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2011-03-26 00:00:29

Leading Technology Integrator Installs Navy Dental Digital Imaging (DDI) Solution throughout all NNMC Dental Departments Crofton, Md. (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Force 3, delivering innovative data center, unified communications and security solutions, today announced the deployment completion of the Navy's Dental Digital Imaging (DDI) solution throughout the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda (NNMC). The deployment consisted of Navy DDI installation and training throughout all Dental...

2009-05-01 09:00:00

Trauma resulting from high-energy blasts is one possible underlying cause ROSEMONT, Ill., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marines and other military personnel who are wounded in combat as the result of a high-energy trauma, such as a bomb blast, are likely to develop an abnormality known as heterotopic ossification. In this condition, bone forms within the soft tissues, such as muscle located near a fracture or other bone injury. New research conducted at the National Naval Medical Center...

2008-07-03 21:00:22

U.S. President Bush broke ground Thursday on a new hospital in Maryland that will combine services for all branches of the military. The $970 million Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is scheduled to open in 2011, The Washington Post reported. The hospital is to combine the functions of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. At this new center, wounds will be healed, medical knowledge will be advanced, lives will be rebuilt, Bush said. And...

2008-07-03 12:00:55

Walter Reed National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland 10:06 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, Deputy Secretary England, for that generous introduction. I am so honored to be here at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. This is often called the "President's Hospital." The reason why is this is where the President gets medical care. But I'm relieved today not to be on the treadmill, weighing in and getting a blood test. (Laughter.) I also will tell you that...

2008-07-03 12:00:54

By Kate Wiltrout, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 3--PORTSMOUTH -- A 13-bed unit soon to be created at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center will allow injured sailors and Marines to live near their doctors and therapists while recovering. Called The Patriots' Inn, the unit will be on the seventh floor of the old hospital building. The 18,500-square-foot unit will include office space for Navy liaisons, disability counselors and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs....

2008-07-03 09:01:19

By KATE WILTROUT By Kate Wiltrout The Virginian-Pilot PORTSMOUTH A 13-bed unit soon to be created at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center will allow injured sailors and Marines to live near their doctors and therapists while recovering. Called The Patriots' Inn, the unit will be on the seventh floor of the old hospital building. The 18,500-square-foot unit will include office space for Navy liaisons, disability counselors and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs....

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2007-03-04 17:35:00

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers promised a quick response and sought an independent commission as they expressed outrage Sunday over the poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I'm worried about if it's this bad at the outpatient facilities at Walter Reed, how is it in the rest of the country? Because Walter Reed is our crown jewel," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. In a letter Sunday to Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday, Schumer asked...

2006-08-01 13:07:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Tuesday he was "feeling fine" after his annual medical exam, but hinted that he might have gained weight by saying he may have eaten too many birthday cakes. The U.S. president, who turned 60 on July 6, visited Bethesda Naval Medical Center for the exam. While there was no immediate word from the White House on the details of the exam, the president was pronounced to be in the superior category for fitness a year ago. He works out...

2005-08-25 10:48:56

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A military panel voted on Thursday to close the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which has treated U.S. presidents and soldiers including Iraq-war casualties over nearly a century in the U.S. capital. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted 8-0, with one abstention, to close the Walter Reed campus and combine its operations with the nearby Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. The closure will affect 5,630 jobs, many of which...

2005-08-25 09:25:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A military base review panel voted on Thursday to close the historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus in Washington, D.C., and combine its operations with the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. The closure of the facility, which has treated thousands of patients since the Iraq war began, will affect 5,630 jobs. Many of the jobs will move to Bethesda and a new community hospital at Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia. The plan will cost $989 million,...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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