• Aerospace medicine: Flight surgeons

    Flight surgeons, despite their official duty title do not perform surgeries while in flight. The misnomer stems from the early days of aviation medicine, when the U.S. Army Aviation Section ordered three military physicians to attend aviation school to ensure aircrew were physically prepared to fly.

  • Guard helps medical professionals combat COVID-19

    From staffing informational phone banks to administering tests for COVID-19, many of the more than 9,000 National Guard members on duty in response to COVID-19 are assisting state and local medical professionals.

  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission.Even though service members who deploy are medically ready, both physically and mentally, the rigors of deployment can take a toll.

  • Teaming up to simplify saving lives

    Some might say there’s a formula to providing quality healthcare – A heap of science, a dash of art and a whole lot of practice. As with almost any science or art, having the right tools for the job goes a long way in perfecting one’s craft, and for the 81st Medical Group, their craft is

  • Open Enrollment and the Health Insurance Marketplace

    It’s the time of year when people can enroll in or change their health insurance plan. The open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 for 2017 coverage.  How does this affect you? Most TRICARE beneficiaries don’t need to worry about open enrollment. However,

  • Military Health System officials visit Fairchild

    Department of Defense healthcare officials met with 92nd Medical Group leadership to discuss progress of the Military Health System Genesis program Sept. 7, 2016.MHS Genesis is a Department of Defense electronic healthcare record system designed to give military medical professionals improved access

  • Take charge of your health

    One of the best ways to practice preventive health is to take on a more engaged, active role in your healthcare. According to Col. John Oh, chief of Preventive Medicine for the Air Force Medical Support Agency, patients who better understand their own conditions have more improved outcomes. “They’re