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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

Nov. 15, 2022

BAMC ranks among top hospitals in nation for surgical care

Brooke Army Medical Center was recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2021, ranking the hospital among the top 10 percent of participating hospitals for surgical care.Out of the 607 ACS NSQIP-eligible hospitals, BAMC was one of 40

Nov. 8, 2022

BAMC receives 2022 Digital Health Most Wired recognition

Brooke Army Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.The mission of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the

Nov. 1, 2022

BAMC to host Military Retiree Appreciation Day

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Brooke Army Medical Center and Joint Base San Antonio will once again host a Military Retiree Appreciation Day on Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon in the BAMC Medical Mall.The event is free and open to military retirees of all branches, as well as family members, widows and widowers, and surviving family

Oct. 28, 2022

Special remembrance ceremony honors families who lost their child

Brooke Army Medical Center held a special pediatric and perinatal remembrance ceremony Oct. 21 to honor and support families who lost an infant or child over the past year.“For many that are gathered here today it’s only been days, weeks or months since we experienced the loss of a precious child,” said U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Kody Witt. “With

Oct. 26, 2022

BAMC exercise sharpens warrior skills, builds readiness

Brooke Army Medical Center conducted a field training exercise Oct. 12-21 to focus on pre-deployment readiness and training.The semi-annual FTX is a four-phased event that includes planning, pre-deployment, Soldier Readiness Processing, medical team training and recovery to increase individual Soldier readiness, train new leaders on pre-deployment

Oct. 26, 2022

BAMC offers new prostate cancer therapy for patients

The Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Nuclear Medicine is now offering a newly approved treatment for patients who have prostate cancer.Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society estimates that 268,490 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this

Oct. 25, 2022

BAMC doctor honored as Hero of Military Medicine

The Brooke Army Military Center deputy commander for medical services received the inaugural Hero of Military Medicine San Antonio award from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc., Oct. 20.U.S. Air Force Col. (Dr.) Heather Yun, an infectious diseases physician, accepted the award during a ceremony held at the

Oct. 25, 2022

Walk-in Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines are Available

Walk-in Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines are Available!BAMC is administering the flu vaccine for ages 7 and up and the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine for ages 12 and up to beneficiaries on a walk-in basis on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., on the first floor near the ED entrance.

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