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New VA clinic to open in Lancaster

Posted March 27, 2015 by

The Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, in partnership with STG International, Inc., will be hosting a grand opening of the new Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic 10 a.m.-noon, April 3. This new state-of-the-art CBOC will have the latest in modern technology for a Primary Care Clinic and Mental Health Services with VA staff…

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Edwards Antiterrorism Office provides tools for social media security

Posted March 27, 2015 by

In recent months, there has been a rise in the targeting of military members and their families on social media sites. It is important to remember that on the internet people are not always who they say they are. Nefarious actors that wish to harm or defraud others for their personal gains or objectives commonly…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

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During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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HAZCOM notification

Posted March 27, 2015 by

The 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron wants to remind Team Edwards that the remaining components of the Hazard Communication program are to be completed by June 1, 2016 in order to maintain OSHA compliance. Chemicals are part of everyday life, but different countries have different labeling and hazard information requirements. In an effort to unify the process, the Globally…

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Naming the ‘unnamed conspirator’

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Have you ever questioned the verdict of a sexual assault trial and wondered what evidence was presented before the court? Did you find the story, or facts as related by the media, believable or unbelievable? According to attorney Anne Munch, societal attitudes play a major role in how we judge and perceive victims of sexual…

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Want to spring clean safely?

Posted March 20, 2015 by CiJi J. Brown

The origins of spring cleaning has yet to be determined and although spring cleaning involving fire safety may not include household mopping, consolidating clothing or removing old unused items from the garage, there are several fire-related tips that can be practiced to ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are several fire safety issues…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

Posted March 20, 2015 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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Find your ‘happy place’ in yoga

Posted March 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Melissa Hoffman, a configuration manager at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, first started doing yoga after high school.

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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted March 13, 2015 by Karen S. Guice, M.D., M.P.P.

Often called one of the "invisible wounds of war," traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.

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ROCK all your health-related goals with AFMC’s FY15 incentive program!

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Receive the latest health information by attending one of Air Force Materiel Command’s newest Civilian Health Promotion Services health education classes: – Exercise and Arthritis – Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke – Exercise Across the Lifespan – Health and Happiness Online logins – Complete at least five logins at AFMCwellness.com Complete your Health Risk Assessment at AFMCwellness.com…

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