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May 1, 2017

DoD Releases Latest Military Sexual Assault Report

Although sexual assaults in the military decreased and reporting of the crime increased last year, such assaults continue to negatively impact readiness, the director of DoD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said.

April 28, 2017

Service Experts Discuss Progress in Recognizing, Treating PTSD and TBI

Heads of military centers and programs targeting post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury testified before a House panel on Defense Department clinical research and program assessment for PTSD and TBI in service members.

April 26, 2017

Army’s Medical Laboratory Specialists Bring Blood to the Fight

Army medical laboratory specialists are at the ready providing support for one of the most essential elements of the fight and of life: blood.

April 25, 2017

Second Lady Sees Art Therapy in Action at Hawaii Base

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, visited with military and civilian leaders at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, to talk about how art therapy is being used to help service members and their families deal with difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses.

April 21, 2017

Face of Defense: Army Nurse Provides Insight on Cancer Battle

Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a military nurse, visited with nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center's surgical ward on Fort Bliss, Texas, where she shared the story of her battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer that eventually caused the amputation of her left leg.

April 10, 2017

Blue-Light-Blocking Lenses May Be Breakthrough for Warfighters

Military Health System officials are working on tinting for lenses that can be worn an hour or two before bedtime, blocking the light that blocks the brain’s production of melatonin, the chemical that helps people sleep.

March 30, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman’s Service Makes Resources Available for Special Needs Son

Senior Airman Katie Cogbill has achieved success in the Air Force, and her military service also helps her take care of her son, Barrett. Cogbill said that after getting her son's autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, she wanted to go into the medical field to learn more about neurological disorders. She is now a medical technician at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.

March 29, 2017

Surgeons General Emphasize Readiness as Priority in Military Medicine

Readiness is the priority of the Military Health System, the surgeons general of the Army, Navy and Air Force told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee.

March 28, 2017

Army Chaplains, Assistants Provide Spiritual Support to Soldiers

Members of the Army's Chaplain Corps provide spiritual support to soldiers in both deployed and garrison environments. The support provided can include religious education, clergy counsel, worship services, and faith group expression.

March 23, 2017

Army Researcher: Sleep, Readiness Go Hand in Hand

Many soldiers already know they should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but more than half of them probably get six or less, and that can have an adverse effect on their performance and health, said Army Col. (Dr.) Vincent Mysliwiec, a sleep researcher.

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