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Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, evaluate the noise-immune stethoscope on mock patients, Sept. 15, 2016. Prior to noise-immune stethoscope technologies, traditional stethoscope would not function properly due to the dynamic, high-noise environment of an aircraft. (Courtesy photo)
Pararescue specialists from the 103rd Pararescue Squadron, Westhampton Beach, New York, execute a rescue training mission for Northern Strike 18, Aug. 10, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Clark)
Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, speaks to a crowd during the opening ceremony for the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 7, 2018. Hogg’s visit overlapped with the base’s annual Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo, giving her an up-close look at the skill-building competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane Plummer)
Col. Alden Hilton, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, 711th Human Performance Wing commander, cutting the ribbon during a ceremony in USAFSAM to mark the full operational capability of the Department of Defense’s only human-rated centrifuge, Aug. 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)
Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Lemos Rodriguez, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Force Health Management Branch, mentors the Public Health apprentice students to prepare them for the operational Air Force. He discusses how they can navigate the Air Force Portal to locate information on Air Force priorities, career development and education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)

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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
Thank you to all 20,000 of our followers for helping us grow and spread the mission of the Air Force Medical Service! If you haven't already, please make sure you turn on notifications for our page so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information in Air Force medicine.
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/
DGMC Closed 22-23 Aug 2018 for Exercise. See Details here: https://t.co/8Bu6gM0raG
Hospital Gate Re-Opens beginning Monday, August 6. All Travis AFB gates will be open to traffic, including the hosp… https://t.co/bT3nO8S5uu
Sports Physicals at the Pediatric Clinic - Jun 2 & 9, 2018. https://t.co/OETkFaorxK
SAVE THE DATE! @USAFHealth is hosting a LIVE Twitter chat to de-mystify stigmas around PTSD. Chat with Air Force me… https://t.co/sGIIyJY1D3
Everyone in the health care process plays a role in delivering safe, reliable care. By uniting together in that com… https://t.co/ABIC68KnXs
Care doesn’t stop in the air. That’s why we continually work to improve our en route care continuum with the latest… https://t.co/UmFYjmNYvc
Remember! Today is Monthly Training Day. Thursday, 22 Feb, 0730-1130. Services resume at 1300.
We're celebrating #DownSyndromeAwareness Month by encouraging families to enroll in the AF Exceptional Fam Mbr Pgm: https://t.co/lmW16URm36
Resources - Emergency Procedures in place due to Wildfires | TRICARE https://t.co/yKIKOxvJ3T
Happy Birthday @uscoastguard! Thank you for 226 years of tireless, dedicated service.
Starting 5 July, BX Pharmacy will be refill pick up only. NEW prescriptions will be processed @ main pharm in DGMC https://t.co/4TlRLGMfDx
Throughout May we’ll be focusing on #MentalHealth & wellness. Know the facts & don’t be afraid to talk about it: https://t.co/NdAcqgDhLs
EpiPen Auto-Injector Recall: https://t.co/FITCzapFDA
March is National #BrainInjury Awareness Month. Be safe. Know the signs. Get support. https://t.co/vzZwPg3WkF #BIAmonth
Celebrating #WomenPhysicianDay. We're grateful for the women who serve our #Airmen and make our medical service stronger.
With great training and practice, we're working to have & maintain agile and responsive medics. #FullSpectrumMedicalReadiness
#Sleep Your Way to New Year’s Resolution Success! https://t.co/4IcQp9Jz8z #NewYearNewYou (via @MilitaryHealth)
Request next appt, medication renewals, receive test & lab results; you can do all of this and more with #MiCare! https://t.co/4BmfbK5i5o
DGMC Renovations 2017 https://t.co/d0yyRKs9AK
As we embark on 2017, follow along to find health tips, resources, & inspiring stories to help you be the best you! https://t.co/0TYO346W3h
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