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Default Air Force Logo Proper dental care can prevent disease
More than fighting bad breath or preventing gingivitis, research shows that dental health also contributes to the overall well-being of Airmen. Good dental care includes an annual checkup, brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water and making sure everyone in the family is covered by dental insurance.The American Dental Association has
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2017
Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week 2017 Biomedical Sciences Corps saves lives through prevention
This week, January 23-27, is Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week, which gives medical communities around the Air Force a chance to recognize these hard-working men and women. The Biomedical Sciences Corps is one of five officer corps in the Air Force Medical Service and the most diverse group. Officers in the BSC combine more than a dozen
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2017
It was quite a busy year for the AFMS as medical Airmen continued to create better patient engagement, more medical innovations, and higher quality of care overall. Air Force Medical Service 2016 Year in Review
In 2016, the Air Force Medical Service celebrated its 67th anniversary, as its members continued to innovate and educate while supporting the Air Force mission and the Airmen who carry it out. It was quite a busy year for the AFMS as medical Airmen continued to create better patient engagement, more medical innovations, and higher quality of care
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2017
TRICARE logo Managing Mental Health over the Holidays
Holidays are a time when families come together to eat good food and spend quality time. They also can be a time of stress whether you are worried about having enough money, hosting the largest family get-together of the year, or traveling long distances.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is important to give yourself a
0 12/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo Protect Your Skin in the Colder Months
It’s cold outside and you might think that sun protection is for the summer.  Even though the temperature is cooler, the sun is still powerful, so continue to wear sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 15 with both UVA and UVB protection every day.Though you may want that sun-kissed look year round, you should stay away from indoor
0 12/16
2016
Medical professionals gather at AMSUS 2016 to discuss the future of healthcare. Medical professionals gather to talk about the future of healthcare
The 2016 AMSUS Continuing Education Meeting is underway at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor. AMSUS is the Society of Federal Health Professionals and has members throughout the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the private sector. The convention runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 and features
0 11/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo New Peer-Support Service Launches
The DoD “BeThere” peer support call and outreach center is staffed by peers who are veteran service members and family members of veterans, and aims to provide support for everyday problem-solving of career and general life challenges.
0 11/22
2016
An Airman contemplates lighting up a cigarette as a coping mechanism against stress.  The Malmstrom Health Clinic has a tobacco cessation program that offers alternate methods to help cope with stress as well as reducing the urge in using tobacco.  Tobacco Cessation Program helps kick the habit
With the holidays approaching, stress usually follows.  When some people get stressed out, tobacco can be a means for escape.  The tobacco cessation program, located at the base clinic, is in place to help Airmen or family members kick the habit.   Kirk Clark, 341st Medical Group health promotion coordinator, says his version of tobacco cessation
0 11/18
2016
Close to 400 officers and noncommissioned officers will gather to discuss ideas and share observations related to the theme of “Air Force Medicine in Action – Powering Health and Performance.” The workshop covers four days of sessions including interactive activities, a look at medical innovation, and speeches from some of the top members of the AFMS and the Air Force. Air Force medical leaders gather to discuss the future of healthcare
This week, the Air Force Medical Service is hosting a Senior Leadership Workshop for medical leaders at the National Conference Center in Leesburg. Close to 400 officers and noncommissioned officers will gather to discuss ideas and share observations related to the theme of “Air Force Medicine in Action – Powering Health and Performance.” The
0 11/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Controlling Portion Sizes
Thanksgiving will be here soon, and with it the temptations that come with everyone's favorite dishes. So as we gather with friends and family to celebrate, we should be mindful of portion sizes. Prediabetes puts people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  It has been estimated that without weight loss and moderate
0 11/14
2016
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