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RHCE defines MTF priorities of care

RHCE defines MTF priorities of care

by Regional Health Command Europe
Public Affairs

Regional Health Command Europe provides high quality health care for active duty service members and their families and ensures Soldiers are medically-ready to support their mission. Additionally, Army Military Treatment Facilities in Europe provide care to retirees, family members enrolled in TRICARE Select and non-TRICARE beneficiaries on a space-available basis. […]

November 1, 2018 ×

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Two women, their fight against breast cancer

Two women, their fight against breast cancer

Story and photo by
Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this, two courageous women told their stories of pain and perseverance in their battle with breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Also, […]

November 1, 2018 ×

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Smile, it’s dental hygiene month

Smile, it’s dental hygiene month

By Gabrielle Fiorella
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Ramstein Dental Clinic is promoting Dental Hygiene Month for the month of October. Dental Hygiene month is an effort to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and helps raise awareness on the importance of good oral health. “This year, the clinic is focusing on four routines that can […]

October 25, 2018 ×

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Stay vigilant for African Swine Fever

Stay vigilant for African Swine Fever

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Scientists recently found wild boar in Belgium, roughly 37 miles from the German border, which tested positive for a deadly illness, African Swine Fever. The virus, which is only transmitted between pigs and their wild relatives, poses no risk to humans, but is 100 percent fatal to swine. Seeing as […]

October 18, 2018 ×

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Flu vaccine community events scheduled for KMC

Flu vaccine community events scheduled for KMC

by Stacy M. Sanning
Regional Health Command Europe

Fall is officially here and the colder temperatures usher in the annual flu season. The flu vaccine is expected to arrive soon so the Army and Air Force medical teams have scheduled numerous vaccination events throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Due to delays caused by Hurricane Florence, scheduled event dates […]

October 11, 2018 ×

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Ramstein observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Ramstein observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, when members of the military community work together to increase awareness of an issue that can often be overlooked. Domestic Violence Awareness Month traces its roots back to October 1981 as the “Day of Unity,” with the intent to end violence against women and […]

October 4, 2018 ×

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LRMC miracle patient making strides

LRMC miracle patient making strides

by Kathryn Gifford
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center team witnessed what some would call miracles this summer as a severely wounded patient cheated death at every turn and did what no one could have imagined. One year later, he continues to amaze LRMC medical staff. Iveri Buadze, a Senior Lieutenant in the Republic […]

September 27, 2018 ×

Health

Community invited to LRMC 65th anniversary open house

Community invited to LRMC 65th anniversary open house

Story and grapic by
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

This year, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is celebrating 65 years of safe, quality care to our Armed Forces, retired service members, federal civilians and family members, as well as our valued partnerships with host nation organizations who have significantly contributed to the health and well-being of our patients. Anyone with […]

September 27, 2018 ×

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Measles outbreak in Europe continues

by Ashley Patoka
Regional Health Command Europe

Army Medicine officials urge vaccination Adults and children not vaccinated for measles could be at risk for contracting the illness as a result of an ongoing measles outbreak in several European countries. Regional Health Com-mand Europe officials recommend families review their vaccination records to ensure everyone is fully vaccinated against […]

September 6, 2018 ×

Health

Fluoride: Nature’s cavity fighter

by Airman 1st Class Mia Johnson
and Capt. Emily Steiner
86th Dental Squadron

In the year 2018, we know more about dental therapeutic agents than ever before. However, the positive effects of fluoride have been documented since 1901. It has been established that children who have the advantage of optimal fluoride, a parent-assisted oral hygiene program, proper diet and regular dental visits have […]

August 30, 2018 ×