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  • AMC’s medical community collaborates to improve care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Medical group commanders, aeromedical squadron commanders and superintendents from across Air Mobility Command gathered here May 22 to 23, 2017 to learn how to improve care within their military treatment facilities.“It is about a change in culture,” said Brig. Gen. Lee Payne, AMC surgeon general. “The Air Force
  • Canadian officer gains experience through aeromedical evacuation exchange program

    Growing up, Capt. Damien Miller’s father was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, so he became used to constantly moving around and calling any place he ended up with his family “home.”In 2004, Miller followed in his father’s footsteps, commissioning as an officer in the RCAF himself. In 2012 he pursued a path in aeromedical evacuation after eight
  • Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force

    Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
  • Air Force begins study on noise exposures

    An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment, and lifestyles in order to prevent disease and injury from occurring.“We’re
  • AFMS Innovations team creates portal for new ideas

    In September, Airmen will be able to submit innovative health care ideas and existing health care system challenges to the Innovations Knowledge Exchange Web Portal, a new way for the Air Force Medical Service Innovations team to capture potential ideas. The AFMS Innovations office already collaborates with medical institutes and universities to
  • Family Residency Program serves military, civilian personnel at Scott

    The Military Family Care Residency Program brings together military and civilian medical personnel, while building a partnership of collaboration and a well-rounded learning environment for program participants, which strengthens their abilities to take care of their patients.“There are six platforms in the Air Force for this residency training,”
  • Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites this Summer

    The American Mosquito Control Association reports that over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. This summer, TRICARE wants to help you avoid their bites, which are not only irritating, but can also carry diseases that make both people and pets very ill. Mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation because of
  • Call Your Regional Contractor First when Getting Specialty Care

    TRICARE beneficiaries with special needs or a serious illness or injury have several resources available for help. Your care is best coordinated through your regional contractor.TRICARE rules require that if the care you need is available at a military hospital or clinic near you, and there is space available, you will be referred there first.
  • Helping Battlefield Airmen beat the heat

    Of all the threats facing Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn't typically come to mind. However, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures.Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his Exercise Physiology Research Team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of
  • Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

    Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the Air Force.“There’s
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