News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base


Category: Medical
  • Flu Prevention

    In Arkansas and across the United States, influenza (flu) activity has significantly increased over recent weeks.  Likewise, the 19th Medical Group and local hospital emergency departments are also seeing an increase in flu and flu-like illness.  The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has reported over 38,000 positive flu cases so far this
  • TRICARE changing prescription copayments

    Beginning February 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affects all TRICARE beneficiaries except active-duty service members, dependent survivors and medically retired service members and their dependents. While retail pharmacy and
  • Combat Airlifter of the Week: Senior Airman Jonathan Hefley

    Rank/Name: Senior Airman Jonathan Hefley       Unit: 913th Aerospace Medical Squadron             Position/Duty Title:  Aerospace Medical Service Technician Hometown:  Mount Judea, Arkansas Time in Service: 2 years Time at Little Rock: 2 years Goals: “My goal is to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Biology. After that, I would like
  • Genuine care for juvenile patients

    An Airman anxiously watches his child flip through a coloring book in a brightly-colored waiting room decorated with cartoon characters. After patiently waiting, a medical technician calls them back to be seen at the 19th Medical Operations Support Squadron pediatrics clinic at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. The pediatric clinic provides
  • New fitness area offers safe workouts for injured Airmen

    There are many benefits to working out: increased energy, improved mood and reduced weight. Service members may have difficulties reaping the benefits if they’re on a medical profile or restricted from performing certain exercises due to injury. In an effort to help Airmen remain mission ready, there’s now an adaptive fitness area for injured
  • Health Promotions: take steps to a healthier life

    Taking the steps to a heathier lifestyle can be difficult and leaves many individuals with endless questions, not knowing where to start. What should I eat to help fuel my body? What is considered an effective workout? How do I become the fit and healthy person I know I can be? Health Promotions, previously known as the Health and Wellness Center,
  • Pharmacy helps improve lives

    While service members, retirees and dependents listen for their number to be called, tucked away behind shelves of bottles and prescriptions, dedicated team of pharmacy technicians diligently work to fill their requests. Located at the front entrance of the 19th Medical Group in Bldg. 1090, the pharmacy team quickly and accurately fills
  • MMR Vaccination Guidance

    Confirmed cases of mumps are on the rise nationwide and the Arkansas Department of Health is requesting all children and adults to get up-to-date with their Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccine. The 19th Medical Group Immunization Clinic is normally open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no treatment for mumps, and it
  • Implementing supplement safety

    With the demands of a busy lifestyle, there are times when proper nutrition is unintentionally neglected. Service members at times choose to replace poor dietary habits or increase an already healthy lifestyle with supplements. Though supplements are legal, service members should educate themselves on which are and are not approved. “Supplements

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