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  • Genetics lab accredited

    The Air Force Medical Genetics Laboratory at Keesler Medical Center has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologist's Commission on Laboratory Accreditation. The Keesler facility is among more than 6,000 CAP-accredited laboratories nationwide. The CAP formally advised Lt. Col. (Dr.) Michael Bashford, the lab's molecular
  • Tricare implements dental anesthesia coverage

    Tricare implemented coverage for anesthesia services and associated costs for dental treatment for beneficiaries with developmental, mental or physical disabilities, and for children age 5 or under July 1. Additionally, Tricare encourages beneficiaries who received these services between Oct. 17, 2006, and July 1 to contact their Tricare regional
  • Tricare tests over-counter drug program

    A two-year test authorized by the 2007 National Defense Authorization Act allows Tricare beneficiaries to substitute over-the-counter versions of certain prescription drugs without a co-payment.  For now, the test includes the Tricare mail order pharmacy only.  Plans call for expansion to retail network pharmacies once program details are ironed
  • Residency programs resume at medical center

    Keesler Medical Center achieved a major step in its return to pre-Katrina operations July 1 as medical and surgical residents arrived. This follows an almost two-year period without physician residency programs. Twenty-three first-year residents arrived in mid-June for a two-week orientation program. This included inprocessing into the Air Force
  • No Keesler News July 5

    By contract, the Keesler News doesn't publish the week in which the Independence Day federal holiday falls.  The Keesler News office is closed Wednesday in observance of the holiday. Publication resumes July 12.