By: Jenni Benson USAG Public Affairs
An automated external defibrillator or AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. A heart arrhythmia is a heart rhythm problem that occurs when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't work properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.
By: Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC Public Affairs
On average, the Identification Card office at Fort Detrick, Md. assists between 200 and 220 customers per week, which includes military personnel and their families, civilian workers, and contractors. While these numbers may not mean much to the general public, this actually is quite an accomplishment.
By: Melissa Miller, USAMRMC Public Affairs
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, located in Silver Spring, Md., is one of the largest and most diverse biomedical research laboratories within the entire Department of Defense. For more than 60 years, WRAIR scientists have sought to understand, prevent, and treat the myriad of threats to Soldier health and performance. WRAIR also has overseas laboratories, including the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe, established in Germany in 1977.
By Pam Tucker Army Community Service
The dresses were lovely hanging in multi-hued groups on the racks: short, long, sparkly, refined, playful, and all colors of the rainbow.
By Patricia Harris, CLEOS Fort Detrick-Forest Glen
Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) located at Fredrick and Forest Glen partnered with the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to provided theatrical training to school age children from 1st to 5th grade. This joint effort gave the children an opportunity to enrich minds through performing arts, during the week of July 9-13, 2012.
By Chelsea Bauckman
Fort Detrick, in conjunction with the City of Frederick, hosted Fort Detrick Day at Baker Park on Sunday, August 22. Several hundred residents visited the outdoor event and took part in the displays and activities. Mission partners, such as the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Agency, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, the National Museum of Health and Medicine as well as other community groups hosted experiments, games, and demonstrations highlighting the work that takes place on Fort Detrick.
By: Shannon Bishop USAG Public Affairs
Increasingly, all over the U.S., more people are learning about the catastrophic effects of designer drugs. Designer drugs, despite what many believe, are not safe.