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  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
  • First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care

    Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
  • Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions

    When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
  • Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results

    With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
  • Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

    On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
  • Engaging drug reduction outreach nets Travis DoD award

    Travis Air Force Base’s Drug Demand Reduction Program has won the Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award for their continuous involvement in drug prevention efforts in the surrounding community.
  • Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines

    Modern battlefields have many sources of potentially harmful airborne substances, but that is not the only place that Airmen can be exposed to harmful environmental factors. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers are developing technology to track, catalogue, and provide useful data about environmental exposures that will help identify battlefield threats in real time and inform Airmen of the everyday exposures that affect their health.
  • Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth

    Before reaching for that mid-afternoon soda or in to that bowl of office candy, you might want to think about how well you are keeping your mouth clean. The mouth is an important part of the body and can affect overall health. October is Dental Hygiene Month and, according to Air Force dental experts, most do not realize the impact of optimal oral health care on readiness.
  • Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis

    The pink ribbon that symbolizes National Breast Cancer Awareness might be seen as a somber image, but it also represents hope and the many survivors. As awareness, support, and research funding have increased, more and more women are surviving breast cancer and returning to their careers.
  • 28th MDG continues excellence with CAP inspection

    Personnel assigned to the 28th Medical Group are no strangers to delivering top-notch care to the Ellsworth Airmen and their families. From x-rays to simple checkups, the 28th MDG has shown its dedication to their mission of providing quality healthcare and ensuring Airmen are mission capable with their recent string of awards.From being the number
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