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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.

June 24, 2024

Stories, music highlight Walter Reed’s Juneteenth celebration

Sharing stories and music highlighted Walter Reed’s celebration of Juneteenth on June 18 at the medical center. Members of the Walter Reed community shared those stories, telling personal accounts of their families and themselves. They explained that while there have been advances in equality since June 19, 1865 (when the enslaved Black people in Texas were told they were free, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued), there’s still a long way to go before diversity, equity, and inclusion can be realized throughout the country.

June 20, 2024

Walter Reed hosts Summer Safety Day

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command hosted the annual Summer Safety Day event on Naval Support Activity Bethesda June 18, 2024, encouraging people to be vigilance to prevent injuries that can come with heat and humidity, outdoor recreation and work, water activities and more during the summer months.

June 18, 2024

More than 200 health care providers graduate from National Capital Consortium GME programs

More than 220 health care providers graduated from over 70 Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in the National Capital Consortium (NCC) and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) during a ceremony June 14 at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

June 17, 2024

Walter Reed's Artiss Symposium focuses on Joy in Medicine

Assisting patients to positive health outcomes is fundamental to finding the joy in medicine, shared various speakers during the annual Artiss Symposium, held at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, June 5, 2024.

June 13, 2024

Walter Reed Hosts Interservice Physician Assistant Program Graduation at USO

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center proudly announces the graduation of 1st Lt. Joseph Love of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, and U.S. Army Capt. Maria Bienhoff, both of whom completed a rigorous program earning their master’s degrees under the auspices of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP).

June 12, 2024

Raising awareness about PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month is observed during June to help spread the word that currently in the United States, approximately 12 million people (about six of every 100) live with PTSD, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Treatment for PTSD works, and help is available at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and throughout the Military Health System.

June 11, 2024

Walter Reed Champions Holistic Health Care During Cancer Survivorship Day Open House

The atmosphere inside the Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) on Cancer Survivorship Day, June 6, 2024, resembled a reunion filled with cancer survivors, caretakers, and health care professionals all reconnecting and championing the goal of living with passion and purpose. MCC is the only Department of Defense Center of Excellence for cancer, and in 2023 published a groundbreaking, collaborative study indicating that cancer patients treated within the Military Health System (MHS) generally received earlier cancer diagnoses than privately insured or Medicaid patients.

June 10, 2024

Unlock Your Health With Patient Advocates and Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinators

Did you know that military hospitals and clinics come with a support staff of people who can help you navigate the health care process? You can find patient advocates and Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinators at military hospitals and clinics in the National Capital Region.

June 10, 2024

Murtha Cancer Center hosts the annual Skin Cancer Summit

The Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the only Department of Defense (DOD) Cancer Center of Excellence, hosted its annual Skin Cancer Summit virtually, May 30, 2024. While May is annually observed as National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month to highlight the most common cancer in the United States, Walter Reed providers encourage people to protect their skin against the sun's harmful rays daily. This includes using sunscreen and wearing clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun for prolonged periods.

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