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  • New Air Force health mobile app available for patients

    The Air Force Medical Service has launched a new mobile app to connect Airmen and patients to news and information about the AFMS. The new app is a mobile version of the AFMS website, and lets users customize their experience based on the Air Force military treatment facility (MTF) they use. This way, patients can get information about clinic
  • New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

    Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
  • Air Force doctor solves NASA’s poop problem

    Laughlin’s 47th Medical Group commander helped solve a long-time problem for citizens of Earth who are launched into space.
  • Standing up to domestic violence

    October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness month and is meant for people to stand with survivors of domestic violence and extend hope and healing to all who need it.
  • SICK? Pharmacy has your Prescription

    The 47th Medical Group Pharmacy recently started a Self-Initiated Care Kit (SICK) program Sept. 12, 2016, allowing Airmen to treat symptoms without having to see their primary care provider.
  • Laughlin Clinic and TRICARE offering flu shots

    The Laughlin Immunization Clinic will be available to provide free flu vaccines from 7:30 until 11:45 a.m. and 1 until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Cleaned up: Medical Group trains in decontamination

    The 47th Medical Group hosted a decontamination training course on Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 22, 2016. The training helped prepare Airmen, as well as local Val Verde County medical community members, for potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear disasters.
  • Public Health monitors mosquitos

    The 47th Medical Group is constantly trapping and monitoring mosquitos for virus they are known to carry.
  • 47th MDG puts the mission first

    In an effort to provide better, more effective and efficient training, the 47th Medical Group has begun to assign medics to a specific Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class.
  • Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force

    Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
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