Medical

Operation Good Heart Gives Iraqi Girl a Second Chance at Life

BALAD, Iraq – As an Iraqi girl and her mother carefully stepped out of a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, they turned to find nearly an entire village anxious and waiting for their return from a two-month long journey. As the young Iraqi girl climbed out, she found herself smothered with kisses and hugs from the villagers as children threw …

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Afghan, Coalition SOF Medical Personnel Help People of Shindand

KABUL, Afghanistan – Local medical professionals are working hand-in-hand with the Afghan National Army Commandos of the 207th Corps and medical personnel with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan to provide medical assistance for the people of Shindand District, Herat Province. This melting pot of caregivers from different backgrounds and abilities have come together to operate a medical clinic …

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Special Ops Troops Help Sick Afghan Baby

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan baby boy Ramazan had an incredibly bleak future for most of his short life. Not even a year old, the infant was hanging on by a thread, unable to eat normally due to a congenital defect that left an opening in the palate of his mouth. Finally, in late January, he was brought by his …

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TREXPO Tactical Medicine Conference

This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Long Beach, California. There are additional days dedicated to other tactical training sessions, which are visible by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. The following is the Tuesday, March 31st schedule: 0900-1000 hrs SWAT Nutrition: Fueling the Tactical Machine – Presented by Dan Olesnicky, MD, …

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GH Therapy and SOF/Joint problems

GH therapy and possible applications to connective tissue/joint degeneration in SOF and other active populations. A common issue for athletes and other active populations is joint and connective tissue pain with various causes and diagnosis such as tendonitis, bursitis, cartilage degeneration, to name a few. The use of various anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as nutritional supplements (e.g., Glucosamine, fish oils, …

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