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  • 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.
  • Air Force, Army medics come together for MEDEX 16

    More than 60 U.S. Army Soldiers from the 228th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army Reserve unit arrived at Misawa AB Aug. 16, to participate with Airmen from the 35th Medical Group in the joint exercise MEDEX 16.  MEDEX 16 will afford Army and Air Force medics the opportunity to integrate and train with one another, while improving upon the mission
  • Handcrafting dental readiness

    Whenever U.S. Air Force combat airlifters need dental work, they often count on a small team of specialists at the 19th Medical Group Clinic. The unit works behind-the-scenes crafting unique dental prostheses as part of the 19th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dental laboratory element. They assist dentists by correcting dental conditions that
  • AF New Parent Support Program helps families care for infants and toddlers

    (This is the third AFMS article for the Military Children's Health Month series)  Vital to children’s health is development which occurs in the early years –from birth to age 3.  As newborns grow into infants and infants become toddlers, they go through a series of developmental milestones such as first words, first steps and skills to wave
  • Leadership course promotes diversity, leadership among female physicians

    The Military Health System  recognizes the importance of building and maintaining a diverse collection of skilled medical professionals valued for their knowledge, leadership and dedication in the medical field. An upcoming leadership course, scheduled at the Defense Health Agency headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, April 11-13, will offer
  • Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling dietitian offers healthy eating words of wisdom

    March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness program focusing on the importance of informed food choices and developing good eating and physical activity habits."It's an opportunity for nutritional professionals like myself to engage with the public to help reinforce the messages through USDA about healthy eating and health wellness," said Sonja
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