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Please watch this very moving video showing the beginning of the Air Force’s C-17 aeromedical evacuation process that involves ferrying wounded troops from Afghanistan to medical centers in Landstuhl, Germany, and the United States. It gives us a small glimpse of the sacrifices made on the battlefield and the efforts made to ensure our troops […]

For years, Pentagon officials have been worried about troops who have survived an IED blast seemingly ok, but are left suffering from serious concussions and worse. Now, there may be a way for medics to quickly and easily identify troops that have these injuries. These invisible wounds have a cumulative effect, with each successive head injury […]

Check this out. The Pentagon’s effort to help troops manage the emotional strains of combat took another step into the 21st Century today with the rollout of the T2 Mood Tracker smartphone app. Developed by the DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, nicknamed T2, the app lets troops and loved ones record and monitor their emotional reactions to […]

A Blood Transfusion in a Pill

by christian on January 29, 2010

Well, not quite, but close. Got a tip from a reader about a potentially revolutionary new drug that could prolong the life of a human who’s bleeding out from a severe wound. According to an article in the New Scientist, medical professionals are experimenting on a pill that can trick the body into thinking it’s […]

Interesting medical item running over at Military​.com: (UPI) Doctors at Brook Army Medical Center are testing a regeneration powder that could help injured soldiers regrow fingers and other body parts lost in battle. The powder, nicknamed ‘Pixie Dust’ after the fairy dust that enabled children to fly in Disney’s Peter Pan, is made from tissue […]