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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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The #1 way to survive breast cancer

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.* And every 13 minutes, a woman will die from this disease. Yet, more than 2 million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today.* Do you know what that means? Even if you’ve been diagnosed, there is still hope.   Mammograms Save Lives;…

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Desert Wind 13-01 tests incident response capabilities, modernized medical training

Posted October 5, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry First responders demonstrate their emergency response capabilities during the Desert Wind 13-01 exercise, which tested Edwards’ response to a major aircraft incident Oct. 1. Medical personnel trained for the first time using a METIman mannequin, adding a new dimension of realism to the exercise, better preparing them for real-world…

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AFRL officially welcomes new fitness track

Posted September 28, 2012 by Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7

Air Force photograph by Ray Dyakon Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new fitness track to keep their Airment “Fit to Fight.” Airmen working at Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 recently received a new tool to keep them “Fit to Fight.” A new 400-meter rubberized running track was built onsite. Construction was…

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AFMC to promote Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in October

Posted September 28, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

During October, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness. This is an excellent time to educate individuals about breast and prostate cancer and promote screening. Knowing about these diseases and what you can do can save your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1…

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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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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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