• Military to bring eye care to front lines with mobile app

    Eye injuries in a deployed setting can be a significant setback for any Airman, but new telemedicine capabilities are helping to keep them in the fight. With funding from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Air Force and Army medical researchers are developing a HIPAA-compliant smart phone application to connect providers downrange with on-call ophthalmologists either in-theater or at a clinic.
  • 59 MDW sub app on AF Connect

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The 59th Medical Wing sub-app is now live in AF Connect, the new Air Force-wide mobile app.AF Connect augments command communication by placing multiple resources in a single location, making it easier than ever to stay up to date and in touch with your command.In the 59th MDW sub-app, users can access the
  • It’s a New Day: Collaborative medicine saves sickle cell patient

    Imagine being alone at home lying in bed, your loved one hundreds of miles away and you’re experiencing debilitating pain in both legs. You call 911 for help, and crawl down a flight of stairs so paramedics don’t have to break down the door.This is exactly what happened to 36-year-old Alexis Piper, who has been battling sickle cell anemia since she
  • METC respiratory therapy instructors train Fort Hood EMS paramedics

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas —Two instructors with the Medical Education and Training Campus Respiratory Therapy Technician program at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston have been traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, to train emergency medical services personnel.Petty Officer 1st Class Christian Miranda, a Navy hospital corpsman,
  • JBSA Family Advocacy Program keeps families safe

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO–LACKLAND, Texas —The largest family advocacy program in the Air Force, which is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, provides a steady hand when life’s plans go off the rails.“We can’t have successful missions if families are suffering and struggling,” said Capt. Isaiah Carter, 59th Mental Health Squadron family
  • Restructure of Family Health Clinic

    The 59th Medical Wing recently executed a restructure of its Family Health Clinic to create two units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries.This restructure comes as part of the greater U.S. Air Force's move to ensure readiness of all active duty Airmen through organizational culture changes which focus on
  • Buckley Pharmacy makes DoD history, creates faster service times for patients

    The Buckley Pharmacy conducted a study in February to determine the time it took an employee to locate and provide a prescription to the customer. The study revealed the average time was three minutes. After recognizing this, the pharmacy implemented the PickPoint system, the first of its kind at any military installation in the Department of
  • 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participates in National Disaster Medical System exercises

    Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participated in two National Disaster Medical System exercise events at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 20.
  • MacDill AFB provides wounded warriors unique treatment

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- On November 20, 2011, Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Burgess, a psychological operations specialist, found himself deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. During a mission in which his unit was tasked with clearing improvised explosive devices from an area, Burgess accidentally stepped on one, causing it to
  • Brooke Army Medical Center marks robust year for civilian trauma care

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The numbers are telling when it comes to Brooke Army Medical Center's robust trauma care mission. Over the past year, the Level I Trauma Center in central San Antonio delivered care to more than 4,000 trauma patients, including 750 burn patients, throughout Southwest Texas, the hospital's top

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