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Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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CDC Funds New Studies Addressing the Health Concerns of Gulf War Veterans

Publication
11/10/1997

This press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces two new cooperative agreements to conduct studies of illnesses among Persian Gulf War veterans.

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Special Report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illness

Publication
11/8/1997

Statement by the President: Special Report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illness

HA 97-064: Policy for Military Health Services System Office Automation. This policy is superseded by 2000 Guidance.

Policy

Policy for Military Health Services System Office Automation. This policy is superseded by 2000 Guidance.

  • Identification #: HA 97-064
  • Date: 8/25/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-065: Policy on Active Duty member Requests for Non-Emergency Dental Services From Civilian Providers

Policy

Policy on Active Duty member Requests for Non-Emergency Dental Services From Civilian Providers

  • Identification #: HA 97-065
  • Date: 8/25/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

Memorandum of Understanding: U.S. Army MEDCOM and VA Partering Initiative

Policy

This agreement between the United States Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) establishes a partnering initiative to seek and obtain increased efficiencies through joint acquisitions and materiel management actions. The agreement initially focuses on four major areas: joint procurements. readiness support, automation, integration, and technical exchange/sharing programs. It outlines procedural requirements and commitments, along with establishing expected benefits and quality indicators of success. Additional areas will be identified as the Memorandum of Understanding is implemented.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 8/21/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-062: Policy Memorandum on Establishment of TRICARE Outpatient Clinics

Policy

Policy Memorandum on Establishment of TRICARE Outpatient Clinics

  • Identification #: HA 97-062
  • Date: 8/20/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-061: Policy on Reporting Dental Workload and Diagnostic Data

Policy

Policy on Reporting Dental Workload and Diagnostic Data

  • Identification #: HA 97-061
  • Date: 8/14/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-060: Policy for MHSS AIS Performance Standards

Policy

Policy for MHSS AIS Performance Standards

  • Identification #: HA 97-060
  • Date: 8/12/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-059: Policy on Conducting Pharmacy Price Analysis

Policy

Policy on Conducting Pharmacy Price Analysis

  • Identification #: HA 97-059
  • Date: 8/8/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-058: Policy for Active Duty Claims Processing at Overseas Locations

Policy

Policy for Active Duty Claims Processing at Overseas Locations

  • Identification #: HA 97-058
  • Date: 7/16/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-057: Policy for Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) Eligibility Checking Requirement

Policy

Policy for Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) Eligibility Checking Requirement

  • Identification #: HA 97-057
  • Date: 7/11/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-055: Clinical Reengineering: Policy for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in Direct Care Clinical Practice

Policy

Clinical Reengineering: Policy for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in Direct Care Clinical Practice

  • Identification #: HA 97-055
  • Date: 6/20/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-054: Policy for the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996

Policy

Policy for the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996

  • Identification #: HA 97-054
  • Date: 6/18/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

97-056: Policy Clarification Letter - Long-Haul and Regional Telecommunications Systems and Services for the Department of Defense (DoD)

Policy

Policy Clarification Letter - Long-Haul and Regional Telecommunications Systems and Services for the Department of Defense (DoD)

  • Identification #: HA 97-056
  • Date: 6/16/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A

HA 97-053: Policy on Changes in Services Provided at Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities

Policy

Policy on Changes in Services Provided at Medical and Dental Treatment Facilities

  • Identification #: HA 97-053
  • Date: 6/16/1997
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: N/A
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