A memo reportedly written two years ago by Maj. Nidal Hasan's supervisor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center says the accused Fort Hood shooter demonstrated "a pattern of poor judgment and a lack of professionalism" during his residency at the hospital.
They listen to tales of life's worst moments, but they can't go home and tell their spouses about what they've heard. Sometimes no amount of schooling is enough to shield them from taking on some of their patients' suffering.
It may sound like quack medicine, but electricity can help cuts and wounds heal faster. Studies published in the journal Nature in 2005 confirmed it: Our cells work like tiny chemical batteries. Wounds short-circuit them, and a jolt of voltage helps heal them.
Under a huge tent just outside the medical unit at Camp Liberty, shielded from the blazing sun, soldiers watch and cheer as two men at a time get their heads shaved. Clumps of hair fall to the hot sand below.
Following last year's exposés of neglect at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, one might get the impression that soldiers injured in action are simply dumped by the armed forces with little care or compensation.
Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Bleill lost both his legs above the knees when a bomb exploded under his Humvee while on patrol in Iraq on October 15, 2006. He has 32 pins in his hip and a 6-inch screw holding his pelvis together.
Amid concerns about terrorism and mail threats in a post-September 11 world, two organizations and hundreds of volunteers have stepped in to make sure wounded U.S. troops receive some much-needed holiday cheer.
The recent disclosure of the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Army Hospital highlighted the emotional and physical needs of the more than 25,000 Americans wounded in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The top general at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was fired Thursday, the military announced, following revelations of poor conditions in the building where troops who were wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq are treated.
Army Secretary Francis Harvey blamed a failure of leadership for substandard conditions in a building that is part of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and vowed Tuesday to move quickly to fix the problem.
The commander of a U.S. military hospital said Thursday she hopes many of those wounded and sent here for treatment after a suicide bombing on an American base in northern Iraq will be able to return to the United States for Christmas.
President Bush expressed his "heartfelt condolences" to the families of American troops killed in Tuesday's rocket attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, telling reporters they died in "a vital mission for peace."
The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq was arrested Thursday in Hamilton, New Jersey, after interrupting a campaign speech by first lady Laura Bush. As police hauled her away, she shouted "police brutality."
Because the nation was at peace during my own time on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, I -- like every man I know -- have often wondered whether, faced with the terror and the horror of combat, my own courage and honor would have met the test and been affirmed. I can only hope so. I will never know.
President Bush will mark the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with a high-profile speech on Friday touting the coalition's accomplishments there before broadening into a review of global progress in the war against terror, administration officials said.
One of the nation's leading veterans' service organizations accuses the Pentagon of "severely restricting" its counselors from visiting wounded and injured service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.