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How does high blood pressure cause stroke?

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

Did you know that one in every three U.S. adults has suffered from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke? And, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Those facts came straight from the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The relationship between stroke…

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Hurts one, affects all

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

Mary Lauterbach tragically lost her daughter in 2007 after a sexual assault at the hands of a fellow Marine. She will be speak at the Base Theater Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office...

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Team Edwards leaders promote safety, overall wellness before holiday season

Posted December 21, 2012 by Jet Fabara

With the holiday season upon us, leaders around the Air Force regularly use this time to remind its community and workforce that safety never takes a holiday. With that same resolve, base leaders at Edwards were on hand Dec. 14 at the West Gate exit to wish Team Edwards motorists a happy holiday season and…

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Two-year drought raises risk of predators attacking pets

Posted May 31, 2013 by Chris Herbst and Patti Kumazawa

Two recently reported attacks on family pets in base housing by desert predators serve as a reminder that pets are not safe if left outside alone.

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Holiday Hard-Target: Making yourself safe during the Holiday Season

Posted November 22, 2013 by Ryan Finnegan

While the holiday season brings times of joy, great food, fellowship and shopping, it also brings increased danger to your personal safety from criminals who prey on soft targets. All too often we see people out and about shopping with little to no situational awareness, or practice poor home personal security habits, which leaves them…

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Medical questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

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Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Starting May 2 TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii can…

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Flu shots now available

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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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No emergency services, but help available at Edwards

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There are no emergency services at Edwards Air Force Base, but emergencies will arise.

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Escape planning

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Thomas Woods

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.....

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Changes to TRICARE Prime Service Areas

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Prime Service Areas are geographic areas where TRICARE Prime is offered. These PSAs were created to ensure the medical readiness of the active duty force by augmenting the capability of military hospitals and clinics. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, TRICARE Prime will no longer be available to beneficiaries living in certain areas of the United States…

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