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Shining a light on autism

Posted April 13, 2018 by Maj. (Dr.) Jacob Sheff

A regular part of wellness visits at the pediatrician’s office, particularly in infants and toddlers, is tracking the child’s development. When a child is not developing as expected, especially in communication or social skills, it raises the pediatrician’s concern for an autism spectrum disorder. For nearly 25 years, April has been recognized as National Autism Awareness…

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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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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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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. About…

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MDG promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

Posted November 10, 2017 by Maj. Tonya Barry

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the third Thursday of November is also when the American Cancer Society promotes their annual Great American Smokeout — the one day a year where smokers across the nation can make a plan to quit … a step toward cancer risk reduction and a healthier lifestyle. This year’s…

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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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Airmen learn how to ‘stop the bleed, save a life’

Posted January 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Airmen from the 412the Medical Group practice applying and stuffing gauze into mock wounds to stop bleeding on a patient or wounded person Jan. 29. Staff members from Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, were invited to conduct a Stop the Bleed, Save a Life class for members of…

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AFMC encourages sober driving during the holiday season

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but…

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