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  • 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
  • AFMS leaders gather at NOVA 2016

    Air Force Medical Service senior leaders assembled in Northern Virginia to engage in strategic discussions related to Air Force and joint mission medical support, during NOVA, a three-day leadership gathering which began on May 24.As the AFMS continues to make advances in health care delivery and medical readiness of the total force, NOVA provides
  • Air Force Medical Service seeks hero’s name for tech school dorm

    The Air Force Medical Service is seeking help from warrior medics to name the Air Force dormitory at the Medical Education and Training Campus on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston after an AFMS enlisted hero. Nominations are due by July 1, 2016.
  • Allergist educates military community about asthma

    According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 24 million Americans are affected by asthma, a chronic disease that causes airways to become inflamed and make it hard to breathe, and 10 people die a day from it. In addition, 6.3 million of those affected are children under the age of 18.
  • Andersen medical teams showcase disaster response support during Cope North 16

    Medical teams from the U.S. Air Force, Navy partnered with their counterparts of the Royal Australian Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Republic of Korea Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, and Philippine Air Force during exercise Cope North 16 from Feb. 11-18, in various locations throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Air Force continues to improve care in the air

    The Air Force is committed to research and development for advancements in en route patient care.The AMC Command Surgeon and researchers across the Air Force, to include the 711th Human Resource Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, have been working together to improve how the Air Force provides care in the air. The AMC/SG is responsible
  • ‘I love it’: Nurse still serving, mentoring after 45 years

    In April 1997, after 26 years of honorable military service, newly retired Col. Charlene Carpenter chose to continue serving her country at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, this time as a volunteer.
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