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Winter fire safety tips

Posted November 21, 2014 by Leonard Lopez

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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2014 Great American Smokeout Nov. 20

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Join Edwards AFB and the American Cancer Society in observing the Great American Smokeout Nov. 20. All employees are invited to join in this observance, by setting a quit day, or by supporting your colleagues on this day. Statistics show that the majority of people who smoke want to quit. If you are among the population of…

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Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Posted November 7, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber) Disability Rights Employment Awareness Month wrapped up Oct. 28 with a luncheon at Club…

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Step up to better health with AFMC’s challenge

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time – watching TV or at…

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring*

Posted October 31, 2014 by Deborah Hall

When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should be safe, respectful and positive. October…

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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

Posted October 24, 2014 by

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.

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Flu shots now available

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic is now providing flu vaccines to all military members and pediatric patients between 6 months to 23 months of age.   The clinic will start vaccinating all “High Risk” patients between 2-49 years of age and all patients ages 50 or older beginning Oct. 14.  All other Tricare beneficiaries to include spouses,…

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted October 10, 2014 by Timothy Hiltner

On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America, the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day.

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‘Big Shaker’ encourages earthquake preparedness

Posted September 26, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The world's largest mobile earthquake simulator was shaking things up in the Base Exchange parking lot Sept. 23.

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

Posted September 12, 2014 by 412th Medical Group Pharmacy

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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