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Medical Minute: Update on virus variant, Janssen vaccine, DEERs data

Medical Minute: Update on virus variant, Janssen vaccine, DEERs data

We have been together in this fight against COVID-19 for just over a year now. A year ago this week, I gave Ramstein leadership the first of many medical briefings. During that briefing, I reported just over 1,500 confirmed cases and three deaths in Germany. This week, Germany exceeded 2.5 […]

March 12, 2021 ×

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Spring marks beginning of tick season

Spring marks beginning of tick season

Tick exposure can occur year-round, but ticks are most active during the upcoming warmer months from March to September. Public Health Command Europe’s Entomology Department provides helpful tips and tricks for tick prevention. “Ticks are pesky little critters and can carry several potentially serious diseases,” explained Lt. Col. Sheryl Pedersen, […]

March 5, 2021 ×

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German approach to COVID-19

German approach to COVID-19

It’s been more than one year since the emergence of COVID-19, and countries around the globe have handled it in their own way. Airmen arriving to Germany from another assignment may find themselves wondering how their host nation country is handling the pandemic and how to stay informed about local […]

March 5, 2021 ×

Features, Health

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 ×

Community, Health

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 ×

Health, News

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 ×

Features, Health

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 ×