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We really do have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension We really do have the technology: 3-D printing takes wounded warriors to a new dimension
One wounded warrior wanted to amble around the hotel pool during his honeymoon without strapping on prosthetic legs. Another wanted ice skates to fit snugly onto his prosthetic feet so he’d receive the sensory feedback he’d come to expect when engaging in his favorite pastime. And yet another wanted to hold a fishing rod while enjoying full use of the hook where his hand used to be.
0 11/03
2017
5 tips to make healthy habits last 5 tips to make healthy habits last
Good habits provide a foundation for positive improvements in your life. However, forming new habits can be challenging. They take time and practice to form.
0 11/03
2017
Why immunizations and antibiotics matter for patient safety Why immunizations and antibiotics matter for patient safety
As the temperature gets cooler, contagious illness like influenza (flu) begin to spread. To help prevent illness in the first place, many awareness campaigns in November and December focus on the use of vaccines and antibiotics. Antibiotic Awareness Week, National Handwashing Awareness Week and National Influenza Vaccination Week are a few campaigns that will be trending in social media in the coming weeks.
0 11/02
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, or modalities, for managing chronic and debilitative nerve pain that impacts warfighters’ job performance and long-term quality of life.
0 11/02
2017
An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse by an intimate partner in the United States. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail) (This image was created with multiple shots layered, smudging and burning techniques) What hurts one affects all
An average of 20 people per minute are victims of abuse in the United States. Local child protective services received an estimated 3.4 million referrals of children being abused or neglected in 2012 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
0 11/01
2017
Col. Theresa Medina, 319th Medical Group commander, poses for a photo at her desk Oct. 30, 2017, at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. Medina was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer a few years ago and overcame the illness with the help of Tricare and the support of family and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Cierra Presentado) Med group commander battles breast cancer with the help of TRICARE
“I knew my life was going to change, I knew I was not in control, and that’s what scared me the most.” These are the thoughts that ran through Col. Theresa Medina’s mind as she was notified that she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
0 11/01
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, sings live music at the Langley Marina on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 23, 2017. Airman ropes off stress, uses music
Sitting on the edge of her stool, staring out at a sea of faces staring back, she tunes her guitar. Once the guitar is just right she takes a sip of her drink, grabs her pick, takes a deep breath and begins playing. Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, is performing live at the Langley Marina. She occasionally does this to help destress and recenter herself.
0 10/31
2017
Breast reconstruction can aid psychological healing Breast reconstruction can aid psychological healing
More breast cancer patients are becoming breast cancer survivors. But that survival sometimes comes at the cost of losing part or all of a breast – sometimes both breasts. That’s where reconstructive surgery comes in.
0 10/31
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
Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines
Modern battlefields have many sources of potentially harmful airborne substances, but that is not the only place that Airmen can be exposed to harmful environmental factors. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers are developing technology to track, catalogue, and provide useful data about environmental exposures that will help identify battlefield threats in real time and inform Airmen of the everyday exposures that affect their health.
0 10/30
2017
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