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March 9, 2023

BAMC Interventional Radiology offers less invasive option for patients with disc degeneration

Brooke Army Medical Center Interventional Radiology offers a new, less invasive option for some patients who have disc degeneration.“Interventional Radiology performs minimally invasive image guided procedures, also known as pinhole surgery,” explained Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Matthew Taon, interventional radiologist. “The technology we use for this

March 9, 2023

New training course offers medics, nurses hands-on experience in austere environment

Army and Air Force personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine recently established a simulation training platform to increase readiness and meet Joint Commission requirements for staff development and training.The Tactical Trauma Reaction and Evacuation Crossover Course, or TTREX, is designed to test and validate

Feb. 10, 2023

Former BAMC commander speaks at Black History Month observance

Brooke Army Medical Center’s Black History Month observance Feb. 3 highlighted some of the trailblazers in military medicine.Retired Army Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby, former BAMC commander, was the guest speaker for the event.“This year’s theme is ‘Inspiring Change,’ a time to reflect on great Americans who by their bold actions, transcended their life

Feb. 6, 2023

IPPS-A launches Army-wide: BAMC military HR personnel here to help Soldier

Brooke Army Medical Center and Troop Command military human resources personnel have been working for more than a year to ensure a smooth transition to the new Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army, which launched Jan. 17.IPPS-A is an online human resources system that will provide integrated personnel, pay, talent and data capabilities in a

Jan. 31, 2023

New text service offers military healthcare updates, information

The San Antonio Market has launched a text messaging service to keep TRICARE beneficiaries informed about their local military healthcare system.Once they opt in on their phone or tablet, beneficiaries will receive up to 10 text messages per month on topics such as clinic hours of operation, health fairs, vaccine opportunities, pharmacy/lab

Jan. 26, 2023

BAMC using new robotic guidance system for spine surgery

Brooke Army Medical Center is now using a robotic guidance system for spinal surgery that’s decreasing post-surgery pain and recovery time.“This technology significantly improves the accuracy/precision of spinal instrumentation and is the way of the future regarding spine surgery,” said Air Force Col. (Dr.) Kenneth Bode, orthopedic spine

Jan. 26, 2023

BAMC receives award for environmental sustainability efforts

Brooke Army Medical Center received the 2022 Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award and the Greening the OR Recognition Award.The Partner for Change award recognizes superior performance in environmental sustainability, covering a range of different sustainability programs and activities. Winners have also made substantive progress on

Dec. 16, 2022

BAMC celebrates 25th anniversary of Level I trauma mission

Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Level I trauma verification during a ceremony Dec. 14 in the hospital’s Medical Mall.Several members of the military and civilian communities attended the event hosted by BAMC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen.Teyhen opened the ceremony by talking about the people who were

Nov. 28, 2022

Understanding Respiratory Infections

The nation is seeing an increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, and flu resulting in a surge in emergency visits and hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.RSV and flu affect the lungs, airways, sinuses or throat. While RSV and flu are not new and can occur year-round, these infections are more common

Nov. 16, 2022

Wounded Marine finishes 205-mile walk to the CFI on Veterans Day

 A wounded warrior walked 205 miles in 11 days carrying a 50-pound rucksack to show his support for other wounded service members.Retired Marine Cpl. Nick Perales, an amputee who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, walked from his home in Houston, to the Center for the Intrepid, arriving on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.In February 2011, Perales, a

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