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  • 'We're your family here'

    "Where is your husband deployed to?" "Korea. Just a couple more months." "Well, we're your family here." Her smile is infectious and she directs it at everyone who comes into the room, nurses, doctors, technicians: her family here. Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard is thousands of miles from her home on what she jokingly calls the "useless animal farm" in Olympia, Wash. where she lives with her husband, their three sons and lots of rescued animals that "don't pay their rent."
  • Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients

    Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care unit in hopes to mitigate opioid addiction and other complications associated with burn care.