Health & Safety

Ways to make it through this flu season

Posted January 19, 2018 by Master Sgt. Jeremy Keely

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Staff Sgt. Moana Bailey, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, administers an annual flu shot to Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice commander, last year at test wing headquarters. The flu season is in full swing and wreaking havoc across the United States as 46 states have reported widespread activity…

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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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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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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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Edwards Fire Dept. wants you to ‘ready, set, go’

Posted July 17, 2017 by Timothy Johnson

Courtesy photograph Smoke fills the sky from a fire in San Bernadino County, Calif., last August. The summer season is upon us and the usual hot weather and fire can make a nasty combination that can cause serious injury and potential loss of life and property. How often do we show concern for fire safety?…

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Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick or treat event Oct. 31

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick or treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. However, just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts and ghouls are not all you should be aware of…

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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Medical group promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

Posted November 12, 2018 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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How much ya bench?

Posted March 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Team Edwards members were given the chance to flex their muscles March 2 at the Rosburg Fitness Center’s Bench Press and Powerlifting Competition. Participants were able to compete in three events: the bench press, squat and deadlift. The event was about strength and training and the winners were determined…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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