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USAMMC-E helps distribute COVID-19 vaccine to Soldiers throughout Europe, Africa

USAMMC-E helps distribute COVID-19 vaccine to Soldiers throughout Europe, Africa

As the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine continues globally, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe is playing a crucial role in getting vaccines to troops and beneficiaries throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. USAMMC-E, a direct reporting unit to Army Medical Logistics Command, is the theater lead agent for […]

February 26, 2021 ×

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Childhood dental milestones

Childhood dental milestones

Many parents, old and new alike, are familiar with proper oral hygiene instructions for adults, but how do we properly transition a child from baby teeth to adult teeth? As parents and caregivers, we can sometimes forget the fundamental key differences and needs in children’s teeth. Whether new parents or […]

February 26, 2021 ×

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Properly fitted surgical masks ensure patient, provider safety

Properly fitted surgical masks ensure patient, provider safety

An Army enlisted dental specialist assigned to the Vilseck Army Dental Clinic is doing her part to ensure the safety of her clinic’s staff and patients. Army Sgt. Diatou Gueye, a 68E dental specialist assigned to the Vilseck Army Dental Clinic, recently completed a fast-paced training and certification process in […]

February 26, 2021 ×

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Medical Minute: Update on COVID vaccine, local case trends

Medical Minute: Update on COVID vaccine, local case trends

It has been a couple of weeks since my last article, and I hope you have been well. Lots of encouraging news from my perspective as schools are back in-person this week. It is important to note that throughout the pandemic here, we have not had any cases of COVID […]

February 26, 2021 ×

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Teen dating violence awareness month

Teen dating violence awareness month

When we think of February, we are surrounded by images of hearts, roses and romantic poetry. However, the month of “Love” is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. It can be hard for pre-teens and teens to know when a dating relationship is unhealthy. When does “teenage drama” turn into […]

February 19, 2021 ×

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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to an 86th Medical Group Ground Surgical Team observe an ultrasound demonstration and skills station during a training in the simulation center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, Feb. 9, 2021. Each GST is composed of an anesthesiologist, clinical nurse, emergency services physician, general surgeon, health services administrator and surgical services craftsman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Ground Surgical Teams sharpen skills

The 86th Medical Group Ground Surgical Teams sharpened their skills during a training at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Feb. 9.

February 19, 2021 ×

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Good dental habits are especially important for children

Good dental habits are especially important for children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Cavities, also known as caries or tooth decay, are one of the most common, but preventable, chronic diseases of childhood. Dentists recommend that establishing good oral hygiene and diet habits in children early on can set them on a course for good dental […]

February 19, 2021 ×

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Regional Health Command Europe provides COVID-19 vaccine updates

Regional Health Command Europe provides COVID-19 vaccine updates

As Army Medical Treatment Facilities across Europe ramp up COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the U.S. military community, Regional Health Command Europe leadership is working hard to keep the community informed. U.S. Army installations throughout Europe are using a phased vaccine distribution process mandated by the Department of Defense. This process […]

February 12, 2021 ×

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KMC volunteers help distribute COVID-19 vaccine

KMC volunteers help distribute COVID-19 vaccine

The 86th Medical Group fielded a number of volunteers from the Kaiserslautern Military Community to assist in distributing COVID-19 vaccines to surrounding areas. “By utilizing volunteers, we can restore more medics to their regular duties, enabling the [86th] Medical Group to continue full medical operations,” said Maj. Rajeev Williams, 86th […]

February 12, 2021 ×

Health

How are you protecting your heart?

How are you protecting your heart?

According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About one in four deaths can be attributed to heart disease. “Women and men experience heart attacks differently,” said Lt. Col. Renee Howell, Army Public Health Nursing […]

February 12, 2021 ×