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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.

June 7, 2024

Walter Reed physicians earn research awards

Capping off 2024 Research and Innovation Month, Walter Reed’s Department of Research Programs (DRP) recognized award winners for its poster and symposium competitions during a ceremony on May 22. Winners in some of the categories advanced to compete in the 39th Annual Navy-wide Academic Research Competition, held virtually May 17. Walter Reed participants walked away with awards in that competition as well.

June 4, 2024

Unlock Your Health With Preventive Care

Preventive health services play a key role in your long-term physical and mental health. Learn more about the benefits of preventive health care and how TRICARE covers these services.  

June 4, 2024

Walter Reed Medical Support Assistant Receives Values in Action Award

When you first enter the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Walter Reed, you’ll likely be greeted by Shaa Nixon, a San Antonio, Texas native whose southern hospitality often puts patients and their families at ease as they await the birth of a newborn.

June 3, 2024

The Artiss Symposium at Walter Reed: Celebrating Advancements within the Behavioral Health Field

Walter Reed National Medical Center will host their annual Artiss Symposium, dedicated to the education and professional development of behavioral health trainees and providers, on June 5, in Clark Auditorium.

May 31, 2024

Walter Reed Hosts Grand Rounds Forum on Organ Donation: Safety, Ethics and Trust

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted a Director’s Grand Rounds forum in Clark Auditorium on May 21 to foster a discussion on organ transplanting and emerging ethical concerns related to balancing the interests of donors and recipients.

May 29, 2024

Walter Reed observes Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Walter Reed observed Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with dance, food, and words of inspiration during a program on May 23 in Clark Auditorium at the medical center.

May 23, 2024

Walter Reed Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Emergency Medical Services Week

Emergency Medical Services Week, May 19-25 this year, celebrates the physicians, nurses, corpsmen, medics and other EMS professionals who care for patients in Walter Reed’s emergency department.

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