Engage

Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Twitter
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
Logo
Facebook
2,650,282
Like Us
Twitter
879,494
Follow Us
YouTube RSS Instagram Flickr

News Search

FILTER:
Air Force Medicine
Clear

News Comments Updated
The gift of a kidney bolsters bond between classmates Organ donation bolsters bond between classmates
Col. Dave Ashley’s schedule since May 2017 included climbing a mountain, completing a 40-mile trail run, competing in a multiday athletic event that included bicycling and kayaking and achieving a perfect score on his military physical fitness test, his seventh in a row. Ashley accomplished all of these feats after donating a kidney. What began as an impulse to help a desperately ill former classmate has turned into a campaign to make sure other service members know the Military Health System supports those who want to become living organ donors.
0 11/07
2017
Nerve Scrambler Therapy lessens pain for warfighters, Wounded Warriors Nerve Scrambler Therapy lessens pain for warfighters, Tricare patients
At first glance, Nerve Scrambler Therapy is a name that some might confuse with an experimental, avant-garde rock band from the 1970s. Think The Velvet Underground, Electric Light Orchestra or Grand Funk Railroad. In reality, NST is one of the 79th Medical Wing’s most cutting edge methods for managing chronic and debilitative nerve pain that impacts warfighters’ job performance and long-term quality of life.
0 11/02
2017
Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, 48th Medical Group pediatric nurse practitioner, listens to a newborn’s heartbeat during a check‐up at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 24. Recently, during a check‐up with one of her patients, Pilcher spoke up when she noticed that the lab test results differed from what she observed during her examination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Pediatric nurse speaks up, exemplifies Trusted Care
Trusted Care is a core component of Air Force medicine. There are nine principles, one of which is speaking up. This is a critical principle, as exemplified by attending pediatric nurse practitioner, Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, in the case of two newborns recently brought into her care.
0 10/30
2017
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
Air Force Majors Timothy Williams, left, and Lucas Neff, right, perform bench top testing of balloon catheters at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., using a custom-made blood flow simulator. The Clinical Investigation Facility, located at David Grant USAF Medical Center, is the research facility where the REBOA catheter came to fruition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Carter) Wartime medical innovation saves lives at home
In January, the Food and Drug Administration approved the REBOA catheter, or resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta. The REBOA is a device that’s inserted into a hemorrhaging vessel and stops or slows blood flow to that injury, while allowing blood flow to continue to other body parts. The idea originated at the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, the main hub for autopsies performed on combat casualties.
0 3/30
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
The Department of Defense (DoD), Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target the message of tobacco being an enemy of our military as it degrades their health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, "Fight the Enemy", will run from now until Oct. 15 and is open to all DoD service members, families and DoD civilians to submit their best video entry with winners being announced in mid-November. Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition
The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new countermarketing video competition that aims to target tobacco as an enemy of the military that degrades service members' health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, "Fight the Enemy," will run until Oct. 15 and is open to all uniformed
12 8/19
2013
RSS