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Latest Walter Reed Army Medical Center Stories

2013-09-28 08:20:04

FORT KNOX, Ky., Sept. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Dr. Fred Lough, the seeds of service to country were sown when he was very young. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130928/DC88336 ) He grew up in a family with a history of service. His father, Brig. Gen. Frederick C. Lough, was a U.S. Military Academy graduate, who served during World War II, helping battle the Axis powers in several North African and European campaigns, who went on to complete a 40-year...

2013-06-14 12:27:01

FORT KNOX, Ky., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a May day in 2006, one Soldier's life changed forever--and nearly ended. "I almost died several times," said Col. Gregory Gadson, about the minutes and first few hours after his vehicle hit an IED in Iraq, causing severe injuries to both his legs and his right arm. "But now, six years later, I am flourishing, still on active duty, with a good quality of life expectation." He was serving as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field...

2012-11-27 12:20:20

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded three task orders in September to provide initial outfitting and transition (IO&T) services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala. Under these task orders, General Dynamics will plan, purchase, deliver and install medical and information technology (IT) equipment and furniture in support of new...

2011-09-29 10:53:00

Walter Reed employees moved to Bethesda without adequate parking, transportation plan WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees is voicing its concern over the lack of progress in securing parking for thousands of Walter Reed Army Medical Center employees who have been transferred to the new Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda. More than 6,600 employees work at the new consolidated medical center, yet there are...

2010-03-25 15:05:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) Directorate of Information Management to provide information technology services. The contract has a seven month base period of performance, a single one-year option, one two month option, and a total value of $26 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed at WRAMC...

2010-03-09 06:40:50

A single session of heat therapy using the ThermoMedâ“ž¢ device appears to be as effective as a 10-day intravenous course of sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) for the treatment of Leishmania major skin lesions, according to a new study by Naomi Aronson and her colleagues at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). Results from the randomized treatment trial, which involved 56 military personnel who...

2009-12-15 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 21-year old Airman severely wounded in Afghanistan is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after several surgeries and an unprecedented transplant. The procedure performed by medical teams at Walter Reed and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, is the first known case of successful isolation and transplantation of insulin producing cells following severe trauma requiring complete removal of the pancreas. When...

2009-05-20 13:17:00

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tammy Duckworth returned Wednesday to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a key site in her long recovery from wounds suffered in Iraq, to take the oath of office as the chief spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "I am so honored to serve the Obama administration by helping to care for our Veterans," Assistant Secretary Duckworth said. "They are our nation's greatest treasure and deserve the best care available. I fully support...

2009-03-16 09:50:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center is the latest institution to be added to a number of academic centers involved in a clinical trial that is investigating the safety and efficacy of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) using the Sonablate(R) 500 for the treatment of locally recurrent prostate cancer following failed external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). The technology of using HIFU with the Sonablate is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure...

2009-02-27 09:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orthopaedic surgeon David Polly Jr., MD, was elected Secretary of the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (http://www.aaos.org/), at its 2009 Annual Meeting. Dr. Polly will also sit on the Academy's Board of Directors. Currently a professor and chief of spinal surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Polly also served his country on active duty...