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Brooke Army Medical Center Using New Robotic Guidance System for Spine Surgery

Article Around MHS
2/7/2023
Military medical personnel performing spinal surgery

Groundbreaking innovations at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) are taking spinal surgery to a whole new level. Hear from a surgeon and his patient about the incredible benefits of BAMC's new robotic guidance system.

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Research & Innovation | Health Care Technology

Frontline Expeditionary Dental Care is Near-Time Reality

Article Around MHS
1/26/2023
Field Portable Dental System

U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Warfighter Deployed Medical Systems is working to modernize several field deployable dental treatment systems to provide dental treatments to warfighters in a not-so typical way.

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Dental Health | Research & Innovation

U.S. Army Medical Laboratory Forges Relationship with Australian Defence Force Institute

Article Around MHS
1/25/2023
Military personnel in medical laoratory

American soldiers from the 1st Area Medical Laboratory were hosted by their counterparts at the Australian Defence Force Malaria and Infectious Disease Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Find out what was discussed at this meeting to strengthen critical relationships, save lives, and enable both sides' mission readiness.

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Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Health Readiness & Combat Support | Research & Innovation

DOD Aims to Shield Warfighters From Novel Biological Agents

Article Around MHS
1/11/2023
Military personnel in chemical cloud

Newer and more complicated biological battlefield threats are prompting the need for stronger countermeasures. We explain the DOD's new advances in medical countermeasures - including cutting edge technology and artificial intelligence - to keep the warfighters operational and combat ready.

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Research & Innovation | Chemical and Biological Exposures

Uniformed Services University Professor Develops Self-Diagnosis, Treatment Kit for Common Female Infections

Article Around MHS
1/4/2023
USU infographic with Dr. Elizabeth Kostas-Polston

It's a major research advancement in women's health and females serving in the U.S. military may soon have access to it. See how a new, self-diagnosis and self-treatment kit can help deployed women overseas or in austere environments.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Research & Innovation | Women's Health

Air Force Research Laboratory Launches Wearable Biomolecular Sensors Program

Article Around MHS
12/29/2022
Military personnel demonstrating a wearable human performance monitoring device

It's like an aircraft's "black box" - that Soldiers wear. Learn about the research collaboration that will literally "arm" warfighters with a sensor to track their well-being during critical missions, predicting performance and health issues before they occur.

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Research & Innovation | Health Care Technology

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Celebrates Opening of New Training Center

Article Around MHS
12/27/2022
Defense Threat Reduction Agency members

It's been eight years in the making! Now, learn more about this ceremonial culmination of a large, global collaboration toward preventing future disease outbreaks and biological threats.

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Research & Innovation | Building Partner Capacity and Interoperability | Biological Threat Reduction Program | Ebola

Tele-Critical Care Brings New Capability to Womack Army Medical Center

Article Around MHS
12/27/2022
Military medical personnel demonstrating new tele-critical care medicine

This groundbreaking new tool gives critically ill patients access to 24/7 monitoring by deploying medical experts who can get them help immediately. See how it works, and why military medical experts are calling it the fail-safe mechanism that cannot be underestimated.

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Telehealth Program | Health Care Technology | Research & Innovation

U.S. Army Medical Team Helps Smithsonian National Zoo to Protect Endangered Red Pandas

Article Around MHS
12/23/2022
Red panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

A U.S. Army medical team contributed to an investigation into the cause of death of a red panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. The findings will ultimately help to protect the endangered species.

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Research & Innovation

New Simulation Lab Comes to 22nd Medical Group

Article Around MHS
12/14/2022
Military medical personnel training on CAE apollo mannequin

The 22nd Medical Group unveiled a new simulation lab to provide airmen with hands-on training for future emergency situations on Nov. 30. At the source of the lab is a high-fidelity mannequin with a wide range of life-like features such as breathing, circulation, bleeding, fluid secretions, and speech to deliver realistic simulation-based emergency health care.

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Health Readiness Support | Research & Innovation

Physicians Perform First Surgery with New Robotics System

Article Around MHS
11/18/2022
Military medical personnel performs surgical procedure

Physicians with the 96th Medical Group completed the first robotic-assisted surgery at Eglin Air Force Base on Nov. 2 Using the unit’s new DaVinci Robotics System, the team performed a successful hernia repair operation.

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Research & Innovation

Collaboration Ensures Focus on Sustainment for New Army Medical Devices

Article Around MHS
11/4/2022
Military medical personnel testing vet x-ray device

Collaboration between U.S. Army medical materiel developers and sustainers means that new devices fielded to the warfighter not only provide the required capabilities, but also longevity and durability in the field, as well as value to the American taxpayer.

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Research & Innovation | Health Care Technology Management/Medical Devices

History of Navy Medicine's Research and Development Global Enterprise

Article Around MHS
11/2/2022
Historic image of the Naval Medical Research Institute

Before there was the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) there was the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI).

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Our History | Research & Innovation

Exoskeleton to Enhance Safety, Retention for Aerial Porters, Others

Article Around MHS
10/26/2022
Military personnel pushes exoskeleton robotic fitness machine

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation, or CRI, held an event Oct. 6 with the U.S. Air Force Reserve Commander’s 445th Airlift Wing for a robotics team to demonstrate the latest Forge System, a pneumatically powered exoskeleton that augments leg strength to reduce fatigue, increase endurance, and offset weight.

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Physical Fitness | Research & Innovation

Army Builds Tool to Save Lives at High Altitude

Article Around MHS
9/30/2022
Military researchers in the mountains of New Mexico

Mountain climbing is risky business. When unacclimatized individuals rapidly ascend to altitudes greater than 8,000 feet, they put themselves at risk for suffering from high-altitude illnesses. The addition of hard physical exercise, typical of a military mission, increases this level of risk. Detecting these illnesses prior to occurrence has the potential to save lives.

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Research & Innovation | Physical Fitness
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Last Updated: January 19, 2023
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