With soldiers stationed across the globe, doctors and health specialists are equipped to understand foreign diseases and possibly dangerous environmental conditions.
For instance, Army medical professionals receive education and training in how to lessen exposure to infectious diseases such as avian influenza and malaria for soldiers abroad. Most of this prevention occurs before leaving the United States, though. Medical staff also must know the ins and outs of keeping patients healthy in freezing temperatures, scorching heat and at high altitudes [source: U.S. Army Medical Department].
Like civilian medical professionals, Army medical teams are trained to treat traumatic brain injuries as well as more troublesome strains of staph bacteria that can cause infections in patients.
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