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  • Schriever breast cancer survivor stresses prevention

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease, educate people about the importance of early screening, and offer support to those affected. Tech. Sgt. Jamie Ruíz, 21st Medical Squadron technician, was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2017. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one out of eight develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • BHOP: The one-stop shop

    There’s a worldwide epidemic haunting our U.S. Air Force Airmen, causing significant grief and hardship. In the recent video, Wright urges leaders at all levels to provide an environment for Airmen to voice their concerns, listen intently to those concerns and then lead them in direction toward the resources available.
  • Duke Field focusing on preventative health conditioning

    Most military members who have spent years training and deploying are all too familiar with duty-related injuries and the long rehabilitation process that follows. Air Force Special Operations Command is now using an innovative approach to try to preserve the health of its members by preventing those injuries from occurring in the first place. That is exactly the goal of Duke Field’s new Performance Maintenance Pad. The PMP is the Sports Medicine branch of the Preservation of the Force and Family’s Human Performance Program.
  • AFRICOM hosts Infectious Disease Strategic Planning Workshop

    The AFRICOM Office of the Command Surgeon invited various U.S. agencies to participate in the first ever Infectious Disease Strategic Planning Workshop on Patch Barracks, in Stuttgart, Germany, from Sept. 4-6, 2019.
  • U.S. builds bonds in Papua New Guinea during Pacific Angel 19-4

    Approximately 70 U.S. and 20 multilateral service members participated in Pacific Angel 19-4, enhancing Papua New Guinea defense force’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities while providing medical outreach services.
  • Health agencies investigating severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the Food and Drug Administration, state and local health departments, and other public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. As of Sept. 6, the CDC said, 33 states as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands have reported more than 450 possible cases of lung illnesses associated with using e-cigarette products. Six deaths have been confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon.
  • Keeping the pack strong: Your mental health teams

    One in five adults in the United States, roughly 46.6 million, experience mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The Air Force’s Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars are key to ensuring Airmen are taking care of each other while maintaining balance in their lives. The 8th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic is at the center of the Air Force’s CAF model, providing the tools Airmen need to lead a healthy lifestyle while also ensuring the pack is fit to fight.
  • Air Force showcases medical safety campaigns at national conference

    The U.S. Air Force highlighted three campaigns aimed at fostering a culture of safety and improving patient care and outcomes at the National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media in Atlanta, Georgia, August.
  • Peterson Airmen save life

    In the beginning of August, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein ordered all wings to stand down for a day and focus on resiliency and suicide prevention due to the alarming increase of suicide rates in the U.S. Air Force in 2019.
  • Supporting the warfighter of today with innovation of tomorrow

    Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, assistant director of the Combat Support Agency at DHA moderated a panel on Wednesday afternoon at the Military Health System Research Symposium at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Titled “The Future Front Line: Supporting the Warfighter of Today with Innovation of Tomorrow” the session focused on how military medical research directly translates to support the warfighter.
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