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Medical Minute: Giving for #GlobalHealth, bad weather ops and flu vaccine update

Medical Minute: Giving for #GlobalHealth, bad weather ops and flu vaccine update

Happy December! Over the weekend I reflected on things we have to be thankful for, despite the pandemic. One of those things is really good health care. As intensive care units reach capacity in many areas in the United States and Europe, which in turn leads to climbing numbers of […]

December 4, 2020 ×

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Medical Minute: Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving

Medical Minute: Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! As we prepare for the fast-approaching holiday season, please remember to be safe. Even as we celebrate with small groups, be mindful of your physical distance and potential for exposure. Be safe, not just from COVID, but in all that you do, especially when it is outside of […]

November 26, 2020 ×

Features, Health

86 MDG COVID-19 task force keeps KMC safe

86 MDG COVID-19 task force keeps KMC safe

Imagine locating potentially dozens of people who came into contact with one COVID-19 patient over the past 14 days of their life. Then another person close to them tests positive, and now their contacts over the past 14 days have to be notified. Now imagine doing that every day. That […]

November 26, 2020 ×

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Snapping out of the winter blues: 5 tips for battling seasonal depression

Snapping out of the winter blues: 5 tips for battling seasonal depression

“Summer is a period of fruition, fulfillment, happiness or beauty. Winter is a period of time characterized by coldness, misery, barrenness or death.” — www.dictionary.com Well, unfortunately for many of us, that definition just about hits the nail on the head. The beauty of autumn has passed. All of the […]

November 20, 2020 ×

Health, Lifestyle

Don’t be a Grinch: Reducing conflict during the holidays

Don’t be a Grinch: Reducing conflict during the holidays

It is just as easy to be irritable and mean during the holidays as it is to be generous and sweet. Many families find themselves blissfully swimming in a sea of wrapping paper with gratitude one hour and the next screaming over who is hoarding the game system, causing a […]

November 20, 2020 ×

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Medical Minute

Medical Minute

Germany continues to experience about 10-15 thousand COVID-19 case counts per day.  In Kaiserslautern, we had approximately 100 active cases a month ago, and we increased to more than 600 active cases this week.  The Robert Koch Institute, which is similar to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

November 13, 2020 ×

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It’s tummy time, baby!

It’s tummy time, baby!

Walking is over-rated. Sitting up is for suckers. Tummy time is all the rage and if you get your baby on this bandwagon, everything else will fall in to place! It is sooooo important to a baby’s development. By simply placing your baby on his/her tummy to play, you are […]

November 13, 2020 ×

Health, News

LRMC COVID-19 testing exceeds 50K

LRMC COVID-19 testing exceeds 50K

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center recently exceeded 50,000 COVID-19 tests in its effort to slow the spread of the virus overseas. Starting in February, LRMC’s Infectious Diseases Laboratory began testing for COVID-19 utilizing the Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase Diagnostic Panel, becoming the only U.S. military medical treatment facility in Europe with diagnostic […]

November 13, 2020 ×

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RHCE co-hosts physical readiness training leadership course

RHCE co-hosts physical readiness training leadership course

Trainers from Regional Health Command Europe, U.S. Army Europe, and Installation Management Command Europe recently conducted a pilot physical readiness training leadership course at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The course was designed to educate, enable, and empower leaders to effectively plan and lead PRT for their local unit with an […]

November 6, 2020 ×

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alyssa Green, 86th Medical Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of hematology, labels samples at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 15, 2020. The 86th Medical Group is the largest medical group in the United States Air Forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales)

Ramstein humanitarian efforts: Medical prowess

The 86th Medical Group is the largest Air Force clinic and largest USAFE medical group, and provides medical support worldwide as part of their mission.

November 6, 2020 ×