at risk when unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription medications are present in the household.

  • Global warming: Army health readiness concern?

    Sep 22, 2015

    Climate change might be the most significant threat facing the Army's health readiness in the future, one Army science advisor said.

  • Military, civilian health care executives aim for increased collaboration

    Sep 15, 2015

    A group of 35 senior military and civilian health care executives gathered at the Cedarbrook Lodge for the Puget Sound Health Care Executive Roundtable, Sept. 10-11.

  • Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded

    Sep 11, 2015

    A retired major general has high praise for the health care provider he oversaw more than two decades ago.

  • Summit aims to put brain injuries on level with post-9/11 trauma care

    Sep 11, 2015

    There's a system of joint trauma care now from the battlefield all the way to Walter Reed or Brooke Army Medical Center. That same type of system is needed for traumatic brain injury, a medical expert said.

  • Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers' health

    Sep 10, 2015

    After 17 hours without sleep, response time has been shown to be equivalent to a person with a blood alcohol content of .05 percent and 24 hours awake translates to a blood alcohol concentration of .10 percent, which is more than legally drunk.

  • Musicians bring healing to wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2015

    Volunteers from the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" are using their musical skills to help their fellow service members cope with mental and physical challenges.

  • Army works to prevent suicide through education, intervention

    Sep 3, 2015

    Every day, not just World Suicide Prevention Day, is the time to speak up and talk about suicide prevention safely to make a positive impact on our mental health and well-being.

  • Natick scientists investigate ways to help Soldiers recover from stress

    Sep 2, 2015

    Soldiers can't avoid stress, but researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are leading a study to investigate ways to help Soldiers increase their cognitive resilience under stress.

  • Womack Army Medical Center babies save lives through cord blood donation

    Sep 1, 2015

    Superheroes are born at Womack Army Medical Center, or WAMC, every day. Within 30 seconds of taking their first breath, these babies have potentially saved someone else's life by donating cord blood.

  • Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit

    Sep 1, 2015

    A new law going into effect Oct. 1, 2015, requires most TRICARE beneficiaries to get brand name maintenance drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a military pharmacy. If beneficiaries keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs, they will have to pay the full cost. Active duty service members are exempt from the law's requirement.

  • Brain trauma experts talk impact, emerging care options

    Aug 28, 2015

    The health and longevity of the human brain took center stage at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium during a media roundtable event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Aug. 19, featuring several of the country's premier experts on traumatic brain injury.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

    Aug 26, 2015

    During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of traumatic brain injury with staff from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, Aug. 7.

  • Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

    Aug 24, 2015

    A team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick, Maryland, are working to eliminate heat-related injuries to military service members.

  • Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

    Aug 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

  • Leaders strive to keep Soldiers safe from heat injuries

    Aug 11, 2015

    Heat is one of the highest risks any Soldier will face here on Fort Benning, said Jill Carlson, safety director for the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Eisenhower surgeons add sophisticated new tool to toolbox

    Aug 10, 2015

    A long-standing technique preferred in most cases over open surgeries, laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive surgery, sometimes called bandaid surgery or keyhole surgery. It is a surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions. The system went into regular use at Eisenhower Army Medical Center late last month.

  • Combat Rations Database receives update

    Aug 10, 2015

    The Combat Rations Database unveiled earlier this year is already receiving updates designed to make the website more useful to warfighters, military dietitians, food service officers and leaders.

  • Health and nutrition program enhancing ARSOF Soldiers from the inside

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Special Operations Forces are regarded as the Army's elite fighting force, armed with some of the best warriors this nation has to offer. The Army invests time, money and resources into training these select individuals to become masters of their craft. However, given the potential hazards of the daily lives of Special Operations Forces, the Army decided to test a new fitness, health and nutrition program tailored to their fitness and nutritional needs.

  • Protection against infectious diseases

    Aug 3, 2015

    Vaccines against disease are said to be one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century. Although these are seen as major achievements in health and wellness around the world, the discussion about vaccines continues.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • Army hospital earns fourth 'Most Wired' honor for technology innovation

    Jul 16, 2015

    For the fourth consecutive year, San Antonio Military Medical Center has been named one of the nation's "Most Wired" medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center performs first robot-aided pediatric surgery

    Jul 14, 2015

    A 2-year-old boy has a shot at a better quality of life, thanks to a robot and a few skilled surgeons at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • 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.

  • Leaders go 'Suits to Scrubs' to improve patient care

    Jul 6, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center's nurse leaders are trading their uniforms for scrubs each month to join their staff on the hospital frontlines.

  • FDA clears new traumatic brain injury assessment device

    Jun 25, 2015

    A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians assess mildly-presenting head trauma patients.

  • 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.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Fast: Outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

    May 20, 2015

    Maneuver Soldiers, leaders, and formations that are "fast" have the ability to outmaneuver their enemies - physically and cognitively. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is working hard to develop maneuver forces that are "fast," as well as smart, lethal and precise. Forces that are smart, fast, lethal, and precise are the centerpiece of future maneuver and are the key ingredient to enable the Army to "Win in a Complex World."

  • Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon

    May 20, 2015

    Providing assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating suffering and helping to maintain civic services. U.S. Southern Command's Task Force Northstar, in partnership with El Salvador and Colombia, participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, May 11-15, as a part of Beyond the Horizon 2015, providing various types of medical care to the people of Ciudad Arce and the surrounding areas at the MEDRETE site.

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • Tiny device could save lives on battlefield

    May 15, 2015

    Getting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize triage," said Lt. Col. Robert Carter. In other words, it could lower casualties in the first few minutes dramatically.

  • Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

    May 5, 2015

    Tai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country.

  • Army Reservists provide medical support in El Salvador

    Apr 20, 2015

    More than 30 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve provided critical medical services to locals at multiple locations in El Salvador April 13-17. Working in conjunction with personnel from El Salvador, Canada and Brazil, the medical professionals provided thousands of Salvadorans with much-needed vaccinations, dental work, optometry and more.

  • Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

    Apr 17, 2015

    There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.