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  • New DHA director visits Europe, talks military health care consolidation

    As the new director of the Defense Health Agency, Lt. Gen. Ronald J. Place will oversee one of the largest organizational changes within the U.S. military when military hospitals and clinics consolidate under the DHA. He laid out the DHA’s transition plan during a recent visit to Europe.
  • TBI conference targets assessments, capabilities on front lines

    For centuries, head injuries have been a consequence of war and violence, sometimes leading to unexplained physical and behavioral changes in patients. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic hosted medical professionals during a three-day TBI Champion Training Conference at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to standardize TBI clinical care by sharing knowledge, current recommendations and best practices.
  • It’s a New Day: Collaborative medicine saves sickle cell patient

    Imagine being alone at home lying in bed, your loved one hundreds of miles away and you’re experiencing debilitating pain in both legs. You call 911 for help, and crawl down a flight of stairs so paramedics don’t have to break down the door. This is exactly what happened to 36-year-old Alexis Piper, who has been battling sickle cell anemia since she was seven years old.