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Feb. 7, 2024

Walter Reed Pediatric Dentistry Team Provides Dental Screenings at Child Development Centers in National Capital Region

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's pediatric dentistry team is taking proactive efforts to improve dental health among children within the military health system throughout the National Capital Region (NCR). Riding on the annual observance of Children's Dental Health Month, the team will provide dental screenings to children ages 3 to 5, at five Child Development Centers (CDCs) across the NCR.

Feb. 6, 2024

Walter Reed celebrates 123rd birthday of Army Nurse Corps, DAISY Award winner

Past and current nurses, along with others, celebrated the 123rd birthday of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during a ceremony at Walter Reed on Feb. 2. The nursing team also recognized its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at the celebration.

Feb. 6, 2024

Walter Reed Cardiology Service observes Wear Red Day, American Heart Month

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Directorate of Medicine/Cardiology Service’s staff members came together Feb. 2, 2024, wearing red in observance of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month. “The Cardiology Service wants to highlight the month and raise awareness about heart disease prevention,” stated Joan LoepkerDuncan, chief nurse officer in charge of Cardiology Service.

Feb. 1, 2024

National Children’s Dental Health Month: Walter Reed dentists encourage brushing up on oral hygiene

Feb. 1 begins National Children’s Dental Health Month, observed to bring awareness to the importance of oral hygiene and “how it can positively impact the entire body,” said Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Bradley Bennett, Hospital Dental Department chief, Pediatric Dentistry at Walter Reed.

Jan. 31, 2024

The Human Experience is Re-imagined at Walter Reed

More than 100 Walter Reed staff members attended Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s first of its kind “Human Experience Re-imagined” training course, concluding the third training day on Jan. 31. The course was designed and facilitated through the Chief Experience Office, a first within the Military Health System. The newly launched monthly course kicked off with five sessions offered between Jan. 18 and Jan. 31.

Jan. 30, 2024

Walter Reed Leads the Way Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center joins a global community of stakeholders celebrating National Women Physicians Day, also known as Women Physicians Day or Women in Medicine Day, an annual observance held on February 3.

Jan. 29, 2024

Earlier Cancer Diagnoses Inside Military Health System Inspire Public Confidence

Researchers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Murtha Cancer Center Research Program, and the Uniformed Services University (USU) recently 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.

Jan. 26, 2024

Thyroid Awareness Month: Walter Reed endocrinologist discusses research into treatment of hypothyroidism

Navy Capt. (Dr.) Thanh Hoang, program director for the National Capital Consortium (NCC) Endocrinology Fellowship and on staff at Walter Reed, recently spoke at the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., discussing his noted research focused on changing the paradigm of hypothyroidism treatment.

Jan. 24, 2024

Allergy/Immunology fellows from Walter Reed come out on top in FIT Bowl

The FIT Bowl is one the most anticipated events every year during the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. During the most recent bowl, which celebrated its 32nd anniversary, fellows from Walter Reed walked away with the first-place trophy in the fast-paced, fun “College Bowl” style game contested before a live, enthusiastic audience. Army Capts. (Drs.) Andrew Weskamp and Jeremy McMurray, from the National Capital Consortium (NCC) Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program, finished first in the competition among fellows-in-training (FIT) held in Anaheim, California on Nov. 11. The NCC includes graduate medical education (GME) programs at Walter Reed, Uniformed Services University, Alexander T. Augusta Military Medical Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and other military health-care training program in the region.

Jan. 23, 2024

Walter Reed Eye Institute Champions National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, potentially affecting over three million Americans and 80 million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As part of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, each January, the Walter Reed Eye Institute (WREI) joins stakeholders in a global 30-day campaign to encourage everyone over 40 to have annual eye exams.

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