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  • 7th Medical Group introduces secure messaging in May 2013

    The 7th Medical Group is excited to begin registering our beneficiaries for MiCare starting May 10. MiCare is the military's online confidential secure messaging service that patients can use to request appointments with healthcare providers, get test results, request prescription refills or ask their healthcare team medical questions via a secure
  • Managing stress can save your life

    Stress management is critical to one's health. Stress can be positive or negative, and the way we deal with it varies from person to person. Not recognizing or managing stress can be deadly. I personally experienced how powerful an impact stress can have on one's life if not recognized or managed. I hope it will help you deal with stress in your
  • Try this exercise: Dead Bug

    Try this exercise: Dead BugEquipment needed· Bosu ball (Half ball)Primary muscles targeted· Core (abdominals, lower back, pelvic muscles)Importance· Supports and stabilizes the spineInstructions1. Sit with hips slightly in front of the bull's eye on the Bosu ball.2. Lean backwards using your hands to balance your body on top of the ball. Once your
  • Be Bold – it’s an Air Force Tradition!

    In recent years, I've been accused of being "too honest" when it comes to feedback. This tendency is likely a result of having more on my plate than in the past, less time to play around with, or maybe it's just that I'm less patient than I used to be or quite probably a combination of all three. As a result, I'm pretty quick on the trigger to
  • Airmen on the street: What could the Air Force do to save money?

    We asked Dyess Airmen, "What could the Air Force do to save money?"
  • Sequestration is here

    By now, most Americans are aware of America's fiscal crisis. The national debt is at $16.5 trillion and rising. The fiscal crisis is driving the need for budget cuts across the federal government. The Defense Department makes up approximately 20 percent of the federal budget, so we should expect that the DOD will have to make its fair share of
  • Exercise of the week: March 6, 2013

    Exercise of the week: March 6, 2013TRX Chest PressMuscular benefits:-Chest, shoulder and arm strength-Shoulder stability-Core strengthEquipment needed:-TRX strapsSteps:1. Hold TRX grips in each hand facing away from anchor. Assume push-up position with feet below anchor point.2. With elbows flexed out to your sides, slowly lower body until chest is
  • 7th MDG raises awareness of patient safety

    In an effort to raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers and the public, the 7th Medical Group will participate in the 2013 Patient Safety Awareness Week campaign, Patient Safety 7/365. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National
  • Attitude, Initiative and Effort

    I didn't give it much thought when I was asked, as a new second lieutenant, to give a speech for a graduating maintenance tech school class. As a prior-service crew chief, I didn't have to give too many speeches, but I figured I knew maintenance pretty well, so it wouldn't be a problem. About three days before the event, my confidence began to
  • Exercise of the week: Feb. 14, 2013

    Resistance band lunge with overhead pressMuscles involved:-Deltoids (shoulders), Triceps, Quadriceps, Gluteal, and HamstringsEquipment needed:-Resistance band Exercise variations:-Use dumbbells, kettle bells or a barbell to increase weight. Increasing weight activates more muscles while stabilizing the body.Technique tips:- Keep front knee directly