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  • Innovation keeps frontline medics better protected from COVID-19

    Team Travis Airmen prototyped personal protective equipment April 17 to help base medics safely treat and transport potential coronavirus patients. Members of the 60th Medical Group emergency department at David Grant USAF Medical Center joined forces with the 60th Maintenance and the 60th Operations Support Squadrons, all here, to develop an isolation pod and an intubation protection box.
  • Japanese Surgeon General visits Travis

    All the bells and whistles of the U.S. west coast mobility mission were on full display during a visit from Japanese Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Surgeon General, Dec. 9, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, California.
  • DGMC doctors perform first Air Force Y-90 cancer treatment

    Two Air Force interventional radiologist at the Travis Air Force Base, California, perform the first Air Force-only liver cancer treatment on a patient with Y-90 radioembolization Sept. 7.
  • Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine

    Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
  • Ask a doc: Over-the-counter testosterone boosters

    Question: Do over-the-counter testosterone boosters work and are they safe? Answer: This is a very interesting question, and the answer is continuously evolving.
  • DGMC outpatient pharmacy strives for continual improvement

    On any given day, David Grant USAF Medical Center’s outpatient pharmacy bustles with a constant hum of barcode-scanning beeps, pills rattling in their bottles and storage bins with patients’ prescriptions hitting counters. Those sounds are the outpatient pharmacy staff filling more than 1,000 prescriptions a day, and more than 20,000 prescriptions a month.
  • BHOP provides immediate care to behavioral health

    It is common for military members to experience stress that can compromise life at work and at home. Family members also can experience a decline in functioning as they deal with the stress that comes from supporting a loved one who is serving our country. The Air Force recognizes the need to provide comprehensive resources to help support active duty members, dependents and retirees who may be experiencing situations that impact their social and work lives. One of these resources is the Behavioral Health Optimization Program.
  • Deployed physical therapists keep service members fit to fight

    In a deployed environment, injuries happen. Whether they occur in the performance of duty or through the course of physical exercise, they have the potential to impact the mission.
  • Air Force duo key to Army medical aid in Honduras

    Medical Readiness Training Exercises, Military Partnership Engagements and Mobile Surgical Team deployments have been the backbone of Joint Task Force-Bravo’s humanitarian mission in Central America for the past 23 years and have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, built partner nation capacity and fostered goodwill towards the U.S. in the region. These missions are almost completely run and supported by the U.S. Army … almost.
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