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PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted June 27, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Air Force graphic The Wright-Patterson and Dayton VA medical centers are working together and separately to create greater understanding and awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder as well as other mental health challenges. Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers,…

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Navy Medicine releases video with helpful tips for mosquito season

Posted June 27, 2016 by Jazmine Wise

Navy Medicine released a mosquito awareness video for Sailors, Marines and their families, June 24. Although the Zika virus has not been spread by mosquitoes in the United States, it could occur. The new video demonstrates how to take extra protective measures during mosquito season, including measures to safeguard your home such as avoiding the…

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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 8, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– 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…

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What 412th Medical Group wants you to know about Valley Fever

Posted May 26, 2017 by

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has reported four cases of Valley Fever in the last 12 months. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is a fungal illness that usually affects the lungs. It is spread through spores in the air when the dirt is disturbed. People can get Valley Fever if they breathe…

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Air Force tackles Traumatic Brain Injury with early detection and holistic approach to treatment

Posted December 29, 2017 by Shireen Bedi

Air Force photograph Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be difficult to detect with its typical lack of physical markers. Knowing the signs and symptoms of TBI is critical and ensures Airmen can return to duty. With more than 3,000 cases of traumatic brain injury on average per year, TBI continues to be a significant issue…

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A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

Posted June 22, 2018 by Shireen Bedi

Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better.

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