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  • Air Force officer leads SAMMC Emergency Department

    “Trauma team to the trauma room; trauma team to the trauma room.”
  • Break the cycle of bullying

    Bullying is not just a part of life that stops in the schoolyard; it can have consequences that stretch into adulthood and impact people for the rest of their lives.   According to the National Center for Education, one in four children will experience bullying in their lives, and it comes in many forms: social, verbal, physical and even
  • Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

    Everyone - children and adults and men and women - should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams help assess individual risks for women and
  • Integrated Medical Airmen Enhance the Air Force Mission

    In 1942, 15 bombers crashed off the coast of China following the Doolittle Raid on mainland Japan.  Most of the men in those bombers survived; one, 1st Lt. Tom Lawson, suffered a severe laceration to his leg. Lt. Thomas White, a flight surgeon on the mission, amputated the leg after it became infected. Lawson survived, made it home, wrote a book,
  • Deployed preventive health series: Strengthening mental health on a deployment

    When you pass by what looks like a small home in the Coalition Compound by the 24-hour-coffee-shop, you will see the words ‘mental health’ on the barrier with a the mythical phoenix flying out of fire. Some service members might have the wrong idea that a visit to the mental health clinic will ruin their career, but the 379th Expeditionary Medical
  • Influenza vaccine essential for Airmen and their families

    The yearly influenza vaccine is one of the most important regular immunizations for Airmen and their families. This year will be different because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended not using the live attenuated influenza vaccine commonly known as FluMist. All the military services will follow their recommendation. This
  • Help children avoid injury as they go back to school

    As summer comes to an end and classes start up again, some of the more serious risks for injuries happen as children are going to and from school. Maj. Ryan Gottfredson, a pediatrician and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Preventive Medicine resident, said there are three things parents can do to help prevent injuries: make sure
  • Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention

    The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but you don’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.   “We're sending the
  • AF Surgeon General visits Liberty Airmen

    Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited the 48th Medical Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 25.
  • Zika: What you need to know

    Governor Rick Scott announced on August 1, 2016 that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has identified 10 additional people in Miami, Florida with the Zika virus who likely contracted it locally through a mosquito bite. That is in addition to the four people identified on July 29, bringing the total to 14 people that have contracted the disease in Miami.