June 11, 2018
Military Doctors Conduct Infectious Diseases Training in Panama
PANAMA CITY, 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
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. —
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
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
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
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. —
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
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —
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
FALLS CHURCH, Va. —
Requests for custom prosthetic attachments were fulfilled by the 3-D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.