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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Kimberly Gilman

If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to their own devices after school who have taken the wrong path in life. Air Force youth programs help combat potentially negative influences in our kids’…

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It’s time to expose an invisible killer

Posted March 20, 2012 by Staff

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and U. S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon…

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Well-baby doctor visits: Why they’re SO important

Posted August 31, 2012 by by TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Your son or daughter should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of…

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Sippy cups and your child’s teeth

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Inaam Pedalino Improper use of training cups can cause bottle mouth, a form of tooth decay, in young children caused by exposure to sugary liquids. As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted August 16, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

U.S. Air Force graphic Screengrab of the “Moving Forward” website, designed to help service members find ways to overcome challenges, stress and depression. WASHINGTON, D.C. -†As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop…

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TRICARE, the Affordable Care Act, and you

Posted December 20, 2013 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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Team Edwards conducts SAPR stand-down day

Posted June 6, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kimberly Shirley, 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, facilitates training for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates at the new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response center May 14. The new center can be used by any unit for on-base SAPR training. In an effort to eliminate sexual assault and take…

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Children’s helmet protection

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Alan Lederman

With the weather getting warmer, children will be out on their self-propelled form of transportation, i.e. bicycle, scooter, skateboard, in-line skates and roller skates. The Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office has noticed an increase with children not wearing an approved helmet. As a reminder, everyone is required to wear a helmet while on…

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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted October 12, 2012 by Thomas Woods

With the recent drops in temperature, it is clear winter will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes or work places. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries…

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Updates to Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

Posted April 12, 2013 by Kimberly Shirley

When the sexual assault scandal involving more than a dozen Military Training Instructors made the news last year it sent a shock wave of questions across not only Lackland AFB, Texas, but the Air Force as a whole.

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