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It was too much for families to take when the kids of wounded warriors recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center found they were assigned to new schools. So, they made a special request for a change of assignment.
Internal memos obtained by USA Today show that operating room hours have been cut, mental health beds reduced and routine appointments delayed.
The three teams vying for the master developer role at Walter Reed presented their broad plans to the community Thursday night, each bringing a collection of high-value institutional, residential, financial or retail partners to the table.
Throughout centuries of war, dogs have been by service members' sides, whether they're helping save lives in the battlefield or helping them heal.
More than 200 victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are healing from injuries sustained in the blast. Several of those victims are working to re-build their lives with the loss of a limb.
Imagine showing up for work each day with this task: Trying to save the life of a hero. The chief of surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center talks with WTOP about the daunting duty.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a rabies death in Maryland was caused by an organ transplant.
On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Staff Sgt. James Sides throws a mat on the white tile floor and plops down. He's about 20 minutes late to yoga, but his classmates don't seem to care. To his right, Cpl. Nathan Jakubison reaches his hands toward his left foot, making sure to avoid the metal pins sticking out of his shin. To his left, Sgt. Mike Nicholson, 23, has no legs to stretch over, but rather focuses on extending his spine.