Month: March 2015

Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force’s premier colleges, March 31. Read more here:: Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers Bookmark It Hide...

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In Southfield, Senator Stabenow Announces Bipartisan HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today announced legislation to help people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and support those caring for a family member with this devastating illness. The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act would provide Alzheimer’s patients and their families with much-needed information about the disease and possible treatment options. The bill creates a new care-management planning session for newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients under Medicare. This new benefit would encourage doctors to diagnose more patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and will give patients access to a doctor visit to understand the diagnosis, treatment options, and what medical and community services are available. For over 25 years, Sen. Stabenow has been leading the effort to improve the way Alzheimer’s Disease is diagnosed, increase support for caregivers, and prioritize research into treatments and a cure. As a State Legislator in the 1980s, she chaired a joint committee of the House Public and Mental Health Committees on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders to improve the diagnosis, caregiver support and research of the disease. Now, Senator Stabenow is using her new role as Ranking Member of the Senate’s Finance Subcommittee on Health to champion early diagnosis and treatment options through Medicare. ‘The early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease can be terrifying for individuals and their families, especially when they don’t know what’s happening and don’t have a diagnosis,’ said Senator...

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone

NASA’s groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path towards launch and is officially authorized to transition into its next phase. Read more here:: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone Bookmark It Hide...

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