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Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

Posted September 21, 2012 by

For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries. There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine…

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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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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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AFMC promotes ‘Colorful Choices’ in September

Posted August 31, 2012 by by AMFC Wellness Support Center

During the month of September, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Colorful Choices: Fruit and Veggie Initiative.’ September is National Fruit and Vegetables Month, an excellent time to revisit these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables can help protect you from heart…

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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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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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Fitness expert Horton turns up heat at Edwards workouts

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Kenji Thuloweit

Edwards Airmen, civilians and spouses were "treated" to two grueling workout sessions Aug. 23 conducted by fitness expert and health food promoter Tony Horton....

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Edwards will sample base housing units for radon

Posted August 24, 2012 by by 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Edwards needs to test base housing units for the presence of radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is present in almost all soils. About half the homes on base have already been tested and results show the levels of radon are below the Environmental Protection Agency action level. Over the coming weeks bioenvironmental…

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Brittany Power

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than $35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Laboratory developed tests covered under TRICARE demonstration may help guide cancer treatment decisions

Posted August 10, 2012 by by TRICARE Public Affairs

Some TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to take advantage of new technologies aimed at helping patients and healthcare providers make more informed decisions regarding treatment options for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for some types of cancer. On May 22, 2012, two laboratory developed tests were approved for coverage by TRICARE under a demonstration…

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