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Joseph Caravalho Jr., MD, Selected as New Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine President, CEO


Army Major General (Dr.) Joseph Caravalho, Jr., a 1983 graduate of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine ("America's Medical School"), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), was selected as the next president and chief...
26-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Unit History of Suicide Attempt Increases Suicide Risk for Troops

Does a previous suicide attempt in a soldier’s unit increase the risk of additional suicide attempts? According to a study, “Risk of Suicide Attempt Associated with Previous Attempts in One’s Army Unit,” published July 26, 2017 in JAMA...
24-Jul-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Failure Biomarker Linked to Rare Genetic Tumor-Causing Diseases

Galectin-3, a protein that promotes cancer cell growth and is used as a biomarker for heart failure, has been linked to tumors observed in two rare genetic diseases, according to a study published July 11, 2017, in eLife
11-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Military Kids Use Virtual, Augmented Reality to STEMulate Learning

Donning high-tech virtual and augmented reality simulators, while testing out revolutionary modular prosthetic limbs and interacting with experts in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math, a group of about 23 middle school-aged...
21-Jun-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Genetic Mutations Linked to Eczema

A genetic mutation could be the cause of severe eczema, according to new research published June 19 in Nature Genetics by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Researchers believe these new findings could...
19-Jun-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Army Family Physician, Uniformed Services University Alumnus Among NASA’s New Astronaut Class


NASA officials announced their newest class of astronaut candidates and Army Maj. (Dr.) Francisco “Frank” Rubio, 41, a Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) graduate is among the select group of trainees.
9-Jun-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What do Military Kids and Pokemon Go Have in Common?


Approximately 20 middle school-aged children of military service members, will use prosthetic limbs and virtual and augmented (think Pokemon Go) reality to gain a deeper understanding of the healing process of an amputee while learning science,...
30-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Vaccine Strategy Identified for Explosive Emerging Diseases

A ‘designer’ manganese-peptide antioxidant of the world’s toughest bacterium, combined with radiation, have shown to be successful in the development of a vaccine to counter Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV), a biothreat agent, and...
30-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence

The recent string of violence among families throughout the country have increased the need for community resources to support those touched by the tragedies. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS...
21-Apr-2009 12:10 PM EDT

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