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The 99th Medical Group’s #partnership with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (@UMCSN) through the Sustained Medical and Readiness Training (SMART) program saved hundreds of lives during the fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. #Partnerships like this contribute to the community and ensure Airmen maintain clinical readiness. The Air Force values this partnership with UMCSN and is pleased that our clinicians were able to contribute.
Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood condition that affects about 3 million people in the U.S. People with sickle cell trait usually have no symptoms, but can develop dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or muscle pain with extreme exertion or dehydration. Watch this video to learn how Airmen with the #SickleCell trait can prevent these health problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5JQpVE2We8
Did you know your lips have some of the thinnest skin on your body, making them more vulnerable to sun burns? Protect them from harmful sun rays by wearing a lip balm with SPF! #SummerSafetyTip
Today is World Blood Donor Day! Get info on how and where you can donate to save #military lives: http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/where_to_give.aspx
Tune into the @TRICARE Facebook live today at 3:15 pm EST to ask questions and get the answers you need to #TakeCommand of your health.
Summer is here and it’s time for school and sports physicals. The Pediatrics Clinic at Shaw AFB, will have limited availability of appointments through the summer season. If you are unable to schedule an appointment at Shaw AFB, school and sports physicals can be obtained from several local network clinics, including those listed below, for an out of pocket fee (typically $10 - $50). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please schedule your child’s school and sports physical soon. ********Patients Must Bring Schools Forms to Physical Appointments*********** Dr’s Care 2475 Broad Street Sumter, SC 29150 (803) 778-6555 Ages 11 and up Colonial Family Practice Urgent Care 325 Broad Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-5227 Fast ER Care 3440 Declaration Blvd Sumter, SC 29154-8139 (803) 905-3278
Cover up, seek shade, and drink fluids to reduce your risk of #heat related illness. #SummerSafetyTip
This month we highlight #MensHealth, sharing resources to minimize top health risks for men such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke. http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Healthy-Living/Health-Month/June/Mens-Health-Toolkit/
If you are struggling with #PTSD and don’t know where to start getting treatment, your MTF primary care physicians can screen for PTSD and initiate further evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment. #PTSDawareness
Health Promotions continues to support and promote Men's Health Month. Throughout the month of June an oversized blue tie will be at the 20 MDG Atrium (main Clinic Entry Way). Please stop by to hang a bow tie with a short message to a male in your life who has survived or is currently battling cancer or other health related conditions/diseases. There are educational materials avalable as well on various men's health topics. If you have any questions please contact Health Promotions at 895-1216.
AFMS Global Health Engagement teams collaborate with allies, partners, host nations, and other government agencies to strengthen international alliances and #partnerships. More than 300 Airmen are assigned to GHE missions at MTFs around the globe, ready to build partner nation capabilities, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
#Readiness is key in all we do. To stand ready, the AFMS maintains #partnerships with civilian hospitals, like the University of Alabama at Birmingham (@UAB.edu), to keep our Airmen current, trained, and equipped to deliver a full spectrum of military medical operations. Read more about our partnership with UAB: http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1445743/sost-members-earn-bronze-star-medals/
It’s #MilitaryMedicineAppreciation month! Go out and thank an Air Force medical professional for their service and dedication!
The importance of communication for service members and their families cannot be understated. A speech pathologist can help if you think you or a family member may have a speech disorder. Learn the signs here: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Your-Healthcare/Healthy-Living/Health-Month/May/Hearing-and-Speech-Toolkit/
Watch for your invitation from RAND Corporation to participate in the 2018 Health-Related Behaviors Survey. Sharing… https://t.co/wvWgRxtbME
After two battles with #Cancer and a major #HeartSurgery, retired Master Sgt. Daryl McFadden is resilient as ever.… https://t.co/cduu34uaR5
In November 1948, Air Force Brig. Gen. Harry Armstrong convened the first Air Force symposium on space medicine, wh… https://t.co/GoZ7Jfi51W
It’s not too late to get vaccinated for the #flu! The flu vaccine is an annual requirement for military members, an… https://t.co/AoLJU3D2xW
The @AirForceReserve has unveiled the new mission, vision and priorities for the Air Force Reserve and Reserve Citi… https://t.co/tgpHa7H8fP
After a #ruff day of training, @AirNatlGuard Airman, Staff Sgt. Kyle Quigg, poses for a photo with a military worki… https://t.co/hI4WmKUBWW
TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season are underway. You now have until Dec. 10, 2018 to enroll in a… https://t.co/S9Awh4R2ja
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program kicked off their Warrior CARE event this week! Programs featuring music, yoga… https://t.co/s3ArjnsPD1
Today is a great day to quit smoking for good. If you need help taking the first steps, check out Col. Thomas Moore… https://t.co/HGA5YWY6Lk
#TBT Airmen transfer relief supplies from a U.S. Coast Guard HH-52 Seaguard helicopter to a U.S. Air Force ambulanc… https://t.co/EFsY3lW2s7
For the third consecutive year, David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base has been recognized as a m… https://t.co/wtS3czWMkM
@jeremyrabbott Hi Jeremy! We believe the person you are looking for is Brig. Gen. James Dienst. Here's his bio, let… https://t.co/UaFwnATWaR
You can quit smoking for good and live a healthy, smoke-free life. Take the first step and call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for… https://t.co/Mi7Fpr3Jpj
Often times a mild Traumatic brain injury can go un-diagnosed because not everyone who experiences a mild #TBI lose… https://t.co/pJbpKZArck
As if by fate, a weather delay in Germany allowed a C-17 aircrew from the 315th Airlift Wing to embark on a challen… https://t.co/u8HxYWpGKz
RT @AETCommand: Learning the ins & outs of being a leader isn't always easy or a path easily traveled. Read this story about an #Airmen or…
Poor dental health may prevent Airmen from completing their job, so the 14th Medical Operations Squadron Dental Fli… https://t.co/tLuxh7IzSH
“Commitment to Resilience” means working through difficult spots and improvising when the unexpected occurs. Our me… https://t.co/yHkUFLt0jr
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg & CMSgt. Steven Cum thanked Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group for their outst… https://t.co/3XST7COXQH
Col. Lee Harvis, PACAF Command Surgeon, gives his thoughts on the transformation, readiness and life as USAF medic.… https://t.co/QsshlV488J