Events

November 2, 2012

412th MDG Health Fair creates awareness on key issues

Tags:
Laura Mowry
Staff writer


Taking care of people in the Edwards community is a top priority for the 412th Medical Group and that includes providing service members, civilians and their families with helpful information about the important medical issues and concerns that the community faces each and every day.

To help create awareness and get the word out, the 412th MDG held a Health Fair Oct. 26 in the Main Clinic’s lobby with representatives from the Pharmacy, Public Health, Family Advocacy, Physical Therapy, Dental Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic; along with the Health and Wellness Center and Civilian Health and Wellness.

“That’s what we’re doing here today is taking care of our population’s healthcare needs. We really have great information to get out there. We had so many booths, there are a lot of resources available through the Medical Group that we want to make people aware of,” said Linda Davis, 412th MDG Medical Management registered nurse.

Also in attendance were representatives from the Beverly Hills-based Cayenne Wellness Center and Children’s Foundation to provide information about Sickle Cell Disease, a disease in which hemoglobin S causes disc-shaped red blood cells to become crescent shaped and results in less oxygen being delivered to the body’s tissues.

Participants at the event also had the opportunity to find out more information about volunteer opportunities with the 412th MDG such as working with the Pharmacy or Medical Management team.

“Many people in our community have chronic illnesses; they range from diabetes to diabetes and depression. Here at Edwards, we have a unique population of military personnel and retirees as well as their family members. We want to make sure they’re all taken care of, that includes getting important information out to them. Information is key when it comes to taking care of yourself,” said Davis.

“I’m very pleased with the Health Fair’s turnout. We had great vendors and great support from the Medical Group and the community,” she continued.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs February 27, 2015

Library closure The Base Library will be closing early Feb. 28 for an official function. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information, call 661-275-2665. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both...
 
 

Just American: A century of Black life

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially...
 
 

Leadership development program nominations due March 16

Nomination packages for majors and major-selects interested in the Defense Department 2015-2016 Executive Leadership Development Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 16, officials announced. The program, designed specifically for highly motivated officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability, commitment to public service and integrity, and who have an inter...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka

C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka Edwards AFB is home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Referred to as a split school house, when an individual is assigned to fly an Air Force C-12 Huron, they spend three weeks in Alab...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi

AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III answers a question about the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on D...
 
 

Soldier, retirees win big with Exchange’s ‘Your Holiday Bill Is On Us’ contest

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made dreams come true for three grand-prize winners of the MILITARY STAR® “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes—and for one young Soldier from Fort Bliss, winning has changed her life. As a grand-prize winner, Sgt. Kakala Loketi had her MILITARY STAR® account paid in full. During a...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>