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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
"A deadly punch" AFMS strives to reduce Mesothelioma
A rare type of cancer, mesothelioma packs a deadly punch with a very low survival rate and short life expectancy. Fortunately, the Air Force is equipped with teams of health care providers familiar with the most current mesothelioma research and treatment options.
0 10/13
2017
The 59th Medical Wing, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing. The wing's vision is "Exemplary Care, Global Response." Its mission is "Developing Warrior Medics Through Patient-Centered Care." (U.S. graphic by Robert Shelly) The 59th Medical Wing is first in DoD to earn AAHRPP full accreditation
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, an independent, non-profit accrediting body, has welcomed its newest, fully-accredited member – the 59th Medical Wing, located on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
0 9/19
2017
Col. Phillip Goff holding research posters from Team Aerospace Operations Solutions conference. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers attend conference to support cross-base research collaboration
Air Force Aerospace Medicine held its third annual Team Aerospace Operations Solutions conference in Arizona August 28-30.
0 9/11
2017
The Air Force Medical Service conducts extensive health research to stay on the cutting edge of health innovation and technology, delivering the highest quality care. As the Air Force prepares to execute future missions, the AFMS research focus must also shift to support new environments and requirements. Health research and innovation prepare Air Force Medicine for future conflicts
The Air Force Medical Service is tasked with ensuring full spectrum medical readiness for all members of the Air Force. To ensure medical Airmen are ready to deliver world-class care globally in future conflicts, the AFMS must stay on the leading edge of health research, innovation, technology, training, and operations. Air Force medical research
0 7/27
2017
Members of the of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron assist patients on medical transport flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Air Force nurse scientists are conducting valuable research to improve en route patient care during aeromedical evacuations. Nurse scientists generate new knowledge for Air Force
As the Air Force Medical Service honors nurses and medical technicians during National Nurses and Techs Week, a lesser known nurse specialty, nurse scientists, conducts research to improve patient care. Nurse scientists are nurses who have achieved a PhD in nursing science, and engage in research to inform evidence based practices. The Air Force
0 5/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo Medical care gets better through research
Air Force Medical Service advancements largely come from research, whether from emerging technologies or the application of new knowledge and ideas. Research helps to usher in new capabilities to the AFMS and puts concepts into practice. Lawrence Mitchell from the AFMS Research team said, “Research is driven by the warfighter. The major commands
0 2/02
2017
The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two of the da Vinci Xi which is one of the newest robotic surgical systems out there and the first of its kind for the Air Force. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy Photo) Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler
Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today.  The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi, one for surgeries and the other for surgical
0 10/25
2016
AFMS Website Image Health Innovation Jul 2016 (AF Graphic) Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation
Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the Air Force.“There’s
0 6/29
2016
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