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TAMC Tip: Physical therapy

TAMC Tip: Physical therapy

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to opioids for long-term pain management. In March 2016, the CDC released guidelines urging non-opioid approaches for the management of chronic pain. Patients have a choice about the kind of treatment they receive. Before accepting a prescription for opioids, patients should talk to their health care providers […]

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TAMC pharmacies integral part of patient care

TAMC pharmacies integral part of patient care

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tripler Army Medical Center, also known as TAMC, celebrates pharmacy week on Oct. 15-20. During this time, the pharmacy staff is recognized for its invaluable commitment to each patient while providing safe and quality pharmacy services.

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RHC-P commander meets incoming USARPAC development advisor

RHC-P commander meets incoming USARPAC development advisor

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sandra Minkel, the new senior development advisor to the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Ebony Tran, the deputy development advisor, met with Brig. Gen Bertram C. Providence, commander of Regional Health Command-Pacific, last week, in Honolulu.

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USAHC-SB prioritizes chronic pain treatment

USAHC-SB prioritizes chronic pain treatment

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chronic pain and the over-prescribing of opioids are major issues in the Army. Forty-five percent of Soldiers and 50 percent of veterans suffer from pain on a regular basis. One of the issues is that prescription opioids are really not that effective for managing chronic non-cancer pain, but are often used at the tip of the spear for pain management.

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Hepatitis C should not be a surprise

Hepatitis C should not be a surprise

| October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, more than 4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis, and 75 percent of people with Hepatitis C were born from 1945-1965. This is why health care professionals at Tripler Army Medical Center, also known as TAMC, and at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, or USAHC-SB, stress the importance of testing for Hepatitis C.

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Campaign stresses education, command commitment

Campaign stresses education, command commitment

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Letty Fierro spent her 25th birthday in an emergency room recovering from injuries received by a man she thought she could change. Fierro was the guest speaker at the 2017 Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation signing ceremony at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center, here, Sept. 29.

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Tripler kicks off the annual flu vaccination campaign

Tripler kicks off the annual flu vaccination campaign

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Getting a flu vaccine annually is the best way to protect service members and their families against this contagious respiratory illness that has the potential to impact the Department of Defense’s force readiness and mission.

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TAMC Tip: Service to our patients

TAMC Tip: Service to our patients

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Service is important to Tripler Army Medical Center.

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Have you been bitten by a spider?

Have you been bitten by a spider?

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tripler Army Medical Center, also known as TAMC, sees many patients in the emergency room claiming a spider has bitten them.

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TAMC strives to improve the patient experience

TAMC strives to improve the patient experience

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Within the last year, TAMC has updated and rebuilt three major clinics: the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit and, most recently, the Pediatric Specialty Clinic.

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