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  • 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
  • Air Force increases access to behavioral health care

    Nearly half of people with a treatable behavioral health disorder do not seek help from behavioral health professionals, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. However, 80 percent of this population does visit a primary care manager at least once a year. The Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program seeks to bridge
  • AF continues to monitor Zika virus, infected mosquitoes could hit U.S. this summer

    As the potential for infected mosquitoes to reach the U.S. rises, the Air Force continues to closely monitor the emergence of Zika virus infection to help inform and protect Airmen and their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all at-risk communities should prepare for possible Zika virus activity. As of Feb. 1,
  • AF Men’s Health Month promotes better health, better care

    According to the National Institutes of Health, compared to women, men are more likely to smoke, drink, make unhealthy choices and delay regular checkups and medical care. While mental health issues are more common in women, men are much less likely to seek care.Many of the major health risks faced by men can be prevented or treated with early
  • Air Force Medical Service embraces patient centeredness

    The Air Force Medical Service is working to increase patient-and family-centered care throughout all operations. Patient centeredness is critical to AFMS’ delivery of safe, effective, high quality care. But what is patient centeredness?“Patient centeredness is respecting our patients’ preferences, needs, and values, and making sure patients’ values
  • A prescription for problems

    Making sure their medical records are up to date and accurate could save Airmen selected for a random drug test a lot of trouble.In addition to testing for illegal substances, random drug tests also screen for a number of prescription medications, including amphetamines and opiates, like morphine or oxycodone, among others.“If (an Airman) pops
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