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If you, or someone you know, have been through a traumatic event, seek out a mental health provider and request a screening. PTSD does not usually go away on its own and the earlier you seek help the sooner  you can start feeling better and return to the life you want to lead.  (AF Graphic)
PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
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2016
Coping With Stress Through Healthy Thinking (AF Graphic) Coping with stress through healthy thinking
Stress. Even mention of the word can increase anxiety for some. Everyone deals with stress differently, but how you cope with daily stressors can have great impacts on your quality of life and overall health.Stress is actually the body’s response to any demand, including change. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there are at
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2016
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 354th Medical Group (MDG) watch as a jet launches for a morning sortie during RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1, on May 12, 2015, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Leadership within the 354 MDG sent small groups of Airmen to the flightline every morning during RF-A 16-1 to get a better understanding of the mission they support on a day-to-day basis. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1Lt Elias Zani/Released) Icemedics watch launch, support mission
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 354th Medical Group (MDG) watch as a jet launches for a morning sortie during RED FLAG-Alaska 16-1, on May 12, 2015, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Leadership within the 354 MDG sent small groups of Airmen to the flightline every morning during RF-A 16-1 to get a better understanding of the mission they
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2016
A dietician speaks to an attendee during Ladies Night Out, April 29, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Several professionals were available to answer questions the women had about their health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Abigail Rose/Released) Ladies night out
The 354th Medical Group hosted a Ladies Night Out event April 29 at the Yukon Club, 318 women attended to discuss health topics with 17 different health professional vendors. The event was held to promote health and wellness and was presented like a health fair geared toward women.
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2016
Dawson Stock (right) takes a walk with his brother, Gavin Stock (left). Dawson was diagnosed with autism weeks before his 3rd birthday. He is currently enrolled in speech therapy, occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis through TRICARE. (Courtesy Photo) AF family shares experience with child’s autism
(This is the sixth AFMS article for the Military Children’s Health Month series)  Four year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments –his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forwards and backwards and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Culver, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning technician, rides a tricycle while wearing beer goggles April 8, 2016, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Eielson’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment team offered hands-on experiences demonstrating how the body reacts while inebriated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released) Exposition aims to reduce alcohol-related incidents for second year
More than 450 members of the 354th Fighter Wing and tenant units attended an alcohol education exposition held by the 354th Medical Group mental health flight April 8 at the Baker Field House.  This is the second time the event was held after the Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program saw a 19 percent decrease in
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2016
U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mia Newmeyer, the 354th Medical Group Diagnostics and Therapeutics flight chief, reviews an x-ray April 6, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Newmeyer checks for proper positioning, exposure and to determine if another x-ray is required. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Iceman in Action: Tech. Sgt. Mia Newmeyer
Rank and Name: Tech. Sgt. Mia M. Newmeyer Duty Title: Diagnostics and Therapeutics flight chief, 354th Medical Group Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
0 4/08
2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jeffery Kohler, a 354th Medical Group general dentist, uses a curing light on Master Sgt. Curtis Edwards, of the 354th Maintenance Squadron, March 21, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 354th MDG dental clinic recently received dental equipment that consists of a digital impression machine, a mill and an oven, reduces a three-week, four-appointment process to a same day process completed in a few hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released) No bite no fight; dental clinic provides same day crown service
The 354th Medical Group dental clinic recently received equipment that can help keep Icemen deployable when they’re in need of a root canal and a crown.  The equipment, which consists of a digital impression machine, a mill and an oven, significantly reduces a time-intensive, three week process and turns it into a same day process completed in a
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2016
Mr. Jeff Akin, the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency communications center supervisor, inspects a car seat Feb. 25, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. During the inspection, the car seat is checked for proper installation and expiration date. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released) Eielson fire and emergency services provide car seat inspections
The Eielson fire and emergency services have a program in place to inspect car seats.Car seats must be installed a certain way into a vehicle and also have an expiration date. Fire and emergency services will explain the importance of the proper installation and ensure the car seat is safe.During the inspection, the car seat is checked for proper
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2016
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chasten Gibbs, 354th Medical Group bioenvironmental engineering apprentice, takes a quick break Feb. 3, 2016 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Gibbs said he is responsible for identifying potential hazards, analyzing said hazards, and then communicating to workers and their leadership the best ways to control those hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Iceman in Action: Airman 1st Class Chasten Gibbs
Rank and Name: Airman 1st Class Chasten Gibbs Duty Title: Bioenvironmental engineering apprentice, 354th Medical Group Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
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