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  • AUAB medics adapt to support Afghanistan evacuation

    Since Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, became the main stopover location for qualified evacuees from Afghanistan on Aug. 14, 2021, the entire installation and all of its personnel have had to adapt at a moment’s notice in order to support the Afghanistan evacuation operations.
  • COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over delta variant growing

    According to the military health system, the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is more transmittable, causes more severe disease, and results in higher cases of hospitalization and death than any other strain of the virus.
  • Improving run times for the PT test

    The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing on July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score. The following physical training guidelines can help Airmen reduce their 1.5-mile run time and lower the risk of an overuse injury.
  • Resilient and fit despite COVID-19

    On July 1, 2021, the Air Force will resume its physical fitness testing, following months of delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, Airmen of all ranks, ranging from new arrivals to those in the senior tier, have had to find different ways to maintain a healthy level of fitness despite obstacles presented during this unprecedented situation.
  • Preventable men’s health problems

    June is Men’s Health month which promotes a variety of activities males can do to have healthier, more active lifestyles. It’s no secret men often ignore medical issues and put off going to the doctor. However, to help live a long and healthy life, getting regular check-ups can make a difference.
  • Medical Group promotes preventative care with physical therapy

    Did you know that physical therapy is not just for restoring mobility or physical function following a major accident or catastrophic injury? Physical therapy is also a great tool to promote movement, reduce pain, and restore function by evaluating and treating musculoskeletal injuries early. Preventative treatment can be the key to avoiding future injuries or complicated surgeries.
  • Reducing the stigma, encouraging mental health care in the military

    In the military, the stigma of mental health is grounded in the cultural misperception that a service member must have "zero defects" to be mission-ready. While the Department of Defense strives to identify and eliminate barriers to care that service members face regarding mental health treatment, stigma remains a significant issue within the military.
  • COVID presents new set of challenges for DOD environmental health

    Total Force Fitness is a fundamental element of the Department of Defense’s National Defense Strategy. Helping to “Build a More Lethal Force,” Total Force Fitness focuses on a service member’s overall health over the duration of their career, including physical, environmental, spiritual, psychological, social, and financial components.
  • Prince Sultan Air Base conducts trauma response exercise

    On July 14, the 378th Expeditionary Medical Squadron conducted a trauma response exercise to practice its response, mitigation, treatment and evacuation of critically injured patients at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Bringing the fight to COVID-19: Creech conducts serology testing

    Photo Essay: Medical personnel from the Creech Medical Clinic and the 99th Medical Group conducted a blood draw for COVID-19 serology testing on July 7, 2020 at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, . The objective of serology testing is to determine if the test can identify personnel who had COVID-19 but were asymptomatic or not diagnosed, or if the saliva test is sufficient for evaluation. The results of these tests will serve as a metric for medical professionals to determine the percentage of the Creech population, who were infected by the virus and now have antibodies. Research from Joint Base Langley-Eustis suggests that swab tests have a sensitivity of 70-80% and that serology has a 98% sensitivity.
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