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March 28, 2024

Vietnam Women’s Memorial Maquette finds a home at Walter Reed

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Maquette, created by sculptor Glenna Goodacre, has a permanent home now in the Hall of Heroes between the America Building and Buildings 3 and 5 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) thanks to a generous anonymous donor and assistance from the Walter Reed Society.

March 28, 2024

Walter Reed and NICoE Partner to Create Better Outcomes for Brain Injured Warriors

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Medical Association, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and acquired brain injuries (ABIs) often produce the same symptoms and require similar care. However, these two types of brain injuries differ in terms of how the injury is sustained. In this article, we will discuss the differences between acquired brain injuries vs traumatic brain injuries.

March 27, 2024

Nutrition benefits of produce come in many forms

Nutritious fruits and vegetables high in vitamins A, C, and minerals such as calcium and iron, can be found across the store in more than just the fresh produce aisle. Fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruits and vegetables all have something to offer — all forms are packed with nutrients and should be included in a healthy diet. Checking the label and selecting the healthiest choice in any form goes a long way in promoting good health.

March 26, 2024

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection is the best prevention

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, observed during March, seeks to increase the public’s knowledge about the disease and encourage people to get screened for it.

March 25, 2024

Women’s History Month: ‘Women Who Have Made Great Achievements in Medicine’

This is the last in a series of articles celebrating Women’s History Month, observed during March, and saluting those women in military medicine who have connections with Walter Reed.

March 21, 2024

Walter Reed’s Women’s History Month Panel Explores Growth and Emerging Roles of Women in Military Health Care

Courageous, Committed and Compassionate A distinguished panel of Defense Health Agency leaders discussed the evolving roles of women in military service and health care as part as part of a panel discussion in observance of Women’s History Month held March 19 at Walter Reed. Coordinated by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the program highlighted the accomplishments of women researchers, physicians, therapists, nurses, and civilians within the Department of Defense community.

March 20, 2024

Former Walter Reed Navy Nurse and Savage, Minnesota Native Accepted into USU Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

In a significant advancement for military mental health services, U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Lindsay Bender’s demonstrated leadership and empathy through her contributions throughout her military career, and notably at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

March 19, 2024

Walter Reed Promotes Sustainability Through Eco-Friendly Initiatives

Walter Reed continues to lead the way in supporting the Defense Health Agency’s Sustainability Initiative by working with vendors to purchase locally, ethically produced products in an all-out effort to support the health of its patients, staff, community and the environment. As a result, the hospital’s Nutrition Services Department strives to save money by reducing food waste and becoming an even better steward of the region’s natural resources.

March 19, 2024

Women’s History Month: ‘Women Who Have Made Great Achievements in Medicine’

Women’s History Month, observed during March, honors the achievement of women, both past and present, who have helped build and mold society, culture and history. This year’s Department of Defense (DOD) theme for observance is “Women Who Have Made Great Achievements.” Celebrating Women’s History Month, Walter Reed hosts a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 19 at noon in its Memorial Auditorium. U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Melissa Austin, director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), will moderate the discussion, which will include U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Deydre Teyhen, director of the Defense Health Network National Capital Region. Other panelists will include Ms. Michelle Belton, Senior Executive Service; Professor Dr. Lisa Harris, and Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Erin W. Barger, senior enlisted leader (SEL) in the Directorate of Nursing Services at Walter Reed.

March 18, 2024

Unlock Your Health by Understanding the Referral Process

Sometimes, you may need care that your PCM can’t provide. This is when your PCM will give you a referral. Having a referral can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. Referrals can also help reduce the time you need to wait to get specialty care.

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