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Reclaiming your life is purpose of PTSD program

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6/8/2016
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Brooke Army Medical Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder program launched two years ago to offer short-term, focused care to service members with PTSD

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Heroes of Military Medicine take the stage at D.C. ceremony

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5/6/2016
At the Heroes of Military Medicine ceremony Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., honorees Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky and Capt. Ferris Butler share the stage with Annemarie Orr, Kelly McGaughey, Lt. Col. Kyle Potter and Art Molnar.

A combination of military medical professionals and civilian and military patients were honored Thursday, May 5, 2016, during the Heroes of Military Medicine Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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During Nurses Week, Nurse Advice Line emphasizes value to moms in the military

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5/4/2016
With staffing by nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Nurse Advice Line puts medical advice as close as the nearest phone for military personnel and their families.

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), read more about how the Nurse Advice Line is helping new moms in the military.

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59th MDW ECMO team: Delivering life saving medical care across the globe

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5/3/2016
Members of the 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation transport team connect a patient to an ECMO system for transport from Lafayette General Medical Center, Louisiana, to San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

The global Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation team is bedded down at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on nearby JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

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TRICARE Facts and Figures

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4/20/2016
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Military Health System Facts & Figures

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Patient Centered Practice Hours

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This memorandum encourages Air Force military treatment facilities to establish more patient-centered clinic hours.

DHA Medical Logistics ensures right materials are available for the right care

Article
4/12/2016
Medical logistics is an important piece in the continuum of care for warfighters, retirees and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Tatro)

Defense Health Agency Medical Logistics system considers patient needs above costs, while still searching for the best bargains for our tax dollars

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MHS must ‘recapture’ care from civilian health providers

Article
3/29/2016
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency

Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, spoke before the Society of American GastroIntestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual conference in Boston

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USS Eisenhower medical team performs shipboard surgery

Article
3/29/2016
An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

USS Eisenhower has full surgery capabilities and a surgical team for emergencies

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SAMMC’s trauma mission benefits San Antonio, medical readiness

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3/15/2016
San Antonio Military Medical Center personnel provide care to a trauma patient in the Emergency Department. SAMMC is one of two Level I Trauma Center’s in the city of San Antonio and the one Level I Trauma Center in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

San Antonio Military Medical Center’s emergency department is one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in south Texas

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DoD, VA kick off interagency effort for coordination of complex care

Article
2/26/2016
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The DoD and VA announced an ongoing effort to ease the transition for service members requiring complex care management as they transition from the DoD system of health care to the VA, or within each system

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New telehealth program pilot tests ability to improve patient access, Soldier readiness

Article
2/23/2016
In a demonstration of the Telehealth process at Fort Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, clinical staff nurse Army Lt. Maxx P. Mamula examines mock patient Army Master Sgt. Jason H. Alexander using a digital external ocular camera.

The Army recently launched a new program to measure the impact of technology on the time non-urgent care patients spend in busy emergency centers

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Army provides dental care, education to local village

Article
2/16/2016
Army Capt. Bryan Hays, 403rd Civil Affair Battalion Dental Cell Officer in Charge, examines the teeth of a Djiboutian child in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti. The dental civic action program is part of U.S. Africa Command’s humanitarian civil assistance program, which aims to provide emergency dental procedures as well as basic extractions and dental education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)

The dental civic action program (DENTCAP), aims to provide emergency dental procedures, basic extractions and dental education

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Eglin hospital delivers unprecedented, complete cardiac care

Article
2/10/2016
Air Force Lt. Col. (Dr.) Maria Lahti, the 96th Medical Operations Squadron’s chief cardiologist, manipulates a catheter under X-ray into a patient’s heart’s arteries during a cardiac catheterization.

Eglin’s hospital uses new capability - the cardiac catheterization

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Army physicians use creative solutions to treat child

Article
2/10/2016
Payton Hanson with his care team: Army Capt. Macy Marshall, David Jones, Army Capt. Theresa Suggs, Lacy Smith, Army Pvt. Alexander Guess at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

Doctors were at a loss for how to treat the wounds that had been plaguing their young patient

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