Category Archives: Medical

VA Healthcare 2018–There’s Still Time To Register

We’re just weeks away from VA Healthcare 2018, the most momentous healthcare event finding solutions to benefit the VA!The conference will be taking place at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD,  which features a 3,000 seat theater, 308 luxurious … Continue reading

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations abandoned physical requirements since 1999.  The agency had requirements in place from 1980 to 1999 but for some reason, perhaps due to 9/11, physical fitness performance guidelines fell by the wayside. This changed in 2015 … Continue reading

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    MATBOCK  has been named to the 50 Innovative Companies in Combat Medicine and Battlefield Healthcare 2016  by Visiongain. Visiongain is a leading business information portal, helping customers keep abreast of key changes taking place in their industry.  Established … Continue reading

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In February 2014, we introduced our readers to RevMedx’s XSTAT system designed specifically to rapidly treat gunshot wounds in the field. The XSTAT has been used by the military since 2013 with exceptional results. The FDA has now approved XSTAT … Continue reading

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PerSys S.O.S. Definitely Add This To Your IFAK!

PerSys has introduced a dressing that I’ll simply describe as fast-food for treatment of an open chest wound. It address all of the important issues encountered by anyone attempting to deal with an open chest wound in less than optimal … Continue reading

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DARPA Invests In Sensorized Prosthetics

Years of returning war wounded Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans have focused the medical industry on developing prosthetic technology that more closely resembles a real limb or extremity. For example, researchers at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Case Western … Continue reading

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RevMedX’s X Stat May Stop Battlefield Hemorrhaging In As Little As 15 Seconds.

I picked up on this article in Popular Science written by Rose Pastore and I want to bring it to our readers attention since it has a profound and positive implication for battlefield trauma care. RevMedx, an Oregon based startup … Continue reading

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Army Gets New Individual First Aid Kit, the IFAK II reported that soldiers will now be issued a new Individual First Aid Kit or IFAK2. The new, enhanced, kit contains the same treatment supplies as the original kit but adds a second tourniquet CAT, a tactical combat casualty card … Continue reading

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) A Technological Leap In Prosthetics.

Targeted Reinnervation  was developed by Dr. Todd Kuiken at Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Dr. Gregory Dumanian at Northwestern University’s Division of Plastic Surgery. The term innervation refers to the proliferation of nerve ending and neurons through … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2013 – B3 Blast Gauge System

  The central theme at year’s SOFIC Conference was force sustainment. No other critical need has a higher priority for USSOCOM. Anything that can be done to ensure the well being of the operator and his family will be done. … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2013–Rogue Gunfighter

The folks at TAG and Rogue Gunfighter gave me a sneak peek at their new “No Vis” medical kit. Unlike the traditional approach, which calls for wearing an individual medical kit on your belt or vest, Rogue Gunfighter’s med kit … Continue reading

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Soldiers Could Soon See Protective Camouflage Paint

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi, led by Robert Y. Lochhead Ph.D., have developed a thin camouflage paint that will protect an operator’s face from the 1000+ degree heat of an IED blast. The new camo paint is a silicon-based … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Researchers Awarded Patent for Microclimate Cooling (MCC) Technology.

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, with the help of engineers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, discovered that over-cooling the skin can slow heat loss, while under-cooling the skin results … Continue reading

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Colgate Wisp

I run across a lot of stuff at Fog Horn but when I came across Colgate’s Wisp, I said to myself, man I wish I had a few of these in my pack. Folks that spend a large part of … Continue reading

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The Question of Lethality…

Central to the M4 problem is the question of lethality. Is the M4 sufficiently lethal to do the job, and to remain the standard issue carbine for the U.S. Army? To answer it we need to dimension what constitutes lethal; regrettably … Continue reading

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USSOCOM Solicitation – Biomedical Research Topic

This is came to us today from Itecs Insider ( Biomedical Research Topic – USSOCOM is soliciting pre-proposals focused on applied biomedical research topics that may be of interest to Special Operations Forces (SOF)-relevant aspects of medical care, particularly related … Continue reading

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