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Mosquito season 2017 Tell Zika to buzz off
In 2016, the Zika virus made world-wide news as a new threat to public health, but mosquito-borne illnesses have always been a health risk for people living in certain climates.   Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to avoid exposure to Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. “These are not inevitable infections,” said Col. (Dr.) John
0 4/24
2017
United States Air Force members assigned to the 8th Medical Group and Republic of Korea Air Force medical airmen participate in a mass causality exercise at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 19, 2017. The scenario involved a vehicle crash and explosion, which injured 10 USAF personnel and five ROKAF personnel. U.S. and ROK airmen conducted the training to evaluate their ability to communicate and operate through a MASCAL situation. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released) 8th Medical Group and ROKAF airmen train to save lives
United States Air Force members assigned to the 8th Medical Group and Republic of Korea Air Force medical airmen participated in a simulated multiple causality exercise April 19, 2017.The exercise was conducted to assess communication and operations between ROKAF and U.S. medical teams during a mass casualty situation.“The communication between
0 4/24
2017
MiCare is now Patient Portal: Secure Messaging MiCare becomes TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging
The Air Force MiCare system that lets patients at Air Force hospitals and clinics communicate securely with their health providers is getting a new name.   The system is now called TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging, the same name used by the Army and Navy. This is intended to minimize confusion for Military Health System patients who move between
0 4/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. River Carson, 8th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, applies his forehead to the auto refractometer as Senior Airman Kiara Warren, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, operates the machine at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 24, 2017. The auto refractometer measures the curvature of the eye and allows a scan to give a baseline prescription for eyes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee/Released Can you see me now? Optometry taking care of Airmen
U.S. Air Force Maj. See Vang, 51st Aerospace Medicine optometry flight commander and Senior Airman Kiara Warren, optometry technician, travel from Osan Air Base to Kunsan Air Base to preform eye exams.
0 4/13
2017
February is Heart Health Month Healthy lifestyle leads to healthy heart
Medical experts say there are plenty of things Airmen can do to ensure a healthy heart, including quitting smoking and not drinking too much. Heart disease, heart attack, and stroke are just some of the consequences of not taking care of your heart.    To take care of your heart, physical activity, smarter nutritional diet choices and mindfulness
0 1/23
2017
Womens Health Oct 2016 (AF Graphic) Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps
Everyone - children and adults and men and women - should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.    Well Woman exams help assess individual risks for women and
0 9/28
2016
Patient centeredness means making sure the patients’ needs and values direct the care they receive. Each patient is different, with individual preferences, and fulfilling that concept of putting the patient first means paying attention to those differences every time. (AFMS Photo) Keeping Patients Engaged is Key to Better Healthcare
Patient centeredness means making sure the patients’ needs and values direct the care they receive. Each patient is different, with individual preferences, and fulfilling that concept of putting the patient first means paying attention to those differences every time.   “What matters is what the patient wants. We have to get away from thinking we
0 9/26
2016
130527-F-FX000-001 Hemp-based supplements advisory
Kunsan Air Base service members are advised to check products they have purchased from GNC on base. The following items contain organic hemp protein or hemp flour and are prohibited for use by service members.   - Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Plant-Based Protein - GNC SuperFoods 25 Protein Plus Probiotic - GNC SuperFoods Ultra Mega Green Active   The
0 8/12
2016
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