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Madigan Public Affairs

Ian Gunyea, right, a certified physician assistant, charts patient notes at Madigan Army Medical Center on May 17.

Madigan Army Medical Center

Madigan Public Affairs

The accreditation looked at not just the bariatric surgery program itself, but also at supporting subspecialties such as emergency medicine and interventional radiology.

10th Medical Group

Published: 01:18PM May 24th, 2018

Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Marc Neuffer, chief of cornea and refractive surgery at the 10th Medical Group, corrected Air Force satellite engineer Capt. Brent Danner’s degenerative eye condition with an innovative laser surgery, called collagen crosslinking.

Performance Triad Guide

Published: 01:17PM May 24th, 2018

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nonactive adults need about 0.4 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. According to the Performance Triad Guide, service members conducting three to five physical readiness training sessions per week, plus strength training or endurance training, need 0.7 to 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight.

Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 02:48PM April 26th, 2018

The Joint Tele-Critical Care Network’s center in Madigan’s hospital tower opened April 18.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Published: 02:46PM April 26th, 2018

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and one forgotten aspect of alcohol to be aware of is the calories.

Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 02:11PM April 5th, 2018

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members can now join a newly-formed support group at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Madigan Army Medical Center

Published: 04:30PM March 29th, 2018

Residents at Madigan Army Medical Center are reducing the use of opioids by surgery patients thanks to new quality improvement projects.

National Nutrition Month

Published: 04:29PM March 29th, 2018

Spring is the time for fresh starts and new beginnings — a time to look, once again, at priorities and motivations. As National Nutrition Month comes to a close, the attention brings the importance of dietary choices into sharper focus.

Vision Health

Published: 12:15PM March 2nd, 2018

According to the National Eye Institute, keratoconus is the most common corneal dystrophy — degeneration of tissue of the cornea — in the U.S., affecting one in every 2,000 Americans. Now, with corneal cross-linking, Madigan Army Medical Center is treating the disease successfully.

Regional Health Command-Pacific

Published: 12:19PM March 2nd, 2018

When a fellow passenger lost oxygen and experienced chest pains last summer while flying at 35,000 feet in the air, Dr. Curtis Hobbs, of Madigan Army Medical Center, stepped up to stabilize him and make sure he landed safely.

Georgian Ministry of Defense

Published: 02:07PM February 1st, 2018

Stepping into the role of senior medical adviser for the Georgian Ministry of Defense in February, Frank Bannister is nearing completion of a yearlong deployment.

Fitness Trackers

Published: 02:06PM February 1st, 2018

These heat maps from fitness trackers can show military bases and may be used to target individuals.

Nutrition

Published: 02:05PM February 1st, 2018

The key to good nutrition is eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, diary, lean meats and fish.

Warrior Transition Battalion

Published: 01:24PM January 4th, 2018

Among the 14 courses to the Career Skills Program on JBLM is the only roofing education program in the Department of Defense.

Clinical Nutrition Services

Published: 01:23PM January 4th, 2018

Doing some meal preparation ahead of time, like on the weekend, can work. Also, involve the whole family in choosing and using new recipes.

Published: 04:17PM January 21st, 2016

More teenaged military family members can now get their health care needs taken care of right in their schools thanks to the recent opening of three more School Based Health Centers.

Published: 04:17PM January 21st, 2016

Starting Feb. 1, several changes to the TRICARE Pharmacy benefit will take effect, notably the online refill system and the copay costs for retail network pharmacies and home delivery.

Published: 11:47AM January 7th, 2016

For the second year running, a Madigan Army Medical Center doctor earned the honor of being named the Military Health System Junior Army Female Physician Leadership Award.

Published: 11:47AM January 7th, 2016

When the Shelton family leaves each day for work, there’s a good chance they’ll see each other before their days are through.

Published: 12:00AM November 24th, 2015

It’s not every day that a training module for Soldiers would include lying down on yoga mats and simulating sleep techniques, but on a cold and wet November morning, more than 1,400 Soldiers and family members of the 555th Engineer Brigade did just that in support of the new Performance Triad program the unit is piloting for Army Medicine.

Published: 12:00AM November 24th, 2015

Current and former service members have family building opportunities.