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Why your referral matters

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Cervical Cancer: Four risks you don’t know

Posted January 11, 2013 by Shari Lopatin

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer…

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No butts about it, smoking can be deadly to environment too

Posted June 21, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A small but potentially disastrous fire was extinguished by the Edwards AFB Fire Department June 17 in front of the 412th Medical Group’s Main Clinic. The cause of the fire is blamed on an improperly extinguished cigarette butt. Everyone knows that smoking can be hazardous to one’s health, but…

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Christmas Lights

Posted November 27, 2013 by

Are you ready to decorate for the holidays? No matter what or how you celebrate this time of year, decorations are a family tradition for many. It’s easy to get caught up in the festivities, and while you’re busy decorating your home or office; safety may be one of the last things on your mind….

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TRICARE Dental Program changes

Posted April 20, 2012 by by 95th Medical Group

The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary dental insurance program that is offered to family members of active duty as well as Reserve Component personnel and their families that has historically been administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will begin administering the program May1. UCCI and MetLife have been working together…

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Alice Cervelli

According to the Centers for Disease Control, consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk for numerous chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. To get a healthy variety, think color by revisiting these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating fruits and vegetable of different colors…

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Suicide prevention – It’s everyone’s business!

Posted March 1, 2013 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

We as a “community” must get passed the stigma of talking about suicide prevention. I am not saying we have to be in everyone’s business 24/7, but we do need to step up our game in letting those around us know WE CARE. We should as individual citizens, employees, and spouses care about the well-being…

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted September 6, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for kids

Posted January 24, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson…

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Air Force Rider

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

“Operating a motorcycle is a high-risk activity and takes different skills than driving a four-wheeled vehicle. Airmen all over the world take the necessary safety precautions and enjoy riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, every year we lose Airmen to motorcycle accidents. Each motorcycle...

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