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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.

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

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