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June 11, 2018

Military Doctors Conduct Infectious Diseases Training in Panama

A team of U.S. military doctors, public health specialists and members of other career fields participated in infectious diseases training in Panama during Exercise New Horizons.

May 17, 2018

New Surgical Technique Saves Airmen’s Eyesight, Careers

For patients with the progressive eye diseases keratoconus and corneal ectasia, the odds of their careers ending prematurely changed dramatically recently, when an innovative laser surgery called collagen crosslinking was performed.

May 9, 2018

Remembering Nurses’ Contributions to Military Medicine

Nurses have been caring for American service members on and off the battlefield since the Revolutionary War. Through the generations, the number of women and men serving as military nurses has continued to grow. The contribution, sacrifice and bravery of these military and civilian medical professionals are recognized during National Nurses Week.

Jan. 16, 2018

DoD, FDA Partner to Develop Medical Products for Warfighters

The Defense Department and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint pilot program to prioritize efficiently developing safe and effective medical products to save the lives of U.S. warfighters.

Dec. 13, 2017

Congressional Support Needed for TBI Research, Doctor Says

The Defense Department’s director of military health policy and oversight said continued congressional support for traumatic brain injury treatment and diagnosis will enable further research, clinical innovations and focus on military readiness.

Nov. 30, 2017

Doctors Use Cutting-Edge Research at Navy Hospital

The traumatic brain injury clinic at Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Naval Health Research Center at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are developing and using cutting-edge research to better help service members, their family members and retirees.

Nov. 29, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Seeks to Build Generation of Lifesavers

Ghana-born Air Force Senior Airman Selina N. Okyere has one goal in her life: to teach the whole nation of Ghana to know basic lifesaving skills. That's no small undertaking. Ghana, which is about the size of Oregon, has a population of close to 29 million people. But for Okyere, this goal is personal. She was born in Ghana.

Nov. 16, 2017

Brain Injury Sufferers Find Benefits in Music Therapy Program

Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a music therapy program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department.

Nov. 9, 2017

RAND Corp. Study Gives Top Ratings to DoD Nonmedical Counseling

The RAND Corp. issued its comprehensive study of the Defense Department’s nonmedical counseling resources and the programs had a solid rate of success, Military Community and Family Policy officials said.

Nov. 7, 2017

3-D Printing Technology Helps Wounded Warriors

Requests for custom prosthetic attachments were fulfilled by the 3-D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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