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April 17, 2024

Navigating Food Labels: Making the Informed Choice

2nd Lt. Isis Bello Hernandez U.S. Army Dietetic Intern Editor’s note: Hernandez is a dietetic intern at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the U.S. Army-Baylor Master’s Program in Nutrition. In today's busy supermarkets there is an abundance of options, and reading food labels can feel like a puzzle. Understanding what they mean is crucial for making healthy choices. Let's delve into the world of food labels, decoding their different sections and empowering you to make informed decisions about what you and your families eat.

April 16, 2024

Patients rate Walter Reed providers high

Four Walter Reed doctors and a specialty care clinic are listed among the Military Health System’s (MHS) Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES) Best of the Best in its first quarter of fiscal year 2024 report (October to December 2023) recently released by MHS officials.

April 15, 2024

Harpist Provides Volunteer Performances at Walter Reed to Enhance Therapeutic Patient Care

Dr. Anastasia Pike, a classically trained harpist and music professor in the Graduate School of Education at Columbia University, volunteers her time and talent at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, lifting the spirits of others by playing her harp in designated areas throughout the America Building.

April 11, 2024

Walter Reed Medics Earn Prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge

Expert Field Medical Badge: A Test of Knowledge, Stamina and Resilience Over 100 service members from across the Defense Health Agency (DHA) competed to earn the U.S. Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) in March after undergoing a series of challenging written exams and grueling physical trainings at Fort Walker, Virginia.

April 10, 2024

Walter Reed’s Department of Simulation participates in STEM Expo

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Department of Simulation participated in the Navy League of the U.S. STEM Expo on April 7 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

April 9, 2024

MHS GENESIS: One Year Later at Walter Reed

A little over a year ago, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center began a new chapter in military health care by implementing MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense electronic health record system, and a landmark initiative to transform health service delivery to more than 9.6 million beneficiaries. Reflecting on the journey, Army Maj. Kirt Cline, MHS GENESIS Site point of contact, described March 25, 2023, as a "remarkable journey."

April 8, 2024

Battle Ready, Earth Friendly: Empowering Military Communities with Sustainable Food Solution

2nd Lt. Brookelyn Heiss Editor’s note: Army 2nd Lt. Brookelyn Heiss is a dietetic intern in the U.S. Army Baylor Master’s Program in Nutrition at Walter Reed. Despite advancements in logistics and technology, ensuring food access and ensuring food security for service members and their families remains a challenge. Military families often face unique challenges related to food access and affordability, particularly when stationed on remote bases or deployed to remote locations with limited access to fresh, nutritious food. Additionally, frequent moves or deployments can disrupt food routines and make it difficult for families to maintain healthy eating habits.

April 4, 2024

Walter Reed Salutes Compliance Officer for 47-Years of Public Service

When Eugene C. Monroe graduated from high school during the 1970s, he envisioned auditioning for military bands as a talented bassist, but a pervasive economic downturn prompted him to change course and join the U.S. Navy. The Warren County, Pennsylvania native headed to San Diego, California to begin a life of adventure and military service, following in the footsteps of two of his uncles who served during the Vietnam War.

April 3, 2024

Walter Reed Earns Prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital Redesignation, Affirming Its Dedication to Maternal and Infant Health

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received their redesignation as a Baby-Friendly hospital, a prestigious international recognition bestowed by Baby-Friendly USA. The redesignation marks a landmark reaffirmation of Walter Reed's unwavering commitment to providing the highest maternal and infant care standard since its initial designation in 2017.

April 2, 2024

Unlock Your Health Through the MHS Nurse Advice Line

Need health care guidance? TRICARE has a service called the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line that can help.

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.