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  • Travis AFB bolsters USAF aeromedical evacuation capabilities amid COVID-19

    Travis Air Force Base is now one of three staging areas for the U.S. Air Force’s specialized aeromedical evacuation missions relating to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • David Grant USAF Medical Center reaches new heights

    David Grant USAF Medical Center is stepping into the new decade with a renewed Joint Commission accreditation.
  • DGMC celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

    A typical day at the David Grant USAF Medical Center consists of more than 1,500 outpatient visits and 60 emergency department visits. While the hallways and medical areas are filled with patients, there are also Airmen working behind the scenes in the Clinical and Pathology Laboratory.
  • Team Travis’ innovation, worldwide role on display in visit

    Members of 18th Air Force toured Travis Air Force Base, California, March 4 to 8, sampling the airpower Team Travis brings to the fight around the world.
  • DGMC treats teen stroke patient with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    Samantha Pipkin has three goals for 2019: wear high heels to her senior prom, get a driver’s license and shake hands with the principal when she receives her diploma from Paradise High School, Paradise, California. Normally, these actions would be easy for a teenager but they are a reach for Sam, who suffered a stroke Feb. 2, 2017, a month after celebrating her 16th birthday. After 18 months of physical therapy, Sam is now undergoing hyperbaric oxygen treatment at the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base.
  • Remembering when DGMC moved to its current home

    When contractors turned over the keys to the David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California Oct. 21, 1988, the medical center officially became Air Force property. However, it would take another 60 days to make it ready to receive patients.
  • DGMC doctors perform first Air Force Y-90 cancer treatment

    Two Air Force interventional radiologist at the Travis Air Force Base, California, perform the first Air Force-only liver cancer treatment on a patient with Y-90 radioembolization Sept. 7.
  • Be cautious and avoid animal bites

    It’s 85 degrees with a cool Delta breeze rustling through the leaves in your backyard. The barbecue pit is fired up and the savory aroma of the hickory dangles in the air. The kids are running around while the grownups share deployment stories at the table. But then a teen sets off a firecracker and the next sound you hear is a loud barking noise followed by a child’s high-pitched cry. Your heart sinks as you realize that a dog just bit a child. If you think this scenario is uncommon or improbable, think again.
  • Ask a doc: Over-the-counter testosterone boosters

    Question: Do over-the-counter testosterone boosters work and are they safe? Answer: This is a very interesting question, and the answer is continuously evolving.
  • DGMC outpatient pharmacy strives for continual improvement

    On any given day, David Grant USAF Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy bustles with a constant hum of barcode-scanning beeps, pills rattling in their bottles and storage bins with patients’ prescriptions hitting counters. Those sounds are the outpatient pharmacy staff filling more than 1,000 prescriptions a day, and more than 20,000 prescriptions a month.
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