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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tamika Bradley, 20th Medical Operations Squadron allergy and immunizations technician, prepares to administer a vaccine to a Team Shaw child at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 20, 2016. Vaccines work by introducing a dead or weakened cell of a disease into the body, giving the immune system a chance to develop protection in the form of antibodies for the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Dougherty) Helping the community raise immunity
August is Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations are vital to both service members and their families, helping to maintain individual medical readiness and physical health.Although it is imperative to wash hands and cover coughs, keeping up with vaccines is key to preventing future headaches as both school and flu seasons draw closer.Vaccines
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2016
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month.  (AF Graphic) Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
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2016
A one-of-a-kind Air Force resource that provides educational tools to military health providers celebrates its 20th birthday on July 27. (AF graphic) Air Force medical multimedia office celebrates 20 years of excellence
A one-of-a-kind Air Force resource that provides educational tools to military health providers celebrates its 20th birthday on July 27. Founded by the Air Force Surgeon General’s office in 1996, the purpose of the Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia is to create innovative educational programs and products for patients and healthcare
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2016
Capt. Jennifer Aspinwall, Occupational Therapy element leader with the 59th Medical Wing, assesses a tactical air control party student at the battle clinic on Medina Annex, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas June 30, 2016. Aspinwall has worked with battlefield Airmen since 2014. 59th Medical Wing treating AF’s elite human weapons system
Comprehensive, synergistic medical care from the 59th Medical Wing is helping produce the Air Force’s elite, battle-ready combat warriors here at the new Battlefield Airmen Training Group.
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2016
Noise Exposure (AFMS graphic) Air Force begins study on noise exposures
An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment, and lifestyles in order to prevent disease and injury from occurring.“We’re
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites this Summer
The American Mosquito Control Association reports that over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. This summer, TRICARE wants to help you avoid their bites, which are not only irritating, but can also carry diseases that make both people and pets very ill. Mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation because of
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Grill Up Food Safety this Summer
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food each year. TRICARE wants to help you practice food safety this summer.  Food poisoning peaks in the summer months because warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to grow. There are several things you can do to prevent illness
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2016
Staff Sgt. Brendan Brustad, 319th Air Base Wing assistant to the wing executive officer, grips his portable hydration device during a run June 29, 2016, in Grand Forks, N.D. Brustad ran at least 22 miles a day for the entire month of June to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Sparks/Released) Run for-us, run: Airman runs to raise PTSD awareness
Warrior of the North runs 22 miles-a-day to raise awareness for PTSD.
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2016
Air Force Reserve Command mental health specialists are looking at the possible relationship between social media and suicide as well as the relationship between social media and suicide prevention. Complex connection between social media, suicide, prevention
As social media continues to grow in popularity, mental health specialists across the country are taking a closer look at the relationship this fusion of technology and social interaction has with suicide and other destructive behaviors.Dr. Heather Thanepohn, Air Force Reserve Command’s Director of Psychological Health program manager, has been
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF has openings for civilian medical professionals
The Air Force is looking for qualified civilian medical professionals to work with the Air Force Medical Service.
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2016
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