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September Monthly Discussion

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HDIAC will begin focusing each month on one of our eight focus areas. For September, we will focus on Medical. Use this space as a discussion board and feel free to post articles, videos or anything else regarding the medical focus area as it relates to the Department of Defense and benefit of the warfighter. 

September Monthly Discussion


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This looks very promising, though I would be interested in seeing how well it works in conjunction with a tourniquet. Specifically if it improves or hinders traditional tourniquet success rates. The press release also mentions that the inner layer contains antibiotics and pain relieving medication. but does not include any tissue regeneration or hemostatic properties. Is there a particular reason or benefit to keep the wound fresh, versus trying to heal it?


Captagon is providing enemy combatants an edge on the battlefield. How might the Department of Defense counter these emerging trend of PED exploitation by enemy forces? By responding in kind? Or by using some other, safer, technology to grant the U.S. warfighter a similar edge in battle?

Political instability and global conflict increase military operations and the need for military servicemen. Missions are longer, with multiple tours leading to less personal and recovery time. This demand impacts service members’ health and mental wellbeing. Many agencies look for ways to reduce mental strain and to treat service members suffering from memory loss, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, pain and poor performance.