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December 6th, 2018 | Keller Corner, News, News and Features

WANTED: Greater West Point-area runners for research study
Researchers at Keller Army Community Hospital are looking for Greater West Point-area runners to participate in a study testing a wearable shoelace pod for its ability to predict running-related injury risk.
The project is entitled, “START: Simple Technology Analyzing Running Technique in DoD Beneficiaries.” Participants will be asked to wear a lightweight (13 grams) shoelace pod for six weeks of physical training and running.
To be included you must:
• Be a DoD beneficiary (active duty, cadet or family member)
• Be between the ages of 18-50
• Run at least six miles per week
You cannot participate if you are currently on running restrictions or have a history of a pregnancy in the last six months.
You will need to come in for three sessions totaling approximately two hours of study participation.
After the study, participants are entitled to a free wearable shoelace pod along with directions of use for how to track running form, mileage, cadence and foot strike pattern.
For more information or to be a part of the study, contact Col. Donald Goss at (845) 938-3067 or (910) 420-0543, or at runwestpoint@gmail.com.

KACH has modified schedule for the holiday season
Keller Army Community Hospital will have a modified schedule for Christmas and New Year’s.
The Primary Care Clinic, Laboratory and Pharmacy will be closed for: Christmas on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25, and New Year’s on Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan.1, 2019. The Emergency Dept. will be open 24 hours. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

KACH Immunization clinic accepts eligible ‘walk-ins’ for flu vaccine
Keller Army Community Hospital would like to say “Thank You” to the nearly 800 people that received the influenza vaccine during one of our two flu drives. If you did not receive your flu vaccine, you still can.
The Keller Immunization Department —located on the first floor of Keller— is accepting “Walk-in’s” for eligible beneficiaries (active duty, dependents and retirees).
Immunization is open from 8 a.m.-noon, and 1-3:30 p.m.. There will be no walk-ins accepted after 3:30 p.m. The goal is to vaccinate our entire community, so we are encouraging all beneficiaries aged 6 months and above to come out.
Please help us vaccinate 100 percent of our population and win the battle against the flu this year.

KACH Substance Use Disorder Clinic open
The Keller Army Community Hospital’s Substance Use Disorder Clinic is open to cadets, active duty service members and beneficiaries who are interested in seeking help independently.
The clinic provides substance use disorder clinical care, including assessment, education, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare for cadets, service members and other beneficiaries within an integrated medical and behavioral health model to enhance health and readiness.
It is preferred to have individuals seek education and treatment on their own, in hopes to prevent them from possibly experiencing an alcohol or drug-related incident.
The SUDC is located in Building 656 and you can schedule an appointment by walking in 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, or calling 845-938-7691.

Help KACH reduce, eliminate “No Shows”
Keller Army Community Hospital is asking for your assistance in reducing, and eventually, eliminating “no-shows”—missed appointments.
We ask that as soon as you realize you will not make your scheduled appointment, call the Appointment Center at 845-938-7992 or 800-552-2907, or by going to https://www.tricareonline.com/, and cancel so we can re-book that slot for another beneficiary.
We thank you, in advance, for your assistance, and for choosing Keller to provide your high-quality medical services.