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Air Force

Improvements Made to Tracking Mild TBI Documentation

WASHINGTON, DC— The Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) electronic medical record systems are being upgraded to help providers better document mild TBI patient data in theater. The MC4 system is used in... View Article

2011 Issues

Research Needed on Stress in Combat Medics

BETHESDA, MD—Where do you find resiliency as a healer and a soldier? As the role of combat medics becomes more and more important to the increasing survival rate of combat casualties, that is a question... View Article

2011 Issues

Military Challenged to Provide Far-Forward Mental Health Care

BETHESDA, MD—For a handful of military mental health providers on the front lines, treating combat stress and trauma is an everyday occurrence. The military has begun to realize that the advice and care they furnish... View Article

2011 Issues

Researchers Identifying Gender Differences in Combat Trauma

BETHESDA, MD—Women comprise nearly 20-percent of the military. Many women, like their male counterparts, return from combat traumatized by the events they experienced. Researchers and healthcare providers are beginning to recognize that gender plays a... View Article

2011 Issues

NICoE Offers Holistic Approach to Psychological Care

WASHINGTON, DC—A holistic approach to care makes the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) unique in how it treats servicemembers with psychological issues. “We not only have things like acupuncture, but we try to take... View Article

Electronic Health Records

New Smart Phone Application Designed to Help Users Monitor Emotional Health

WASHINGTON, DC—Servicemembers, veterans, and their families will need to look no further than their smart phone for help in monitoring their emotional health. A new smart phone mobile application developed by DoD’s National Center for... View Article

Battlefield Medicine

Navy Seeks To Address Combat Stress Through Graphic Novel

WASHINGTON, DC—The Navy is seeking to help prepare its hospital corpsmen to deal with the psychological stresses of war through a new novel. The 200-page graphic novel produced by the Naval Health Research Center in... View Article

Battlefield Medicine

FDA Looking to Impact Preventable Medication Harm

SILVER SPRING, MD—“Patient safety is the primary responsibility of everyone who is involved in the healthcare system.” That is the philosophy that underlies FDA’s Safe Use Initiative and what Janet Woodcock, MD, director of the... View Article

Battlefield Medicine

Simulated Environments Help Prepare Veterans for Community Life

WASHINGTON, DC—The first design project Patricia Moore undertook was to build a touch-sensitive lamp for her grandfather, a veteran whose fingers were no longer able to grip and twist the switch on his lamp. Decades... View Article

Battlefield Medicine

Military and Civilian Researchers Look to Regenerative Medicine to Address Injuries

WASHINGTON, DC—Military and civilian researchers are embarking on efforts to develop regenerative therapies that could help injured servicemembers who survived the battlefield, but have sustained serious facial injuries. “The face is vulnerable on the battlefield... View Article

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Providers Discuss Addressing Pain in Servicemembers

WASHINGTON, DC—Not all pain is gain. Unmanaged chronic pain in injured servicemembers and veterans can lead to negative health effects that can last a lifetime, speakers said at an educational forum on pain management held... View Article

Department of Defense (DoD)

Program Aims to Help Injured Servicemembers Reach Their Goals

WASHINGTON, DC—One of the most difficult challenges that severely wounded servicemembers face is that they are physically and mentally changed after their war experience. Mentors in the Wounded Warrior Mentor Program, however, hope they can... View Article

Department of Defense (DoD)

Wounded Servicemembers Discuss Reintegration after Injury

WASHINGTON, DC—Injured servicemembers are often first confronted with the reality of reintegration when they are lying in a hospital bed. “It is a shock. All you can think about is ‘where are my guys? Are... View Article

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