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The Air Force Pharmacy Residency Program pharmacists pose with Lt. Col. Derek Underhill, left center, Customer Pharmacy Operations Center branch chief, for a group photo at DLA Troop Support in Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 2018. The residents visited DLA Troop Support to learn about pharmaceutical operations support as part of their two-week National Capitol Region rotation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shaun Eagan) Air Force pharmacy residents visit DLA Troop Support
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical supply chain hosted pharmacists from the Air Force Pharmacy Residency Program Feb. 7 as part of their National Capitol Region rotation.
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Astronaut Yvonne D. Cagle, a retired U.S. Air Force flight surgeon. (Photo courtesy of U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) From Flight Surgeon to Astronaut: Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Yvonne Cagle
As a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, Col. Yvonne Darlene Cagle wanted to fly even higher and fast. She had always wanted to leave her footprints in moon dust, a dream held since seeing Neil Armstrong do it on July 20, 1969. Twenty-seven years after Armstrong’s historic steps, Cagle herself became an astronaut.
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Advancements in telehealth services have made it easier and more convenient for patients to access the healthcare services they need. The Air Force Medical Service has used advancements in telehealth to offer patients a wide variety of services such as secured messaging with their healthcare team, and virtual appointments with specialists that can be accessed from anywhere. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Advancements in telehealth improve access to healthcare
The Air Force offers a wide and expanding range of telehealth services giving patients the opportunity to receive more efficient, convenient, and patient-centered care.
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Col. Robert Marks, Air Force Materiel Command surgeon, poses for a photo inside his office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2018. Unseen threads run through historic career
A background which includes threads of both typical and atypical events, led to the appointment of Col. Robert Marks, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Surgeon, as the first male Nurse Corps general officer, as well as the first male chief nurse of the Air Force Nurse Corps.
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Senior Airman Kimberly Deveau (left) at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany consults with geneticist, Capt. (Dr.) Mauricio De Castro, staff medical geneticist at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., using the Clinical Access Station, Feb. 1, 2018. The tele-genetics pilot program connects patients directly to specialized genetic counselors and geneticists from other locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Successful tele-genetics pilot makes genetic counseling easily accessible
A new telehealth program is expanding access to expert genetic counseling by making it available remotely, connecting families with trained genetic specialists who can help interpret their results.
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Chief Master Sgt. Chad Caden, the chief enlisted manager with the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, was able to go hiking in South Carolina in July 2017, nearly 7 months after receiving an amputation on his right leg. After years of pain, Caden was diagnosed with Osteonecrosis in his right foot, which caused a loss of blood flow to his foot and resulting in bone decay. Caden received his amputation on Dec. 27, 2016 to get rid of the pain, minimize the chance of the bone disease spreading, and increase his chance of returning to an active lifestyle. (Courtesy photo) “I wanted my life back” – An Airman’s recovery after a mysterious diagnosis
A mysterious pain in Chief Master Sgt. Chad Caden’s right foot led to years of pain, uncertainty, and a life-changing decision that proved to be the best one he ever made. Caden’s recovery and return to active duty reinforces the Air Force Medical Service’s commitment to its Airmen and patient-centered care.
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The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2017 individual and team Annual Awards. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force Medical Service 2017 Award Winners announced
The Air Force Surgeon General is proud to announce the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2017 individual and team Annual Awards.
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Gayle Kenyon, health promotion coordinator assigned to the 97th Medical Group, has a video tele-conference with Ann Elkins, clinical dietitian assigned to the 412th Medical Group, discussing the progress of the new tele-medical nutrition therapy program Nutritional needs; VTC in the medical field
Since 2014, Altus AFB has not met the criteria to hire a full-time registered dietitian. Members needing dietary assistance have been referred 45 minutes away to Fort Sill. This takes time away from service members and Fort Sill can only assist a limited number of outside personnel.
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Darryn Bryant, a research physiologist at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, performs a jump for assessment by the Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomakerless system. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the only base in the Department of Defense researching the many capabilities of the DARI system along with assessing Airmen who may be prone to musculoskeletal injury. DARI uses eight high-speed cameras to capture motion for analysis. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) USAFSAM, 88 FSS first in DOD to use injury and human performance prediction equipment
The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is the first research facility in the Department of Defense to use new Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomarkerless technology to predict injuries before they happen, allowing for intervention to prevent injuries and improve recovery rates.
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Over-the-phone virtual appointments save time and keep you healthier. The Air Force Medical Service expanded access to virtual appointments last year, and others in the Military Health System are using the Air Force model. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force expands virtual appointments
The Air Force Medical Service is eliminating some of the hassle of medical appointments by expanding use of virtual, over-the-phone appointments for patients who do not need to see their provider in person.
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