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March 14, 2024

Walter Reed Champions Women’s Health During National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis is a disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other places in the body, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Researchers say it is one of the most common gynecological diseases, and its primary symptoms include pain and infertility.

March 13, 2024

Walter Reed Celebrates Inaugural In-House Case Management Awareness Day

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's case management team hosted its inaugural Case Management Awareness Day event – an event that would perhaps be hosted during National Case Management Week in October.

March 12, 2024

Walter Reed’s Nurses: Serving the Nation’s Heroes Day or Night with Dignity and Empathy

A Hard Day’s Night: Creating a Safe Space for the Nation’s Heroes As the sun sets and the cool wind embraces those headed home after their day shifts, it’s morning for those entering the gates at Walter Reed ready to serve the nation’s heroes and their families as dusk becomes dawn. It’s typical for nurses to work an occasional or regularly schedule night shift. Hospital administrators say these eight-to-twelve-hour blocks usually run between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Those who’ve worked the night shift say it’s a common misconception that night shift nurses aren’t as busy as day shift nurses.

March 11, 2024

Walter Reed doctors credited with saving the life of a gym patron

It’s not uncommon to hear about Walter Reed physicians saving lives within the walls of the iconic medical center, but it proved fortunate for one local gym patron suffering from a heart attack that two doctors from “the flagship of military medicine” were also getting in a workout at the same off-base facility on Feb. 25.

March 7, 2024

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

Women’s History Month, observed during March, honors the achievements of women, both past and present, who have helped build and mold culture and society. The Department of Defense’s (DOD) theme for this year’s observance is “Women Who Have Made Great Achievements.”

March 6, 2024

Walter Reed Forges Ahead, Surpassing 150 Beds Toward a 200-Bed Goal

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has now exceeded 150 inpatient beds, marking significant progress toward their objective of increasing its inpatient bed capacity to 200.

March 6, 2024

Unlock Your Health: 3 Tips For Managing Your DEERS Record

When was the last time you checked to see if your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is up to date? If it’s been a while, take time to log in to DEERS and review your information.

March 6, 2024

Walter Reed Champions Auditory Fitness on World Hearing Day and Beyond

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center joined Department of Defense stakeholders and the global community in championing auditory fitness on World Hearing Day, an annual observance held on March 3rd to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

March 4, 2024

Walter Reed Welcomes Six Leap Year Babies

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center brimmed with extra cheer on Leap Day, welcoming a special group of newborns — the 'leaplings.' Marking the occasion, U.S. Navy Capt. David Lang, who also celebrates his birthday every four years, brought camaraderie to the festivities by presenting gifts to the families.

Feb. 29, 2024

Walter Reed Salutes Capt. Carlos Williams’s Leadership During Black History Month

Courage, Commitment and a Commanding Presence When you meet U.S. Navy Capt. Carlos Williams, director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, you’ll likely notice that he embodies the Navy’s core values of initiative, accountability, integrity and toughness. The Albany, Georgia native graduated with honors from Albany State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry before earning his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He later earned graduate degrees in public health and business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

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