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  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.

  • Air Force Surgeon General visits AFMES, AFMAO, 436th MDG medics

    Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, joined members of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations and the 436th Medical Group at Dover Air Force Base last week.

  • AETC’s Aerospace Medicine: Last hope for every recruit’s medical waiver

    Air Education and Training Command Surgeon General’s Aerospace Medicine Division reviewed more than 45,000 case files for medical waivers in fiscal year 2016, averaging about 25 cases per person per work day.The Physical Standards Branch, or SGPS, is an 11-person office and serves as the designated

  • AMC’s medical community collaborates to improve care

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Medical group commanders, aeromedical squadron commanders and superintendents from across Air Mobility Command gathered here May 22 to 23, 2017 to learn how to improve care within their military treatment facilities.“It is about a change in culture,” said Brig. Gen. Lee

  • ACC Military Treatment Facility leadership conference stresses Trusted Care

    Trusted Care, the Air Force’s platform to reach its Zero Harm goal, was a main topic of discussion at the 2nd Annual Military Treatment Facility Leadership Conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 5-6. The MTF leaders also discussed manning, training and access to care initiatives.

  • The State of Air Force Medicine

    Airman Magazine: What is the state of the Air Force Medical Service in terms of the current mission and what are your priorities?Lt. Gen. Ediger: The Air Force Medical Service is strong. The men and women who serve our Air Force as medical professionals are actively engaged in the three main

  • AF Surgeon General visits Osan medical facilities

    The Air Force Surgeon General and top chief master sergeant medic visited the Osan 51st Medical Group to observe the progress and challenges of AF military treatment facilities Sept. 14.Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.,