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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.

Oct. 14, 2022

Pediatric CCAT mission helps save critically ill child

A team from Brooke Army Medical Center recently flew to Guam to transport a critically ill boy to Rady Children’s hospital in San Diego for treatment.Aegon Pestanas was hospitalized in Guam after presenting with human metapneumovirus, which led to severe pneumonia and several other complications. Symptoms commonly associated with HMPV include

Oct. 13, 2022

Researchers publish groundbreaking study on trauma-related sleep disorder

A team of military and civilian researchers has identified a new sleep disorder that’s been disrupting the lives of trauma survivors for decades, if not centuries.The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine published the groundbreaking study, titled “Clinical and polysomnographic features of trauma associated sleep disorder,” on its site in August.While

Oct. 12, 2022

Chief medical officer earns top honor for excellence in health care

San Antonio Market’s chief medical officer received a top honor from the American Academy of Family Physicians for his outstanding contributions as a physician leader.The AAFP presented the Robert Graham Physician Executive Award to U.S. Army Col. Timothy Switaj during a ceremony Sept. 20 for his achievements in family medicine and safe, quality

Oct. 4, 2022

BAMC launches new texting option for prescription activation

TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to activate their new prescriptions at the Brooke Army Medical Center Main Out-Patient Pharmacy and most of the outlying pharmacy locations with a few simple texts.The Q-Anywhere text messaging service, which launches Oct. 3, allows beneficiaries to manage their prescriptions from their mobile device using

Sept. 21, 2022

Commander receives top honor for ‘groundbreaking’ physical therapy career

Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen recently received the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, the association’s highest membership category.This honor is eligible to APTA physical therapists who have demonstrated unwavering efforts to advance the physical therapy

Sept. 20, 2022

Divine intervention: NICU nurse helps fellow pregnant nurse after roadside mishap

A nurse who works in the Oncology/Hematology Infusion Clinic was on her way to work at Brooke Army Medical Center the morning of Aug. 31 when she experienced what she thought was a Braxton-Hicks contraction.The pain caused Cristina Wheeler to drive up on the curb when she was entering the main gate, causing her tire to blow out. She was in the far

Sept. 20, 2022

BAMC re-designated as Texas Ten Step facility for maternity care excellence

Brooke Army Medical Center received high marks once again from the Texas Ten Step Program for its commitment to the pursuit of excellence in maternity care and practices.BAMC achieved a score of 95 percent this year, well above the current requirement of 85 percent.The Texas Ten Step program provides resources and a framework to help birthing

Sept. 20, 2022

BAMC Behavioral Health professionals, resources are here to help

Across the nation, suicide has been prevalent in the general population over the past decade, due to a myriad of events increasing the need for behavioral health (or mental health) services throughout the community and world.Despite these events, military suicide rates are showing an encouraging decrease. The Department of Defense 2021 annual

Aug. 26, 2022

Women’s Equality Day: Female leaders blaze a trail in military medicine

While countless groundbreaking women paved the way, an all-female leadership team is blazing new trails in modern military medicine.As a first for military medicine here, there’s a female commanding general and deputy/vice commander at the helm of the 59th Medical Wing and Brooke Army Medical Center, as well as an all-female command team at the San

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