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Default Air Force Logo AF continues to monitor Zika, infected mosquitoes could hit US this summer
As the threat of infected mosquitoes reaching the U.S. climbs, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infections to help inform and protect Airmen and their families.
0 6/04
2016
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Maj. Michael Matchette, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Support Squadron radiologist, reviews CT scans from a trauma patient to determine the severity of the injuries at the Air Force Theater Hospital here, Feb. 20. The CT scan process goes directly from the scanning machine to the computer, which allows doctors to diagnose medical problems faster. Major Matchette is deployed from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by/ Senior Airman Julianne Showalter) Military brain injury expert: Everyone’s ability to recover is different
Every brain is different. We know this because each person’s brain develops with a unique personality. But the brain as an organ even differs from person to person, and reacts uniquely to injury.
0 3/22
2016
This diagram illustrates the influence of light and darkness on the circadian rhythm and related physiology and behavior through the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain. (Graphic courtesy of Steve Thompson, AFMS Public Affairs) Sleep is serious: Catch your Zzzs
“Beep. Beep. Beep,” the alarm blares. Time to get up. Do you hit snooze? On average, we spend 33 percent of our lives asleep. When assessing your overall health, have you considered your sleep habits?
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2016
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – Members of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group unload a patient from an Iraqi helicopter during medical evacuation training for the Iraqi Air Force Dec. 21, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman) Air Force continues to improve care in the air
The Air Mobility Command Surgeon General’s office and researchers across the Air Force, to include the 711th Human Resource Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, have been working together to improve how the Air Force provides care in the air. The AMC/SG is responsible for clinical oversight of the Air Force aeromedical evacuation (AE) system.
0 2/16
2016
Tech. Sgt. Theresa Hillis, front, of the 68th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), Norton Air Force Base, Calif.; Senior Master Sgt. James Cundall, right, of the 118th AES, Tennessee Air National Guard, Nashville, Tenn.; and Tech. Sgt. Dennis Mulline, left, of the 137th AES receive a mission briefing during Operation Desert Storm. Gulf War created need for better critical care
January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm, and also a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Medical Service’s Year in Review
In 2015, the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) made a difference in the Air Force’s mission, while new AFMS technologies and training exercises ensured air and space superiority.
0 12/29
2015
An emergency room nurse and a medical technician from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., work in the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada’s emergency department during their training with the Sustained Medical and Readiness Trained (SMART) program. (U.S. Air Force photo)
SMART program keeps medics ready for any contingency
Military medical professionals have to always be ready for war and for whatever contingency the future brings. They need to either improve or remain current in medical skills necessary for any future battlefield, with its host of wounds and injuries, and for humanitarian assistance or disaster relief missions.
0 12/16
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force revamping flight, operational medicine
The Air Force Medical Service is restructuring flight and operational medicine by separating primary care and occupational medicine services into two distinct clinics, with the goal of improving care and creating more efficient and patient-centered workflows.
0 11/25
2015
Default Air Force Logo Airmen can access behavioral health services in primary care clinics
Airmen, veterans and family members seeking care for a variety of mental health and medical conditions have direct access to care from their primary care clinic.
0 5/12
2015
(Courtesy graphic/Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs) AFMS follows aviation lead to high reliability
Over many years, the Air Force aviation community's concept of high reliability has evolved from one of expected losses to today's culture of safety, where fatal losses rarely occur. Now, following in the footsteps of aviators and nuclear engineers, the Air Force Medical Service is adopting the principles of high reliability with the goal of eliminating errors that lead to patient harm.
0 4/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force medical trainers arrive in Monrovia
A team of Air Force medical trainers has arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, to train non-U.S. medical personnel as part of Operation United Assistance, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Oct. 30.
0 10/30
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF Medical Service seeks nominations for innovation award
Personnel assigned to the Air Force Medical Service and Air Reserve Component who have contributed an innovative achievement to the AFMS community are encouraged to compete for the AFMS Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Award and submit by Dec. 1.
0 10/24
2014
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
Members from the Guatemalan air force, Arkansas Air National Guard, and 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) discuss their goals during a subject matter expert exchange Aug. 4, 2014, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Goals focused on educating the Guatemalan air force on individual readiness and establishing standards for flight medicine. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman) Airmen share knowledge with partner nation physicians in Guatemala
Six Airmen are spending this week in Guatemala to facilitate a subject matter expert exchange with the Guatemalan air force focusing on preventative health, individual readiness and aerospace medicine.
1 8/05
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.
0 7/24
2014
The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, or CEMM, recieved a Bronze Telly award for their Pregnancy A to Z and Wingman Online websites during the 35th Annual Telly Awards recently. (Courtesy photo)
 Air Force medical educational websites win bronze
The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, or CEMM, recieved a Bronze Telly award for their Pregnancy A to Z and Wingman Online websites during the 35th Annual Telly Awards recently.
0 3/06
2014
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis and Brig. Gen.  (Dr.) Yitshak  Kreiss signed the Terms of Reference (TOR) agreement between the U.S. Air Force and the Israeli Defense Force to expand cooperation in areas such as aerospace medicine, mental health, training, academics and medical research. Courtesy photo U.S. Air Force and Israeli Defense Force Surgeons General sign agreement
The surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force and his counterpart in the Israeli Defense Force signed an agreement Feb. 5 in Israel to reaffirm their mutual commitment to collaboration between the Air Force Medical Service and the IDF Medical Corps.
0 2/14
2014
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