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Community, innovative collaborations are themes at third annual International Warrior Care Symposium

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12/6/2017
Air Commodore Rich Withnall, United Kingdom WC21 co-chair (left), Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s minister of national defence (center left), Dr. Dorothy Narvaez-Woods, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs (center right), and Mr. Bret Stevens, U.S. WC21 co-chair (right) pose for a photo following Minister Sajjan’s  keynote address. Senior representatives from 14 attending nations discussed their nations’ strategic priorities for warrior care. (Canadian Armed Forces photo by Corporal Lisa Fenton)

Community, innovative collaborations are themes at International Warrior Care Symposium

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Doctors use cutting-edge research at Navy hospital

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12/6/2017
Chad Rodarmer, traumatic brain injury clinic program manager, demonstrates tracking a patient's eye movement at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

The Navy is developing and using cutting-edge research to better help service members, their family members and retirees

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Care Loop

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11/29/2017
Care Loop

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mariana Carrano’s business is patient care. She’s one of four Air Force liaison officers with the 86th Medical Squadron at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a short drive from Ramstein AB. As an LO, as they are often called, Carrano is responsible for taking care of a patient throughout the entire care loop – from the moment he or she arrives at Ramstein AB until the moment he or she leaves.

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Access to Health Care | Warrior Care

Acupuncture: Ancient technique complements modern medicine

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11/29/2017
Army Col. Dean Hommer (left), a visiting instructor from Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, observes as Navy nurse Lt. Rachael Wheelous (right) practices the battlefield acupuncture technique on Navy nurse Lt. Brent Pavell (center) during training at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas. (U.S. Navy photo by William Love)

Procedure has a role in easing pain, advocates say

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Warrior Care | Pain Management

Active duty amputee

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11/28/2017
Active duty amputee

More than 1,500 service members have lost limbs in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. For those faced with this traumatic injury, the Department of Defense medical system has adapted in the last 20 years to speed up the recovery process and improve prosthetics.

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Warrior Care | Physical Disability | Extremities Loss

Service members share ‘art’ of healing

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11/28/2017
Air Force veteran Adrianna Ruark works on a drawing. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

Service members, veterans and caregivers shared how using art helps their recovery

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Let's talk about sex, occupational therapist says

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11/22/2017
Occupational therapist Kathryn Ellis meets with a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. (Courtesy photo)

Silence on topic no help to wounded warriors

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Brain injury sufferers find benefits in music therapy program

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11/17/2017
Army Staff Sgt. Sean Young, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment training room noncommissioned officer, strums the guitar during music therapy with Danielle Kalseth, 673rd Medical Operations Squadron creative arts and music therapist, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Music therapy sessions help rehabilitate patients with traumatic brain injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin Russell)

For people with TBI, music therapy can be instrumental to rehabilitation

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Warrior Care | Traumatic Brain Injury

Things that make you go ‘om’: Meditation for healthy living

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11/15/2017
A soldier with the 160th Signal Brigade meditates before duty at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Margaret Taylor)

Researchers say brain changes may lead to long-term benefits

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Injured Marine fulfills dream of learning to surf

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11/7/2017
Marine Corps Cpl. Leighton Anderson surfs a closed out wave during the Naval Medical Center San Diego surf therapy clinic in Del Mar, California. Participation in the therapy clinic for patients like Leighton is medically appointed, and its many benefits include pain management and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Naval Medical Center San Diego's Wounded, Ill and Injured Wellness division offers a surfing clinic

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The gift of a kidney bolsters bond between classmates

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11/6/2017
West Point classmates Chris Connelly (left) and Air Force Col. Dave Ashley feel well enough to pose for a photo the day after Ashley donated a kidney to Connelly. (Courtesy photo)

MHS supports officer in living organ donation

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We have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension

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11/2/2017
Peter Liacouras is director of the 3-D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Center at Walter Reed designs, produces custom-made items

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Life with Lizzy

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11/1/2017
Army Master Sgt. Leigh Michel gets a kiss from her service dog Lizzy. (U.S. Army photo by Whitney Delbridge Nichels)

How a service dog is helping one combat veteran reconnect

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Warrior Care Month: Honoring our Nation's Heroes

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10/31/2017
Command Sergeant Major Robert Luciano, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the Defense Health Agency

The Military Health System celebrates the resiliency, achievements, and commitment of our warfighters, as well as their families and caregivers, throughout the Warrior Care Month

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International service members, veterans join for 2017 Invictus Games

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9/21/2017
The U.S. Swimming team trains for the Invictus Games at Hofstra University in New York, September 19, 2017. The Invictus Games, established by Britain’s Prince Harry in 2014, brings together wounded and injured veterans from 17 nations for 12 adaptive sporting events, including track and field, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball, and new to the 2017 games, golf. (DoD photo by Roger L. Wollenberg)

The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style competition which draws together athletes from 17 allied nations to participate in nearly a dozen adaptive sports

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