Tech. Sgt. Mariah Pike, 86th Airlift Wing self aid and buddy care adviser, explains to attendees of the 29th annual Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Course some of the capabilities of human simulators March 10 outside the Hercules Theater. Pike also demonstrated how the simulators are used to train Airmen.

Human simulators featured at international medical summit

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. James M. Hodgman
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

More than 170 members of the international medical community from 16 nations filled Ramstein’s Hercules Theater March 10 for the first day of the 29th Ramstein Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Course.

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‘Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right’

by Maj. Risa Riepma
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Nutrition Care Division

What does the slogan “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” mean to you?

Consumer research has found the taste of food is more important to consumers than nutrition content in terms of making food choices. How do we enjoy the taste of food and still eat healthy or “right?” Believe it or not, it can be done.

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A discussion about heart disease awareness

Courtesy of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wesley Clarkson is a cardiologist and OIC of the Cardiology Clinic and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

March 6, 2014 ×


Over-the-counter medications abused by teenagers

Courtesy of the 86th Mission Support Group

Dextromethorphan, or DXM, an ingredient in more than 140 cough and cold medications, is a safe and highly effective cough suppressant; however, when ingested in excessive amounts, DXM produces physiological effects that include hallucinations, feelings of detachment from surroundings and self, loss of motor control, drowsiness, rapid heartbeat and vomiting.

February 27, 2014 ×


Courtesy photoChildren to have direct supervision each time they brush their teeth until the child can tie his or her own shoelaces.

Pay attention to your infant’s oral hygiene

by Tech. Sgt. Jessica McNabb
86th Dental Squadron

Glorious day! A baby is on the way. So much to do and so little time to do it. There are checklists for everything, so you should be good to go, right? Make sure oral hygiene is on your little bundle of joy’s checklist. That’s right. As soon as they get those pearly whites, you need to be prepared to take care of them.

February 20, 2014 ×


Courtesy photo

Don’t wait until it’s too late

by Staff Sgt. Halima H. Burton
86th Dental Squadron

Picture this: A mother takes her 4-year-old to the dentist for her child’s annual checkup. During the appointment the dentist diagnoses the child with a cavity that needs treatment and a few areas that could lead to future cavities, but do not require treatment at this time.

February 13, 2014 ×


Baby dental health important

by Capt. Tonya Barry
86th Dental Squadron

The 86th Dental Squadron’s mission is to keep active-duty members fit to fight and to ensure the dental health of their family members. This February, however, the spotlight is on the pediatric patient pool during the 65th annual National Children’s Dental Health Month.

February 6, 2014 ×


Photo by Phil A. Jones
Katie Finn, a physical therapy intern from Temple University, helps kick off the Leaner LRMC Challenge by leading participants in a quick workout during the Jan. 21 kick-off ceremony.

Hospital downsizes with Leaner LRMC Challenge

by Chuck Roberts
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center began a “staff reduction” Jan. 21. No one lost their job, but approximately 270 military and civilian staff members participated in an event to drop a few pounds and adopt healthier lifestyles during the Leaner LRMC Challenge.

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TRICARE on vacation

TRICARE on vacation

by Sara Pavich
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Europe is the perfect playground for the winter sports enthusiast, and many service members are packing up their families and headed to the mountains for a holiday in the snow. However, accidents on the steep slopes of the Alps are common and injuries can occur.

January 30, 2014 ×


Airman 1st Class Jannett Blaess, 86th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, applies electric therapy for muscle contraction promotion to Senior Airman Chardonnay Taylor, 1st Air and Space Communication Operations Squadron systems operator, Jan. 16 on Ramstein. The 86th MDOS physical therapy section is available to lend a hand when it comes to helping patients alleviate pain and regain their physical abilities.

Physical therapy: From pain to gain

Story and photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Maybe it was the extra 10 pounds during a power-lift or not achieving the correct footing during a parachute landing; injuries can happen at any given moment.

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