Post Tagged with: "86th Medical Group"

Courtesy photoDiabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. There are many misconceptions about diabetes, including that it’s caused by eating too much sugar, that it’s not a serious disease and that people who get diabetes must follow a strict diet.

Diabetes Awareness Month

Courtesy of the 86th Medical Group

They say knowledge is power. No statement holds more truth than when speaking about diabetes mellitus, typically referred to as diabetes. In the month of November, the 86th Medical Group would like to increase your awareness about diabetes.

November 13, 2014 ×
Maj. Mayra Zapata, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, gets her temperature taken by Tech. Sgt. Saquadrea Crosby, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health NCOIC, as she deplanes a C-130J Super Hercules Oct. 19 on Ramstein. Any personnel traveling into Ramstein from Ebola infected areas will be medically screened upon their arrival and cleared by public health for onward travel to ensure the health and safety of all passengers, aircrew and members of the KMC.

Team Ramstein supports Ebola ops, mitigates risks at home

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein continues to establish itself as a power projection platform for Europe and Africa.

October 23, 2014 ×
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by the 86th Medical Group

The American Cancer Society estimates the number of breast cancer diagnoses in 2014 will be 232,670. Approximately 40,000 women will lose their lives to this disease this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, second only to lung cancer.

October 16, 2014 ×
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Daylena RicksStaff Sgt. Taylor Walter, 86th Medical Squadron medical technician, conducts an assessment on an infant. An assessment consists of basic vital sign checks: heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. Walter recorded the information to show the infant’s progress.

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September 25, 2014 ×
Photos by Senior Airman Michael StuartSenior Airman Danielle Marsh, 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron public health technician, looks through an optical refractor during an optometry demonstration. Doctors at the clinic see an average of 50 patients a day. As U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s largest optometry clinic, they treat anyone from 5 years and older for anything from retraining physicals to school screenings.

86th Medical Group

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As the largest U.S. Air Force overseas clinic, the 86th Medical Group has made its footprints visible across 93 other countries, showing its expansive capabilities.

September 25, 2014 ×

Suicide Prevention Month: risk, protective factors

by Capt. Rachel Wiley and Capt. Allison Valdovinos
86th Medical Group suicide prevention program managers

Although no one is immune to the adverse effects of prolonged, excessive stress, some service members are at greater risk for suicide than others.

September 11, 2014 ×

Don’t be a no-show

by the 86th Medical Group

Our goal at the 86th Medical Group is to meet the health care needs of you and your family by providing the best possible medical care.

September 11, 2014 ×
Members of the 86th Medical Group tactical critical care evacuation team-enhanced and the 160th Forward Surgical team carry a training dummy to a simulated medical evacuation zone during joint FST training July 18 on Ramstein. Members of the 86th MDG TCCET-E and the 160th FST trained together to increase their interoperability.

Airmen, Soldiers share medical expertise

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Regardless of the branch a service member belongs to, capable and efficient medical staff are essential to getting injured personnel home safe.

July 24, 2014 ×
Staff Sgt. Lacy Owens, 86th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, helps Tech. Sgt. Ambree Evans, 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron bioenvironmental technician, wrap a splint during a self-aid and buddy care rodeo July 10 on Ramstein.

SABC rodeo rounds up life-saving techniques

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 86th Medical Group participated in a self-aid and buddy care rodeo
July 10 on Ramstein.

July 17, 2014 ×

86th MDG pharmacy offers prescription refill options

Courtesy of 86th Medical Group

The 86th Medical Group Pharmacy offers two prescription refill pick-up options. Refills can be picked up at the Ramstein Pharmacy or at the Kaiserlautern Military Community Center via the ScriptCenter.

June 26, 2014 ×