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  • Listen up! Noise demonstration at Moody Air Force Base to deepen understanding of hearing health

    We live in a noisy world. Cars, music, motorcycles, noise at work, and many other noise sources affect our hearing. A new demonstration project at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, using new technology developed in tandem by the Air Force and private industry, seeks to give participants a complete picture of their hearing risk.
  • Research innovations improve en route care

    In combat situations, there is a critical window of time between when a U.S. warfighter sustains a trauma injury and when they receive proper medical attention. This window, known as the golden hour, is where the military’s en route care efforts come into play.     En route care focuses on the patient’s movement to a proper facility while keeping
  • Air Force begins study on noise exposures

    An Air Force Surgeon General initiative called Total Exposure Health will soon advance from a concept to a real-world demonstration at an operational base. Total Exposure Health focuses on primary prevention, which includes exposures in the workplace, the environment, and lifestyles in order to prevent disease and injury from occurring.“We’re
  • Saber Strike turns to medevac mission for C-17 aircrew

    After a C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 21st Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, took off June 10 for exercise Saber Strike 16, they ended up on a real-world emergency medical mission to help a fellow Airman.
  • AFMS Innovations team creates portal for new ideas

    In September, Airmen will be able to submit innovative health care ideas and existing health care system challenges to the Innovations Knowledge Exchange Web Portal, a new way for the Air Force Medical Service Innovations team to capture potential ideas. The AFMS Innovations office already collaborates with medical institutes and universities to
  • Logistics team boosts medical versatility of New Horizons 2016

    Adapt and overcome is more than a catch phrase for two 59th Medical Wing warrior medics. Their ingenuity recently expanded surgical capabilities during New Horizons 2016 in the Dominican Republic.
  • 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
  • Wartime innovation: Battleborn medical device saves lives at home

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, a 28-year-old gunshot victim is inside an ambulance enroute to University of California Davis Medical Center, the only level I trauma center in Sacramento, California. The patient, receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation during transport, is fading quickly due to blood loss from multiple gunshot wounds.  After
  • Total Exposure Health: an innovation in precision health

    Walking in sunlight, being stuck in traffic, painting in a studio, listening to music, washing a car … What do these things have in common? Each illustrates a form of “exposure” through our environment and lifestyle.Health is not independent of environment and lifestyle. Our environment and lifestyle present a variety of factors which directly and
  • Wartime Innovation: Battleborn medical device saves lives at home

    In the early morning hours of Feb. 21, a 28-year-old gunshot victim is inside an ambulance enroute to University of California Davis Medical Center, the only level I trauma center in Sacramento, California. The patient, receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation during transport, is fading quickly due to blood loss from multiple gunshot wounds.After a
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