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Transformation of Combat Casualty Care, Advances in Military Healthcare Focus of New Book


Advances in medicine that dramatically improved warfighter survival and recovery in America’s most recent wars are the focus of a new book, “Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan,”...
27-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Military Medical Officers Save Woman’s Life on Veterans Day


Swift action by two Army medical department officers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences saved the life of a Texas woman who went into cardiac arrest on Veterans Day.
16-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Former Air Force Surgeon General Thomas Travis to Deliver Keynote Speech at UT Southwestern Medical Center Veterans Day Ceremony


Retired Lieutenant General and 21st U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Dr. Thomas W. Travis will be the featured speaker at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Third Annual Tribute to Veterans, Nov. 7.
6-Nov-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Colonel (Ret.) David G. McLeod Prostate Cancer Research Fellowship Established


A new translational research fellowship has been established to continue the pioneering work of retired Army Col. (Dr.) David G. McLeod, who devoted nearly 50 years to prostate cancer research and treatment as a military urologist. He retired in...
6-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Redefines How Radiation Kills Cells, Could Help Target Cancer Treatment


Scientists have discovered for the first time how to accurately predict cellular radiation resistance without actually irradiating cells, instead measuring their internal ‘manganese-complexes’ responsible for resistance. This new broad measure...
17-Oct-2017 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In a Decade of War, U.S. Military Surgeons Provided More Than 6,000 Humanitarian Surgical Procedures to Afghan Adults

In addition to caring for U.S. troops and coalition forces during conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. military surgeons also provided humanitarian surgical care to nearly 6,000 local national Afghan adult patients over the course of a decade,...
11-Sep-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genome Sequence Is Not a Predictor of Radiation Resistance

Bethesda, Md. – For the last two decades, researchers worldwide have been using whole genome sequencing to understand what makes cells radiation-resistant, hoping to solve an old biological mystery: why is it that one of the most...
8-Sep-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away, and Could Reduce Subthreshold PTSD


The severity of symptoms can be reduced for individuals with emerging post-traumatic stress disorder through the use of smart phone apps, according to a new study published in the August edition of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social...
7-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence

The recent string of violence among families throughout the country have increased the need for community resources to support those touched by the tragedies. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS...
21-Apr-2009 12:10 PM EDT

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