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  • Keesler MDG Airmen perform first robotic surgery in AF

    Members of the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron performed the Air Force’s first robotic surgery at the Keesler Medical Center here March 28. Maj. Lauren Buck, 81st MSGS general surgeon, and her surgical team performed a robotic ventral hernia repair. Buck has experience with the da Vinci Si model, but this was a little different because it is a
  • Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical facilities and personnel must stay ready for anything.  To guarantee medical personnel are prepared, senior leaders from around the Air Force were sponsored by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Air Force Surgeon General, to initiate the Small
  • New $57 million medical facility cares for military community

    Air Force leaders and community members attended the new 20th Medical Group clinic ribbon cutting ceremony, Feb. 24.Approximately 100 individuals attended, including Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Sean Murphy, Air Combat Command surgeon general.The new $57 million medical facility, in conjunction with
  • Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

    Military families are often asked to leave their homes, schools and friends to go where they are needed. In combination with goodbyes and making moving arrangements, it can be a very stressful time. Recently, a family of three was asked to do just that.  In the middle of an already complicated process this family was faced with the birth of their
  • Promoting fitness - one plank at a time

    Death, deployment, and facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the
  • Training at a glance: Orthotics program

    The Air Force's only orthotics training program is conducted at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Established in the 1970s, the program is dedicated to providing the highest level of training and graduating world-class orthotics technicians. The course is accredited by the Community College of
  • Breast cancer: It’s not just a girl thing

    About one in eight women and one in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the U.S. breast cancer statistics at www.breastcancer.org.
  • Meet AUAB medical group's MacGyver

    “You’re like MacGyver,” the doctor enthusiastically told Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer Bruce, a biomedical equipment repair technician with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, after he was told by Bruce a broken piece of dental equipment could be repaired.The doctor was comparing Bruce to a popular American action-adventure television
  • Deployed preventive health series: Strengthening mental health on a deployment

    When you pass by what looks like a small home in the Coalition Compound by the 24-hour-coffee-shop, you will see the words ‘mental health’ on the barrier with a the mythical phoenix flying out of fire. Some service members might have the wrong idea that a visit to the mental health clinic will ruin their career, but the 379th Expeditionary Medical
  • AF, Army medical exercise concludes at Misawa

    Airmen from the 35th Medical Group and Soldiers from the 228th Combat Support Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, completed a joint medical exercise here Aug. 26.
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