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  • Physical, occupational therapy addresses injury prevention for MWD handlers

    In a physically and mentally demanding occupation, 341st Training Squadron military working dog (MWD) handlers are exposed to risks. These risks are typically workplace injuries. Physical and occupational therapy play an important role in reducing such injuries, along with the associated physical and mental stressors.
  • 6 things leaders should be doing to increase inclusivity in their ranks

    Col. Felicia Burks, Chief, Diversity and Inclusion Division, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, is leading the charge for diversity and inclusion in the Air Force Medical Service. Burks shared some advice for how leaders can cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion in their ranks.
  • DoD adds COVID-19 guidelines for deployers

    The Disaster Emergency Medical Operations Support Team tested more than 250 Airmen for COVID-19 prior to their departure to a deployed location April 15, 2021, here.
  • Laboratory professionals play important role in fight against COVID-19

    Medical Laboratory Professionals Week recognizes the behind-the-scenes work laboratorians do to generate clinical lab results and, ultimately, guide the courses of treatment for patients throughout the military and civilian health systems.
  • Defense leaders provide COVID-19 vaccination update

    As of this week, all Defense Department personnel and beneficiaries can get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, Dr. Terry Adirim, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said. 
  • Roth praises Air Force contributions to mass vaccination center in Florida, others nationwide

    The vaccination facility, which is designed to administer 3,000 shots a day (though it hit 5,636 shots in a single day earlier this month), is under the control of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Florida. However, a staff of 139 active duty Airmen from 25 bases across 22 states make up the operational engine providing vaccinations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
  • Neurodiagnostic technologists learn about brain disorders & care

    Neurodiagnostic Week, April 18-24, is an annual campaign that serves to bring attention to and acknowledge the efforts of neurodiagnostic professionals around the world. This year in particular has been particularly challenging with the Coronavirus pandemic, as neurodiagnostic technologists face additional challenges while remaining committed to providing a high-level of patient care.
  • Air Force Surgeon General briefs Senate on COVID-19 response

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, testified Tuesday, April 20, at a hearing on the Defense Health Program before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
  • APORA strengthens rapid response capabilities through partnership, communication

    The African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance concluded its tenth annual conference, focusing on global Rapid Response Teams April 13.
  • Avoiding Burnout

    The COVID-19 pandemic may make you feel like you’re just waiting – life on hold – feeling frustrated that there’s no end in sight. Pandemic fatigue is a very real feeling of exhaustion as a result of COVID-19’s impact on our lives – from financial stress, to loneliness, to the fears of getting sick. Continual exposure to this unrelenting stress can cause us to burnout.
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