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Are you mentally fit enough?

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Are you mentally fit enough?

Flip off safety. Identify target. Aim weapon. Exhale. Think about late rent. Rehash tight budget. Tally up additional bills. Fire. Learning the ability to focus completely on the present moment despite other distractions -- also known as mindfulness -- can help servicemembers be safer, train better, and be more effective downrange. It can

Madigan earns national award for green practices

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Madigan earns national award for green practices

The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned it the Greenhealth Emerald Award. Madigan competed alongside civilian and military hospitals on a national level to be recognized for its superior sustainability program in areas such as air emissions, water, recycling, green buildings, environmentally-friendly purchasing, nutritional practices and leadership. "We have

Madigan nurse earns top valor award

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Madigan nurse earns top valor award

In recognition of putting her life in danger to save train crash victims, Tanya Porter was awarded the Secretary of the Army Award for Valor on June 1 by Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper at the Pentagon. Just before an Amtrak train derailed south of DuPont, Washington, on

Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

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Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

Whether they're struggling with marital strife, grief, combat-related stress or other issues, service members here can get easy access to behavioral health care. Across Army Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center is one of just a handful of locations that offers all 12 behavioral health service line programs in house. "Here, at Madigan,

Madigan now offers LGBT support group

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Madigan now offers LGBT support group

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemembers can now join a newly-formed support group at Madigan Army Medical Center. The LGBT support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. at the Richmond Conference Room. Servicemembers can participate on a drop-in basis. "We want to be able to support the

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Walk to Remember addresses loss of a child

One by one, the children’s names were spoken aloud, candles were lit and the silence was broken. “It’s really our passion to change the culture of silence around pregnancy and loss, to speak your baby’s name and tell your story,” said Miriam Krause, the guest speaker at Madigan

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DENTAC, Red Cross train dental assistants

Service members and family members are learning to do medical charting, conduct dental exams and help with fillings and sealants thanks to a dental assistant training program here. Ten students are studying to be dental assistants in the second class of the American Red Cross Dental Assistant

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