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DCoE hot-topic blogs of 2016 |

DCoE hot-topic blogs of 2016 |

DCoE hot-topic blogs of 2016

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THroughout 2016, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), National Center for Telehealth and Technology, AfterDeployment, Real Warriors Campaign and A Head for the Future addressed many issues related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury on their respective blogs.
These articles featured ways to prevent, recognize and treat depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or traumatic brain injury (TBI); tips for better sleep; how to manage sports injuries; and more.
Below is a snapshot of stories we think are worth a second look:
Disclaimer: Re-published content may have been edited for length and clarity.

The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors
The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program.
Related Topics:Warrior CareExtremities LossPhysical Disability

DARPA provides groundbreaking bionic arms to Walter Reed

Dr. Justin Sanchez, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Biological Technologies Office, fist-bumps with one of the first two advanced “LUKE” arms to be delivered from a new production line during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
DARPA is collaborating with Walter Reed to make bionic arms available to service members and veterans who are rehabilitating after suffering upper-limb loss
Related Topics:TechnologyInnovationWarrior CareMilitary Hospitals and Clinics

Military spouses and kids: Staying resilient

A pilot is greeted by his family during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station, Oceana. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alysia R. Hernandez)
As a military spouse, you have a lot on your plate – and if you’re also a parent, you have to balance those challenges with the needs of your children
Related Topics:Deployment HealthMental Health CareMental WellnessChildren's Health

Military medicine advances contribute to highest survival rates in history

Wounded Warriors participate in the track and field events of the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games at Shea Stadium in West Point. The DoD Warrior Games highlight the importance of adaptive sports and reconditioning activities in the recovery of all wounded warriors. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tynisha Daniel)
Military leaders and medical personnel were quick to realize that battlefield injuries could have long-term consequences for service members
Related Topics:Warrior Care

History of military medical advancements in brain injury treatment

Army Sgt. Liliane Milo, a medic with 4th Infantry Division, checks in Soldiers for Military Acute Concussion Evaluations.
Much of our TBI awareness stems from progress in brain injury research by military medicine
Related Topics:Military Medical HistoryTraumatic Brain Injury

DoD unveils redesigned National Resource Directory

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The National Resource Directory unveiled an updated design and layout this week.
Related Topics:Warrior Care

AMSUS: How to care for warriors who used to be wounded

Navy Capt. Walter Greenhalgh (far right), National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) director, moderated a discussion on care after acute injuries during the “I Used to be a Wounded Warrior” session at the recent AMSUS (the Society of Federal Health Professionals) meeting near Washington, D.C. Joining him on the stage are (l-r) Rory Cooper, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and professor of Bioengineering, Physical Medicine & Rehab, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh; retired Army Col. Greg Gadson; Larry Miller, retired U.S. Navy physician assistant and now with the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida; and Dr. Paul Pasquina, retired Army doctor and currently chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Military, civilian panel discuss how to help wounded service members move beyond their injuries and resume as normal a life as possible
Related Topics:Warrior Care

MHS clinicians focus on journey to high reliability at AMSUS 2016 conference

Deputy Surgeon General Navy Rear Adm. Terry Moulton addresses MHS clinicians at the 2016 AMSUS Conference.
MHS clinicians discuss issues, improving quality of care, and how they can become a high reliability organization at AMSUS 2016 conference
Related Topics:Quality and Safety of Health CareHealth Care Program EvaluationWarrior Care

Warrior Aircraft Program takes flight at WRNMMC

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
The Warrior Aircraft Program was granted the only waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly small aircraft
Related Topics:Warrior Care

Air Force supports improved method for transporting TBI patients

Cornerstone Research Group’s aeromedical evacuation stretcher is shown during a compatibility test on a KC-135 aircraft. (Courtesy photo)
Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine scientists are testing and evaluating a novel aeromedical evacuation stretcher designed to safely transport traumatic brain and spinal injury patients in air and ground vehicles
Related Topics:Traumatic Brain InjuryWarrior CareInnovationTechnology

New peer-support service launches

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The DoD “BeThere” peer support call and outreach center is staffed by peers who are veteran service members and family members of veterans
Related Topics:Suicide PreventionWarrior Care

Marks: Helping other service members matters most

Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks won two gold medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, setting world records in the 100-meter and 50-meter breaststroke swimming events. She is currently training for the 2020 Paralympic Games that will take place in Japan.
ESPY Award Winner Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks is reaching for higher heights in spite of her limitations and accomplishments
Related Topics:Warrior CareWarrior Games

New annual report highlights joint DoD/VA/HHS efforts to provide mental health services

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young
The 2016 Annual Report of the Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Health addresses several key areas in care, including how to improve the transition from military health care to the VA
Related Topics:Mental Health CareWarrior CareDoD/VA Sharing Initiatives

Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Health

This report provides an update on interdepartmental actions during 2015 and 2016 to fulfill the ITF recommendations, and outline continuing efforts to further improve mental health treatment and programs for Veterans, Service members, and their families.
Related Topics:Mental Health CareDoD/VA Sharing Initiatives

Warrior Care Month Recognition

In this memorandum, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter recognizes November as Warrior Care Month, an important DoD-wide effort to increase awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured Service members, as well as their families, caregivers and others to support them.

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