miércoles, 25 de febrero de 2015

Wednesday Health.mil News Round-Up: Binding Wounds, Fighting to Serve: African-Americans in Military Medicine - Part 3, Integration to Today; Experts say more needs to be done to combat assaults on males; Fort Bliss Donors Recognized at Ceremony


The following articles were recently posted on Health.mil:
For decades, African-Americans serving in the U.S. military, including the medical system, worked under a separate, but most decidedly, unequal status. Despite showing bravery on the battlefield and perseverance in hospital wards from the Civil War to World War II, African-Americans in military medicine were not treated as equals to their white counterparts. But in 1948, with the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman would change that, at least in principle.
Experts urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, saying people must not look at sexual violence as exclusively a women's issue.
In recognition of National Blood Donor Month, the Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center held its fourth annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony to thank blood, platelet and plasma donors for a successful year. More than 120 donors, Soldiers and command teams attended the ceremony.

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