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Be advised: Due to Hurricane Michael, the governors of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina have declared States of Emergency (SOE) for some or all of their states. TRICARE has issued emergency procedures for referrals and prescription refills in those areas.

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As Air Force Medicine continues to go through organizational change, the MAJCOM Surgeons are hard at work, playing a pivotal role in the Air Force’s ability to stay on the leading edge of Trusted Care healthcare. This month we sat down with Air Education and Training Command’s Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, to discuss ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen can succeed, and her personal journey as a leader.
Senior Airman Linda Wilson, an aerospace medical technician with the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, was recognized at the 12th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala on October 2, 2018 for extraordinary lifesaving efforts during the deadliest shooting in modern American History.
As the Defense Health Agency assumes authority, direction and control of military treatment facilities, the Air Force Medical Service will remain steadfast on its Trusted Care journey towards higher reliability and Zero Harm.
Airmen may need crowns, retainers, night guards or some other form of dental gear. To provide this, dentists take impressions of the patient’s mouth. Once made, they’re taken to the dental lab where the technicians make a mold from the impression. This is the part patients don’t get to witness.


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West Nile Virus Information: Many of you may have already heard the news about the West Nile Virus (WNV) making its way to Valdosta. We understand that this may be a cause of concern for everyone but we are dedicated to ensuring that each of you can remain safe from the virus with some helpful tips. What to watch out for: WNV is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. 80% of people infected with the WNV will not get sick. Only 20% who are infected will have mild symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, and possibly a rash. Only 1 out of 150 will experience severe illness such as meningitis or encephalitis. Individuals over the age of 50 and with weakened immune systems are the most at risk for the severe symptoms of the WNV. Pregnant woman are not at a higher risk of the WNV, but it is possible to spread the virus to the fetus if the mother is infected regardless of whether the mother has symptoms of illness. WNV can also be spread to an infant from breast milk. How can you protect yourself: Avoidance, Personal protection and source reduction are the best ways to protect yourself from the WNV. The Mosquito that most likely carry WNV are active during dusk and dawn. Wear long sleeves and long pants to reduce the amount of skin exposure. Use insect repellent as directed and follow the product label instructions. Dispose of old tin cans, jars, tires, plant pots, and any other container that can hold water. Inspect rain gutters and downspouts and remove any leaves and other debris. Properly maintain and treat backyard swimming pools. What is being done to protect you from WNV: Public Health officials in Georgia are tracking the virus using surveillance information. Surveillance identifies birds, horses, and mosquitoes that are positive for WNV and helps officials determine the areas where people are most at risk, Prevention programs are then started in high-risk areas. If you would like more information please follow the links below and of course we are always here for any questions you have and will do our best to answer them. The CDC is a great reference for any and all information pertaining to this and all other health topics. https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html Link to Georgia Department of Public Health https://dph.georgia.gov/documents/mosquito-borne-viral-diseases-information- public
@TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple! Learn more: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/SecureMessaging/
#WhatsSoSpecialAboutLemons #GetAndKeepBetterHealth Lemon water can actually improve your health — Here's the best time to drink it! What do you drink first thing in the morning? If it doesn't involve water and a lemon you might be missing out on some pretty fantastic benefits for your health. Drinking water with lemon anytime of the day can help you get and keep better health. Water is helpful because it brings nutrients into the cells and it also helps remove waste products from the body. Adding lemon (juice) will make the water more "alkaline-forming." This can be helpful for the digestive tract because it creates a nicer home for good bacteria. The lemon triggers the release of sodium bicarb (alkaline part) into the small intestine, and this can help relieve indigestion. There's no reason not to drink lemon water. It helps keep you hydrated and thus improves muscle function and digestion. It may also aid in weight loss. That the bitter flavor of the lemon is thought to increase bile production and flow. About lemons Not only do they taste good with pretty much everything, lemons are also a great source of vitamin C, polyphenols, antioxidants, and vitamin C. Plus, the powerful antioxidants found in vitamin c help fight the damage caused by free radicals. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning gives your body the antioxidants it needs to rejuvenate your skin and keep it looking fresh. Drink lemon water in the morning If lemon water is good for you anytime of the day, what makes the morning so important? The benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning may be more related to drinking water than the lemon itself. Drinking a large glass of water can help re-hydrate you after an extended period without fluid consumption. Plus, it also has a positive impact on appetite suppression. When you wake up in the morning your body is in a state of dehydration. Since you've gone roughly eight hours overnight without eating or drinking, your gastrointestinal tract is like a clean slate. By starting the day with a full glass of lemon water, you are jump-starting your day with a good source of vitamin C form the lemon and all the benefits of naturally hydrating with water. As an added bonus, if you replace less healthy beverages with lemon water, you're cutting calories and adding nutrients. That's a win-win.
Moody Air Force Base Ever wonder what goes on behind the window? What is it that happens while you are awaiting your prescription? Watch this video! There are more steps than you may realize to provide you with your medications. Pharmacy ROCKS the House!!! We are doing our very best to make sure we provide you with Patient Centered Trusted Care.
#HurtToRunSitOrStand The "Knee Pain Intervention Class" hosted by Physical Therapy is where you want to be.
#TakeCommand of your health and improve your health care experience by communicating with your health care team. To get started, go to www.TOLSecuremessaging.com or click the Secure Message icon at www.tricareonline.com.
#HowDoYouCARE #ZeroHarm Here at the Moody Medical Treatment Facility we all share a common goal of patient safety. But it's the unique ways in which we utilize Trusted Care tools to propel us towards achieving Zero Harm. AFMS is sponsoring a How Co You C.A.R.E. video & essay contest through 31 Aug 2018. You might win: ✓ A limited edition Trusted Care coin ✓ Recognition from the Office of the AF/SG ✓ Recognition at Senior Leader Workshop
Enjoy fun in the sun this summer, but make sure you’re taking steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer: #SummerSafety" target="_blank">https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/index.htm #SummerSafety</a>
#ResolveThroughSharing Good Morning Tiger Medics, Just a gentle reminder that we will be having our first RTS MEETING TODAY AT 1400 in the Education and Training classroom. We have a very important and unique opportunity to positively affect the women and families of Moody AFB that suffer from infertility, miscarriages, and the loss of a child. By doing so we are not only “Caring for Airmen and families”, but we are ensuring a “ready force” so that these women and families can get the support they need and get back to the fight. So please join us as we need all the insight, enthusiasm, and ideas to make this initiative a true success. Hope to see you there.
#Rainbow #EveryDay Eat more fruits and vegetables every day!
#GotLowBackPain Try the Physical Therapy "Back Pain/Core Strengthing Class
#ClearTheSmoke #EndThePain Moody Air Force Base The dreaded semi-annual physical fitness test. Will you pass; you have passed before; you have been smoking for a number of years; you smoke 1/2 to 3/4 of a pack; you have shortness of breath sometimes; you have had some serious injuries lately, will you pass?
Air Force Expeditionary Medicine brings leading-edge medicine directly into battle providing injured personnel care from the point of injury through transport to a medical facility. #TrustedCareAnywhere https://youtu.be/nMzUd_GtDIQ
#FeelingTight Feeling stiff after a workout try the Physical Therapy Team&#39;s class on the Foam Roller and Stretching class
#InjuryAwareness #HaveNoFear #InjuryPrevention See what is happening in July.
The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program ends on Dec. 31, 2018. You can enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) during this year’s Open Season (Nov. 12 to Dec. 10) for coverage beginning in 2019. Visit: #TakeCommand" target="_blank">https://go.usa.gov/xQ3hZ #TakeCommand</a>
#StartTheConversation Moody Air Force Base
“The transition to the Defense Health Agency will better prepare our medical professionals for the future of the jo… https://t.co/RJHgAUAjs8
@USAF_ACC @TeamTyndall We're here for you, Team Tyndall! #Wingmen
RT @USAF_ACC: .@TeamTyndall, your fellow wingmen are here to help! Airmen from the 96th Medical Group at Moody AFB are helping out at #Tynd
#TBT: Air Force Surgeon General Alonzo A. Tower oversees an instructor teaching the Physicians’ Assistant course at… https://t.co/GuJ39elrJd
Pharmacists are an integral part of patient care. These medication experts help maximize positive health outcomes a… https://t.co/E6jLeJR8yl
Please congratulate Maj. Regan F. Lyon and Col. Kerry P. Latham for being the 2018 MHS Female Physician Leadership… https://t.co/UxVzKleSxh
CLEAR! Airmen with the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron perform a function check of a defibrillator during a… https://t.co/wenoaTroGj
RT @60MDG_DGMC: DGMC 30th Anniversary! Did you know that David Grant Medical Center has been delivering trusted care at its current locatio…
Medical assistants and technicians perform a wide range of administrative and clinical roles and are vital members… https://t.co/JbR5hpFetl
If left untreated, trauma-related disorders, caused by traumatic events, can deepen and prolong distress. Look out… https://t.co/I6d6Xqn4rG
RT @TRICARE: Due to #HurricaneMichael, emergency refill procedures have been extended through October 31st, for the impacted areas of Alaba…
Meet Preston! The first Courthouse Facility Dog in the @DeptofDefense and @usairforce. After training for more than… https://t.co/mZzybXe1w2
RT @AirMobilityCmd: Aeromedical evacuation crews from @jointbasemdl, @MacDill_AFB, and @439Westover boarded a #TTail to Hawaii to train tog…
AETC Command Surgeon, Col. (Dr.) Gianna R. Zeh, discusses her thoughts on ongoing improvements, how medical Airmen… https://t.co/R13v4ladvp
Keep your family’s personal and health information safe as you surf the Web. Follow these cybersecurity steps from… https://t.co/hKCOSICyTm
RT @TRICARE: Looking for a pharmacy near Tyndall AFB (@TeamTyndall)? For a full list of network pharmacies, visit: https://t.co/Ct5B0PCIWV…
Did you know the MHS Nurse Advice Line has expanded to include additional health care support services? A registere… https://t.co/6MfGWegP6i
2Lt Aimee Clonts, a clinical nurse with at JBER is this week’s #TrustedCare Hero for proactively becoming a subject… https://t.co/B3Nz4hLI9i
RT @TRICARE: Have you been affected by #hurrincaneMicael? TRICARE has many resources available to you when a disaster strikes. For more inf…
RT @usairforce: A message from @SecAFOfficial, @GenDaveGoldfein & CMSAF Wright following their visit @TeamTyndall. https://t.co/WbF8BTVj3D…
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