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July 15, 2024

Walter Reed observes National Therapeutic Recreation Week

Walter Reed has one of the most robust therapeutic recreation programs in the Military Health System (MHS), helping beneficiaries improve and recover from disabilities and illnesses through various of adaptive activities.

July 11, 2024

Walter Reed first in DOD to perform new, safer procedure for AFib

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s electrophysiology laboratory recently performed the Department of Defense’s first pulsed field ablation (PFA) to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib). PFA offers a safer option for AFib, according to retired U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Matthew Needleman, a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist. Needleman led the team that performed the procedure on an active-duty service member with a deployment-limiting arrythmia, enabling the service member to be globally deployable.

July 9, 2024

Walter Reed's new chief of staff onboards, thanks hospital for daughter's care

U.S. Navy Capt. Juan Rosario recently came onboard as the new chief of staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

July 8, 2024

Murtha Cancer Center hosts Cancer Summit highlighting 'You,' ongoing research

Highlighting ongoing cancer research and care, the John P. Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) hosted its annual Cancer Summit on June 26 at Walter Reed.

July 3, 2024

UV Safety Month – Protect yourself against the dangers of UV radiation

July is UV Safety Month, a critical time to understand how to protect yourself and your loved ones from the potential long-term effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that can affect the cells in your body. It comes from both natural sources, such as sunlight, and man-made sources, including the sunlamps found in tanning booths.

July 2, 2024

Patients rate Walter Reed providers with 100 percent satisfaction

Six Walter Reed health care providers and the administrative staff of the Radiation Therapy clinic earned recognition in the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES) Best of the Best report for the second quarter of 2024, recently released by Military Health System (MHS) officials.

July 1, 2024

Baby born at 22 weeks survives, thrives, thanks to Walter Reed team and parents

Aida Sall Diop and U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alioune Diop welcomed their newborn daughter, Mariam Aliyah, who was born October 31, 2023, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at just 22 weeks and five days gestation, weighing 460 grams (1.01 pounds). She spent five months in Walter Reed’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before being discharged.

June 27, 2024

3D MAC, Ortho/Prosthetics assist service members, beneficiaries get back into action in and out of uniform

Ryan Pelzer grew up riding motocross, but a firework accident claimed his right thumb and injured his wrist, hampering his ability to participate in the sport, but not his passion for it.

June 26, 2024

Walter Reed observes Pride Month

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center observed Pride Month with a panel discussion featuring Maryland Secretary of Veteran Affairs Anthony Woods and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Emily “Hawking” Shilling, at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, June 20, 2024.

June 25, 2024

Ringing of the bell: Teen celebrates successful cancer treatment with a ritual

Celebrating a milestone in his cancer treatment, Landon McKearn, 15, and his mom, retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tiffany Anderson, hugged and shed tears after Landon rang the bell in Walter Reed’s Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology Clinic on June 14.

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