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Army's Walter Reed hospital closing

Army's Walter Reed hospital closing

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's 102-year-old flagship hospital in Washington, is preparing to close its doors for the last time, officials said.
Former Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

Former Sen. Bob Dole hospitalized

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., said Monday he is "making great strides" as he recovers from pneumonia and knee surgery in Washington.

Wounded GIs get presidential visit

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Wounded U.S. GIs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington got a visit from their commander in chief Tuesday.

Court rejects Iraq vet's suit

BOSTON, March 28 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that controversial filmmaker Michael Moore did not defame a wounded Massachusetts veteran in "Fahrenheit 911."

Lab will pay to infect people with malaria

SEATTLE, March 6 (UPI) -- Scientists in Seattle plan to pay people to catch malaria in order to test the safety and efficacy of new vaccines.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 2, 2008.
By United Press International
Byrd to return to Senate

Byrd to return to Senate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., will return to Capitol Hill next week after being hospitalized because of a back injury, his spokesman said.

Military healthcare reported improved

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- There has been significantly improved healthcare at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other U.S. military hospitals, government watchdogs told Congress.

Byrd broke no bones in fall

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who fell in his Virginia home this week, did not break any bones and is in good spirits, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Army hires Disney to change attitudes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has enlisted Disney to improve the attitudes of staff at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, for $800,000.

U.S. soldiers receive new psych training

STUTTGART, Germany, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Before U.S. soldiers deploy to the Iraq and Afghanistan military theaters, a new program called Battlemind offers psychological training.

Mental health needs of soldiers increases

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The mental health burden from screening of U.S. military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan is underestimated, a study found.

Military bacteria mystery may be solved

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A rare drug-resistant bacterium has spread throughout U.S. military hospitals around the world, killing at least 27 since the start of the Iraq war.

Report: Walter Reed reforms slow-going

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has released a report saying solutions to problems at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington are being slowed by staff shortages.

New amputee center to aid injured troops

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers who lost a limb in Afghanistan and Iraq now have access to additional resources thanks to a new amputee center in Washington.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007.
By United Press International

UPI Poll: Bush 'poor' on veterans

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush was seen as "poor" in providing Afghanistan and Iraq veterans healthcare, respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll said.

Panel recommends changes to veteran care

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A blue-ribbon panel is calling for major changes to the ways that medical care is provided for injured U.S. soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Bush: Libby decision was 'difficult'

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Tuesday said his decision to commute a jail term for convicted ex-vice presidential aide I. Lewis Libby was "very difficult."

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, June 26, 2007.

Walter Reed guard fires shots

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Bullets flew but no one was hurt Wednesday when a guard at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington opened fire on another officer he felt insulted him.

Combat-stressed soldiers need better care

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Washington's Walter Reed Army Hospital is state-of-the-art for soldiers who have lost limbs but the same isn't true for those who suffer combat disorders.

Troops in Iraq fight bugs, parasites

BAGHDAD, May 7 (UPI) -- A parasitic disease transmitted by sand flies has become so common in Iraq that troops call it the "Baghdad boil."

Baez bumped from concert for soldiers

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The "Not Welcome" mat was put out for folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Panel rebukes Walter Reed condition

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Walter Reed Army Hospital conditions for wounded Iraq veterans must be "completely overhauled," a Washington panel says.
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