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TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) Secure Messaging is painful to say! Thankfully, using the secure messaging service is simple. Sign up today. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/SecureMessaging/
#TuesdayTrivia Summer cookouts are a great way for Airmen to spend time with family and friends. But did you know leaving food out at improper temperatures for too long can put them in the “danger zone”? Take a guess at the “danger zone” temperature range when bacteria in food can multiply rapidly, and lead to foodborne illness.
Recently members of the 161st ARW’s In-Place Patient Decontamination team participated in an exercise to hone its skills to respond to a mass casualty event caused by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive incident. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xU9Gr
Mobility and Advanced Physical Therapy Classes at AFMS - Davis-Monthan AFB - 355th Medical Group are designed to help Airmen heal faster and receive the very best physical therapy. Read more: https://go.usa.gov/xU9wX
Whether you’re dealing with a challenge that is before you, behind you, or within you, BeThere Peer Support is here to help, 24/7/365. #PeerSupport
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When an 11-month-old patient visited the 72nd MDG for allergy testing, Mr. Raymond “Mike” Showalter asked the primary care doctor to get the patient’s 1-year-old blood work done in the same visit, saving the baby from additional blood drawings and the family from a second visit. When the patient’s H&H (hemoglobin and hematocrit) blood level came back critically low, the patient was sent to a children’s hospital for emergency care. Mr. Showalter’s time-saving recommendation was a critical decision that saved the child’s life. For his actions, Mr. Showalter is this week’s #TrustedCare hero!
The military is at the forefront of efforts to help curb those numbers through its expansion of medically assisted treatment, also known as MAT. https://health.mil/News/Articles/2018/07/12/There-is-hope
It’s all fun and games until someone injures an eye! Wear protective eyewear when playing summer sports or doing household or yard work. Be responsible with Vision Center of Excellence. #DontForgetTheSight
#AFMSHistory: Two French aviation cadets (left and right) with a Dutch cadet display the 20,000th pint of blood collected at Lackland AFB Blood Donor Center. The men were part of more than 100 European and American aviation cadets from a pre-flight training group who volunteered to give blood for the Armed Forces campaign. Today we still partner with the French Armed Forces and celebrate #BastilleDay, their national holiday. For other AFMS History information visit us on the web (Official Air Force photo, courtesy of the National Archives)
Air Force Reserve Innovative Readiness Training in East Georgia is providing no-cost healthcare to local residents. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xUKDa
Joint, total force exercise at MacDill AFB provided Tactical Combat Care Course (TCCC) training to prepare medics, pilots and EOD technicians for combat situations. https://go.usa.gov/xUkk3
@TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple! Learn more: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/SecureMessaging/
Infectious disease control is vital to effective force health protection in many deployed environments. During Exercise New Horizons 2018 U.S. forces learned from Panamanian experts’ familiarity with local diseases. Take a peak at the exercise in action: https://go.usa.gov/xUKUC
“By creating a partnership, not only are we building relationships, but there are capabilities that the local community can provide that the base is not able to,” said Jilene Reichle, 22nd Medical Support Squadron emergency manager. See how the 22nd MDG partners with local medics. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/News/Display/Article/1571856/22nd-mdg-partners-with-local-medics/
#TBT Medical technicians at the Air Force’s Aero-Medical Laboratory developed “Horace” the Head to improve human performance. Horace, could survive in up to 70,000 feet in a pressure chamber, and helped researchers determine quality standards for aircrew’s headgear. He was also used to test oxygen masks in extreme cold or heat to avoid harming anyone. For other AFMS History information visit us on the web (Official Air Force photo, courtesy of the National Archives)
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>
Consider cooling off this summer by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets at your local ASBP blood center. Find a center or drive near you: www.militarydonor.com
Airmen can be on their feet 10-12 hours a day, if not more. Proper fitting boots are critical to avoid foot #injuries such as blisters, calluses, and turned ankles. See how we&#39;re helping airmen begin their career on right foot. http://www.sheppard.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1570417/operation-helps-airmen-others-begin-career-on-right-foot/
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Update on #HurricaneFlorence: TRICARE has extends referral waivers to Sept. 30 for North Carolina and South Carolin… https://t.co/eV8k1BZGor
Air Force surgeons at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. performed the first Air Force… https://t.co/cjDLsgbURv
"We have empowered our youngest Airmen to solve problems" said Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg addressing attendees at the As… https://t.co/ggkmrLBV1d
#TBT With age come wisdom. Col Victor Byrnes, the acting deputy commanding officer of the School of Aviation Medici… https://t.co/AEhO8BOij1
Sometimes a healing hand can have a lasting impact on generations to come. Air Force humanitarian missions not only… https://t.co/CRcseU7eaq
Congrats to the 97th Air Mobility Wing Medical Group, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., for achieving 1,000 Days of p… https://t.co/p2i7lrmMWG
The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program embeds Airmen in some of the nation… https://t.co/Un4hCJdyvL
RT @TRICARE: TRICARE is establishing an open enrollment season. Watch this video to learn more about what this means for your TRICARE benef…
Gaining weight as you age is normal, but excess weight gain can pose serious health risks. The CEMM eWellness app c… https://t.co/l8sZGgrR0j
One unit. One family. Active duty and reserve Airmen came together in exercise #UltimateCaduceus to test the abilit… https://t.co/GnEqSfuqTS
@HomefrontHugs @AETCommand @GenDaveGoldfein Based on the specific needs of the squadron, a mental health profession… https://t.co/uxivGp800n
RT @MilitaryHealth: As an ongoing mission to serve #milfams, leaders from across the @DoD_DHA, @NavyMedicine, @USAFHealth, @ArmyMedicine, a…
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@misskidneypie Hello, thank you for reaching out to the AFMS. Yes, Wright-Patterson does have a dialysis unit avail… https://t.co/j0HzuXPBOl
@GenDaveGoldfein Seventy one years of warriors, innovators, and caregivers! #AF71 #TrustedCare
@thejointstaff @usairforce Seventy one years of warriors, innovators, and caregivers! #AF71 #TrustedCare