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AFMC to promote Employee Physical Fitness Month in May

Posted April 27, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

May is National Employee Physical Fitness Month, a time for all us to focus on developing and maintaining a fit and healthy workforce. Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its Be Active: Physical Fitness and Activity Initiative throughout the month. According to the Centers of Disease Control regular physical activity can help: control body…

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Six ways to manage your healthcare ‘on the go’

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and you can:…

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Medication safety at home

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Mario A. Valdez

Whether it’s making sure we are accessing correct medical records when treating patients, or making sure clinical areas are safe and free of potential dangers, patient safety is always a priority for the Edwards Clinic staff. However, this article focuses not on the clinic’s safety program, but safety in the home. – specifically medication safety….

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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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How much is your time worth?

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Greg Schaeffer

Team Edwards, how much is your time worth? A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office. A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or “cuts off” someone in…

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Virtual wingman makes smart choices easy

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Maj. Rosaire Bushey

Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29. Among the highlights of the app are features such as a local taxi finder and information on high-risk…

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Crosswalk safety

Posted March 23, 2012 by Staff

With the numerous crosswalks and relatively high speed limits here on Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety Office would like to provide drivers and pedestrians with some valuable tips on how to remain safe. * Drivers should always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other mid-street crosswalks. Make eye contact…

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It’s time to expose an invisible killer

Posted March 20, 2012 by Staff

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and U. S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon…

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