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April is Military Children’s Health Month

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson Did you know that one in five U.S. children over age 5 has unhealthy cholesterol? This leaves the child at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke as they reach adulthood. This is alarming since experts say approximately one in three of U.S. children and adolescents are either…

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412th Medical Group opens doors to new enrollees

Posted April 1, 2016 by

The 412th Medical Group has the capability and capacity to provide primary care services to all military beneficiaries in the Edwards extended community. The Edwards Family Health Clinic focuses on providing quality and timely healthcare to each and every patient. “We are proud of the high quality of care and service provided in our military…

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S.P.E.E.D. up to P.A.S.S.

Posted March 25, 2016 by Drew R. Jeffries Edwards

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard Have you considered speeding up to pass? Many times on the highways and byways to and from Edwards we find ourselves engaging on this impulsive action. However, in this case, when we say speed up to pass, we are referring to your protection and safety in the…

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Zika virus update

Posted March 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Chankrisna J. Chim

Recently, there has been an influx of Zika Virus cases originating from North, South and Central America. So, what is Zika Virus and why is it the hot topic on the news? This virus, like other arboviruses (insect-carrying viruses), is transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito (primarily Aedes aegypti for Zika). People who…

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Even the ‘lazy’ can get into shape with fitness center challenge

Posted March 11, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Have you ever wanted to complete a triathlon but didn't have the time to train or the desire to compete?

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On base fire evacuation safety

Posted March 4, 2016 by CiJi J. Brown

The safety of Edwards Air Force Base personnel and the education of the base involving proper facility evacuation principles is only a portion of the Edwards Fire Department’s fire prevention goals. Fire evacuation, whether it is fire discovery, word of mouth, facility intercom, or activation by an installed fire alarm system, shall be considered a…

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On base fire evacuation safety

Posted February 26, 2016 by CiJi J. Brown

The safety of Edwards Air Force Base personnel and the education of the base involving proper facility evacuation principles is only a portion of the Edwards Fire Department’s fire prevention goals. Fire evacuation, whether it is fire discovery, word of mouth, facility intercom, or activation by an installed fire alarm system, shall be considered a…

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Firearm safety tips from 412th TW Safety

Posted February 19, 2016 by

As spring rapidly approaches in Southern California, more and more people will enjoy outdoor shooting ranges and hunting. Recreational shooting can be enjoyed by all ages, but it is not without hazards. Like most recreational sports, there are safety concerns that must be addressed in order to have a fun event while minimizing the risk…

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MedSafe disposal box now available at 412th MDG Pharmacy

Posted February 19, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph The MedSafe box is now located in the 412th Medical Group Pharmacy at the main clinic. The box offers a safe way to dispose of unneeded or old medications. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends,…

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Zika Virus

Posted February 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Chankrisna J. Chim

Mosquitoes may not be a huge topic discussed when stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, however, that may not be the case this year. Though the Mojave Desert gets as hot as 100 plus degrees during the summer time, there is still a good chance that mosquitoes may find areas that have potential for breeding.

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