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Suicide Prevention
  • Recognize the warning signs

    Those of us who serve or work for the miltiary receive training on suicide prevention, but how many of us really apply what we learn? Are we watching for warning signs? Do we know who is at risk and how we can help them? Do we know what we can do to help? I don't know about you, but I always thought this stuff happens to other people. I pay
  • Uncertainty about military suicides frustrates services

    The most frustrating part about suicide prevention is the uncertainty about what causes troops to take their lives, top military leaders said here July 29. This near-unanimous chorus was sounded on Capitol Hill when the second-ranking military officers of each service testified about military mental health before the House Armed Services Committee.
  • Flight surgeon uses Eastern medicine to treat patients

    Acupuncture is a skill that has been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. In the last 20 years, a handful of Air Force doctors have begun using this skill in addition to familiar Western medical practices. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Tim Duffy, 4th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flight doctor here, is one of those doctors who is currently practicing
  • New approach to PTSD offers service members greater privacy, reduced stigma

    Servicemembers seeking help for deployment-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder now have the option of being treated through primary care channels, thanks to a new pilot program offered at Wilford Hall Medical Center. The primary goal of this new research program is to offer effective therapy for PTSD within the primary care environment, where
  • Clinic crew clears crowded, clouded craniums

    Military members and their families can face much adversity. Just as with our civilian counterparts, that adversity can come while managing financial responsibilities, raising a family, or maintaining other personal relationships. However, the military family has the added stress of frequent military moves, deployments and the expectation of
  • Important dates in the history of the AF Medical Service

    July 1949 and early 1950 -- Newly authorized Air Force medics assume all responsibility for patient treatment on Air Force bases. On Sept. 7, 1949, two months after the creation of the Air Force Medical Service, Louis Johnson, Secretary of Defense, directed that aeromedical evacuation (AE) be the preferred method of long distance casualty
  • Suicide prevention: A leadership challenge for all

    Every time a life is lost in Pacific Air Forces I am alerted. All are tragic in different ways, but among the most troubling is when it involves a suicide. During the course of my 35 years on active duty, I've learned that we cannot prevent every suicide attempt. More importantly, I've learned that we can prevent many through good
  • AFMC senior leader reflects on suicide close to home

    With a phone call on the night of Jan. 29, the "You Matter" suicide campaign at Robins suddenly became more personal to Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer. The commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Center suspected something was wrong when the phone rang at 9 p.m. because most people who would be calling her know that she goes to bed early. The voice on the
  • Maxwell nurse has three reasons to celebrate Mother’s Day

    Maj. Lynn A. Ammon, family nurse practitioner at the 42nd Medical Group, had three reasons to celebrate on Mother's Day. With the special occasion, it was also part of National Nurse's Week and she was now back with her family after a recent, six-month deployment to Afghanistan. As a mother of two, the Purdue University graduate said she has lots
  • Public health maintains high standards, healthy force

    Airmen in the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group constantly monitor the health of all individuals and check to see if illnesses of base personnel are isolated incidents or part of a trend at this air base in Southwest Asia. "Our main role is the prevention and control of communicable diseases," said Capt. Cesar Romero, the 379th Expeditionary
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