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  • 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
  • Make sure your military kid has access to care

    If you have a new baby or have adopted a child, take the necessary steps to give your child access to health care when they need it. Step one; register your child, newborn or adoptee, in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). You don’t have to wait the 2-6 months it may take for a formal state department birth certificate.
  • Coping with stress through healthy thinking

    Stress. Even mention of the word can increase anxiety for some. Everyone deals with stress differently, but how you cope with daily stressors can have great impacts on your quality of life and overall health.Stress is actually the body’s response to any demand, including change. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are at
  • Cannon EMT proves to be trusted care hero

    From the first time Airmen lace up their combat boots to the last time they kick them off, the Air Force’s core values are ingrained in them. They are taught to put integrity first, doing what is right when no one is looking. They know they must put service before self, forsaking personal desires for the good of the team. They are expected to
  • 59th Wing takes lead on Armed Services Blood Center

    The 59th Medical Wing is now at the helm of the first Air Force-led Armed Services Blood Center.
  • 21st Medical Dental Group at Peterson AFB breaks new ground

    The 21st Medical Group broke ground for its new dental clinic on May 25.
  • AF Surgeon General highlights medical mission at AFA event

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger addressed the Air Force Association during the association’s monthly breakfast event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington, Va., June 7.The general spoke about development of new medical support mission capabilities to meet the growing demands on the Air Force, and the efforts of Air Force
  • AFRL research psychologist wins award, SECAF presents

    A research psychologist from the 711th Human Performance Wing here received the 2015 Harold Brown Award from Secretary of the Air Force Deborah James during a ceremony June 6.Dr. Lisa Tripp, in the Airman Systems' Continuous Learning Branch, received the award for her efforts in creating innovative and cost-saving training methods and platforms for
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