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Virtual medicine will be norm in future crises, says health chief

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10/25/2016
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 future battlespace may be contested to such a degree that medevacs may be impossible and field hospitals, much less forward operating bases, may not be located nearby

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Air Force, Army team save lives at the DoD’s only Level 1 trauma center

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10/11/2016
Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Kjell Ballard, emergency room resident, asks a patient to make the OK sign to check mobility of the fingers at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Serving 20 counties in the Texas region, the SAMMC Emergency Department treats roughly 200 patients a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Defense Department, the medical facility is equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries

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TRICARE expands access to mental health care, substance use disorder treatment

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9/29/2016
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Significant improvements to TRICARE's mental health benefit being implemented

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Cochlear implant opens up the world for Army colonel

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9/22/2016
Dr. Elizabeth Searing (right) makes initial adjustments via a computer to Lt. Col. James Morrison's cochlear implant. Dr. April Luxner, an audiologist with Cochlear Corporation, was on hand to witness Morrison's reactions to hearing with his right ear after 12 years of deafness. (U.S. Army photo by Jeff Troth)

In the past 12 years, Army Lt. Col. James Morrison has seen ear, head and neck, and neurology specialists at the six posts where he was stationed

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Nurse Advice Line serves as important tool for suicide prevention

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9/21/2016
Army Private 1st Class Luselys Lugardo, a soldier assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard, poses in front of a shattered mirror for a portrait. The shattered glass represents the way suicide hurts families, friends and coworkers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

There are many resources to help service members and their families in dealing with suicide. The Nurse Advice Line is one more tool to use.

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Nurse Advice Line

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9/16/2016
Nurse Advice Line

You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can answer your urgent care questions, help you find a doctor, schedule next-day appointments at military hospitals and clinics and more.

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Survival rates improving for Soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Article
8/26/2016
About 92 percent of Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive. Soldiers in a tactical critical care evacuation team prepare for a patient transfer mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun East, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marleah Miller)

About 92 percent of Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive

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Research innovations improve en route care

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8/10/2016
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Erin Trueblood (center) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Hernandez, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Enroute Patient Staging Facility medical technicians, help load a patient onto a C-17 Globemaster III, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The patients was enroute to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, to receive a higher level of care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlos J. Treviño)

The Combat Casualty Care Research Program at Fort Detrick, Maryland, is dedicated to constantly finding new ways to improve en route care through research and development

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Defense Health Agency: A Joint, Integrated Premier System of Health

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8/2/2016

This brochure describes the Defense Health Agency, its mission and includes resources for more information.

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Texas Guardsmen contribute to medical relief effort

Article
7/22/2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Brett Ringger, optometrist , 136th Medical Group, Texas Air National Guard, examines a patient  during the Greater Chenango Cares Innovative Readiness Training in Cortland, New York. The IRT provided medical care to patients at no cost, as well as eye examinations and glasses on site. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert)

The joint training exercise allows for service members to practice their skills in preparation for wartime operations while also providing a needed service to underserved communities

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Maxillofacial prosthodontics brings normalcy to wounded patients

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7/20/2016
Air Force Maj. Stephen Cherrington (right), 59th Dental Group maxillofacial prosthodontist, checks the fitting of retired Army Master Sgt. Todd Nelson’s prosthetic ear at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Disfigured by circumstances while abroad or at home, maxillofacial prosthodontics gives wounded warriors, veterans and civilians a chance at living a normal life

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National Intrepid Center zeroes in on traumatic brain injury

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7/19/2016
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a directorate of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., helps active duty, reserve, and National Guard members and their families manage their traumatic brain injuries and accompanying psychological health conditions through diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, outpatient clinical care, and TBI research.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a directorate of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, helps active duty, reserve, and National Guard members and their families manage their traumatic brain injuries

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Centering Pregnancy offers new approach to prenatal care

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6/24/2016
A couple attends a Centering Pregnancy group. Centering Pregnancy provides health assessment, education, and support for expectant parents, in a group setting facilitated by a clinician. This community approach to care allows participants to receive conventional obstetrics care and additional services such as lactation consulting and nutrition guidance- all in one setting. (Department of Defense photo by Reese Brown)

Centering Pregnancy meetings provide health assessment, education and support in a group setting facilitated by a clinician

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Walter Reed announces pilot program as part of Organ Summit

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6/14/2016
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Kidney paired donation is a transplant option for candidates who have a living donor who is medically able, but cannot donate a kidney to their intended candidate because they are incompatible

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Reclaiming your life is purpose of PTSD program

Article
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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