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Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, receives a briefing from 2nd Lt. Nina Hoskins, 81st Surgical Operations squadron room nurse, on robotics surgery capabilities inside the robotics surgery clinic at Keesler Medical Center, Miss., June 16, 2017. The training program was stood up in March, 2017 and has trained surgical teams within the Air Force and across the Department of the Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue). Robotic surgery training program aims at improving patient outcomes
As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.
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2018
Maj. Linda Jones, U.S. Air Force Pediatric Medical Director with the 628th Medical Operations Squadron works with a patient in Nepal in July 2017. Jones is just one of the International Health Specialists (IHSs) supporting U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACAF) capacity-building efforts by providing medical, dental, optometry, and engineering assistance to their citizens. (U.S. Air Force photo) International health specialists employ unique skills to build medical capabilities with partner nations
Healthcare is a critical avenue to strengthen partnerships with U.S. allies around the globe. The Air Force International Health Specialist program takes highly trained Air Force health personnel with unique skill sets, and puts them in Global Health Engagements around the world. There, they share their experiences and work to improve the health infrastructure in their partner nation.
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2018
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement began July 31, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson) New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Beginning July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care.
0 7/20
2017
The Air Force Medical Service is launching a mobile app that will let users access the news and information available on the AFMS website right from their smartphones. New Air Force health mobile app available for patients
The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic hours, find phone numbers and get other valuable information about the MTF where they work or get care.
0 7/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Expert advice on sports medicine now one click away
Under a new partnership between the Air Force Medical Service, or AFMS, and the Human Performance Resource Center, or HPRC, Air Force healthcare providers can now seek expert advice on a variety of sports medicine topics.
0 10/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo Prevention is the best medicine for enterovirus D-68
With recent cases of the respiratory illness enterovirus D-68 being reported in multiple states within the U.S., doctors want to ensure all the members of the military community are informed and safe when confronting this illness.
0 9/24
2014
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance
TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions
Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options. They will
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2013
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