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Dangers of opioid pain medications explained

Posted March 23, 2018 by Greg Chadwick

Pain is the most common reason people seek medical treatment. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1 in 10 Americans have chronic pain or pain every day for the preceding three months. When used as directed by your physician, opioid medications safely help control acute pain, such as pain you experience after…

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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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Stayin’ Alive: Edwards spouses undergo CPR training

Posted April 15, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Timothy Reynolds, 412th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, demonstrates CPR to a class attended by base spouses April 7, 2017. The 412th MDOS held three classes during the week at the 412th Medical Group Education and Training building. As part of an effort to give spouses better insight to…

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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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Little teeth, big ideas: Dental clinic offering new service to at-risk children

Posted October 18, 2017 by Capt. Pang Ko, Tech. Sgt. Terina Parham & Maj. Tonya Barry

Courtesy photograph Staff Sgt. Abigale Barnes, 412th Medical Group dental assistant (center), trains Maj. Jacob Sheff, 412th MDG Pediatrics Flight commander, and Capt. Kara Garcia, 412th MDG pediatrician, on how to apply fluoride varnish. Cavities are the most common form of chronic dental disease in children. Cavity progression has many undesired outcomes such as pain,…

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Time to get your flu shot

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. It’s that time of year for all Airmen to receive their flu shot. Tricare beneficiaries can come to the Immunizations Clinic beginning Nov. 6 to receive their…

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Don’t get sick, get stuck

Posted November 16, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, receives his flu shot from Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu according to the Air Force Medical…

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Feel better, function better with the ‘Spring Into Shape’ Challenge

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Learn how to feel and function better with Air Force Materiel Command’s Spring into Shape physical activity challenge. This challenge is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the workforce. Spring into Shape encourages participants to engage in various forms of physical activity such as brisk walking, muscle toning, fitness classes, and yard…

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