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Default Air Force Logo TRICARE a Part of April National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27,
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2013
The abuse of prescription drugs can produce serious health problems, including addiction. If a wingman or battle buddy shows signs of this type of abuse, encourage them to attend ADAPT or a similar program to seek help. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria H. Taylor/Released) Prescription drug abuse: Don't swallow your career
You're having trouble sleeping during the work week and a friend is concerned about your
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2013
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Staff Sgt. Derek Girouard fastens a lock on an individual first aid kit. He was one of thirty three volunteers crowded into the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group Medical Logistics Warehouse for four hours April 19 to recertify up to 1,500 individual first aid kits used by forward operating bases of all services across the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. These missions are held monthly by the 379th EMDG, one of only two locations in the AOR capable of recertifying IFAKs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christian Michael) Deployed Airmen save lives miles from front lines
The explosion took the Airman at the knee, knocking the patrol to the ground. Patrol members rushed
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2013
Default Air Force Logo New medical evacuation training may save lives
As the second group of graduates left Air Mobility Command's Aeromedical Evacuation school recently,
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2013
The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) has recently unveiled their latest educational and state-of-the-art Web site for Airmen and their families dealing with pregnancy.  The Pregnancy A to Z Web site is the CEMM’s 12th educational Web site that addresses a significant medical topic Airmen deal with frequently and can be found at www.pregnancyatoz.org. (Air Force graphic / Steve Thompson) New Air Force pregnancy website offers Airmen state-of-the-art support online
The Air Force Medical Service's Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia (CEMM) has recently
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2013
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer Millington, 366th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, stands in front of her Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle, Oct. 20, 2011, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Millington used this vehicle to travel across base carrying her treatment table with her to treat patients at compounds outside of the hospital. (Courtesy photo) Physical therapist keeps troops in fight
Dating back to World War II, military physical therapists have been an overlooked, yet monumentally
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2013
Default Air Force Logo PTSD: many struggle, few tell
When you meet an Air Force gunner, what's the first thing you want to hear? "War" stories, right?
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2013
Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender, 99th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of microbiology, isolates colonies of bacteria for identification purposes April 10, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 22-26 is Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. Since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, few people know about the medical testing they perform every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard) Laboratory professionals get results
Lab rats, bloodhounds, and vampires ... these are a few of the nicknames laboratory technicians hear
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2013
Default Air Force Logo 38 Airmen selected for physician assistant program
More than three dozen Airmen, including one U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, have been selected for the
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2013
Master Sgt. John Kley, Capt. Adriana Valadez, Staff Sgt. Julian Williams, Lt. Col. Kathleen Sprague and Senior Airman Amanda Pena were the medical team on an Aeromedical Evacuation mission that transported a critically wounded combat controller from Mazar-e Sharif to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on March 28, 2013. They are assigned to the 651st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Kandahar Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Tristan Hinderliter) Teamwork, technology allows Kandahar C-130J AE crew to save a life
On the battlefield of northern Afghanistan in late March, an Air Force combat controller was shot by
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2013
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