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Feb. 28, 2024

Help available tackling eating disorders, improving nutrition

Eating Disorder Month is observed during February, and on its heels is National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March. “There is not one main cause to an eating disorder,” explained Army Capt. Ryan Farley, a registered dietitian and assistant chief of food operations at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He provides care to eating disorder patients at the medical center because of his experience working with eating disorders prior to his commission in the Army.

Feb. 27, 2024

Walter Reed Leads the Way for Military Allergists at 2024 AAAAI Annual Meeting

Physicians from Walter Reed and the National Capital Consortium played a role in outlining the accomplishments of the Defense Health Agency for military stakeholders at last weekend’s 2024 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Feb. 23-26 in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 26, 2024

Walter Reed keeping patients safe from hospital-acquired (preventable) pressure injuries

Decreasing hospital-acquired (preventable) pressure injuries is a top priority of military medical treatment facilities (MTFs), and a Walter Reed team recently received the 2023 Military Health System (MHS) Ready Reliable Care (RRC)/High Reliability Organization (HRO) Award for its efforts focused on this challenge.

Feb. 22, 2024

Walter Reed: Showing Patients Appreciation in February and Beyond

Whether celebrating the first birth in a new year with proud parents or providing comfort and care to the last remaining service members from World War II, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center strives each day to show appreciation to our nation’s heroes and their families.

Feb. 21, 2024

Recreational Therapy Month: Recognizing the art, science of fun, healing

Department of Rehabilitation staff members at Walter Reed recognized National Recreational Therapy (RT) Month, observed during February, with an information table set up in the America Building at the medical center Feb. 14, to inform patients, staff, and visitors about RT and its benefits.

Feb. 15, 2024

Walter Reed hosts Military Services USA Archbishop for Ash Wednesday Mass

Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, Timothy Broglio provided the homily during the Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass at Walter Reed on Feb. 14.

Feb. 14, 2024

Walter Reed’s Wounded Warrior Aircraft Program: A Band of Brothers Takes Flight

The American Red Cross-sponsored Wounded Warrior Drone Program has been a popular therapeutic activity with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine Department (OMD) since 2011. The Red Cross facilitators include William Kahl and retired U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Jay Montgomery, both of whom are remote control pilots skilled in flying drones, planes and helicopters. The third facilitator is retired U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Len Greig, a helicopter rescue pilot and a certified flight instructor.

Feb. 13, 2024

Harlem Globetrotters visit Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed

With the faint sound of “Sweet Georgia Brown” playing in the background, a couple of Harlem Globetrotters stopped by Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB), home to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on Feb. 12 to spread some cheer and share a little bit of their basketball prowess with patients, their families, and staff on base.

Feb. 12, 2024

Walter Reed’s Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program Reaccredited by the APA

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates the recent reaccreditation of its Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year delay in onsite inspections by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Feb. 8, 2024

Walter Reed Black History Month Observance Features Renowned Surgeon

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) hosted a Black History Month observance featuring retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Norvell “Van” Coots. Coots served as the last commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System, headquartered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), before the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) of 2005, which consolidated the National Naval Medical Center and (WRAMC), culminating in the opening of WRNMMC .

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