15 Search Results for Battlefield Acupuncture
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - For many servicemembers, pain is an accepted consequence of military service.
With pharmacists from across the DoD and VA clamoring for spots in the Clinical Pharmacy Course at Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDCS) in Fort Sam Houston, TX, organizers offered back-to-back programs this spring, with another scheduled for August.
The military health system has taken a leading position with the availability and usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)W.
A year ago, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rolled out new restrictions on hydrocodone-based painkillers, creating a painful situation for many veterans.
WASHINGTON - Trauma-related pain – both acute and chronic -- has always been a universal problem among war-injured troops.
“There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.” – Josh Billings (1818-1885) Newly retired Air Force colonel and columnist, Harriet Hall MD, also known as the “The... View Article
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. Tryon Edwards (1809-1894)
The Department of Defense recently underwent an internal review of opioid use within three major military treatment facilities through the Inspector General office. The report remains preliminary and has not yet been released to the... View Article
VA clinicians and their patients might find themselves in a difficult position related to proposed opioid prescribing guidelines from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By Jonathan Woodson, MD, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Technology advances — particularly the use of telemedicine — continue to change how Americans receive their healthcare, where they receive their healthcare and the... View Article
WASHINGTON - The use of opioids has slightly decreased in the military, an Army official told lawmakers last month.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ― Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) I do my best to avoid touching on editorial themes I find interesting in subsequent months. Last month, I touched on the incursion of medical... View Article
I recently returned from another medical training mission (our fifth annual visit) in Vietnam. These missions are tremendously valuable for training my fellowship and resident physicians on how to educate and function in challenging medical... View Article
The management of combat trauma pain with morphine and other opioid medications and the introduction of battlefield anesthesia was a tremendous medical breakthrough for wounded warriors and military medicine. The first American use of battlefield... View Article
PENTAGOn—The Army’s top doctor says leaders are embarking on efforts to standardize pain management across the Army. In May, a pain task force appointed by Lt Gen Army Surgeon General Eric Schoomaker, MD, released a... View Article