Health & Safety

Can I get braces?

Posted April 5, 2019 by by Maj. JILL WATSON

D-M dental clinic clarifies orthodontic treatment policies, procedures Many patients ask if braces are covered by the Air Force. Unfortunately, the Air Force Dental Corps isn’t staffed nor funded to routinely provide braces or other orthodontic treatment. However, we at the 355th DS dental clinic are fully supportive of military members pursuing orthodontic treatment at…

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Fire prevention week teaches important skills

Posted October 17, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer

Air Force photograph by Airman 1s Class Michael X. Beyer Joseph Nix, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, demonstrates fire extinguisher techniques to children during Fire Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Oct. 11, 2018. This year’s fire prevention campaign was “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” which hopes to educate…

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Nothing funny about flu

Posted October 5, 2018 by

As the influenza season quickly approaches, it’s important that you stay informed and readily prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the flu virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, headache and fatigue. If you…

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355th MDG offers unique physical therapy experiences

Posted July 16, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Frankie D. Moore

Though the safety of Airmen is of utmost importance, injuries, both in and out of work, are inevitable.

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Knowing alcohol limits can save self, others

Posted June 1, 2018 by by Staff Sgt. JESSICA THOMAS

What is your awareness of alcohol? Are you one of the 17.6 million people who suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence or engage in risky, binge-drinking patterns? According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, that’s the number of citizens in the United States who experience those concerns. But it doesn’t have to…

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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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Indirect child abuse common

Posted April 6, 2018 by by JAMES YANG-HELLEWELL

I hear couples claim their chronic arguing, and even occasional throwing of objects or physical altercations, do not affect their children. They assert the children are not usually in the room, or they make a deliberate effort to remove the children from the scene. Unfortunately there is plenty of research claiming this opinion to be…

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Your child’s mouth: What’s going on in there?

Posted February 2, 2018 by

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association recommends what the correct dental care is and what normal dental development looks like for a child’s dental health. Although the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Dental Clinic does not treat dependents, the 355th Dental Squadron dentists, hygienists, technicians and staff are happy to answer…

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Behavioral Health Services Employee Assistance and WorkLife Programs

Posted February 2, 2018 by

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. Feb. 14 Enhancing Your Life with Positive Thinking We know that optimism is beneficial to life satisfaction. But did you know that being positive can also mitigate stress, decrease depression levels, improve coping skills, and even increase your lifespan? This month’s webinar covers the dos and don’ts of common thought…

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