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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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AFMC promotes National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted January 29, 2016 by Greg Chadwick

During the month of February, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Cancer Prevention Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce on ways to reduce their risk of developing lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Among cancers that affect both men and women, lung cancer and colorectal cancer are the…

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Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted January 29, 2016 by Timothy Johnson

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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Winter weather season is upon us

Posted January 29, 2016 by Gary Davis

Edwards Air Force Base is located on a desert plateau, at an average of 2,400 feet above sea level bounded on three sides by mountain chains. These chains have a significant effect on local weather. During the winter season, Edwards can still expect its fair share of winter weather. For most of the winter season,…

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TRICARE OTC coverage changes Feb. 1

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Harry Brexel TRICARE’s over-the-counter drug coverage is here to stay. Formerly a demonstration program, the OTC benefit becomes a permanent part of the TRICARE pharmacy benefit Feb. 1, 2016. Effective that date, TRICARE is making some changes to OTC coverage to bring it in line with other TRICARE pharmacy…

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Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees, retiree dependents

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman William O’Brien Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents available Jan. 11. Beginning Jan. 11, the Optometry Clinic located within 412th Aerospace Medicine in Bldg. 3925, will be opening access to care for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents for routine eye exams.  The Optometry…

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TRICARE, the Affordable Care Act and you

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Question:  Do TRICARE beneficiaries meet health care requirements established by the Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law? Answer:  In most instances, yes. The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to maintain basic health care coverage called minimum essential coverage. This is the type of coverage an individual needs to have to…

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Take TRICARE with you as you travel over the holidays

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for when you have questions about your health care benefit. Be sure to download the contact wallet card to have stateside and overseas contacts in one place – your wallet.  The rules…

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AFMC promotes sober driving during the holiday season

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The holiday season is a time of year when people gather with friends, colleagues and family to enjoy time together and celebrate. Often these social events include alcohol. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages can be dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired driving accidents to happen, but they do. “Every single injury…

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